Mozilla Sounds Alarm Bell On Google Browser Monopoly As Microsoft Adopts Chromium

Mozilla Sounds Alarm Bell On Google Browser Monopoly As Microsoft Adopts Chromium
Earlier this week a rumor surfaced that Microsoft was moving its Edge browser from its own custom EdgeHTML rendering engine over to Chromium. Microsoft confirmed that rumor as accurate yesterday despite not giving a firm timeline for when the move would happen. All Microsoft said for a timetable was "in the next year or so" and noted that Edge on Chromium would be updated more frequently and would land for macOS. Naturally, Mozilla isn't happy at all about Microsoft's decision on adopting Chromium...

Mozilla Sounds Alarm Bell On Google Browser Monopoly As Microsoft Adopts Chromium
Mozilla says that Microsoft is 'officially giving up' on an independent shared platform for the internet.

Alphabet cybersecurity group Chronicle is expanding to Spain with a growing team of virus hunters

Alphabet cybersecurity group Chronicle is expanding to Spain with a growing team of virus hunters
CEO Stephen Gillett told CNBC the company plans to expand in Málaga, Spain to a new facility currently under construction, to include engineers and operational staff for the company's VirusTotal branch...

Alphabet Chronicle cybersecurity arm expands to Malaga, Spain
Chronicle, the secretive Alphabet cybersecurity business it started earlier this year, is expanding to Málaga, Spain, where Google's 2012 acquisition target VirusTotal was founded.

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station
In this image taken from NASA Television, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is captured by a robotic arm for docking to the International Space Station, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab Saturday, three days after launching from Florida...

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station
A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.

What’s Changed? The Gartner 2018 SIEM Magic Quadrant

What’s Changed? The Gartner 2018 SIEM Magic Quadrant
It’s here at last: technology analysis and research firm Gartner, Inc. has released their 2018 SIEM Magic Quadrant Report. In this report, Gartner evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the 17 Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution providers it considers the most significant in the market. They base their findings on distinct service and market share criteria. The report is available here courtesy of LogRhythm...

What’s Changed? The Gartner 2018 SIEM Magic Quadrant
It’s here at last: technology analysis and research firm Gartner, Inc. has released their 2018 SIEM Magic Quadrant Report. In this report, Gartner evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the 17 Security Information and Even...

Western Digital Announces Plans for Its Own RISC-V Processor

Western Digital Announces Plans for Its Own RISC-V Processor
RISC-V hasn’t been a huge topic for us at ExtremeTech, but the fully open-source CPU instruction set architecture (ISA) has been building momentum in the industry over the past few years as more companies have signed on to build RISC V-compatible processors. While it’s not the first open-source ISA, RISC-V is designed to be used in a wider range of devices than some of the previous work in this space. Now, Western Digital has announced that it intends to build its own RISC-V processor, in what could be a major breakthrough moment for the ISA as a whole...

Western Digital Announces Plans for Its Own RISC-V Processor - ExtremeTech
Western Digital is plowing ahead with plans to introduce its own custom RISC-V design with a new custom CPU core based on the ISA.

How Docker Engine Works to Enable Containers

How Docker Engine Works to Enable Containers
The modern container revolution started with Docker and its eponymous Docker Engine. Docker Engine is the runtime and tooling that enables container applications, defined by a dockerfile, to run on top of a host operating system in an isolated "container" section. "We are here because of docker engine," Maink Taneja, Sr Product Manager at Docker said in a session at the Dockercon Europe conference. The Docker Engine in 2018 isn't the same technology it was when Docker first started. Rather, it has evolved significantly in recent years and is now based on the containerd container runtime at the core...

How Docker Engine Works to Enable Containers
At Dockercon Europe 2018, Docker details how its namesake technology is now structured.

The Consequences of a Changing Open-Source Software Business Model

The Consequences of a Changing Open-Source Software Business Model
It has been an interesting year for open-source software makers. The primary commercial sponsors and/or individual contributors to projects as game-changing and as popular as Apache Kafka, MongoDB and Redis, among many others, may now be asking themselves if they are being taken advantage of, are using the right open-source licenses, or if they're truly engaged in communities of like-minded people. This is happening as some cloud providers and open-source brands are taking code that was written by open-source project "volunteers," lofting it onto their clouds or locking it down and then reselling it. The most recent occurrence happened late last week at Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference...

The Consequences of a Changing Open-Source Software Business Model

AMD Radeon RX 590 Linux Benchmarks, 18-Way NVIDIA/AMD Gaming Comparison

AMD Radeon RX 590 Linux Benchmarks, 18-Way NVIDIA/AMD Gaming Comparison
With the very newest AMDGPU Linux kernel patches, the Radeon RX 590 is now working correctly on Linux. Here's a look at how this latest Polaris graphics card is performing for Linux games against seventeen other AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards in a variety of OpenGL and Vulkan benchmarks...

AMD Radeon RX 590 Linux Benchmarks, 18-Way NVIDIA/AMD Gaming Comparison Review - Phoronix
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.

ROE Kernel Hardening Continues To Restrict KVM VMs To Only Its Own Memory

ROE Kernel Hardening Continues To Restrict KVM VMs To Only Its Own Memory
For helping to enhance the security of servers running KVM for virtualization, there's been a ROE protection kernel hardening patch series in the works. This new addition to the kernel allows the host operating system to restrict a guest's access strictly to its own memory. It's unclear though yet if the ROE protection will make the cut in time for the upcoming Linux 4.21 kernel cycle...

ROE Kernel Hardening Continues To Restrict KVM VMs To Only Its Own Memory - Phoronix
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.

Cisco’s Errant China-Travel Alert Shows Tech’s Huawei Alarm

Cisco's Errant China-Travel Alert Shows Tech's Huawei Alarm
The arrest of a high-profile Chinese executive has amped up jitters among U.S. technology companies already fretting that a trade war between the two countries could hurt business. After Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada at the behest of the U.S., there were signs that U.S. companies were starting to reconsider sending executives to China for fear of retaliation...

Cisco's Errant China-Travel Alert Shows Tech's Huawei Alarm
The arrest of a high-profile Chinese executive has amped up jitters among U.S. technology companies already fretting that a trade war between the two countries could hurt business.

Another Windows update removed after Blue Screen of Death [ BSOD ]reports

Another Windows update removed after Blue Screen of Death [ BSOD ]reports
It's been a rough year for Windows 10 updates, to say the least. And it doesn't seem to be getting any better after a new patch and yet another round of Blue Screen of Death reports. At first, this latest issue only seemed to be affecting certain Windows devices. But as it turns out, the problem was more widespread...

Another Windows update removed after Blue Screen of Death reports
Once again, I have to tell you of yet another issue with Microsoft 10. I'm starting to feel like a broken record. This newest issue was doing more than just losing some music files or having no connection to the internet. This issue has caused an…

Malicious sites abuse 11-year-old Firefox bug that Mozilla failed to fix – Bug dealt with in Chrome …

Malicious sites abuse 11-year-old Firefox bug that Mozilla failed to fix – Bug dealt with in Chrome and Edge, but still a problem for Firefox users.
Malware authors, ad farmers, and scammers are abusing a Firefox bug to trap users on malicious sites. This wouldn't be a big deal, as the web is fraught with this kind of malicious sites, but these websites aren't abusing some new never-before-seen trick, but a Firefox bug that Mozilla engineers appear to have failed to fix in the 11 years ever since it was first reported back in April 2007...

Malicious sites abuse 11-year-old Firefox bug that Mozilla failed to fix | ZDNet
Bug dealt with in Chrome and Edge, but still a problem for Firefox users.

Rumor: AMD Navi RX 3080 to Launch Mid 2019 & Take On RTX 2080

Rumor: AMD Navi RX 3080 to Launch Mid 2019 & Take On RTX 2080
AMD is allegedly readying an RX 3000 Series 7nm based graphics card featuring its upcoming Navi 10 GPU that’s going to compete with NVIDIA’s RTX by summer of 2019...

Rumor: AMD Navi RX 3080 to Launch Mid 2019 & Take On RTX 2080
AMD is allegedly readying an RX 3000 Series 7nm based graphics card featuring its upcoming Navi 10 GPU that’s going to compete with NVIDIA’s RTX by summer of 2019. The past week has been a little crazy with two massive bombshell leaks dropping virtually out of nowhere overnight detailing 10 different 7nm Ryzen 3000 series …

Microsoft kept quiet about the best part of moving Edge to Chromium

Microsoft kept quiet about the best part of moving Edge to Chromium
Microsoft published an extensive FAQ on their plans to move the Edge browser from EdgeHTML to Google’s Chromium rendering engine, but in the three thousand word article did not reveal the best benefit from the move to Chromium...

Microsoft kept quiet about the best part of moving Edge to Chromium - MSPoweruser
Microsoft published an extensive FAQ on their plans to move the Edge browser from EdgeHTML to Google’s Chromium rendering engine, but in the three thousand word article did not reveal the best benefit from the move to Chromium. Posting on Reddit however, Kyle Alden, Project Manager for Edge, revealed that the new Edge will indeed …

Cronos CEO: $1.8 billion from Big Tobacco is just a beginning for cannabis industry [ This is something…

Cronos CEO: $1.8 billion from Big Tobacco is just a beginning for cannabis industry [ This is something that was previsible from afar ]
Altria can help Cronos standardize its approach to marijuana, CEO says after announcing investment...

Cronos CEO: $1.8 billion from Big Tobacco is just a beginning for cannabis industry - MarketWatch

China urges Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences

China urges Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences
China warned Canada on Saturday that there would be severe consequences if it did not immediately release Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s CFO (chief financial officer), calling the case “extremely nasty”...

China urges Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences
China warned Canada on Saturday that there would be severe consequences if it di...

Microsoft lifts upgrade block after Windows 10 October 2018 Update known issue is fixed

Microsoft lifts upgrade block after Windows 10 October 2018 Update known issue is fixed
After the disastrous initial October roll-out of the Windows 10 October 2018 update Microsoft has been slowly trickling our the new version of the operating system to end users, being careful to block the update on devices where it has detected known issues...

Microsoft lifts upgrade block after Windows 10 October 2018 Update known issue is fixed - MSPoweruser
After the disastrous initial October roll-out of the Windows 10 October 2018 update Microsoft has been slowly trickling our the new version of the operating system to end users, being careful to block the update on devices where it has detected known issues. This has previously meant users who had iCloud installed for example could not …

Intel’s Arctic Sound graphics card: Everything you need to know

Intel’s Arctic Sound graphics card: Everything you need to know
Intel is getting back into the graphics game, and we don’t mean with graphics cores onboard its CPUs. In less than two years Intel is expected to debut its first add-in graphics card since the Intel740 released back in 1998. The technology behind this GPU and its potential performance remain shrouded in mystery, but as time goes on more and more details are coming to light. If it proves a viable alternative to Nvidia and AMD, this will be one of the most important events in the graphics card industry this century...

Intel Arctic Sound Graphics Card: Everything You Need to Know | Digital Trends

Nueva versión del troyano bancario ‘Marcher’ para Android

Nueva versión del troyano bancario ‘Marcher’ para Android
Una nueva versión del troyano bancario ‘Marcher’ ha sido detectada recientemente en Koodous, nuestro antivirus colaborativo...

Nueva versión del troyano bancario ‘Marcher’ para Android — Una al Día
Una nueva versión del troyano bancario ‘Marcher’ ha sido detectada recientemente en Koodous, nuestro antivirus colaborativo ‘Marcher’ es un troyano bancario destinado, princ…

Scientists succeed in melting gold at room temperature

Scientists succeed in melting gold at room temperature
A team of researchers, including from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has made a scientific breakthrough making the surface of gold melt at room temperature under a transmission electron microscope...

Scientists succeed in melting gold at room temperature
A team of researchers, including from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has made a scientific breakthrough making the surface of gold melt at room temperature under a transmission electron microscope.

Addresses and Names of Customers Exposed by Bethesda in Support Tickets

Addresses and Names of Customers Exposed by Bethesda in Support Tickets
After asking for their customers' personal information in Fallout 76 support tickets, American video game publisher Bethesda Software LLC exposed those tickets to public access allowing anyone to view, edit, and resolve them...

Addresses and Names of Customers Exposed by Bethesda in Support Tickets
Bethesda faces a €20 million fine under EU's GDPR

Se creado una prueba universal de cáncer que detecta células mutantes en solo 10 minutos

Se creado una prueba universal de cáncer que detecta células mutantes en solo 10 minutos
La herramienta, que aún se encuentra en las primeras etapas de desarrollo, no puede identificar el tipo específico de cáncer presente ni medir la gravedad de la enfermedad, pero promete ser un test para cualquier tipo de cáncer que dará sus resultados en apenas diez minutos. Concebida por investigadores de la Universidad de Queensland, en Australia, y recientemente detallada en Nature Communications, probablemente no la verá en el consultorio de tu médico a corto plazo...

Se creado una prueba universal de cáncer que detecta células mutantes en solo 10 minutos
La herramienta, que aún se encuentra en las primeras etapas de desarrollo, no puede identificar el tipo específico de cáncer presente ni medir la gravedad de la enfermedad, pero promete ser un test para cualquier tipo de cáncer...

Este es el primer material sintético que, a medida que se estira, gana grosor

Este es el primer material sintético que, a medida que se estira, gana grosor
Existen materiales en la naturaleza que exhiben estas capacidades, denominadas auxéticas, como la piel de gato, la capa protectora en las conchas de los mejillones y los tendones en el cuerpo humano, pero es la primera vez que se crea un material sintético con estas propiedades, es decir, que se vuelve más grueso, a nivel molecular, a medida que se estira...

Este es el primer material sintético que, a medida que se estira, gana grosor
Existen materiales en la naturaleza que exhiben estas capacidades, denominadas auxéticas, como la piel de gato, la capa protectora en las conchas de los mejillones y los tendones en el cuerpo humano, pero es la primera vez que ...

China lanza la primera misión a la cara oculta de la Luna

China lanza la primera misión a la cara oculta de la Luna
Este 7 de diciembre ocurrió un suceso importante ya que despegó de la Tierra la sonda espacial china Chang’e 4 que tiene la misión histórica de por primera ocasión aterrizar en la cara oculta de la Luna. Se espera que la sonda Chang’e 4 (bautizada en honor a una diosa que habita la Luna, de acuerdo a la mitología china) realice su alunizaje en los primeros días del próximo mes de enero, donde llegaría a la cuenca de Aitken a capturar imágenes de la superficie y tomar muestras del suelo...

China lanza la primera misión a la cara oculta de la Luna
China ha lanzado la sonda espacial Chang'e 4 que buscará por primera ocasión explorar la cara oculta de la Luna en una misión histórica.

NASA and SpaceX reschedule the first crew capsule test flight

NASA and SpaceX reschedule the first crew capsule test flight
We're a few weeks away from the first uncrewed Demo-1 flight test to the Space Station, but NASA and SpaceX have pushed the mission back slightly. According to a post from the Commercial Crew Program, switching the date back ten days from January 7th...

NASA and SpaceX reschedule the first crew capsule test flight
The Dragon spacecraft docking with the ISS today is the reason SpaceX and NASA rescheduled a flight test for the Crew Capsule.

Microsoft halts yet another Windows 10 update after Blue Screen of Death errors

Microsoft halts yet another Windows 10 update after Blue Screen of Death errors
Microsoft’s Windows 10 update woes are continuing, with the company having to halt the recent Windows 10 November 2018 cumulative update (KB4467682) after reports it was causing PCs to crash and display the infamous ‘Blue Screen of Death’. At first, the errors appeared to only affect the Surface Book 2, Microsoft’s own hardware, which lead to the company halting the update for those devices...

Microsoft halts yet another Windows 10 update after Blue Screen of Death errors
Even more issues

Elon Musk says Tesla may consider buying one of GM’s idled plants

Elon Musk says Tesla may consider buying one of GM's idled plants
In a new 60 Minutes interview, Musk said he welcomed GM's competition in the EV space. When Elon Musk sits down with an interviewer, something interesting is always bound to come out of the Tesla CEO's mouth, and his forthcoming interview with 60 Minutes is no exception. And no, I'm not referring to him admitting that he has no idea how to smoke weed...

Elon Musk says Tesla may consider buying one of GM's idled plants
In a new 60 Minutes interview, Musk said he welcomed GM's competition in the EV space.

China Launches 1st Mission to Land on the Far Side of the Moon

China Launches 1st Mission to Land on the Far Side of the Moon
The probe is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon in early January 2019. The first-ever surface mission to the far side of the moon is underway. China's robotic Chang'e 4 spacecraft streaked away from Earth today (Dec. 7), launching atop a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at about 1:23 p.m. EST. If all goes according to plan, Chang'e 4 will make history's first landing on the lunar far side sometime in early January. The mission, which consists of a stationary lander and a rover, will perform a variety of science work and plant a flag for humanity in a region that remains largely unexplored to date...

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AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs: Everything you need to know

AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs: Everything you need to know
Ryzen 3000 CPUs could be the most powerful ever. Here's what we know. Ryzen APUs. AMD has a brand new generation of Ryzen CPUs coming in early 2019. Based on a next-gen Zen 2 architecture, the Ryzen 3000 series, as it is expected to be called, should offer dramatic performance improvements over its predecessor, the Ryzen 2000 series. AMD hasn’t been forthcoming with any specifications or specifics about the chips, but rumors suggest that they will be very powerful indeed...

AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs: Everything you Need to Know | Digital Trends

AMD Sales Agency Allegedly Confirms Ryzen 7 3700X And Ryzen 5 3600X Zen 2 CPUs

AMD Sales Agency Allegedly Confirms Ryzen 7 3700X And Ryzen 5 3600X Zen 2 CPUs
Earlier this week, we reported on rumors pertaining to AMD's upcoming Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 Series of mainstream processors. The leaked detailed a slew of new SKUs from the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 and all-new Ryzen 9 families...

AMD Sales Agency Allegedly Confirms Ryzen 7 3700X And Ryzen 5 3600X Zen 2 CPUs
The contest is currently open and asks participants to guess the Cinebench scores that the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 7 3700X will generate when released.