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Prices for the original iPhone keep getting more and more absurd

If you happen to have an iPhone 2G laying around, you might be sitting on a nice little payday, especially if you somehow never bothered to take it …

How can I protect myself from government snoopers?

Now that the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 - or snooper’s charter – has become law, Charles wants to protect his privacy<p><i>Now that the snooper’s charter has been passed, how can I protect myself? Should I use a VPN? Charles</i><p>The UK has just passed the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, at the third …

Privacy

Apple offers free battery replacements for some iPhone 6S handsets that keep shutting down

Apple has launched its second new repair program in one week, this time for “a very small number” of iPhone 6S models that have been unexpectedly shutting down. Phones that display the issue — reportedly only devices that were manufactured between September and October last year — will be eligible …

Mobile Technology

Apple Can't Produce The iPhone It Wants For 2017 Because Of Samsung

If you follow my writing you probably know I’ve been harsh with the iPhone 7. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good phone in a vacuum. But for a product sold at the highest price on the market, coming from the biggest company in the world, and getting five times as much press as all other phone coverage …

Mobile Technology

Is encrypted e-mail a must in the Trump presidential era?

ProtonMail makes a strong case, but there's a difference between privacy and secrecy.<p>With Donald Trump poised to take over the U.S. presidency, does …

Britain has passed the 'most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy'

The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories -- including domains visited -- for one year, in case of police investigations.<p>It's …

This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

Raspberry Pi

Jony Ive goes inside Apple’s design lab in new video

Going inside Apple’s design lab is a rare privilege some Apple execs don’t even get, but Jony Ive is giving the world a glimpse inside his lab to celebrate the company’s new book.<p>In Apple’s latest video, Jony Ive’s disembodied voice floats through his Industrial Design Studio while describing the …

Product Design

Skunk-Like Bicycle Lock Sprays Thieves with Vomit-Inducing Gas

The aptly-named SkunkLock is an ingenious bicycle lock that blasts would-be thieves with a disgusting cocktails of chemicals that most of the time …

Profit

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Well that was quick: After a few days of teasing pretty much dead giveaway imagery for a <i>Red Dead</i> sequel, studio Rockstar Games has gone and confirmed</i> …

THX Acquired by PC Gaming Company Razer

The audio technology firm will remain an independent entity<p>THX, the audio technology firm founded by George Lucas and famous for its signature “Deep …

Sideload Popcorn Time On Apple TV 4 / tvOS, Here's How [Tutorial]

Here’s a guide on how to sideload install Popcorn Time app on tvOS for Apple TV 4. No jailbreak is required to get this working on Apple’s set-top …

Exclusive: Google Home will cost $129, Chromecast Ultra will cost $69

Speaking to <i>Android Police</i>, two sources claim that Google will announce its Google Home and the 4K 'Chromecast Ultra' devices will be priced at $129 …

Android News

A Turkish Company Built a Working Transformer

Despite significant technological advancements in recent years, no one seems focused on what should be a priority: making a car that can transform …

Apple is in talks with McLaren for a potential acquisition, report says

Apple, the tech company, is negotiating with McLaren, the car manufacturer, according to the Financial Times. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. These negotiations have been ongoing for months and could lead to an acquisition, or at least a strategic investment.<p>More precisely, Apple is talking with …

Microsoft isn't really blocking laptops from installing Linux [Update]

<i>Update 3 November 1: As spotted by security expert Akash Mahajan, it seems Lenovo has finally released a BIOS update for its Microsoft-equipped laptops that will allow you to freely install Linux on your device. T</i><i>he update essentially adds support for Linux to the RAID configuration.</i><p><i>Head to this</i> …

Linux

Samsung's new SSDs are super fast but still within the realm of affordability

Samsung is back with a new version of its PCIe-based 950 Pro SSDs with the announcement of new 960 Pro and 960 Evo models. Both drives feature 3D NAND (which Samsung refers to as V-NAND) to offer more storage capacity than a traditional 2D NAND methodology would allow. While companies like Intel …

Forza Horizon 3 PC Pre-Load Now Available

Ahead of its release next week, racing game Forza Horizon 3 is now available to pre-load on PC, Microsoft has announced. In a tweet, the Forza account also confirmed that "game-ready" drivers from Nvidia and AMD will be available today, September 21.<p>Here's the tweet:<p>Forza Horizon 3 comes out on …

Forza Horizon

Apple Releases macOS Sierra

Apple has released the new version of its desktop OS for the iMac and MacBook, macOS Sierra and this is the first major release of the software since …

Forza Horizon 3 demo looks great on the Xbox One, PC players have to wait - ExtremeTech

By on September 14, 2016 at 11:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>We’re less than two weeks away …

iOS 10 finally lets users delete annoying stock apps from their phone – but not really

Finally, at long last, and after much waiting, Apple’s new iOS 10 brings perhaps the most requested iPhone feature ever. You can finally get rid of …

The Crew Now Free on PC, Here's How to Get It

Want something new to play on PC? Ubisoft's racing game The Crew is now completely free through the company's Uplay store as part of its 30th anniversary celebration.<p>To get the game, go to the Ubi30 webpage, click "Get Your Free Game on PC Now," and follow the instructions to download and install …

Gaming

Opinion: Samsung needs to send out an OTA software update to disable Note 7, before someone dies

The image above is reportedly a Jeep Grand Cherokee that was acting as a charger for a defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Luckily no one was injured in …

FAA officially warns against using Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes

Samsung's slightly explosive new phone is drawing more critical attention, this time from the FAA. The government agency has apparently heard about the Galaxy Note 7 recall, and after some consideration issued a statement. The FAA "strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices …

iOS 10 will be available on September 13

At its iPhone 7 launch event in San Francisco today, Apple announced that it would publicly release iOS 10 on September 13.<p>The latest version of the mobile platform has been available in beta for some time now. If you’ve tried it over the past couple of months, you’ll likely be familiar with some …

AMD ships its extra-efficient 7th-generation processors in PCs

While Intel is busy revamping its laptop processors, AMD is focused on the desktop side of personal computing. The chip designer has started shipping its 7th-generation A-series processors in desktop PCs, starting with machines from HP and Lenovo. The CPUs are based around as many as four Excavator …

AMD launches 7th-generation A-Series processors for desktops

Advanced Micro Devices is announcing that desktop systems with its 7th-generation AMD A-Series processors are shipping today.<p>The new systems are based on AMD’s code-named Bristol Ridge accelerated processing units (APUs), which use AM4 sockets and are aimed at offering performance, streaming, …

11-Year-Old Finds Bag Of Meth Inside Video Game He Bought At GameStop

Unexpected freebies that come with a purchase are one thing, but bags filled with meth stashed in a video game case, well, that’s a case for law …

Consumer Protection

Turing says its new phone will have dual Snapdragon 830s, 60MP cam, 12GB RAM, 512GB storage

Turing Robotics Industries (TRI) has earned itself a bit of a reputation for over-promising and under-delivering, with its Turing Phone finally …

More 'iPhone 7' Packing Shows Bundled 'AirPods'

This is both good and bad news for those looking to get Apple’s state-of-the-art earphones. The good news is that you won’t need to buy an iPhone 7 …