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Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10

Windows 7 and 8.1 won't be updated for future processors, starting with Intel's Skylake platform<p>Soon, when you buy a new PC, it won't support Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has announced a change to its support policy that lays out its plans for future updates to its older operating systems, and the new …

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Top business tips for 2016

<b>As 2016 arrives, business leaders around the world are now focusing intently on their aims and challenges for the next 12 months.</b><p>From implementing plans to further grow their companies, to dealing with the likely problems that will need to be overcome, this is the time of year when forward planning …

The top 6 mobile security threats for 2016

As we fast approach 2016, my security team and I have been compiling a forecast of mobile security trends and vulnerabilities that concern us most. My goal in outlining these threats is not to raise alarm or panic, but to paint a picture of the gravest security concerns we face in the coming year, …

Two Dell laptop models are shipping with a Superfish-style certificate hack

Dell users may have a serious security problem on their hands, thanks to an unorthodox SSL certificate that comes pre-installed on a number of the company's laptops. The certificate is called eDellRoot, first discovered by a programmer named Joe Nord, and because of Dell's pre-installed …

Five Technology Fundamentals That All Kids Need To Learn Now

You have probably read articles about how important it is that today’s kids to learn to code. Perhaps you’ve introduced your own children to some of the excellent tutorials from Hour of Code. Maybe they have played with Scratch (the MIT Media Lab’s great platform that makes coding accessible to …

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18 best places to promote your startup for virtually nothing

When you have launched a startup or prototype, one of the most important strategies to prove is your business concept and gaining early user traction. If you’re like most startup founders, you don’t have much money, nor do you have enough money to hire a PR agency. However, to become a great …

Windows 10 will automatically download on to Windows 7 or 8 PCs

Company to make Windows 10 a ‘recommended update’ next year, meaning those running updates will have it downloaded and will be prompted to install<p>Microsoft’s efforts to entice users to upgrade to Windows 10 will soon see it automatically downloaded on to users computers without their knowledge.<p>The …

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook

For as long as I can remember, the go-to option for resurrecting an old PC was to install Linux. The open-source operating system has lower system requirements than Windows, so it's better suited to older hardware.<p>However, could it also be overkill? If you're not looking to run sophisticated …

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Facebook Trounces Google In Display Ad Growth

Facebook keeps gaining on Google in the business of selling display ads, those banners and video spots that support millions of websites and apps.<p>During the last three months, Facebook saw 40% growth from the year before in display ads delivered by automated technology known as “programmatic,” …

Apple Products Are Under Attack By A Vicious New Malware Called 'WireLurker'

It is called "WireLurker." The malware was discovered by the cybersecurity software maker Palo Alto Networks. WireLurker zeroes in on OS X desktop software and Apple's iOS mobile operating system.<p>What does it do?<p>WireLurker installs malicious third-party apps on iPhones and iPads.<p>Luckily for the …

How to set up SMS sharing with iOS 8, OS X 10.10 Yosemite

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Now change internet passwords 'every two months'

Warnings issued after a boom in the illegal trade in personal data<p>Online passwords for banking and shopping should be changed "at least every two months" after figures showed the amount of personal data traded by criminals had trebled in two years.<p>Criminals gathered more information by using fake …

How to repair/replace the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus battery, display, & more (Repair Guides)

Need to learn how to replace your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus’s battery, display, or other components? Our friends over at iFixit, the same ones that regularly tear apart the newest devices to have a look inside, today published its latest iPhone repair guides for the recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 …

Wakie Wakes You With Phone Calls From Strangers

There’s alarm clock apps that force you to spin around, and ones that require you to move closer to your router. Then there’s Wakie, an app that encourages random strangers around the world to wake you up with a phone call.<p>Wakie has actually existed before, as it’s the international version of the …

Move over eBay, FaceBay is just one of the new ways to sell unwanted stuff

There was a time, not so long ago, when eBay seemed the only place to head if you wanted to sell second-hand goods online. But for some the online auction giant is no longer as attractive as it was, with relatively high fees and an apparent bias towards buyers – <i>The Observer's</i> consumer champion Anna …

How to increase security and privacy on your Android or iOS device

Privacy, in this age, seems to be a flight of fancy. Even separating the awareness Edward Snowden raised of the level of government surveillance, we …

The evolution of the PC: A decade of design

Computers have gone through nothing short of a renaissance in the decade since Engadget was born. When we started in 2004, desktops still ruled the roost; laptops were frequently clunky; and tablets were niche devices for doctors.<p>That state of affairs didn't last for long, though. Netbooks briefly …

The Art of Creating a Secure Password

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>How do you balance the necessity of highly secure passwords with the utility of easily recalling them all?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>It’s a question …

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How to watch YouTube videos in slow motion

YouTube is home to countless eye-popping videos, everything from epic outfield catches to freaky car crashes to seemingly impossible dance moves.<p>Indeed, for the past couple days I've been watching, and rewatching, this vid and trying to figure out how a person's legs and feet can move that way. (It …

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How can I get rid of Windows 8?

Rick Maybury advises a reader on how best to navigate the tricky waters of transition to Windows 8<p><i>I recently purchased a new Windows 8 laptop. Am I alone in finding it the most confusing, irritating and illogical operating system ever? It is driving me nuts! Is there any conversion to Windows XP I</i> …

How To Stop Facebook From Getting More Of Your Info, In 2 Steps

Facebook just announced yet another way it is encroaching on your privacy. Starting soon, the company said on Thursday, it will use information gathered from other websites to figure out the ads that best apply to you.<p>But, to its credit, Facebook is also offering a way to opt out of its new …

Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows 8 in desktop OS arena

Windows 8.1 is now more dominant than its predecessor, at least based on all desktop OS traffic seen by Net Applications.<p>For the month of May, Windows 8.1's share inched up to 6.35 percent from 5.88 percent in April. That gave it just enough of a nudge to steal third place from Windows 8, which …

How to protect yourself from Gameover Zeus

Thousands of Britons are infected with dangerous malware and have just two weeks to protect themselves before it attempts to empty their bank accounts, warns the National Crime Agency. Here are the simple steps you need to take now to stay safe<p>More than 15,000 people in the UK have been infected …

Windows XP rises from the grave: Simple hack gives you five more years of updates - ExtremeTech

By on May 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>With a simple registry hack, you can …

What every parent needs to know about video games: a crash course

For people who don't play video games, they can seem like a strange and vaguely threatening interloper into the household.<p>These noisy yet seemingly seductive things are on computers, on smartphones and tablets, and on expensive consoles that your kids will tell you everyone else has. And if you're …

48 problems with iOS 7.1, and how to fix them

Page 2: iOS 7.0 Bugs, problems, and fixes<p>These problems are for those of you still running iOS 7.0, though many of them may still impact or be useful …

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5 Common Twitter Mistakes You Might Still Be Making

<i>This post originally appeared on the Twitter Counter blog.</i><p>Twitter can be a great tool for establishing your brand, building a community and extending your influence. But to get the most out of Twitter and do all of the above, first you need to avoid making these common mistakes.<p>1. Starting a tweet …