Subscribe to:

Subscribe to :: TheGuruReview.net ::

Around The Net

Banner

Hacker Offering 10M Medical Records For Sale

June 29, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Hacker Offering 10M Medical Records For Sale

A hacker claims to have stolen nearly 10 million patient records and is now offering them for sell for about $820,000. This past weekend, the hacker, called thedarkoverlord, began posting the sale of the records on TheRealDeal, a black market found on the deep Web. (It can be visited through a Tor browser.) The data includes names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers – all of which could be used to commit identity theft or access the patient’s bank accounts. These records... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Is It Smart To Use SETI To Eavesdrop On Near By Star?

June 29, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Is It Smart To Use SETI To Eavesdrop On Near By Star?

Astronomers seeking out extraterrestrial intelligence have used a powerful radio telescope to eavesdrop on a star system that is relatively close to Earth in the hope of hearing the faint radio whisper of an alien civilization. Using the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) located in California (pictured top), members of the SETI Institute chose Trappist 1 as they know the red dwarf-type star plays host to at least 3 exoplanets. Traditional SETI searches have looked to random stars in the sky in the hope... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

EU, USA Reach Deal On Data-transfer Pact

June 28, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
EU, USA Reach Deal On Data-transfer Pact

The U.S. and the European Union have reportedly come to an agreement on the language of a key data transfer pact, including limits on U.S. surveillance. The revamped EU-U.S. Privacy Shield was sent to EU member states overnight, according to a report from Reuters. Privacy Shield would govern how multinational companies handle the private data of EU residents. Member states are expected to vote on the proposal in July, unnamed sources told Reuters. Representatives of the EU and the U.S. Department... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Intel May Get Rid Of Its Security Business

June 28, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Intel May Get Rid Of Its Security Business

Intel is contemplating shedding  its security business as the company tries to focus on delivering chips for cloud computing and connected devices, according to a news report. The Intel Security business came largely from the company’s acquisition for $7.7 billion of security software company McAfee. Intel announced plans to bake some of the security technology into its chips to ensure higher security for its customers. With the surge in cyberthreats, providing protection to the variety of... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Intel And Nokia Joining Forces

June 28, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Intel And Nokia Joining Forces

Nokia is teaming up with Intel to make its carrier-grade AirFrame Data Center Solution hardware available for an Open Platform Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) Lab. Basically this means that the hardware can be used by the OPNFV collaborative open source community to accelerate the delivery of cloud-enabled networks and applications. Nokia said the OPNFV Lab will be a testbed for NFV developers and accelerates the introduction of commercial open source NFV products and services. Developers... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Is Pluto Harboring H2O?

June 28, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Is Pluto Harboring H2O?

The underground ocean that produced some of the stunning features on Pluto’s surface may still be splashing around beneath the crust today. If Pluto’s subsurface ocean had frozen over completely, it would have formed highly pressurized ice that would have caused the dwarf planet to shrink, according to new research. The canyons and valleys on Pluto seem to have formed as the dwarf planet swelled up, rather than as it shrank, indicating that a liquid ocean most likely sits beneath the... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Apple Begins Testing Of Safari 10 Browser

June 27, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Apple Begins Testing Of Safari 10 Browser

Apple has begun testing Safari 10 with developers running the 2014 and 2015 editions of macOS, gearing up for a fall release of the updated browser to users of Yosemite and El Capitan. Safari 10 was introduced earlier this month as part of macOS Sierra, this year’s operating system upgrade. Apple typically supports its newest browser on three editions of macOS: The latest version and its two predecessors. The now-current Safari 9, for example, receives updates, including security patches, on... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Interest Grows In Collaborative Robots

June 27, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Interest Grows In Collaborative Robots

Robots that work as assistants in unison with people are set to upend the world of industrial robotics by putting automation within reach of many small and medium-sized companies for the first time, according to industry experts. Collaborative robots, or “cobots”, tend to be inexpensive, easy to use and safe to be around. They can easily be adapted to new tasks, making them well-suited to small-batch manufacturing and ever-shortening product cycles. Cobots can typically lift loads of... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Black Hole Wakes Up To Devour Star

June 27, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Black Hole Wakes Up To Devour Star

A sleeping giant at the center of a galaxy has awoken: A normally dormant, monster black hole has been found shredding a star that ventured too close to the cosmic beast. This stellar slaughter was spotted by scientists who study the X-rays bouncing around the swirling disk of matter surrounding the giant black hole. The method used to analyze this event — named Swift J1644+57 — could help solve the mystery of how the largest black holes in the universe grew to such enormous sizes, the authors... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Google Fiber Acquires Webpass, Increases Urban Coverage

June 24, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Google Fiber Acquires Webpass, Increases Urban Coverage

Google Fiber has agreed to purchase Internet service provider Webpass to quickly increase its urban coverage and offer customers a combination of fiber and wireless delivery of high-speed Internet. For Google Fiber, which has typically worked with cities in planning and building a fiber network from scratch, the acquisition will give the Alphabet business a headstart in many markets, particularly in dense urban areas. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Google did not immediately... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Astronomers Find Extremely Young Exoplanet

June 24, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Astronomers Find Extremely Young Exoplanet

A distant, Neptune-size planet 500 light-years from Earth appears to be the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever found crossing its star, raising questions about how it formed so close, so quickly. Researchers first found the planet, which whisks around its star every five days, using the Kepler space telescope currently orbiting Earth. Its star is only 5 million to 10 million years old, suggesting that the planet is a similar age — incredibly young, on a cosmic scale. Researchers said it was... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Twitter Moves Further Into Video With New ‘Watch Mode’ Feature

June 23, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Twitter Moves Further Into Video With New ‘Watch Mode’ Feature

Twitter is looking to compete even more with Facebook. The platform is moving into video in a major way with 140-second clips in both Twitter proper and Vine, a new video section called Watch Mode, and video recommendations for other videos to watch. The network’s most popular users, like President Barack Obama and Justin Bieber, are getting a stand-alone app called Engage, which sounds a lot like Facebook Mentions. Twitter is making video a huge priority by extending video length from 30 seconds... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Facebook Gearing Up For Live Streaming

June 23, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Facebook Gearing Up For Live Streaming

Facebook Inc has inked deals worth more than $50 million with media giants and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service, the Wall Street Journal reported. Facebook has signed nearly 140 deals, including with CNN, the New York Times, Vox Media, Tastemade, Mashable and the Huffington Post, the Journal reported on Tuesday, citing a document. Comedian Kevin Hart, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, wellness guru Deepak Chopra and NFL quarterback Russell Wilson are among the celebrities that... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Are Gravitational Waves Important?

June 23, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Are Gravitational Waves Important?

There was big news in astrophysics this week: An experiment detected ripples in space-time, known as gravitational waves, created by two black holes colliding in space 1.4 billion light-years from Earth. That certainly sounds … complicated. But what’s the big deal, exactly? Why are scientists so excited about this new discovery? What does it tell them about the universe? Let’s break it down. The first significant thing about LIGO’s direct detection of gravitational waves is that... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Company Magic Pony

June 22, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Company Magic Pony

Twitter has been quite vocal regarding its interest in machine learning in recent years, and earlier this week the company put its money where its mouth is once again by purchasing London startup Magic Pony Technology, which has focused on visual processing. “Magic Pony’s technology — based on research by the team to create algorithms that can understand the features of imagery — will be used to enhance our strength in live [streaming] and video and opens up a whole lot of exciting... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)
Page 1 of 215123451015202530...Last »