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"Outgoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler warned Republicans against dismantling the Obama administration's landmark 'net neutrality' protections." David Shepardson reporting in Reuters: "These are serious things," said Wheeler, who steps down Friday as Republican Donald Trump replaces Democrat Barack Obama as president. "People have…
01.21 / 19:11
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It's easy to dismiss the speculation that Apple is working on smart glasses.It's hard to picture Apple selling smart glasses. But it's also hard to picture them not doing it.If smart glasses become a popular and mainstream consumer electronics category, Apple will almost be required to enter the market as a fiduciary responsibility to Apple shareholders.Consider the plight of poor Apple. Smartphone margins are shrinking. The tablet market is flabby. Smartwatches aren't panning out as…
01.21 / 12:40
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Twitter is still struggling to reflect the inclusiveness of its diverse platform when it comes to its internal workforce. Despite making gains and meeting its targets, its numbers for underrepresented minorities remain low. The post Twitter’s small diversity gains result in cautious outlook for 2017 appeared first on Digital…
01.21 / 07:32
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One of the most exciting developments of the Web is the emergence of online tools. There is even a category of web tools that caters specifically to webmasters. Rob Gravelle examines the role of the webmaster and presents a few sites that provide useful…
01.21 / 04:05
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Find out about all the official White House social media accounts President Donald J. Trump and his entire administration are inheriting, and how you can follow along online on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The post President Trump shares his first tweet from the official @POTUS Twitter account appeared first on Digital…
01.21 / 03:15
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Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC), a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire wholesale domain name registrar eNom from Rightside Group (NASDAQ: NAME). The combined entity would become the second largest domain registrar in the world. The acquisition of eNom will add 14.5 million domain names under…
01.20 / 23:35
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Get ready, Office 365 administrators: Microsoft is ending support for the Office 2013 client apps that it previously distributed through its cloud-based productivity service. Instead, administrators and users will be pushed to use Office 2016, the latest version of the productivity suite that includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Starting on Feb. 28, users won’t be able to download the Office 2013 apps from the Office 365 self-service portal, and they won’t be downloadable through t…
01.20 / 23:11
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Constellix DNS, a provider of IP Anycast enterprise DNS services, is now offering new integrations with “top cloud providers” for Secondary DNS services. Secondary DNS is a way to improve DNS performance and reliability for domains. Clients’ queries are answered across two networks, which doubles redundancy and actually can improve query resolution times. However, in [R…
01.20 / 22:58
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President Donald Trump's administration has outlined some of its agenda, and has said nothing as far as supercomputing is concerned. Will it participate in the global race to develop an exascale supercomputer? It's been silent on this.The supercomputing race is going to turn very real for the Trump administration. An exascale supercomputer -- a 1,000 petaflop system -- will likely be delivered somewhere in the world before Trump's first term ends. This may be a Sputnik moment for the…
01.20 / 21:58
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Twitter is testing a new feature that highlights tweets from one specific account in users’ t…
01.20 / 19:18
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The multiplayer shooter allows users to compete against other players in one-on-one matches or play cooperatively with others in a WarPath…
01.20 / 16:51
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Facebook recently threw yet another curveball at marketers, but this time, it’s a challenge worthy of e…
01.20 / 14:23
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What will the Internet look like in the next seven to 10 years? How will things like marketplace consolidation, changes to regulation, increases in cybercrime or the widespread deployment of the Internet of Things impact the Internet, its users and society? At the Internet Society, we are always thinking about what's next for the Internet. And now we want your help! The Internet is an incredibly dynamic medium, shaped by a multitude…
01.19 / 23:41
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Mozilla yesterday unveiled a new logo for the company and foundation, one that includes typographical elements of a standard URL to "design the language of the Internet into our brand identity." The move dismissed the old dinosaur image and "Mozilla" typeface that the organization had relied on for decades. Mozilla's new logo -- the characters "moz://a" with the colon and two slashes nabbed from a traditional URL -- was one of several semi-finalists revealed in August. The logo…
01.19 / 22:02
computerworld.com
Mac malware discovered that can snap screenshots and use your webcam. The post New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users appeared first on…
01.19 / 22:02
extremetech.com
China intends to develop a prototype of an exascale supercomputer by the end of 2017, tweaking an exascale delivery date that's already well ahead of the U.S. The timing of the announcement, reported by an official government news service, raised the possibility it was a message to President-elect Donald Trump.China's announcement comes the same week Trump takes office. The Trump administration is bringing a lot of uncertainty to supercomputing research, which is heavily dependent on…
01.19 / 22:01
computerworld.com
Mobile conversions outpaced desktop conversions on Black Friday and throughout the holiday shopping season, according to Facebook data, and Facebook IQ set out to find out…
01.19 / 20:36
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If there's any company that understands the power of presentation, it's LinkedIn. The professional network hangs its hat on helping you make connections with potential employers and colleagues. Now, the firm has debuted a new look. The post LinkedIn makeover facilitates connections with employers and colleagues appeared first on Digital…
01.19 / 19:22
digitaltrends.com
Another open source database has been targeted for attack. Only this time, paying the ransom isn't even an option. Instead, the perpetrators just destroy the database, sometimes leaving a nasty message before moving on. This makes these attacks a very odd subcategory of “ransomware”. Only weeks after the attacks began on BongoDB, the new attacks were reported by Fidelis Cybersecurity just last week. Fidelis is estimating that 8,000-10,000 installations worldwide might be affected.What …
01.19 / 17:43
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The strategy RPG will challenge players to save the Kingdom of Askr from the Emblian Empire by summoning heroes for their teams from different Fire Emblem…
01.19 / 17:33
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