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Lenovo PCs installed custom software even if you wiped them (updated)

Samsung isn't the only Windows PC maker to have hijacked Windows' update process as of late. Users have noticed that some Lenovo PCs running Windows 7 and 8 (such as the Yoga 3) had firmware that automatically downloaded and installed Lenovo's own update software on boot, overwriting a Windows …

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Meet AVA, An App That Hacks Employees To Improve Security

The tricky business of cyber security<p>In the hacking world, a password is only as strong as the person who knows it. Some of the most common tricks for hackers are social engineering or phishing—attacks gaining access to users’ accounts and company documents without even touching a line of …

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The reviews for the redesigned Converse All Star are in — it's a 'game-changer'

Why release a sneaker that looks basically the same as the original All Star? And based on that, why charge up to $25 more for it?<p>Well, the reviews are in, and the beauty of the updated sneaker is much more than meets the eye.<p>GQ called it "a legitimate game-changer for fans of the sneaker …

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Google is reorganizing and Sundar Pichai will become new CEO

In a blog post today, Google co-founder Larry Page announced a massive restructuring of the company, instituting Sundar Pichai as CEO and shifting himself and co-founder Sergey Brin to a larger holding company called Alphabet. As CEO and President of Alphabet, Page and Brin will oversee Google as …

Computer engineer wins 1,000 Twitter contests with Python script

Computer engineer Hunter Scott wrote a Python script to enter virtually every Twitter contest started over the span of nine months. The bot ended up entering him in about 165,000 different “RT to win” contests and more importantly, he won close to 1,000. On average, he won four contests per day …

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Visual Studio IDE, Code Editor, VSTS, & App Center

Agile tools, Git, continuous integration<p>Editing and debugging on any OS<p>By using VS Code you agree to its license and privacy statementLearn …

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HP’s Sprout PC is like a real version of Iron Man’s JARVIS

3D scanning PC melds the physical and the virtual.<p>You know in <i>Iron Man 2</i> when Tony Stark has JARVIS scan the diorama of Stark Expo and then …

Exploring The Epic Chess Match Of Our Time

Seventeen years ago in New York City, brooding chess champion Garry Kasparov sat down to take on an opponent he had vanquished just a year earlier: …

New York patient tests positive for Ebola

But there's still more testing to be done<p>New York City has its first confirmed case of Ebola in a doctor who had recently been traveling in West Africa to treat patients suffering from the deadly disease. Craig Spencer, 33, was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan earlier today after …

Microsoft releases Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit - The Official Microsoft Blog

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Shows Why Azure Is A Serious Threat To Amazon And Google

At a press event held in San Francisco, Nadella gave a bunch of figures that show Azure's rapidly growing business. He said more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies used Azure, resulting in a revenue run rate of nearly $4.4 billion.<p>Although the revenue run rate is not the actual sales amount — but …

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We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

Amazon’s new Kindle Voyage is getting surprisingly glowing reviews

Amid the usual hysteria surrounding Apple’s latest slate of multifunctional products—the iPad Air 2, the Apple Watch, the iPhone 6—tech writers are collectively lauding a single-task device that’s not from Apple but from Amazon: the new Kindle Voyage e-reader.<p>The Voyage, Amazon’s successor to the …

How Can You Use Technology to Make You Happier?

Many say technology is tearing us apart but studies generally show that tech and the internet make us happier. What gives?<p>There’s certainly a …

Hackers: they're 'superheroes' that 'change the world'

Hackers, CyFI tells the audience at WIRED Next Generation, are good people. "They're the superheroes that help fix flaws in the internet so that it's …

Apple has removed all Bose products from its stores

A long retail relationship has turned sour<p>You can't buy Bose products from Apple's online store anymore. As spotted by <i>9to5Mac</i>, headphones from Bose's QuietComfort series and speakers including the SoundLink Mini and SoundLink III have completely vanished from Apple's web storefront. A search for …

Steam Free Weekend will have ten free games starting tomorrow

If for some reason you budget your video game spending by the weekend, then here's good news: you can spend that money on something else. May I …

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The Grid Website Platform Automatically Adapts Design To Make Your Content Shine

Do websites dream of electric designers? Can web content <i>know</i> itself? The Grid, a San Francisco startup, is changing the way websites are designed by radically changing the role of the designer. This new platform uses machine learning combined with constraint-based design and flow-based programming …

Aorus X3 Plus-CF1 14" i7-4860HQ 16GB 512GB SSD GTX 870M QHD+ 3K Gaming Laptop

This fits your .<p>by entering your model number.<p>Gigabyte Aorus X3PLUS-CF1 13.9 inch Intel Core i7-4860HQ 2.4GHz/ 16GB DDR3/ 512GB SSD/ USB3.0/ Windows …

OnePlus Windows Phone a Possibility, Exec Says

There’s been a lot of speculation over how OnePlus will follow-up its popular flagship phone, the OnePlus One. We’ve heard rumors of a smartwatch, …

The First (Truly) Web-Connected Car

Cadillac hops on the information superhighway<p>The moment is universally disappointing. You hop into a new car, turn on the infotainment system, and suddenly you’re staring into the past. The antiquated functionality and ill-conceived interface seem drawn from a primeval cellphone, not a modern …

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Security Experts Build $150 Safecracker

Solution: Don’t leave a safe alone for four days.<p>Thanks to a pair of Melbourne security researchers, the cost of opening safes just hit a new low. Using an arduino platform and 3-D printed parts, the pair has created a contraption that can open many combination locks, like those on ATMs and gun …

Supporting These Organizations Can Help Fight The Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

Today Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help fight Ebola in West Africa. Last month, Bill Gates announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would give $50 million toward efforts to stop the outbreak, with money …

Amazon to open retail pop-up store in San Francisco

Amazon is setting up a retail store in a San Francisco mall for the holidays.<p>The company has confirmed a report from GeekWire on Monday, which said that Amazon will open a "pop-up" store in San Francisco as well as one in Sacramento. The news is the first acknowledgement that Amazon is expanding …

August’s Smart Lock Goes On Sale Online And At Apple Retail Stores For $250

After more than a year since it was first announced, the August Smart Lock is finally going on sale. The device will be shipping to pre-order customers and will also be available for purchase on the August website and in Apple retail locations for $249.99.<p>The home automation company was founded by …