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This $119 Windows 10 computer is the size of a flash drive

The Intel Compute Stick CS125 Computer is more portable than any laptop on the planet, but it isn’t a notebook computer. Instead, it’s a full-fledged …

Windows 10

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Dementia

USB-C was supposed to be a port paradise, but it’s become a nightmare

When the transition to USB-C began, we were all promised a better life. Connections would be faster and simpler. One connection to end all …

Gear & Gadgets

iPhone X dethroned as world’s top-selling smartphone

Apple’s flagship handset has passed its peak popularity. That’s not surprising, given that the iPhone X hit the market more than six months ago. Still, it once could boast of being the world’s best-selling smartphone.<p>The Galaxy S9+ took its place at the head of the pack. Samsung’s top-of-the-line …

Mobile

Medicare Will Be Bankrupt in 8 years: Why Don't Republicans Care?

On June 5, Medicare’s trustees published a report warning that the health insurance program will be unable to pay scheduled benefits, not in 2029 as …

Health Care

The Day Roseanne Discovered What 'Brand Safety' Means

Well, that didn’t take long. Weeks after vaulting ABC to the top of the ratings in advertisers’ most coveted demographic, getting a second season and setting off a mini-run on revived comedies featuring conservative stars, Roseanne Barr is out of a job, her hit show <i>Roseanne</i> canceled.<p>This is what …

Roseanne Barr

WatchOS 5 makes those pricey $10,000 Apple Watch Editions obsolete

The idea of luxury watches is that they last a lifetime, maybe more. Patek Philippe makes this explicit with its tagline, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”<p>Clearly Apple didn’t get the memo, though. The company’s ultra-expensive Apple Watch …

Smartwatches

Alzheimer’s disease: why insulin is a new suspect

Johnson and Johnson recently announced that it was halting a clinical trial for a new Alzheimer’s drug after safety issues emerged. This latest …

Dementia

No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren’t just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say<p>We’ve all been there. You’re down …

Apps

To Make Websites Load Faster, Browse the Web Like a European

We now live in a GDPR world. GDPR, in case you didn’t know, stands for the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” privacy law, which …

Privacy

I've been investing in real estate since I was 22 — here's why it's one of the best ways to build wealth

At 22 years old, I accidentally started a business when I persuaded my boyfriend that we should buy a condo together. Little did I know, the small purchase would jump-start an entire real-estate career.<p>Throughout our 20s, we went on to acquire a couple of dozen rentals in the Boston area. Along the …

Real Estate

Apple faces lawsuits over its intentional slowing of older iPhones

Apple is facing lawsuits over the revelations that it intentionally slows down older iPhones without user consent.<p>Apple has admitted to slowing down the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and SE when their batteries are either old, cold or have a low charge to prevent abrupt shutdowns.<p>Two separate class-action …

Mobile Technology

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Microsoft's embrace of iOS and Android is not a new mobile strategy

Many have presumed Microsoft's <i>progress</i> with bringing its products to iOS and Android, and its <i>deeper</i> assimilation of those platforms into its …

Windows 10

10 unexpected ways hackers can steal your data, cool infographic

Globally, cybercrime is increasing. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. For …

Forget Windows 10! Dell launches five new computers with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed

Over the years, many people have bought Windows machines only to wipe the storage drive and install their favorite Linux-based operating system. For …

Linksys has a new tri-band range extender to eliminate WiFi dead spots

If you're not shopping for a new router but still need something to cover far-flung areas of your home (have you tried aluminum foil yet? Seriously.) check out the latest hardware from Linksys. This "Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE9000)" brings all the bells and whistles needed …

Wi-Fi

Hackers Say They've Broken Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

<i>This article has been updated below with another, more convincing video demonstration of Bkav's Face ID spoofing, which the firm revealed two weeks</i> …

Mobile Technology

China aims to stop renewable energy being wasted by 2020

(This November 13 story has been corrected to change figure in final paragraph to 1,100 gigawatts from 1.1 billion kilowatt-hours)<p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to prevent power generated by its renewable energy sector being wasted by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said on …

iPhone X ‘notch remover’ now available in App Store

Hot or notch?<p>If you have a burning hatred of the so-called "notch" on your new iPhone X then boy do I have good news for you. Apple just approved an app called Notch Remover despite its urging of developers to embrace the notch by not masking it:<p><b>Don't mask or call special attention to key display</b> …

Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life

Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, but its upcoming Noise-Masking Sleepbuds are making an unprecedented debut -- for Bose anyway. The company is preselling prototypes by way of an …

Audiophile

Disney tried to hide the Millennium Falcon with shipping containers — but it's on Google Maps

Disney has kept a tight lid on details about all the new "Star Wars" movies — but its strategy has been breached by Google Maps.<p>The service shows the street views of addresses all across the world via satellite images, which are typically one to three years old.<p>But Kevin Beaumont found something …

Ubuntu Linux will never be the same after version 17.10

The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is here with the GNOME desktop as its new interface, as Ubuntu bids adieu to its own takes on the Linux …

Why and how you should switch to Linux

It's time for a change.<p>When you start comparing computers, you probably pit Windows against macOS—but Linux rarely gets a mention. Still, this lesser-known operating system has a strong and loyal following. That's because it offers a number of advantages over its competitors.<p>Whether you're …

Linux

Google's 'Advanced Protection' Locks Down Accounts Like Never Before

When it comes to the eternal tradeoff between digital security and convenience, most tech firms focus their efforts on the vast majority of people …

Information Systems

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Today's Massive Wi-Fi Hacking Attack

"Everyone needs to be afraid."<p>A huge vulnerability in Wi-Fi that fundamentally breaks the security we use to protect our wireless networks has just …

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so chances are you’re affected.<p>But first, let’s clarify what an attacker can and cannot do using the …

Microsoft has already fixed the Wi-Fi attack vulnerability

Technology companies are starting to respond to a new Wi-Fi exploit affecting all modern Wi-Fi networks using WPA or WPA 2 encryption. The security vulnerabilities allow attackers to read Wi-Fi traffic between devices and wireless access points, and in some cases even modify it to inject malware …