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Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts

<b>Another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday's global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems, security experts have warned.</b><p>UK security researcher "MalwareTech", who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted "another one coming... quite likely on Monday".<p>The virus, …

Cybersecurity

The age of the landline phone is slowly coming to an end in the US

When everyone has a phone in their pocket, there quickly becomes little use for a home phone that sits stationary in one room of your house, costing you additional money in the form of a monthly landline bill.<p>Sure, some may prefer the larger form factor or increased call quality of a landline, or …

Mobile

MP3 is dead, long live AAC

MP3, the format that revolutionized the way we consume (and steal) music since the 90s, has been officially retired -- in a manner of speaking. The German research institution that created the format, The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, announced that it had terminated licensing for …

How to enable Windows 10’s hidden Dark Mode

From the desktop or home screen, press Win+R to open a dialog box and type “regedit.” Then press enter.<p>In the regedit app, browse to …

10 Simple Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal in Home

We can’t connect to the world without WiFi, that’s why WiFi is one of the most useful and important part in our life. In this post we collect some …

The Magic Mirror is powered by Windows 10 on a Hosted Web App, runs on Raspberry Pi | On MSFT

A few days ago, we showed you all the Magic Mirror, a device that was brought to InnovFest Unbound 2016 in Singapore. The device is a “smart-mirror” …

The AAduino Is An Arduino In An AA Battery

You might think that there could be no form factor that has not as yet had an Arduino fitted in to it. This morning a new one came our way. [Johan …

Batteries

The EASY Way To Make a Bootable Ubuntu USB on Windows, Mac and Linux

<b>With Ubuntu 16.04 LTS inching ever closer to release, now feels like a good time to recap how easy it is to make an bootable Ubuntu USB drive.</b><p>Just …

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><i>Read Next:</i> How to …

Information Systems

What Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and 13 other highly successful tech people were doing at age 25

At the time, many were already founding or making deals with multimillion-dollar companies, or simply dreaming up how they could make their dent in the universe.<p>In other words, it varied from tech titan to tech titan, and it all goes to show that there's no one path to success.<p>To underscore that …

Bill Gates

Developers can run Bash Shell and user-mode Ubuntu Linux binaries on Windows 10

<b>UPDATE:</b> I've recorded a 30 min video with developers from the project as well as Dustin from Ubuntu about HOW this works if you want more technical …

Linux

How 5G will radically change the Internet of Things

You loved 3G and eventually migrated to 4G, but does 5G get you excited? It probably doesn't. After all, who needs to send a SnapChat, a tweet, an …

Google Posts 360° Tour of its Data Center

Google has posted a 360° tour of its Data Center to YouTube.<p><i>Take a Google data center tour in 360° -- brought to you by the Google Cloud Platform</i> …

Amazon shows you how to make an Echo with Raspberry Pi

If you're into messing with hardware and have some basic programming skills, you can put together an Amazon Alexa device of your very own. Amazon has even put together an official guide to do so on GitHub, Lifehacker reports. You'll need to snag a Raspberry Pi 2 and a USB microphone to make it …

20 awesome projects for Raspberry Pi

Build a nice-looking Raspberry Pi case<p>Being totally stripped down allows the Raspberry Pi to be cheap, but it also means that the first thing a …

Raspberry Pi

5 Raspberry Pi Projects to Build This Weekend

Here are some of my favorite recent Raspberry Pi projects. Each project will take you less than a weekend and if you’re super quick, you might able to make them all before Monday morning.<p>Dig out your Raspberry Pi, grab a handful of components, and get making!<p>Security<p>With security vulnerabilities …

Solve Wi-Fi Coverage Problems with WiFi Explorer and NetSpot

As someone who has written about Wi-Fi for many years and tested hundreds of pieces of gear, I’m always looking for affordable, useful tools that let …

How — and why — to hack your Wi-Fi network

FRAMINGHAM, Mass — Attempting to “hack” into your own wireless network can help you spot potential Wi-Fi security vulnerabilities and figure out ways …

Cloud computing’s dirty little secret (and how to fix it)

These days, everybody uses the cloud. We stream our TV shows from the cloud, store our music in the cloud, and even keep our backups in the cloud. …

How to use Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or iCloud as your main storage

Introduction<p>With firms such as Google, Microsoft, Apple and Dropbox offering gigabytes or even terabytes of online storage, sticking everything in …

How to root Android

Introduction<p>Your Android device is capable of many great things, but it's actually a bit more restricted than you might think, as you're not allowed …

Never let your car dealer rip you off again – get a PWOW Car Diagnostic Scanner for $15 on Amazon

Stop us if you’ve heard this story before: you’re driving along when a light comes on in the dash on your car. Your service manual doesn’t help at …

Microsoft rolls out Wunderlist beta for Windows 10

Wunderlist, that to-do app Microsoft picked up earlier this year through its acquisition of 6wunderkinder, today announced the availability of a beta version of its app for Windows 10.<p>“That’s right, we’re so excited about our newest app to join the family, that we couldn’t wait to share the Beta …

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Here’s what all the weird extra characters in URLs really mean

Everyone online knows and uses URLs — they’re how you tell a web browser to load an individual page you want to access on your computer on a mobile …

TECH: How to use RECOVERY MODE to fix your Android Phone or Tablet

Recovery is an independent, lightweight runtime environment that’s included on a separate partition from the main Android OS on all Android devices. …

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Dot-com at 30: will the world's best-known web domain soon be obsolete?

The world’s most recognised web address is celebrating its 30th anniversary, but how much longer will it be able to retain its dominance?<p>Dot-com is the world’s most recognised web suffix, with over 115 million dot-com domains registered worldwide, representing about 42 per cent of all web …

Huawei Watch Hands On: A Circular Surprise