Tag Archives: computers

Intel CEO Resigns Over Affair With Employee

CNBC reports: Intel’s Brian Krzanich is out as CEO and chairman of the board following an investigation into a “consensual relationship with an Intel employee,” the company announced Thursday. Chief financial officer Robert Swan will step in as interim CEO, effective immediately. “An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy, which applies …

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Apple’s Original iMac Turns 20 Years Old [VIDEO]

Engadget reports: There are few individual computer models that have left a lasting mark on the industry, but you can definitely put the iMac on that list. Apple introduced its signature all-in-one desktop at a special event on May 6th, 1998, and it’s safe to say the system has had a lasting impact on technology at large. At the same …

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New Android Malware Has Extensive Spying Functions

Ars Technica reports: In a discovery that underscores the growing arms race among competing malware developers, researchers have uncovered a new Android spying platform that includes location-based audio recording and other features that have never been seen in the wild before. According to a report published Tuesday by antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab, “Skygofree” is most likely an offensive security product …

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RUSSIA: Head Of Orthodox Church Sprinkles Holy Water On Government Computers To Stop Virus Attack

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: Over the weekend, the WannaCry ransomware attack targeted Microsoft Windows systems across the globe, even disrupting hospitals in Britain. But Russia won’t have to worry about anything like that happening because the Orthodox Church’s Patriarch Kirill apparently visited the Ministry of Internal Affairs and sprayed holy water on the computers. They can hack …

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Young Brit Shuts Down Global “Ransomware” Attack

The New York Daily News reports: Shutting down the global cyberattack that infected nearly 100 nations came down to a twenty-something British computer geek vacationing at home. The security researcher says he shut down the fast-spreading ransomware program by purchasing a domain name for $10.69 — and accidentally activating its kill switch. In a lengthy Saturday web posting, the 22-year-old …

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“Ransomware” Attack Hits Computers Worldwide

CNET reports: A global ransomware attack is holding more than 60,000 computers hostage. Banks, telephone companies and hospitals have all been ensnared in the worldwide hack, with the malware locking down computers while demanding a hefty sum for freedom. The attack has hit thousands of computers across China, Russia, Spain, Italy and Vietnam, but the UK hospitals have attracted the …

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Apple Unveils Mega iPad [VIDEO]

Among the big reveals at today’s Apple event was a supersized 12.9″ iPad. TechCrunch reports: Apple CEO Tim Cook called it “the biggest news for the iPad since the iPad.” With the iPad Pro, you can now run two side-by-side iPad Air apps. The iPad Pro isn’t for everyone — hence the name. But for those who already love their …

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Introducing Windows 10

Via Engadget: With Windows 10’s launch little more than a week away, Microsoft kicked off its marketing storm last night with the first commercial for the new OS. It’s a bit more direct and human than the company’s infamous Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates ads, with a focus on children and how they’re growing up with touchscreens and a wealth of new …

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RUMOR: Apple To Launch Mega iPad

Get out the camping gear. Apple is on track to bring out a giant iPad later this year that would rival, in size at least, Microsoft’s 12-inch Surface Pro 3, according to an analyst. “We expect it to be part of the iPad refresh in October,” Rhoda Alexander, director of Tablet and Monitor Research at marketing research firm IHS Technology, …

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10

Via USA Today: Microsoft unveiled the first details of its Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, which they say will span devices from PCs and game consoles to smartphones and tablets. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of the company’s operating systems group, says the latest rendition of Windows focused on “more personal computing.” Myerson says Windows 10 targets three pillars: …

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Microsoft Previews Windows 10

There is no Windows 9. Via USA Today: Microsoft on Tuesday lifted the veil on the next version of Windows: Windows 10. At an event in San Francisco focused on corporate users, Microsoft previewed early elements of the next generation of its iconic computer operating system. It represents the first step in a whole new generation of Windows, said Microsoft …

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TOMORROW: World Premiere Of Pet Shop Boys’ Alan Turing Opera In London

Tomorrow night at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Pet Shop Boys will perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra in the world premiere of their Alan Turing opera, A Man From The Future. Via the Guardian: “For one night only, I’m one of the BBC singers!” marvels Pet Shop Boys frontman Neil Tennant – he is adding his voice to the 18-strong …

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TRAILER: The Imitation Game

Opening on November 21st: In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted …

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Computer Passes The Turing Test

Via the Independent: A programme that convinced humans that it was a 13-year-old boy has become the first computer ever to pass the Turing Test. The test — which requires that computers are indistinguishable from humans — is considered a landmark in the development of artificial intelligence, but academics have warned that the technology could be used for cybercrime. Computing …

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The End Of Windows XP

Microsoft has announced that as of today it will no longer support its Windows XP operating system. “It’s an old operating system,” said Tom Murphy, director of communications for Windows. “Think of the cellphone you were using in the late ’90s compared to what you see today. XP doesn’t do the things we expect from our PCs or devices today.” …

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BRITAIN: Computer Genius Alan Turing Granted Posthumous Pardon

The British government today granted a royal pardon to Alan Turing, the computer genius who committed suicide after being chemically castrated following a conviction for homosexuality. The brilliant mathematician, who played a major role in breaking the Enigma code – which arguably shortened the war by at least two years – has been granted a pardon under the Royal Prerogative …

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