Day: December 29, 2018

Malware suspected of hobbling newspapers’ production – CNET

Virus interferes with publishing at Southern California printing plant. …read more Source:: CNet

‘My Airbnb Guests Threw a New Year’s Party For 300 People’

“What’s the worst that can happen?” thought Nicko Feinberg last December when he listed his house on Airbnb. The listing explicitly said no parties. Then a request came through to book the house for one night on New Year’s Day. It was from a young man, probably in his early 20s. He had one review…

Open Source IDE for FPGAs as QtCreator Learns Verilog

Classic battles: PC vs Mac, Emacs vs Vi, Tastes Great vs Less Filling, and certainly one that we debate around the Hackaday watercooler: command line or IDE? There’s something to be said for using good old command line tools, and even if you like to configure your favorite editor to be nearly an IDE, at…

Could You Live Without Your Smartphone?

Three-quarters of Canadians own smartphones– and 94% of 15- to 34-year-olds. But this week the Globe and Mail profiled “digital refuseniks” who are “deliberately logging off — and they say it’s done wonders for their imaginations and peace of mind.” They are hidden among us, neither jobless nor friendless, and living quite happily. Cut off…

‘Snowden Refugee’ Has No Regrets for Helping Whistleblower

Woman who helped hide Edward Snowden faces uncertain future and says she has no regrets. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Endings and Easter eggs in Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch – CNET

It’s like a how-to guide for spoiling the very, very dark interactive movie. …read more Source:: CNet

YouTube Apologizes For Tweeting Somebody Else’s Video

YouTube’s controversial year-end “Rewind” video has become “the most-loathed video in the entire history of YouTube,” reports Inc., adding that with 14 million down votes, it now “might just be the most-hated video anybody ever posted anywhere.” “But then came Christmas Day, and YouTube apparently managed to top its own blunder.” How? By uploading a…

The best after-Christmas deals and sales: 40 percent off PS Classic, $20 off JBL Clip 3 and Echo Dot – CNET

Ready to cash in some gift cards? …read more Source:: CNet

EU to fund bug bounty programs for 14 open source projects starting January 2019

Some of the approved projects include KeePass, 7-zip, VLC Media Player, Drupal, and FileZilla. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Chinese Schools Are Using ‘Smart Uniforms’ To Track Their Students’ Locations

“It’s as dystopian as it sounds,” opines The Verge: Chinese schools are now tracking the exact location of their students using chip-equipped “smart uniforms” in order to encourage better attendance rates, according to a report from state-run newspaper The Global Times. Each uniform has two chips in the shoulders which are used to track when…