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Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Intel's massive 18-core Core i9 chip starts a bloody battle for enthusiast PCs

With Core i9, the Intel vs. AMD battle rages anew. Announced Tuesday at Computex in Taipei, Intel’s answer to AMD’s 16-core, 32-thread Threadripper is an 18-core, 36-thread monster microprocessor of its own, tailor-made for elite PC enthusiasts.The Core i9 Extreme Edition i9-7980XE, what Intel …

What’s the deal with Android’s new security suite ‘Google Play Protect’?

When you’ve got 2 billion devices running your software, security is never likely to be far from your thoughts. The Android platform is a juicy target for potential scammers, but Google so far seems to have dealt with threats quickly and efficiently (given the scope of the platform, you …

Philippine bid to jail nine-year-olds is 'a great child violation', Unicef says

Duterte’s allies have been pushing to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to nine<p>A law proposing children as young as nine be jailed for crimes is “wrong from every angle”, the head of the United Nations children’s agency in the Philippines has warned.<p>“If they grow up, spending their …

Chrome will soon mark some HTTP pages as 'non-secure'

Google's first wave of security changes to convert webmasters to encrypted HTTPS target pages that ask for login data or credit card …

Google Search

Handbrake's video conversion app update was 13 years in the making

In the fast-moving world of modern app development, users can often wait days or a small number of weeks for an update. However, if you're the team behind Handbrake -- one of the world's most popular video conversion apps -- years can pass before you're ready to show off what you've been working …

The MacBook's Problems Are Bigger Than Just The Battery

Apple’s new line of MacBooks has been getting dissed left and right by tech columnists and power users, mostly because it’s an iterative upgrade and, as I wrote before, has become increasingly redundant. That’s not even to mention the absurd idea that the MacBooks need a dongle just to charge the …

This driverless bus is about to roll out in Singapore

By the first quarter of 2017, this driverless shuttle bus will begin service in Singapore.<p>The autonomous vehicle can hold 15 passengers, and will …

MacBook Pro battery sucks so Apple ditched the ‘time remaining’ indicator

Last week, Apple came under fire from a mob of outraged customers crying out their brand new Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro laptops don’t seem to last nearly as long as the 10 hours the company promises on its website.<p>In an effort to curb criticism, the Big A has made an executive decision to ‘fix’ …

Concurrency vs Parallelism

Concurrency and parallelism are two related concepts which deal with executing tasks "simultaneously". From Sun's Multithreaded Programming …

Parallelism

Newly discovered spider looks just like a dried-up leaf

In the animal kingdom, sometimes the best survival strategy is to pretend to be something you're not — either to ambush unsuspecting prey or to …

Microsoft Is Joining the Linux Foundation

If you doubted Microsoft’s self-professed love for open-source software, here’s more evidence: the tech giant is joining the Linux Foundation.<p>Linux …

Java, C remain entrenched as most popular languages

While new programming languages emerge on what seems like a daily basis, two established languages have remained in charge when it comes to leading …

Programming Myths About Coding

Over on LinkedIn, I wrote a post about 5 Steps to Starting Your Programming Career (and Three Ways to Become the Best) and received a variety of …

Google infuriated Microsoft by revealing a critical bug before it had time to patch it

After warning Microsoft of the bug, Google gave the company just 10 days to fix it, rather than the usual 60 — because it is already being actively exploited by attackers.<p>Microsoft has since criticised Google's behaviour, telling VentureBeat in a statement: "We believe in coordinated vulnerability …

Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health

We value extroversion in education and work, but a recent study shows alone time may have earned an unnecessarily bad rep.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>It's official: we're worn out. Scientifically knackered. Two-thirds of adults told researchers at Durham University that they need …

​Dyn DDoS part 2: The hackers strike back

UPDATED: You may never have heard of Dyn, but you know the sites it supports — and they all appeared offline to many on Friday because of a massive …

DNS

How Even a Failed Mars Landing Humanizes Us All

Nothing can break your heart like a Mars ship that goes bad. You spend hundreds of millions of dollars, fly tens of millions of miles, get your …

Space Science

Why is Java so insecure? Buggy open source components take the blame

Hard-to-patch bugs in Java applications are proving a difficult problem to solve.<p>Open-source and Java components used in applications remain a weak …

Information Security

GoPro finally shows off its foldable Karma drone, and it's super sleek

SQUAW VALLEY, CA — After over a year of teases, GoPro has finally unveiled its Karma drone, which works with its new Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session …

Drones

Samsung Electronics says sold shares in four companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it sold shares in four companies including ASML Holding NV and Seagate Technology Plc to free up money for additional investments for its core businesses.<p>The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its headquarters in Seoul, …

IT

Could Microsoft’s Rumored Surface Phone Kill the iPhone?

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) once ran an ad tagged “don’t fight“. The ad shows iPhone users and Samsung users fighting over who has the best …

A Different Samsung Phone Found To Have Exploded In 6-Year-Old’s Hands As Details Of Reported Note 7 Mishap Come To Light

Over the weekend, IBTimes reported about an incident wherein a 6-year-old New York boy was said to have suffered burns after the Galaxy Note 7 he was …

Internet Of Things ASB200-909 Fanless Mini PC Unveiled By IBASE Technology

IBASE Technology has this week unveiled a new fanless mini PC they have created to offer users a small form factor, Internet of Things system, …

Raspberry Pi

How Silence Affects Our Brains in A Good Way, Science Explains

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

Microsoft updates OneNote for Android with new features

Microsoft updated its OneNote app on Android today with some key new features. Indeed, you'll finally have the ability to open password protected …

Software

New Zealand redefines open source as "code you can't modify"

New Zealand government officials have responded to my criticism of their newly released national DRM strategy -- their strategy for government …

DRM

Toxic time bomb: Here's the science that explains why microbeads are a disaster

In 1976 John Ugelstad did something only previously achieved by Nasa: he made a series of tiny, spherical polystyrene beads of exactly the same size. …

Pollution

An internal defect is causing tons of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to break

A hardware defect is causing certain iPhone touchscreens to malfunction and become unusable. Is it a design flaw or planned obsolescence?<p>The issue, …

Apple announces $200,000 bug bounty program

Unlike many of the other major tech companies, Apple has never had a formal bug bounty program or corporate policy for welcoming outsiders who poke holes in their security features. However, as <i>TechCrunch</i> reports today, Apple's head of Security Engineering and Architecture Ivan Krstic announced at …