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Grammarly’s flawed Chrome extension exposed users’ private documents

(Image: file photo) Grammarly has fixed a security bug in its Chrome extension that inadvertently allowed access to a user’s account — including their private documents and data. Tavis Ormandy, a security researcher at Google’s Project Zero who found the “high severity” vulnerability, said the browser extension exposed authentication tokens to all websites. That means any website can access a… Read more →

Exclusive: Ultimaker on 3D printing today and in the future

Video: Exclusive Ultimaker interview: The future of 3D printing DIY-IT Project: 3D printing discovery series Whether you’re new to 3D printing or an old hand, ZDNet’s 3D Printing Discovery Series will help you understand and get the most out of this amazing, accessible technology. Read More Desktop personal fabrication has exploded over the past few years. It’s not just 3D… Read more →

Apple, Cisco partnership expands with cybersecurity insurance offering

Image via Apple Apple and Cisco announced Monday that they’re partnering up with insurer Allianz and risk evaluator Aon to offer discounts on cyber insurance to joint business customers. techrepublic NFL’s new secret weapon for training world-class athletes: Smart beds The National Football League is teaming up with Sleep Number to help its players use big data and machine learning… Read more →

Socially conscious brands have an edge with consumers according to study

Read this Enterprise social media: New battleground for CIO influence As social media strategy becomes more important, CIOs and IT have a new lever to drive conversation with peers in marketing and other departments across the company. Read More Social media management company Sprout Social has released its “Championing Change in the Age of Social Media” report. It surveyed over… Read more →

Can Amazon’s Fire tablet beat Apple’s iPad?

Video: Amazon brings hands-free Alexa to revamped Fire HD 10 tablet Amazon saw tablet sales surge during the fourth quarter of 2017, ousting Samsung from second place, claims research firm IDC. See also: Apple products you shouldn’t buy in 2018 Samsung, which has sat in second place in IDC’s vendor listing since the list began, was horned aside as a… Read more →

Microsoft is about to kill off its weirdest Windows 10 experiment

Just upgraded to the latest Windows 10? Our to-do list When Microsoft released Windows 10 S last May, I was as skeptical as anyone. In fact, I called this weirdo operating system variant “the future (but not the present) of the desktop PC.” I’m going to speculate that the S stands for someday. Because this new Windows edition is probably… Read more →

Happy Valentine’s Day: Limited edition red Honor 7X now available for $199

The 10 best smartphones of 2017 Apple and Google recently announced new 2017 phones, but even these phones can’t surpass Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 8. Read More The Honor 7X, see our full review, is an excellent smartphone and at $200 it is stunning. ZDNet’s Jason Perlow stated that the $200 Honor 7X is the future of the smartphone industry… Read more →

Ampere, led by band of former Intel execs, aims to push ARM into data center

A new 64-bit ARM server processor company launched Monday and it’s led by the former president of Intel. Ampere CEO Renee James Renee James is now CEO of Ampere, which aims to target hyperscale cloud applications and data centers. Of course, the big question is whether the timing is right for ARM-based processors to take their spot in the data… Read more →

Broadcom ups offer for Qualcomm to $82 a share

Broadcom said that it will raise its bid for Qualcomm to $82 a share in what’s described as its last and best offer. The company launched a hostile takeover last year and has largely been thwarted by Qualcomm. Broadcom is not betting that money talks. Qualcomm closed at $66.07 Friday. Broadcom will offer $60 in cash with the remainder in… Read more →