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Nest co-founder Matt Rogers is leaving Google

CNET Matt Rogers, co-founder of smart home gadget maker Nest, is leaving parent company Google. CNET Smart Home Guide From connected light bulbs, to plant sensors, to smart locks, and beyond, smart home tech is growing and evolving rapidly. Here you’ll find the latest product reviews, news, and how-tos to help you connect your surroundings to the internet in the… Read more →

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s final $146 billion offer

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Qualcomm on Thursday said its board of directors unanimously rejected Broadcom’s revised buyout offer. On Monday, Broadcom offered to buy the US chip maker for $82 per share, a 50 percent premium on the firm’s share price on Nov. 2 2017 and a 56 percent premium on the last 30 days as a weighted average. Qualcomm said… Read more →

Nvidia shares soar on Q4 earnings beat

Nvidia crushed market estimates on Thursday when it reported its Q4 and fiscal year financial results. Every one of Nvidia’s business segments were up, with datacenter have the biggest growth margin followed by gaming. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company delivered a net income of $1.1 billion, or $1.78 per share. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure,… Read more →

"Internet for All" plan advances in Brazil

A plan to address lack of connectivity in remote regions of Brazil will start implementation before the end of the first quarter of 2018. According to the Brazilian Ministry for Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTI), there are 57 million people currently without Internet access in the country. Read this Cosmic communications: African telcos turn to satellites to bridge the… Read more →

​WordPress’s broken automatic update function

Video: Hotspot Shield flaw gives away network name and location Twenty-nine percent of all websites use WordPress. With 60 percent of the content management system (CMS) market, WordPress outdistances all other CMSs, So, when there’s trouble with WordPress security, many of us are in trouble. In its latest release, 4.9.3, WordPress shot itself in the foot by disabling its ability… Read more →

Microsoft’s LinkedIn continues to go its own way in the cloud

When Microsoft initially purchased LinkedIn, many assumed LinkedIn would be moved to Microsoft’s Azure cloud sooner rather than later. That has not happened. Nor do there seem to be any plans for this in the near term. In some ways, LinkedIn not running on Azure isn’t surprising. Microsoft officials have been promising for years that Office 365 would one day… Read more →

Qualcomm touts OEM, carrier wins for global 5G launches in 2019

Qualcomm announced Thursday that its Snapdragon X50 5G New Radio (NR) mobile modem chipset was chosen by 19 global operators for upcoming mobile 5G trials. The chip giant also received pledges from more than a dozen OEMs to use the component for commercial 5G device launches due in 2019. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and… Read more →

Windows 10 tip: How to choose the right download package for a clean install

These two Windows 10 ISO files look identical, but there’s a crucial difference. Click to enlarge If you’re planning to do a completely clean install of Windows 10, with no trace of the previous operating system or data left behind, you need to start your PC using bootable media and run the Windows Setup program from there. For most modern… Read more →

T-Mobile: Q4 strong, but can Un-carrier mojo last forever?

T-Mobile delivered another strong quarter as it continued to gobble up customers, but the outlook may indicate that its Un-carrier momentum can’t last forever. For 2018, T-Mobile projected postpaid net customer additions of 2 million to 3 million. That tally is lower than the 3.6 million net postpaid additions in 2017. T-Mobile, which had previously indicated its results would be… Read more →

Malware hides as LogMein DNS traffic to target point of sale systems

A new strain of point-of-sale (PoS) malware is disguising itself as a LogMeIn service pack to hide the theft of customer data. On Thursday, Forcepoint researchers Robert Neumann and Luke Somerville said in a blog post that a new malware family, dubbed UDPoS, attempts to disguise itself as legitimate services to avoid detection while transferring stolen data. A sample of… Read more →

The City of Berkeley taps cryptocurrency for affordable housing

The City of Berkeley is considering cryptocurrency as a way to raise funding for social projects in light of potential federal funding cuts and new tax laws. techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. Read More As reported by Business Insider, the Californian city is debating… Read more →