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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
The Best Free Antivirus for 2015 Relying on Windows's built-in antivirus for protection is a big mistake. Luckily, you can get an upgrade without paying a cent.
Split-screen support expected in iOS 9 but which iPads will support it? Summary:Bigger iPads would surely benefit from having multiple apps on-screen at the same time but what about the current lineup? It may hinge upon the amount of memory inside.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Own Your Own Identity With Universal Two-Factor Authentication The Universal Two-Factor (U2F) authentication standard backed by the FIDO Alliance promises user authentication that just can't be cracked or duplicated by a hacker. Could it spell the end of password-based authentication?
Almost all smartphones sold today have the same two flaws -- and the cases you're buying prove it Commentary: Today's smartphones are incredibly sleek, well-designed electronic devices except for two glaring issues. Maybe someday that will change.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
iPhone 6S to be substantial upgrade, analyst predicts The next iPhone will pack in new features such as Force Touch, but also beef up the memory, processor and camera, says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
How a French vacation shows we need high-tech addresses Even in the Net era, physical addresses are important in mature and developing economies. That's why companies like Google and What3words offer global location-encoding systems.
Mostly Mute Monday: The Milky Way's Most Recent Supernova NASA's great observatories combine to give us a unique view of a sight no human ever saw the first time around.
Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day [Updated] "This intrusion would be highly offensive to a reasonable person," lawsuit says.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Secrets of the Windows Control Panel Want to get the most out of Windows? You need to master the Control Panel. Here are the basics.
The Best Security Suites for 2015 We've tested each component in more than three dozen security suites to help you choose the right software to keep your PC safe.
Windows 10 bombshell: Microsoft to KILL OFF Patch Tuesday New policy verges on apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Microsoft's top task for Windows 10: Proving it's worth starting up The world's largest software maker has to convince developers to write apps for the new version of its widely used operating system. But it also needs to win over customers, from consumers to businesses. That's no simple task.
A gentle nudge with a nuke: Deflecting Earth-bound asteroids Armageddon is a bad model for saving Earth, but nukes might still be useful.
Five tips to speed up your Mac Boost your Mac's performance and reclaim hard-drive space with this handful of tips.
4 new things we learned about Windows 10 from Microsoft Build 2015 Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's corporate VP of the operating systems group, took to the Build 2015 stage to go over new Windows 10 features.
The Nepal Earthquake Moved the Whole City of Kathmandu 10 Feet And it's not just the cities above a fault line that move as a result of the tectonic rupture.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Will copyright law prevent you from working on your car? Automakers are saying that modifying Electronic Control Units could lead to security vulnerabilities or worse, equipment failure.
Automakers try to use DMCA to stop home auto tinkerers; Electronic Frontier Foundation fights back
Google bursts into the wireless industry The search giant unveils a new service that switches between cellular and Wi-Fi signals and lets customers pay for only what data they use.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Get Windows 10: Microsoft's hidden roadmap for the biggest software upgrade in history Summary:Beginning this summer, Microsoft will begin offering free Windows 10 upgrades to hundreds of millions of PCs. A recent Windows Update contains details about how the Get Windows 10 (GWX) program will work.
Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars Car Companies Say Home Repairs Are 'Legally Problematic,' Seek Copyright Restrictions
Sunday, April 19, 2015
What life is like on the International Space Station (pictures) Upside-down naps, suction toilets, incinerated laundry -- this is life on the ISS.
The evolution of the interface, from text through touch Showing off the art of how we interact with our devices.
Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet Summary: The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu.
Ask Ethan #84: Where did light first come from? Before the first star ever formed, the Universe was filled with light. But how?
Friday Sandwich Porn The butchers at Brooklyn's Meathook Sandwich will teach you how to make a perfect Italian sandwich.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Biography of a space telescope: Voices of Hubble As the venerable space telescope turns 25 this month, key scientists and engineers recount the highs and lows of its stellar career.
Moore's Law is the reason your iPhone is so thin and cheap Intel co-founder Gordon Moore's observation 50 years ago set the groundwork for self-driving cars on the road and computers in our pockets today.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Experiment Follows Your Stolen Data on the Dark Web Once your data is stolen, where does it go? Bitglass dropped fake credentials on the Dark Web to find out.
WATCH: NASA astronauts took a GoPro on a spacewalk, and the footage is incredible It's like Gravity, but less terrifying.