Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hackers Stole Account Details for Over 60 Million Dropbox Users

The Dropbox hack is more severe than we expected. Motherboard has the details: Hackers have stolen over 60 million account details for online cloud storage platform Dropbox. Although the accounts were stolen during a previously disclosed breach, and Dropbox says

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Acer Unveils Slim Windows 10 Notebooks, Convertible Chromebook, Curved Screen Laptop

Ahead of this week’s IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Acer has unveiled a range of notebook computers. The company has a new 13-inch Chromebook R 13 laptop, which it says can also be used as a tablet. There’s

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Transmission Malware On Mac, Strike 2

New reader puenktli writes: Just five months after Transmission was infected with the first ‘ransomware’ ever found on the Mac, the popular BitTorrent client is again at the center of newly uncovered OS X malware. Researchers at security website We

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The Slashdot Interview With Ruby on Rails Creator David Heinemeier Hansson

You asked, he answered! Ruby on Rails Creator and founder/CTO of Basecamp, David Heinemeier Hansson has responded to questions submitted by Slashdot readers. Read on for his answers. of this story at Slashdot.     

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Fedora 25 Alpha Linux Distro Now Available

An anonymous reader writes: Today, Fedora 25 Alpha sees a release. While the pre-release distribution is not ready for end users, it does give testers an early start at poking around. Keep in mind what an Alpha release is folks

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EmDrive: NASA Eagleworks’ Peer-Reviwed Paper Is On Its Way

An anonymous reader quotes a report from International Business Times UK: An independent scientist has confirmed that the paper by scientists at the NASA Eagleworks Laboratories on achieving thrust using highly controversial space propulsion technology EmDrive has passed peer review,

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Google To Drop Nexus Brand Name, Move Away From Stock Android

tripleevenfall quotes a report from The Verge: Google’s newest smartphones won’t be Nexus devices after all. According to Android Central, Google is dropping the Nexus branding with its two upcoming, HTC-made smartphones. Instead, the company is expected to market the

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SpaceX Finds a Customer For Its First Reused Rocket

What do you do after you successfully land a rocket on a floating barge in the Atlantic? You reuse it. SpaceX has been on the hunt for someone to reuse some of its first-stage Falcon boosters, and now SpaceX has

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Researchers Map Locations of 4,669 Servers In Netflix’s Content Delivery Network

Wave723 writes from a report via IEEE Spectrum: For the first time, a team of researchers has mapped the entire content delivery network that brings Netflix to the world, including the number and location of every server that the company

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Revived Lawsuit Says Twitter DMs Are Like Handing ISIS a Satellite Phone

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: A long-standing lawsuit holding Twitter responsible for the rise of ISIS got new life today, as plaintiffs filed a revised version of the complaint (PDF) that was struck down earlier this

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