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Hackers Steal Data on 100,000 Taxpayers From IRS

The IRS has announced that hackers were able to gain unauthorized access through its "Get Transcript" application. The IRS says the hackers access data on about 100,000 taxpayer accounts. Read more... May 26, 2015

Google Webmaster Tools Renamed Google Search Console

Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) has been given a new name, Google Search Console. The idea behind the name change is that not everyone using Google Webmaster Tools. The name change is probably the most shocking to webmasters. The name change is already in effect. Read more... May 22, 2015

Rethink Robotics Unveils One Armed Robot Named Sawyer

Rethink Robotics has launched its new one armed Sawyer robot. Rethink is the company behind the Baxter robot. Sawyer has a screen for a face like Baxter. Sawyer also runs on the same Intera software. Read more... March 30, 2015




Yahoo Lets Users Login Into Email Using Mobile Phone

Yahoo email users can now login into their accounts using their mobile phone. Yahoo calls the new feature an on-demand password. Read more... March 16, 2015

Google's New Campus Plans Revealed

Google's plans for a new redesigned headquarters in Mountain View were recently revealed. The futuristic designs show unusual looking open buildings, some of which have public bike paths traveling through them. Read more... March 4, 2015

SplashData Releases List of Worst Passwords of 2014

SplashData has released its list of the 25 most common passwords of 2014. The list is also known as the annual worst passwords list. They are ranked from 1 to 25 but they are all terrible passwords to use. Using any one of them will give your account a good chance of getting broken into. Read more... January 21, 2015

Google Loses Some Search Marketshare

Google lost some of its search marketshare while Yahoo made gains. The unusual loss for Google in search comes from Mozilla's decision to make Yahoo the default in the latest version of its Firefox browser. The image above shows a Yahoo search result page for actress Jennifer Lawrence. Read more... January 8, 2015

Google Unveils New Watch Faces for Android Wear

Android Wear is the smart watch operating system from Google. It currently powers six watches, including ASUS ZenWatch, the LG G Watch, the LG G Watch R, the Moto 360, the Samsung Gear Live, and the Sony SmartWatch 3. The digital smart watch technology allows for the creation of any type of face. Read more... December 10, 2014

Major Sony Hack Exposes Corporate Data and Films

Sony Pictures Entertainment has been hit hard by a major hack. There are rumors linking the cyberattack to a North Korean group as retaliation for The Interview but nothing has been confirmed. What is clear is that the hack was a major breach for Sony Pictures with passwords, emails, salary information, internal memos and other data exposed. Copies of some current films were also captured during the hack. Read more... December 5, 2014

Google Introduces New CAPTCHA Test

Google has introduced a new type of CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) test to see if users are humans or bots. Google's previous test, called reCAPTCHA, can be annoying because the letters and numbers can be difficult for humans to read. Often people have to reload the CAPTCHA box numerous times until they can identify the letter or numbers. This can get very frustrating. Read more... December 4, 2014




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