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Cybersecurity expert Richard Clarke talks about the “sentinel personalities” who will save us all

Richard Clarke has been watching the world for decades. The cybersecurity czar for the Bush and Clinton administrations, Clarke has been thinking and writing about threats – real-world and cyber – for years, culminating in his latest book, <i>Warnings</i>, a forthcoming title co-written with R.P. …

Writing

A ZFS developer’s analysis of the good and bad in Apple’s new APFS file system | Ars Technica

Encryption options are great, but Apple's attitude on checksums is still funky.<p>This article was originally published on Adam Leventhal's blog in …

Extracted

Why Apple Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017

Apple isn’t, at its core, a chip company, yet its silicon engineering group shipped four microprocessors in 2016, each paired to a new product, including the iPhone 7 and AirPods. Apple’s commitment to designing the very foundations of its hardware, rather than merely buying them off the shelf, …

Magic

Update every Apple device you have as soon as possible

If you’re reading this on an Apple device, stop. Go update it.<p>Today, Apple released updates to the operating systems behind all its most popular devices—including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Apple computers—and although the company often updates its operating systems with minor …

Apple Watch

Google’s Instant Tethering makes it easier to tether from an Android device

Mobile hot spots are a great feature, but they can be somewhat cumbersome to set up. Google is hoping to fix that, however, and is now rolling out a …

Android News

Scientists Have Filmed a 'Sonic Boom' of Light For The First Time

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have filmed light creating a ‘sonic boom’ - officially known as a photonic Mach cone - using a new type of …

Particles

21 Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success

We help you discover hidden features in your favorite streaming device.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Televisions

How to Prepare Your Photos for Printing

If you’ve ever printed a photo directly from your computer to your printer, you might have been surprised to find out that the color in the images …

Tutorials

Protests already underway in Washington ahead of Trump's inauguration

As the nation’s capital prepares to welcome<p>Donald Trumpinto the White House on Friday, protests here that may ultimately include tens of thousands of people — or more — have already begun.<p>Trump, who fell more than 2.8 million votes short of his opponent in the popular vote and enters the Oval …

Health Care

Proven: These Photo Tricks Will Get You a First Date

So you're bored at home on a Friday night, grab your phone, tap on Tinder, and begin swiping one way and the other. While it may sometimes feel a bit …

Everything You Need to Know About Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Capcom's long-running horror franchise returns.<p>It hasn’t even been a year since Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’s big reveal at E3 2016, and now the …

Resident Evil

Which Lens Should I Buy (Part 2): More Lens Advice for Beginners Moving up from a Point-&-Shoot

Welcome back! Last week I recommended lenses that are well suited for five of the most popular camera activities, including kids’ sports, travel and …

Security researcher finds the DDoS mastermind who took down the internet last fall

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack can take down a site, a server, or various parts of the internet. Attackers send to the target …

2016's Best-Selling Games in the US Revealed

The NPD group has released its monthly US sales report for December and announced the top-selling games for the entire year.<p>This report comes with a new disclaimer, which notes it "provides both online and retail sales results for new physical video game products, as well as a subset of full-game …

Facebook brings GPU-powered machine learning to Python

Facebook's AI research team has released a Python package for GPU-accelerated deep neural network programming that can complement or partly replace …

Machine Learning

Apple and Amazon end decade-long audiobook exclusivity deal

Regulators said the deal was limiting competition<p>Apple and Amazon have agreed to end an exclusivity agreement that made Audible the only seller of audiobooks inside of iTunes.<p>The agreement had been in place for over a decade, since 2003, but came to an end earlier this month following complaints …

Audiobooks

Google’s Pixel is still the hottest Android phone in town

Google’s pair of Pixel phones is a remarkable success for the company. Sure, they may have some flaws, but they’re still the hottest Android devices …

Cyberattack on largest NHS trust caused by Trojan malware

Patient data has reportedly not been accessed and patient appointments were not cancelled.<p>The cyberattack on UK's largest NHS trust was reportedly …

First Nintendo Switch Commercial on TV Shows off Breath of the Wild

Central Europe Got to See the First 30 Second Nintendo Switch Commercial on TV, Showing off the Unique Gameplay of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the …

Microsoft pumps up inflatable Xbox One controller

Normally you'd want to keep your gaming controllers as far away from water as possible, but Microsoft Australia has just unveiled one you can drop in …

Xbox

Nintendo Switch Will Come With Regular Joy-Con Grip, Not Chargeable Type

The Nintendo Switch made headlines over the weekend after its first official live reveal last Friday. The $299.99 hybrid gaming console’s Joy-Con …

Study: Exposure to pornography doesn't reduce attraction and love for romantic partners

A new research has cast doubt on findings from a 1989 study that had found that pornographic images could be damaging to romantic relationships.<p>The …

Latest macOS beta has a new feature to help users conserve battery life

With battery life performance on Apple’s new MacBooks now an issue on everybody’s radar, Apple’s latest macOS Beta introduces a new feature designed …

Your Wearables Could Know When You're Sick Before You Do

Using wearable devices has become a popular way to stay on top of our health. But usually, they tell you things that are easy to measure, like heart …

Nioh Goes Gold, Release Date Confirmed

According to a tweet from the official @nioh_game account, Team Ninja's samurai slasher Nioh is finished and ready to be sent to retail stores.<p>Google Translate tells us that Nioh has "succeeded in master up," the Japanese rendering of the phrase "gone gold." The tweet thanks fans for being patient, …

Gaming Industry

Who was second-longest serving US president?

<b>At precisely midday in Washington on 20 January, Barack Obama's eight years as US president will end.</b><p>Mr Obama will join 11 previous two-term presidents in a dead heat as the nation's second longest serving head of state.<p>They include:<p>Thomas Jefferson (president from 1801 to 1809)<br>• James Madison …

Woodrow Wilson

'We are not going back': California Democrats protest GOP efforts to dismantle Obamacare

Democratic leaders on Monday urged Californians to fight<p>GOPefforts to dismantle Obamacare, saying lives and jobs were at stake.<p>“We are not going back. Understand that,” House Minority Leader<p>Nancy Pelosi(D-San Francisco) said of Republican efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act,President …

Microsoft’s Nadella talks about how artificial intelligence can be used for good

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way from science fiction to reality, in applications like self-driving cars, personal AI systems like …

Artificial Intelligence

How do you know if your emails have been hacked?

<b>And what’s a good password?</b><p><i>By</i> <i>Ashlynne McGhee</i><p>More than 1 billion accounts were hacked as part of the Yahoo data breach, but data has also been stolen …