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Daily Archives: March 19, 2018

Apple's FileVault 2 encryption program: A cheat sheet

Apple’s FileVault encryption program was initially introduced with OS X 10.3 (Panther), and it allowed for the encryption of a user’s home folder only. Beginning with OS X 10.7 (Lion), Apple redesigned the encryption scheme and released it as FileVault 2—the program offers whole-disk encryption alongside newer, stronger encryption standards. FileVault 2 has been available to each version of OS ...

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Fatal pedestrian crash causes Uber to stop self-driving car tests

Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways: An Uber vehicle in autonomous driving mode hit and killed a woman in Tempe, AZ, in the first known pedestrian fatality involving the self-driving technology. Uber has temporarily stopped its self-driving operations in Tempe and all other cities where it has been testing its vehicles, including Phoenix, Pittsburgh, ...

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U.S. rail regulator tackles railroads over customer complaints

U.S. rail regulator tackles railroads over customer complaints By Nick Carey March 19 (Reuters) – The top U.S. rail regulator has asked major railroads for information on service levels before meeting disgruntled shippers and other customers over complaints about service delays and higher costs. In letters to the chief executive officers of the railroads dated March 16 that were posted ...

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Atlanta activists: We don’t want Amazon HQ2 here

Lost in the chorus of economic development boosters and the daily drip…drip…drip of surveys touting Atlanta as a favorite to land Amazon’s second headquarters is a growing sentiment that the resulting income inequality, unaffordable housing and traffic congestion is not worth even the 50,000 jobs “HQ2” would bring. The NIMBYism (Not In My Backyard) is bubbling to the surface with ...

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Macy’s will use VR to sell furniture in 50 stores by summer

VR and online shopping are often portrayed as enemies of brick-and-mortar retail, but shopping mall anchor Macy’s plans to embrace both technologies in a bid to improve its sales, reports FurnitureToday. Speaking at the ShopTalk retail conference in Las Vegas, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette announced that he will bring VR furniture-selling tools to 50 stores by this summe… VentureBeat

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The worst possible word you can use when you're in an argument with someone you love

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