Shell to roll out electric vehicle charging service at stations across Singapore

Shell has rolled out an electric vehicle charging service at its Sengkang station in Singapore, marking the first time it is introducing the offering in Southeast Asia. Called Shell Recharge, the new service will be available at another nine Shell stations across the island by October, when it will account for almost 20% of the energy company’s local retail network…. Read more →

Degrading Tor network performance only costs a few thousand dollars per month

Image: Tor Project Threat actors or nation-states looking into degrading the performance of the Tor anonymity network can do it on the cheap, for only a few thousands US dollars per month, new academic research has revealed. According to researchers from Georgetown University and the US Naval Research Laboratory, threat actors can use tools as banale as public DDoS stressers… Read more →

Hy-Vee issues warning to customers after discovering point-of-sale breach

Supermarket chain Hy-Vee has published a warning to customers this week after staff discovered a security breach on some of its point-of-sale (PoS) systems. The company said that card transactions made at Hy-Vee fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants (Market Grilles, Market Grille Expresses, and Wahlburgers) may have been recorded by hackers. “We believe the actions we have taken… Read more →

Singapore to feel impact of China-US trade dispute if prolonged

The ongoing trade dispute between China and the US will not only disrupt global supply chains and lead to fragmented technology markets, if prolonged, it also will drag down Singapore’s economy. With competition between the two economic powerhouses inevitable, both must find ways to establish mutual trust and resolve conflicts, urges Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.  He said the… Read more →

Over 20 Texas local governments hit in ‘coordinated ransomware attack’

Twenty-three local Texas governments have been infected with ransomware last week in what Texas officials have described as a coordinated attack. The attack took place on Friday morning, August 16, US time, when several smaller local Texas governments reported problems with accessing their data to the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). DIR officials did not pubish a list of… Read more →

Windows or Chromebook? A Best Buy salesman told me it isn’t even close

Bill Nye may like it. The man at Best Buy wasn’t moved. When science disturbs the firmament, people take extreme sides. When the Science Guy does it, it’s even worse. I judge this from the passionate reaction to Bill Nye’s recent descent into shilling for Google. Should you have missed this event, Nye appeared last week in a Chromebook ad,… Read more →

China top internet firms pump 45% more into R&D

Asia’s largest spender in technologyChina’s top 100 internet companies have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) activities, spending 153.87 billion yuan (US$21.85 billion) last year. This marks the highest collective spend by the group, to date, and a 45.1% climb from 2017, according to stats released by the Internet Society of China, which is affiliated with the Ministry… Read more →

Over 20 Texas local governments hit in ‘coordinated ransomware attack’

Twenty-three local Texas governments have been infected with ransomware last week in what Texas officials have described as a coordinated attack. The attack took place on Friday morning, August 16, US time, when several smaller local Texas governments reported problems with accessing their data to the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). DIR officials did not pubish a list of… Read more →

Windows or Chromebook? A Best Buy salesman told me it isn’t even close

Bill Nye may like it. The man at Best Buy wasn’t moved. When science disturbs the firmament, people take extreme sides. When the Science Guy does it, it’s even worse. I judge this from the passionate reaction to Bill Nye’s recent descent into shilling for Google. Should you have missed this event, Nye appeared last week in a Chromebook ad,… Read more →

China top internet firms pump 45% more into R&D

Asia’s largest spender in technologyChina’s top 100 internet companies have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) activities, spending 153.87 billion yuan (US$21.85 billion) last year. This marks the highest collective spend by the group, to date, and a 45.1% climb from 2017, according to stats released by the Internet Society of China, which is affiliated with the Ministry… Read more →

China top internet firms pump 45% more into R&D

Asia’s largest spender in technologyChina’s top 100 internet companies have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) activities, spending 153.87 billion yuan (US$21.85 billion) last year. This marks the highest collective spend by the group, to date, and a 45.1% climb from 2017, according to stats released by the Internet Society of China, which is affiliated with the Ministry… Read more →

Microsoft makes Notepad a separate Store app starting with new Windows 10 20H1 test build

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft released on August 16 another Windows 10 20H1 test build to the Fast Ring. Build 18963 includes a handful of minor tweaks and improvements. It also is the first Windows 10 feature release build which makes Notepad a Store-updatable, separate application. Windows 10 test build 18963 adds GPU temperature monitoring support to Task Manager (but for now,… Read more →