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  • Microsoft Calls On Linux for Its New IoT Security Platform

    By Jack M. Germain Apr 22, 2018 5:00 AM PT Microsoft has opted to use its own version of a Linux operating system instead of Windows 10 to drive its new Azure Sphere solution for securely connecting Internet of Things devices. Microsoft introduced Azure Sphere last week at the RSA security conference in San Francisco. […]

  • A Home Robot Could Be Amazon's Next Gamble

    By John P. Mello Jr. Apr 24, 2018 9:51 AM PT Amazon plans to bring a home robot to market as early as 2019. Codenamed “Vesta,” after the Roman goddess of home and family, the project is several years old, but hiring for it recently has ramped up with an eye toward placing prototypes in […]

  • Ireland expects Apple EU tax appeal to be heard in autumn

    DUBLIN (Reuters) – An appeal by Apple and Ireland against a European Union ruling for the U.S. firm to pay 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in disputed taxes is likely to be heard in the autumn, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the […]

  • 'Nazi pug' video-maker has no regrets

    ‘Nazi pug’ video-maker has no regrets – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function()a.orb=a.orb)(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/([a-z]2):([0-9]+)/g,function()a[RegExp.$1]=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/[?|&]ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) bbcdotcom.utils.addHtmlTagClass(‘bbcdotcom-ex-dp’); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘)}if(-1!=g(window.location.href,”_DT_RENDERING_”))var ma=c.RMOD=;M&&(ma.conf=jb,ma.ignore=kb,ma.ID=”_DT_RENDERING_”,Ga(Ha(“R”),!0))var p;ga(function()T(-1*x(2,21)+”$”+K(32));p=I());c.gcSId=function()return p;var Ja=!1;ga(Ia);c.iNV=function()return Ja;c.gVID=Ia;var fa,Ma=18E5,Qa=216E5,Y=!0,ea=!1,ba=[],F=!1;if(e.hvt)tryQa=parseInt(e.hvt,10)catch(a)c.sVIdUP=function()F=!0;c.sVTT=function(a)Ma=a;c.sVIDP=”rx_visitID”;c.sVID=ca;c.rVID=Ka;c.gVI=X;c.gNVId=N;c.gARnVF= function()var […]

  • 4 clever ways to prevent spying and 1 way to spy

    File photo.  (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel ) Cyber-security is much like driving a car: one accident can change everything, sending ripples of misfortune through every aspect of your life. Protecting your devices may seem excessive, even silly. Do you really need two-factor identification? Aren’t all those complicated passwords just a little annoying? Isn’t public Wi-Fi use acceptable […]

  • Nix This Innovative OS for Its Uninviting Complexity

    By Jack M. Germain Apr 19, 2018 11:19 AM PT NixOS is a modern and flexible GNU/Linux-based distribution that is both archaic to install and maddening to set up. That combination makes NixOS a reach too far for new users. That result may be an unintended consequence for a Linux operating system that is built […]

  • The Electronics Industry: A Pawn in the US vs. China Chess Game

    Rising tensions between China and the United States have led to growing concerns that a tariff war will have a negative impact on the electronics industry. Amazingly, the industry has been spared thus far, and with good reason. However, even if tariffs aren’t imposed, there is a silent battle between the two countries that already […]

  • China's ZTE may lose Android license as U.S. market woes build

    SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker ZTE Corp’s U.S. woes deepened on Tuesday, as regulators proposed new rules that could cut into its sales, while a supply ban means it may not be able to use Android software in its devices, according to a source. A ZTE smart phone is pictured in this illustration […]

  • Ninjas and nanobots

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Synthetic technology could help medicine become much more targeted With advances in stem cell research and nanotechnology helping us fight illnesses from heart disease to superbugs, is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a sci-fi future – part human, part synthetic? In Ridley Scott’s seminal blockbuster […]