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Windows RDP flaw: 'Install Microsoft's patch, turn on your firewall'

Attackers can use a protocol bug in Windows RDP to steal session authentication and take over a network domain.<p>Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates for …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

27 Disney Movie Easter Eggs You've Never Noticed Before

Well done, Disney.

Intel claims its new security updates make PCs ‘immune’ to Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs

90 percent of PCs will be covered by end of next week<p>Intel says it and its partners have “made significant progress” in rolling out security patches and firmware updates to protect against two major CPU bugs. The flaws were disclosed by Google’s Project Zero team this week, and the industry is …

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

16 Windows 10 tricks you'll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p>Windows is so commonplace, many of us …

How To: Scan Websites for Potential Vulnerabilities Using Vega in Kali Linux

Withstanding an attack from a motivated hacker is one of most important responsibilities a system administrator must undertake. This is especially …

How To: Use Remote Port Forwarding to Slip Past Firewall Restrictions Unnoticed

Local port forwarding is good when you want to use SSH to pivot into a non-routable network. But if you want to access services on a network when you …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Information Systems

The 10 Windows group policy settings you need to get right

One of the most common methods to configure an office full of Microsoft Windows computers is with group policy. For the most part, group policies are …

Samsung just unveiled the widest computer monitor you can buy — here's how it looks in person

Ultrawide monitors are a relatively new category of monitors that are, indeed, wider than regular ones. But on Friday, Samsung introduced the CHG90, the first monitor in the new "super ultrawide" category, and it's outrageously wide.<p>The CHG90 has an aspect ratio of 32:9. For comparison, ultrawide …

The Encrypted Chat App That’s Booming in a Post-Trump World

Before last Tuesday, I was vaguely familiar with the security-minded chat app Signal, thanks mainly to the news that DNC staffers had switched to …

Best apps for Android Wear

You’ve just purchased your first piece of Android Wear and you’re wondering what helpful apps to download first, or maybe you’re still on the fence …

Apps

So what is a VPN, and why should you care?

Security and privacy on the Internet is a big issue these days. We keep a lot of personal information on our phones and computers after all. If privacy is important to you, we really recommend considering a Virtual Private Network (VPN). But what is a VPN exactly? Good question.<p>It is a term you may …

Information Systems

Turn your old Android device into a security camera

If you've got an old Android smartphone or tablet in a drawer somewhere doing nothing, then why not put it to good use as a security camera.<p>Got an …

Home Security

The 74 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around<p>Best Android apps 2018: Travel apps<p><b>51. Airbnb</b> (free)<p><i>Cut out the hotel …

Apps

Fifty apps that are reinventing mobile gaming

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Mobile Gaming

White Hat Hacking Bundle: Be a computer security specialist

The job market has become increasingly competitive in recent years, with lucrative salaries requiring more and more technical ability and ever-expanding skill-sets. If IT and digital security interest you, TNW Deals has put together an offer to greatly improve your employability in a promising …

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>Exact search<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/36b696a93ff685e2b961b094332dfa69b7637cd9/58_128_883_530/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>“Joe Bloggs” …

UK Prime Minister

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 …

Globalization

Did GCHQ spy on you? Here's how to find out

Have you ever wondered if GCHQ was keeping an eye on you or giving your information to the NSA? Well, now you can find out for certain.<p>How? Ask them. Using Privacy International’s “Did GCHQ spy on you?” tool, you can file an official request with the British intelligence agency and it is obliged to …

This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

The year 2014, in many respects, was all about digital security. It wasn’t just tech pundits or early adopters who were victimized – Snapchat, Target, and Sony Entertainment all showed us that no one is immune. And don’t get me started on the NSA. It’s our responsibility as internet explorers to …

Mathematics

'Be Afraid': This Digital Skeleton Key Can Give Hackers Keys To Corporate Kingdoms

Early last year, a global organisation with its headquarters in London discovered something remarkable yet terrifying on their IT systems. It would later be dubbed the Skeleton Key, due to its ability to provide almost unfettered access to every single employees’ corporate account. As Don Smith, …

15 best non-Freemium Android games

Freemium games hit Android like a dump truck. It allowed apps and games to go free with users paying money later if they chose to and it’s been a model that has been dominant. Freemium games make more money than their pay-once counterparts and people tend to download them more often. However, there …

How to add a dedicated number row to the Google Keyboard

It takes a few steps, but the Google Keyboard has some useful options tucked inside<p>Here's one of those things that's been around for a little bit, …

Inbox, Paper, And Sway: Why Tech Giants Are Suddenly Reinventing Their Core Apps

Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have all launched new takes on old apps this year, and it’s not exactly a coincidence.<p>If you look through the App Store reviews for Facebook Paper, it doesn’t take long to find the recurring theme.<p>“So much better than the main Facebook app,” one user wrote.<p>“It is …

Apps

5 steps to keep your accounts safe from hackers and scammers

Throughout the flood of hacks and data breaches at retailers, restaurants, health care providers and online companies this year — Home Depot, Target, Subway, Adobe and eBay were just a handful — the one safe haven was the banks. Unlike other companies, banks had a long history of keeping bad guys …

Google backs Magic Leap, a mysterious augmented reality startup (updated)

Google has just thrown its weight behind an augmented reality startup shrouded in mystery. Along with Qualcomm and film production Legendary Entertainment (among many other companies), Mountain View has funded Magic Leap to the tune of $542 million. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, that puts the …

Snowball Debuts A Unified Inbox For All Your Messaging Apps

A new mobile application called Snowball, launching today, is going to give iPhone users Android envy. The app serves as a universal inbox for your many mobile messaging clients, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS, Snapchat, Google Hangouts and more, and appears right on your Android …