If SETI uses off-the-shelf hardware & software — can’t you?

VB EVENT: “We use gaming GPUs,” says Dr. Andrew Siemion, director of the Berkeley SETI research center. “We use the GeForce series from Nvidia. We use consumer level flash drives.” Siemion is one of the speakers at VB Summit, coming up on October 22-23 in Mill Valley, CA. On Twitter, his team recently posted a […]

Software Glitch Leads to Recall of 230,000 Accords, Insights

Honda Motor Co. is recalling roughly 232,000 Accord and Insight models in the United States over a software glitch that may cause the rear-camera display to malfunction. While the number of recalled units is noteworthy, the severity of the issue is largely dependent upon how careful of a driver you are. According to reports from […]

Honda recalls more than 200,000 Accords and Insight hybrid cars in the US over software problem

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Honda announced it was recalling more than 200,000 of its Accord and Insight hybrid cars in the US over software issues with the rearview camera.  The Tokyo-based car company said that the issue hasn’t resulted in any crashes or injuries yet.  Outside the US, Honda said it was recalling 14,000 of its […]

New software helps uncover Mafia crime masked as ordinary business

The code breaks the silence FOR an inkling of how hard it is for Italian authorities to identify Mafia activity, consider how mobsters disguise the pizzo, or protection payments, they extort. The owner of a business may find that customers have been scared off by a menacing stranger. Within days a mysterious man visits. He […]

Android 9 Pie release – The most helpful features in Google's new software

Android 9 Pie is committed to harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to perform useful actions (Image: Getty • Google) Google Pixel and Essential phone owners can download the new update right now and make the most of the new functionality. Here are the most helpful features present in Android 9 Pie. Digital wellbeing Google is placing […]

Android WARNING: Could users have to pay for Google software after huge EU fine?

Yesterday Google was hit with the whopping fine by the European Commission. The Brussels regulator insisted the tech giant had used Android illegally to “cement its dominant position” in user searches. It was argued that Google requiring Android phone manufacturers to pre-install its Chrome browser and Search app had allowed it to gain an unfair […]

Developer faces prison after admitting admin software was really a RAT

A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to federal charges he developed, marketed, and provided technical support for software he knew customers used illegally to take control of other people’s computers. Colton Grubbs used the handle KFC Watermelon to advertise the LuminosityLink administrative tool on Hackforums[dot]net, federal prosecutors alleged in an indictment filed last month. The […]

Why the Supreme Court’s software patent ban didn’t last

Enlarge / Under the Federal Circuit appeals court, patent law swung from software patent skepticism in the 1970s to extreme permissiveness in the 1990s, then started to swing back toward skepticism with stricter Supreme Court oversight. (credit: Federal Circuit Historical Society / Aurich Lawson) Forty years ago this week, in the case of Parker v. Flook, […]