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Webcams involved in Dyn DDoS attack recalled

TechCrunch - 35 min 50 sec ago
camera-modul Dyn said last week it identified “10s of millions” of unique IP addresses involved in the massive botnet DDoS attack on its managed DNS services, which knocked out Twitter, Amazon and others sites for many users. At least some of those devices are now subject to a recall, with Chinese electronics company Hangzhou Xiongmai recalling web cameras using its components that were… Read More

Vixole's Matrix shoe puts an active LED display on your feet

Engadget - 46 min 39 sec ago
Now that Nike's Back to the Future-inspired high tops exist, and the famous self-lacing tech has arrived on a consumer product, even footwear is beginning to get smarter. With a little crowdfunding help, Vixole will be making its own contribution to...

Blockchain gets its first test with international trade

Engadget - 1 hour 33 min ago
Some financial gurus are convinced that blockchain (the underlying tech behind bitcoin) is the future of business, and they might already have some proof. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Wells Fargo have conducted the first international, inte...

AT&T's massive Time Warner deal stirs up social media - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 39 min ago
Social Cues: Also, "The Walking Dead" premiere was quite the bash on Facebook and Twitter.

Apple Watch still ahead as smartwatch sales decline - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 54 min ago
Apple's timepiece is still the best-selling smartwatch, but the company is losing ground to Garmin.

Note 7 debacle forces Samsung to offer next-gen discounts in Korea

Engadget - 2 hours 14 min ago
In an effort to retain Galaxy Note 7 customers in South Korea, Samsung is offering a big discount on the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 models. The company will effectively offer 50 percent off the next-gen phone, provided that Note 7 customers...

T-Mobile scoops up most of Verizon, AT&T's lost customers - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 16 min ago
Once again, T-Mobile outstrips the rest of the industry in growth, adding more phone customers than the rest of the industry combined.

Yes, Galaxy Note 8 will still arrive in 2017 - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 30 min ago
Samsung isn't giving up on the Note just yet.

Americans uneasy with IoT devices like those used in Dyn DDoS attack, survey finds

TechCrunch - 2 hours 47 min ago
iot-stranger A coordinated botnet attack effectively choked internet access to a large number of popular sites last week, and the attack itself was made possible in large part due to the spread of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Yet a new survey just released by IT security firm ESET and the National Cyber Security Alliance found that a good portion of Americans are not conformable with said… Read More

IBM Watson collaborates on EP with Grammy-winning producer

Engadget - 3 hours 7 min ago
IBM's Watson has upended any romantic notions of songwriting by making it a precise formula of inspiration, emotion, musical theory and trends. The AI system's new music algorithm, called "Beat," helped producer Alex da Kid create his first solo EP o...

Microsoft plans Brexit-inspired price hike for UK - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 22 min ago
Following in the footsteps of other tech companies, Microsoft is adjusting prices to compensate for the change in value of the British pound.

A quadriplegic's challenge: Make me a touch-free phone - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 37 min ago
The Sesame Enable app uses a phone's front-facing camera and voice commands to give the physically disabled a way to use the device.

For the disability community, tech is the great equalizer - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 37 min ago
Welcome to Tech Enabled, a new series chronicling the role tech plays in providing new kinds of accessibility.

Singapore will trial a full-size autonomous bus

Engadget - 4 hours 16 min ago
Singapore will trial a pair of driverless buses. No, not micro buses, nor "Ollis" -- full-sized buses, measuring 12 meters (40 feet) long. The vehicles will operate in the Jurong West region of Singapore, where the island's Nanyang Technological Univ...

The Morning After: Monday October 24th 2016

Engadget - 5 hours 37 min ago
Happy Monday. Over the weekend, we sampled smart-refrigerated wine, looked back on 15 years of iPod, and asked Amazon's AI to fact-check politicians for us. Coming up this week: Apple's MacBook event, some news from Microsoft, and a lot of companies...

Linux exploit gives any user full access in five seconds

Engadget - 6 hours 22 min ago
If you need another reason to be paranoid about network security, a serious exploit that attacks a nine-year-old Linux kernel flaw is now in the wild. The researcher who found it, Phil Oester, told V3 that the attack is "trivial to execute, never fai...

Microsoft to raise some UK prices by up to 22 percent over Brexit

Engadget - 7 hours 6 min ago
Like it or not, the outcome of the Brexit vote has caused a lot of financial uncertainty in the UK. The government has yet to decide which course to take when it invokes Article 50, effectively triggering an exit from the European Union, but some maj...

UK games retailer charges for its PSVR demos

Engadget - 9 hours 6 min ago
Still not sold on VR? Got a PS4? But still not sure? Then you should probably test it out before laying down the hundreds of dollars (or pounds) the peripheral costs. But you probably shouldn't have to pay to do so. But that's exactly what UK retaile...

Panasonic's home of the future will blow your mind - CNET

CNET News - 10 hours ago
Kitchens are still a ways off from cooking and cleaning by themselves, but perhaps these few innovations might just make the home a little bit closer to the world of tomorrow.