• San Francisco Nov 22, 2019

    Jeff's Forecast: Fire Warning & Gusty Mountains

    Fire danger will stay the highest over the Mountains, where parts of the Bay Area could reach 50mph. Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri has more on the fire danger and the very latest rain outlook in your Microclimate Forecast.

  • United States Jul 13, 2019

    New US Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

    An Associated Press analysis has found that like many counties in Pennsylvania, the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or an older operating system to create ballots, program voting machines, tally votes and report counts. That’s significant because Windows 7 reaches its “end of life” on Jan. 14, meaning Microsoft stops providing technical support and producing...

  • New York Mar 21, 2019

    Mortal Kombat vs. Candy Crush for Video Game Hall of Fame

    Twelve more video games have a shot at joining favorites like “John Madden Football” and “Pac-Man” in the World Video Game Hall of Fame .
    The hall announced the finalists for the Class of 2019 Thursday from among thousands of nominees.

  • Donald Trump Sep 8, 2018

    As Google Turns 20, Questions Over Whether It's Too Powerful

    Twenty years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out to organize all of the internet’s information, the search engine they named Google has morphed into a dominating force in smartphones, online video, email, maps and much more. That resounding success now has regulators and lawmakers around the world questioning whether the company has become too powerful as its ubiquitous...

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2018

    The Pentagon Just Got One Step Closer to Awarding Its $10 Billion Cloud Contract

    The Defense Department took a large step forward Thursday in its march toward procuring a secure cloud software, an acquisition potentially worth up to $10 billion. After a nearly two-month delay, the Pentagon released its final request for proposal for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract. The long-awaited final request for proposal simply outlines what companies will have...

  • San Francisco Jun 6, 2018

    Microsoft Embraces Collaboration in $7.5B Deal for GitHub

    Microsoft is paying $7.5 billion for the popular coder hangout GitHub as the maker of Windows further embraces the types of open-source projects it used to shun.

  • NBC May 23, 2018

    Caught on Cam: Sledgehammer Attack

    A driver was caught on camera attacking a passenger and slamming an SUV with a sledgehammer in Philadelphia. Neighbors are reacting as police urge anyone involved in the incident to come forward.

  • New Jersey Apr 16, 2018

    New Jersey Boy With Brittle Bone Disease Surprised With Music Studio After Viral Eminem Cover

    A New Jersey teen who wowed the world with his musical talent — including a viral cover of an Eminem song sung from his wheelchair — has been surprised with the music studio of his dreams.

  • Donald Trump Apr 14, 2018

    Trump Homeland Security Adviser Bossert Resigning

    White House homeland security adviser Thomas Bossert is resigning, the White House confirmed Tuesday. Bossert has been one of the public faces of President Donald Trump’s national security team, often briefing the press on the administration’s plans. But the team is in transition after John Bolton replaced H.R. McMaster as national security adviser. Bolton’s first day was Monday. Bossert’s is...

  • California Jan 18, 2018

    Broken Windows Reported on Apple and Google Buses While on I-280

    Five charter buses carrying tech workers had windows damaged Tuesday while driving on Interstate Highway 280, according to the California Highway Patrol.

  • Technology Jan 5, 2018

    Who's Affected By Computer Chip Security Flaw

    Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world’s personal computers and smartphones. The two hardware bugs discovered can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked. Such a leak could potentially expose stored passwords and other sensitive data,...

  • Donald Trump Dec 19, 2017

    Trump Administration Blames North Korea for Big Ransomware Attack

    President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday publicly blamed North Korea for a “careless and reckless” ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain’s National Health Service. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert told reporters at a White House briefing that North Korea was directly responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack and that...

  • food Nov 24, 2017

    Holiday Gift Guide: From Video Games to Board Games

    This holiday season, buying a gift for a gamer has never been easier while simultaneously being tougher because of all the great choices available. From more powerful video game consoles to mysterious board games, anyone who likes to play is bound to have one of these choices on their gift list. Bundles that package games and specially designed hardware can...

  • Brendan Weber Oct 25, 2017

    Rumor Debunked: Famous ‘Windows XP Hill' Survives North Bay Fires

    Despite a rumor swirling across social media, the iconic “Windows Hill” — the picturesque landscape prominently featured on the old Windows XP operating system — did not burn in the North Bay fires.

  • Governor Aug 7, 2017

    Minnesota Mosque Explosion ‘Deeper and Scarier' Than Threats

    The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they’re more frightened after a weekend attack in which an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers. “We feel like it’s much deeper and scarier than like something random,” Mohamed Omar, the center’s...

  • Twitter Jul 25, 2017

    Microsoft Paint Is ‘Here to Stay,' Despite What You May Have Heard

    Despite nostalgic articles and disappointed tweets mourning the end Microsoft Paint, the apparently beloved application is not going anywhere. The application, which has been featured on every Windows release since 1985, was listed as “Deprecated” in the company’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. While Microsoft did not say specifically that MS Paint would be removed, the company defined features and...

  • spokesman May 15, 2017

    5 Ways to Become a Smaller Target for Ransomware Hackers

    This weekend’s global online extortion attack reinforces the need for businesses and other large organizations to update their computer operating systems and security software, cybersecurity experts said....
    The attack largely infected networks that used out-of-date software, such as Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer offers technical support for....
    “There’s some truth to the idea that people are always going to hack themselves,”...

  • Twitter May 15, 2017

    An Alert Researcher, Teamwork Helped Stem Huge Cyberattack

    The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, was thwarted by a young British researcher and an inexpensive domain registration, with help from another 20-something security engineer in the U.S....
    Britain’s National Cyber Security Center and others were hailing the cybersecurity researcher, a 22-year-old identified online as MalwareTech, who — unintentionally...

  • Russia May 14, 2017

    Global ‘WannaCry' Ransomware Cyberattack Seeks Cash for Data

    A global “ransomware” cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in many other nations....
    The worldwide effort to extort cash from computer users spread so widely that Microsoft quickly changed its policy, making security fixes available for free for the older...

  • Washington May 11, 2017

    Microsoft Aims to Create a More Versatile Windows 10

    Microsoft will try to make Windows 10 more versatile with a wave of new features for creating memories, exploring virtual scenery and hopscotching from personal computers to mobile devices. The added bells and whistles will roll out later this year as part of “Fall Creators Update” that will be provided for free to 500 million personal computers, smartphones and tablets...

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