LibreELEC (Leia) 9.0.0 RELEASE

Bout time lol .. for those not in the know, LibreELEC is a small linux distro which turns your computer into a Kodi “box” and now it includes retrogaming!!

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LibreELEC 9.0 (Leia) has finally arrived after a long gestation period. Based upon Kodi v18.0, the Final 9.0 release contains many changes and refinements to user experience and a complete overhaul of the underlying OS core to improve stability and extend hardware support. Kodi v18 also brings new features like Kodi Retroplayer and DRM support that (equipped with an appropriate add-on) allows Kodi to unofficially stream content from services like Netflix and Amazon.

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Battle of the Home Automation Assistants

Good comparison of voice assistant devices… I don’t trust none of them… Amazon or Google lol

Between the Google Home Mini and the latest Amazon Echo Dot, the price and promoted features are pretty similar. This week, we’ll try to figure out which one is the best virtual assistant by putting the two smart home devices head-to-head.

Please disable the microphone on your Alexa and Okay, Google devices before watching this video.

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The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

China is not to be trusted…. but you knew that already….

In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, known today as Amazon Prime Video. Based in Portland, Ore., Elemental made software for compressing massive video files and formatting them for different devices. Its technology had helped stream the Olympic Games online, communicate with the International Space Station, and funnel drone footage to the Central Intelligence Agency. Elemental’s national security contracts weren’t the main reason for the proposed acquisition, but they fit nicely with Amazon’s government businesses, such as the highly secure cloud that Amazon Web Services (AWS) was building for the CIA. Continue reading

Fire TV Recast offers both DVR and streaming on the go

Hmmmm

At Amazon’s launch event today in Seattle the company announced its first DVR called the Fire TV Recast. There’s no cable TV tuner built-in, so the channels available will be the ones you can access with a connected over-the-air antenna (like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS or the CW). Continue reading

BIT Race & Identity: Why Do Black Women Leave Tech? – Blacks In Technology

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Good article… but ladies shouldn’t leave tech but they should form their own spaces and companies so as to not be belittled…

Earlier this summer, I was honored to participate in a Minnesota Public Radio call- in show discussing women in tech. We covered a lot of ground, from how to get young girls interested in STEM to the importance of STEAM, but when the host asked, ‘So why do you think women leave tech?,’ I froze. After what felt like an eternity, I offered up some hodgepodge of thoughts that boiled down to general exhaustion. Instantly, I was unsatisfied with my answer. Continue reading

Trump’s China Tariffs Are Hitting Tech Industry Hard | FileHippo News

This dude is a moron… but what do u expect from a man who has had as many failed businesses as he does…. and all he does is borrow money to start new failed businesses….

The tech industry is speaking out against Trump’s new tariffs on China imports.

Donald Trump threatened some major tariffs on foreign imports–and somehow, even on goods made in the US by companies that are not American but have tens of thousands of US employees building their products–and after a lot of posturing and tweeting, some of those tariffs have gone into effect. Specifically, the tariffs that Trump threatened against China as retaliation for allegedly stealing US technology have launched, now putting an additional 25% price tag on those goods that is to be collected by Customs and Border Protection officials upon arrival. Continue reading

What Is Mylobot Malware? How It Works and What to Do About It

Botnet Detection and Removal: Methods & Best Practices ...

This is a doozy right here…. be on your shit!

Cybersecurity is a constant battleground. In 2017, security researchers discovered some 23,000 new malware specimens per day (that’s 795 per hour).

While that headline is shocking, it turns out that the majority of these specimens are variants of the same malware type. They just have slightly different code that each creates a “new” signature.

Every now and then, though, a truly new malware strain bursts onto the scene. Mylobot is one such example: it’s new, highly sophisticated, and gathering momentum. Continue reading