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Monday, August 22, 2016
NASA opens doors to the public, offers free access to research The space agency has launched a new portal for the public to access scientific data without parting with a penny.
Sense of the stars: New telescopes poised to unlock the universe Advances in technology over the last 20 years are giving birth to a new generation of telescopes that will open up the skies.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update completely borks USB webcams. Yay. Official Redmond response: Customers love Win10
Friday, August 19, 2016
Windows 10: Microsoft forces you to choose between privacy and security, say campaigners The civil liberties campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation says Windows 10 needs to offer "real, meaningful opt-outs" to users when it comes to data collection.
EFF rips Microsoft for "blatant disregard of user choice and privacy" in Windows 10 In a signed editorial, a staffer from the Electronic Frontier Foundation has blasted Microsoft for its aggressive Windows 10 upgrade program (now ended), and also criticized its privacy defaults.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
How to remove unwanted apps from Windows 10 (even though Microsoft doesn't want you to) Certain Windows 10 apps can't be uninstalled the normal way--they have to be removed with PowerShell commands. Here's how you do it.
The Best VPN Services of 2016 Whether it's for securing sensitive communications, protecting your identity, or streaming the Olympics for free, a virtual private network (or VPN) is a critical tool.
Major Hotel Chains Hacked, Credit Card Details Stolen HEI Hotels & Resorts operates a slew of popular hotels-including Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, and others.
Drive a Volkswagen? Think Twice About Using Keyless Entry University of Birmingham researchers published a paper highlighting the insecurity of remote keyless entry systems.
Thunderbird Email: In-Depth Thunderbird email is one of the most influential email clients in computer history, offering a range of advantages over other email clients.
Wednsday, August 17, 2016
Best free iPad apps 2016 The best free apps for the iPad, iPad Air and the iPad mini
Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze OS and apps & data on different storage media? Oops
Monday, August 15, 2016
This timing technology determines who wins the gold For Olympians, the difference between first and second place can come down to almost no time at all. Omega Timing CEO Alain Zobrist and his firm make sure every millisecond counts.
10 ways to customize the taskbar in Windows 10 How to get a sexy, streamlined taskbar.
SpaceX successfully lands its sixth Falcon 9 rocket after launch And the fourth drone ship landing
Friday, August 12, 2016
Windows Update for Business: A hands-on look at how to take control If you're trying to figure out how Microsoft is delivering Windows 10 updates, this walk-through will get you up to speed.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Microsoft has fixed Edge browser's biggest problem, but it's still not good enough Microsoft has addressed my biggest bugbear with Edge, but for me the browser still has some catching up to do.
Myth busted: Older workers are just as tech-savvy as younger ones, says new survey Tech employees over age 55 are actually less stressed using technology in the workplace, and better at using multiple devices than their younger peers.
Don't click on that: Google updates email warnings The company will flag emails in two dangerous scenarios: untrustworthy links and sketchy senders.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is upon us... ready or not If the Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update hasn't come to your devices yet, it will soon. Here are a few highlights of what's on the way.
Kansas couple sues IP mapping firm for turning their life into a "digital hell" Company fixed the error, but it may be years before the issue is resolved.
Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that golden backdoor keys are a terrible idea Redmond races to revoke Secure Boot debug policy
The Start-up That Watches Corn Grow, From Orbit Descartes Labs is estimating the health of the American corn crop every week this harvest season.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Watch out for these nasty surprises A major update to Windows 10 is being rolled out. These are the gotchas that are catching out early users.
Massive Delta outage highlights need for quality data center power, backup plans Business leaders must prepare for disasters made by man or Mother Nature with extensive, practiced recovery plans to avoid system shutdowns.
Windows 10: The smart person's guide This comprehensive guide covers must-know Windows 10 details, like features, system requirements, upgrade options, and Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service strategy.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere Microsoft's response: Have you tried uninstalling it and installing it again?
Major Qualcomm chip security flaws expose 900M Android users Range of devices open to exploit by "Quadrooter" collection of vulnerabilities.
Latest Androids have 'god mode' hack hole, thanks to Qualcomm Nexus users move right along. Everyone else, read on and hope your mobe-maker fixes it
Backyard telescopes and amateur eyes see where "pro" astronomers can't Regular folks armed with the Internet are pushing sky science into fast forward.
Oh, not again: US reportedly finds new secret software in VW diesels You thought this was nearing a conclusion? We've only just begun!
Sunday, August 07, 2016
The Best Windows 10 Universal Apps of 2016 Windows 10 lets you easily install apps that run on all manner of devices from tablets and phones to PCs and Xboxes. Here are our favorites. And most of them are free.
In Texas Oil Country, Wind Is Straining the Grid A new $8 billion electricity transmission system is now complete, but it's already nearing maximum capacity.
8 things Microsoft still needs to fix in Edge Edge now has extensions...but that's all it has.
The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy From the Marx Brothers to ?The Simpsons, Richard Pryor to Amy Schumer: 100 bits, sketches, and one-liners that changed humor forever.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
NASA celebrates Curiosity's fourth year on Mars with a game It's available for desktop, as well as for Android and iOS devices.
This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you.
These Are the Actual Costs of the Rio Olympics. There's a reason why few cities want to host the Games these days
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Windows 10 free upgrade is still available using Windows 7 and 8 product keys In spite of the official end of the free Windows 10 update offer on July 29, it seems any valid Windows 7/8.x retail product key still installs Windows 10 for now.
If a phone case can survive this torture lab, it can survive anything The secret behind OtterBox's rugged cases may lie inside the P.I.T., a lab devoted to torturing phones in the worst ways possible.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Microsoft is updating Windows 10 again, in its latest bid to win you back The company is following through on its commitment to regularly refine its Windows 10 software. Now it needs to get you to care.
Colorize the Windows 10 inactive title bar with this handy HTA You can customize the color of the active title bar in Windows 10, but you have to hack the registry to colorize the inactive title bar--unless you take advantage of this easy-to-use HTML app.