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[b]The breach exposed 20,000 emergency room patients' medical information.[/b] The [url=http://www.mercurynews.com/my-town/ci_25398083/4-1m-settlement-possible-stanford-medical-information-breach]San Jose Mercury News[/url] reports that Stanford Hospital & Clinics and former contractor Multi-Specialty Collection Services (MSCS) will likely pay $4.1 million to settle a class action lawsuit over a 2010 data breach that exposed approximately 20,000 emergency room patients' medical information. [url=http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/stanford-hospital-contractor-to-pay-4.1-million-for-2010-data-breach.html]Full Article[/url]
[b]The malware problem on Mac OS X is nothing like as bad as it is on Windows.[/b] [b] [/b] There are something like 200,000 new Windows malware variants being discovered each day. Malicious code activity in the Mac world is far less frenetic, but the fact is, malware does exist that can infect our iMacs or MacBooks. And if your Apple computer is unlucky enough to fall victim you’re not going to feel any better than your PC-owning friends who are struggling to remove a backdoor Trojan or a pernicious browser toolbar from their copy of Windows. [img]http://www.welivesecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/apple-ii-170.jpg[/img] Also, it’s worth bearing in mind that Mac malware is not a new phenomenon. Malware for Apple devices actually predates the Macintosh *and* the PC, with the first example being the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Cloner]Elk Cloner[/url] worm written by Rich Skrenta, and designed to infect Apple II devices way back in 1982. But th
Facebook Inc (FB) wants to change the way computer programmers program by making it easier and faster Computer programmers know that misplacing a decimal point could mean their entire program is broken, but Facebook Inc believes its new programming language will change that. The social network unveiled the language it calls “Hack” today, saying that it should speed up programming while also making it easier to catch errors in code. In a post today, [url=https://code.facebook.com/posts/264544830379293/hack-a-new-programming-language-for-hhvm/]Facebook[/url] said its engineers developed the new programming language for HHVM and that it “interoperates seamlessly with PHP.” They also said it “reconciles the fast development cycle of PHP with the discipline provided by static typing, while adding many features commonly found in other modern programming language.” [url=http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/03/facebook-hack-language/]Full Article[/url]
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Today my firefox got updated in beta channel to Latest Firefox 29.0 Beta The have changed the GUI to the dev channel Australis which were released as nightly builds. Well now Firefox looks more Chromish with rounded tabs, new customisation modes, new menu etc, ,still with seperate searchbox. Personally I prefer a fresher interface rather than, the rounded style we see in chrome and few others. Also if the inactive tabs had some kinda border around them.. it would have been good. I like the new menu, more like Win 8 style. They have introduced new sync, but havent tried yet. For full releasnotes : [url=http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/29.0beta/releasenotes/]http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/29.0beta/releasenotes/[/url] So firefox users out there.. How do you welcome the fox?
Intel is placing some bets that the [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/lenovo-erazer-x700-gaming-desktop-pc-review#comments]desktop PC[/url] isn't dead yet by announcing plans to release new processors made for those products; they include the company's first Core i7 chip that will have eight cores and 16 threads. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/9214iF6EDA66ED1A32918.jpg[/img] [i]Intel's upcoming "Devil's Canyon" processor.[/i] [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/intel-announces-its-first-i7-8-core-extreme-edition-processor]Full Article[/url]
[quote][b] Sam Sambri [/b]wrote:[/quote][quote]Nokia, BMW, IBM, Vodafone, and Royal Dutch Shell are just a few of the multinational companies caught up in tax battles with the Indian government. A few days ago we learned that an Indian Supreme Court ruled that [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/tag/nokia]Nokia[/url] must [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-nokia-deal-complicated-recent-571-million-ruling-indian-court]deposit $571 million into an escrow[/url] account before it can transfer a key manufacturing plant to [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/tag/microsoft]Microsoft[/url]. As you know, Microsoft is trying to finalize its deal to [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/tag/microsoft-buys-nokia]acquire Nokia’s phone[/url] unit for $7.3 billion. Microsoft and Nokia [url=http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-reportedly-closing-nokia-deal-within-month]hope to finish the deal[/url] before the month ends. However, the Indian government is making things a little tricky for the two companies. [/q
[quote][b]Todd Bishop[/b] wrote:[/quote][quote][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/9198i25CA5EB128877F70.jpg[/img][/quote][quote]2013 Turing Award winner Leslie Lamport[/quote][quote] [/quote][quote]The 2013 A.M. Turing Award, the highest honor in computer science, has been given to Microsoft Research’s Leslie Lamport, whose behind-the-scenes work brought new levels of reliability and consistency to the distributed computing systems that power many of today’s most popular apps and services.[/quote] Read [url=http://www.geekwire.com/2014/microsoft-researcher-leslie-lamport-wins-turing-award-nobel-prize-computing/]here[/url]. And much more [url=http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/lamport-031814.aspx]here[/url]: [quote]Leslie Lamport first began dabbling in computers while he was still in high school. Nothing too unusual about that—until you consider that this was in the mid-1950s. Lamport was attending the Bronx High Schoo
The Spring Update for Windows 8.1 has been added back to Microsoft's Windows Update servers, and we have the links for x86, x64 and ARM . [b]These are official, and they are RTM.[/b] [b] [/b] You can of course opt to wait it out and let Windows Update work its magic [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-spring-update-reportedly-signed-off-to-rtm]sometime at the beginning of April[/url] when it'll be rolled out worldwide. Or take the plunge and install now, please do note that the updates require multiple reboots, and may also be pulled from the download locations at any time, [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/you-can-download-windows-81-update-1-right-now-with-a-simple-registry-tweak]like what happened last time[/url]. [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-spring-update-back-on-windows-update-links-inside]Full Article[/url]
Sony unveiled its long-rumored virtual reality headset on Tuesday at the 2014 Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s [url=http://www.worldwidestudios.net/en/Homepage]Worldwide Studios[/url], stood in front of a packed auditorium of game developers and said: “Virtual Reality is the next innovation from PlayStation that could shape the future of video games.” [url=http://www.technologyreview.com/news/525686/sony-joins-virtual-reality-race-with-new-headset-for-playstation/]Sony Joins Virtual Reality Race with New Headset for PlayStation | MIT Technology Review[/url]
In the wake of one data breach after another, millions of Americans each year are offered credit monitoring services that promise to shield them from identity thieves. Although these services can help true victims step out from beneath the shadow of ID theft, the sad truth is that most services offer little in the way of real preventative protection against the fastest-growing crime in America. Having purchased credit monitoring/protection services for the past 24 months — and having been the target of multiple identity theft attempts — I feel somewhat qualified to share my experience with readers. The biggest takeaway for me has been that although these services may alert you when someone opens or attempts to open a new line of credit in your name, most will do little — if anything — to block that activity. My take: If you’re being offered free monitoring, it [url=http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/03/experian-lapse-allowed-id-theft-service-to-access-200-million-consumer-records/]probab
Since I upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 I've been unable to use my printer. I've downloaded the Universal Driver for 8.1 from Samsung but it won't install. The installation recognizes my printer but from there it stops and I get a message saying that it can't complete the installation . I've tried disabling my firewall but it doesn't make a difference. Does anyone have suggestions?
Microsoft has a lot on its plate in terms of upcoming software releases. In addition to the rumors that it plans to launch [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/report-windows-81-update-1-to-be-released-april-8th-msdn-gets-it-april-2nd]Windows 8.1 Update 1 on April 8th[/url], the company has announced this week that SQL Server 2014 has reached the RTM stage and will become generally available on April 1st. In [url=http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2014/03/18/sql-server-2014-released-to-manufacturers-will-be-generally-available-april-1.aspx]a blog post[/url], Quentin Clark, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of its Data Platform Group, said that the release of SQL Server 2014 is significant in at least a couple of ways for its data management product family. One is that it supports in-memory online transaction processing, which Clark claims can boost database performance by up to 30 times compared to older versions. These improvements were created under
So, browser plugins of old have to die, that is the stance of Google and to a lesser extent Mozilla. The web is moving towards a plugin-less reality, and while companies that make those decisions are not seeing eye to eye when that will happen and how to push plugin developers into the right direction, it is clear that NNAPI plugins will be a thing of the past in the next couple of years. When you look at the top list of plugins used by Internet users, you find Adobe Flash at the very top as it is still used by many web games, media sites and applications throughout the web.But there are others that have millions upon millions of users, and the [url=https://unity3d.com/unity]Unity Plugin[/url] is one of them. The plugin for the Unity game development system provides gamers with access to games created on the platform. It is not only used on the Internet by various game studios that publish web games on gaming service sites such as Kongregate, but also by desktop game de
[img]http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot5327e5c88c685.jpg[/img] OneNote is a wonderful app for taking notes, maintaining lists, and more, but had to be purchased before adding it to your favorite computer, and was not available for Mac. But no longer! As of yesterday, Microsoft has made OneNote free for all Windows 7 and 8.x systems plus offered up a new version just for Mac OSX systems! The Windows installer is a ‘dropper’ file approximately 1 MB in size and will download the needed files to install OneNote on your computer. The file for the Mac version of OneNote is 235 MB in size. [url=http://www.onenote.com/Download]Download Microsoft OneNote 2013 for Windows 7 and 8.x[/url] [OneNote.com] [url=https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-onenote/id784801555?mt=12]Download Microsoft OneNote 2013 for Mac OSX[/url] [Mac App Store - iTunes] You can read through the announcement to see the complete list of details and features for the release fro
The Khronos Group, arbiters of the OpenGL 3D specification and a range of related specifications, has announced version 3.1 of OpenGL ES, its 3D API oriented toward mobile systems. The headline feature of the new spec is support for compute shaders. OpenGL and OpenGL ES are built around a graphics pipeline that feeds in geometry (lines and points) and textures at one end while producing pixels at the other. Compute shaders break out of that graphics orientation by providing a model for GPU-based computation that's not tied to any specific part of that pipeline. Compute shaders can still be used graphically—manipulating or producing geometry, for example—but they can also be used for non-graphical things, such as physics computations. ES 3.1 also adds support for indirect drawing, which enables the GPU to draw objects taken from a buffer in GPU memory rather than CPU memory. This is important especially in conjunction with compute shaders, as those shaders can be used to create objects
I didn't release smart 1.0 because i deleted it by accident anyway Smart is my first operating system in powerpoint. The demonstration video:[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CLr85r9Vq0&feature=youtu.be]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CLr85r9Vq0&feature=youtu.be[/url]
Google's [url=http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/02/the-2014-google-tracker-everything-we-know-google-is-working-on-this-year/]gaming ambitions[/url] took another step forward today. The company's Android wing is attending the 2014 Game Developers Conference, where it announced a new version of Google Play Games Services that enables cross-platform multiplayer support for iOS and Android. Play Games Services is a backend API for developers of Android, iOS, and Web games that works a lot like Xbox Live: it enables developers to easily set up achievements, leaderboards, multiplayer and cloud saves using Google's cloud infrastructure and development APIs. Multiplayer has been available on Android for some time, but now iOS users can get in on the fun, too—and even square off against their Android counterparts. Google is also launching a ton of other features at GDC 2014. Its Unity plugin is being updated to support the new cross-platform features, and an "early" Play
With just over three weeks to go before Microsoft releases its [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-store-offers-50.gift-card-with-select-new-pcs-to-help-ditch-windows-xp]last software updates for Windows XP to the general public[/url], a new report claims that 10 percent of the PCs used by the U.S. government will still be running the 12 year old OS when that April 8th support deadline is reached. The Washington Post reports that even at 10 percent, that still means [url=http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-store-offers-50.gift-card-with-select-new-pcs-to-help-ditch-windows-xp]hundreds of thousands of government PCs will be using XP[/url]. That includes computers that are connected to classified military and diplomatic networks. Even though Microsoft has been issuing warnings about the end of XP support for years, it appears that at least some members of the government felt that the company should have extended its deadline. The story quotes an unnamed U.S. State Depart
[b]As size of storage drives shrink, capacity increases - dramatically. Here is a look at how data storage it has changed over the last six decades.[/b] [b] [/b] [b][url=http://www.pcworld.co.nz/slideshow/540621/pictures_data_storage_--_then_now/?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=taxonomyfeed]Slide show and a trip down memory lane.[/url][/b]
Yes, it's a monster movie plot but you need to make sure that your sympathies are with the monster. Mozilla is riding high and creating lots of nice open source software, but its position is far from secure. It hangs by a thread and we should be worried. Recently the computer press has been full of the rumor that Mozilla might sell advertising on the Firefox new tabs page which is shown to new users. The shock horror that greeted the news was as if a great betrayal was about to happen. Admittedly there is an irony as previously Mozilla made itself very unpopular with the advertising community by making "do not track" the default setting. In fact elements within Mozilla have been very vigorous in attacking the ad industry's use of the Internet. Yet the real irony is that most of Mozilla's money is ultimately derived from advertising anyway. [b]Yes. that's right. Mozilla and Firefox have been serving you more ads than you could possibly imagine for the last few years.[/b] Whe
[b]'Shame on you!' screams one developer as race-condition bug discovered[/b] Google has squashed a bug in its public cloud that threatened to accidentally delete users' virtual disks – an error so serious that one security researcher termed it potentially "catastrophic". The web king today admitted that one of its server migration commands could have "erroneously and permanently" deleted [url=https://cloud.google.com/developers/articles/overview-of-google-compute-engine-for-cloud-developers]persistent disks[/url] attached to virtual instances; the admission was sent out in an email from the Google Compute Engine Team to users of the service on Friday. Coincidentally, Google only just [url=http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/improvements-for-managing-persistent-disks.html]updated its persistent disk feature[/url] on Tuesday. [u]Today's [url=https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/gce-discussion/baeK1Oe2_zU]email[/url] read:[/u] [b]We discovered a se
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