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April 20, 2014
Computing More
Heartbleed Exploit Could Cost Millions Heartbleed Exploit Could Cost Millions
Google, Rockstar Suit Stays in Calif.
Michaels: Nearly 3M Cards Breached
Review: Windows Embraces the Past
Digital Life More
Cortana Fills Windows Phone Gap Cortana Fills Windows Phone Gap
Galaxy S5 Phone: Less Can Be More
Beware: Facebook Shares Your Locale
Easter Egg! Microsoft's Clippy Is Back
Discovery More
Astronomers Spot Earth-Like Planet Astronomers Spot Earth-Like Planet
Scientists Find 'Killer' Sponge Species
T. Rex Gets New Home in Smithsonian
Study: 'Jesus Wife' Text Likely Real
Space More
Otherworldly Ambitions of Elon Musk Otherworldly Ambitions of Elon Musk
LADEE Crashes Down as Planned
Storms Threaten 2nd ISS Launch Try
Which Eclipse Will Be the Best Show?
Innovation More
Poll: A Mix of Feelings on Future Tech Poll: A Mix of Feelings on Future Tech
Google Grabs Droid-Maker
Report: Amazon Phone To Feature 3D
Ups and Downs with Google Glass
Health More
Food Poisoning Report Card Issued Food Poisoning Report Card Issued
Diabetic Heart Attacks, Strokes Fall
Study: Brain Changes in Pot Smokers
Have Snack, Avoid Fight with Spouse
Science News More
Triggering Resilience to Depression Triggering Resilience to Depression
DNA Pap Smear Alternative Debated
Full Lunar Eclipse Delights Americas
Jet Lag? There's an App for That
Environment More
Scientists Tether Lionfish to Reefs Scientists Tether Lionfish to Reefs
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down
IPCC: Who's Liable for Emissions?
Fungal Disease Fatal to Bats Spreads
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Heartbleed Could Cost Millions, Could Have Been Prevented
Early estimates of Heartbleed’s cost to enterprises are running in the millions. The reason: revoking all the SSL certificates the bug exposed will come at a very hefty price. Some say it all could have been avoided.
 
Michaels Says Nearly 3M Credit, Debit Cards Breached
Arts and crafts retail giant Michaels Stores has confirmed that a data breach at its POS terminals from May 2013 to Jan. 2014 may have exposed nearly 3 million customer credit and debit cards.
 
Google's Street View Software Unravels CAPTCHAs
The latest software Google uses for its Street View cars to read street numbers in images for Google Maps works so well that it also solves CAPTCHAs, those puzzles designed to defeat bots.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Vaio Fit 11A Battery Danger Forces Recall by Sony
Using a Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop? It's time to send it back to Sony. In fact, Sony is encouraging people to stop using the laptop after several reports of its Panasonic battery overheating.
 
Continued Drop in Global PC Shipments Slows
Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the global slump in PC demand may be easing, with a considerable slowdown from last year's drops.
 
Google Glass Finds a Home in Medical Education, Practice
The innovative headpiece may find its niche in markets where hands-free access to data can be a big advantage. Glass experiments for doctors are already under way, with some promising results.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Review: Siri-Like Cortana Fills Windows Phone Gap
With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way, taking some of the best parts of Apple's and Google's virtual assistants, with new tools too.
 
With Galaxy S5, Samsung Proves Less Can Be More
Samsung has produced the most formidable rival yet to the iPhone 5s: the Galaxy S5. The device is the fifth edition of the company's successful line of Galaxy S smartphones, and shows less can be more.
 
Facebook Rolls Out Potentially Intrusive Location-Sharing
Looking for friends? Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby, using a smartphone's GPS. Could be a cool feature in some cases, or way too much information.
 

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