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“USB Killer” flash drive can fry your computer’s innards in seconds

Booby-trapped USB stick delivers 220-volt charge to attached computer.<p>USB sticks have long been a mechanism for delivering malware to unsuspecting …

USB Killer 2.0: A harmless-looking USB stick that destroys computers - Help Net Security

Plugging in random USB sticks in your computer has never been more dangerous, as a researcher who goes by the name Dark Purple has demonstrated his …

Amazon Fire HD 10in review: Is this the best cheap 10in tablet around?

Retail giant's low-cost 10in tablet is family-friendly and great for Amazon Prime users<p>Amazon Fire HD 10in review: Family features<p>Of course, this may …

Ballmer: Saving Apple in 1997 was ‘craziest thing’ Microsoft ever did

Microsoft infamously invested $150 million in archenemy Apple in 1997 as the company was facing bankruptcy right after the return of Steve Jobs, and according to former CEO Steve Ballmer, it was the craziest thing the Windows-maker ever did.<p>Ballmer spends more of his time on the basketball court …

Amazon's Secret Weapon Is Making Money Like Crazy

Outside of its core retailing business, Amazon has had its share of stumbles. Its tablet has disappointed, its original programming (excepting</i> …

'The Martian' Movie Review by a Rocket Scientist

As a person who helped build and launch rockets for NASA's Space programs, I naturally became curious about seeing the 20th Century Fox motion picture, <i>The Martian</i> directed by Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon. As a rocket scientist, I am typically skeptical of science fiction movies dealing with …

EU court rules that Bitcoin exchanges don’t have to pay taxes

<i>BRUSSELS (Reuters)</i> – Exchanging traditional currency for the digital currency bitcoinonline should be exempt from consumption taxes just like other transactions of banknotes and coins, the European Court of Justice said on Thursday.<p>Europe’s highest court ruled in response to a request by Swedish …

World’s first fully modular Android device, Fairphone 2, to arrive in December

If you were paying very close attention to the Android scene, then you might remember the Fairphone 1, a mid-tier device that put an emphasis on acquiring all of its parts and labor in an ethical way. That meant that everyone who built it earned a fair wage and none of its metal was scraped out of …

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