DARPA’s $1.5 billion plan to reinvent electronics is risky, but could pay off big time   Concerned that the country could lose its edge in semiconductor chips, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has launched a $1.5 billion, five-year program known as the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) to support work on advances […]

Features from both the iPad Pro and iMac Pro make an appearance in the 2018 MacBook Pros.   The 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch releases offer upgraded configurations with 8th generation Intel processors. The MacBook Pros also feature more cores than before: a maximum of six cores in the 15-inch model, up from […]

Failure to change a default router password has led to sensitive military information being stolen.   It’s been discovered that a hacker is selling sensitive military documents online. Those documents include maintenance course books for servicing MQ-9 Reaper drones, an M1 ABRAMS tank operation manual, a crewman training and survival manual, a document detailing platoon […]

Changes are coming to the product support forum   Effective starting in July of 2018, Microsoft will no longer provide product support for a number of devices. Microsoft Agent Michelle Mad posted this message in the Microsoft Community: Hello,   Effective July 2018, the Microsoft Community forums listed below will shift support scope and Microsoft […]

Thousands of businesses have been negatively affected by Comcast’s outage   Thousands of businesses across the nation have had their operations put on hold as Comcast’s Xfinity phone service suffered a massive outage. Along with affecting the thousands of companies that largely rely on landline access, the service interruption also affected some 911 services. The […]

Amazon’s Alexa recorded this family’s conversation and sent it to a contact.   Using technology to handle the running of our homes has always carried the inherent privacy concerns that come with having devices that are attuned to always listen to conversations going on around them. Does the loss or potential loss of our privacy […]

The FBI has issued a recommendation for everyone to reboot due to malware   **Please be advised that if you’re using a CradlePoint router from RHYNO, you are already protected and don’t need to worry. We’ve already taken care of everything; your security and privacy were not compromised. Hackers have switched their focus and have […]

Google and Microsoft joined forces to announce a newfound CPU security flaw   Microsoft and Google have disclosed a new CPU security vulnerability that is eerily similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were announced earlier this year by Microsoft. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team refers to the flaws as Variant 3a: […]

Thanks to Gmail’s Smart Compose feature, writing emails has never been easier.   Smart Compose is one of the great new features that Google has begun rolling out for Gmail. Smart Compose provides suggestions while you’re typing an email that allows you to not only fill in words, but also whole sentences. When you see […]

With the release of Firefox 60, Mozilla’s browser is the first of its kind to support Web Authentication As a society, we use passwords constantly. Unfortunately, just because we have passwords, that doesn’t mean that our information is totally secure. Most hackers these days can bypass passwords with ease. This has forced companies to come […]