Redmond created executable installers with vulnerable tools
Security researcher Stefan Kanthak claims that the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 executable installers (x86 and x64) were built with insecure tools from several years ago, creating a vulnerability that could allow privilege escalation.…
Microsoft, taking a page from other tech companies, is hosting a hackathon to get employees thinking creatively again. Here’s what that looks like from inside.
A fire department vehicle's data service was hobbled during a fight against California's biggest wildfire on record.
With 30 million more internet users in the first half of this year, China has hit 800 million in total.
The new selection includes 6 million digital book titles.
The unusual sky phenomenon Steve isn't created by particle precipitation but something much more surprising, a new study finds.
Waddle you do with that job application? Turns out no zoo will hire you to pick up tipped-over penguins.
A snack package redesign urged by PETA opened up a cookie jar full of different opinions.
That's if there's still a government to pass the amendments
In case it survives long enough to pass legislation, the Australian government has published proposed amendments that would strengthen the privacy protections surrounding MyHealth Record.…
The social media giants say they have shut down hundreds of accounts linked to Russia and Iran.
AKA how it learned to stop loving SPARC64
Hot Chips Fujitsu has unfurled the blueprints for its homegrown high-performance Arm-based processors dubbed A64FX, the brains of its Post-K supercomputer.…
The company took down hundreds of fake accounts associated with two separate efforts.
Update: August 21, 2018 In a 47-page indictment today, federal prosecutors formally charged Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and his wife Margaret with wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations, and conspiracy involving $250,000 of campaign funds. That includes $1,528.68 spent "at Steam Games on video games" in 2015, according to the criminal complaint.
Margaret Hunter claimed at one point those purchases were "personal" and put on the campaign credit card in error, according to the documents. The campaign later promised in FEC reports that the Hunter family would pay back over $1,300 in Steam purchases from personal funds for this reason. But in 2016, according to the charging documents, Margaret Hunter falsely told her bank that the Steam charges were "fraudulent" and received a $1,302 credit for the purchases.
The indictment also alleges the Hunters used campaign funds for lavish personal spending on vacations, clothing, food and drink, salon trips, dental work, and more while concealing this spending from the FEC and investigators.
Is Apple planning to refresh -- or retire -- the beloved MacBook Air? Here's everything we know.
We got a glimpse of the game at Gamescom 2018. Here's what you should know.
A drug used to treat Alzheimer's can also be used to help users gain control of their dreams. WE HAVE TO GO DEEPER.
Not a great look for telco giant ahead of net neutrality suit
Verizon has been accused of throttling the data plan of a California fire department in the midst of the state's worst-ever wildfire.…
The 2000s show starred Kristen Bell as a young private investigator, and hit the big screen in 2014.
Valve announced today a beta of Steam Play, a new compatibility layer for Linux to provide compatibility with a wide range of Windows-only games.
We've been tracking Valve's efforts to boost Linux gaming for a number of years. As of a few months ago, things seemed to have gone very quiet, with Valve removing SteamOS systems from its store. Last week, however, it became clear that something was afoot for Linux gaming.
The announcement today spells out in full what the company has developed. At its heart is a customized, modified version of the WINE Windows-on-Linux compatibility layer named Proton. Compatibility with Direct3D graphics is provided by vkd3d, an implementation of Direct3D 12 that uses Vulkan for high performance, and DXVK, a Vulkan implementation of Direct3D 11.
High-end wireless gaming mice haven't always had big enough batteries -- but this one is rated for 60 hours.