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Testing the first commercial VPN provider to offer WireGuard connectivity
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Enlarge / We don’t recommend specific VPN solutions, but we sure like analyzing them. (credit: Pixabay) Following our earlier WireGuard coverage, commercial VPN provider IVPN‘s chief marketing officer reached out to me to let me know his company was adding WireGuard support to its offering and asked if I’d be interested in covering the launch. […]

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Climate Change Could Wipe Out a Third of Parasite Species, Study Finds
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times (Warning: source may be paywalled, alternative source): Recently, scientists carried out the first large-scale study of what climate change may do to the world’s much-loathed parasites. The team came to a startling conclusion: as many as one in three parasite species may face extinction […]

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Supermicro: Our Motherboards Are Clean
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Supermicro CEO Charles Liang has informed the company’s customers that a leading third-party investigations company found “absolutely no evidence of malicious hardware” on its motherboards. The investigation was undertaken in response to a recent claim that bad actors had inserted spy chips in the firm’s motherboards on behalf of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, China’s […]

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Wickedly Clever USB Stick Installs a Backdoor on Locked PCs
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The proof-of-concept tool PoisonTap uses a series of subtle design flaws to steal a victim’s cookies and even hack their router or intranet. The post Wickedly Clever USB Stick Installs a Backdoor on Locked PCs appeared first on WIRED.

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Why you should fear artificial intelligence
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 I have voraciously read endless pro and con scenarios about artificial intelligence since first writing about it years ago. There is no doubt that concerns about the dangers of runaway AI raised by Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Bill Joy and others are genuine. There also is no doubt whatsoever that the new organizations […]

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Samsung Trade In Program at Mega Bazaar Computer 2015 …
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For those of you who have the listed smartphone and you want to upgrade to the newer models such as Samsung Galaxy Note 4, S5, Galaxy Alpha, or K Zoom, you can trade-in your old gadget. Samsung provides cashback program, or discount if you buy the new one and hand over your old one to […]

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Myntra: Wearables Can Disrupt The Fashion Retail Space
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E-commerce is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Indian technology space, given the sheer volume of consumers gaining access to the Internet each year. Fashion retailer Myntra is one of the most popular online buying platforms, but is looking at avenues which were once under traditional electronics, to boost its growth. The company […]

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Companies Start Implanting Microchips Into Workers' Bodies
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A Swedish start-up called Epicenter is offering to implant its employees and start-up members with microchips that function as swipe cards, allowing them to open doors, operate equipment or buy food and drinks with a wave of the hand. While these microchips have been available for decades, the technology has never been implanted in humans […]

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Samsung's 360-degree wireless speakers take aim at Sonos
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Samsung's biggest announcement at IFA 2015 was the Gear S2, its long-rumored round smartwatch. But, as expected, that's not the only thing the company is showing off in Berlin, Germany. The R1, R3 and R5 are new wireless, multi-room speakers design…

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