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This has proved to be extremely effective when it comes to locating lost or stolen tablets, computers, and smartphones. But what happens when our pets go missing? Luckily, a few companies have been stepping forward to create solutions for our furry friends. Here are a few ways you can track and check in on your pet from your smartphone. Tagg A pet accessory company called Tagg specializes in small GPS trackers that attach to your animal's collar. This lightweight gadget allows you to know exactly where your pet is at all times. You don't have to worry about the elements destroying your Tagg tracker, because it is water resistant and is able to hold up through rough play. You can configure the system to alert you once your pet has left a particular location zone, such as your neighborhood, so that you can be aware of unusual movement. This data can prove to be inst... (more)

POS Devices Targeted for Malware

Soraya is the latest malware making rounds, and it's targeting POS systems as well as home computers. Already, thousands of cards have been compromised, and most of them are US-issued. According to media outlets, Arbor Networks found the malware, Soraya, on May 23 2014. It works by mixing memory scraping in Dexter (POS malware that already existed) with the ability to grab forms compliments of Zeus (an existing Trojan that targets Windows). According to security analysts at Arbor Networks, Dave Loftus and Matt Bing, combining numerous malware techniques is a rarity. Bing says, "Me... (more)

Millionaire Virtual Bitcoin Heist in Denmark

A distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on a Bitcoin wallet and transaction facilitator netted hackers with 1,265 Bitcoins worth $1 million. The hack attack started on November 15th, and it followed several other nefarious online maneuvers over a period of 48 hours. The victim is a Denmark-based tech company that as of early December was still trying to figure out how the heist unfolded on their servers. The Danish company explained that the DDOS attack was formidable and succeeded in penetrating various layers of protection. According to blog posts and press reports, Bitc... (more)

One-Size-Fits-All Is the Key to E-Commerce Success

The introduction of mobile devices rocked the e-Commerce world. Instead of knowing that potential customers would use a laptop or desktop, those running web-based stores had to begin to account for users with devices with screens of all sizes; from smartphones, to tablets, to full-size monitors. In addition, many of these devices lack keyboards or accurate cursor devices. As a result, many started creating second sites made for mobile devices. However, new techniques have supplanted this strategy, the most popular of which is responsive design. One Size Truly Fits All Responsiv... (more)

Is Lenovo Staging a Takeover?

If the CEO of the company has anything to say about Lenovo's standing in the PC industry, the company won't stop until massive growth is achieved. In a series of recent buying sweeps, Lenovo has bought Motorola Mobility for a whopping $2.91 billion from Google and also acquired the server business side of IBM for another $2.3 billion; the CEO said in March 2014 that Lenovo will "continue to acquire companies" to secure more growth. It seems like there's no end to the funds Lenovo has available, and closing these two big deals have set up the company for a major overhaul. However,... (more)