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Equifax Issued Wrong Credit Scores For Millions of Consumers

Credit giant Equifax sent lenders incorrect credit scores for millions of consumers this spring, in a technology snafu with major real-world impact. From a report: In certain cases the errors were significant enough -- the differential was at least 2.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotAug 5th, 2022

No Linux? No problem. Just get AI to hallucinate it for you

ChatGPT-generated command line can create virtual files, execute code, play games. Enlarge / An AI-generated illustration of an AI-hallucinated computer. (credit: Benj Edwards / Ars Technica) Over the weekend, experiment.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News3 hr. 50 min. ago

Syntax errors are the doom of us all, including botnet authors

A command typo might have dismantled most of an advanced malware's network. Enlarge / If you're going to come at port 443, you best not miss (or forget to put a space between URL and port). (credit: Getty Images) KmsdBot.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Pfizer seeks FDA greenlight for bivalent COVID dose in kids under 5 years

Bivalent vaccine wouldn't be a booster, but part of an updated primary series. Enlarge / Vials of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. (credit: SOPA images) With respiratory illnesses ravaging children around the US, vaccine par.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

OpenAI’s new chatbot can hallucinate a Linux shell—or calling a BBS

ChatGPT-generated command line can create virtual files, execute code, play games. Enlarge / An AI-generated illustration of an AI-hallucinated computer. (credit: Benj Edwards / Ars Technica) Over the weekend, experiment.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 50 min. ago

Cooler Master’s massive workstation pod is an extravagant alternative to desks

Cooler Master announces waitlist for long-awaited Orb X. Enlarge (credit: Cooler Master) When is an office or gaming chair more than a seat? When it's an entire mechanical pod equipped with monitors, wireless charging,.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 50 min. ago

After more than 5 years, Nvidia’s GTX 1060 is no longer Steam’s most-used GPU

Shortages and price increases have given the GTX 1060 an unusually long life. Enlarge / Nvidia's GTX 1060 is still one of the most-used GPUs on Steam, but its star continues to fade slowly. (credit: Mark Walton) Nvidia's.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 50 min. ago

Grandmother sues cop who wrongly targeted her home using “Find My” app

Denver Police Department vows to train officers on how "Find My" app works. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) In January, Colorado police officers confined a 77-year-old grandmother named Ruby Johnson for hours in a squad.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 50 min. ago

US Forest Service is the latest government agency to try electric trucks

By 2027, all light-duty vehicles bought by the federal government must be EVs. Enlarge / I wonder if the US Forest Service will like the F-150 Lightning as much as everyone else who drives one? (credit: US Forest Service).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 50 min. ago

Dmitry Rogozin may be in some trouble in Russia

Wagner Group soldiers are well-trained to identify those attired in NATO clothing. Enlarge / Dmitry Rogozin, second from left, has been active in the Donbas region of Ukraine. (credit: Dmitry Rogozin/Telegram) It has bee.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 50 min. ago

Former Twitter employees explain why Apple actually paused ads

Apple has "fully resumed" Twitter advertising after Musk misunderstanding. Enlarge (credit: SOPA Images / Contributor | LightRocket) After five people were killed and dozens more were injured in November during a shootin.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 50 min. ago

Google kills “Duplex on the Web,” an automated website navigation feature

Google wanted to click through websites on your behalf, but did that solve a problem? Enlarge / After you press the "buy tickets" button, the Google Assistant takes over. (credit: Google) Google is shutting down a rathe.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 50 min. ago

Measuring times in billionths of a billionth of a second

How fast do electrons inside a molecule move? Well, it is so fast that it takes them just a few attoseconds (a billionth of billionth of a second) to jump from one atom to another. Blink and you missed it—millions of billions of times. So measuring.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 17 min. ago

Stock running low? Consumers want to know

Retailers can reduce the number of incidents where they run out of certain products—known as stockouts—by telling shoppers supply is low, a strategy that can help retain customers over the long term, according to new research by Boston College As.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 17 min. ago

DHL is buying 2,000 electric Ford E-Transits as delivery vans

The electrified version of Ford's best-selling van is finding new friends. Enlarge / After successful pilot programs, DHL is expanding its fleet of electric delivery vans with a big order from Ford Pro. (credit: Charlie McGee).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 50 min. ago

After the Artemis I mission’s brilliant success, why is an encore 2 years away?

"I would say that we’re going to try our best to get there." Enlarge / Orion, the Earth, and the Moon, captured during the Artemis I mission. (credit: NASA) The launch of the Artemis I mission in mid-November was spect.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 50 min. ago

Chinese smartphone brands see shipments decline in 3Q22, says DIGITIMES Research

As a result of the feeble smartphone sales in their home market China and inflation-induced smartphone purchases reduction by overseas consumers, Chinese smartphone brands, to lower channel inventory levels, stayed conservative with their global ship.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsDec 5th, 2022

How companies time data leak disclosures

Every year the personal data of millions of people, such as passwords, credit card details, or health details, fall into the hands of unauthorized persons through hacking or data processing errors by companies. The consequences for those affected can.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsDec 5th, 2022

Crime blotter: Video goes viral of Black Friday Apple Store thefts

In the latest Apple Crime Blotter, Frankie Grande's iPhone was stolen, a guilty plea in a Minneapolis theft ring, and an orchestra conductor has iPad and annotated scores stolen.The Apple Store in Palo Alto The latest in an occasional AppleInsider fe.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsDec 4th, 2022

As the Arctic warms, beavers are moving in

Scientists are just beginning to study the impacts of beaver dams on the tundra. Enlarge / Where beavers set up home, the dams they build profoundly change the landscape. It's happening in the far north right now. (credit: Troy H.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 4th, 2022

Forget smartwatches, consumers are snapping up these quirky alternatives

In 2015, the same year Apple introduced its smartwatch, a Kickstarter campaign launched for a very different kind of wearable device: a wellness-tracking ring called the Oura......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2022