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Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6

Chrome-only sites are a problem<p>Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android’s popularity and the rise of Chrome on Windows PCs and Mac computers. As Google continues to dominate our access to the web, information through its search engine, and services like Gmail or …

Software

FAQ: What Are Meltdown and Spectre Bugs and How Do They Affect PCs

The dawn of 2018 has come with a rude shock for PC users, with two hardware bugs named ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ grabbing headlines this week, …

Microsoft releases PowerShell script to check if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

In the wake of the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug revelations, people around the world are wondering whether or not they are affected. Bearing in mind …

Information Security
China

10 Geopolitical Risks We're Watching

Markets may be a sea of calm, but geopolitics are anything but. We have our eyes on 10 geopolitical risks and are tracking their likelihood and …

North Korea

Microsoft launches new machine learning tools

Microsoft, just like many of its competitors, has gone all in on machine learning. That emphasis is on full display at the company’s Ignite conference this where, where the company today announced a number of new tools for developers who want to build new A.I. models and users who simply want to …

Watch: China launches the world's fastest bullet train

China has again launched the world's fastest bullet train on Thursday, running at 350 kilometres (217 miles) per hour.<p>The trains will service the route from China's capital Beijing to Shanghai, making the 1,250-kilometre (777-mile) journey in under four hours and 30 minutes.<p>China first ran trains …

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

Identity Theft

Bitcoin: Another experiment with currency? RBI is looking at its own Bitcoin | Cryptocurrency

It seems demonetisation is not India's last experiment with currency. The Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) is now looking at the brave new world of …

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. …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

How to spot a fake viral video

“Lightning almost strikes girl in Sydney!!!” “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” “Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire!“<p>Viral videos like these are the internet’s junk food, a guilty pleasure you should probably ignore, but reach for anyway. Just this once. More often than not, you’re left exclaiming, …

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.<p>Every day, Americans spend …

Peter Thiel

The Comedy Pet Photography Awards – in pictures

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards founders have launched a new show for pet pictures. Here are the finalists, selected from 2,500 entries

What's next on Microsoft's LinkedIn and Dynamics integration list

Microsoft has made generally available the first of its promised LinkedIn integrations. Here's what else is on the near-term list, as well as on the …

Hilton says smartphone door unlocking used 11 million times without being hacked

A growing number of hotels are now allowing people to use their iPhone (and in some cases, Apple Watch) to unlock their doors. The Hilton hotel group, which first started experimenting with the technology three years ago, says that the security of the system is now firmly proven …<p>It says that the …

Smart Homes

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London

Researchers create a 'battery-free' mobile phone

Your future phone may never need to be charged.<p>That's the exciting implication of new research out of the University of Washington, where researchers …

You're Not a Nice Person When It's Hot Outside

The next time a friend calls you and asks for a favor, how willing you are to lend a hand may have a lot to do with one unexpected factor: the heat. …

India could become the first digital, cashless society

It's called India Stack.<p><b>The Foundations of a New Financial System</b><p>Before 2009, half of all Indians didn't have any form of identification, not even a birth certificate.<p>Without a form of identification, citizens couldn't access services like banking, insurance, or even get a driver's license. As …

India

Microsoft’s Power BI business analytics tool learns new tricks

Back in 2015, Microsoft launched a highly visual Power BI data exploration and interactive reporting tool into general availability. The service is now in active use at 200,000 different organizations and the team has shipped 400 updates and new features over the course of the last two years. …

Three men in Thailand reportedly ran a clickfarm with over 300,000 SIM cards and 400 iPhones

To boost products on WeChat<p>Clickfarms are a dubious business people rarely get a peek inside of, but accept as part of our everyday internet existence. We know companies pay bots to shower likes, emoji, ratings, nonsensical comments, and plain traffic on content in order to artificially boost …

Asia

Sharing Is Caring: China's Smartphone 'Share Economy' Is Booming

Need to charge your phone urgently to make an important call? Need a bike quickly? Forget to bring your umbrella on a rainy day? If you’re in a Chinese city then the chances are there’s no need to worry. That’s because there are now dozens of smartphone-based apps offering to rent almost anything …

China

蚊子偏愛O型血的人? - OneApps

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While the rest of the world tries to “kill email,” in China, it’s always been dead

It’s a familiar story for students or businessmen on their first-ever visit to China. After rounds of beer and <i>baijiu</i> with potential clients, or a karaoke gathering through a university exchange program, the foreigner will ask the Chinese person sitting next to her for his email address.<p>The Chinese …

China

Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness …<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the study was a rigorous one, tracking the Facebook habits of more than …

Yale

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Even if you think you know it all, you don't.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this …

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Innovative New Device Runs on Light While Cleaning Air and Producing Energy

A new device has been developed by researchers over in Belgium that could have a massive impact for ongoing pollution problems in underdeveloped …

Pollution