PC Gamers Change Your Pants: Steam’s Forums Hacked

Kyt Dotson | November 7th

And by pants, I mean passwords. It looks like reports have been flying all morning that Steam’s forums have been hacked. Steam is an online community and gaming service that provides digital downloads of popular games from the currently...»

MIT Server Becomes Host to Seething DoS and Vulnerability Scanner Suite Infection

Kyt Dotson | November 7th

Recently, a server at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been found host to a heavy duty suite of attack tools and used for vulnerability scanning and compromises. Researchers at Bitdefender caught it attempting to inject malware code...»

Feed the Elephant: Cloudera Raises Another $40 Million for Hadoop War

Klint Finley | November 7th

Cloudera announced today that it raised $40 million in series D funding from Greylock and Accel amongst other returning investors. This is a nice big round to help Cloudera keep up the Hadoop wars with Horton...»

Disney Teams with YouTube Because They’re So Cool

Mellisa Tolentino | November 7th

YouTube recently launched their online original channels to keep their audience interested, while Disney-ABC Television Group seems intent on extending its digital footprint.  Disney's signed a few deals with online video distributors these...»

What is Contemplative Computing? Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Explains at LIFT2011

Klint Finley | November 7th

A video of Alex Soojung-Kim Pang's talk earlier this year at the LIFT 2011 has been posted. Pang talks about his concept of "contemplative computing," a subject he's writing a book on. You can...»

The New B&N Nook Joins Tablet Holiday Party

Mellisa Tolentino | November 7th

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday fast approaching, rumors of tablets going on sale are buzzing at high pitch.  There are lots of tablets currently available, and a lot more will soon be available in the...»

Top Executives Leave Apple, HP Amidst Controversy

Mellisa Tolentino | November 7th

Lately it seems like top executives are playing a game of musical chairs, and it's not happening in just one company.  Now Apple is the one shaking things up, as their head of security is...»

Thousands of Electronic Patient Records Lost in Theft

John Casaretto | November 7th

Last Friday the UCLA Health System took the precautionary measure of notifying thousands of patients of the theft of their private information.  Letters sent to the affected patients warned of possible identity theft and included...»

Google Breaks the Silence on Microsoft’s Bullying Royalties Deals

Mellisa Tolentino | November 7th

It's no secret that Google has been in the center of patent disputes in the tech industry.  Companies like Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and others took a stab at Google in one form or another as...»

Cloudera Teams-up with NetApp for Integrated Hadoop Offering

Maria Deutscher | November 7th

Hadoop service provider Cloudera and storage vendor NetApp debuted a new offering named the NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop, which will be available starting December this year.  It’s a pre-configured modular Hadoop cluster that includes...»