Google Assistant will now tell you uplifting news stories when asked.
Mac users began receiving alerts that Apple will end support for its Back to My Mac feature when macOS Mojave comes out this fall. The iCloud feature lets users remotely connect one Mac to another for file transfers and screen sharing. Users could create a network of multiple Macs and access information from any of them on one of the connected devices.
In addition to alerting users to Back to My Mac's imminent end, Apple points users to a support document that explains alternatives. Apple suggests using iCloud Drive for file sharing, screen sharing for remote access, and Apple Remote Desktop for multi-device management.
However, those alternatives will be frustrating for some users who have used Back to My Mac consistently across their many Mac devices for years. Users may end up needing to pay for more storage in iCloud Drive to access all their files across multiple devices.
McAfee finds new way to break thing that shouldn't be on your home network in the first place
A security vulnerability in "smart" power plugs can be exploited to infiltrate local computer networks.…
Apple's patent hints at a self-driving car that will tell you every move it's going to make.
Commentary: The comparisons to Black Panther aren't exactly accurate. The cultural stakes are much higher for Crazy Rich Asians.
Also: How it all fits in with a larger campaign to influence elections.
The bill, submitted by nine senators on Tuesday, would also mandate election audits.
What's holding you back from Google Cloud? Oh, OK... it was hoping you'd say 'lack of hardware security modules'
Like AWS and Azure, GCP now hosts secrets inside HSMs
Google Cloud Platform has armored its cloud in metal by offering customers beta access to hardware security modules (HSM) to handle encryption keys.…
The High Street chain warns its online customers to change their passwords.
Verizon Wireless' throttling of a fire department that uses its data services has been submitted as evidence in a lawsuit that seeks to reinstate federal net neutrality rules.
"County Fire has experienced throttling by its ISP, Verizon," Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden wrote in a declaration. "This throttling has had a significant impact on our ability to provide emergency services. Verizon imposed these limitations despite being informed that throttling was actively impeding County Fire's ability to provide crisis-response and essential emergency services."
Bowden's declaration was submitted in an addendum to a brief filed by 22 state attorneys general, the District of Columbia, Santa Clara County, Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District, and the California Public Utilities Commission. The government agencies are seeking to overturn the recent repeal of net neutrality rules in a lawsuit they filed against the Federal Communications Commission in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
The frustration-free Brother HL-L2395DW is enjoying one of its periodic discounts at Amazon.
Google, Facebook and friends don't want you gaining access to your data
Technology companies are fighting a behind-the-scenes battle in California to undermine new privacy legislation before it comes into effect.…
A TVOS reference was found buried in the the game's code. But it has nothing to do with a port of the game.
Linux distro hits the brakes on rolling out microcode for security bugs in license row
At least one Linux distribution is withholding security patches that mitigate the latest round of Intel CPU design flaws – due to a problematic license clash.…
For Hawaii, the "big one" came in 1992 when Hurricane Iniki struck the island of Kauai as a Category-4 storm, causing $3.2 billion in damage and killing six people. This remains the costliest and deadliest storm to hit the islands in recorded history, and only two other hurricanes—an unnamed storm in 1871 and Dot in 1959—have hit a Hawaiian island in that time frame. (Several readers have mentioned Hurricane Iwa, but this storm's center passed just north of the islands).
At only about 20 degrees north of the equator, Hawaii is well within the tropics, and therefore we might expect hurricanes to strike there more often. However, deep trenches in the Pacific Ocean near the islands facilitate the upwelling of significantly cooler water. Typically, sea surface temperatures near Hawaii are just below the 26.5° Celsius threshold that is favorable for hurricane formation and intensification. However, this year, sea surface temperatures are about 0.5 to 1.0 degrees above normal near the islands.
Unfortunately, this has increased the vulnerability of the Hawaiian Islands to hurricanes this year. Earlier this month, the Category-4 Hurricane Hector appeared to threaten the islands for a few days, but ultimately its track remained a few hundred kilometers to the south. Now, another major hurricane, Lane, seems considerably more likely to bring significant effects to the islands.
At Gamescom, Microsoft unveiled lots of new Xbox bundles and a new controller.
Data shows what many of us knew all along -- women's clothing isn't designed to carry the gadgets we use every day.
The company plans to educate its advertisers on discriminatory behavior.
Microsoft foils an effort targeting US conservative groups. The problem, though, is a whole lot bigger.
Helped along by Pure, Isilon and Qumulo
Igneous Systems has set its sights on becoming a data management supplier using commodity hardware.…