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Hackers hid malware in official CCleaner app and millions are at risk

CCleaner, a popular Windows app for system optimization and maintenance, has at some point been hijacked by hackers, potentially tricking millions of …

Anti-Virus Software

Pirate Bay 'borrows' visitor CPUs to mine virtual coins

Piracy websites can't really depend on ads, so how do they make money? By using your PC's processor cycles, apparently -- whether you want to or not. Visitors to The Pirate Bay have discovered JavaScript code in the website that 'borrows' your processor for the sake of mining Monero digital coins. …

Computer Hardware

Every Nintendo Switch appears to contain a hidden copy of NES Golf [Updated]

What's more, it might have a first for an emulated NES game: motion control.<p>On Saturday, the world may have gotten its first look at an NES game …

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Surveillance

Costs of bank cyber thefts hit SWIFT profit last year

LONDON (Reuters) - Dealing with cyber hacks on banks ate into profit last year at the SWIFT messaging system, which financial institutions use to move trillions of dollars each day.<p>Hackers stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank in February last year after gaining access to its SWIFT …

Japanese firms plan to launch self-driving cargo ships within decade

Shipbuilders and shipping firms believe autonomous ships will reduce accidents by removing potential for human error<p>Commercial drones and self-driving cars will soon be joined by fleets of autonomous cargo ships that navigate the world’s oceans using artificial intelligence.<p>Several shipbuilders and …

Autonomous Cars

Exploit attacks your smart TV through over-the-air signals

Worries that someone could hijack your TV with a broadcast have been present for decades (ever see <i>The Outer Limits</i>?), and it's clear that they're not going away any time soon. Oneconsult security researcher Rafael Scheel has outlined an attack that can control smart TVs by embedding code into …

NL Parliament makes open stan…

Law to be introduced in 2017<p><b>The use of open standards is to be made mandatory for public administrations in the Netherlands. A law proposed by MP</b> …

sourced code repository. By open-sourcing the official community hub for sharing Ansible Roles, Red Hat further demonstrates its commitment to community-powered innovation and advancing the best in open source automation technology.

RALEIGH, N.C. — October 11, 2016 —<p>Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of the …

Apple's Tim Cook says augmented reality, not VR, is the future

Apple's famous veil of secrecy was pierced on Friday during a rare interview with the company's CEO, Tim Cook. The topic: augmented reality.<p>The …

Live video broadcasting app Meerkat is officially dead

You may or may not remember Meerkat, an app that really started the whole live broadcasting trend. Its rise to fame was quick and unexpected, but alas, its descent into oblivion was just as fast. And just few days ago, Ben Rubin – the co-founder of Life On Air, the company behind Meerkat – …

Logitech's £85 webcam is aimed at gamers and vloggers with a built-in 'green screen'

Logitech has announced its latest webcam, the C922 Pro Stream, to meet the needs of serious gaming streamers.<p>The Pro Stream Webcam lets you stream …

Chroma Keying

Netflix's catalog has shrunk by a whopping 50% in the past few years

Since 2012, Netflix's selection of titles has dropped over 50%, from roughly 11,000 titles to about 5,300, according to streaming blog Exstreamist, which cites multiple former Netflix employees.<p>Extreamist's sources estimate the height of Netflix's catalog size was in 2012, before the company began …

More Free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games Now Available

It's now October, so Xbox Live Gold members have more free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games to pick up as part of the Games With Gold program.<p>As announced previously, Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings is now free on Xbox One (just in time for the MLB playoffs), while I Am Alive is free on Xbox 360. …

Twitch announces Twitch Prime, Loyalty Badges and video uploads

Twitch, the video game live-streaming service acquired by Amazon for nearly a billion dollars back in 2014, kicked off its annual TwitchCon conference this afternoon with a keynote. With keynotes generally come a bit of news… and sure enough, here’s what’s new:<p><b>Twitch Prime:</b> As we scooped right …

Livestreaming

Arduino unleashes a serious Internet of Things system for hardware hackers

Back in the old days hardware manufacturers felt safe in the knowledge that no mere hardware hacker could attempt to recreate their inventions. From Sony to Philips to LG to Samsung, the consumer electronics industry was locked up and no one could crack the case. Until those meddling Arduino kids …

Arduino

Wait, Are the New Note 7's Overheating Too?

There’s no nice way to say it. The Galaxy Note 7 launch has been a complete disaster. After initially receiving favorable reviews, the Note 7 made …

BlackBerry Admits Defeat And Exits Smartphone Manufacturing Business

BlackBerry is out of the smartphone manufacturing business.<p>CEO John Chen announced the new strategy as part of the Canadian company’s Fiscal Q2 2017 report. While the company put more focus on software (including porting its apps to run on Android) over the last year it always retained its …

BlackBerry

Nintendo NX: The Japanese Company Continues To Stay Silent

Nintendo has had a rough go of it as of late. The company’s previous video game console, the Wii U, was an absolute disaster, something they were …

Government forced to release 'secret arguments' for triggering Article 50 ahead of anti-Brexit legal challenge

A legal bid challenging Brexit has secured its first major success ahead of a High Court hearing. A senior judge has ordered the Government to reveal …

Elon Musk’s proposed spaceship could send 100 people to Mars in 80 days

The ship will refuel in orbit and include ‘zero-G games’<p>Today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Mars vehicle — the spaceship his company plans to build to transport the first colonists to Mars. The spaceship is meant to launch from Earth on top of the booster and then travel the rest of the way on …

Archaeologists discover 19th century pub full of untouched bottles of brandy

Archaeologists have uncovered a forgotten 200-year-old pub beneath the city of Manchester, England. And the best part? It still has full, untouched …

Airbnb rentals 'dangerously' crowded, senators say

"Fenton Lounge" first caught lawmakers' notice in 2015. It was a two-bedroom house in the Bronx, New York, posted on home-rental site Airbnb that was touted as a party pad equipped with music and a stripper pole. After complaints from neighbors, Airbnb took down the listing. Then, a few months …

German regulator orders Facebook to delete WhatsApp user data

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook (FB.O) said it would appeal against an order by a German privacy regulator on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp and to delete all data that has already been forwarded to it.<p>A 3D printed Whatsapp logo is seen in …

Privacy

Google's AI translation system is approaching human-level accuracy

But there’s still significant work to be done<p>Google is one of the leading providers of artificial intelligence-assisted language translation, and the company now says a new technique for doing so is vastly improving the results. The company’s AI team calls it the Google Neural Machine Translation …

Apple Watch Series 2 review (as written by a marathoner)

When the Apple Watch first came out last year, Engadget published not one but two reviews. There was the "official" review, which provided an overview of the device's features and, more important, attempted to explain who, if anyone, should buy it. Then there was a piece I wrote, focusing …

PlayStation 4 Slim review: Wait for the PS4 Pro if you can

After selling over 40 million consoles, Sony is refreshing the PlayStation 4. That starts with the PlayStation 4 Slim, available now for $299, along with the PlayStation VR headset (out next month) and the higher-powered PS4 Pro, which comes out in November. Sony has said that the PlayStation 4 …

The 6 most memorable moments of the presidential debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wasted little time going for each other's jugulars Monday, each stampeding over the other's talking points as their intensely anticipated first debate began. Each candidate knows that the perception of their performance — from their command of policy issues and …

Donald Trump

Reasons Why Your Startup Is Plateauing

Starting something new is almost always exciting, and this certainly includes starting a new business. Whether it's that first big yes, breaking a new record or connecting with that one thought leader you've always looked up to, startup life begins with a lot of excitement and movement. As the …

A genius design trick to protect products from shipping damage

Shipping may be the most frustratingly unpredictable factor for every quality-obsessed company.<p>The Dutch bicycle company VanMoof grappled with this costly nuisance after seeing many of its meticulously-made commuter bikes returned due to damage en route to customers. “Too many of our bikes arrived …

Genius