Category Archives: Computing

Is YouTube safe for kids?

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YouTube is easily the most popular video site online, with an estimated 300 hours of content being uploaded every minute. Obviously, this incredible amount of information can make it hard to properly regulate what should and shouldn’t appear. So, in order to protect younger viewers, Google created YouTube Kids. Now stories are emerging that this […]

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Linux is the dominant operating system for supercomputers

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titan-supercomputer-at-the-oak-ridge-national-laboratory.jpeg Linux is the dominant operating system for supercomputers and is present on 500 of the world’s fastest machines, according to new research. The latest TOP500 Supercomputer list shows that the free, open-source operating system is present on all of the world’s fastest computers. This follows on the back of Linux overtaking MacOS in global […]

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Memory prices to rise by as much as 20 per cent in the fourth quarter, warns DRAMeXchange

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The price of things like this are set to go up. Other brands are available (and they’re going up in price, too) The cost of memory modules for PCs, laptops and smartphones will continue to rise, as demand continues to outstrip supply, according to market research firm DRAMeXchange. However, while buyers will have to pay more for […]

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Should I get Amazon Prime?

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Amazon Prime is continuously growing, both in popularity and in features. To begin with, Amazon Prime was simply a way to get unlimited next day delivery at no extra cost, but it now encompasses a video streaming service, music streaming service, digital books, magazines and comics, unlimited cloud-based photo storage and its newest feature: Amazon […]

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£115 constructed mask bypasses iPhone X Face ID verification

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Network security experts have bypassed the facial authentication technology, Face ID, on Apple’s latest flagship iPhone X smartphone using a 3D printed mask. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred […]

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Qualcomm tells Broadcom: $130bn offer 'dramatically undervalues' the company

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More of this, Qualcomm demands Qualcomm has formally rejected Broadcom’s unsolicited $130bn takeover bid, claiming that the offer “dramatically undervalues” the multi-billion dollar company – a clear indication, though, that a higher… Source link

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Microsoft promises fixes for several long-standing Surface problems

Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar Surface brand has taken many hits in its relatively short and sordid career, while customer support vacillated between inadequate and non-existent. Now, official posts on the Microsoft Answers Forum lend a ray of hope to those who have specific problems. It remains to be seen if the posts reflect a corporate change of […]

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Boeing 757 hacked on the tarmac by Department of Homeland Security in 'controlled experiment'

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A Shanghai Airlines Boeing 757 coming into land. Image via Wikipedia A team of aerospace experts working with the US Department of Homeland Security to conduct a controlled hacking of a Boeing 757 on the ground at an Airport in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The team of academics and industry experts were able to remotely crack the […]

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The future of smart glasses comes into focus

Will smart glasses fog when I drink my morning coffee? So many questions about the future of smart glasses remain unanswered. As we slouch toward the end of the smartphone era, it’s important to consider what comes next — and plan accordingly. Here are the questions technology professionals like us should be asking, with the […]

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Open standards will ease GDPR risk, says Kantara

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The use of open standards can help organisations comply with requirements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), says Colin Wallis, Executive Director of the Kantara Initiative. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your […]

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