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  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by timex
    +9 +1

    Nvidia’s GeForce Now puts a gaming PC in the cloud

    Nvidia today announced the launch of its GeForce Now platform for PCs during its CES keynote tonight. As the company’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang noted during today’s keynote, the majority of PCs in use today aren’t able to play modern games simply because they can’t support modern graphics cards. GeForce Now for PCs will simply these potential gamers to access a cloud-based gaming service.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +7 +1

    Consumer Reports just changed its mind and now recommends the new MacBook Pro

    Apple fixed the bug that caused terrible battery life on the MacBook Pro, and that was good enough for Consumer Reports to change its recommendation.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by drunkenninja
    +37 +1

    How a computer sees history after "reading" 35 million news stories

    So far, humans have relied on the written word to record what we know as history. When artificial intelligence researchers ran billions of those words from decades of news coverage through an automated analysis, however, even more patterns and insights were revealed.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by jason1413
    +1 +1

    A User and Entity Behavior Analytics Scoring System Explained ·

    How risk assessment for UEBA (user entity behavior analytics) works is not unlike how humans assess risk in our surrounding environment. When in an unfamiliar setting, our brain constantly takes in data regarding objects, sound, temperature, etc. and weighs different sensory evidence against past learned patterns to determine if and what present risk is before us. A UEBA system works in a similar manner. Data from different log sources, such as Windows AD, VPN, database,[...]

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ckshenn
    +13 +1

    Microsoft unveils $999 Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S

    Microsoft is launching a new Surface-branded device today: the Surface Laptop. While the device leaked last night, Microsoft's Panos Panay took to the stage at the company's New York City event to unveil it officially today. It's a 13.5-inch laptop that's designed to work with the company's new Windows 10 S operating system. Panos Panay, Microsoft's devices chief, says Microsoft has focused this hardware on students who are just about to leave high schools.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by cone
    +27 +1

    Malware Uses Obscure Intel CPU Feature to Steal Data and Avoid Firewalls

    Microsoft's security team has come across a malware family that uses Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) Serial-over-LAN (SOL) interface as a file transfer tool. Because of the way the Intel AMT SOL technology works, SOL traffic bypasses the local computer's networking stack, so local firewalls or security products won't be able to detect or block the malware while it's exfiltrating data from infected hosts.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TentativePrince
    +18 +1

    [WARNING] Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake processors: broken hyper-threading

    Unfixed Skylake and Kaby Lake processors could, in some situations, dangerously misbehave when hyper-threading is enabled. Disable hyper-threading immediately in BIOS/UEFI to work around the problem. Read this advisory for instructions about an Intel-provided fix.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by wildcard
    +17 +1

    The iPhone killed my inner nerd

    When I was a teenager, this time of year would be insufferable. My bedroom would be nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit without air conditioning, but it wasn’t even particularly hot outside. I had at least five tower PCs running inside my bedroom, all contributing a lot of heat to my tiny little room. Each performed its own role in my home network, with a file server, domain server, Exchange server, and media center PC among them. All of those tower PCs are now inside my pocket, thanks to the iPhone.

  • Review
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +26 +1

    This $1,699 "secure PC" will self-destruct if tampered with

    Orwl is a new kind of PC that takes a "die trying" approach to physical device and data security. The palm-sized computer is security-focused from the ground up. It comes with several layers to put a stop to even the most ardent of hackers gaining access to a user's precious data. Not only do you need a password and a corresponding wireless keyfob just to turn on the puck-like PC, the processor goes to sleep and the USB and HDMI ports shut off whenever the keyfob moves out of range, stopping anyone from snooping in.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by grandsalami
    +15 +1

    Critical Code Injection Flaw In Gnome File Manager Leaves Linux Users Open to Hacking

    A security researcher has discovered a code injection vulnerability in the thumbnail handler component of GNOME Files file manager that could allow hackers to execute malicious code on targeted Linux machines. Dubbed Bad Taste, the vulnerability (CVE-2017-11421) was discovered by German researcher Nils Dagsson Moskopp, who also released proof-of-concept code on his blog to demonstrate the vulnerability.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by Apolatia
    +14 +1

    Surface Laptop is just a laptop, making it Microsoft’s most baffling release yet

    After several years of building systems that compete with, but aren't quite, laptops, Microsoft has built a plain old laptop: the Surface Laptop. I think there's a good chance that the Surface Laptop will become Microsoft's best-selling piece of PC hardware. This is such a straightforward proposition: it's a regular PC laptop. It has no trickery; no tear-off keyboard, no special hinge, no detachable GPU, none of the other things that have made the Surface Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Studio notable or unusual. It can't be said any plainer: Surface Laptop is just a PC laptop.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by tukka
    +9 +1

    The Dell XPS 15 9560 Review: Infinity Edge Part Two

    Near the end of 2015, Dell rolled out their new XPS styling cues, that were so successful on the XPS 13, to its larger sibling, the XPS 15. Thanks to the Infinity Edge display, Dell’s new XPS 15 packed a full 15.6-inch display into a notebook closer to the size of a 14-inch model. Perhaps the size reduction is not quite as dramatic as the XPS 13 when it first launched with the thin-bezel design, but Dell also kept the performance heart of the XPS 15 intact with the change, keeping a quad-core 45-Watt CPU, and NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by doodlegirl
    +18 +1

    Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has more power and a new 15-inch size

    A spec bump and a size bump for a laptop should be the easiest story in the world to tell. For example: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has new processors, new graphics cards, slightly tweaked designs, and is now also available with a new 15-inch screen. Simple.

  • Analysis
    11 months ago
    by sjvn
    +25 +1

    Laptop Starting Prices Are a Joke. Don't Be the Punchline

    The starting price used to lure you into buying a laptop is often a trap. Here's what you need to know to avoid wasting your money.

  • Expression
    9 months ago
    by roxxy
    +18 +1

    Fixing the MacBook Pro

    Despite my love for the previous Retina MacBook Pro, I won’t be able to use it forever. The best laptop to ever exist should be in the future, not the past. There’s a lot to like about the new MacBook Pros, but they need some changes to be truly great and up to Apple’s standards. Here’s what I’m hoping to see in the next MacBook Pro that I believe is technically possible, reasonable, widely agreeable, and likely for Apple to actually do, in descending order of importance:

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by larylin
    +12 +1

    HP Quietly Installs System-Slowing Spyware On Its PCs, Users Say

    It hasn't been long since Lenovo settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and it appears HP is on to the same route already. According to numerous reports gathered by news outlet Computer World, the brand is deploying a telemetry client on customer computers without asking permission. The software, called "HP Touchpoint Analytics Service", appears to replace the self-managed HP Touchpoint Manager solution. To make matter worse, the suite seems to be slowing down PCs, users say.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by dianep
    +2 +1

    'Digital assistant' gets Android makeover

    The must-have business tool of the 90s has been updated by one of the original designers. A UK start-up is hoping to revive the personal digital assistant (PDA), once the must-have gadget of the '90s, for the smartphone generation. The product is one of many that will be on show at the CES tech show in Las Vegas next week.

  • Current Event
    4 months ago
    by dianep
    +7 +1

    Razer announces entry-level eGPU enclosure with support for macOS [Video]

    Razer has announced the Core X, a new entry-level eGPU enclosure which is compatible with Macs with a Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port. Give your thin and light laptop the power of a full gaming rig. Whether you’re hunting down enemies in an apocalypse or designing your own 3D world, the Razer Core X delivers desktop-class graphics to your laptop instantly. Compatible with Thunderbolt 3 Windows 10 or Mac laptops … Razer says that the $300 eGPU is plug-and-play, with no need for a reboot after connecting.

  • How-to
    3 months ago
    by ryrhino
    +1 +1

    How to Recognise Malware Links and What to Do If You Accidentally Click

    You've all heard the warnings by now: don't click on unknown links, as doing so could infect your device with malware. Whether it's a link in an email from

  • Analysis
    3 months ago
    by kxh
    +16 +1

    Schneier warns of 'perfect storm': Tech is becoming autonomous, and security is garbage

    With insecure computers in charge, the healthcare and transportation sectors have become a nexus of security problems, infosec veteran Bruce Schneier warned delegates at Israel Cyber Week.