Month: October 2016

iCar release date rumours, evidence and images

  Since February 2015, there have been various reports that Apple is working on a car that will “give Tesla a run for its money” after Business Insider spoke to an Apple employee with knowledge of the subject. This coupled with sightings of cars registered to …

Office for Mac 2016 features, UK price & more

Office for Mac 2016 first launched as part of Office 365 in July of 2015, but Mac users wanting to buy a copy outright, rather than subscribe, had to wait for Microsoft to launch the boxed version. That finally happened in September, when those Mac users …

NoNotifications Indicator 0.9 Released With New Features

NoNotifications is an Ubuntu indicator for temporarily suppressing NotifyOSD (which is used by Unity) notifications. This can be useful for presentations, when working, and so on, to prevent unwanted notifications. The indicator was completely rewritten recently, bringing some new features. With the new version, there’s an …

Desktop Gmail Client `WMail` 2.0.0 Stable Released

WMail is a free, open source desktop client for Gmail and Google Inbox, available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. The application is a wrapper for Gmail / Google Inbox with unlimited account support, on top of which it adds features such as native desktop notifications (notification …

SpaceView: Ubuntu File System Usage Indicator

SpaceView is an Ubuntu indicator which displays the file system usage, created as a response to an AskUbuntu question. The AppIndicator displays a list of devices in its menu, and clicking on any of them sets it as default, displaying its free space directly on the …

Google’s AIs learn how to encrypt their own messages

  Neural networks could create encryption that becomes stronger as you hack it A Google AI system learned how to build its own encryption key, and to make it stronger after being attacked. Google’s deep learning unit, Brain, built two neural networks, ‘Alice’ and ‘Bob’, to …

Facebook might stop censoring some newsworthy content

  Social network’s about-turn comes after censoring Vietnam photo Facebook has pledged to not ban images that are newsworthy, even if they break the social network’s community standards. In a blog post, Joel Kaplan, VP of global public policy, and Justin Osofsky, VP of global operations, …

Another emergency patch fixes ‘critical’ Flash player flaw

  Adobe say the update will patch a significant vulnerability affecting Windows users Adobe has warned its customers to update Flash player software immediately, following the discovery of a ‘critical’ flaw that has already been exploited by malware. The emergency security update released yesterday aims to …

Intel debuts Atom E3900 Series for IoT

  The processor has been developed to offer greater power and stability Intel has announced its latest range of Atom Processors, designed specifically to bring IoT devices to life and power automotive experiences. The Intel Atom Processor E3900 Series uses 14-nanometer silicon technology to ensure it …

Was Mirai malware behind Dyn DDoS attack?

  IoT-powered malware may have caused Twitter, Spotify & Reddit outage Mirai, the botnet malware that was made open source at the beginning of this month, was allegedly behind the DDoS attack that took out Twitter, Github and Spotify, among others, on Friday. The attack, which …

Intel Haswell chips open to malware flaw

  The vulnerability applies to Haswell chips installed in Linux, Windows, Android and iOS Researchers from the universities of Binghamton and California claim to have found that Intel Haswell microprocessors running on Linux, Windows, Android and Apple’s iOS and MacOS have a vulnerability that could leave …