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European Commission sets five year minimum term for botnet operators
[b]THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION[/b] has agreed to hand down tougher sentences to those convicted of cyber crimes. The European Commission has been investigating the varying sentences that can be imposed on those convicted of cyber crimes among the 28 member states of the European Union. Now the commission has agreed upon tougher sentences and proposed new laws such as an "illegal interception" law. According to the commission directive, criminal penalties are set at a minimum of two years. The European Commission also said that instigating, aiding and abetting any cyber crime offences can also be penalised. The commission made specific reference to botnet owners, saying that when a signficant number of systems have been affected by an attack, there will be a minimum three year prison term upon conviction, and when a botnet causes "serious damage" or is deployed against critical infrastructure, the sentence will be increased to five years. [b]Full Story -[/b] [url=http://www.th
Yahoo's pre-fireworks news: We're buying Xobni
[quote][b]Rachael King[/b] wrote: [i]With purchase of email startup, Yahoo might be looking to take over your mobile phone from every possible angle, including where you store your contacts.[/i] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4824i53026C9DFFC4795C.jpg[/img] [i]Yahoo can't seem to go one week without adding another startup to the portfolio.[/i] [i]Just before everyone takes off for Independence Day, the rejuvenated technology giant is making moves to acquire Xobni, a self-described "smart address book."[/i] [i]With products for Microsoft Outlook and Gmail, Xobni (or "inbox" spelled backwards) developed a platform that essentially aggregated everyone you have possibly contacted (whether it's via email, text message, phone call, etc.) and tried to unify and organize that data to provide more comprehensive contact files. Those files were also populated with updates from Facebook and Twitter.[/i] [/quote] [u][b]Read [
Microsoft to shut down TechNet subscription service
This is sad news as before I was a Microsoft MVP I had a sub and it was at a resonable price now it looks Like MSDN is the only way but I do hope they lower the prices for the average user. :( [b]Summary: [/b]One of the best software deals around is about to be retired. Microsoft announced today that after 15 years it will shut down its TechNet subscriptions service in 60 days. Microsoft has other, similar programs, but none are as generous as TechNet. [b]Good night, TechNet.[/b] The online Technet blogs and customer support forums will live on, but Microsoft announced today in a letter to subscribers that it plans to retire its venerable TechNet subscriptions service. New subscriptions will no longer be available after August 31, 2013, and the subscription service will shut down as current subscribers' contracts end. [img]http://cdn-static.zdnet.com/i/r/story/70/00/017541/technet-logo-547x200.png?hash=BQH1A2LmL2&upscale=1[/img] [b][url=http://www.zdnet.com/
Opera 15 arrives with Chromium-based rapid-release revamp
Who invented email?
Electronic mail is generally known as email or e-mail and it is a way of exchanging digital messages from one computer network to another. Email was invented by Raymond Samuel Tomlinson in late 1971s on ARPANET network. He was born in 1941 at Amsterdam, New York and completed his graduation from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. Ray Tomlinson is a computer engineer by profession. The first email sent by Tomlison was between two computers placed side by side. These two computers were connected using the ARPANET network. Originally the transmission of email from one computer to another computer was done directly. Both computers had to be online at the same time for instant messaging. Present day computers use email servers and these email servers forward, accept, store and deliver messages. Users need not be online simultaneously and have to be connected only for a brief period of time to the email server, for the duration it takes for sending or receiving messages. source: [url=h
Amidst iWatch Rumors, YSL CEO joins the Apple Team
"Tech, I'd like to introduce you to Fashion...Fashion this is Tech". As speculation continues about Apple getting into the wearable computing business, numerous reports (like this [url=http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421349,00.asp]PC Mag story[/url]) confirm that the world's most valuable tech company has hired YSL CEO Paul Deneve, luring him away from his post in one of the world's most famous fashion houses to take on a 'Special Projects' role. And while the seemingly unlikely partnership may see strange to some, Deneve is actually quite the Apple vet-in fact, he served as the manager of sales and marketing for them in the 90's in Europe. If anything, this move adds more fuel to the iWatch-is-imminent fire. "...But if reports mentioning the "special projects" nature of Deneve's assignment are accurate, his mission will likely be far more interesting than simply shepherding the growth of Apple's retail operation. Deneve's unique mix of Apple experience and fashion
Microsoft To Add Bing Ads To Windows 8.1 Search
[quote][b]Robert Hof[/b] wrote: [i]Continuing to plug away at [url=http://www.forbes.com/companies/google/]Google[/url] ‘s dominant share of the lucrative search advertising market, [url=http://www.forbes.com/companies/microsoft/]Microsoft[/url] today [url=http://community.advertising.microsoft.com/msa/en/global/b/blog/archive/2013/07/02/new-search-ad-experience-windows-8-1.aspx]announced[/url] that it will [url=http://community.bingads.microsoft.com/ads/en/bingads/b/blog/archive/2013/07/02/new-search-ad-experiences-within-windows-8-1.aspx]add[/url] its [url=https://secure.bingads.microsoft.com/]Bing Ads[/url] system to the new version of Windows due to launch later this year.[/i] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4802iA35EDA74993595C0.png[/img] [i]Last week, the software giant [url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/forrester/2013/06/26/windows-8-1-puts-microsoft-on-track-for-a-better-year-in-2014/]launched a preview of Window 8.1[/url], a
Microsoft rolls out first Windows 8.1 bug fixes
[quote][b]Lance Whitney[/b] wrote: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4806iE2BA8AACA8ECF41D.jpg[/img] [i] [/i] [i] [/i] [i]The [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/operating-systems/microsoft-windows-8-1/4505-3671_7-35798810.html]Windows 8.1 Preview[/url] has received its first set of bug fixes less than a week after its debut.[/i] [i]Rolled out Tuesday, the six updates address several issues, two of which are rated important and four rated as recommended items.[/i] [/quote] [u][b]Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57592115-75/microsoft-rolls-out-first-windows-8.1-bug-fixes/]here[/url][/b][/u].
Motorola's New Ad is Right On Time
Google really wants the new Motorola to succeed... While we have to wait and see if the Moto X 'superphone' will live up to the hype, one thing's for certain: At least Motorola has it's timing right this time. Check out their new ad: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4792iD489D8F5ACCDF99E.png[/img] (Source: ARS Technica) [url=http://ars.to/14Oeoff]Full Story[/url] What do you think about 'Googlerola' taking the "All-American" messaging and the design-it-yourself angle?
Is yahoo mail down for you?
Are there any members here that use yahoo mail? Could you please check to see if yahoo mail is down for you? When I sign in it says they are experiencing technical difficulties. I'm unable to follow up on my support ticket because the password I use for my support ticket is in my Yahoo mail account. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4762i52F78117D1E451DA.jpg[/img]
Google Reader's death makes substitutes see green
Survey says: 10% of former Google Reader users willing to pony up $20 to $45 a yed ar for a high-quality replacement. Half of the users polled by SurveyMonkey, which conducted a survey in late April in collaboration with Feedly, one of the firms that is vying to replace Google Reader, said that they would be willing to pay for an RSS service. Full Read Here:[url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240225/Google_Reader_s_death_makes_substitutes_see_green]http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240225/Google_Reader_s_death_makes_substitutes_see_green[/url]
Teenager beats tech giants to launch world's first smart WATCH that has a built-in camera
A group of college students from India - including a designer who is just 17 years old - has beaten the likes of Apple, Google and Sony to launch the world's first fully-featured smartwatch. Called Androidly, the device comes with Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and a camera built-in. The £150 watch can also be used as a phone to make calls and send texts using a phone SIM card and packs up to 16GB of storage. Although other smart watches, including the Pebble and Sony's Live Watch, can wirelessly connect with mobile phones, Androidly is the first to come with the operating system fully integrated. [u][i][b]Read [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2352647/Teenager-beats-tech-giants-launch-worlds-smart-WATCH-makes-calls-comes-built-camera.html]here[/url].[/b][/i][/u] [u][i][b] [/b][/i][/u] [u][b][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4784i8595D721D47ACF8C.jpg[/img] [/b][/u] [u][i][b]Built-in GPS lets wearers use Google Maps on their
Firefox OS phone launches Tuesday in Spain at $3 a month
Spain-based carrier Telefonica will release on Tuesday the very first Firefox OS phone -- the inexpensive ZTE Open. The launch is a significant milestone in Mozilla's attempt to crack the Apple and Google mobile strongholds. Full Read Here:[url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57591716-94/firefox-os-phone-launches-tuesday-in-spain-at-$3-a-month/]http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57591716-94/firefox-os-phone-launches-tuesday-in-spain-at-$3-a-month/[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4730i7B4DA89AEC7D13ED.jpg[/img]
Surgically implanted headphones are literally 'in-ear'
That's what Rich Lee decided to do. Inspired by an Instructables tutorial on how to [url=http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Invisible-Earphones/]make invisible headphones[/url] using magnets and a coil necklace with an attached amplifier, the 34-year-old entrepreneur went a step further and implanted one such headphone in each ear. Full Read Here:[url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57591584-1/surgically-implanted-headphones-are-literally-in-ear/]http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57591584-1/surgically-implanted-headphones-are-literally-in-ear/[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4744i5D71A46999F07190.jpg[/img][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4746i1C78DF9DB4EBF5DA.jpg[/img]
Insult someone on Twitter or Facebook? A crime in Grenada
Lawmakers on the island of Grenada are tired of online "mischief." So they've banned it. How might this affect the nation's discourse? So they have passed a law that makes it a criminal offense to insult someone online. Full Read Here:[url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57591666-71/insult-someone-on-twitter-or-facebook-a-crime-in-grenada/]http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57591666-71/insult-someone-on-twitter-or-facebook-a-crime-in-grenada/[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4738i4433DB2739563C54.png[/img]
Why are computers so important?
Computer is an electronic device used in almost every field even where it is most unexpected. That is why this age is called as the era of IT. And now we cannot imagine a world without computers. It is made up of two things one is the hardware and other is software. All physical components of computer like keyboard, mouse, monitor etc comes under the hardware whereas all the programs and languages used by the computer are called software. These days computers are the tools for not only engineers and scientists but also they are being used by millions of people around the world. Computer has become very important nowadays because it is very much accurate, fast and can accomplish many tasks easily. Otherwise to complete those tasks manually much more time is required. It can do very big calculations in just a fraction of a second. Moreover it can store huge amount of data in it. We also get information on different aspects using internet on our computer. Full Read Here:[url=http:/
Yahoo kills a dozen more products to sharpen its focus
Yahoo is slimming itself down again by axing 12 of its products, part of an ongoing effort to sharpen its focus on services it thinks people need in their daily lives. The list includes AltaVista, the granddaddy of search engines, and Yahoo RSS Alerts. The other products, including Yahoo Axis, Citizen Sports and Yahoo Browser Plus, are less well known. Full Read Here:[url=http://www.pcworld.com/article/2043290/yahoo-kills-a-dozen-more-products-to-sharpen-its-focus.html]http://www.pcworld.com/article/2043290/yahoo-kills-a-dozen-more-products-to-sharpen-its-focus.html[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4664iCCD2226FA0A4C385.jpg[/img]
Smartphone market share consolidates at top, study shows
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4640iE5169AFDBEA00D78.jpg[/img] The smartphone market leaders are more entrenched, and that's bad news for the underlings, based on a new study from ComScore. ComScore's [url=http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Press_Releases/2013/6/comScore_Reports_May_2013_U.S._Smartphone_Subscriber_Market_Share]latest MobiLens report[/url] had no shifts in status among the major phone manufacturers and mobile operating systems in the three months ended in May, but the top two in both fields gained share while the bottom three all lost ground. Apple ranked as the top phone maker with 39.2 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers, up 0.3 percentage point from the prior quarter, followed by Samsung with 23 percent market share, up 1.7 points. But HTC , Motorola, and LG, which rounded out the top five, and all lost share. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4642iC78909BD9149721B.png[/img] As the
Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch review: So light. So small. So good.
Not everyone wants to buy an Apple laptop, but serious Windows 8 competitors to the MacBook Air have been few and far between. When Windows 8 systems started rolling out last year, it seemed like PC manufacturers spent all their efforts trying to make some sort of hybrid or convertible laptop. For their regular clamshell notebooks, the most they did was install Windows 8 and put in a touch screen. But, based on the Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch ultrabook (and its smaller linemate, the [url=http://www.cnet.com/laptops/sony-vaio-pro-11/4505-3121_7-35781039.html]Vaio Pro 11[/url]), it looks like the wait for some interesting ultrabooks might be over thanks to the launch of [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57587411-220/intels-new-fourth-gen-haswell-processors-what-you-need-to-know-faq/]Intel's fourth-gen Core i-series processors[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4636i76C566231E930385.jpg[/img] The carbon-fiber-constructed Pro 13 weighs o
Wearable computers: The next generation
Computing devices you can wear are still in their infancy, but a host of clever new designs are in the works. Get a peek at the brave new world of wearable computers, from sensor-laden surgical gloves to workout clothes that monitor your moves. Full Read Here:[url=http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/74332]http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/74332[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4630iA3DD6021282FE365.png[/img]
Webmail war: Gmail vs. Outlook.com vs. Yahoo Mail
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have all rolled out major changes to their free webmail services. Which now offers the best organization, message handling, mobile options and advanced features? There's little question that Web-based email has captured a major portion of the user base. The conveniences of webmail -- all your messages in one place, few or no practical limits on storage, access from almost any client device -- make it all the more appealing to generations of users for whom client apps like Outlook are clunky relics. Full Read Here:[url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236988/Webmail_war_Gmail_vs._Outlook.com_vs._Yahoo_Mail]http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236988/Webmail_war_Gmail_vs._Outlook.com_vs._Yahoo_Mail[/url]
Researchers boost fiber optics, potentially boosting Internet speed
Fiber-optic cables that deliver Internet service are almost filled to the brim with data, but a novel experiment has demonstrated that they may be able to carry much more. By changing a property called spin of the light waves that transmit information, researchers have discovered a way to not only store more information, but send it over long distances reliably. Full Read Here: [url=http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/06/28/researchers-boost-fiber-optics-potentially-boosting-internet-speed/]http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/06/28/researchers-boost-fiber-optics-potentially-boosting-internet-speed/[/url][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4614i5472423B23D7B224.jpg[/img]
Five reasons Windows 8.1 is a winner
Windows 8.1 has gone a long way towards fixing some but certainly not all of Windows 8's woes. Here are five ways Windows 8.1 improves upon Windows 8. Full Read Here: [url=http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/22412/five-reasons-windows-81-winner]http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/22412/five-reasons-windows-81-winner[/url]
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