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7 Chrome shortcuts you should start using right away

Get ready to jump from novice to power user in seven easy steps. You won't believe how much time these shortcuts will save you.<p>Whether you've been using Google Chrome for years or you just switched from, say, Firefox or Internet Explorer, there are some shortcuts you should know.<p>Many involve using …

Google

This Is Apple's Response to the FBI Hacking Into That iPhone

On Monday, the FBI essentially told Apple “oh never mind, we figured out a way into that iPhone ourselves.”<p>So the government is dropping its federal …

U.S. Federal Courts

Hackers Can Now Make $100,000 For Pwning the Chromebook

Google has doubled its bug bounty for the humble Chromebook.<p>Bug bounties have become a staple part of information security. Hackers who discover vulnerabilities in certain products or services can inform the vendor affected, and get financial compensation in return.<p>Now, Google is doubling the …

Google

This Teenager Just Won $250,000 In A Drone Race

Drone racing may be a relatively new sport, but that doesn’t mean the cash prizes aren’t huge.<p>A 15-year-old British boy won the first World Drone …

Drones

Skyhook Wireless brings location services to wearables in a petite package

Skyhook Wireless has been working on location technology for longer than many of the biggest names in smartphones have been around. Today it launched a new SDK aimed at bringing location to wearables in an extremely small code footprint.<p>The challenge with wearables when it comes to location is that …

Wearable Tech

Google Maps rolling out heads-up navigation bubbles for upcoming turns

Google Maps v9, which has been in Google Play for a while, has had the ability to show heads-up bubbles announcing upcoming turns and street or exit names while in navigation mode. The feature was previously only available to a lucky few but is now much more widely available.<p>To see if the feature …

Android News

These are the best drones we’ve seen yet

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>DJI Flying robots are a part of life now. At this point, it's no secret that drones are burgeoning — despite a lingering sense of …

Drones

Microsoft Is Fixing a Major Problem With Video Games

Video game fans have long been divided into factions. First, there’s the PC gamers and the console gamers. The latter group divides further still …

Gaming

The FBI’s worst nightmare is coming true

Rather than use the tools at its disposal to hack into an iPhone recovered from one of the terrorists who carried out the horrific San Bernardino …

Privacy

Windows 10 automatically installs without permission, complain users

Microsoft denies claims on Reddit, forums, gaming sites and Twitter that Windows 10 is being forced on Windows 7 PCs without asking users<p>Windows 7 users are reporting that Windows 10 is automatically installing on their PCs without permission.<p>Scores of users have posted on Twitter, forums, Reddit …

Windows 10

WhatsApp targeted by US government over encrypted messages

The US Department of Justice is in a longstanding encryption row with messaging platform WhatsApp, according to reports.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> reports …

Privacy

Microsoft page erroneously says the company will stop accepting Bitcoin (Update)

<i>Update 5:30PM ET: Microsoft says a support page was updated erroneously and the company</i> <i>will continue accepting Bitcoin</i><i>.</i><p>Microsoft first started accepting Bitcoins as a payment method for Xbox games and Windows apps around a year ago. Bitcoins could be used to fund a Microsoft Account, allowing …

Bitcoin

Lyft and GM are offering free rental cars to get more drivers

Can you complete 65 trips in a week?<p>General Motors and Lyft are ready to take their two-month-old relationship to the next level, jointly announcing the launch of a short-term vehicle rental for people who want to drive for the ride-hail service but lack the wheels to do so. But this is not your …

General Motors

Tesla's Autopilot Is Finally Everywhere After Hong Kong Approval

Tesla Motors’ Autopilot, a semi-autonomous driving feature which includes assisted steering and automatic parallel parking, is now used in all markets where the electric car maker opened up, after Tesla Model S drivers in Hong Kong found on Monday that they could use the feature again with its …

Tesla

Google will pay you $100,000 if you can hack a Chromebook

The $100,000 payout specifically applies to anyone who can crack the yet-uncrackable Chromebook, but Google also has a wide range of bounties for smaller bugs. Payouts start at $500, and if you provide a fix with your bug submission you're rewarded with the hacker-friendly sum of $1,337 (the digits …

Chromebook

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

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13 automation apps and tools to streamline your whole life

In today's age of automation, there's simply no reason you should spend precious seconds every morning brewing coffee when you could be catching an …

Microsoft takes on Oracle, opening up database software to Linux

Microsoft Corp planned on Monday to announce its move into a new business, unveiling a database software that works with a rival to its Windows …

Linux

Microsoft launches new Dynamics AX service out of public preview

Microsoft today announced that the new version of its Dynamics AX cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for business management is now available to all companies.<p>The service, which runs on top of Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure, includes the Power BI business-intelligence …

Biometrics will replace passwords, but all you can do is trust

With the increasing prevalence of fingerprint scanners on smartphones and other devices, and a growing number of services calling for authentication of some kind, using your biometric info to secure access will only become more commonplace.<p>In theory, that should make your life a whole lot easier – …

You can now watch the video of Google's self-driving car slowly hitting a city bus

In late February, Google disclosed that one of its self-driving cars hit a city bus in the company's hometown of Mountain View, California.<p>It was the first accident that Google truly had to blame on its autonomous car software.<p>The car was only going 2 miles per hour, though, so it wasn't exactly a …

Autonomous Cars

Inside Google’s RankBrain

A look at the mysterious algorithm that powers Google’s search engine results<p>A new study offers a peek behind the scenes at how Google structures its search results. The study focuses on how Google’s RankBrain algorithm, which was first announced in October 2015, parses the English language. It’s …

SEO

How to speed up Windows 10 boot times with Fast Startup

Show of hands: Who feels like it’s too inconvenient to fully shut down your computer at night?<p>Sure, you might save some energy or battery life with a full shutdown, and the system might appreciate having a fresh start in the morning. But who wants to wait around for Windows to boot from …

Windows 10

Xbox One owners: Here's why your favourite 360 games aren't backwards compatible

There are currently over 1,150 games available on the Xbox 360 and that list continues to grow even today.<p>However from that list only a fraction of …

What We Just Learned About the Apple Inc. A10 Chip

The Apple A9 variant manufactured by TSMC. Image source: Chipworks.<p>Later this month,<b>Apple</b> is expected to launch a revamped 4-inch smartphone which 9to5Mac reports will be called the iPhone SE. The device is expected to be, for all intent and purposes, the guts of the iPhone 6s crammed into the body …

Edward Snowden says FBI's claim that only Apple can unlock an iPhone is 'horsesh*t'

Chalk in another prominent name joining the FBI vs. Apple debate: Edward Snowden.<p>Commenting on the ongoing kerfuffle between the Cupertino giant and …

Edward Snowden

Forza 6 PC Won't Offer Cross-Play With Xbox One Edition and Here's Why

Following the announcement of Forza 6 Apex Edition earlier this month, Microsoft has now confirmed that the PC game <i>will not</i> support cross-platform play with the mainline Xbox One edition. This information comes from Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg, who explained on Twitter that because Apex is …

Windows patch KB 3139929: When a security update is not a security update

If Microsoft's documentation is correct, installing Patch Tuesday's KB 3139929 security update for Internet Explorer also installs a new Windows 10 …

Internet Explorer

This incredible glitch makes your iPhone work faster

This glitch was first discovered by Reddit user vista980622, but we first saw this trick on 9to5Mac.<p>Without the glitch, there's still a way to limit the phone's animations through its settings (just turn on Reduce Motion in your iPhone's Accessibility settings), but that only makes a slight …

iPhone