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Russian hacker pleads guilty for get-rich-quick botnet - CNET

A Russian hacker pleaded guilty to creating a global botnet to make millions. Moment Editorial/Getty Images A Russian hacker has pleaded guilty to installing malware on ten of thousands of computer servers in order to generate millions in fraudulent payments, the US Department of Justice said Tuesday.Maxim Senakh, 41, admitted to installing E......
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US House votes to let ISPs sell your browser history

The Electronic Frontier Foundation responded to today's vote with a statement that "If the bill is signed into law, companies like Cox, Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, and Verizon will have free rein to hijack your searches, sell your data, and hammer you with unwanted advertisements. Worst yet, consumers will now have to pay a privacy tax by relying on VPNs to safeguard their information."New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is in support of rolling ......
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Windows has a heart of trash

I did a bad thing. I opened a bad file and it borked my PC. So now, in concordance with the grand tradition of frustrated tech bloggers calling on enormous companies to conform to their wishes, here is my rant on how terrible computers are — Windows ones, this time anyway — and how they ought to be. Now, I’m no PC spring chicken. I build my desktops, I seat the CPU, I fiddle with the registry and fiddle with the BIOS (even though it isn’t r......
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Ear Biscuits - Rhett and Link

Ear BiscuitsRhett and Link Genre: Comedy Release Date: March 26, 2017 Rhett & Link and guests have a weekly, candid conversation for your Internetainment. © © All rights reserved Original link......
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AOMEI Backupper Standard 4.0.3

AOMEI Backupper Standard will protect your data by applying incremental and differential backups of your system. The application has many useful features, including scheduled backups and the ability to encrypt and compress backups. With AOMEI Backupper Standard you can back up entire hard disks or specified partitions and create system images to keep your operating system and applications safe. Key Features Include: B......
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Apple mulls joining reported SoftBank-backed investment in Didi to avoid dilution of existing stake

  By Mikey Campbell Monday, March 27, 2017, 09:02 pm PT (12:02 am ET) Japanese tech giant SoftBank is reportedly in talks to back a $6 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, a move that could dilute stakes of existing backers like Apple. Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Didi president Jean Liu in 2016. | Source: Tim Cook via TwitterCiting sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports Didi i......
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Reader Discussion – Are You Enjoying Mass Effect Andromeda?

Mass Effect Andromeda is here and is easily one of the biggest games of the year. We’ve played it, we all have opinions about it, which you can hear on our upcoming Game Club or read about in Joe Juba’s review. But let’s not talk about us. Let’s talk about you, reader. How are you enjoying the game? Does it meet your expectations? Are you making memories flying through the galaxy in The Tempest? Or has this sci-fi sequel left you feeling co......
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Group sues DHS, IC over digital device border search records

reader comments 0 A free speech advocacy organization sued the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday, seeking "statistical, policy, and assessment records regarding the government’s searches" of digital devices at the United States border. The group, the Knight First Amendment Institute based at Columbia University, said on Twitter that the lawsuit came about as a result of recent journ......
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This drone is inspired by one of the most deadly hunters in the insect kingdom

Why it matters to you This microdrone borrows from one of nature's most efficient predators to (hopefully) become one of tech's most efficient drones. If you’re a company called Animal Dynamics looking for inspiration for a new type of drone, you naturally go in search of the most awesome flying creature in the animal kingdom. That creature? According to Chief Security Officer Adrian Thomas, who is also a professor of B......
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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (Unabridged) - Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Must buy by valor8pro Excellent book!!! There were amazing stories and practical life application. Best Leadership Book by B. Chaucer This is the first time I have ever listened to an audio book. I hav......
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UK police catch mobile-phone-using motorists by sitting atop double-decker buses - Roadshow

UK police are cracking down on law-flouting motorists from iconic heights. Radio-equipped officers are setting up shop on the upper floors of double-decker buses to peer into the cars of passing motorists to see if they're using their handheld phones or failing to wear seatbelts. The buses' superior vantage points and mobile nature are proving to be particularly effective tools. A weekend operation in Plymouth, Devon, caught over 130 motor......
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The best Galaxy S6 and S7 trade-in deals

TL;DR: Go with Glyde or SwappaBased on our analysis, Glyde and Swappa tend to offer the highest trade-in values. For instance, for a 32GB Galaxy S7 on Verizon, Swappa offers $349 and Glyde $304. Compare that to just $135 for Gazelle and $160 for Amazon.It was a similar story for the Galaxy S6 Edge on T-Mobile. Swappa offered us $364 for a 32GB version of the handset, compared to just $80 for GameStop and $96 on Wal-Mart.MORE: Here's How the......
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Postbox 5.0.12

Postbox lets you spend less time managing messages and more time getting things done. But what makes Postbox really useful is the way it lets you find and reuse all kinds of content hidden deep within your email. After all, it’s your email... make the most of it! Ultra-Fast Search Postbox makes it easy to search for almost anything across all of your email accounts. Powerful Address Auto-Complete The Addressing Widget will enable you to sea......
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Nomos Glashütte’s Metro Neomatik is modern, slim and sophisticated watch

The smartwatch era has done nothing so much as renew my interest in real watches, which have their own type of special intelligence, albeit laid out in intricate arrays of gears and springs rather than written in silicon. Few watchmakers express this intelligence site so wonderfully as Nomos Glashütte, the German manufactory that produces exquisite timepieces with house made movements in distinct, signature cases. Nomos’ Metro neomatik is e......
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Most common cells in the brain help us anticipate rewards

A rodent. reader comments 0 Cerebellar granule cells, which make up the cerebellum, are the smallest and most abundant of all neuron types in the brain. These cells are known to contribute to motor function, attention, language, and fear. A recent study published in Nature demonstrates that these cells may also contribute to our expectations of whether a given action will result in a positive reward. It's a discovery that d......
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Self-cleaning gym bags and coffee table Pong

At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting projects. But don’t grab your wallet just yet. K......
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Head to head: The best calendar apps for iPhone, iPad, and macOS

After two months spent examining the calendar app heavy-hitters available for iPhone and macOS, AppleInsider helps you narrow down the choices.The winner of the best calendar app for every user of macOS and iOS is...not included in this showdown. It's not that we're on a peculiar quest to determine which is the second best, though. Instead, it's because the best app for most people is Apple's own Calendar.If you're an AppleInsider reader, y......
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (Unabridged) - Timothy Snyder

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The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

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Germany wants to regulate a 24-hour livestream as a broadcaster

And importantly, this isn't a one-off case. Officials see this as setting an example that could apply to other livestreams that fit the terms. While they'd like to see legislation that specifically regulates internet streams, they've decided to apply existing law in the meantime.The problem, of course, is that this isn't a modest request for most people. On top of the usual paperwork, streamers are looking at a cost of between €1,000 to €10......
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The first official 'Justice League' trailer, shot by shot - CNET

VIDEO iPhone 8: Everything we know so far This is all the iPhone 8 reports and rumors in one place. From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here. ......
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Reader Discussion – Who Is Your Favorite Mass Effect Character?

Mass Effect Andromeda is finally upon us, and while it has its own issues, it's still looks to be a good game, according to our own Joe Juba. I haven't played it, but I'm hoping that, if nothing else, it can offer me some great character moments, the kind that made me like the series so much.  In case that doesn't happen, let's reminisce: Who's your favorite Mass Effect character? Mine is easily Tali'Zorah nar Rayya, who meets Shepard while......
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Free Apps Of The Moment: Podcasts For Android and iOS

Podcast & Radio Addict (free Android) - Techlick has tested several Android apps for podcasting and I have to say WOW! Podcast Addict is the #1 Podcast App on Android with 5+M downloads, 300K reviews and an average rating of 4.6/5. Podcast Addict allows you to manage Podcasts, Radio on Demand, Audio books, Live stream radios, YouTube channels/playlists and RSS News feeds from a single app. Amazing!!! If you are into Podcasts then Techli......
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Apple's 2017 iPad vs. 2016 9.7" iPad Pro: Which model is right for you?

Paying $270 more for the same size iPad with roughly similar specs can be a tough pill to swallow —AppleInsider examines the differences between the new 2017 9.7-inch iPad, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro from March 2016.Any new Apple hardware release brings with it choices from the faithful, and the new iPad is no exception. Sporting an A9 processor with an amazing price of $329, there are arguments to be made for users of the original iPad Air ......
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Weekend Warrior – Pointless Reboot #32832: Go Go Power Rangers!

First, it was Transformers and GI Joe, then they massacred the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and now Hollywood has set their sights on the next kids' show in line, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. Like all the rest of Tinseltown's big-budget reboots of dated-yet-beloved franchises, Power Rangers is sure to be little more than a cynical cash grab. Still, maybe there's a chance that the film might actually be Morphenomenal. The GI crew will be ......
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For the Dollyrots, crowdsourcing fans free them from labels, keep them authentic

“People are smart enough to know if they really want to support us, they’ll come to a show, buy a shirt, or get a copy of the vinyl.” Musicians with their eyes on the prize tend to have two dreams that they prefer not be mutually exclusive: 1) Make it big, and 2) Make music on their own terms. These days, however, many artists have been leaning more and more towards Option 2 because it affords them better control of their creative destiny ......
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