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Electron patches patch after security researcher bypassed said patch

In an update last week, the developers of Electron – the toolkit used to craft widely used apps from Skype and Slack to Atom – shipped a patch to their January patch, and now, an infosec researcher has explained why. A remote-code execution vulnerability, CVE-2018-1000006, was found in Windows applications developed using …
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Have you updated your Electron app? We hope so. There was a bad code-injection bug in it

Electron – the widely used desktop application framework that renders top programs such as Slack, Atom, and Visual Studio Code – suffered from a security vulnerability that potentially allows miscreants to execute evil code on victims' computers. That means applications relying on Electron may need updating. If you use an …

Here's how we made a no-fuss RSS vulture app using trendy Electron

Code corner Keeping up with the endless torrent of stuff happening online is a losing battle. In the absence of omniscience, there's just no way to catch every bug, cockup, blowup, and scandal as it breaks. The next best thing is RSS, the aging syndication protocol that provides a convenient mechanism for aggregating online content. In …
Thomas Claburn, 23 Feb 2018
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Skype, Slack, other apps inherit Electron vuln

Updated If you've built a Windows application on Electron, check to see if it's subject to a just-announced remote code execution vulnerability. Electron is a node.js and Chromium framework that lets developers use Web technologies (JavaScript, HTML and CSS) to build desktop apps. It's widely-used: Skype, Slack, Signal, a Basecamp …

Atto, boy! Eggheads fire laser for 43 attoseconds, fastest Man-made spurt

Physicists have whittled down the world’s shortest laser pulse to just 43 attoseconds (4.3 x 10-17 seconds), fast enough to observe electrons moving during chemical reactions in slow motion for the first time. The blip “is the shortest controlled event that has ever been created by humans,” the boffins bragged. The …
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NTT thinks it's defined the PERFECT AMPERE with a cunning trap

Researchers from NTT in Japan have demonstrated what they hope will be that company's contribution to the definition of a new ampere: single electron transfer in silicon, at relatively high speed in a charge-confining trap. The accurate transfer of electrons in one direction provides a high-accuracy measurement of current flow …
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Boffins boggled by ORB-shaped electrons

The electron has delivered up a huge disappointment to fans of the “new physics” by being too round. Unfortunately, the electron's spherical symmetry – demonstrated most recently by a highly sensitive test performed by the Harvard-led ACME collaboration – has now been repeated with ten times the sensitivity of any previous …
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Acorn’s would-be ZX Spectrum killer, the Electron, is 30

Archaeologic The Sinclair Spectrum made the Acorn Electron inevitable. In June 1982, less than two months after Sinclair had unveiled the Spectrum - which had still not shipped, of course, even though Sinclair had promised the first Spectrums would be in punters’ hands by the end of May - Acorn co-founder Hermann Hauser was heard talking …
Tony Smith, 23 Aug 2013
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Scientists shift electron orbits for atomic storage and quantum computing

Scientists have found a way to stabilize and regulate the orbit of electrons in an atom, after drawing inspiration from the orbit of asteroids around Jupiter. In 1913 Danish physicist Neils Bohr’s eponymous Model postulated atoms were formed of electrons orbiting a nucleus, much like planets around the sun – only using …
Iain Thomson, 26 Jan 2012
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The BBC Micro turns 30

Archaeologic The BBC Micro – the machine which, along with the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, epitomised the British home computer boom of the early 1980s – was launched 30 years ago tomorrow. Unveiled on 1 December 1981 as the Model A and Model B, the BBC Micro would go on to sell over 1.5 million units before the last of the line was discontinued …
Tony Smith, 30 Nov 2011
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Boffins build 'slow glass' light-trapping nanodoughnut

Warwickshire boffins believe they may be on the track of science-fiction "slow glass", through which light might take a long time to travel. The scientists think that such light-storing materials might be fashioned using excitons mounted inside unfeasibly tiny "quantum doughnuts". In essence it seems that an exciton is an …
Lewis Page, 10 Mar 2009
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Vikings' bleeding-edge tech came from Afghanistan

Boffins at the UK's famous National Physical Laboratory (NPL) - birthplace of the Dambusters' bouncing bomb and perhaps the internet - say they have used an electron microscope to analyse Viking swords. In a surprise twist, it turns out that the old-time Scandinavian pests, many of whom moved to England to become our ancestors, …
Lewis Page, 6 Jan 2009

Acorn alumni to toast tech pioneer's 30th anniversary

Some 400 staffers from that flag bearer of the 1980s UK home computing revolution, Acorn, are to gather next month to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the firm's foundation. The original Acorn no longer exists, of course, but the company it ultimately evolved into, ARM, is hosting the gig, which will take place in Cambridge, …
Tony Smith, 28 Aug 2008

Firm builds iPod speakers from packaging

If you bought an iPod Nano or Shuffle recently, don’t chuck out the box - one intrepid manufacturer can help you turn it into a micro speaker system. Bird_Electron_iPod_speaker Bird Electron's speaker: fits snugly into the iPod's packaging The Recycling Speaker from Japanese gadget manufacturer Bird Electron is simply a …
James Sherwood, 29 Jan 2008

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