Day: February 21, 2020

IoT and connected devices: The best thing to happen to home automation, or a frustrating mess?

I love my new home automation system. But it didn’t come without pain and frustration. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Third time’s a charm, maybe: Bankers suing Oracle over claims of exaggerated cloud sales have another go at convincing skeptical judge

Anecdotes of bullying customers fall short of legal standard to establish fraudulent intent The financial group suing Oracle for allegedly deceiving investors by inflating its cloud revenue this week took a third stab at articulating its claim against the database giant.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

The rock-bottom cheapest phone plans you can get today – CNET

Only suckers stick with the Big Four carriers, because small carriers can save you hundreds of dollars a year. …read more Source:: CNet

McDonald’s scented quarter pounder candles have already sold out – CNET

Who knew people wanted to smell this burger at home 24/7 so badly? …read more Source:: CNet

Emotet Malware Rears Its Ugly Head Again

A resurgence in Emotet malware may make it one of the most pervasive security threats of 2020. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Active Attacks Target Popular Duplicator WordPress Plugin

When patched last week, the bug affected at least 1 million websites. Zero-day exploits were going on then. …read more Source:: Threatpost

150K Nature Illustrations Spanning Hundreds of Years Are Now Free Online

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) has uploaded more than 150,000 images of biological sketches, some dating back to the 15th century, onto the internet. A report adds: They’re all in the public domain, and free for anyone who wants them. The images are pulled from journals, research material, and libraries, altogether more than 55 million…

Duped into running bogus virus scans at Office Depot? Dry your eyes with a small check from $35m settlement

Treat yourself to a meal out or a case of bevvies… or an appetizer in SF or NYC Victims of dodgy IT support from Office Depot will start receiving compensation checks, a US consumer watchdog said Thursday.… …read more Source:: Register

Best smart plugs of 2020 – CNET

Smartening dumb devices has never been easier. These voice assistant powered plugs are your best bets for a connected home. …read more Source:: CNet

Hugh Jackman, Jon Bernthal and more support boy bullied for dwarfism – CNET

Quaden Bayles shared his agony in a video posted to Facebook by his mom, and people around the world stepped up. …read more Source:: CNet