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Skype to start hiding IP addresses to protect users

Microsoft is finally going to start hiding user IP addresses by default on Skype. It has been known for years now that there is an exploit within …

Microsoft to Recall Power Cables for Previous-Gen Surface Pro Tablets

Microsoft plans to recall power cables for previous-generation Surface Pro tablets. The cords can overheat and pose fire hazard, according to …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft Will Not Support Upcoming Processors Except On Windows 10

Microsoft has long been the bastion of long term support for older platforms, so today’s support news out of Redmond is particularly surprising. …

Seagate Unveils 10 TB Helium-Filled Hard Disk Drive for Cloud Datacenters

Seagate Technology on Wednesday introduced its first helium-filled hard disk drive. The novelty is designed for cloud datacenters that require …

Seagate Technology

Seagate Introduces First 8 TB Hard Disk Drive for Consumer NAS Applications

Seagate Technology on Tuesday introduced its new breed of hard disk drives (HDDs) for network area storage (NAS) and RAID applications. The new …

AMD Announces A10-7890K APU and Upgrades Desktop Platforms

AMD plans to improve performance of its desktop computing platforms by launching a new accelerated processing unit as well as another generation of …

FBI hacked the Dark Web to bust 1,500 pedophiles

The Federal Bureau of Investigation infiltrated and shut down what it called "the largest remaining known child pornography hidden service in the world" this summer, using a hacking method to track IP addresses on the Dark Web, <i>Vice Motherboard</i> reported. The Dark Web bulletin board site, named …

Dark Web

Razer Launches The Stargazer Webcam With Intel RealSense3D At CES 2016

The webcam market may seem fairly pedestrian, but Razer is trying to kickstart it with a new webcam designed for the modern game streamer. Many of …

Samsung Unveils The Galaxy TabPro S

During Samsung's CES press conference the company announced a brand new 2-in-1 tablet. While it was initially thought to be an Android tablet to take …

Samsung Announces The Ultra-Light Notebook 9 Series Laptops At CES 2016

Samsung has been somewhat of a small player in the notebook market lately, but today they are announcing two new devices which should appeal to …

Gear & Gadgets

Lenovo Launches The Modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet at CES

The convertible tablet segment has certainly gained a foothold over the last year or two, and now we are seeing a lot of great designs in this space. …

Batteries

Lenovo Launches ThinkVision Displays With USB-C Docking At CES

As soon as the USB-C connector and alternate modes were announced with DisplayPort adding support, I instantly envisioned a monitor with USB-C as the …

Gear & Gadgets

Lenovo Launches ThinkPad X1 Yoga At CES With OLED Display

The ThinkPad Yoga has been around for some time, as a business focused version of the Yoga family, but Lenovo is launching the X1 Yoga today which …

Samsung Introduces Portable SSD T3

In recent years a new category of portable storage devices has emerged. Based on the same controllers and flash used in 2.5" SATA SSDs, portable SSDs …

Windows 10 ends 2015 with 200 million installs

Microsoft had big ambitions for Windows 10 and so far, adoption seems to be going pretty strong. Back in October, it was reported that Windows 10 had …

Dell introduces U2417H InfinityEdge 23.8” 1080p IPS monitor

Dell is bringing its “InfinityEdge” branding to its monitor lineup with the new U2417H Full HD UltraSharp series monitor.<p>The Dell UltraSharp 24 …

Cooltek GT-04 mid-tower case now available in Orange and Green

Cooltek today announced the green and orange editions of its popular mid-tower chassis the GT-04.<p>The mid-tower case comes with an external docking …

ASUS Introduces ROG Maximus VIII Formula with Pre-Installed Water-Block

ASUS' ROG website introduced an updated member this week - a new motherboard based on Intel's Z170 which comes with a factory-installed CrossChill EK …

Microsoft may have your encryption key; here’s how to take it back

It doesn't require you to buy a new copy of Windows.<p>As happens from time to time, somebody has spotted a feature in Windows 10 that isn't actually …

Information Systems

Intel swallows one of its rivals for $16.7 billion

After getting the all-clear from the European Commission, Intel has wrapped up its $16.7 billion acquisition of fellow chip maker Altera. The deal is the company's biggest buyout to date, and will help it keep enterprise customers happy with faster, more complex silicon. As the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> …

Wall Street

LG has a smarthome hub that looks a lot like an Amazon Echo

LG is like the kid who can't keep what he got you for Christmas a secret. Except here, it isn't gifts wrapped under the tree, it's what the electronics giant will be showing off at CES. A home automation hub, dubbed "SmartThinQ Hub," will join its smattering of monitors and laptops in Las Vegas …

Smart Homes

Microsoft: We need a phone as good as the Surface line

Speaking to Twit's Windows Weekly show, Microsoft's Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Chris Capossela has admitted that the company's latest Windows Phones are not enough to reverse the ailing platform's fortunes. Describing the flagship Lumia 950 as simply "solid," he told host Leo Laporte and …

Windows Phone

ASUS and ASRock Prep Gaming Motherboards for Intel Xeon E3 v5 Processors

ASUS and ASRock, two major makers of computer motherboards, are rolling out their platforms for Intel Xeon CPUs designed for gamers. While typically …

Anonymous takes credit for cyberattacks crippling Turkey

Apparently, the hacktivists from Anonymous aren't just targeting ISIS directly -- they're causing chaos for indirectly responsible countries, too. The collective is taking credit for an escalating series of cyberattacks that have disrupted banks, internet backbones and government websites in …

Cyber-attacks

China anti-terrorism law makes firms give up encryption keys

If you were hoping that you could regularly rely on encrypted messaging services to keep your discussions private while you're in China, you're about to be disappointed. The country has passed an anti-terrorism law that requires companies to hand over encryption keys when officials want to spy on …

Privacy

Fractal Design Core 500 Review

<i>There are two distinctly different ways to approach the Mini-ITX Fractal Design Core 500. The first is to pack out the drive bays with a ton of</i> …

Hard Disk Drives with HAMR Technology Set to Arrive in 2018

While many client devices use solid-state storage technologies nowadays, hard disk drives (HDDs) are still used by hundreds of millions of people and …

Seagate Technology

G.Skill Introduces 64GB DDR4-3200 Memory Kits

Back in the days, enthusiasts of high-end personal computers had to make a choice between capacity and performance of their memory sub-systems. This …

Facebook adds support for Live Photos — but there’s a catch

A few months after Apple birthed Live Photos into existence with the release of the iPhone 6s, Facebook is catching on to the idea. The social network is building the feature right into its iOS app so iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners can start uploading their animated photos and viewing others. But …

God help us, Kim Kardashian now has her own emoji

Ever been in texting conversation and found yourself completely unable to express yourself because there’s just not an emoji of Kim Kardashian’s breasts?<p>It’s unfortunate that society has come to this point, but if you answered ‘yes’ to the question above, there’s finally an app for that. Kim …