​Your website is under constant attack

Do you think no one's going to bother with hacking your small business website? Think again and start defending your site.

Women will lose more jobs to automation, report finds

"This is a worrying development at a time when the workplace gender gap is already widening."

If browsers are the new operating systems, why don't they have the security to match?

Now that the browser is close to an OS, what controls should there be for security and privacy?

Lenovo introduces new Windows, Chromebook education laptops to classrooms

Microsoft unveiled a new low-cost Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 and priced to compete with Chromebooks.

Micron launches 5200 series commercial SSD with 3D NAND

Micron claims the 5100 series followup is the first enterprise SSD with 64-layer 3D NAND flash.

Android 8.1 tells you how slow or fast Wi-Fi networks are before connecting to them

New Android speed labels rate the speed of Wi-Fi networks and help avoid time wasted connecting to slow ones.

In security update, Apple backports Meltdown fix to older macOS versions

The fix, previously reserved for newer Macs, is now available on older versions of macOS.

Apple's HomePod available Feb. 9, pre-orders start this Friday

The $350 smart speaker is the company's answer the Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Twitter loses another COO as Anthony Noto resigns

Noto has been Twitter's COO for a little more than a year.

Amazon Go: Here's a look at the impact on human jobs, retail innovation, Amazon's bottom line

First, it's bizarre that lines for Amazon Go can go around the block... and yet folks are supposed to shop without a line.

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'Mind-engaged vehicles will be a disruptive force' and other CES 2018 member comments http://zd.net/2DEhqhG

World's first 512GB microSD: Monster .5TB storage comes to smartphones

Integral's half a terabyte microSD card has stolen the crown from the 400GB microSD card SanDisk released last year.

Spectre of unpredictable chips makes Intel recommend halt of its patchy patch

The chip giant believes it has found the root cause of the issue forcing Haswell and Broadwell chips to unexpectedly reboot.

​Your website is under constant attack

Do you think no one's going to bother with trying to hack your small business website? Think again and start defending your site.

​South Korea imposes stricter authentication for bitcoin accounts

South Korea will ban virtual accounts currently used for virtual currency trading while allowing authenticated bank accounts for new trades.

As robots replace Indian techies, online education strikes gold

Under siege by robots and hampered by outdated skills in an environment of drastic change, India's tech workers and tech giants are increasingly leaning on online education outfits for a much-needed reboot.

Spectre and Meltdown: Linux creator Linus Torvalds criticises Intel's 'garbage' patches

Linux guru complains about approach to patching the chip flaw.

Amazons adds voice control to Alexa app for Android

Amazon's Alexa app can now do more than just control your Echo. Read more: http://zd.net/2DD8WY6

Twitter says 50,000 Russia-linked accounts tweeted during 2016 US presidential election

The company is emailing 677,775 users who either followed, retweeted, or liked a tweet from Russia-linked election bots.

Uber ignores security bug that makes its two-factor authentication useless

"There is no need for a novelty 2FA if it doesn't actually serve a purpose."

Apple HomePod: Late, and pricey, but this smart speaker could still have one advantage over its rivals

Has Apple given Amazon, Google, and others too much of a head-start in the smart speaker market?

Robot fired from grocery store for utter incompetence

Patrons reported feeling uncomfortable and annoyed by it.

Hacker jailed for DDoS attacks against Skype and Google

The 21 year old has been jailed for running a botnet and selling malware in the Dark Web.

Leaving Windows: How the Pixelbook replaced my Surface Pro 4, no regrets

The Google Pixelbook will not work for everyone, but it also will work for a lot more folks than you may think.

How to use Alexa’s voice support on your iPhone, right now

Here's how to access Alexa's voice commands on iOS.

Priceline names former Dell Technologies exec Goulden as CFO

He will be expected to play a role in Priceline's digital efforts.

Parsec delivers streaming games from the cloud or your PC

This startup's service is so responsive that it support split-second game reactions from a PC hosted in your basement.

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Your iPhone X/8 battery could wear out in about 18 months http://zd.net/2F4vxJU

Windows 10: Latest preview builds hint at new privacy tools

For years, privacy advocates have been pushing Microsoft to offer more transparency over the telemetry data it collects in Windows 10. The latest Insider Preview builds suggest that new tools to manage this data are in the works.

Robot fired from grocery store for utter incompetence

Patrons reported feeling uncomfortable and annoyed at the officious humanoid

IBM shows growth after 22 straight quarters of declining revenues, but has it turned the corner?

IBM increased revenues by a real 1 percent in its latest financial quarter, but annual results were down for the sixth year in a row. The company is almost back to where it was 20 years ago, excluding inflation.

Samsung's Micro LED bet will define its future in TVs

Samsung Electronics is going its own way with Micro LED in TVs, leaving behind OLED. The move will be a true test of the legitimacy of its number one position, and could pay off handsomely if it succeeds.

China finally lifts ban on mobile phone use during flights

Several major Chinese airlines have started to allow passengers to use smartphones during flights following the loosening of policies from relevant regulators.

Apple HomePod: Late, and pricey, but this smart speaker could still have one advantage over its rivals

Has Apple given Amazon, Google, and others too much of a head-start in the smart speaker market?

LifeProof Fre and Next for Apple iPhone X: Useful when your phone must be part of your outdoor adventure

Apple's new iPhone X has a high level of dust and water resistance, but it is still made of glass panels and the Apple warranty doesn't even cover water damage. LifeProof has three case options to enhance your level of protection.

Ransomware: Why the crooks are ditching bitcoin and where they are going next

The popularity of bitcoin is creating problems for criminals dealing in ransomware -- and some are already casting their gaze towards a less volatile cryptocurrency.

Twitter says 50,000 Russia-linked accounts tweeted during 2016 US presidential election

The company is emailing 677,775 users who either followed, retweeted or liked a tweet from the more than 50,000 Russia-linked election bots.

Uber ignores security bug that makes its two-factor authentication useless

The ride sharing company says the flaw "isn't a particularly severe" issue.

Why Intel x86 must die: Our cloud-centric future depends on open source chips

Perhaps the Meltdown and Spectre bugs are the impetus for making long-overdue changes to the core DNA of the semiconductor industry and how chip architectures are designed.

Microservices and containers in service meshes mean less chaos, more agility

For enterprises, it's full speed ahead with microservices. This may speed up the development of chaos-proof service meshes.

36 of the best movies about AI, ranked

Here's a whole list of AI movies to stream next time you're in the mood for something self-aware

Crypto-lender tumbles into Ponzi-like crash - Video

The closure of BitConnect follows warnings from US regulators and has raised the ire of lenders.

Apple hires data science team from Silicon Valley startup

Apple confirms a few dozen people joined from Silicon Valley Data Science, but didn't acquire it.

iPhone X has the notch but this is Samsung's solution for full-screen displays

Why have a notch when you can cut holes in a full-screen smartphone display?

Windows 10 Meltdown-Spectre patch: New updates bring fix for unbootable AMD PCs

AMD PCs can now install Microsoft's Windows update with fixes for Meltdown and Spectre and the bug that caused boot problems.

Ransomware: Why the crooks are ditching bitcoin and where they are going next

The popularity of bitcoin is creating problems for criminals dealing in ransomware -- and some are already casting their gaze towards a less volatile cryptocurrency.

IBM, Salesforce expand AI partnership for deeper customer insights

Under the expanded partnership, Salesforce also names IBM a preferred cloud services provider, and IBM names Salesforce as its preferred customer engagement platform.

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