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Google is killing Chrome apps on Mac, Windows and Linux

Fri, 2016-08-19 23:52
Three years after introducing special apps that run inside the Chrome browser, Google announced Friday that it will be removing them from Windows, Mac and Linux by early 2018.

These are the lessons Trulia learned from building a chatbot

Fri, 2016-08-19 21:46
Bots are all the rage. Here's what real estate tech company Trulia learned from building one.

The NBA is holding its first hackathon - should your company, too?

Fri, 2016-08-19 20:17
Companies large and small have already embraced the hackathon as a way to foster collaboration and innovation, and now the NBA has announced that it's jumping on board.

Airbus to complete a self-driving, flying-car prototype next year

Fri, 2016-08-19 20:13
Citing the growth of urban congestion and traffic, Airbus sees an enormous opportunity to introduce autonomous flying vehicles that would be used as ride-sharing and ride-hailing services for "millions" of people.

Ransomware attracts FTC attention

Fri, 2016-08-19 20:10
The FTC will host panel discussions on ransomware next month to highlight the crime wave and offer businesses and consumers ideas to avoid becoming victims.

New law in Mass. attempts to raise IT pay for women

Fri, 2016-08-19 19:57
A new law in Massachusetts that goes into effect in 2018 aims to shrink or eliminate the pay gap between women and men in the workplace.

Chinese approval clears the way for Dell's huge EMC buy

Fri, 2016-08-19 19:02
Dell’s massive acquisition of EMC reportedly has passed legal muster in China, clearing what is expected to be its last hurdle.

One smart plug isn't so bright when it comes to security

Fri, 2016-08-19 17:43
Smart sockets that let you control an electrical plug over the Internet may sound cutting edge, but they can also be rife with security flaws.

Shared code in Snowden leaks and NSA breach support hackers' claims

Fri, 2016-08-19 16:24
Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden share a malware tracking code with several files released this week by hacking group Shadow Brokers, according to a news report.

Gradle build sharing comes out of the cradle

Fri, 2016-08-19 10:00
The build automation system's founder also wants to address feature creep with CI systems

Judge rejects Uber’s settlement with drivers over employee classification

Fri, 2016-08-19 06:22
A federal judge in California has rejected a proposed settlement between Uber Technologies and drivers in Massachusetts and California, in lawsuits that claimed that they should be classified as employees with full benefits rather than as independent contractors.

Eddie Bauer is latest retailer to be hit by point-of-sale malware

Fri, 2016-08-19 04:57
Clothing retailer Eddie Bauer has informed customers that point-of-sale systems at its stores were hit by malware, enabling the theft of payment card information.

Are your fragile packages safe? Ask Intel's tiny IoT chip

Fri, 2016-08-19 00:40
An IoT shipping label Intel demonstrated at IDF this week could report on shipping conditions in real time without needing a battery to stay powered.

The NSA's hoard of cyber weapons makes some experts nervous

Fri, 2016-08-19 00:30
The disclosure this week of a cache of files supposedly stolen from the National Security Agency has put a spotlight on secret cyber weapons the NSA has been holding -- and whether they should be disclosed.

Intel's new Atom chips bring 4K video to VR headsets, robots

Thu, 2016-08-18 20:59
In 2009, Apple CEO Tim Cook memorably trashed Atom-based netbooks for being "junky" hardware that underperformed. Intel's Atom chips have come a long way since, with the latest generation being the most impressive.

Fiat Chrysler launches bug bounty program for connected vehicles

Wed, 2016-07-13 06:43
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has launched a bug bounty program to attract white-hat hackers to spot out cybersecurity flaws in its products and connected services.

US Senator has privacy concerns about Pokémon Go’s data collection

Wed, 2016-07-13 05:27
U.S. Senator Al Franken, a strong privacy advocate, has raised the inevitable question about the privacy of the extensive data the game collects from its users, including children, and whether the data is used for other purposes.

Google hires team from online content sharing service Kifi

Wed, 2016-07-13 02:44
The team at Kifi, the developer of a service for users to save, collaborate and chat on online content, have joined Google’s Spaces group.

An online market that offered cheap hacked servers returns

Wed, 2016-07-13 00:56
A website that offered access to hacked servers for as little as $6 is back online.

Hacked 3D printers could commit industrial sabotage

Tue, 2016-07-12 21:24
3D printers can churn out toys, clothing and even food. But the technology also shows potential for use in industrial sabotage, researchers warn.