Day: April 29, 2019

Google parent Alphabet whiffs on sales amid controversies – CNET

Google’s business is usually a bright spot. Not so much this last quarter. …read more Source:: CNet

Huawei, Huawei. Huawei, Huawei. Feeling hot, hot, hot: US threatens to cut UK from intel sharing over Chinese tech giant

War over Middle Kingdom’s 5G gear heats up Analysis Fallout over a leaked decision by the UK government to allow equipment from Chinese manufacturer Huawei into Britain’s “non-core” 5G networks has continued into a second week.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Thanos vs. Night King: Villains of Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones compared – CNET

If your name is Stark, look out… or not. …read more Source:: CNet

How an Obsolete Medical Device With a Security Flaw Became a Must-Have For Some Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

From a report on The Atlantic: In 2014, a few hackers realized that the security flaw in certain Medtronic pumps could be exploited for a DIY revolution. Type 1 diabetes is a disease where the pancreas is unable to produce insulin to control blood sugar. For years, Boss (the anecdote in the story who purchased…

Impossible Burger will be sold at Burger King nationwide this year – CNET

The plant-based patties first rolled out at Burger King restaurants in St. Louis earlier this month. …read more Source:: CNet

Powerbeats Pro preorders start Friday, May 3 – CNET

Get ready for Beats’ new true-wireless sound. …read more Source:: CNet

Say hi to pay-as-you-go on-prem IT: Dell, VMware tout private cloud-as-a-service, or rentable tech as everyone would call it

If you’re getting HPE deja vu, so are we Dell Technologies World Hardware giant Dell and its software-slinging sibling VMware have unveiled a service that enables customers to deploy Dell-EMC-built IT infrastructure on-premises without having to buy it outright.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

MuddyWater APT Hones an Arsenal of Custom Tools

The attack group shows a moderate level of sophistication, but the stage is set for MuddyWater to take things to the next level. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Flying Sticks Are Now A Thing

Fixed-wing planes and helicopters are no longer the darling of the RC world. Even quadcopters and other multirotors are starting to look old hat, as the community looks to ever more outrageous designs. [rctestflight] has slimmed things down to the extreme with this coaxial bicopter build, also known as the Flying Stick (Youtube video, embedded…

Cloud Database Removed After Exposing Details on 80 Million US Households

The addresses and demographic details of more than 80 million US households were exposed on an unsecured database stored on the cloud, independent security researchers have found. From a report: The details listed included names, ages and genders as well as income levels and marital status. The researchers, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar,…