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Surprise! Top sites still fail at encouraging non-terrible passwords

You would think that Amazon, Reddit, Wikipedia and other highly popular websites would by now tell you that “password1” or “hunter2” is a terrible password — just terrible. But they don’t. A research project that has kept tabs on the top sites and their password h...

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Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea

Sujay Seetharaman Contributor Share on Twitter Sujay Seetharaman is a Customer Success Manager and a Market Analyst at eCommerce market intelligence firm PipeCandy As competition between Walmart and Amazon intensifies, the acquisition of Sho...

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The 5,000% price hike that made Martin Shkreli infamous is no longer paying off

Enlarge / NEW YORK - AUGUST 4: Shkreli was found guilty on three of the eight counts involving securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. (credit: Getty | Drew Angerer) Martin Shkreli’s former pharmaceutical company lost more than $1 million in the first quarter of...

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Microsoft posts bumper Q4, with Windows, Surface, Azure all up

(credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr) Microsoft has posted the results of the fourth quarter of its 2018 financial year, running up until June 30, 2018. Revenue was $30.1 billion (up 17 percent year-on-year), operating income was $10.4 billion (up 35 percent), net income was $8.8 billion (a rise of...

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“Fingerprint” of humanity’s climate impact seen in the seasons

Enlarge / Trends in the satellite-measured seasonal temperature cycle of the troposphere (red means larger temperature swing, blue means smaller temperature swing). (credit: Santer et al./Science) One reason climate scientists have been able to confidently determine that humans are responsible fo...

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$1 million heist on Russian bank started with hack of branch router

Enlarge (credit: Henry Burrows / Flickr) A prolific hacking group has struck again, this time stealing close to $1 million from Russia’s PIR Bank. The July 3 heist came about five weeks after the sophisticated hackers first gained access to the bank’s network by compromising a router...

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New MacBook Pro keyboard design may fix dust problems after all

Enlarge / The keyboard on the 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) While Apple's redesigned keyboards in the new MacBook Pro models are made to be quieter, they also appear to be designed to prevent another problem. According to a document sent to Apple Authorized Service...

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Apple Launches New Summertime Savings Apple Pay Promotion

Apple today launched a new Apple Pay promotion called Summertime Savings, offering a range of discounts on Apple Pay purchases made within select apps or on select websites from July 19 to August 1. Participating companies include Fandango, Groupon, Grubhub, Hotels.com, Houzz, and more, with a full...

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iFixit Tests Silicone Membrane on 2018 MacBook Pro Keyboard With Dust Exposure

Following the release of the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, iFixit last week tore apart the 13-inch version and discovered the presence of a new silicone membrane underneath the keyboard's butterfly keys that Apple internal documents have since confirmed has been added to prevent dust and other small...

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Apple Revises Plans for Contentious Federation Square Store in Australia

Apple today submitted revised blueprints for its planned Federation Square retail store location in Melbourne, Australia, according to the Federation Square website. Apple first announced the new flagship store in December, set to be built at Federation Square, a shopping center, public square, and...


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