Hacked Cameras, DVRs Powered Today’s Massive Internet Outage At first, it was unclear who or what was behind the attack on Dyn. But over the past few hours, at least one computer security firm has come out saying the attack involved Mirai, the same malware strain that was used in the record 620 Gpbs attack on my site last month. At the end September 2016, the hacker responsible for creating the Mirai malware released the source code for it, effectively letting anyone build their own attack army using Mirai. Krebs on Security

Remembering PC Magazine founder David Bunnell We mourn the passing of the man who started PCMag, PC World, and many other publications after his start in computing working on the legendary Altair 8800. PCMag & FastCo

AMD drops prices on the Radeon RX 460 and RX 470 Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards don't start hitting store shelves until next Tuesday, but it seems AMD is already girding itself for a battle over budget and mainstream graphics superiority. Tech Report

AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for Around $80 Billion AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Saturday, a move that would create a new colossus in the worlds of media and telecommunications. Putting together AT&T, a sprawling video and internet empire that encompasses cellphone and cable service along with DirecTV, and Time Warner’s media holdings, which include HBO, CNN and the movie studio Warner Bros., would create a formidable new player and potentially spur even more deals. NYTimes

One day later, additional Nintendo Switch details dribble out "The dock is not the main console unit of Nintendo Switch": Nintendo confirmed to IGN that "the main unit of Nintendo Switch is the unit that has the LCD screen." The dock's main functions are TV output and power/charging, Nintendo said, which suggests the dock won't actually have much in the way of additional hardware to enable higher-fidelity play on an HDTV. Ars Technica

AMD beats Q3 expectations The company's revenues were up 23 percent year over year, primarily because of its record semi-custom SoC and higher GPU and mobile APU sales. ZDNet

LG Electronics to Eliminate ‘Modules’ for Its Next Smartphone (G6) LG Electronics is not going to apply modularized structure for its next strategic Smartphone called ‘G6 (tentative)’ that is expected to be released in 2017. It is basically withdrawing its strategy of modularization that was first introduced to G5 in just a year. ETNews

Pittsburgh's AI Traffic Signals Will Make Driving Less Boring Idling in rush-hour traffic can be mind-numbing. It also carries other costs. Traffic congestion costs the U.S. economy $121 billion a year, mostly due to lost productivity, and produces about 25 billion kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions, Carnegie Mellon University professor of robotics Stephen Smith told the audience at a White House Frontiers Conference last week. In urban areas, drivers spend 40 percent of their time idling in traffic, he added. IEEE

Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking The practical result of the change is that the DoubleClick ads that follow people around on the web may now be customized to them based on your name and other information Google knows about you. It also means that Google could now, if it wished to, build a complete portrait of a user by name, based on everything they write in email, every website they visit and the searches they conduct. ProPublica