Day: December 21, 2018

It’s a Christmas miracle: Logitech backs down from Harmony home hub API armageddon

It was The Reg wot won it? Logitech has backed down from screwing over its smart home Harmony Hub loyalists after an outpouring of anger from customers.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Mars Express Beams Back Images of Ice-Filled Korolev Crater

An anonymous reader shares a report: The stunning Korolev crater in the northern lowlands of Mars is filled with ice all year round owing to a trapped layer of cold Martian air that keeps the water frozen. The 50-mile-wide crater contains 530 cubic miles of water ice, as much as Great Bear Lake in northern…

7 Business Metrics Security Pros Need to Know

These days, security has to speak the language of business. These KPIs will get you started. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Weather Forecasting Clock Makes An Almighty Racket

The old-fashioned alarm clock was a staple of cartoons in years past, with loud clanging bells and slap-to-shutoff functionality. Despite being an excellent dramatic device, these classic timepieces began to lose favor to the digital clock radio, and, in more recent times, the smartphone alarm. However, [LenkaDesign] has come up with this excellent build that…

Silicon Valley CEO thrown in the cooler for three years, ordered to pay back $1.5m for lying about startup’s health

Yes, apparently, that can actually happen The CEO of a Silicon Valley startup has been jailed for three years, and fined $1.5m, for defrauding investors in his gift-card app business.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

ACLU To Feds: Your ‘Hacking Presents a Unique Threat To Individual Privacy’

The American Civil Liberties Union, along with Privacy International, a similar organization based in the United Kingdom, have now sued 11 federal agencies, demanding records about how those agencies engage in what is often called “lawful hacking.” From a report: The activist groups filed Freedom of Information Act requests to the FBI, the Drug Enforcement…

Star Wars 9, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones: When will we get trailers? – CNET

The Avengers: Endgame trailer didn’t end the game. We want more. …read more Source:: CNet

Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and UK Accuse China of APT10 Hacking Spree

A day after the US Department of Justice charged two Chinese nationals for being members of a state-sponsored hacking group and accused the Chinese government of orchestrating a string of hacks around the world, five other governments have stepped in with similar accusations. From a report: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK have…

Nike cuts price of its self-lacing shoes, but they’re still not cheap – CNET

The price of the Back to the Future-style shoes is dropping by more than half. …read more Source:: CNet

What’s next for 2019? IoT trends and predictions

Will IoT hit the mainstream in 2019? A new study by Arm reveals what customers want next year. …read more Source:: ZDNet