LibreOffice 6.3 released
6 months, 1 week ago by kyle | 5 facts | 0 comments | 10 votes

  • The Tabbed Compact version of the NotebookBar user interface, introduced in LibreOffice 6.2, is now available for Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw. -
  • The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3 -
  • In Calc, a new drop-down widget in the formula bar replaces the old Sum tool, giving the user quick access to the most frequently used functions. -
  • Documents can now be redacted to remove or hide sensitive information such as personal data before exporting or sharing the file. -
  • Export as PDF has been improved with the support for the standard PDF/A-2 document format. -

Apple Keynote 9.1 released
7 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 4 facts | 0 comments | 27 votes

  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects. -
  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text. -
  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles. -
  • Edit master slides while collaborating on a presentation. -

Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell
6 months, 1 week ago by kyle | 3 facts | 0 comments | 8 votes

  • He was accused of running a sex trafficking ring -
  • Epstein was found "unresponsive in his cell" about 6:39 a.m. Saturday and given life-saving measures. -
  • The Bureau of Prisons said the FBI would be investigating the incident. -

Yield curve blares loudest US recession warning since 2007
6 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 7 votes

  • Many major investors expect this slide in 10-year yields to continue given the risk this creates for markets. -
  • He says the signal from the curve suggests money markets should be pricing in a higher probability of the Fed’s policy rate going to zero in the coming year. -

India to send rover to the moon
7 months, 1 week ago by kyle | 8 facts | 0 comments | 18 votes

  • India is launching a mission to send an orbiter, lander and rover to the lunar south pole. -
  • The $142 million Chandrayaan-2 is a successor to India's first moon mission, Chandrayaan-1, which launched into lunar orbit in 2008. -
  • Chandrayaan-2 and its sister craft will spend 27 days in lunar orbit before releasing the Vikram lander and its Pragyan rover. -
  • India has called off the July 14th, 2019 launch attempt of the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission due to a "technical snag." -
  • Chandrayaan-2 would make India only the fourth country to make a soft landing on the moon. -
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Spotify to shut down direct upload for artists
7 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 3 facts | 1 comments | 26 votes

  • The company announced the change on Monday, saying it will close the beta program and stop accepting direct uploads by the end of July. -
  • The direct upload function began last September, allowing independent artists to utilize the streaming site without distribution methods. -
  • Spotify has changed the way artists can upload music, now prohibiting individual musicians from putting their songs on the streaming service directly. -

MoviePass database exposes 161 million records
5 months, 4 weeks ago by kyle | 4 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • An exposed database on a MoviePass subdomain housing 161 million records was left unsecured and exposed credit card and customer card information. -
  • The database, which included expiration dates, names and addresses on some users as well as email and passwords, was discovered by SpiderSilk security. -
  • Movie ticket subscription service MoviePass has exposed tens of thousands of customer card numbers and personal credit cards. -
  • The database had more than 58,000 records containing card data — and was growing by the minute. -

VMware acquires Carbon Black for $2.1B and Pivotal for $2.7 billion
5 months, 4 weeks ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • VMware today announced that it is acquiring Carbon Black, a publicly traded security company that focuses on securing modern cloud-native workloads. -
  • Indeed, these are two very different companies, but both Carbon Black and Pivotal focus on modern workloads. -

MoviePass will shut down for good on Sept. 14
5 months ago by john | 3 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • Shares of MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics dropped 10% Friday afternoon, though the stock trades for a fraction of a penny. -
  • MoviePass announced on Friday it’s shutting down the discount ticketing service on Sept. 14. -
  • The company informed subscribers that it was ending the service because its “efforts to recapitalize MoviePass have not been successful to date.” -

Facebook to launch its own cryptocurrency
8 months ago by kyle | 5 facts | 1 comments | 32 votes

Dell XPS 13 9th generation developer edition announced
5 months, 4 weeks ago by kyle | 9 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • Today we’d like to announce that the new XPS 13 developer edition (7390) will soon be available in the US, Canada and Europe. -
  • The new developer edition, based on Intel’s 10th Gen Core™ U series processors, is part of Dell’s new consumer PC portfolio that is being unveiled today. -
  • The XPS 13 developer edition, 7390 -
  • These systems represent the 9th generation of the XPS 13 developer edition and will come with the Killer™ AX1650 (2×2) built on Intel WiFi 6 Chipset. -
  • The new 7390 systems will co-exist alongside the current 9380 XPS 13 developer edition. -
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Apple to stop using butterfly keyboards
7 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 6 facts | 1 comments | 22 votes

  • Apple is offering free repairs to customers with defective and broken butterfly keyboards. -
  • Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forcasts that the new 2019 MacBook air will use a traditional scissor-based instead of a butterfly mechanism. -
  • Apple ditching the butterfly mechanism used in MacBooks since 2015. -
  • People have reported issues such as non-functional keys, strange high-pitched sounds on some keys, and keys with a non-uniform feel on the butterfly keyboards. -
  • Jony Ive recently left Apple to start his own design firm. -
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Danny Cohen has died
6 months ago by kyle | 4 facts | 0 comments | 1 votes

  • He was a graduate student in the math department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1965 to 1967.[citation needed] -
  • In 1981, he adapted the visual simulator to run over the ARPANet which was an early application of packet switching networks to real-time applications. -
  • In 1993, he worked on Distributed Interactive Simulation through several projects funded by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). -
  • Danny Cohen died August 12th -

Zorin OS 15 Released
8 months ago by kyle | 15 facts | 1 comments | 29 votes

U.S. designates China as currency manipulator
6 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 3 facts | 0 comments | 9 votes

  • The U.S. Treasury labeled China a currency manipulator after the Chinese central bank let the yuan depreciate. -
  • China’s yuan fell as much as 1.9% to a record offshore low of 7.1087 to the dollar in Hong Kong. -
  • Mr. Trump has long complained that China keeps the yuan’s value artificially low to make its goods cheaper on global markets. -

Roblox hits 100 million monthly active users
6 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 9 votes

  • User-generated content is a big part of that number, and the company notes that it has around 40 million user-created experiences in the game at present. -
  • Per the new numbers, around 40% of Roblox users are female, with players spread out across 200 countries. -

Nike aquires startup Celect
6 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 1 facts | 0 comments | 8 votes

  • The company announced that it has acquired the Boston-area startup Celect to help Nike beef up its predictive analytics strengths. -

AT&T suffers from 911 outage
7 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 8 facts | 0 comments | 20 votes

  • “AT&T cellular is experiencing a 911 issue,” an emergency services Twitter account in Indiana said in a tweet from first responders. -
  • The company says "This has been resolved and we apologize to anyone who was affected." -
  • A 911 outage prevented AT&T customers from calling emergency services for hours this morning, officials in multiple states said. -
  • Until the issue is resolved, AT&T customers can access Arlington 911 by either calling 817-274-4444 or utilizing a landline. -
  • The alternate number during this time for Minneapolis is 612-348-2345. -
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Pinebook Pro available for pre-order on July 25, 2019
7 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 7 facts | 1 comments | 17 votes

  • Pinebook Pro pre-orders start July 25, 2019 -
  • It will offer hardware switches to toggle Bluetooth/Wifi, Webcam, and Microphone. -
  • Initially the Pinebook Pro will support Linux, Chromium OS, and Android. -
  • It will support installing and runing regular Linux applications on Chromium OS pretty much as if they were native Linux applications. -
  • Pine64, the US-based company behind a growing range of ARM-powered Linux devices, say PineBook preorders will go live July 25, 2019. -
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YouTube bans instructional hacking videos
7 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 2 facts | 1 comments | 53 votes

  • Showing users how to bypass secure computer systems or steal user credentials and personal data is now prohibited by YouTube's community guidelines. -
  • YouTube froze Kody Kinzie's longrunning Cyber Weapons Lab channel, citing a policy that bans "Instructional hacking". -

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