Day: March 2, 2019

How A Lobbying Firm May Have Submitted Fake FCC Comments

Remember when dozens of Americans said their names were used for fake comments sent to America’s FCC opposing net neutrality? Now Gizmodo’s taken a hard look at their past interviews with Dan Germain, the CTO of a company that helps lobbyists construct digital “grassroots” campaigns — and at the conservative nonprofit Center for Individual Freedom…

Programmable Ruler Keeps 1970’s Computing Alive

A ruler seems like a pretty simple device; just a nice straight piece of material with some marks on it. There are some improvements out there to the basic design, like making it out of something flexible or printing a few useful crib notes and formulas on it so you have a handy reference. But…

UFC 235 Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith: Start time, how to watch prelims, PPV, full fight card and more – CNET

It’s the biggest UFC card of the year so far. Here are all the ways you can watch. …read more Source:: CNet

Workplace Theft Is On the Rise

rfengineer tipped us off to this story. The Atlantic reports: Your office is a den of thieves. Don’t take my word for it: When a forensic-accounting firm surveyed workers in 2013, 52 percent admitted to stealing company property. And the thievery is getting worse. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reports that theft of “non-cash”…

Mate X foldable phone: Here’s what it’s really like to use – CNET

We went hands-on with Huawei’s $2,600 foldable phone. …read more Source:: CNet

How Can You Decide Which VPN To Trust?

Slate’s senior technology writer reports that his hunt for a reliable ISP “led me on a convoluted journey through accusations and counteraccusations, companies with shadowy leadership and those with conflicts of interest, and VPN ratings sites that might be even shadier than the companies they’re reviewing.” Many VPNs appear to be outright scams. Others make…

Mate X costs $2,600, but Huawei hints at cheaper foldable phones – CNET

Huawei’s foldable Mate X may just be the tip of the iceberg for the Chinese company’s foldable phone plan. …read more Source:: CNet

SpaceX, NASA successfully launch Crew Dragon on historic test flight – CNET

The landmark unmanned test mission blasts off to the International Space Station, but there’s still work to do. …read more Source:: CNet

New exploit lets attackers take control of Windows IoT Core devices

Exclusive: Researcher creates a remote access trojan for Windows IoT Core smart devices. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Black phones are boring, but sell. Yet for brands, color still matters – CNET

Companies like Samsung, Huawei and Oppo keep making flashy phones for a reason. …read more Source:: CNet