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Linus Torvalds Says Linux Kernel v5.0 'Should Be Meaningless'

99625753 story Posted by msmash from the how-about-that dept. An anonymous reader shares a report: Following the release of Linux kernel 4.16, Linus Torvalds has said that the next kernel will be version 5.0. Or maybe it won't, because version numbers are meaningless . The announcement -- of sorts -- came in Torvalds' message over the weekend about the first release candidate for version 4.17. He warns that it is not "shaping up to be a par...
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Information Week

Protect Your Data Privacy Online: Top Experts Share Personal Stories

Nervous about your privacy online? We've asked data and analytics experts how they protect their own privacy. Here's what they said. How do you protect your personal information online these days, especially in the wake of the recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica news about a huge data leak of consumer data? Do you turn on Amazon Alexa's microphones only when you need her help? Do you keep a Post-it note over your webcam? Have you turned...
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Samsung's newest phone can't connect to the internet

If you're worried about racking up a big mobile data bill, or want a phone for your kids or elderly relatives, the options aren't great. Mostly because the default is to just opt for whatever low-end Nokia candybar is available for $30 on the aisle e... Original link
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The Inquirer

WhatsApp fingerprint photo leads to arrest of Welsh drug dealer

He's been left in a bit of a whorl by the conviction A DRUG DEALER from Bridgend, Wales has been arrested after being identified by police from his fingerprints. Oh, yeah, and his fingerprints were taken from a photo in his WhatsApp messages. South Wales Police has been using new techniques to secure 11 convictions so far based on photographs from fingerprints. The picture came from a mobile phone taken during the raid (so the end-to-end en...
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Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist - Willie Geist, Sunday TODAY

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist Willie Geist, Sunday TODAY Genre: News & Politics Release Date: April 14, 2018 NBC's "Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist" provides sharp, conversational coverage of the day's news, along with in-depth profiles of the people and ideas shaping our culture. In his “Sunday Sitdowns,” Geist chats with some of the biggest names in news and pop culture, from actors and musicians to presidents and CEOs, about the storie...
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Digital Trends

Honor’s new budget 7C and 7A phones love your face, and unlock at a glance

Honor loves your face, and wants you to use it at every opportunity, which is why it’s introducing a face unlock feature to its two new, very affordable, smartphones — the Honor 7C and the Honor 7A. If you’re confused by the names, don’t worry, we are too. Honor seems to be making it its mission to use every number and letter available to label its growing range of devices. What you need to know is the Honor 7C and 7A replace the Honor 6C a...
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John Oliver bought Russell Crowe's jockstrap for a Blockbuster store. Really.

Of all the things to buy... Image: DON ARNOLD/WIREIMAGE/getty By Johnny Lieu 2018-04-16 07:10:11 UTC So, John Oliver apparently just bought Russell Crowe's jockstrap to lend a hand to a video store. This is an actual thing. Last week, Crowe put on a massive auction of his stuff called "The Art of the Divorce." It managed to reap the Australian actor more than $3 million in sales , where Crowe managed to offload a jockstrap he wore for the f...
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Techlick News

Vivendi 'awful' investor in Telecom Italia: Italian minister to paper

MILAN (Reuters) - Vivendi has been an “awful” investor in Telecom Italia, Italy’s Industry Minister Carlo Calenda told La Repubblica daily on Monday, as the French media group fights to keep its grip on Italy’s biggest phone group. FILE PHOTO: A logo is seen over the main entrance of the entertainment-to-telecoms conglomerate Vivendi's headquarters in Paris April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo Calenda defended the decision of s...
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LG V35 ThinQ:n tiedot vuotivat julkisuuteen

Vasta eilen uutisoimme siitä, että LG G7 ThinQ:sta oli vuotanut paljon tietoja julkisuuteen. Nyt myös LG V35 ThinQ:n tiedot on vuodettu – luultavasti saman lähteen toimesta.  Android Headlines -sivusto kertoi saaneensa tiedot LG V30S ThinQ:n seuraajasta "luotettavalta lähteeltä". Sivuston mukaan lähde oli näyttänyt heille LG:n sisäisiä dokumentteja, jotka vahvistivat puhelimesta vuodetut tiedot oikeiksi. Väitteet saattavat siis hyvinkin pit...
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Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

Jamie Metzl Contributor Share on Twitter Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council . More posts by this contributor Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement Eleonore Pauwels Contributor Share on Twitter Eleonore Pauwels is Director of the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab at the Wilson Center, an international science policy expert speci...
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