Facebook login system blocked by Great Firewall of China causing DDoS panic

Internet users in China have been unable to connect to a number of popular foreign websites over the last few days, apparently due to what security reporter Brian Krebs describes as a “screw-up” by government censors. Krebs says the issue – an apparent mistake – was quickly rectified, but many users are still having trouble reaching affected sites […]

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Student jailed for using keylogger to up his exam marks

A university student who plugged keyloggers into his school’s computers to snatch staff passwords, access the exam application and jack up five test scores has been jailed. The Telegraph reports that bioscience student Imran Uddin, 25, was sentenced to 4 months of jail time after using a keylogger to steal staff passwords at the University […]

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Google exec dies in Mt Everest avalanche after Nepal quake

Google executive Dan Fredinburg is among those who lost their lives due to the devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, which had a preliminary magnitude of 7.8. Fredinburg’s sister Megan confirmed his passing in a post to his Instagram account in which she described his death as being caused by a major head injury following […]

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Tesla’s Site And Twitter Account Hacked

It was a rough Saturday for Tesla’s IT department: they had both their website and Twitter account hijacked. Update, 3:50 P.M: Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s personal Twitter account was seemingly hijacked briefly around this time, as well. The first signs of the hijacking popped up around 1:52 P.M. pacific, when a tweet from the account […]

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Nigerian accused of hacking bank computer to steal $340 million

A Nigerian man has been arraigned in an Abuja high court, charged with hacking into a bank server and siphoning out more than N68 billion (over $340 million, £225 million). The man, Stephen Omaidu, a graduate of Kogi State Polytechnic in Lokoja, entered a not guilty plea and has been remanded in custody pending his […]

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Apple Watch Keeps Ticking After 15 Minutes Under Water

It’s a hot day. You jump into a swimsuit, hop into the pool, and… suddenly remember that your Apple Watch is still on your wrist. Well, crap — $600 wrist computer ruined, right? Nope. In an early user test, at least, it seems the Apple Watch is pretty darn water resistant. The guys over at […]

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Welcome To The Age Of 4D Printers…..but has Kenya embraced 3D printing?

Welcome to Future World where the weird is commonplace! To wit: engineers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science have created a 4D printer. That doesn’t mean the printer outputs objects into the space-time continuum. Instead, it means they are building objects that can change based on the physics of the materials used. […]

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Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface is a series of computing devices, including tablet computers and interactive whiteboards, designed and created by Microsoft. First announced on June 18, 2012 by the then CEO, Steve Ballmer at a Los Angeles event in Milk Studios, Surface was the first major initiative by Microsoft to integrate its Windows operating system with its […]

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Google Funds Algorithm That Targets Internet Trolls For Banning

Google recently funded a study by Stanford and Cornell scientists that resulted in an algorithm that can identify and target Internet trolls for banning with an 80 percent accuracy rate. In today’s modern world, the Internet is full of trolls: those antisocial Internet users who wish to do nothing more than disrupt conversation and make […]

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Turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

The modern smartphone is a wonder of modern technology, and in combination with the carrier network can allow you to make calls from the densest urban jungle to Mount Everest. But despite the amazing global coverage of the carrier networks, sometimes it just isn’t enough. This is when you need to rely on satellite coverage. […]

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