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Dell's premier Windows tablet speeds up in the chase after Microsoft's Surface

Dell's competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 — the Dell Venue 11 Pro — has just received an upgrade with the company's new 7000 series. While other tablets are racing to be the thinnest or lightest, Dell's newest version of its 10.8-inch tablet is aimed at conquering others with size, speed, …

The FBI’s Quiet Plan to Expand Its Hacking Powers

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials are try­ing to ex­pand their au­thor­ity to hack in­to and loc­ate com­puters by chan­ging an ar­cane fed­er­al rule …

Technology Company Will Pay You $300,000 If You Can Hack Them

The cloud-based messaging app Telegram is offering $300,000 to the most “malicious” computer hacker.<p>You read that right. If you can gain full control of the communication lines and servers used by “Nick” and “Paul” to extract their sensitive data, you could be rewarded with more than a quarter …

Gold Apple Watch Could Have Highest Starting Price Of Any Current Apple Product

If you want the height of digital luxury, you're going to have to pay up.<p>According to a new rumor from French site iGeneration (interpreted by MacRumors via Google Translate), gold versions of the upcoming Apple Watch will run between $4,000 and $5,000.<p>Seen here: Three models of Apple Watch, with …

Hello? You’re breaking up! The truth about phone reception and ‘notspots’

Halfway through our mobile-to-mobile chat, Samuel Johnston goes muffly. Hello? Hello? “Sorry, we’ve just moved into a new office and I haven’t worked out the blackspots yet,” says the head of marketing at OpenSignal.<p>Complaining about mobile phone “notspots” is the new moaning about the weather, but …

Finally, you can own a 'Star Trek' communicator for just $99

Just weeks after we got to ride a real-world hoverboard for the first time, another bit of iconic Hollywood gadgetry has crossed over from science fiction to science fact, and it's great news for Trekkers.<p>Startup OnBeep's debut product is Onyx, a Bluetooth-powered team communication tool that …

Thai authorities threaten sky lantern fans with death penalty

Thai festivalgoers could face the death penalty if they release sky lanterns too close to airports, the ruling junta has warned.<p>The crackdown on the annual Loy Krathong event is intended to protect aircraft from wayward lanterns, potentially incurring injury, flight delays and financial loss, local …

Pakistan mob kills Christian couple over 'blasphemy'

<b>A Christian couple in Pakistan have been beaten to death by an angry crowd after being accused of desecrating a Koran, police say.</b><p>Their bodies were burned at the brick kiln where they worked in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in Punjab province.<p>Police identified the victims only as Shama and Shehzad, …

5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When You Dust

It may feel like a losing battle, but there are a few tricks to keep that dust from coming back so quickly.<p>Dusting is one of my least favorite chores. It's such a thankless, neverending task. Whisk it away one weekend and, before the next weekend rolls around, your furniture is dust-covered once …

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'WireLurker' malware attacks iPhones via Mac OS X

A U.S. security firm has found that iPhone and iPad users in China are facing the threat of a new virus that attacks their mobile devices via Mac desktop and laptop computers.<p>The virus jumps from Mac OS X to the mobile device via a USB cable, says Palo Alto Networks, the U.S. firm that discovered …

Scorpion's fatality in Mortal Kombat X is disgusting and amazing

The Mortal Kombat franchise has an impressive array of ways to gruesomely kill people, but few of the game's fatalities are as gory and disturbing as the one Scorpion can perform in <i>Mortal Kombat X</i>.<p>Sure, Noob Saibot and Kung Lao's bisecting finishing moves from 2011's <i>Mortal Kombat</i> are pretty rough …

Duck Hunt Announced for Wii U Virtual Console

Dust off that Wii Remote and get ready to zap some ducks.<p>Duck Hunt, a classic game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, is coming to Wii U Virtual …

Europe is Getting a Special Edition Majora's Mask Release

Just take all our Euros.<p>Nintendo's announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D led its already thrilling Nintendo Direct, and the game will …