All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Computer’

Apple Security Flaw Is “As Bad As You Could Imagine”

Apple is performing an emergency software fix this week to correct a security flaw putting both iPhone and Mac users at risk. After it was brought to their attention that hackers could enter systems by email, Apple, Inc. issued an official announcement acknowledging the oversight and their team promptly began to work on updated software to protect users. On Saturday, …

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Antivirus Software – How Helpful Is It?

The recent Target security breach allowed hackers to obtain the credit card numbers and information of several thousand customers. Target was using antivirus software and believed that they were offering secure shopping, but it turns out, the software was not enough. Researchers were able to determine that the breach came from a POS malware that likely originated is Russia or …

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Google Celebrates The Legacy Of The Manchester Baby

The computer, smartphone or tablet you’re reading this on owes its existence to one very special machine. Today, Google is celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Manchester Small Scale Experimental Machine – or the Manchester Baby as it’s become know. It’s importance can not be understated as it was the first computer to run a program electronically stored in its …

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This Computer Program Is A Pictionary Pro

Object identification is one of the major challenges facing computer programmers today. The robots of the future must be able to recognize even the smallest changes in the world around them and react accordingly. A great place to start developing such technology is in sketches. Researchers at Brown and the Technical University of Berlin have created a computer program that …

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Apple 1 Computer Goes For $374,000 At Auction

I’m a Windows fan now, but that doesn’t mean that I hate Apple. In fact, I have a soft spot for the Apple II – my very first computer. I would love to get my hands on its predecessor, but it apparently takes a millionaire to get one. According to CBS, there was an Apple 1 on auction in New …

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The Evolution Of The Computer Virus

The computer virus, or just malware in general, is unique among computer programs because it evolves just like a real virus. It can change and mutate into stronger viruses that can cripple your computer and make you spend hundreds of dollars on malware software that may not even do anything. All the computer virus carnage had to start somewhere, but …

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Smart Cars Eliminate Waiting At Traffic Lights

Have you ever sat at a four-way intersection and wondered if you could zip in and out of oncoming traffic to get across? If you have, you’re a dangerous person and I never want to be in a car with you. Good thing smart cars are here to do all the zipping and weaving for us. The Atlantic recently spoke …

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Scary New Virus Will Make Your Computer Cry

It’s natural for viruses to mutate in nature and become stronger over time. The scary thing is that it’s now happening to computer viruses. Mutating viruses are nothing new, they are used to infect machines in a way that can’t be stopped by traditional anti-virus software. The problem comes in with a new report from Softwin, the Romania based anti-virus …

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