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Suspicious cellular activity in D.C. suggests monitoring of individuals' smartphones

As the discussion over wiretapping and foreign hacking still dominates the conversation in Washington, an unusually high amount of suspicious cell …

Surveillance

11 Macro Photos That are Out of This World!

I'm guilty of not always appreciating the beauty around me.<p>And I don't mean the big stuff like mountains or the beach...<p>I mean the unseen world that …

Logitech's 4K webcam will make your chats more cinematic

If you've got a stylist, makeup artist and really fast internet connection, you're ready for Logitech's 4K Pro Brio webcam. It not only comes with high-resolution 4K at 30 fps (4,096 x 2,160), but also HDR, a 5X digital zoom and infrared facial detection tech that works with Windows Hello logins. …

Livestreaming

Vizio: The spy in your TV

The FTC and New Jersey Attorney General collected $2.2 million from Vizio for spying on consumers from their smart TVs and a promise to stop snooping …

How to Start Streaming Video Games

It's all about the preparation.<p>With the popularity of streaming video games reaching a fever pitch in 2016, you may just be considering getting your …

Streaming

Logitech's new G533 Wireless are almost my perfect PC gamer headset

Logitech is announcing its latest gaming headset here at CES – the G533 – and I’ve had the chance to play with it for a few weeks. They’re pretty rad.<p>What is it?<p>Logitech is no stranger to surround sound headphones, but it’s top of the line model, the G933, is both expensive ($200) and kind of …

Consumer Tech

Next Week We Will Have a Supermoon and a Meteor Shower on the Same Night

This will be your last chance of the year to catch both a supermoon and a meteor shower.<p>You can get two awesome shows for the price of one next week. On Wednesday, December 14, you'll be able to see the last supermoon of the year. On that very same night, the Geminid meteor shower, one of the …

Supermoon

App-controlled insoles bring the heat

When it comes to heated insoles, ThermaCELL is definitely the brand that most people know. We tried out a pair a few years ago, and while we …

How to Transfer Data From PlayStation 4 to PS4 Pro

If you're upgrading from a PS4 to PS4 Pro, you'll need a data cable. Here's how to get started.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

How to Photograph a Supermoon

Whether you’re using your best camera or your smartphone, photographers offer tips on how to shoot the bigger than usual moon.<p>A supermoon is upon us again. The phenomenon occurs when the moon travels to lunar perigee, or its shortest distance from Earth. This, combined with being fully lit, makes …

Supermoon

Exile’s End Is Now Available On Xbox One, PS4 And PS Vita (video)

After previously being launched on PC via the Steam games network, Exile’s End is available to play on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PS …

Now you can buy a USB stick that destroys anything in its path

Because who doesn't need a weaponized USB stick?<p>For just a few bucks, you can pick up a USB stick that destroys almost anything that it's plugged …

Playstation Vita hacked: Run emulators, homebrew, and more games on PSTV

If you've been hankering to run emulators, homebrew, and classic PC games on your PlayStation Vita, well, you're in luck, as the HENkaku hack now …

PS Vita hacked: full system access enabled for homebrew

Ever since its 2011 launch, PlayStation Vita's security has remained relatively intact. We've seen a bunch of PSP emulator exploits, and around a …

Scientists Discover Bizarre World With Three Suns, 300-Year Seasons

Eat your heart out, Tatooine!<p>“Star Wars” fans love Tatooine and its twin suns, but astronomers working with one of the world’s biggest telescopes have done Luke Skywalker’s home planet one better.<p>They’ve discovered a bizarre world with not two but three suns ― and seasons that last longer than a …

Enjoy encrypted internet with 80% off CyberGhost VPN

Only VPN users know the peace of mind that comes with establishing an encrypted, secure internet connection, immune to hackers, prying eyes, and data caps.<p>In today’s hacker-heavy world, an unsecured Wi-Fi connection is essentially an open invitation for malicious meddlers to steal your sensitive …

Tor and VPN users will be target of government hacks under new spying rule

An update to the innocuous-sounding Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure could soon grant powers to judges across the US to issue search warrants for law enforcement to remotely access devices that are using privacy tools.<p>The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure sets the rules for …

15 Cool things you can do with USB OTG Cable in Android

You can do many cool tricks with your android phone. Nowadays most of the Android devices comes with OTG (USB ON THE GO) support. A USB On The Go …

New York bill would give law enforcement a backdoor into your smartphone

A bill that’s currently making its way through the New York state assembly would require smartphone manufacturers to build in the ability for law enforcement to decrypt or unlock phones on demand.<p>These backdoors would add fuel to the fire in a long-running debate between government officials and …

Smart Bandage Has Embedded Electronics To Track And Treat Your Wound

A hydrogel bandage with bonded electronics can automatically deliver medicine to a wound when necessary.<p>Researchers from MIT have developed a new type of bandage that incorporates electronics and drug reservoirs to monitor and care for a wound. The durable hydrogel bandage is supple and flexible, …

Engineering

This Life-Changing Hack Will Make Any iPhone Run 10x Faster

And it takes 10 seconds to do.<p>Say goodbye to crashing apps and Safari pages loading at a glacial pace forever. Thanks to Marc Forrest, an IT guru and the web world's new favorite iGuy, the internet has been #blessed with a trick that will clear the random access memory (RAM) on your phone and make …

Tor Project Claims FBI Paid $1 Million For Carnegie Mellon Researchers To Uncloak Users

In one of the more startling blogs to come out of the Tor Project, the team responsible for maintaining the Tor anonymizing network has claimed the FBI paid researchers at Carnegie Mellon University $1 million to disclose techniques they’d discovered that could help uncover the identities of …

Privacy

Prison phone breach exposes attorney-client privilege violation

Data leaked from Securus, a phone service provider whose platform is used by over 1.2 million US inmates, shows that the company has been recording and storing calls between prisoners and their lawyers — bringing to light issues surrounding attorney-client privilege in the country.<p>The Intercept …

New camera captures invisible details, sees through the skin of fruit

Microsoft Research teams up with University of Washington to develop a camera that can capture the veins in your hand and other things not visible to the naked eye.<p>Everyone has a different method for determining if produce at the grocery store is underripe, just right or rotten. There's the knock …

Building the ultimate X99 gaming and benchmarking PC

Ars UK needed a big, fast rig for all our various PC needs. Here's how we built our own.<p>There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to get into …

Hidden GPS devices to track suspects raise legal concerns

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — For months, police trying to solve a Long Island robbery spree had little more to go on than grainy surveillance footage of a …

[Deal Alert] Get 2 Years Of VPN Service From Highly-Regarded Private Internet Access For Just $60, Native Android App And 5 Simultaneous Connections Included

A major aspect of using VPN services for privacy or security is that you must trust your provider. If the service is actually willing to cooperate …

BitTorrent

[Deal Alert] Get A Lifetime ProXPN Premium VPN License With No Restrictions On Torrent Traffic For $39

Hey, you don't have to explain to me why you want a VPN account. In an age where people are increasingly concerned about what companies do with their …

Mobile Devices