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For ERP LN feature pack upgrade, what method of install are you using?
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Fruit of an acquisition: Apple AI software goes open

The Register - 1 hour 19 min ago
Turi Create lands on GitHub

Apple's joined other juggernauts of the tech sector by releasing an open source AI framework.…

SEC chairman urges 'extreme caution' with cryptocurrencies - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 12 min ago
The commission's chairman warns of scams and market manipulation as Bitcoin hits record valuations on a near-daily basis.

Juno's July fly-by gave NASA a close-up of the Great Red Spot

The Register - 2 hours 16 min ago
Heat-driven storm is hundreds of kilometres deep

video It's at least 150 years old, one-and-a-half Earths wide, reaches 300 km (around 200 miles) into Jupiter's atmosphere – and now, thanks to data from the Juno probe, NASA's offering the chance to take a virtual dive into the famous Great Red Spot.…

The 39 best holiday shopping deals right now: Dec. 11 update - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 31 min ago
With just two weeks until Christmas, some better-than-Black Friday deals are starting to pop up.

Google's Project Zero reveals Apple jailbreak exploit

The Register - 4 hours 19 min ago
Holy Moley! iOS and MacOS were wholly holey

Ian Beer of Google's Project Zero bod has followed up on a “coming soon” Twitter teaser with a jailbreakable iOS and Mac OS vulnerability.…

The children whose gaming turns to gambling

BBC Technology News - 5 hours 6 min ago
Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency.

Archive of 1.4 BEEELION credentials in clear text found in dark web archive

The Register - 5 hours 15 min ago
Find shows people still suck at passwords

A data dump containing over 1.4 billion email addresses, passwords, and other credentials, all in clear text, has been found online by security shop @4iQ.…

Netflix silent about ridicule as it discusses punters' viewing habits

The Register - 5 hours 18 min ago
Vid biz's admission shows that no data is private

A tweet sent in jest from Netflix's official Twitter account on Sunday evening has called the company's data practices into question.…

Alfa Romeo 4C will get a much-desired update next year - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 22 min ago
Milan’s pint-size sports car is set to receive its first serious refresh in 2018.

Apple's pushing into gyms with GymKit: What you need to know - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 40 min ago
The Apple Watch can now tap-to-pair with new connected fitness machines. Here's how it works.

Internet sites to protest Trump Admin's net neutrality plan - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 43 min ago
A group of sites plan to take action to draw attention to a crucial FCC vote planned for Dec. 14 that could dismantle Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Nope, this isn’t the HTTPS-validated Stripe website you think it is

Ars Technica - 5 hours 56 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Ian Carroll)

For a decade, some security professionals have held out extended validation certificates as an innovation in website authentication because they require the person applying for the credential to undergo legal vetting. That's a step up from less stringent domain validation that requires applicants to merely demonstrate control over the site's Internet name. Now, a researcher has shown how EV certificates can be used to trick people into trusting scam sites, particularly when targets are using Apple's Safari browser.

Researcher Ian Carroll filed the necessary paperwork to incorporate a business called Stripe Inc. He then used the legal entity to apply for an EV certificate to authenticate the Web page https://stripe.ian.sh/. When viewed in the address bar, the page looks eerily similar to https://stripe.com/, the online payments service that also authenticates itself using an EV certificate issued to Stripe Inc.

The demonstration is concerning because many security professionals counsel end users to look for EV certificates when trying to tell if a site such as https://www.paypal.com is an authentic Web property rather than a fly-by-night look-alike page that's out to steal passwords. But as Carroll's page shows, EV certs can also be used to trick end users into thinking a page has connections to a trusted service or business when in fact no such connection exists. The false impression can be especially convincing when end users use Apple's Safari browser because it often strips out the domain name in the address bar, leaving only the name of the legal entity that obtained the EV certificate.

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Reality Check

BBC Technology News - 5 hours 56 min ago
Does the crypto-currency Bitcoin really use more electricity than Ireland?

Ford’s 300-mile electric SUV heads to Mexico to make way for autonomy - Roadshow

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The blue oval plans to pad margins thanks to Mexico’s lower labor costs.

Care for all

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These are the choices faced by many families living in Kenya's slums. Could technology help?

Trump to NASA: fly me (or some other guys) to the Moon

The Register - 6 hours 12 min ago
POTUS also wants to Make Mars Great Again

President Trump has called on NASA to focus its attention on returning humans to the Moon and landing on Mars.…

Alexa can finally wake you up before you go-go - CNET

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Amazon is going to either give you your favorite song to wake up to or make you hate it.

The Galaxy S9 could get a more secure iris scanner, says report - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2017 - 11:52pm
The new scanner could help make mobile banking transactions more secure.

Microsoft’s Q# quantum programming language out now in preview

Ars Technica - December 11, 2017 - 11:30pm

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft today launched a preview version of a new programming language for quantum computing called Q#. The industry giant also launched a quantum simulator that developers can use to test and debug their quantum algorithms.

The language and simulator were announced in September. The then-unnamed language was intended to bring traditional programming concepts—functions, variables, and branches, along with a syntax-highlighted development environment complete with quantum debugger—to quantum computing, a field that has hitherto built algorithms from wiring up logic gates. Microsoft's hope is that this selection of tools, along with the training material and documentation, will open up quantum computing to more than just physicists.

Given that quantum computers are still rare, Microsoft has built an as-yet-unnamed quantum simulator to run those quantum programs. The local version, released as part of the preview, can support programs using up to 32 quantum bits (qubits), using some 32GB of RAM. Microsoft is also offering an Azure version of the simulator, scaling up to 40 qubits.

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Skin betting: 500,000 children gamble every week, Gambling Commission warns

BBC Technology News - December 11, 2017 - 11:28pm
Gamers as young as 11 bet using virtual weapons within video games which are then exchanged for cash.

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