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A computer Trojan that hides its malicious code inside PNG image files counts healthcare organizations in the U.S. among its primary targets.
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Moore's Law (not the law itself, but what it encapsulated) has caused a complete change in the world and the economy, but how much longer will it last ?
IHS report says continued advances along this same path in the future
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This week there seems to be more mention of medical technologies and the problems that may arise with some of them, including an interesting expose on how smart phones may shock cardiac device wearers, as their pace maker may "sense" the smart phone's signals as a cardiac event ? Shocking!  The new de facto standard for health seems to be 10,000 steps a day, thanks to the FitBit, but, Huffington post asks, is that correct ? Security More informat...
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Your prayers have been finally answered – that is, if you asked for Google to come to New York City with free Wi-Fi for all. Because that’s totally happening this year, and it's all part of Google’...
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Infidelity. Sexual fetishes. Drug abuse. Crushing debt. They’re the most intimate secrets of U.S. government workers. And now they’re in the hands of hackers.
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Smartphones may be dangerous for cardiac device wearers, according to a recent study.
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NHL fans learned something new this week when Colin Campbell revealed the existence of a "hitting zone" behind the net where, apparently, headshots are legal. This got me to wondering: what else don't we know about the NHL rink? So I dug into my old cartography library, and came up with this ...
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In Canada, vasectomies are free, but you still have to buy your own frozen peas. Oh and yes they do fail, my son can attest to that :-)
Whenever I discuss the idea of getting a vasectomy with a group of guys, we tend to refer to the procedure as the "frozen peas." The nickname stems of course from fact that you are going to need to...
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The US' National Institute of Standards and Technology is more than a little worried that its encryption guideilnes have been creating back doors for spi
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The center of Canada gets what they deserve?!?!??
Toronto will soon have the fastest internet on the planet, Bell Canada announced on Thursday.
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The company has been named to a permanent seat on the board of directors for the wireless standard.
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  • University of Waterloo
    Mathematics, 1980 - 1986
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Father of many, public servant and volunteer to many! No wonder I have no spare time...
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Been on social media since pretty much day one, but really haven't got the scars to show for it. Old hack, who remembers punched cards, but undesrtands XML (mostly), so almost a technology historian. Proud Dad, Civil Servant, Happily Married and trying to keep a body in shape that seems to think that round is the ideal shape.
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Down Goes Brown: The official map of an NHL rink
www.downgoesbrown.com

NHL fans learned something new this week when Colin Campbell revealed the existence of a "hitting zone" behind the net where, apparently, he

Smartphones May Shock Cardiac Device Wearers
www.universityherald.com

Smartphones may be dangerous for cardiac device wearers, according to a recent study.

Apple takes a greater role in Bluetooth development
www.pcworld.com

The company has been named to a permanent seat on the board of directors for the wireless standard.

American Wireless Data Consumption Jumps by a Quarter
www.cellular-news.com

Americans used 4.1 trillion megabytes (MB) of data in 2014, a 26 percent increase over 2013. Helping to drive the increase in data usage wer

Web-based services that store too much personal data
phys.org

Photos, videos, PDF documents and location data: the permissions requested by some apps give them access to more information than users are

New security technology for the 'Internet of Things'
phys.org

Washing machine, smoke detector, burglar alarm and refrigerator - all of those and many appliances more could in future be connected to the

Report Average botnet in Q1 2015 made up of 1,700 infected hosts per CC ...
www.scmagazine.com

The report is based on the more than one thousand CC servers analyzed by Level 3 Threat Research Labs in the first quarter of 2015.

what's buzzing: There's dad jokes, granddad jokes...is there such a a th...
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HI... Actually, this is a good way to express our experience and also gives ability to write and think how to write good articles....Everyon

‘Billions’ of records at risk from mobile app data flaw
www.theglobeandmail.com

Almost every category of app considered vulnerable; passwords, addresses, photos, medical data all at risk

Most Brits Would Sacrifice Chocolate, Alcohol and Sex Before Broadband -...
www.ispreview.co.uk

A new survey of 3,000 consumers by fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which appears to consist largely of London dwellers, has found that

Now Is Not The Time For Greed | Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com

The market continues to churn in one of its narrowest trading ranges in recent memory as bulls and bears have fought to a standstill in rece

The 3G4G Blog: Nuggets from Ericsson Mobility Report
blog.3g4g.co.uk

Ericsson mobility report 2015 was released last week. Its interesting to see quite a few of these stats on devices, traffic, usage, etc. is

Dell Secureworks uncovers trojan that hides in image files | HITBSecNews
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L33tdawg: Saumil Shah's stegosploit in the wild! A stealthy modular version of the Stegoloader..

Infographics as business tools | David Leonhardt’s SEO and Social Media ...
www.seo-writer.com

People think of Infographics as a viral Web tool, but they have a much wider application and a richer history. Recently, we have been creati

Top 10 Insurance Jokes
lsminsurance.ca

Most hilarious insurance jokes along with a small sample of works of the top cartoonists.

Cisco plans to embed security everywhere | Network World
www.networkworld.com

Plan includes Campus, Branch, endpoints and sensors for Internet of Everything

90% of Macs will be able to run OS X El Capitan (video) | Computerworld
www.computerworld.com

And Apple holds 2014's line for iOS 9; even the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are eligible for the upgrade

'Smart gloves' to let you touch virtual reality | Business Standard News
www.business-standard.com

A smart pair of gloves can make wearers feel sensations like shape and weight when interacting with virtual objects on the screen. A Spain-b

Carrick best reads: Meet Canada’s millionaire financial blogger
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The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick

When you move to a new town you need to find a Doctor, a Dentist but foremost a reliable and honest Car Mechanic and Parker Auto Care is it.
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