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5 reasons why it's still worth building your own PC

By David Nield<p>Building your own PC isn't as popular as it once was. As laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s have become more popular, we've grown accustomed …

Computer Hardware

Firefox will leave Flash off by default in 2017

Add Mozilla to the ranks of web browser developers giving Flash the boot. While it previously blocked Flash over security issues, it's phasing out regular use of Adobe's often-criticized plugin, starting with one of its next major releases. As of August, Firefox will block some Flash content that's …

Can you fill this 10TB hard drive?

Seagate introduced three new 10TB hard drive products today that it’s billing as the "broadest 10TB portfolio." There's a hard drive for storing surveillance cam footage and one for NAS servers. The real sell of the collection, though, is the BarraCuda Pro, which is designed for personal desktop PC …

Seagate Technology

Facebook Video Marketing: Why You Need It And How To Do It Well

Advertising has always been visual, but when you augment this visual impact using video marketing, the effect is even greater. With so many people today living fast-paced lifestyles, it’s essential to get your message across using carefully chosen text coupled with powerful moving images. When you …

iOS 10 preview: Apple's software takes a big step forward

Rumor has it that Apple isn't going to reinvent the iPhone this year, but you definitely can't say the same about its software. iOS 10 was unveiled to the world late in the company's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, and for good reason -- there were many, many new software features to unpack.<p>…

Apps

How to tell if your Android phone has the HummingBad malware

Bad news: a malicious app has taken hold of about 10 million Android phones around the world, and it's creepy.<p>Security specialist Check Point says the software, called HummingBad, can take root in your phone, collecting your personal data and making it act like you've clicked on ads that you …

New Mac malware discovered in the wild installing backdoors

A new piece of nasty malware targeting Mac systems has been discovered in the wild, allowing attackers to hijack users' computers.<p>Dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor by security researchers at antivirus vendor Bitdefender, the malware installs a backdoor that allows attackers full access to Mac systems, …

New Mac malware proves you shouldn’t disable Gatekeeper

Yet another strain of malware targeted at Mac users has popped up this week to prove you shouldn’t disable the Gatekeeper feature baked into OS X. “OSX/Keydnap” disguises itself as an innocent text or image file, then installs malicious code onto your Mac.<p>The latest find, made by researchers at the …

MacBook

Can Creativity Be Crowdsourced?

Much has been made of savvy marketers using "crowdsourcing" to connect their brands with customers, and plenty of pixels have been published on the …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Chris Evans has quit “Top Gear.”</b> He leaves the show amid …

A van is driving around London to try to get startups to move to Berlin

A van displaying a large billboard is driving through London in a bid to tempt startups to move to Berlin.<p>Several well-known London technology …

8 Things That Could Be Slowing Your Computer Down

High-speed internet and tablet products have gotten consumers accustomed to information-surfing without any hiccups. But if you’re a PC user, chances …

WiFi spec update promises to double your wireless speeds

You might not have to wait until 802.11ad arrives in earnest to get a big boost in WiFi network speeds. The Wi-Fi Alliance has officially debuted the 802.11ac wave 2 standard, which promises a big leap in speed without reinventing the wheel. It doubles the bandwidth per channel, which could double …

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television - Pocket-lint

A year or so ago, buying a 4K TV might not have crossed your mind. Content wasn't readily available, prices were high and the technology was only in …