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Apple has the U.S. Government breathing down its neck with regards to unlocking an iPhone 5S tied to a San Bernardino terrorist. In that particular case, the FBI is playing off themes of national security and threats of terrorism to win the support of the American public in its fight against Apple. However, Apple... Read more...
It’s been a while since we’ve seen direct Windows vs Mac PCs ads make the rounds, but it looks like Microsoft is looking to renew the efforts with its new ‘Do More’ advertising campaign. The first commercial introduces us to Christie and Jess, who call themselves The Bug Chicks. The duo’s mission is to introduce... Read more...
We talk a lot about the importance of businesses beefing up security to protect from the threat of those who might want to gain access to internal networks. Last week, we were given another great example of why: an integral piece of Linux software suffered a bug that at first seemed modest but turned out to be quite... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a 500GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO SSD, a Dell U2515H 25" 2560x1440 IPS LED LCD Monitor, a bunch of components and accessories from Amazon, and more. Full details for all of today’s deals... Read more...
Even for mainstream users, it's not hard to tell the differences between using a PC that has its OS installed on a solid-state drive versus a mechanical hard drive. With an SSD, the OS will start up faster, while apps and multi-tasking won't bring certain processes to an absolute crawl. With SSD pricing where it is... Read more...
If you thought that the Bugatti Veyron was the ultimate in excess when it to pricing, engine configuration and straight-line performance, its successor is here to carry the torch for the next decade or so. Today, Bugatti officially revealed the production version of its Chiron hypercar, which is now the world’s... Read more...
Apple had good intentions when it rolled out a security update for Mac OS X, but unfortunately for some iMac, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini users the update also caused their Ethernet ports to stop working. Oops! The good news is Apple was quick to issue another update that should restore full functionality. If you... Read more...
In the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing more and more about HTC’s Vive virtual reality (VR) headset. Just over a week ago, we learned that the device would ship in April with an eye-searing price tag of $799. Today, HTC has revealed that preorders for the device are now open and that it will ship on April... Read more...
It's difficult enough trying to decipher simple text messages—it's tough to account for tone and sarcasm—but when you throw emoji into the mix, it takes things to a whole new level. Nevertheless, it's the online language of the day, and one middle school student could end up paying a hefty price for posting the wrong... Read more...
We first got a glimpse of the Raspberry Pi 3 thanks to an FCC filing, but now Raspberry Pi has officially lifted the veil on its latest mini PC. And today is not a special day just because of the Raspberry Pi 3; it also marks four years exactly since the original 256MB Raspberry Pi Model B was introduced. The... Read more...
B&H Photo and Electronics, a popular electronics store in New York with an equally popular online presence, is being sued by the U.S. Labor Department for a number of alleged infractions, including discrimination against Hispanic workers and overall poor working conditions. it's the second time in less than a decade... Read more...
Attention all developers, Microsoft is now accepting applications to pre-order the Development Edition of its HoloLens augmented reality (AR) Windows 10 headset. Those who've already submitted an application will begin receiving invitations to purchase the $3,000 headset, which will begin shipping on March 30... Read more...
While millions of Internet users crave the idea of being able to subscribe to a service like Google Fiber, telecoms like AT&T want nothing more than to be able to squash those hopes. We can see a great example of this right now in Louisville, KY. Last month, a Louisville council voted 23-0 in favor of granting... Read more...
It looks as though Apple has finally selected in a date for the unveil of its new 4-inch iPhone and next generation 9.7-inch iPad. Multiple sources have confirmed via their internal sources at Apple that the keynote will take place on March 21st (and not March 15th as previously reported). Interestingly enough, that... Read more...
If you're a fan of travel, you're probably going to love what Google has been up to lately. As we've covered many times, Google is no stranger to machine-learning and developing complex and powerful neural networks of computer resources. Now, the company has decided to focus on geography as well as testing you, not... Read more...
We all suffer Internet glitches and dropouts from time to time, it's the nature of the beast. But the number of Street Fighter V players who are about to lose a battle and disconnect before the match ends suggests something else is happening. By and large, these so-called 'rage quitters' are bailing when all is lost... Read more...
With so much of the VR talk revolving around Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive lately, it'd be easy to forget that Sony has its own competitor coming, called PlayStation VR. And now, as new patents have revealed, the Japanese gaming giant could have a nifty trick up its sleeve. Or rather, a trick wrapped around its... Read more...
It's beginning to look like Raspberry Pi's developers are keen on releasing newer models a lot quicker than before. The second generation unit was released just last February, and already we're being treated to a tease of the third iteration. Well, by "tease", we mean that the FCC has a public filing now of all of the... Read more...
Well, here you go folks. Northrop Grumman has given us the first glimpse of the United States Air Force’s next generation Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), which has been given the official designation of B-21 (as it’s the U.S. Air Force’s first bomber of the 21st century). The B-21 will have some pretty big shoes to... Read more...
A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday overturned a 2014 jury verdict that found Samsung guilty of infringing on three of Apple's smartphone patents, and in doing so negated the $119.6 million award amount Apple was to receive. It's a big win for Samsung, which has typically been on the losing side of Apple's patent... Read more...
By now you're probably burned out on smartphone and VR buzz. We don't blame you, Mobile World Congress week has been a whirlwind akin to only that sort of frenzied pace we experience at CES. Of course we agree, mobile computing isn't just about smartphones and other pocketable devices, even if what's coming is finally... Read more...
If you operate a Linux-based computer system, especially a server, here's something you will want to make sure you do if you haven't done so in the past week: update. Last week, researchers at Google and Red Hat jointly announced a severe vulnerability that plagues glibc, aka: GNU C Library, which virtually every... Read more...
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