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Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Microsoft: We goofed on that Windows 7 end-of-sales date Summary: Microsoft officials are now saying the end-of-sales date for PCs preinstalled with Windows 7 is 'to be determined,' rather than October 30, 2014.
Microsoft patches 4 zero-day vulnerabilities in major Patch Tuesday event Summary: 24 vulnerabilities in total are patched in today's round of updates, but four of them are already being exploited in the wild.
Cause for hope: Windows 8 gets the heave-ho in the next wave of updates Windows might actually become relevant again if rumors about the next version(s) of Windows are to be believed
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
An inside look at how Samsung tortures its gadgets CNET gets a glimpse inside Samsung's secretive mobile device and home appliance testing labs in South Korea.
The State of Smartphones in 2013, Part III: How the experts use their phones Tips, tweaks, and cool apps from folks who spend all day, every day, on their phones.
One Windows to rule them all? Be careful what you wish for Microsoft's hopes for a master OS across all devices isn't about convenience -- it's about stealing your precious free time 24/7
Monday, December 09, 2013
How to Talk to a Live Person: Every Customer Support Number You'll Ever Need
Tour the battleship USS Missouri From World War II, through Korea, the Cold War, and Desert Storm, the Missouri served her country for 48 years. Take a photo tour of this incredible battleship.
Tour the Pacific Aviation Museum, from B-25 to F-104 and beyond With dozens of iconic historical aircraft, the Pacific Aviation Museum is a must-see for anyone visiting Honolulu. If that flight's not on your travel plans, here's a huge photo tour
Friday, December 06, 2013
How to Clone a Hard Drive Want a backup strategy that backs up everything on your PC? Considered cloning-your hard drive, that is.
The biggest malware, security threats in 2013 Summary: According to Malwarebytes' 2013 Threat report, "assumed guilt" ransomware tactics, mobile device cyberattacks and Mac-based threats are all gifts we had to cope with this year.
How to find out if your password has been stolen Summary: There are many public databases of breached accounts, the largest breach being that of Adobe.com, but no way to search across all of them. Until now.
Microsoft likely to patch zero-day next week Summary: It looks like a fairly busy Patch Tuesday in December. There are two open zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows. It's likely there will be a patch for one, but not the other.
The Moore's Law blowout sale is ending, Broadcom's CTO says Regular cost declines with each new generation of silicon are coming to an end
New research maps the secret structure of the sun A discovery that could help explain everything from solar storms to sunspots
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt The world behind a simple shirt, in five chapters.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Touch-Screen Gloves Your Frozen Fingers Will Love Keep your digits toasty while navigating your smart device with these 10 cool pairs of capacitive gloves.
Power struggle: Green energy versus a grid that's not ready Minders of a fragile national power grid say the rush to renewable energy might actually make it harder to keep the lights on.
Look for the Windows 8 Grinch this holiday season As PC sales head to Hades and Windows 8 adoption numbers totally discombobulate, brace for PC doom and gloom over the tide of Yule
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The State of Smartphones in 2013, Part II: Would you like to play a game? You picked your platform and your phone, now pick out some games and play!
Why Comcast and other cable ISPs aren't selling you gigabit Internet Cable tech could hit a gigabit today, but why bother when customers lack choice?
Review: The productivity suite formerly known as iWork Updates move Keynote, Pages, and Numbers from a state of limbo to a state of flux.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
US download speeds sluggish compared with other countries Does your Internet download speed seem painfully sloth-like? This could be a result of the country you live in. The US ranks a lowly 31st in the world's consumer download speeds.
Where to watch Comet ISON's fiery journey on Thursday The comet made of primordial ice could provide a spectacular Thanksgiving show for earthlings
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Saturday, November 23, 2013
How cops and robbers are using Google Earth Law enforcement and criminals have both used Google Earth and Google Maps to commit and solve real-world crimes
The Slow Roll Toward Talking Cars A combination of embedded and cloud-based voice-recognition software will help drivers better communicate with their cars.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The 100 Best iPhone Apps Want the best apps for your iPhone? Explore our list of the top 100 iPhone apps, and discover cutting-edge releases as well as tried-and-true favorites.
Essential steps for securing your phone, and what else can be done to foil thieves As smartphone theft grows, handset owners need to do all they can to secure their devices. Read the steps you can take and find just what else the industry is, and is not, doing.
"Mind-Blowing" Discovery: Oldest Body of Seawater Found in Giant Crater Hundred-million-old water was trapped after ancient impact, study says.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Gallery: Ars goes behind the scenes with the Caterham F1 racing team Blood, sweat, oil, tears, SSDs, VMware-it all meshes together trackside.
Wireless Witch: How to Place a Wireless Extender You bought a wireless extender to boost your Wi-Fi signal. Here's how to determine the best location for its placement.
Laptop buying guide The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.
The State of Smartphones in 2013: Part I of the new Ars Ultimate Guide Eight high-end phones, three operating systems, one guide to make sense of it all.