Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Galaxy Note8

Samsung began rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy.

S8 and S8+ in early February (only to hit pause for about a week to fix random reboots), and Verizon became the first US carrier to roll out Oreo to those devices a couple days ago. Now there’s word that Oreo is rolling out to Galaxy Note8 users in France … Read more...

Researchers find 29 types of USB attacks, recommend never plugging into a USB you don’t own

If you ever find a lost charger, don’t use it. If you need power and are tempted to plug into a public USB port, don’t do it.

It’s long been known that you should never insert an unknown USB drive to your computer because it could be loaded with malware. However, new research from Ben-Gurion University has exposed 29 types … Read more...

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Survey shows companies sacrifice mobile security for business reasons

Most organizations feel that better mobile security may be hampered by a lack of understanding of specific threats and solutions.

Verizon warns that a significant number of businesses and other organizations are falling short in securing their mobile data due to a lack of awareness about threats — or by placing a higher priority on getting products to market. The … Read more...

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Google’s DeepMind teaches AI to predict death

DeepMind wants to solve the problem of patient deterioration in hospitals. The Google sister-company fed its AI the historical medical records of about 700,000 US veterans in hopes it will learn to predict changes in patient condition that, unchecked, lead to death.

The partnership between DeepMind and the Veterans Administration (VA) brings some of the top minds in artificial intelligence … Read more...

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 9 bug fixes and broken Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a nine bug fixes and a broken Windows Mixed Reality. This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is likely to ship soon). There is no new build from the RS5 branch.

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Top Trump aide indicted thanks to paper trail from his inability to convert a PDF to DOC

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort may have gift-wrapped a smoking gun in his upcoming trial by not bothering to learn a few basic computer skills.

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller filed a second indictment yesterday against Manafort and his associate Richard Gates, accusing them of multiple money-laundering charges. Allegedly, the pair falsified documents in order to help hide their overseas … Read more...