Day: September 25, 2019

macOS? More like mac-woe-ess: Google Chrome slip-up trips up SIP-less Apple Macs

Fresh code gives file systems a /var-sectomy – see inside for a manual fix On Tuesday, Google halted deployment of a Chrome update that damaged the file system on some macOS computers and rendered them unable to boot up as normal.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Amazon’s new $60 Echo Dot with Clock answers one of the most common Alexa questions – CNET

Everything we know about Amazon’s new smart speaker. …read more Source:: CNet

NASA working on Transformers-like shape-shifting robots – CNET

Autobots, roll out to Saturn’s moons! …read more Source:: CNet

Magecart Group Targets Routers Behind Public Wi-Fi Networks

Magecart Group 5 has been spotted testing and preparing code to be injected onto commercial routers – potentially opening up guests connecting to Wi-Fi networks to payment data theft. …read more Source:: Threatpost

As Amazon unveils new devices, global smart home spending tipped to hit $100B this year – CNET

It’s also projected to reach $157 billion by 2023. …read more Source:: CNet

Dropbox reinvents itself as a collaborative workspace – no, not the WeWork kind (phew)

File storage company launches new Spaces service Dropbox now longer wants to be just a cloud storage service but the provider of “a calmer and more focused working environment” its CEO announced this morning.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Amazon To Sell Limited-Edition Alexa-Equipped Glasses, Ring unveiled a pair of wearable gadgets equipped with the Alexa digital assistant: glasses and a ring. From a report: The company indicated that the devices aren’t meant to be mass-market consumer products and were inventions “left on the cutting-room floor,” according to Dave Limp, head of Amazon’s devices and services business. The smart glasses…

Confused why Trump fingered CrowdStrike in that Ukraine call? You’re not the only one…

Security biz that probed 2016 DNC hack makes an odd cameo in revealed transcript A garbled remark by President Donald Trump in a just-released phone-call transcript with the Ukrainian head of state has focused attention on cloudy security shop CrowdStrike.… …read more Source:: Register

Trolls Are Swarming Young Climate Activists Online

A new movement of teenage climate activists — most of whom are girls — are getting dragged, doxed, hacked, and harassed online. Zahra Hirji, reporting for BuzzFeed News: On the morning of August 25, 11-year-old Lilly Platt tweeted a video clip of a Brazilian Amazon tribe speaking out against deforestation. Awareness of the Amazon wildfires…

Amazon Smart Oven: New Alexa device is air-fryer, microwave, convection oven in one – CNET

The Amazon Connect Kit will make Alexa your digital sous chef in the kitchen. …read more Source:: CNet