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I just got a Pc, my first one and Im pretty sure all Im going to play on it is...
Hi there, I'm sorry but I know hardly anything about technology so please...
Hillary Clinton appears to be Apple Music’s new spokesperson. This may cost...
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Treasure hunters and explorers David Lang and Eric Stackpole are creating what they call the world's first low-cost underwater drone. Back in 2012, Eric told David about gold lost inside an...
What bootable software tools do PC techs use for PC troubleshooting? ..if any. I know in OS X it's very useful to boot form a bootable OS X hard drive or SSD with some tools. Not sure if this is done with PCs...
[parsehtml]<p><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2016/09/2016-09-02-image-10.png" /></p> <p>These may be the most boring applications that you have to use, but...
For many people that work in the corporate world, Skype for Business (formerly Lync) is an indispensable collaboration tool. Not only does it keep employees under the same roof connected, but it keeps remote workers in...
HemaApp was developed by scientists to detect anemia, a common condition that often goes undiagnosed. Using the camera and flash to estimate hemoglobin concentrations, it is highly preferable to drawing blood. Read...
Bob Iger may have one more big deal left in him. The 65-year-old chairman and chief executive officer of Walt Disney Co. is scheduled to retire in June 2018. He's already achieved a number of milestones, including...
The data mining giant might lose its government contracts if it doesn't comply....
The aviation industry is supporting a United Nations proposal to limit pollution from international flights even though the measure may cost companies $24 billion annually. Trade groups representing United Continental...
Hopefully some good news will follow the bad news handed out by the California Appeals Court earlier this year . In a ruling that did some serious damage to Section 230 protections and the First Amendment, the court...

Tech

A photo of Google's third-generation Chromecast recently leaked, ahead of Google's Oct. 4 launch event. The dongle looks very similar to its predecessor, and will reportedly support 4K Ultra HD streaming. ( Evan...
Lester Holt let the presidential candidates have their say in Monday's debate, and social media had its say about Holt's moderation as well....
Twitter goes aflutter with an accusation the candidate was deleting damning tweets during the debate. Problem is, he didn't....
The following is an unedited transcript of Donald Trump talking about "the cyber" at the first 2016 presidential debate. Lester Holt, Moderator: Our next segment is called securing America. Donald Trump: I do...

Gadgets

It's tough to compete against the Netflix juggernaut, even if you throw a ton of money at the problem... just ask Shomi. The Canadian streaming video service is shutting down on November 30th, a little over two...
Along with its leak of the 4K Chromecast earlier today, VentureBeat is showing off this picture that it says is of Google's upcoming Pixel phone. Along with the larger Pixel XL, it's expected to be the...
 Plex is a pirate’s best friend. It’s by far the best way to get movies downloaded illegally from the computer to TV. Sure, Plex has a handful of useful, legal features, but let’s be honest, its...
How do you share reminder lists for shopping, chores, packing, practice and more with your family? Easily, Family Sharing! If you're using Family Sharing , you can share Reminders with everyone in your group. From...

Gaming

... Nevada State Gaming Control Board, presents current and ongoing fraud schemes and current trends in casino crimes Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review...
The meta of a competitive game is a curious thing. As balance and tactics evolve, so do the prescribed best practices for coming out on top no matter what your foes (and the greatest foe of all, life ) throw at you....
Brian Kibler says randomness isn’t really the game’s biggest problem Continue reading…...
Titanfall 2 may get a higher PC frame rate, and find out what changes are reportedly coming to the Steam store!...

Internet

It often feels like everyone inside and outside the government agrees that over-classification of government records is a major problem. Yet a series of Freedom of Information Act requests by EFF has found that even...
We're already gearing up for Google's big smartphone announcement next week, but it looks like a 4K-capable Chromecast might also make an appearance during the show October 4. Adding to the validity of the so-called...
By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Mark Warner on Monday asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo and its senior executives fulfilled obligations to inform...
 At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced that it is making its Edge browser more secure in enterprise environments. As Microsoft explained during a press conference ahead of the event, the so-called...

Linux/Open Source

Lenovo, which owns Motorola, last week released the kernel source code for the Moto Z Droid smartphone on Github. The move follows the company's posting of the Moto Z Droid Moto Mods Development Kit and Moto Mods on...
Opera earlier this week released a new version of its browser, Opera 40, which comes with a free virtual private network service built in. The official rollout follows five months of user experimentation with a beta...
Online education company Udacity on Tuesday introduced a new "nanodegree" program in self-driving auto engineering. President Sebastian Thrun made the announcement. The goal is to build a crowdsourced, open source...
Startup Arya.ai on Monday introduced Braid, an open source tool available for free to companies developing neural networks. Braid is a flexible, customizable, modular meta-framework that works with operating systems for...

Security

In this new world, security is a big topic of discussion, so GE, along with rivals like Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), grandly released an Industrial Internet Security Framework Technical Report last week that aims...
The huge distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack which wiped security journalist Brian Krebs' website from the internet came from a million-device-strong Internet of Things botnet. "Attack appears to...
However, it's becoming increasingly difficult to survive that retaliation in internet era... just ask security writer Brian Krebs. An unknown party knocked his website offline last week with a massive distributed...
Unprecedented DDoS attacks are powered by IoT machines like connected CCTV cameras. And at least one journalist has been censored as a result....

Social Media

Last week, seven Palestinian editors from two different publications reported that they had been locked out of their personal Facebook accounts without notice or reason. The social giant told The Electronic Intifada...
SAN FRANCISCO – Little about Palmer Freeman Luckey's outward demeanor screams dangerous political provocateur. The 24-year-old creator of virtual reality headset company Oculus Rift, which Facebook bought for $2...
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has hit a rough patch in his quest to prove to the world that his company is a technology platform rather than an editorially driven, sentient publisher of the world's...
Justice Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday the German government could take legal action against Facebook and other social media groups if they do not intensify their fight against illegal hate speech or Islamist...

Software

Docking stations are becoming more popular as a convergence of technological improvements and workplace changes make them logical extensions of laptops. More and more organisations now allow their employees to work...
Introduction and design Rumours about Xiaomi, the big Chinese smartphone vendor, launching a laptop have been going around for a few months already . Turns out that the company had not one, but two laptops in the...
There's been a perfect storm of new computing hardware, thanks to the introduction of Nvidia's Pascal graphics and a new series of Intel Broadwell-E processors. Even having just one of these parts in your PC would...
Gaming PCs that are both crazy powerful and portable enough to carry to LAN parties are growing in numbers. And no, we're not counting luxuries like the 8pack Asteroid , which come with their own flight cases among...

Wireless

TORONTO (Reuters) - The chief executive of BlackBerry said on Monday that he is two-thirds of the way to achieving his goal of turning the Canadian company's fortunes around. "We have made investment over a...
Google may debut a laptop and tablet hybrid in 2017 that runs an operating system that merges Android and Chrome OS. Internally, the OS is codenamed Andromeda. The ultra-thin laptop is rumored to cost $800....
 Unless you plan on bumping into stuff, don’t expect to record after-dark concerts and parties on your Snap Inc Spectacles. The company formerly known as Snapchat (they really should have just changed it to...
Earlier this month, the internet got in a froth about Apple's decision to drop the 3.5mm analogue audio jack from the new iPhone. Users took to Twitter to vent their outrage, while tech analysts, such as Paul...