Day: October 30, 2018

Apple Watch OS 5.1 update causing problems for some users – CNET

Today’s update was designed to improve SOS alerts on Apple Watch Series 4, but the upgrade appears to be bricking some Watches during installation. …read more Source:: CNet

Goodnight Kepler! NASA scientists lay the exoplanet expert to rest as it finally runs out of fuel

Raise your glass to the hardy spacecraft that has helped us explore space The Kepler spacecraft has coughed up its last reserves of fuel and is now retired, after helping scientists discover thousands of exoplanets for nearly a decade, NASA announced on Tuesday.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Destructive Cyberattacks Spiked in Q3

Instead of simply fleeing when discovered, adversaries are actively engaging with incident response teams, a new Carbon Black study finds. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Kraken Resurfaces From the Deep Web

Fallout Exploit Kit releases Kraken Cryptor ransomware, giving the simple threat a much larger target pool. …read more Source:: DarkReading

How To Make More Cash From One Game Than 10 James Bond Films

“Red Dead Redemption 2” broke records in its first three days on sale, pulling in more than $725 million in worldwide retail sales and achieving the biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, developer Rockstar Games announced. Here’s a story from Bloomberg Businessweek that goes behind the scenes: In a compensation deal unique to…

Facebook sees stagnating sales and user growth – CNET

We’ve become used to seeing faster growth. …read more Source:: CNet

T-Mobile leads in wireless growth again as it awaits Sprint acquisition – CNET

The Un-carrier doesn’t want to rock the boat right now. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook beats Q3 earnings expectations but user growth remains tepid

Daily active users and monthly active users in Facebook’s most valuable markets remained effectively flat quarter-over-quarter. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Apple Introduces What We’ve All Been Waiting For

The biggest news this week comes from Apple. There’s a new Mac Mini (the press copy says it makes a great digital signage platform but we’ll stick to our Raspberry Pis), a gigantic iPad that costs $1900, and the MacBook Air gets a display with more than 900 pixels of horizontal resolution. It’s big news,…

Google Launches reCAPTCHA v3 That Detects Bad Traffic Without User Interaction

Google has pushed an update to its reCAPTCHA technology that the company has been offering since 2007 to fight off bots on the world wide web. From a report: reCAPTCHA v3, as the new version has been branded, is a complete overhaul of the reCAPTCHA technology that we know and… most of the time hate….