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Firefox Lockbox App Will Remember Your Passwords

Mozilla's password management app syncs all the usernames and passwords you saved in Firefox on your desktop to your mobile device using 256-bit encryption.

Pornhub Gets Into VPNs With VPNhub

You can download the free VPN service on iOS or Android, but to get the full features, you'll have to pay up: $11.99 a month, or $6.25 a month if you pay for a year.

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Hackers Sold Remote Access to Major Airport for Only $10

In the case of the vulnerable airport system, McAfee said it was simply being sold as access to a Windows-based server. However, the security firm began digging further and noticed that it used IP addresses from a major airport. The same server was also exposed on the open internet and contained user accounts relating to two companies that specialize in airport security.

Magic Leap's long-awaited headset will ship this summer -- and everything else we learned

Magic Leap has been in secretive, NDA-only stealth mode for so long it's hard to believe, but the company just announced right at the beginning of the stream: The first product will ship this summer -- and since we're already partway through summer, it's coming pretty soon eh?

A full-spec updated 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro will cost you $6,699 | ZDNet

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Cult of Mac Magazine: Finally! New MacBook Pros, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine : Apple just updated its MacBook Pro line, ramping up performance and adding various advanced features. Phil Schiller, Apple’s marketing VP, calls the new Apple laptops “the fastest and most powerful notebook we’ve ever made.”

Apple's slow-tease Mac and iPad updates are leaving me cold

I've been looking for that Next Big Step in Apple computers and tablets, and so far, it just isn't happening . Or, I'd settle for a great new mid-range product. Apple's latest updates do neither, leaving me wondering when something for the rest of us is arriving, and how much things will really change when it gets here. For Apple, lately, computer progress feels mighty slow indeed.

These dehumidifiers zap moisture from your muggy basement

Black & Decker's $200 BDT70WT dehumidifier did a decent job removing moisture from the air and it has a large 16.9-pint bucket capacity. You'll have to buy a hose attachment separately if you want continuous pumping, though.

Here’s everything you can do to stop robocalls

If you find yourself receiving a lot of spam text messages, you can forward the message to the number 7726 (spells SPAM). It won't block the number from texting you right away, but it will allow your carrier to look into where it came from and put an end to it.

Improve your room’s acoustics without breaking the bank

The best speakers won't sound their best if your room's acoustics aren't cooperating. Trust me on this, I've heard my share of high-end speakers foiled by a room's harsh echoes, boomy bass, and reflections.  GIK Acoustics wall panels, bass traps, and diffusors , are all custom-made to order in Atlanta, GA, and they can significantly improve the sound of any room. GIK is also based  in the UK

These are the Galaxy S9's five worst features

Google's apps tie into Google services. That gives them a clear advantage, like syncing your browsing history across the phone and desktop. There's no way to do that with Samsung's apps. Google's apps are also better laid out, faster to use, have cuter emojis and more accurate autocorrection.

From Quake III to Dota 2: The real reason that DeepMind and OpenAI are teaching AI to master games

Some of the complex behaviors needed to master Dota 2 that have real-world applicability include appreciating long term strategic implications of decisions, inferring what might happen based on incomplete data, being able to weigh up a huge number of possible actions, and considering a very large number of variables that represent that current state of the world.

FCC may soon charge you $225 to investigate your complaint

Under current FCC rules, the commission reviews and acts on consumer complaints. Under the new rules, these type of free-to-file informal customer complaints would be forwarded to the telecommunication companies. If consumers are not satisfied with the outcome in dealing directly with the telecom company in question, the customer can come back to the FCC with a formal complaint, an existing commission legal process – one which the FCC will review – that costs $225 to file.

NASA sees 'spiders' crawling across Mars landscape

The spiders are known in science circles as "araneiform terrain." NASA says these are "spider-like radiating mounds that form when carbon dioxide ice below the surface heats up and releases." The MRO captured the image on May 13 as spring was dawning on Mars.

Ant-Man and The Wasp's David Dastmalchian says DC has the best villain

Part of the joy of what I get to do is becoming the character. The tools and techniques that I learned from theater are no different. The only thing really different is when it comes to performing. All my preparation is the same. But instead of a performance surrounded by a 100 or 500 seats in a theater, you just have to remember that it's as if you've got one audience member. And they're sitting a few feet away from you beside the camera. So there's no need to project anything whatsoever. Depending on the positioning of the camera, and what kind of lens they're using and the way the director wants the shot to work, you might actually even pull it back a couple clicks.

Apple's new MacBook Pro keyboard may avoid sticky keys after all

But gadget repair and teardown site iFixit has evidence that Apple may have actually quietly addressed the issue. It turns out that the new MacBook Pro's keyboard has a new, thin silicone membrane on top of the mechanism that seems purposefully designed to shield the delicate mechanical parts from dust -- not least of which because it's a dead ringer for a patented Apple design called "Ingress Protection for Keyboards."

Celebrating the actors who portrayed the Joker

Now that a new Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as the lead is in the works from Warner Bros, take a look at some of the other actors who have portrayed the cruel clown character in movies, TV shows and video games.

How to install and configure Squid proxy server on Linux

Clearly some of the above reasons are perfectly fitting for a business and some, well, may not fall in line with your best practices. Regardless, knowing how to install and configure a proxy server is a must-have skill for a network administrator. So, let's take care of that. I will demonstrate installing the Squid proxy server on Ubuntu 16.04 server .

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ive only recently bought a macbook pro and notice one of my keys weren't pressing in, so i pulled out my $1000 dyson and gave it a vac and it got the CRUMB out. first world problems? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Apple fixes iPhone crash bug whenever Taiwan was mentioned

He recounted how a friend of his was unable to type "Taiwan" in her phone for two years without a particular app crashing. After analyzing the crash data, Wardle found the device would crash because of a memory error in how the operating system processes and removes certain emojis when a device's region is not correctly set.

I miss the days before everyone was addicted to streaming services

The fast-paced viewing life is fun sometimes, but once in a while I can't help but miss the days of waiting a week between single episodes to find out what happens next, knowing the rest of the world was doing the same. Now there's cable AND streaming to worry about!


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Twitter Follower Numbers to Drop as It Removed Locked Accounts

Twitter Inc. said it is subtracting some accounts it has flagged for suspicious activity from the follower numbers of its hundreds of millions of users, part of the social-media company’s efforts to clamp down on abusive activity.

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Here are ARM's biggest anti-RISC-V arguments and why they don't make sense

In terms of cost, Arm argued on its site that RISC-V has "no license fee and currently no ongoing royalty model," implying that somehow royalties could be assessed ex post facto, which is an absurd assertion to make. For the ecosystem issue, Arm made a staggeringly ill-advised argument for "market choice," which a competing ISA only serves to increase, though Arm posits that RISC-V is too new to have a mature ecosystem. Likewise, Arm claims that "RISC-V based products are relatively new and have yet to benefit from years of scrutiny from partners and industry experts." Given that Arm designs suffer from Spectre and Meltdown hardware-level security flaws, this point of attack is tone deaf at best.

Apple’s Taiwanese flag ban leads to iPhone crashes | Cult of Mac

Sometimes software bugs can be awfully revealing. This week, a security researcher noted how an iPhone-crashing bug occurred whenever some users used the Taiwanese flag emoji in iOS 11.3 .

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(Reuters) - Broadcom Inc announced a $18.9 billion deal to buy U.S. business software company CA Inc on Wednesday, venturing far beyond its realm of semiconductors and testing investors’ confidence in its Chief Executive Hock Tan’s dealmaking credentials.


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How ProPublica Illinois Uses GNU Make to Load 1.4GB of Data Every Day — ProPublica

But after trying Make for this project, I was more than impressed with the results. It’s concise and expressive. It enforces atomic operations, but rewards them with dead simple ways to handle partial builds, which is a big deal during development when you really don’t want to be repeating expensive operations to test individual components. Combined with PostgreSQL’s speedy import tools, schemas, and materialized views, I was able to load the data in a fraction of the time. And just as important, the performance of the new process is less sensitive to varying system resources.

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Hey, are they going to improve Apple Pencil?Unless you draw, it’s a glorified scroll &click device—for the money, you should be able to highlight and/or underline articles or typed info in colors with it!So far,I haven’t found an app that does that well. Tell me if you do. Thanks

The slightly irrational case for living microwave-free

This one is simple: there are way too many restrictions on what can and cannot be microwaved. It's hard to keep up! Think of all energy you exert determining whether or not something is microwaveable (plus, all that Googling is hard on your thumbs.) Then you have to search your cupboards for a microwave-safe dish. It's too much.

Everything you need to know about buying Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro | ZDNet

First up is Apple shifting the processor up to the 8th-generation Intel Core platform, with the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID getting a 2.3GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, and the higher-specced 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID getting processors ranging from the 2.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor to the 2.9GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i9 chip.

How to enable USB Restricted Mode in iOS 11.4.1 | ZDNet

The new feature, which has been teased in earlier beta versions, has finally been rolled out to mainstream users.

A new 'Fantastic Beasts' image points to a huge reveal about Newt's past

Honestly all of this is wild speculation, but perhaps Dumbledore, as the Transfiguration professor, is asked to step in and teach Boggarts to a Defense Against the Dark arts class because of his personal expertise with the current state of Dark Arts in the Wizarding World at the time of the movie — Grindlewald was on the rise before Newt went to Hogwarts and continued to grow in power through his school years and beyond, so maybe the threat of a dark wizard on the rise made Hogwarts double down on training their students in the Defensive arts.


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Parkland victim's father mourns on Twitter on what would've been daughter's 15th birthday

On her birthday, her father Fred Guttenberg and family took to Twitter to express their grief over never being able to watch her grow up. The family's also using Twitter as a way to rally for gun safety laws.

​The return of Spectre | ZDNet

Two new ways to assault computers using Spectre-style attacks have been discovered. These can be used against any operating system running on AMD, ARM, and Intel processors.

49 Twitter bans Russia-linked accounts following indictments

The US' indictment of Russian officers over the DNC hacks is having an effect... at least, on Twitter. The social network has banned accounts for both DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 in response to the indictment. In a statement explaining the suspensions, the company told Engadget that they were "connected to a network of accounts" that had already been shut down for violating rules. At the same time, Twitter was aware that the shutdowns were considered overdue -- DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 have long been linked to Russia , and the indictments just formalized the connections.

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