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If you've been trying to score a PlayStation 5 since launch but have struck out at every possible opportunity, we've got some good news for you. It appears that Target is getting ready for a big console drop this later this week, so you're going to want to be on your toes in the early morning hours. According to... Read more...
Passwords as a form of computer security have been around for more than half a century, dating all the way back to the early 1960s. Yet we still use them, but should we? Not according to Microsoft. Too many flaws make traditional passwords too risky in today's era, and as far as Microsoft is concerned, password-free... Read more...
A barcode scanning app for Android with more than 10 million downloads under its belt has been found to be the culprit of unwanted ads and pop-ups when using the default browser. This was not the case prior to the developer dishing out an update in early December. But for some stupid reason, years of goodwill went... Read more...
Motorola makes smartphones that run the gamut from cheap entry-level devices, into the mid-range, all the way up into the high-end market with the newly launched Edge+. Now, renders of the company's latest budget smartphone have leaked: the Moto G 5G. As it name implies, the smartphone will pack 5G connectivity... Read more...
One of the big trends for smartphones has been minimize bezels so that the display take up nearly the entire front of the smartphone. The problem with that trend is that it left nowhere for the front selfie camera. Apple turned to the notch to give a place to put the selfie camera and required Face ID sensors, while... Read more...
Technology companies sometimes talk about wanting to move on from passwords in favor of other authentication methods, with biometric security leading the way. But are biometric methods really secure? Researchers from Cisco's Talos division put fingerprint scanning under the microscope, and found some interesting... Read more...
It seems as though Apple is getting ready to launch a set of over-the-ear headphones under its AirPods label, with a premium price tag attached. It is not entirely clear what is going on, only that a product database listing at Target points to a new AirPods (X Generation) item, priced at $399. If that is the case, it... Read more...
Samsung has confirmed a new ruggedized smartphone called the Galaxy XCover Pro that is enterprise-ready and aimed directly at business users. Rather than being a smartphone made out of metal and glass, it's covered in a ruggedized case that some may find more attractive than a regular smartphone stuffed inside a... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 families have largely been successful for the South Korean electronics giant, but there have been some well publicized issues that have plagued the smartphones. One of the most prominent issues came with theultrasonic fingerprint sensor, which is embedded within the... Read more...
NVIDIA isn't just a company that is known for its gaming products like the GeForce RTX Series; it has quickly made a name for itself with enterprise hardware and solutions to accelerate artificial intelligence operations. Today, NVIDIA announced a new partnership with the United States Postal Service (USPS) that will... Read more...
Amazon is one of the most heavily visited websites in the world and ships an enormous amount of items globally each day. While millions of people have shopped at Amazon during its Prime Day sale, which kicked off yesterday, many customers may have never stopped and considered what is going on behind the scenes. Amazon... Read more...
Samsung has announced a refreshed line of laptop computers that it says has a combination of power, speed, and style. Unfortunately, to many eyes the refined design that Samsung brags about looks a lot like Apple's MacBook Pro family. Samsung's new machines are called the Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force. The Notebook... Read more...
Hacks are happening all the time with some giving information on user accounts like the Flipboard hack we talked about recently. Other hacks are much grander in scale, like the attack against the city of Baltimore that resulted in most of the cities systems being locked out. Another significant hack has happened, and... Read more...
Sony announced a few smartphones at MWC 2019 with the most notable of them being the Xperia 1 packing a sexy 4K OLED display. That wasn't the only device unveiled, with Sony debuting the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus smartphones at the show. If you liked what Sony was offering in those budget devices, some good news has... Read more...
There were many people in the U.S. crying foul when it was revealed that law enforcement had a man unlock his iPhone using Face ID, since the man couldn't be compelled to unlock a device secured with a passcode. Constitutionally guaranteed protections that are given to a person to prevent them from self-incrimination... Read more...
A good dark theme for your computer and other devices is worth its weight in gold to many users. Google is looking to add a little dark magic to Chrome, and its initial rollout will be very limited.Google Chrome users can already download third-party dark themes for the browser right now, but Chrome is getting a... Read more...
Chrome fans will be glad to hear that the Chrome 70 beta has landed and that it is packing some very cool features that will enable improved security on some devices. The big new feature for macOS and Android users is support for Touch ID or fingerprint sensors; the hardware is enabled by default as part of the Web... Read more...
With smartphones going to designs that have screens covering so much of the front that the traditional fingerprint sensor can no longer fit, what to do with those sensors is a topic that manufacturers have been working on. Apple removed the fingerprint scanner for its iPhone Xand instead opted forFace ID technology... Read more...
Microsoft is now talking up a new feature called "Cortana Show Me, which the company says is the perfect feature for people who have ever wanted to change a setting but didnt know how to do it. Cortana Show Me is the guide to Windows 10 settings and can be downloaded via the Microsoft Store using this link. This is a... Read more...
There are a number of ways to tell if your computer is vulnerable to the Spectre or Meltdown security exploits that have been making rounds over the last several weeks. For instance,Microsoft has a tool that will analyze your rig and tell you, but it is a PowerShell script that gives you results that you almost need a... Read more...
Another day, another Face ID fail that allows unauthorized people to log into the iPhone X. This time around, no creepy masks or 3D printing hardware was needed. The two women who can unlock the same iPhone X are not even related, as we have seen in the past when a child was able to unlock his mother's iPhone X using... Read more...
The smartphone world seemed poised to make a move away from fingerprint scanners that have their own space on the front of the smartphone (or on the back) to scanners that could be hidden away under the glass of the screen. Apple was one of the first to look at this back in October of 2016 when a patent... Read more...
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