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Thrangrycat flaw lets attackers plant persistent backdoors on Cisco gear

A vulnerability disclosed today allows hackers to plant persistent backdoors on Cisco gear, even over the Internet, with no physical access to vulnerable devices. Named Thrangrycat, the vulnerability impacts the Trust Anchor module (TAm), a proprietary hardware security chip part of Cisco gear since 2013. This module is the Intel SGX equivalent for Cisco devices. The TAm runs from an… Read more →

Goodbye, walled garden: Apple gets bitten right in the app store

The Supreme Court’s call on Apple and what it means for the App Store The court’s decision deals a blow to Apple, which is leaning more on its services-related revenue. CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More In a landmark decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that a group… Read more →

Lenovo launches AR/ VR headset for the enterprise

Lenovo on Monday announced a new VR/AR platform called ThinkReality, comprising both software and hardware. Geared towards the enterprise as AR and VR are gaining steam in corporate settings, the ThinkReality platform will offer new competition for the Microsoft HoloLens.  The first device in the ThinkReality portfolio is the ThinkReality A6, a heads-up, hands-free device that weights just 380g (0.83lbs)…. Read more →

CRM Watchlist Winners with Distinction 2019 part one: Adobe

Adobe gives marketers AI-based tools to use customers’ data in real time The software giant said the updates are focused primarily on email, which remains one of the key channels in a marketer’s arsenal. In February I announced the winners of what was arguably the most difficult CRM Watchlist to win. For example, fewer winners by 50% than ever before…. Read more →

Supreme Court rules against Apple in App Store monopoly case

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a case challenging Apple’s monopolistic grip over its official App Store can proceed. The ruling will allow iPhone users to pursue an antitrust lawsuit against the company, which could lead to a decision that forces Apple to change its App Store purchase model and policies.  The case against Apple began when a… Read more →

Google rips iPhone for being a rip-off

A fair comparison? Screenshot by ZDNet CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More Welcome to today’s edition of Philosophical Questions. Is a Mini just as good as an Audi A8? Is an In-N-Out Burger as good as one at the Four Seasons? And when you show your friends your… Read more →

Safer skies: This algorithm could dramatically reduce drone catastrophes

There are all kinds of gimmicks to keep drones from crashing, including parachutes and extra propellers. But what if the answer is in the code? Verity Studios, which is behind some of the highest-stakes drone flights in the world, has introduced a software algorithm it says can prevent quadcopters from crashing during unexpected propulsion system failures.  17 drone disasters that… Read more →

Coolpad Legacy first look: Android phone that performs far above its $130 value price

top picks The 10 best smartphones right now It’s easy to find a great phone today. In fact, current flagship devices are so good you really don’t need to be replacing them every year. Read More There are high end smartphones targeted to early adopters, but Coolpad is focused on developing and releasing family-friendly technology. It set out to design… Read more →

Mailchimp expands beyond email, aims to be full service marketing provider for SMBs

Atlanta-based email newsletter giant Mailchimp, known in part for its role as an early podcast advertiser in season one of Serial, is expanding beyond its core business with the launch of an entirely new product suite and a major pivot in business strategy. In what the company describes as the biggest shift in its 20-year history, Mailchimp is aiming to… Read more →

SIM hijacking ring which stole millions in cryptocurrency dismantled by feds

What’s next for SIM cards? US law enforcement has dismantled a prominent cybercriminal ring which managed to steal over $2.4 million by hijacking the SIM cards of its victims. Last week, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) revealed that nine individuals have been charged with wire fraud in relation to the hacking group in a Michigan federal court. In total,… Read more →

An algorithm to dramatically reduce drone catastrophes

There are all kinds of gimmicks to keep drones from crashing, including parachutes and extra propellers. But what if the answer is in the code? Verity Studios, which is behind some of the highest-stakes drone flights in the world, has introduced a software algorithm it says can prevent quadcopters from crashing during unexpected propulsion system failures.  “There are already numerous… Read more →