Month: October 2017

Uber Might Make More Money This Year Selling Real Estate Than Selling Rides

Uber doesn’t need to be everywhere, it turns out.Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images Uber looks like it’s on track to make more money selling a building it owns in Oakland, California, than it has selling rides over the last 10 months. In 2015, Uber bought the old Sears building in downtown Oakland with the intention of moving 3,000 of its employees to an expanded headquarters in the smaller, less–filthy-rich city just across the Bay from San Francisco, which the company currently calls home. That never happened. And now Uber is selling its 380,000-square foot building to the CIM Group, a Los...

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Hackers target 30 voting machines at Defcon (CNET News)

Read the CNET article here – http://cnet.co/2f2hFZ6 A group of hackers show how electronic voting machines could be attacked, and how votes can be changed. Subscribe to CNET: http://cnet.co/2heRhep Check out our playlists: http://cnet.co/2g8kcf4 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm Add us on Snapchat: http://cnet.co/2h4uoK3 source...

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Third-party swipes Dell’s web address for a month

A third-party took over the web address used by recovery software on Dell PCs for a month last summer after a contractor apparently failed to update it. The web address was used by Dell to help customers restore their data. Many of the firm’s recovery application and backup is installed by default, allowing users to restore factory settings to their computers. Brian Krebs, a security expert and author, reported the issue saying that the site may have been hijacked “From early June to early July 2017.” A software backup and imaging company called SoftThinks, one of Dell’s partners, previously...

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IBM Films presents: Hacked

When it comes to identifying and remediating breaches, time is of the essence. Organizations need to fix problems in minutes before they become major business disruptions. IBM BigFix helps clients bridge the gap between security and IT operations with common tooling and reporting for the continuous compliance of security, operational and regulatory policies. It’s a proven, cost-effective approach to ensure continuous compliance and real-time incident response across all endpoints–on and off the network. For more information, please visit http://ibm.co/1Nj3CCV source...

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Immersive VR with a 200-Degree Stereoscopic Camera

VR is in vogue, but getting on board requires a steep upfront cost. Hackaday.io user [Colin Pate] felt that $800 was a bit much for even the cheapest commercial 360-degree 3D camera, so he thought: ‘why not make my own for half that price?’ [Pate] knew he’d need a lot of bandwidth and many GPIO ports for the camera array, so he searched out the Altera Cyclone V SOC FPGA and a Terasic DE10-Nano development board to host it. At present, he has four Uctronics OV5642 cameras on his rig, chosen for their extensive documentation and support. The camera...

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