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New online service will hack printers to spew out spam

After a Twitter user hacked over 50,000 printers last week to promote PewDiePie’s YouTube channel as part of a guerilla marketing campaign, a new service has spawned over the weekend advertising the same type of functionality, but for everyone. Going under the generic term of “Printer Advertising,” this new service claims it can hack printers all over the world to… Read more →

Samsung plans to be early with 5G support: Will it matter if Apple hangs back?

Samsung and Verizon are planning to launch one of the first commercial 5G smartphones in the first half of 2019 as Apple will reportedly hang back until 2020. The big question is whether the 5G upgrade will matter in the smartphone market. In a statement, Verizon and Samsung outlined their 5G plans and said they will unveil a proof of… Read more →

Apple, Fitbit turn to healthcare to cement smartwatch leadership: IDC

Healthcare is driving the next wave of growth in the smartwatch market, according to the latest data from IDC. The research firm posits that the two largest smartwatch brands, Apple and Fitbit, are focusing on the healthcare space as a way up the value proposition from basic wearables. “The healthcare market is quickly becoming the next frontier for wearables brands… Read more →

Brazil’s ERP giant Totvs appoints new CEO

The founder of Brazil’s largest enterprise software firm Totvs has stepped down and appointed a new head as part of a wider strategy that includes a shift towards cloud-based offerings. As Laércio Cosentino leaves the post of the company he founded in 1983, Dennis Herszkowicz has become the new CEO. Prior to his new job, Herszkowicz had been leading Linx,… Read more →

Czech Republic blames Russia for multiple government network hacks

Two Russian-linked cyber-espionage groups have hacked into the Czech Republic’s government networks, the country’s intelligence agency revealed today in an annual report. The Czech Security Intelligence Service (BIS) blamed two cyber-espionage groups –known as Turla and APT28 (Sofacy or Fancy Bear)– for hacks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Ministry of Defense, and the Army of the Czech Republic…. Read more →

Nvidia unveils ‘ world’s most powerful’ Turing-Powered TITAN RTX desktop GPU

Nvidia’s TITAN RTX “T-Rex” Need a desktop GPU that delivers 130 teraflops of deep learning performance and 11 GigaRays of ray-tracing performance? Nvidia has you covered with the new TITAN RTX. Must read: iOS 12.1: Tips and tricks to help you get the most from your iPhone or iPad The TITAN RTX — which Nvidia has dubbed T-Rex — offers… Read more →

DIY-IT gift guide 2018: Practical, strange, and wonderful gifts your favorite geek will actually use

on cnet 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Looking for the perfect gift? CNET delivers advice, reviews, and recommendations. Read More It’s that time of the year again. Those weeks before the silly season when our thoughts turn to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, sharing holiday cheer, and buying stuff. It’s an entire season dedicated to the philosophy of “Such a deal.” But… Read more →

Would you pay 10 percent more for your iPhone?

Just how sensitive to pricing are iPhone buyers? Last week President Trump pondered slapping Chinese-made iPhones and MacBooks with a 10 percent tariff, claiming “people could stand that very easily.” While that threat appears to have been put on hold for now, this is bound to raise concerns over at Apple HQ. Must read: iOS 12.1: Tips and tricks to… Read more →

Walmart leads the way … in floor scrubbing robots?

Walmart is set to put a bunch of floor scrubbing robots to work in its stores by the end of Jan 2019. It’s another foray into automation for the brick-and-mortar megastore, which has been deploying cutting edge automation and AI solutions in a bid to lean its operations and cut into Amazon‘s efficiency edge. The automated floor scrubbers are powered… Read more →

Singapore banks offered $21M in funds to boost cybersecurity capabilities

Financial institutions in Singapore now have access to a S$30 million (US$21.88 million) grant that they can use to boost their cybersecurity operations and skillsets. Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled the new Cybersecurity Capabilities Grant that it said aimed to beef up the local financial sector’s cyber resilience and help banks develop local cybersecurity talent. Singapore suffers ‘most serious’… Read more →

How to secure your iPhone from hackers, snoopers, and thieves (iOS 12.1)

Apple, you really need to fix these stupidly outdated iOS design decisions iOS was first released 11 years ago. Now that it’s hit iOS 12 you’d expect that it would be a mature platform, but it contains some really crazy, outdated user interface design choices … Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/how-to-secure-your-iphone-from-hackers-snoopers-and-thieves-ios-12-1/#ftag=RSSbaffb68How to secure your iPhone from hackers, snoopers, and thieves (iOS… Read more →

iPhone tips, tricks, and shortcuts you need to know for iOS 12.1

How to secure your iPhone from hackers, snoopers, and thieves (iOS 12.1) Your iPhone and iPad is likely packed with important, valuable, and even sensitive information that you might not want others to be able to access. Here are the steps you should take … Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/ios-12-1-iphone-tips-tricks-and-shortcuts-you-need-to-know/#ftag=RSSbaffb68iPhone tips, tricks, and shortcuts you need to know for iOS 12.1https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/ios-12-1-iphone-tips-tricks-and-shortcuts-you-need-to-know/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest… Read more →