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The Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute has nominated transport systems, machine learning, and smart robots as needing better risk and threat analysis.…
Minister doesn't mention scandals at current operator, says it's time to modernise
Australia will conduct a review of how the nation's .au top level domain is managed.…
Plan avoids the need for new fibre to connect a squillion small cells
+COMMENT Cisco and CableLabs have put their heads together in the hope they can convince mobile network operators that with a bit of unicorn-dust, DOCSIS networks can support the LTE small-cell rollout.…
Xen pins seven bugs to the card, all with guests doing nasty things to hosts
The Xen Project has posted advisories and patches for seven bugs, most of which let guests run denial-of-service (DoS) attacks on hosts.…
Some people are complaining about the Pixel 2 XL's screen. But the issue isn't as straightforward as it sounds.
The actor credits the now-defunct Napster music-sharing network with spurring his interest in tech.
Even penguintastic desktops when lodged in DeX dock
Samsung has announced it will soon become possible to run actual proper Linux on its Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones – and even Linux desktops.…
As the Nintendo Switch loses some of its brand-new luster, fans have begun to question a few key missing features, from the long-running Virtual Console service to traditional apps like media players and Web browsers. Thus, any new major firmware for the Switch is likely to get fans' hopes up about new functionality, and sure enough Switch firmware 4.0, out on Wednesday, brings a few new features to the table.
Arguably the most notable addition is one that comes oh-so-close to fixing a major Switch problem: the inability to back up any save game data. Switch 4.0 officially adds profile and save transfers between Switch systems. This process will entirely wipe whatever selected data is moved from the source system. This is the first time Switch owners have been able to move save data in any official capacity, as opposed to having save data being completely trapped on a default system, but it's still a far cry from being able to take your console's save files and store them somewhere secure, like a spare SD card or a computer. (Purchases are linked to a universal profile, and these have already been transferable, so long as the source console's licenses are deactivated first.)
We can only hope this feature rollout is a hint of more functionality in the future. Otherwise, the race is still on for hackers and exploiters to beat Nintendo to the save-backup punch (and thereby drive legitimate users towards hacks in the process).
Leader Xi Jinping also wants to crimp 'erroneous viewpoints' with more net censorship
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has outlined the nation's technological ambitions in his opening address to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).…
You're doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early
Redmond wags its finger
A few weeks ago, Google paid Microsoft $7,500 after Redmond's security gurus found, exploited and reported a vulnerability in the Chrome browser – a flaw that would allow malicious webpages to run malware on PCs.…
In response to reports Russians attempted to influence the election by buying online ads, Sen. John McCain joins two Democratic senators in backing The Honest Ads Act.
The US Federal Aviation Administration says the news network can make routine flights of unmanned aerial vehicles over people.
Commentary: Jonathan Mann took it upon himself to chuckle at how vulnerable the MacBook Pro's space bar is to, well, dust.
Redmond now able to host projects like ████████ and █████████████ in █████ and ███████████
Microsoft's Azure cloud has been approved to host classified-level applications for the US government.…
New software animates still photos so that subjects can be made to smile and pull expressions.
Reps. Keith Ellison and John Conyers send the social media company a letter asking it to outline its policies on hate speech and advertising.
The military-certified cell phone is rated to resist a dunking and dust.
The Samsung 360 Round is also about the size of a Roomba.
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has filed patent lawsuits against Amazon and Microsoft, using patents it acquired from a company called SRC Labs, according to reports in Reuters and CNBC.
Until recently, the patents were owned by a holding company called SRC Labs, which is a co-plaintiff in today's lawsuit. The lawsuits against Amazon and Microsoft are the second and third lawsuits filed by patent-holding companies working together with Native American tribes. Patent-holding companies, sometimes derided in the tech industry as "patent trolls," produce no goods or services and make their revenue from filing lawsuits.
At least two patent-holding companies have chosen to give their patents to Native American tribes, seeking to benefit from tribal "sovereign immunity" that could avoid certain types of patent reviews at the US Patent Office.
A tweet by a self-driving car engineer appears to show the system Apple is working on for its own Titan autonomous car project.