Day: October 23, 2018

WikiTribune cuts journalism staff to make way for more community participation – CNET

The news platform is looking for new journalists with “extensive wiki experience” and “fact checking passion.” …read more Source:: CNet

​Health hands Fred IT AU$23m for Australia-wide prescription data-sharing exchange

​Fred IT will lead the new national system for real-time prescription monitoring. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Snapchat helped over 400,000 people register to vote, says report – CNET

The popular app got even more people to register than Taylor Swift did, says The New York Times. …read more Source:: CNet

A look inside San Francisco’s new Amazon Go store – CNET

Just download the app and start shopping. …read more Source:: CNet

HP says: Like, comment and subscribe to our beastly workstations

Boutique PC for middle managers, subscription hardware for creative pros As the Microsoft Surface juggernaut rolls on, there’s added urgency to flogging premium PCs this autumn, with Intel’s chip shortage affecting the lower end of the market, making premium sales more hotly contested.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

City Pays $2K in Ransomware, Stirs ‘Never Pay’ Debate

Many municipalities hit with ransomware don’t have much of a choice when it comes to paying up, experts say. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Multiple iCloud Services Experiencing Issues

Several iCloud services are experiencing problems this afternoon, users reported. While Apple PR has not issued a statement yet, the status page of Apple services reflect the issues, too. Citing people and the status page, news outlet MacRumors reports that Cloud Drive, iCloud Mail, iCloud Keychain, iCloud Contacts, iCloud Calendar, Mail Drop, Find My iPhone,…

‘We broke a few things and will continue to do so… in a careful way’ – Oracle’s Reinhold on Java renovation work

Language is still free, it’s the support that will cost you plenty CodeOne The perennial Oracle OpenWorld sideshow previously known as JavaOne flowered again on Monday under a new name, Oracle Code One. The rebranding, as Stephen Chin, director of the Oracle developer community team, said in April, represents an effort to create a “bigger…

Battling Bots: How to Find Fake Twitter Followers

Duo researchers explain the approach they used to detect automated Twitter profiles and uncover a botnet. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Racing the Beam and Dropping Some Beats

The heart of the Atari 2600 wasn’t the 6502 (or the 6507 for the pedants), it was the TIA chip. This is the chip responsible for drawing graphics on the display, racing the beam, and extremely limited support for sound generation. We haven’t seen many attempts of using the Atari 2600 for chiptunes, but that…