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Pizza Hut Suffers Security Breach, Waits Two Weeks to Tell People

Pizza Hut Suffers Security Breach, Waits Two Weeks to Tell People The company was hacked on October 1st and 2nd, but waited nearly two weeks to inform customers that their private data had been compromised.Anyone who ordered a pizza via Pizza Hut’s mobile app on October 1 or October 2 was potentially affected.

KRACK Attacks Defeat Wi-Fi Security on Most Devices

KRACK Attacks Defeat Wi-Fi Security on Most Devices Conventional wisdom has long held that locking down your router with WPA2 encryption protocol would protect your data from snooping.A massive security disclosure details vulnerabilities in WPA2 that could let an attacker intercept all your precious data, and virtually every device with Wi-Fi is affected.

Silicon Allee: Germany's Tech Hub for Electric Cars, Scooters, and Bikes

Silicon Allee: Germany's Tech Hub for Electric Cars, Scooters, and Bikes It makes sense to look beyond electric cars-only in densely populated Europe with narrow streets and limited parking.It’s why Berlin is called Silicon Allee: Germany’s answer to Silicon Valley.

OnePlus Responds to Angry Users, Will Limit Phone Data Collection

OnePlus Responds to Angry Users, Will Limit Phone Data Collection Last week, the phone manufacturer OnePlus was caught collecting an extensive amount of data on its Android smartphones.He proxied the internet traffic from his phone, a OnePlus 2, using OWASP ZAP, “a security tool for attacking web applications.

ET Deals: Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Introductory Bundle for $39

ET Deals: Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Introductory Bundle for $39 Today, the folks over at SkillWise are offering up a four-course bundle focused on using Python for AI and deep learning.If you’ve ever considered dipping your toe into this burgeoning field, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this $400+ discount!

This Raspberry Pi Laptop Lets You Peek Inside to See the Components

This Raspberry Pi Laptop Lets You Peek Inside to See the Components The Raspberry Pi has been popular with hobbyists and enthusiasts ever since the first iteration was introduced in 2012.Today, the Raspberry Pi 3 offers a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU running at 1.

Sony's Sci-Fi 'Touch' Projector Debuts in the US for $1,700

Sony's Sci-Fi 'Touch' Projector Debuts in the US for $1,700 You can jot down notes, play games, and watch video via the projector, but it’ll cost you.The Xperia Touch is what’s known as an ultra-short-throw projector, meaning you place it against (or close to) the surface onto you’re projecting.

NASA Satellite Records Big Increase in Carbon Dioxide

NASA Satellite Records Big Increase in Carbon Dioxide The OCO is equipped with three high-resolution spectrometers capable of extremely accurate readings of carbon dioxide and molecular oxygen.These were El Niño years, which are defined by a band of unusually warm water around the equator.

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt Sooner Than Expected

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt Sooner Than Expected Scientists have long expected it would take centuries for Yellowstone to transition to an active volcano again, but now they’re cutting that timeline down to as little as a few decades.The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted three times over the last 2.

Self-Driving Cars Face an Unexpected Problem: Fuel Economy

Self-Driving Cars Face an Unexpected Problem: Fuel Economy For years, companies like Google and Tesla have made big promises about the future of self-driving cars.It’s enough to put a meaningful dent in the range of a BEV, like the Tesla Model S.

ET Deals: Python Network Programming Bundle for $24

ET Deals: Python Network Programming Bundle for $24 If you’re looking to brush up on your Python knowledge, today’s deal is an outstanding value.For a limited time, you can save a massive 97% off three online Python courses you buy them bundled together from SkillWise.

Apple May Drop Touch ID in the Next iPhone

Apple May Drop Touch ID in the Next iPhone According to a new report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could drop its Touch ID system completely in the next iPhone.Instead, it would rely upon Face ID, which is set to debut in the iPhone X.

Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them? Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them.

Amazon's All-New Kindle Oasis: Bigger, Waterproof, Less Expensive

Amazon's All-New Kindle Oasis: Bigger, Waterproof, Less Expensive The platform’s storage offered 3GB of user-accessible space, though the first-gen Oasis did have 10 LEDs for backlighting, as opposed to 4-6 on the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage.That’s $40 less than the original Kindle Oasis’ introductory price, and you’re getting substantially more machine for the same cost.

Microsoft's Latest App Update Drives Negative Reviews in Windows Store

Microsoft's Latest App Update Drives Negative Reviews in Windows Store Perhaps that made everyone hyper-conscious of Microsoft’s update approach, because a relatively minor app update recently sparked a torrent of negative reviews in the Microsoft Store.You know people have to be upset when they’re going to the trouble of leaving reviews in the Microsoft Store.

Researcher: It's Easy to Steal iOS Passwords, Just Ask for Them

Researcher: It's Easy to Steal iOS Passwords, Just Ask for Them However, iOS tends to ask for your password quite often, and security researcher Felix Krause points out this good-intentioned practice could actually have the opposite effect.According to Krause, Apple’s constant insistence that users type in their passwords leaves them open to phishing.

Hyperloop One Gets 'Virgin' Name Following Branson Investment

Hyperloop One Gets 'Virgin' Name Following Branson Investment Several companies have been dabbling in hyperloop technology since Elon Musk released basic plans for the transit system several years ago, but none are as close to reality as Hyperloop One.We’re not going to be talking about “Hyperloop One” anymore because the company has a new name.

Equifax Website Hacked to Serve Malware Because of Course It Was

Equifax Website Hacked to Serve Malware Because of Course It Was ” It’s one of his most famous quotations, and it’s ridiculously applicable to the latest events in the blazing dumpster fire that is Equifax.Earlier today, we reported that Equifax acknowledged losing 11 million US driver’s licenses and leaking data on some 15 million citizens in the UK.

Western Digital Reveals MAMR Technology That Could Allow 40TB Hard Drives

Western Digital Reveals MAMR Technology That Could Allow 40TB Hard Drives The capacity of solid state drives (SSDs) has been advancing steadily on traditional spinning hard drives over the last few years, and drive manufacturers haven’t been certain how much longer spinning drives could remain in the lead.Even if your local data is on a zippy SSD, whatever you have in the cloud is living on big spinning hard drives.

FCC Sued Over Weakening of Business Broadband Price Caps

FCC Sued Over Weakening of Business Broadband Price Caps A decision from the FCC several months ago removed the caps on business broadband pricing for many areas, but a new lawsuit could force it the reinstate the caps.The big ISPs seem just fine with the new rules, though.