MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Linux Distros for Laptops

MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Linux Distros for Laptops. “Maybe you’ve just purchased a brand new laptop. Or maybe you have an older laptop sitting in your closet that you’d like to bring back to life. Either way, the best Linux distros for laptops are those that offer better driver support and can accommodate the performance offered by most laptops.”

ZDNet: New online service will hack printers to spew out spam

ZDNet: New online service will hack printers to spew out spam. “After a Twitter user hacked over 50,000 printers last week to promote PewDiePie’s YouTube channel as part of a guerilla marketing campaign, a new service has spawned over the weekend advertising the same type of functionality, but for everyone.”

The Verge: Someone hacked printers worldwide, urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie

The Verge: Someone hacked printers worldwide, urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie. “The fight over who gets to have the most-subscribed channel on YouTube spilled into the real world months ago when Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg fans started campaigning to raise awareness of the Swedish star. The grassroots effort has, for the most part, been in good fun — but recently, people on social media have reported being hacked by someone who is urging them to subscribe to PewDiePie.”

Implant files: International journalism body creates database to track faulty medical devices (Scroll .in)

Scroll .in: Implant files: International journalism body creates database to track faulty medical devices. “The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has compiled a global database of medical devices that are either faulty or dangerous. It allows users to explore more than 70,000 recalls, safety alerts and field safety notices of medical devices in 11 countries – Australia, Canada, Finland, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Switzerland and the United States – in its first release.”

Wired: An Ingenious Data Hack Is More Dangerous Than Anyone Feared

Wired: An Ingenious Data Hack Is More Dangerous Than Anyone Feared. “The data theft technique called ‘Rowhammer’ has fascinated and worried the cybersecurity community for years now, because it combines digital and physical hacking in ways that are both fascinating and unaccounted for. Since its discovery, researchers have steadily refined the attack, and expanded the array of targets it works against. Now, researchers have significantly increased the scope of the potential threat to include critical devices like servers and routers—even when they have components that were specifically thought to be immune.”

Ubergizmo: New $350 Snap Spectacles Said To Feature Two Cameras

Ubergizmo: New $350 Snap Spectacles Said To Feature Two Cameras. “Snap, the company behind Snapchat, took a $40 million hit on the first Spectacles as it overestimated demand for the product. It launched Spectacles 2 earlier this year and was more conservative with the orders. According to a report, it’s now working on a new version of the Spectacles which will be more expensive at $350 and feature two cameras.”