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Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?
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Enlarge / A Supermicro motherboard. (credit: Supermicro) By now, everyone knows the premise behind two unconfirmed Bloomberg articles that have dominated security headlines over the past week: spies from China got multiple factories to sneak data-stealing hardware into Supermicro motherboards before the servers that used them were shipped to Apple, Amazon, an unnamed major US […]

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Android Apps Riskier Than Ever: Report
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Widespread use of unpatched open source code in the most popular Android apps distributed by Google Play has caused significant security vulnerabilities, suggests an American Consumer Institute report. Thirty-two percent — or 105 apps out of 330 of the most popular apps in 16 categories sampled — averaged 19 vulnerabilities per app, according to the […]

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OnePlus 6T will launch with T-Mobile in first US carrier deal ever     – CNET
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The company is shooting to price the phone at $550, although that still needs to be finalized.

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Services drove Apple’s best third quarter ever, but iPhone sales aren’t growing
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Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new Apple headquarters during a media event in Cupertino, California, on September 12, 2017. (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Apple reported very strong earnings to investors on its quarterly earnings call today. The company beat most analysts’ predictions for the quarter with a 17-percent increase in revenue […]

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Ask Slashdot: Have You Ever 'Ghosted' an Employer?
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“Suddenly, calls and texts went unreturned,” writes LinkedIn’s editor at large, describing a recruiter who suddenly discovered the candidate she’d wanted to hire failed to respond to 12 messages, including emails like “Please let me know that you have not been kidnapped by aliens. I’m worried about you,” and even a snail-mailed greeting card. Recruiters […]

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Cree 60W Replacement LED (2018) review: Cree's new LED is its most basic bulb ever — and it's great     – CNET
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With solid dimming, excellent efficiency and plenty of brightness, the newest Cree LED is a light-bulb aisle standout.

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A dozen years after near-death, Star Trek’s future may be stronger than ever
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On May 13, 2005, Star Trek: Enterprise ended its four-season run with the controversial two-part finale, “These Are the Voyages… ” The finale infamously brought in cast members from The Next Generation to tell the final chapter in Enterprise’s story, and it was viewed by some as a disrespectful and ignominious end to 18 almost-unbroken […]

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Nichelle Nichols: At 85, the Star Trek icon is bold as ever     – CNET
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Star Trek’s original Uhura continues to push boundaries and love her career — and her fans.

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'Black Panther' now reigns as top-grossing superhero film ever     – CNET
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Who’s Earth’s Mightiest Hero now? “Black Panther” will fall to “Pacific Rim Uprising” in the weekend box-office race, but the overall throne is safe.

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