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A third-party security team uncovered a massive ring of Chrome spyware extensions that were all working together. The nefarious extensions had been downloaded a total of over 32 million times and impacted millions of Chrome browsers. The researchers at Awake Security are coming forward after they informed Google of... Read more...
Most gamers would likely agree that massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) are no fun when cheaters abound. Thankfully, Blizzard recently took steps to keep cheaters in check by banning over 74,000 World of Warcraft accounts. The “banwave” involved accounts based in the Americas, Oceania, and Europe. The vast... Read more...
The Intel Data Center Group (DCG) unveiled a plethora of new products today targeting AI and big data analytics workloads, including 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processors, 200 Series Optane Persistent Memory, AI-optimized Stratix 10 NX FPGAs, and faster 3D NAND-based solid state drives. Over the last few years... Read more...
Amazon has earned itself some well-deserved bragging rights for putting a stop to what ranks as the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack ever, and by quite a bit. According to data divulged by Amazon, it halted a DDoS attack that peaked with a "previously unseen volume" of 2.3 terabits per second in... Read more...
It remains to be seen if the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) will have as notorious of a reputation as the October 2018 Update (version 1809), but things aren't looking so good at the moment. The latest bug to plague the latest major system upgrade for Windows 10 pertains to the operating system's Storage... Read more...
Volkswagen has been working to electrify its lineup of vehicles to meet ever-increasing emission standards in Europe and around the world. While hybrid vehicles are a big part of those electrification efforts, VW is also working on fully electric vehicles such as the ID.4 electric crossover. Some new images of the... Read more...
We are fast approaching the expected official unveiling of the Galaxy Note 20 series, with Samsung likely to launch the handset in August. It will be at that time when all the questions and speculation are put to rest. That includes whether or not the regular Galaxy Note 20 will have a comparatively lackluster... Read more...
Intel has been steadily updating, upgrading, and augmenting its line-up of small form factor NUC systems for many years now. Initially, most of the systems had a similar design language, but over time, Intel has expanded its offerings to address the needs of many more customers and potential use cases. Recently, we... Read more...
Google has just developed a very handy new Chrome extension that will likely prove to be very popular once people catch window of it. The extension is called Link to Text Fragment, and will automatically generate a URL that will take you to a specific section of text on a website, no matter how it's... Read more...
How many times are we going to spy leaked benchmarks for Intel's upcoming Tiger Lake processors? At least one more time, apparently. Once again, the unreleased Core i7-1165G7 has made a cameo in a benchmark database, this time by hitching a ride on an upgraded Dell Inspiron 7506 2-in-1 system that is also not yet... Read more...
The most popular web browser also happens to be a notorious memory hog, particularly for power users who juggle a bunch of tabs. We are of course talking about Google Chrome. There have been ongoing efforts to reduce Chrome's appetite for memory, and not just by Google—Microsoft's recent May 2020 Update for Windows 10... Read more...
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our way of life in more ways than we could have possibly ever imagined, and many businesses have made adjustments to cope with the new realities of social distancing and working from home. One such company is Microsoft, which announced in late March that it would temporarily pause... Read more...
Ever since the coronavirus pandemic exploded earlier this year, videoconferencing service Zoom has seen its popularity soar. During its ascent, Zoom has faced a number of challenges related to privacy and security, so on May 22, the company released the draft design of its end-to-end encryption (E2EE) implementation... Read more...
Earlier this morning, Intel’s Gregory "GB" Bryant and Ryan Shrout had some interesting banter on Twitter regarding a Tiger Lake-based prototype notebook. Shrout teased that he had something “incredibly cool” he wanted to show off, but needed clearance from the top brass to do so. GB (as Bryant is known) appeared to... Read more...
Earlier this week, a rumor was making the rounds that AMD could potentially be delaying its Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 desktop processors until early next year. The basis of the rumor was centered upon a couple of assumptions: 1) that the newly announced Ryzen 3000XT family would be sufficient to sustain AMD’s performance... Read more...
Anyone who's ever paid attention to Nintendo and its prolific legal team knows that when it comes to trademark infringements or other violations of its intellectual property, the company pulls no punches. The latest company to come under fire by Nintendo's legal team is called Logistics Consulting LLC, which is based... Read more...
It would be accurate to say that Microsoft's latest Windows 10 version 2004 update, also known as the May 2020 update, has several serious issues. Despite the problems, Microsoft announced that it's training its machine learning-based process used to intelligently select and automatically update devices that are... Read more...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has many different uses, including facial recognition and the creation of photo-realistic human faces. However, these various AI applications have not always hit the mark. They often create very basic or unnerving images that fail to bridge the "uncanny valley" gap. A team at the Chinese... Read more...
Having completed its merger with Sprint just a couple of months ago, T-Mobile is looking ahead to bigger and better things as it continues to challenge front runners Verizon and AT&T. Sometimes there are bumps in the road. T-Mobile ran into one this week when it experienced a nationwide outage, which prompted... Read more...
We think it's fair to say that the smartphone camera war is getting out of hand these days, with many flagship smartphones having as many as 4 cameras on the rear in addition to a selfie camera on the front. The number of cameras onboard is not at all indicative of actual picture quality, but smartphone OEMs are... Read more...
As far as Google is concerned, it is time to stop thinking about Chromebooks strictly in the sense of educational tools, and expand the view into the enterprise space as well. Parallels apparently shares this sentiment. As such, Parallels announced it has partnered with Google to bring full-featured Windows... Read more...
Epic Games is promising "hot new surprise" to be found in Fortnite's newly unleashed Chapter 2 Season 3, though players will have plenty of opportunities to cool off in what has essentially become a giant water park. The island's been flooded, though landlubbers need not worry, there are plenty of dry spots to be... Read more...
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