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The worst tech failures of 2018

on cnet 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Looking for the perfect gift? CNET delivers advice, reviews, and recommendations. Read More A boatload of products, trends, and people in the tech sector really disappointed us this year. In the spirit of the season, however, we won’t single out any individuals here. Instead, we’ll focus on the products and trends that made us… Read more →

2018 Strava year in sport report: Club motivation, run commuting, and popular days

Image: Strava While the wearables we use for tracking activities have their own ecosystem to capture and archive the data collected, there are other services available that aggregate data from a number of devices and also provide advanced reporting and analysis of that data. I’ve been a Strava subscriber for a couple of years and continued my subscription with the… Read more →

ACLU wants court to release documents on the US’ attempt at backdooring Facebook Messenger

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a motion to unseal court documents concerning the US government’s attempt to force Facebook to build an encryption backdoor into its Facebook Messenger client. The motion is in connection to a legal case that took place over the summer, but for which the Department of Justice has sealed all related documents. The case,… Read more →

Mophie Juice Pack for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: New low profile design helps you achieve 22 hours of web browsing

Apple products you shouldn’t buy (November 2018 edition) While Apple carried out a big refresh of its hardware lineup in September and October, refreshing the iPhones, iPad Pro, and some of the Macs, there are plenty of other Apple products … Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/mophie-juice-pack-for-samsung-galaxy-note-9-review-new-low-profile-design-helps-you-achieve-22-hours/#ftag=RSSbaffb68Mophie Juice Pack for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: New low profile design helps you achieve… Read more →

Two simple tricks to make your iPhone battery last all day

It’s two o’clock in the afternoon, and your iPhone’s battery is already heading towards the red zone. What do you do? Must read: iOS 12.1: Tips and tricks to help you get the most from your iPhone or iPad There are no end of “tips and tricks” out there for making your iPhone battery last longer. I’ve seen them all…. Read more →

Top 12 Raspberry Pi alternatives (Best of 2018)

Handy hardware for the home office This Black Friday, you could snap up some deals, and upgrade your home office tech with cool hardware Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/top-12-raspberry-pi-alternatives-2018-edition/#ftag=RSSbaffb68Top 12 Raspberry Pi alternatives (Best of 2018)https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/top-12-raspberry-pi-alternatives-2018-edition/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNethttps://zdnet3.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/zdnetcore/images/logos/zdnet-144×144.png

Twitter user hacks 50,000 printers to tell people to subscribe to PewDiePie

A Twitter user using the pseudonym of @TheHackerGiraffe has hacked over 50,000 printers to print out flyers telling people to subscribe to PewDiePie’s YouTube channel. The messages have been sent out yesterday, November 29, and have caused quite the stirr among the users who received them, as they ended up on a bunch of places, from high-end multi-functional printers at… Read more →

Inside the latest Martian robot

This week on Mars, NASA’s InSight lander is slowly stretching its lanky robotic arm after a nearly seven-month, 300-million-mile journey from Earth. Soon, it will dig into the Martian subsurface to uncover information about how the formed more than four billion years ago. InSight’s instruments will grind away at layers of rock, take microscopic images, and collect rock and soil… Read more →

DevOps should be about good decisions, not faster cycle times

DevOps may help get applications out the door and into production in a fast and furious manner, but that’s not what makes such collaboration successful. Success is seen in the quality of the decisions made, and to achieve this quality, teams should be free to operate as autonomously as possible. Photo: HubSpot That’s the word from Mark Schwartz, enterprise strategist… Read more →

Marriott breach: Starwood’s hacker tier rewards millions of customer records

It’s probably as good a time as any to mention that releasing major breach announcements on Fridays is a worn-out trope by this point. That didn’t stop Marriott from announcing a breach of Starwood’s reservation system affecting 500 million people to kick off this Friday with a bang. Another Friday Another Breach Announcement If you weren’t planning on sharing four… Read more →