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  1. IoT security is getting its own crash testsWed, 25 May 2016 17:23:42 -0700
    The thousands of endpoints in IoT systems may have to protect themselves against thousands of dangers. A decades-old IT lab wants to tell you if theyre up to the task.On Wednesday, ICSA Labs announced a program to test the security features of IoT devices and sensors. If the products pass, ICSA will give them a seal of approval. It can also keep testing them periodically to make sure theyre still safe.Consumers and enterprises are wary about security in the Internet of Things, where hardware, software and even use cases are brand new in many cases. Tiny connected devices that run all the time in the background could be vulnerable to completely new kinds of attacks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  2. Salesforce picks AWS as preferred public cloud providerWed, 25 May 2016 16:22:21 -0700
    Salesforce has named Amazon Web Services its preferred public cloud provider for services like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and App Cloud, expanding an existing partnership to provide the backend for the software-as-a-service provider.AWS already hosts several Salesforce services like Heroku, SalesforceIQ and the recently-announced IoT Cloud. This latest deal will help Salesforce to expand internationally without having to build its own data centers in order to comply with local data sovereignty laws.That's important as Salesforce tries to pick up more customers in countries that have strict requirements about where data is stored. Salesforce isn't the only company to turn to AWS in this capacity: Dropbox will store data with AWS in Germany starting later this year.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  3. This autonomous boat is trying to cross an ocean using only solar powerWed, 25 May 2016 16:09:06 -0700
    The sun is a powerful source of energy. So powerful, in fact, that Damon McMillan is betting his boat can cross more than 2,000 miles of ocean using only its rays.McMillan is the captain of Seacharger, which is on a mission to become the first unmanned, autonomous boat to cross an ocean using only solar power. Its a project that McMillan and three of his friends have worked on for two and a half years, after being inspired by a robotic sailboat competition. Constructing the boat took a lot of trial and error,McMillan says, and at times it seemed an impossible task.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  4. What's old is new again with MIT's latest bug finderWed, 25 May 2016 15:20:02 -0700
    Debugging code is a perennial headache for software developers, but scientists have announced a new technique that could make the process significantly easier.Developed at MITs Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the University of Maryland, the method essentially bridges the gap between the traditional technique of symbolic execution and today's modern software, making it possible to debug code far more efficiently.Symbolic execution is a software-analysis technique that can be used to locate and repair bugs automatically by tracing out every path a program might take during execution. The problem is, that technique doesn't tend to work well with applications written using todays programming frameworks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  5. Business users get live chat in Office OnlineWed, 25 May 2016 14:06:49 -0700
    Microsoft's attempts to catch up with Google in the online collaboration space took a step forwardWednesday, when the company announced that it's giving business users live chat in Office Online.The new feature will allow users to discuss documents stored in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business using chat sessions powered by Skype for Business.When more than one person is working on a shared document inside Word, Excel, OneNote or PowerPoint Online, they'll see a chat button show up in the Web app's toolbar. When clicked, it'll open a chat sidebar so everyone with the document open can discuss it.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  6. Energous nabs FCC certification for true wireless charging, though you'll have to wait for itWed, 25 May 2016 13:50:00 -0700
    Beaming power wirelessly through the air to charge mobile devices sounds like black magic. But startup Energous said on Wednesday that it has received FCC certification for its WattUp technology, even if the promise of true wireless charging will have to wait a couple of years.Here's the deal: The device that the FCC approved is a contact-based charging solution, much like the existing AirFuel technology (previously known as Rezence) that's used in the Samsung Galaxy S6.Energous says, however, that its working on three wireless charging solutions, all based on the same technology, which will be delivered over the next few years. Consumer devices that use the contact-based technology will be able to take advantage of what the company calls its full-size WattUp technology as early as the end of 2017, receiving power from a transmitter up to about 15 feet away.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  7. Report: Microsoft could debut Xbox One game streaming stick and 'Xbox TV' at E3Wed, 25 May 2016 12:08:00 -0700
    If a new report is to be believed, Microsoft could debut a pair of streaming devices at E3, both of which could be used to remotely play Xbox One games on another TV within the home.Petris Brad Samssaid he believes that Microsoft will debut a Chromecast-like media stick at E3, optimized for streaming Xbox One games remotely, as well as a Roku-like, stripped-down version of the Xbox One that could play some basic UWP apps from the Windows Store. Sams puts the price of the Chromecast-style device at about $100, and the Roku-like Xbox TV at about $150 or so.Microsoft representatives officially declined to comment on rumors and speculation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  8. How to set up Android Pay on your Android phoneWed, 25 May 2016 11:13:00 -0700
    Youve seen people whip out their phone at the cash register and decided its finally time to give this a go.Getting started with Android Pay is relatively straightforward, but there are a few subtleties to be aware of. First youll need to grab or update your existing version of Android Pay from the Google Play Store. Then, youll first see the obligatory start screen that shows off all the great features. Version 1.1 of the Android Pay app adds in a new animation to walk you through the payment process.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  9. 55% off Rugged Geek Portable Power Supply and Vehicle Jump Starter - Deal AlertWed, 25 May 2016 11:02:00 -0700
    Here we have a good candidate for this year's Father's Day gift, either for yourself or a dad you know. This handy gadget is a 600A portable power supply capable of charging your laptops, tablets and phones. However, this one can also boost most cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles and tractors as well. The Rugged Geek INTELLIBOOST is truly designed for all of the critical batteries in your life. In an emergency, just connect the included jumper cables and attach to your vehicle's dead battery. It will start gas engines up to 6.0l and diesel engines up to 3.0l. It also features 2 USB Charging ports to charge your devices, a laptop charging port with 8 included laptop tips, and a powerful LED flashlight with emergency modes. All while maintaining a footprint similar in size to most smartphones, and a weight of under 1 pound. It currently averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 140 reviewers, many of which have posted videos of themselves successfully boosting their own vehicles including a 6.0l Cadillac (see reviews). With a regular price of $199.99, this 55% off deal puts it at just $89.99. Jump over to Amazon for more information and to explore buying options.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  10. Arduino targets the Internet of Things with Primo boardWed, 25 May 2016 10:58:00 -0700
    Arduino, the Italian company that has powered the "maker" movement with a series of small computing boards that can be programmed and configured for different tasks, is introducing a board targeted at the so-called Internet of Things. IoT encompasses the world of Internet-connected machinery and gadgets, many of which include sensors that remotely and autonomously send data. The Primo features WiFi, Bluetooth low energy, NFC (near-field communications), and infrared built into the board.Previously, users had to connect add-on boards to get wireless networking. The company first showed the board at the weekend'sMaker Faire Bay Area. Increased interest among hobbyists in building gadgets and gizmos that could automatically communicate via the Internet led to its development,Arduino CEO Federico Musto said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
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