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2022 Cyberdeck Contest: The Oscilloscope Deck September 30, 2022

When [Jak_o_Shadows] Siglent Oscilloscope died, he didn’t just mourn the loss, he saw an opportunity. See, he had a Raspberry Pi 400 already set aside for a cyberdeck build, and he just scored a novel case. Most of the insides of the old scope came out, but the screen and control knobs live on in […]

Tech community desperate for 'Independence Day' more than 'Star Trek' – CNET

Technically Incorrect: New research suggests that those who work in tech most crave the end of the world.
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'Frothy with scum': Celebrities who said goodbye to social media (pictures) – CNET

Singer Demi Lovato isn’t the only celeb to leave Twitter and Instagram in a huff. Here are others who’ve cited trolls and too much time wasted as reasons to say sayonara to social media.
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​Demi Lovato breaks up, then makes up with Twitter and Instagram – CNET

Lovato tweets that she’s quitting Twitter and Instagram after telling followers they need to “pay more attention to good than bad.” But luckily returns, tweeting “F- this.. I’m back…. And I’m coming back more honest than ever.”
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Wait, Mark Zuckerberg tapes up his webcam? – CNET

Technically Incorrect: We’re all supposed to share everything. It seems from a picture posted to Instagram that Facebook’s CEO isn’t so sure. It appears that he tapes up his webcam and covers up his mic jack.
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Slack pushes Message Buttons to make workplace chat app stickier – CNET

Collaboration app lets users execute third-party apps from within its popular messaging tool.
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E3 2016 by the numbers adds up to reboots, spinoffs and sequels – CNET

At least 80 percent of games shown at E3 2016 were reboots, sequels or spinoffs, according to one set of statistical analysis.
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FAA just made it easier to make money and save lives with a drone – CNET

The Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule Part 107 makes it easier for businesses to fly, but don’t expect drones to start delivering packages just yet.
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Trolls trying to insult Stephen Curry's 3-year-old on Twitter actually target grown man – CNET

Technically Incorrect: There are men called Riley Curry, and one has to witness the worst of Twitter, just because of the NBA finals.
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Tesla adds solar to its portfolio through SolarCity acquisition – Roadshow

In what Elon Musk termed a “no-brainer”, Tesla Motors has made an offer to acquire solar panel installer SolarCity.
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Michelle Obama has joined Snapchat, and you can follow along – CNET

The first lady will use Snapchat, the social network that’s famous for its short-lived disappearing messages, to highlight the stories of hard-working girls around the world.
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IDG Contributor Network: 3 ways an appsec program saves time for developers

During WWII, the leaders of the three Allies (Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill), were three very different men with vastly different ideologies. Yet, they needed to work together in order to achieve a common goal: defeat the Axis powers. Can you imagine the tension this must have created?

Security, development and operations professionals face a similar dilemma; their ideologies differ, yet they must work together to thwart a common enemy: cyberattackers. And while security professionals, developers, and IT operations personnel aren’t exactly waging a war against fascism, the threat their foes present are no less critical to our economic and physical safety.

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Video's vision of journalism's future looks a lot like buzzword hell – CNET

Technically Incorrect: Tronc, formerly known as the Tribune Group, scares its employees with a vision of the media future that is quite ugly and driven by artificial intelligence.
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MonBaby makes sure your baby's sleeping well – CNET

This smart clip-on monitor tells parents if their child turns over, stops moving, or stops breathing.
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Apple blocks outdated versions of Adobe Flash – CNET

Mac OS X users with the Flash plug-in installed in Safari will need to make sure they’re running the latest version.
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Windows Phones are finally getting mobile payments – CNET

If you’re one of the very few who own a Windows 10 handset, and have a compatible credit card, you’ll be able to use Microsoft Wallet this summer. That’s a lot of ifs.
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Google's mobile app can figure out what's wrong with you – CNET

Trying to diagnose your symptoms with a Google search just became a whole lot easier.
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Astronaut snaps breathtaking view of full moon rising over clouds – CNET

A surreal image from the International Space Station shows the full moon suspended above clouds highlighted by the setting sun.
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Microsoft adds tap to pay via Wallet for Windows 10 Mobile Insiders

Microsoft is starting its rollout of tap-to-pay to certain U.S.-based Windows Insiders; general availability in the U.S. is ‘later this Summer.’
Source: Microsoft

Pandora launches New Comedy station – CNET

The streaming-music service spins up a comedy station along with a comedy mixtape curated by Gabriel Iglesias.
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Microsoft: Nearly one in three Azure virtual machines now are running Linux

Over the past year, Microsoft has seen customers use Linux in a third of its Azure virtual machines, up from 25 percent.
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'Sea monster' spied on Google Earth hides a watery secret – CNET

Is it a kraken? Nessie’s cousin? Something much more mundane? We try to make sense of an unusual object seen on Google Earth.
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Uber can be added as defendant to surge pricing lawsuit, says judge – CNET

Adding Uber could move the suit against the company’s CEO toward arbitration, a desirable outcome for the ride-hailing company.
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Apple adds coding, robotics sessions to its Summer Camp lineup – CNET

Registration opens today for Apple’s 2016 Summer Camp program, where kids will be able to make movies, create stories and play around with Sphero, the adorable rolling robot.
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Apple starts to shell out $400 million to customers in e-book settlement – CNET

The tech giant must pay millions in damages following the settlement of a lawsuit that charged it with colluding to set the prices of e-books.
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Hackers sold access to 170,000 compromised servers, many in the US

The market for hacked servers might be much larger than previously thought, with new evidence suggesting that hackers sold access to over 170,000 compromised servers since 2014, a third of them located in the United States.

The new revelation comes from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab, whose researchers reported last week that a black market website called xDedic was selling remote access to more than 70,000 compromised servers for as little as $6.

Following the report, a user with the moniker AngryBirds shared several Pastebin lists of IP addresses along with dates that allegedly represented hacked servers sold on xDedic since Oct. 2014.

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Source: Security