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Microsoft to add new PowerPoint, Word features to Office 365 in November

Microsoft is adding several new features to Office 365 in November. PowerPoint and Word, in particular, will be getting some new content creation capabilities. Credit: Microsoft Mainstream Office 365 users will get the ability to embed 3D animations in Word and PowerPoint starting next month. Also starting next month, PowerPoint users will get the ability to convert their digital pen… Read more →

CIA Vault7 leaker to be charged for leaking more classified data while in prison

CIA / US government US prosecutors are preparing new charges against a former CIA coder who was indicted earlier this year in June for leaking classified CIA material to WikiLeaks, in what later become known as the Vault7 leaks. According to new court documents filed late Wednesday, October 31, US prosecutors plan to file three new charges against Joshua Schulte… Read more →

Bleedingbit zero-day chip flaws may expose majority of enterprises to remote code execution attacks

Bleedingbit is a set of two new zero-day vulnerabilities which have the potential to expose enterprise firms to remote code execution attacks worldwide. On Thursday, researchers from enterprise security firm Armis revealed the bugs, which together impact Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) chips used in millions of Cisco, Meraki, and Aruba wireless access points (APs). Developed by Texas Instruments (TI), the vulnerable… Read more →

HPE brings high performance computing to astronauts in space

Image: NASA HPE is bringing high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). The Spaceborne Computer, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) supercomputer that HPE and NASA launched into space last year, will help astronauts analyze data directly in space, rather than having to send it back to Earth. For the last year, HPE and NASA have… Read more →

iPhone XS, iPad Pro and Pixel 3: When your smartphone and tablet rocks but your network sucks

executive guide What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the new wireless revolution It’s a capital improvement project the size of the entire planet, replacing one wireless architecture created this century with another one that aims to lower energy consumption and maintenance costs. Read More This year has been a banner one for powerful new handsets and tablets,… Read more →

Peak iPad Pro: The end of major advances?

So the new iPad Pro came out this week. And I subsequently spent over $1,200 for a new 12.9-inch 256GB WiFi model. Ouch. I would have bought the 512GB version, but I’ve already spent enough money this year on the iPhone XS Max and the Apple Watch Series 4. Look, I love Apple stuff, but I enjoy having a low… Read more →

Cisco zero-day exploited in the wild to crash and reload devices

Image source: Cisco // Edited: ZDNet The Cisco security team has revealed earlier the existence of a zero-day vulnerability affecting products that run Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software. The vulnerability has been exploited in the wild, according to a security advisory the company published a few hours ago. No patches are available at the time… Read more →

Google won’t let you sign in if you disabled JavaScript in your browser

Google announced today four new security features for securing Google accounts. These four updates are meant to bolster protections before and after users sign into accounts, but also in the case of recovering after a hack. According to Google’s Jonathan Skelker, the first of these protections that Google has rolled out today comes into effect even before users start typing… Read more →