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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Five key facts about how Windows 10 search works You can search for anything and everything from the Windows 10 desktop, but the results may sometimes be confusing. Here is what you should know.

David Letterman Is Not Slowing Down The talk-show superstar may have bid farewell to late-night TV, but he still has plenty of drive.

Is Your Smart TV Spying On You?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Microsoft pulls the Windows 10 November Update [Updated]

Microsoft yanks latest Windows 10 release from its download server

Sunday, November 22, 2015

10 new features in Windows 10's first update

Best iPhone apps 2015

100 best free iPad apps 2015

Windows turns 30: a visual history

Tesla To Voluntarily Recall Every Model S Because One Seat Belt Came Apart

Satellite wars

Google has gotten incredibly good at predicting traffic here's how

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Best Black Friday Deals

Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy

It is your duty to use an ad blocker, says Edward Snowden

The best task managers for iOS

16GB iPhone users rejoice: New Google Photos feature lets you easily free up storage on iOS

Citizen Scientist: Hedy Lamarr

Windows 10: Ready for Primetime?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GRANTED: Permission to Tinker, Copy and Explore

The Lost World of Soviet PCs

10 Tips to Speed Up Windows 10

Your ISP's Worst Nightmare...

Do You Still Have a Landline?

Get Your Free Inbound Fax Number

F1 track Circuit of the Americas releases photos of storm damage

The UK government embraces open source with the help of LibreOffice The UK government is looking to embrace open source via a government-centric fork of LibreOffice. Jack Wallen ponders why this is important and how it can succeed.

Cop pulls over Google's driverless car

So many Apple devices now! What's an app maker to do? In the old days, developers only had to make apps for the iPhone and the Mac. The situation is trickier these days with multiple versions of software and devices, including the new iPad Pro.

This Tree Cutting Machine Is Monstrous (And Monstrously Satisfying)

Hey, Did You Lose Something?

I'm a NASA astronaut, and here's what it takes to become a space voyager

A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

Tips and tricks for the new Apple TV's Siri Remote Apple kept the Siri Remote nice and simple, but it's got some extra powers you should know about.

10 reasons why phishing attacks are nastier than ever

Everyone blames someone else as classified military smartphones lack patches Telecoms, manufacturers hold back critical updates to put classified information at risk.

Ford: Our cars will give you control of your driver data The automaker wants to appeal to those fretting that cars gather increasing amounts of personal data. But make no mistake -- it still would like to make use of that data to improve driving.

Epic Fail: Power Worm Ransomware Accidentally Destroys Victim's Data During Encryption

Badly coded ransomware locks away data forever

This is a vinyl record being played under 1000x magnification

Why You Should Encrypt Everything and the Reason You Probably Don't

Mozilla's Firefox Browser App For iOS Is Finally Available To All


Ford steps up autonomous vehicle testing in 32-acre simulated city Ford is using the University of Michigan's Mcity to put its autonomous vehicle through its paces.

New dwarf planet in our solar system may be farthest one yet

Winds at Speed of 5,400 mph noticed on exoplanet HD 189733b

First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today

What's New In Windows 10 November Update

Microsoft Invented Google Earth in the 90s Then Totally Blew It

Friday, November 06, 2015

Windows 10 will become an automatic 'Recommended' update next year

7 Router Features You Should Be Using for Better Wi-Fi

License to thrill: The coolest Bond cars of all time

Microsoft Surface Book proves painful to repair A tour through the innards of Microsoft's new laptop is a challenging journey for the folks at iFixit, who found a lot of glue and a motherboard "resembling some kind of nightmarish Tetris piece."

All Your Privacy Are Belong to Us

Five free apps for turning your PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot If you need to share your internet connection with friends or other devices, check out the handy apps on this list.

Beware bad USB-C cables, Google engineer warns-while naming names Some third-party adapter cables may not charge properly, and could even damage equipment.

Jetpack daredevils take flight alongside Airbus A380

YouTube's Grand Plan to Make VR Accessible to Everybody

New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove 20,000 samples found impersonating apps from Twitter, Facebook, and others.

Is Windows 10 telemetry a threat to your personal privacy? Microsoft has built an entirely new telemetry system for its 'Windows as a Service' engineering model. In Windows 10, you can dial data collection back almost to zero, but you can't turn it off completely. Here's why.

Firefox blocks ads from tracking you The browser's Tracking Protection tool stops websites from following your activity, causing some ads to not show up on the page. Also, Samsung deals with security bugs in the Galaxy S6 Edge, and Microsoft tests Cortana on iPhones.

Wireless jammers cast a dark shadow on IoT security Imagine someone deploying a Wi-Fi jammer in a major retailer's store on Black Friday. These types of IoT security disasters are fast approaching.

Slide Rules were the Original Personal Computers

Mystery Of Mars' Lost Atmosphere Solved At Last, Thanks To NASA's MAVEN Mission

Thursday, November 05, 2015

The 11 Worst Internet Scams We're Still Falling For

10 Tips to Speed Up Windows 10 Windows 10 is noticeably faster than previous versions of Microsoft's OS, but you can still speed up your PC with these tricks.

Nine Out of Ten of the Internet's Top Websites Are Leaking Your Data

10 Things I Hate About My Tesla Actually, I could only get to seven things.

The Real Cost Of NASA Missions How much are we really paying to explore the universe?

How Many Years Does The Space Station Have Left? The ISS just celebrated its 15-year anniversary yesterday. Could it survive another 15?

All 102 James Bond Villains, Ranked

What Technology Should Be Un-Invented? We asked 101 technology leaders what innovation they wish could go back in the box.

A Dream Computer, Built Entirely Out Of Cardboard

Every Single James Bond Gadget

Take a video tour of the earth's violent geological history

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Five ways Microsoft plans to get you to upgrade to Windows 10 To achieve its goal of getting one billion people onto Windows 10, Microsoft is getting more forceful in how it pushes Windows 7 and 8.1 users towards its new OS.

Microsoft gives OEMs a deadline: one year, then no more new Windows 7 PCs Want to buy a new Windows 7 PC? Better get busy, because there are only 364 shopping days left. As promised, Microsoft is providing one year's notice to PC makers on Windows 7's end of life. The clock starts now.

14 Cool Smartphone Camera Tricks You Should Know

Why You Can't Always Deduct Your Home Office

Windows 10 Adoption Rate Slows During October

How a group of neighbors created their own Internet service Powered by radios in trees, homegrown network serves 50 houses on Orcas Island.

The Space Station Turns 15, Reaching a Remarkable Milestone

Explore the Beauty of Space With the NASA Photo Archives

A Flight to the Top of the Most Powerful Hurricane Ever

Autonymous Drone Knows Exactly Where It's Going

Firefox 42 arrives with tracking protection, tab audio indicators, and background link opening on Android

Did You Hear About How Scientists Discovered A Two Billion-Year-Old Nuclear Reactor In Gabon?

Monday, November 02, 2015

Can a globe-trotting wireless speed demon be guaranteed 4G? In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon looks at whether one phone can access 4G LTE networks throughout the world.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Making it Easier to Upgrade to Windows 10

How Fast Is Your Internet Connection-Really? PCMag now features Ookla's Speedtest to measure your ISP and reveal the true speed demons. Test your ISP today!

Congress is pulling the rug out from people's retirement decisions