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December 11, 2013No Comments

Microsoft’s ZeroAccess Botnet Takedown No ‘Mission Accomplished’

Microsoft’s intentions are good, but its efforts to disrupt cybercrime aren’t as effective as they could be, according to researchers at Damballa. In the case of the recent ZeroAccess disruption, for example, chances are good that the botnet can revive itself. Furthermore, Microsoft sometimes catches dolphins in its nets, thwarting legitimate research efforts. Microsoft announced [...]

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December 9, 2013No Comments

All-seeing eye: the throwable camera that could save victims’ lives

On Tuesday, January 12 2010, the world watched in horror as Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake. At least 100,000 people lost their lives in the devastation. In the aftermath, many people around the world sent financial aid to help support survivors. But one young entrepreneur was so affected by the tragedy that he [...]

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December 5, 2013No Comments

Apple desktops overtake Dell on shoppers’ holiday wish lists

Apple has long been the most-desired brand for tablets, smartphones, MP3 players, and streaming media devices on US shoppers’ holiday lists. And, for the first time, the company also got ranked as the top brand for desktops this year, according to data from market researcher Parks Associates. “Apple topped the list of intended brands for desktop purchases [...]

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December 4, 2013No Comments

Strategists rejoice: Chromecast scores tic-tac-toe

Nevermind HBO Go, Hulu Plus, or Pandora. The app that could show the depth of Chromecast as more than a short-range, media broadcasting dongle is TicTacToe. Last updated on the Google Play Store in October, this iteration of tic-tac-toe requires two players, and works on both Android andiOS. Once you and a friend have installed the game [...]

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December 2, 2013No Comments

Amazon says drone deliveries are the future

The “octocopters” aren’t ready to take flight yet. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in an interview on 60 Minutes that the drones would be ready to take flight in four to five years. But an Amazon spokesperson pointed to an updated post on the company’s website promising aerial deliveries as soon as federal rules change. [...]

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