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Submission + - Researcher determines the security of the 2016 presidential candidates' websites (sdtimes.com)

dmleonard618 writes: National security obviously plays an important role in the race to be the president, but with today becoming more digital, how important is cybersecurity? A researcher decided to take a look at the 2016 presidential candidates' websites to see how seriously they took their software and how much attention they put on security. According to the researcher, Trump ranked as one the most secure with Clinton lagging behind. “There have been previous successful breaches by hackers at Trump businesses throughout the years,” said Alex Heid, chief research officer at SecurityScorecard. “However, it seems the Trump campaign website has not yet been publicly breached.”

Submission + - SPAM: World's most expensive train station opens in New York

zumvu writes: The world's costliest train station opened for the general public in New York today. The European architect, Santiago Calatrava who has designed this station involving $2.7 billion says that it is a gift of love to the city. This station is expected to serve more than 200,000 customers daily. Its a brilliant piece of design where the architect has removed a barrier at the entrance of the Oculus, a giant oval hall with walls of steel ribs and glass.
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Submission + - ITU Give Consent to New 40Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home Broadband Standard

Mark.JUK writes: The International Telecommunication Union has just granted first-stage approval (“consent“) to two new ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) optical broadband standards. The first (NG-PON2) will support Internet download speeds of 40Gbps (Gigabits per second) and on top of that the new XGS-PON aims to deliver a symmetric 10Gbps service (same upload and download rate).

By comparison the previous XG-PON standard only ensured an asymmetric speed of 10Gbps download and 2.5Gbps upload. Now all we need is computers, Internet services and WiFi networks that can actually harness such performance in the first places.

Submission + - Release of ReactOS 0.4 brings open source Windows closer to reality (techrepublic.com)

jeditobe writes: What's new in ReactOS 0.4?
The release of ReactOS 0.4 brings improved file system support, including native, out-of-the-box support for ext2, ext3, and ext4, as well as read-only support for NTFS.

Additionally, the bundled version of UniATA was updated to add better support for SATA and PATA devices. Support was generally improved for third-party device drivers, making it substantially easier to install and use real hardware, as opposed to just virtual machines like VirtualBox.

The internal WINE library was updated to improve support for Win32 programs. Support for Python 2.7 was added, making it possible to use python scripts in ReactOS. A substantial number of visual changes were added, with a vastly improved shell and file explorer, newer icons throughout ReactOS, improved support for fonts, and customizable visual themes.

Even with these improvements, ReactOS 0.4 is still generally considered alpha-level software, though Alexander Rechitskiy, the innovation manager for ReactOS, notes that 0.4.1 may be almost beta-level software.

Submission + - Google Open Sources Chrome For Android

An anonymous reader writes: Google has uploaded the majority of the remaining Chrome for Android code into the open-source Chromium repository. In other words, Chrome for Android now matches Chrome for desktop in terms of available open-source code, letting anyone examine, modify, and compile the project. Chromium is the open-source Web browser project that shares much of the same code as Google Chrome, and new features are often added there first.

Comment Memory Leak Still present with 5.1.1 (Score 1) 434

I've seen people reporting that the memleak of Lollipop that was supposed to be fixed in 5.1 already, and in 5.1.1 is still not fixed, and I experience my Nexus 7 being really slow.
I can see this new post on Reddit but also this post on a much more reliable source, xda-developers.

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