Apple updates, cookie theft, tech tips and a 5G cheat sheet top this week’s most-read news.

Apple updates, cookie theft, tech tips and a 5G cheat sheet top this week’s most-read news.

Too busy this week to catch all of the latest tech news? Have no fear: We’ve compiled and summarized TechRepublic’s top stories for Aug. 18 – 25. Apple users urged to install latest updates to combat hacking Only a few weeks before the fall Apple event, the tech company announced security patches that would keep hackers from gaining…

NEW PART DAY: X1501 MAKES FOR A TINY AND OPEN LINUX SOM

NEW PART DAY: X1501 MAKES FOR A TINY AND OPEN LINUX SOM

Ever wanted to run Linux in an exceptionally small footprint? Then [Reimu NotMoe] from [SudoMaker] has something for you! She’s found an unbelievably small Linux-able chip in BGA, and designed a self-contained tiny SoM (System on Module) breakout with power management and castellated pads. This breakout contains everything you need to have Linux in a 16x16x2mm footprint….

Rocket Lab catches falling booster with helicopter before dropping it

Rocket Lab catches falling booster with helicopter before dropping it

Rocket Lab caught the falling booster of its Electron rocket on Monday with a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter before dropping it in the Pacific Ocean. After capturing the rocket stage, the helicopter crew was forced to let it go for safety reasons.  It was later collected by a waiting boat.  The California-based aerospace company launched the Electron rocket in the…

What would the future look like without passwords, and when

What would the future look like without passwords, and when

Managing your online passwords can be a chore. Creating the sort of long, complicated passwords that best deter cyber-thieves — especially for dozens of different online accounts — can be tedious. But it’s necessary, considering the record number of data breaches in the U.S. last year. That’s why it’s so enticing to dream about a future where nobody has to constantly…

Mark Zuckerberg thinks ‘normal people’ won’t want Neuralink chips in their brains soon, but sees a future where people text their loved ones by twitching their wrists

Mark Zuckerberg thinks ‘normal people’ won’t want Neuralink chips in their brains soon, but sees a future where people text their loved ones by twitching their wrists

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined the company’s approach to neural interface technology — tech which lets you control technology with your mind — in an interview on podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. Zuckerberg said Meta is researching neural interface tech as part of its push into the metaverse. He said the company is primarily focused on…