Technology and Money

Not Just Equifax.  Rival Site Transunion Served Malware Too — and 1,000 More Sites
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An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: Equifax isn’t the only credit-reporting behemoth with a website redirecting visitors to fake Adobe Flash updates. A security researcher from AV provider Malwarebytes said transunioncentroamerica.com, a TransUnion site serving people in Central America, [was] also sending visitors to the fraudulent updates and other types of malicious pages… Malwarebytes security […]

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Studying human tumors in mice may end up being misleading
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Enlarge (credit: UCSD) Cancer is, unfortunately, governed by the same evolutionary rules that drive life itself. Cells in tumors are essentially competing to see which can divide the fastest. This competition drives them to pick up new mutations that can help them divide faster, survive immune attack, resist drugs, and expand to new areas of […]

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First-ever 'negative emissions' power plant goes online
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Unfortunately, it's no longer enough to cut CO2 emissions to avoid further global temperature increases. We need to remove some of the CO2 that's already there. Thankfully, that reversal is one step closer to becoming reality. Climeworks and Reykj…

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Amazon is reportedly developing its own sportswear line
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Amazon is reportedly getting ready to take on sports apparel giants like Nike and Lululemon. According to Bloomberg, the e-retail giant is even working with known sportswear-makers' suppliers and manufacturers to challenge them in an increasingly cro…

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Alienware 17 (R4, 2017) review     – CNET
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The old-school Alienware 17 is heavy and fast out of the box for when you care more about gaming and less about portability, plus offers a Tobii Eye Tracking option.

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2017 BMW i8 review     – Roadshow
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Take one turbocharged engine, add two electric motors and you have a performance car that’s a hella lot of fun.

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NutriBullet Balance Release Date, Price and Specs     – CNET
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The blender has a built-in scale and Bluetooth connection so you can use an app to build a better smoothie.

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Google Assistant Shines in Pint-Sized Home Mini
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The first wave of reviews touting Google’s Home Mini smart speaker surfaced this week, on the heels of reports that the company had to quash a top touch function to prevent the device from accidentally activating and recording conversations without users’ knowledge. Google has promised to roll out an update to the device by Oct. […]

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Apple diversity head Denise Young Smith apologizes for controversial choice of words at summit
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 Apple’s Denise Young Smith sent an apology to team members at Apple today over comments she made at the One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia. “Last week, while attending a summit in Bogota, I made some comments as part of a conversation on the many factors that contribute to diversity and inclusion….I regret the choice […]

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