Linux Mint’s XApps to Get Screen Blanking, Sublime-like Search Bar Lands for Xed

Linux Mint's XApps to Get Screen Blanking, Sublime-like Search Bar Lands for Xed

We already know that work on Linux Mint 18.1, the next major release of the popular Ubuntu-based operating system loved by many users, has already begun, and Clement Lefebvre shares with us today some of the improvements coming to XApps.

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More state election databases hacked than previously thought

More state election databases hacked than previously thought

Multiple law enforcement sources tell CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues that more U.S. state election databases have been hacked than previously thought. According to sources, a total of about 10 states have had their systems probed or breached by hackers, similar to what happened in Arizona and Illinois. CBS News has learned that government officials are increasingly concerned about Russian efforts to disrupt or influence the 2016 presidential election.

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Google Unveils ‘The Keyword’, Company’s New Central Blog

Google Unveils 'The Keyword', Company's New Central Blog

Earlier today, Google had announced that they’ve renamed ‘Apps For Work’, the service is now called ‘G Suite’, as Google feels this name fits better, and will be able to ‘better reflect’ what this suite represents. Now, this is not the only change the company is making, as the Mountain View giant has also decided to launch a new, official company blog, ‘The Keyword’. Now, this new blog will essentially replace the old one (googleblog.blogspot.com)

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Samsung says in talks with U.S. watchdog on washing machine safety issues

Samsung says in talks with U.S. watchdog on washing machine safety issues

Samsung Electronics, which is already reeling from a global recall of its Note 7 smartphones, said on Thursday it is in talks with a U.S. watchdog to address potential safety problems related to some of its washing machines.

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Spotify is in ‘advanced talks’ to buy SoundCloud

Spotify is in 'advanced talks' to buy SoundCloud

Those rumors that SoundCloud is shopping itself around? They just got more substantial. Financial Times sources understand that Spotify is in "advanced talks" to buy SoundCloud. Details of the terms are still scarce at the moment, but it won't surprise you to hear that Spotify is declining to comment. We've asked SoundCloud for its take as well. A buyout would be expensive for Spotify, which is seeing a surge of paying customers but still isn't turning a profit. However, it would definitely make a sense from a strategic perspective.

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