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Hackers Hid Backdoor In CCleaner Security App With 2 Billion Downloads -- 2.3 Million Infected

Users of Avast-owned security application CCleaner for Windows have been advised to update their software immediately, after researchers discovered criminal hackers had installed a backdoor in the tool. The tainted application allows for download of further malware, be it ransomware or keyloggers, …

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'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' smashes Steam's peak user record

<i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i> has broken another Steam record, and this time it might stick. The battle royale shooter just surpassed Valve's <i>Dota 2</i> to claim the all-time record for concurrent players. 1.34 million gamers fighting for survival at the same time, surpassing the previous record of 1.29 …

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is such a mishmash of features that I spent a long time trying to suss out the unifying principle behind it all. Turns out, the answer was literally right in front of my face the entire time I was looking at my phone: that new, colorful Google logo.<p>It's divisive, like any …

The US plans to require people to register their drones

The US government plans to require consumers to register their drone purchases with the Department of Transportation before the end of the year.<p>According to NBC News, the government could make the announcement in the coming days, with the measures going into effect by the holiday season. The …

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Intel may be inside your next iPhone -- and Apple Watch

According to a report from VentureBeat, Intel is working hard to make a system-on-chip (SoC) for the next iPhone. The company may have up to 1,000 people working on the project, too.<p>Sources haven’t said Apple has officially signed Intel as a partner for mobile SoCs, but do say this is a “must win” …

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Samsung ready to bring Android KitKat to the low end market

Samsung appears to be getting close to launching their first low-end device running Android KitKat out of the box. Sources indicate a User Agent …

$20 Android smartphones coming in the next few months, says ARM

Companies worldwide have shipped more than 50 billion ARM-based chips since 1993, with 10 billion of them in 2013 alone. Many of those chips ended up in smartphones and tablets, but ARM’s designs are also used for everything from servers, to laptops, to smartwatches. So if anyone in this world has …

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Google And Apple Agree To End Patent Disputes, Will Work Together On Patent Reform Instead

Apple and Google have been fighting it out over patents ever since Android devices went on sale. Until today, that involved more than 20 ongoing …

Google overtakes Apple to become the most valuable brand in the world

Google is now the most valuable brand in the world. According to global market research agency Millward Brown, Google's brand value increased by 40 …

Report: Google To Begin Selling Small Businesses Commercial-Grade Wi-Fi Equipment At Extremely Low Cost

A report out of The Information today claims that as early as this summer, Google will begin selling low-cost, commercial-grade Wi-Fi equipment to …

Why Software Doesn't Follow Moore's Law

In 1965 Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, predicted that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits, which had doubled every year since they were invented, would continue to do so for the foreseeable future. That prediction proved remarkably visionary.<p>So why haven’t computer …

Yelp will soon let you add video to your reviews

Yelp is about to let you to catch the vibe of your favorite eateries with video as well as pictures, according to <i>Business Insider</i>. Provided that you're an elite user, you'll be able to upload 3-12 second clips as early as June, and all users will be able to see such videos next month on the iOS and …

Spotify's paid subscriber count soars to 10 million

Spotify's paying subscriber count has soared over the last year, rising up to 10 million today from 6 million in March of 2013. Its active user count has seen almost identical growth, now reaching over 40 million, up from 24 million last March. In that time, Spotify has made some key product …

Census Bureau says Texas, Utah home of fastest-growing cities

They grow everything bigger in Texas, even the cities.<p>Three of the nation's five fastest-growing cities -- and seven of the top 15 -- are located in the Lone Star State, new data from the Census Bureau shows. The Texas cities of San Marcos, Frisco and Cedar Park were No. 1, 2 and 4 in percentage …

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014

<i>Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media.</i><p>Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, …

Could Russia Use Cyberwarfare to Further Destabilize Ukraine?

Eastern Ukraine is full of rioters ready to separate from their nation's government in Kiev — at least, that's the message the Russian government may …

Glow in the dark road unveiled in the Netherlands

<b>Glow in the dark road markings have been unveiled on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.</b><p>The paint contains a "photo-luminising" powder that charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights.<p>Interactive artist Daan Roosegaarde …

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FORTUNE — Mark Zuckerberg’s acquisitions have a formula: They never, ever leak because they come together quickly. Facebook’s (FB) $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, for example, was reportedly sealed over chocolate-covered strawberries on Valentines Day, and the deal announced four days later. …

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Ditch That Laptop Brick With FINsix’s New Tiny Notebook Charger

This embed is invalid<p>Many aspects of computing have changed, but the laptop charger has remained sadly stable over the years; no matter what, we never seem to be able to ditch the lumpy power brick, that mid-cable eyesore that takes up tons of space in your bag and presents a ready hazard for …

T-Mobile's third act: A push to end industry overage fees

The "Uncarrier" is out with a campaign to get its competitors to eliminate the fees charged when customers go over their allotted voice minutes, text messages, or data.<p>T-Mobile wants the industry to drop the practice of overage fees, it believes cost 20 million US consumers $1 billion last …

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How to make the Samsung Gear Fit work with other Android devices

Samsung’s new Gear Fit smartwatch, fitness band combo is a pretty impressive little device. If you’re interested in purchasing one, Samsung has already stated that its fitness tracker will work with 17 different Galaxy handsets, including the Galaxy S5. But what if you own a handset from a …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown reveals a bill of materials worth $256

We’ve already had a look at what goes into the new Galaxy S5, thanks to this teardown, and according to an analysis conducted by market research firm IHS, all of the components in the Samsung Galaxy S5 costs around $256 to purchase and put together.<p>Samsung latest flagship handset is currently being …

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HaxAsia Is An Accelerator To Help Crowdfund Hardware Startups

As more consumer hardware startups crop up on crowdfunding platforms, an accelerator program HaxAsia has launched in Singapore to give a helping hand to those focusing on Asian markets. Behind the accelerator is a group of investment firms — Ruvento Ventures, IncuVest, DI-Group and SpinUp …

Can Facebook learn from Bitcoin with financial services?

Facebook may offer financial services for its social network members in Europe<p><b>Facebook</b> is <b>reportedly offering banking services to its users</b>, The Financial Times said yesterday.<p>It follows the social network's attempted acquisition of Titan Aerospace, now purchased by <b>Google</b>, a company that …

There'll be no escape from the FBI's new facial recognition system

If you thought that the NSA wanted too much personal information, just wait a few months. The EFF is reporting that the FBI's new facial recognition database, containing data for almost a third of the US population, will be ready to launch this summer. Codenamed NGI, the system combines the …