Software

Experts warn of dangers from breach of voter system software

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican efforts questioning the outcome of the 2020 presidential race have led to voting system breaches that election security experts say pose a heightened risk to future elections.

Copies of the Dominion Voting Systems software used to manage elections — from designing ballots to configuring voting machines and tallying results — were distributed at an event this month in South Dakota organized by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, an ally of former President Donald Trump who has made unsubstantiated claims about last year’s election.

“It’s a game-changer in that the environment we have talked about existing now is

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Software can prevent gerrymandering, but will Utah use it? Robert Gehrke asks

If you happened to have access to infinite monkeys typing on infinite computers for an infinite amount of time, you might eventually end up with the perfect redistricting map.

Or you might end up with infinitely frustrated monkeys, because drawing these political maps is a painstaking, tedious ordeal, and monkeys generally have better things to do with their time.

Recently, finding myself without better things to do, I tried my hand at crafting a simple four-district congressional map and after four hours of work ended up with something decent. Not perfect, but fine.

It’s an arduous task, though, because districts

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Software Developer Veritran Secures Growth Investment From Trivest

Veritran Inc., a Buenos Aires-based financial technology provider focused on mobile and digital banking, has secured a growth investment that values the company at some $225 million, according to a person familiar with the transaction.

Trivest Partners, a Coral Gables, Fla.-based private-equity firm known for backing family- and founder-owned companies, is taking a minority stake in the company and expects to announce the deal within the next day or two, the person said.

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Record market rally will include media, not software: Wells Fargo

The market’s biggest bull predicts the S&P 500 will rally another 7%, but he warns a popular trade won’t be along for the ride.

Wells Fargo Securities’ Chris Harvey recently cut software to underweight from neutral and declared it a crowded trade. He based the decision on technicals and earnings fundamentals and high valuations.

“From a valuation point of view, you’re paying about a 75% premium to the market for software and that’s too rich,” the firm’s head of equity strategy told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Friday.

The Dow Jones US Software Index is up 28% over the last five

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Tesla pushes new software update to improve Model S suspension, Autopark, and more

Tesla has started pushing a new software update to its fleet of Model S electric sedans in order to improve suspension, Autopark, and more.

Some of the improvements are expected to make it to other vehicles, too.

When it comes to software updates, Tesla has been on a roll lately.

The automaker has not only been pushing a lot of new software updates to its fleet, but it also recently released a brand-new version of its mobile app.

Now, Tesla has started pushing a new update specifically for the new Model S.

It includes a new version of its adaptive

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Garmin software update brings RPE, more to Fenix 6, Marq, and Enduro

TL;DR

  • Garmin’s software update affects the Fenix 6 series, Enduro, and Marq models.
  • It includes a new subjective workout metric: Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and feel.
  • It also brings improvements to other fitness features.

Garmin’s latest software update enables a host of fitness features for the Fenix 6 series, Enduro, and Marq models. Among these is a call to self-assess with the introduction of Rate of Perceived exertion (RPE) and feel.

Rate of Perceived Exertion and feel

If you’ve ever finished a workout totally gassed and thought “remember this moment,” your Garmin watch wants to hear about

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Microsoft wants to use blockchain to tackle software piracy

Researchers from Microsoft have devised a new way to fight online piracy using a proposed bounty system called “Argus” that runs on the Ethereum blockchain.

As reported by TorrentFreak, the software giant’s research department recently published an article detailing its blockchain-based bounty system titled “Argus: A Fully Transparent Incentive System for Anti-Piracy Campaigns”.

In addition to hurting copyright holders such as Microsoft and other tech giants, online piracy also presents a serious risk to consumers that download illegal software. In fact, a report from Muso released last year, warned that a surge in traffic to piracy websites

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Free Microsoft 365: How to get Microsoft’s Office suite without spending money


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We’ve all been spending a little bit more time on our computers lately and, whether it be for work or personal use, you may need some basic tools like Microsoft 365. The service, formerly known as Office 365, offers more features than the average office software, but it can be pricey. If you don’t want to spend your coin on Microsoft 365, don’t stress. There are a few ways to get the service for free.  

Microsoft’s suite of productivity software — including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint — typically costs $150 for

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Mining software appears to have cracked Nvidia’s Lite Hash Rate algorithm

The team behind mining software NBMiner claims to have partially cracked Nvidia’s anti-mining limitations.

Back in June Nvidia implemented an algorithm called Lite Hash Rate, or LHR, on all graphics cards from its RTX 30 series in an attempt to curb crypto mining. The limiter works on both the BIOS and driver level detecting mining algorithms to drastically reduce its mining power by up to 50% of its original capability.

At the time, the company claimed that miners were disrupting its supply chain, consequently increasing the price of its graphics cards due to low supply. Nvidia prioritized its gaming user

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How I Built Software to Save Patients–and Hospitals

Aki Al-Zubaidi was an interventional pulmonologist in Colorado who’d become fed up with the U.S. health care system. Specifically, he was shocked to find that hospitals weren’t tracking patients who’d had incidental pulmonary nodules turn up in scans; left unchecked, the small growths can develop into lung cancer. In 2015, Al-Zubaidi created patient- management software to flag the tissue abnormalities in medical records and then automatically notify both patient and doctor about the necessary follow-up exams. Six years later, Denver-based Eon is expanding its tracking system to all manner of documented abnormalities, with the aim of capturing patients at risk

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