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No laptop is immune to price cuts, not even highly coveted gaming rigs. Case in...
Another National Security Letter is on its way to being published. There's no...
Government entities tend to dislike people who criticize red light cameras....
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"We all feel like gritting our teeth in a straight line sometimes," writes Leah Fessler at Quartz , which is exactly why she has deemed one emoji above all others "the best." The "grimace"—which Emojipedia also lists...
It's difficult for me to read Jonathan Taplin's cri de coeur about Google and other technology companies that have come to dominate the top tier of successful American corporations without wincing in sympathy on his...
Posting an image of a web page with highlighted text lets you make your point and share bigger thoughts than the standard character limit allows....
Last year, virtual reality generated lots of buzz. This year, the buzz is around a different kind of "reality" technology that could end up being more popular and useful....
How would you like to know what's in your mailbox without looking?...
Amazon Echo, and the associated Alexa voice assistant, are wildly popular. This is fairly surprising, as you would expect such a successful product to come from Apple or Google. While the latter has since launched its...
While most Silicon Valley tech startups were shying away from the public market last year and analysts were sounding alarm bells over the worrisome lack of IPOs, San Jose-based Nutanix was one of the few companies that...
The rapid growth in numbers of IoT devices has seen them become a favored attack route for cyber criminals. This has left companies looking for a way to integrate strong security into millions of devices. To address...
A crime-fighting robot wasn't able to prevent a drunk guy from attacking it—but it did get the last laugh, er, whistle, according to police. Authorities say Jason Sylvain, 41, knocked down the 5-foot-tall, 300-pound...
Thanks to media streaming and cloud storage, many home consumers no longer need massive hard disk drives. Instead, a fast SSD with a lesser capacity can often meet needs. Of course that isn't a fact for everyone --...

Tech

Commentary: The Overcast podcast app's latest update shows the promise -- and the problems -- of away-from-phone playback on Apple Watch....
The British government has complained to Twitter over a block on access to data from the social network, which it was reportedly using to track potential terror attacks, officials said Wednesday....
Today's grads don't need a fancy high-end stereo to make them happy. A good wireless speaker is all they need for their nomadic lifestyle....
Imagine having a hand in the design of everything from a Chrysler Pacifica minivan to the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Ralph Gilles doesn't have to imagine, he's the dude that does it all....

Gadgets

Everything you need to know about streaming audio from your Mac or PC to your Apple TV using Rogue Amoeba's latest app, Airfoil Satellite TV. With the recent tvOS 10.2 update for Apple TV, users of Rogue Amoeba's...
Dina Mitchell was reading a book on Tuesday in her Wisconsin home when the Fitbit Flex 2 on her wrist exploded, causing second-degree burns, she told ABC News. Mitchell reportedly tore the device off of her arm as it...
Over the past few weeks, we've heard troubling rumors that Apple is thinking about putting a Touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone 8. The move would be necessary to eliminate the bottom bezel on the device,...
If you're headed to the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3rd, you might just be part of a massive experiment in security -- and a privacy uproar. South Wales Police are conducting a face recognition...

Gaming

Take a look at some of the cool cosplay from the Star Wars meetup at Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017....
Much as it did last year , Capcom is again offering new Street Fighter V DLC to support the game's ongoing esports initiative. Both Ken and Ryu are getting new costumes (pictured below), as is a character to be named...
UK court sends a message to others selling similar services Continue reading…...
My heart pounds in perfect rhythm with the oscillating clicks of the timepiece behind me. The modem connects with its familiar sequence of chirps and squawks. The house is empty. The shades are drawn. The lights are...

Internet

Over the past few weeks, we've heard troubling rumors that Apple is thinking about putting a Touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone 8. The move would be necessary to eliminate the bottom bezel on the device,...
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, about the administration’s first 100 days. When Couric asked Conway about the investigation into Michael Flynn’s...
Regardless of whether or not you hold the title of the greatest athlete in the world, Serena Williams is only human and makes mistakes, just like the rest of us.  Only her mishap happened to spur countless of headlines...
PRIPYAT, Ukraine (AP) — A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the...

Linux/Open Source

A new strain of malware targeting Linux systems, dubbed "Linux/Shishiga," could morph into a dangerous security threat. Eset on Tuesday disclosed the threat, which represents a new Lua family unrelated to previously...
"What can it do that Windows can't?" That is the first question many people ask when considering Linux for their desktop. While the open source philosophy that underpins Linux is a good enough draw for some, others want...
Docker this week introduced two new projects at DockerCon with an eye to helping operating system vendors, software creators and in-house tinkerers create container-native OSes and container-based systems. The projects...
Tiny Core Linux 8.0, released last week, is a minimalist Linux OS built from scratch with a focus on being as small as possible. That means you should be able to run this Linux distro on a wide range of legacy machines....

Security

Over the past few weeks, we've heard troubling rumors that Apple is thinking about putting a Touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone 8. The move would be necessary to eliminate the bottom bezel on the device,...
Regardless of whether or not you hold the title of the greatest athlete in the world, Serena Williams is only human and makes mistakes, just like the rest of us.  Only her mishap happened to spur countless of headlines...
PRIPYAT, Ukraine (AP) — A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the...
Trump's first 100 days in office have come and gone, and they're not getting great reviews. So, naturally, Pete Souza has some throwback photos to post. President Obama's official White House...

Social Media

As the saying goes: “if you aren't being sold, you are the product.” Nowhere is this more true than on Facebook . The social network boasts nearly two billion users, and offers a staggering amount of free...
Despite intensifying competition among social photo/video sharing platforms, user growth on Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) Instagram is actually accelerating. Instagram announced today that it has now reached 700 million...
Tropical storm Dante has maintained its strength as it continues to move in a north-northwest direction, PAGASA reported late Wednesday evening....
(WPMI) — A lower Alabama man killed himself while streaming on Facebook Live Tuesday, according to authorities. Around 11 PM Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Baldwin County Sheriff's Office Uniformed Services Division...

Software

Usenet services have been around for decades, and Altopia is among the oldest on the market. The company was set up in 1995 by a university system admin who wanted to create a useful, uncensored newsgroup service for...
HyperX might be better known for making RAM and gaming headsets, but recently the company has gone full-long into peripherals. Now, HyperX has introduced its first gaming mouse, the PulseFire FPS. Priced at $49 (about...
We recently reviewed the Origin EON17-X , and this is another spin on the laptop which turns it into a Windows 10 Pro-toting workstation . That underlines one fundamental shift currently happening in the world of...
Established in 2001, Webhosting UK (which refers to itself as WHUK for short) is an experienced hosting company with a wide and keenly-priced product range. Shared hosting starts at £2.49 ($3.10) a month, for...

Wireless

PRIPYAT, Ukraine (AP) — A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the...
 Digital ad revenue grew to $72.5 billion in 2016, up 22 percent from the year before. That’s according to the latest Internet Advertising Revenue Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Interactive...
On Wednesday, April 26,2017, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds a press conference after closed-door meetings with House Republicans....
By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - French intelligence has concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or members of his...