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Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home

Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home

11 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge There's no doubt that Gmail has changed the way we consume email. It's free, it gives most of us all the storage we'll ever need, and it does a better job than most in...
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Bug in libssh could make it amazingly easy for hackers to gain root access

Bug in libssh could make it amazingly easy for hackers to gain root access

1 day ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge There's a four-year-old bug in the Secure Shell implementation known as libssh that makes it trivial for just about anyone to gain unfettered administrative control of...
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Ajit Pai slams carriers for slow restoration of cell service after hurricane

Ajit Pai slams carriers for slow restoration of cell service after hurricane

1 day ago   |   Ars Technica   |   3 articles

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Wireless carriers' failure to fully restore cellular service in Florida after Hurricane Michael...
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Already facing an uphill misinformation fight, Facebook loses to scammers, too

Already facing an uphill misinformation fight, Facebook loses to scammers, too

2 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / A partial screenshot of one of the scam profiles pushing an adult dating scam on Facebook. Responding to critics in the US Congress and elsewhere who say Facebook...
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Winamp set to release entirely new version next year

Winamp set to release entirely new version next year

2 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge Rejoice, llama-whipping fans, a new version of Winamp is set to be released in 2019, according to a Monday report by TechCrunch . Alexandre Saboundjian, the CEO of...
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Verizon fiber suffered “unprecedented” damage from Hurricane Michael

Verizon fiber suffered “unprecedented” damage from Hurricane Michael

2 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Vehicles sit partially submerged in floodwaters after Hurricane Michael hit in Panama City, Florida, US, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Nearly 300,000 households were...
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Facebook hackers stole locations and other private data for millions of users

Facebook hackers stole locations and other private data for millions of users

5 days ago   |   Ars Technica   |   7 articles

Enlarge The attackers who carried out the mass hack that Facebook disclosed two weeks ago obtained user account data belonging to as many as 30 million users, the social...
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Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?

Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?

6 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / A Supermicro motherboard. By now, everyone knows the premise behind two unconfirmed Bloomberg articles that have dominated security headlines over the past week...
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Google's data center “carbon heat maps” show the challenges of going carbon-free

Google's data center “carbon heat maps” show the challenges of going carbon-free

6 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Solar panels sit on the roof of Google headquarters in Mountain View. (credit: Kimberly White/Corbis via Getty Images ) Google has long been a carbon-neutral company...
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Amazon patents Alexa tech to tell if you're sick, depressed and sell you meds

Amazon patents Alexa tech to tell if you're sick, depressed and sell you meds

6 days ago   |   Ars Technica

An Amazon Echo. Amazon has patented technology that could let Alexa analyze your voice to determine whether you are sick or depressed and sell you products based on your...
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Notes app Google Keep is updated to add Material Design

Notes app Google Keep is updated to add Material Design

Productivity and note taking app Google Keep is now the latest app in the Google universe to be updated using the company's Material Design. That gives it a sleeker and... Read more ...

Huawei Announces Porsche Design Mate 20 RS With High-End Specs And Premium...

Huawei Announces Porsche Design Mate 20 RS With High-End Specs And Premium Pricing

On Tuesday, Huawei took the wraps off its Mate 20 line of smartphones, and while the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro have drawn the most attention, the Chinese company also debuted a... Read more ...

How to customize low heart rate notifications on Apple Watch

How to customize low heart rate notifications on Apple Watch

In addition to high heart rate notifications, Apple has recently introduced low heart rate notifications on Apple Watch starting with Series 4. While a low heart rate is... Read more ...

160: Google Lens, Spotify for Wear OS, Pixel 3 Titan M chip | 9to5Google Daily

160: Google Lens, Spotify for Wear OS, Pixel 3 Titan M chip | 9to5Google Daily

Today we've got a hodge podge of random stories. Google Lens, Spotify on Wear OS, and Google details its Titan M chip in the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL. 9to5Google Daily is... Read more ...

Apple's AirPods Out of Stock in Many European Countries

Apple's AirPods Out of Stock in Many European Countries

AirPods are sold out and unavailable for purchase in many Apple retail stores across Europe and in Apple's online stores in those countries, as noticed by French site Watch... Read more ...

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.1 to Developers

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.1 update to developers, a little over one week after seeding the third beta and three weeks after releasing... Read more ...

First Hitman 2 Elusive Target Revealed

First Hitman 2 Elusive Target Revealed

The first elusive target for Hitman 2 has just been announced: the Undying Man, played by Sean Bean. In Hitman 2 , Bean plays Mark Faba, a former MI5 agent who went on to... Read more ...

Mophie Launches New Powerstation USB-C 3XL for Charging Apple's MacBooks

Mophie Launches New Powerstation USB-C 3XL for Charging Apple's MacBooks

Mophie today announced the launch of the new Powerstation USB-C 3XL , which has been designed to charge Apple's line of MacBook devices. The fabric-covered Powerstation USB-C... Read more ...

Essential is alive but unwell, laying off 30 percent of its workforce to...

Essential is alive but unwell, laying off 30 percent of its workforce to focus on a new product

Essential Products, the ambitious startup founded around three years ago by ex-Googler and Android co-creator Andy Rubin, may not be dead... yet, but it's certainly not doing... Read more ...

Huawei's EMUI 9.0 to debut on the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro with additional AI...

Huawei's EMUI 9.0 to debut on the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro with additional AI features

Last month, Huawei introduced its latest Android skin; EMUI 9.0 is based on Android 9 Pie, and will make its debut with the release of the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro... Read more ...