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PC World
Microsoft Surface Studio review

Since Microsoft got into the hardware world in earnest, every Surface device has been about breaking molds. Surface has made a name for itself as a tablet that can truly replace your laptop and the ultimate laptop, each taking a unique flip on the 2-in-1 format. Now, Microsoft has set its sights on revolutionizing the […]

Security
Facebook showed Russia’s election ads to 10 million people

Remember when Facebook was so quick to dismiss the reports saying fake news spreading on the social network may have played a crucial role in last year’s presidential election? Well, Facebook no longer thinks that, and the more details it reveals, the clearer it becomes Facebook was a major political tool during and after the […]

PC World
AMD unveils E9170 embedded GPU, offering 3X Performance

AMD releases a new embedded Radeon GPU, the first to be based on the Polaris architecture. But this one isn’t aimed at the desktop or laptop markets, but instead it expands AMD’s offerings in the digital casino games, thin clients, medical displays, retail and digital signage, and industrial systems markets. The AMD Embedded Radeon E9173 […]

Android
New report may have leaked the first Galaxy S9 details

Samsung’s latest flagship phone hit stores just a few short weeks ago, and the company is already hard at work on its next big thing. Samsung is developing two distinct Galaxy S9 versions, a new report says, which is hardly a surprise considering what the Korean giant did with its previous three Galaxy S flagships. […]

Internet
New Snapchat Augmented Reality Feature Leaked Showing Jeff Koons’ Art

Snap is supposed to announce a new feature for the Snapchat app later today, but it looks like the surprise has already been spoiled. Snapchat will soon have an AR feature that allows users to view Jeff Koons’ balloon art in specific locations. Yesterday, the URL “art.snapchat.com” mysteriously became available. The link is counting down […]

Security
Google’s new Gmail security: If you’re a high-value target

Google will soon be offering an Advanced Protection Program to lock down the Gmail accounts of high-value targets. According to Bloomberg, the new Gmail service will block third-party apps from accessing user data and introduces a replacement for two-factor authentication based on Google’s USB Security Key. Google will begin offering the Advanced Protection Program next […]

Business
T-Mobile says it will not stop claiming its network is faster than Verizon’s

T-Mobile says it will continue to claim it has the country’s fastest LTE network even after the National Advertising Division, a telecom industry watchdog group, “recommended” that it stop doing so in print, TV, and web advertisements. “NAD previously recognized third-party crowd-sourced data as a way to look at network performance, so we looked at the […]

Hacking
Blockchain is spreading beyond finance: killing off fake QA certificates

In what is being described as one of the first blockchain applications outside the finance industry, Norwegian company DNV GL has begun digitizing its quality-assurance services, by transferring all the 90,000 certificates it has issued into a private blockchain. DNV GL, the company that came out of Det norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd, is a […]

Cyber Security
Equifax: An additional 2.5M Americans affected by breach

Equifax says an additional 2.5 million Americans were impacted by the massive data breach it disclosed last month, bringing the total up from 143 million to 145.5 million. Additionally, the credit rating and reporting firm reports that 8,000 Canadian consumers were impacted. Initially, Equifax said as many as 100,000 Canadian citizens may have been impacted by the breach, […]

Security
Google exposes seven severe flaws in Dnsmasq

Google researchers have publicly disclosed a set of serious bugs in a DNS software package which underpins many of today’s PCs and devices. On Monday, the Google security team said the software package, Dnsmasq, contains seven security flaws including some which can lead to remote code execution and information leaks. Dnsmasq is a lightweight network infrastructure builder for […]

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