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US government shutdown: List of .gov websites “not secure” grows to over 130

Credit: ID 51838409 © Mopic | Dreamstime.com There are now more than 130 .gov websites marked in browser address bars as “insecure” because expired digital certificates that haven’t been renewed by employees who’ve been furloughed during the US government shutdown, which is now entering its 27th day.       The number of government sites […]

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MasterCard brings an end to surprise charges after free trials

MasterCard has announced a change that’ll help consumers who sign up for free trials: companies will no longer be able to automatically bill them once that trial ends. It’s a common issues consumers face, one that could result in unexpected charges with no way to get a refund. Under the change, assuming the consumer signs […]

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This half-price new Alexa Voice Remote deal won’t last

Shouting at the TV has never been so useful, since smart assistants like Amazon’s Alexa took up occupancy in streaming adapters such as the Fire TV. That’s why we’re such big fans of Amazon’s latest Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote, which not only supports voice control but now has those all-important TV controls too. It’s […]

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GoPro Fusion camera beta firmware adds 5.8K/24fps capture support

GoPro has released a new public beta firmware update for its Fusion camera, enabling a 5.8K capture resolution resulting in 5.6K spherical footage. According to GoPro, the new support results in the most “cinematic quality” produced by the Fusion camera to date, something made even better by support for recording at 24fps. The support for […]

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Ford F-Series all-electric pickup confirmed

Ford will make an all-electric F-Series pickup truck, the automaker has confirmed, giving Tesla’s upcoming pickup EV an unexpected challenger. Sales of F-Series models contribute hugely to Ford’s bottom line, and the automaker recently announced it would be further shifting investment away from traditional cars and more into pickups, SUVs, crossovers, and other utilities. Best-known […]

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NASA’s newest Ultima Thule images reveal object’s slow rotation

A new animation shows Ultima Thule as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft approached it over the duration of seven hours. The animation reveals the object’s rotation as it grows larger, and is joined by a processed alternative that eliminates the size change, leaving only the rotation. The animation was created using raw images taken by NASA’s […]

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Global firms are terrible at spotting IoT breaches – and Australians are even worse

Credit: ID 82661135 © Adam121 | Dreamstime.com Nearly half of businesses have no way to detect whether their Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been breached by outsiders, according to a new global study that found respondents are looking to government bodies to establish and enforce stronger IoT security guidelines. Despite growing investment in IoT […]

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US lays charges for hacking SEC database for filing public company earnings

Credit: ID 130315150 © Firuz Buksayev | Dreamstime.com The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged hackers for illegally accessing the SEC’s EDGAR database to use in illegal trades after the same group had hacked press release services to make trades on non-public information.   The SEC today announced charges against nine people for […]

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Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 operations expected to resume by week’s end

The Hubble has been used by NASA to make some incredible discoveries over the years. The space telescope has also been a bit of trouble as well requiring multiple astronaut visits to fix issues over its lifetime. The most recent trouble for the Hubble came with an anomaly that forced the Wide Field Camera 3 […]

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Snapdragon 855 benchmarks are starting to look impressive

As the mobile platform on which almost all of this year’s high-end smartphones will stand, it’s only natural to hope that the Snapdragon 855 will be everything that Qualcomm is hyping it up to be. The chipmaker’s near silence since unveiling the system-on-chip in early December is almost worrying, as if it wasn’t yet ready […]