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Best student credit cards for February 2021 - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 14:15
The best cards for first-timers and students with a limited credit history.

Decade-old bug in Linux world's sudo can be abused by any logged-in user to gain root privileges

The Register - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 14:12
Sudo, make me a heap overflow! Done, this system is now yours

Security researchers from Qualys have identified a critical heap buffer overflow vulnerability in sudo that can be exploited by rogue users to take over the host system.…

Volkswagen's EV platform will set sail to help create solar-electric boats - Roadshow

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 14:03
Who would've guessed this kind of cooperation would form in the EV era?

USPS is about to plug into electric mail carriers, thanks to Biden administration - Roadshow

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:56
The Biden administration will convert the entire fleet of federal vehicles to American-made EVs, and that will mean finally saying goodbye to the Grumman LLV.

Apple emits emergency iOS security updates while warning holes may have been exploited in wild by hackers

The Register - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:45
Plus fixes for iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS, XCode, iCloud for Windows – and a day after Google disclosed Nork op

Apple today released software updates to patch vulnerabilities in iPhones and iPads that may have been exploited by miscreants to silently snoop on victims from afar.…

BenQ's HT3550i 4K projector is ready for its close-up - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:16
This home theater projector brings incredible detail but only mediocre contrast and brightness.

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander teases its future redesign - Roadshow

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:16
It looks a lot like the Engelberg Tourer concept.

Dynamic Data do-over denied: Judge upholds $7m patent infringement claim against Microsoft

The Register - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:09
Shenanigans called on ASP.NET scaffolding tech

A New York judge has denied Microsoft a new trial after the software giant attempted to overturn a 2020 judgement over its infringement of a database interface patent.…

Tomorrow we find out if the Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:52
It's currently set at 100 seconds to midnight. Will 2021 be better, worse or the same? We'll find out on Wednesday.

The most delicious Valentine's Day food gifts under $40 - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:51
Sweet (and spicy) treats that won't break your budget.

Best balance transfer credit cards for February 2021 - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:50
Get out from under that oppressive annual percentage interest rate.

YouTube extends Trump's suspension for a second time - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:31
The Google-owned platform first suspended Trump on Jan. 12.

A Twitter world-improvement plan that doesn't involve deleting Twitter? Unleash the boffins, says microblogging biz

The Register - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:19
Academics can apply for free access to historic Twitter data, so there is a use for the well of human misery after all

Twitter is making public tweet data freely available to academic researchers in the hope the boffins can use it to make the world a better place.…

One year after Kobe Bryant's death, NBA, ESPN, Magic Johnson and more pay tribute - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:18
People are taking to Twitter to remember the basketball great.

Lenovo laptop deals: Get an IdeaPad Slim 7 for $730, ThinkPad T14s for $1,000 and more - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:16
Save big on ThinkPads, Yoga convertibles and powerful Legion gaming laptops.

Best cheap true wireless earbuds under $50 for 2021 - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:01
There are some surprisingly decent true wireless earbuds that don't cost a lot. Some are really cheap. Here are the current best of the bunch.

Twitter wants to make easier for researchers to analyze tweets - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 12:00
Researchers have used Twitter data to study disinformation, the coronavirus pandemic and other topics.

Internet outages hit East Coast causing trouble for remote work, school - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 11:50
Some people have reported trouble with their Verizon Fios service.

Apple releases iOS 14.4 with iPhone camera improvements - CNET

CNet - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 11:41
After you install the update, your iPhone's camera will be able to recognize smaller QR codes, and you'll be able to specify different types of Bluetooth audio devices.

Google's Git commits point to project on pared-back Android for virtualized environments

The Register - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 11:31
Meet MicroDroid, a base image for on-device VMs that might never see light of day

Google is working on a stripped-down version of Android for virtualized environments, judging by source code commits made to the AOSP repository.…

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