After canceling ‘Rift 2’ overhaul, Oculus plans a modest update to flagship VR headset
Oculus presentation

Facebook’s virtual reality arm may soon find itself in the unfamiliar position of playing catch-up with hardware competitors. Last week, TechCrunch reported that Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe had decided to leave Facebook partially due to his “fundamentally different views on the future of Oculus” and decisions surrounding the cancellation of a next-generation “Rift 2” project. […]

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OVH: the open source public cloud alternative from Paris
Guitar player on stage

Feature image: Mark Collier, chief operating officer of OpenStack, took the stage at OVH Summit to recognize the Paris-based cloud provider for the scale at which it runs OpenStack in a public cloud. Ask Michel Paulin, the new CEO at Paris-based OVH about how the firm plans to compete against hyperscale public cloud providers in the […]

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How the Power of Quantum Can Be Used Against Us
Black Hat Europe

There has been a palpable shift from volumetric attacks to “quantum attacks,” and they look to be one of the biggest cybersecurity challenges on the rise today. Quantum computing has the ability to shape our global information technology. Every day, enterprises are edging closer to harnessing the true power of quantum computing. Now that the […]

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Subset Numerals so They’re as Awesome as the Rest of Your Content
Raleway, Montserrat, Open Sans

By Charlotte Dann On October 31, 2018 You’re putting the finishing touches on your new million-dollar-idea — your copy is perfect, your color scheme is dazzling, and you’ve found a glorious font pairing (who knew Baskerville and Raleway looked so great together? You did.) but there’s one problem: Raleway’s pesky lowercase numbers make your shopping […]

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Growing pains: Skills gap meets expanding threat surface
Big step, bridge over gap

The need to defend a growing threat surface highlights the widening cybersecurity skills gap If you are concerned about the privacy and security of your information you might have noticed recent headlines declaring that the global cybersecurity job skills gap has grown to three million. This very worrying assertion – that many organizations around the […]

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Five ways to make Halloween less cyber-scary for kids
Laptop and jack-o-lanterns

How can we help kids avoid security horrors and stay safe from rogue online “neighbors” at Halloween and thereafter? It’s that time of year again when children, decked out in special costumes, roam the streets and ask for treats from neighbors. The online world, too, is inhabited by creatures that aren’t what they seem to […]

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The Secret Designer Halloween Special: Nightmare Clients (and How to Defeat Them)

Friends, I come with a warning…not to alarm, but to assist. Grab your crucifix, gather your silver bullets, prime your chainsaw, because I’m about to shine a light on nightmare clients that will chill the heart of the most experienced web professional. Nightmare clients everywhere, await the unsuspecting designer. They’ll suck the time from your […]

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Kraken Ransomware Emerges from the Depths: How to Tame the Beast
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Look out, someone has released the Kraken — or at least a ransomware strain named after it. Kraken Cryptor ransomware first made its appearance back in August, but in mid-September, the malicious beast emerged from the depths disguised as the legitimate spyware application SuperAntiSpyware. In fact, the attackers behind the ransomware were able to access […]

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Emphasizing Emphasis
Emphasizing Emphasis

It’s been a bumpy road that somehow got us misusing one of the most important text-level semantic tags. In the dark ages of HTML, <em> was barely used at all, despite being part of the specs since really early on (HTML 2.0 standard, 1995). But at that point in time and for some years to […]

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Google Pixel 3 XL users are getting twice the notch, thanks to a bug
Google Pixel 3 XL

Over the past two years, the notch move from anomaly to fact of life, and no company has proven itself more pro-notch than Google. From its embrace of #notchlife in Android Pie to the downright gigantic one found up top on the Pixel 3 XL, Google’s really notchin’ it up. In fact, as noted by […]

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