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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- The FBI has 41 suspects on its "Cyber’s Most Wanted" page, an identity parade of some of the most skilled hackers in the world. Their crimes range from state-sponsored espionage to holding episodes of "Game of Thrones," and even hacking int
Nintendo is suing popular console ROM sites LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.com for copyright and trademark infringement. According to the complaint, both are "notorious online hubs for pirated video games" that "reproduce, distribute, publicly perform an
An anonymous reader writes: Several commentators are calling for a law that requires bots to admit they are not human. There is a bill in California that would do just that. A new paper argues that these laws may look Constitutional but actually rais
The Canon Pixma TR8550 comes packed with features in a compact size.The majority of Canon’s Pixma inkjet printers are geared toward printing great photos, like the impressive six-ink Canon PIXMA TS8050, but the Canon Pixma TR8550 is aimed
Campaign group Freedom from Facebook protested at a congressional hearing this week by holding up an image of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as a two-headed octopus. It was a stunt designed to raise awareness for Freedom from Facebook's mission
After 20 years of using and preferring Macs, I spent the past month or so on Windows, using the Huawei MateBook X Pro for both work and play. Why? Apple's MacBook Pro designs with their shallow,...
In a study involving more than 700 teenagers, researchers at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have determined that mobile phones have a detrimental effect on figural memory performance, which is mainly located in the right hemisphere of
If you enjoy the bullet hell of Enter the Gungeon, then you should be happy to hear the game just got a massive and free expansion. If you do not have a copy yet but are interested, it is 50% off to celebrate the release of the Advanced Gungeons &amp
Zheng Chen, a 31-year-old nanoengineer at UC San Diego, says he has developed a way to recycle used cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries and restore them to a like-new condition. The cathodes in some lithium-ion batteries are made of metal oxide
Despite public concern regarding self-driving car tech following numerous crashes from Uber and Tesla vehicles in recent months, companies like Waymo have forged ahead relatively uninhibited.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne is stepping down amid a health crisis. Marchionne had experienced complication following surgery. Marchionne took over Chrysler and merged it with Fiat during the US financial crisis, when C
If you intend to purchase a laptop to browse the web, there's no need to spend thousands of dollars especially if you're a student on a budget. And if you're open to abandoning Microsoft, Google's C...
If you were excited about the Intel limited-edition 5.0GHz processor, youll be sad to know it isnt actually that special.The Intel Core i7-8086K is a special processor for a multitude of reasons. It’s one of Intel’s very rare, l
Effective cooling is a necessity for getting the most out of your computer and now Corsair has launched another all-in-one liquid cooler to help you keep temperatures under control. The Hydro Series H100i Pro RGB cooler features a 240 mm radiator wit
Legendary Pictures has released the first trailer for the sequel to 2014's Godzilla, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. While Kaiju fans panned the first film for not showing enough of the titular lizard, that appears to have been largely rectified in t
Fake Microsoft domain was tied to attacks this year against congressional campaigns. Microsoft's Tom Burt talks about phishing attacks detected by Microsoft against political campaigns at the Aspen Security Summit. In a panel discussion at the Aspen
An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: Today, a team of researchers at Stanford, led by materials science and engineering associate professor Alberto Salleo and postdoctoral research fellow Onur Parlak, announced in Science Advances
The Wall Street Journal reports that the social media titan has suspended Crimson Hexagon from both Facebook and Instagram while it looks into its data collection practices. It has not found any evidence that the company has misappropriated any user
Western Digital has started sampling its 96-layer 3D NAND chips featuring QLC architecture that stores four bits per cell. The chip happens to be the world’s highest-capacity 3D NAND device. The company expects to commence volume shipments
  By the standards of the tech industry, 12-year-old YouTube is middle aged. But lately, it's been growing like a newborn. The value the streaming video site is delivering to marketers in terms of ad impressions and traffic to their
The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 bends over backward to help you get work done, a quintessential 2-in-1 laptop for students.With back to school season just kicking off, both traditional and 2-in-1 laptops are in high demand. Students need a computer that&amp
We've already examined Gigabyte and Asus' takes on the AMD B450 platform, and MSI is ready for action with a whopping 10 new midrange AM4 motherboards, too. The Dragon Army has ATX, microATX, and Mini-ITX options in a wide range of st
Samsung's newest monstrosity is a 43" 32:10 curved monitor suitable for both gamers and business workers: the C43J89 not only offers a 3000:1 contrast ratio and 120 Hz refresh rate, but also picture-in-picture, built-in KVM switch, and two USB Type-C
Other municipal governments have filed similar lawsuits and await an outcome. Enlarge / A home at the corner of B 72nd Street and Bayfield Avenue is surrounded by marsh in Averne on the Rockaway peninsula in the Queens borough of New York, US, on Fri
We have a Nintendo Switch in the house and the only reason we bought it was Mario Kart 8. If you are a fan of that game a new update has landed for Marko Kart 8 Deluxe that is free and adds Breath of...
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4 is launching soon. And when it does, look for the tablet to come with some features you're already using in the Galaxy S9.SamMobile on Thursday (July 19) confirmed with its "in...
In what has been called "the most serious breach of personal data" in the country's history, Singapore was hit with a devastating cyberattack that targeted the personal health profiles of 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong h
The Z370 Taichi, like the X299 Taichi and previous generations, comes fully featured and ready to rock out of the box. Not defined by a naming convention, the Taichi sets out to be a well-rounded board with a lot of features at its price point includ
A team of researchers at Glasgow University have built a robot that uses machine learning to run and analyze its own chemical reaction. The system is able to figure out every reaction that's possible from a given set of starting materials. Ars Techni
Netflix's first original series from India, "Sacred Games," is facing legal heat. A petition has been filed in Delhi High Court for Netflix to delete any scenes that reference India's former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. One scene in the show depicts
This pint-sized PC is an exciting newcomer but we cant recommend it yet, unfortunately.To say that Chinese tech manufacturer Chuwi (which is nothing to do with hip-hop singer Chuuwee, or indeed Chewbacca from Star Wars) has been flexing its marketing
We've already examined Gigabyte and Asus' takes on the AMD B450 platform, and MSI is ready for action with a whopping 10 new midrange AM4 motherboards, too. The Dragon Army has ATX, microATX, and Mini-ITX options in a wide range of st
Now through July 31, 2018, NVIDIA has a new line of Laptops to appeal to students. They are on sale until July 31, starting at $599.99. That’s not a bad price for a gaming capable laptop! The GeForce GTX laptops feature a thin NVIDIA Max-Q
Sean Murray and Hello Games have crawled out of the woodwork to touch upon the drama following No Man's Sky release, which was heavily criticized for not living up to the developer's promises. While the team is candid about some of the controversy an
Electric utilities and fossil fuels lead spending. Enlarge (credit: Stephen Melkisethian) One of the stranger conspiracy theories against climate science is that corporate interests are pulling all the strings so that Big Green can get rich from acti
Microsoft is offering gamers some very good prices on games right now with the Ultimate Game Sale underway. The sale runs until July 30 and over 700 games are discounted for the Xbox One and Xbox 360...
Microsoft is capping off a rather impressive year without any major missteps in its final report for its performance in its 2018 fiscal year, posting a quarter that seems to have been largely non-offensive to Wall Street. In the past year, Microsoft&
Just over six months ago, Corsair launched the first closed-loop liquid cooling solutions that use the 6th Generation of Asetek’s cooling technology. The two new models...
iFixit tore apart the new 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard to see how well the silicone membrane works to protect the butterfly mechanism from dust and debris. After showering a 2017 and 2018 MacBook Pro in dust particles, the repair site found the newer ge
WhatsApp was conceived as a private messaging app, one that offers a simple, secure and reliable way to communicate with friends and family. Over the years as new features were added, the team was careful to maintain that level of intimacy but as oft
Corning has introduced its new Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ protective glass substrates designed specifically for wearables and featuring not only scratch resistance and durability, but also antireflective and contrast-improving properties. Corning&r
It looks like Apple'snew MacBook Pro keyboard isn't just quieter: it's also more reliable.According to leaked documents, thethird-generation Butterfly-style keyboards in the 2018 MacBook Pros featur...
Have you ever noticed ugly gray bars surrounding a movie screen? How about a dark or blurry picture? It turns out movie theaters aren't doing enough to ensure that their audience is seeing a movie the way it is meant to be seen. Many theaters have li
We test out the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, Mid-2018). Does it improve on last year's model?Let’s get the easy part out of the way: if you were actively put off by attributes of the MacBook Pro’s ultra-thin redesign in
iFixit recently revealed that Apple's latest MacBook Pros include a new protective membrane under their key caps, and now the site has stress-tested the membrane it found to see whether the silicone prophylactic can keep dust out of Apple&amp
It's time to talk about graphics card pricing once again. Today we're exploring cards you can actually buy right now and at what prices, how that compares to previous months, which ones are the best value for money, and whether you should even buy on
It appears that Windows 10 installations have gone stagnant. Back in March, former Windows chief Terry Myerson announced the OS was on nearly 700 million devices, but months later, that number hasn't changed: Satya Nadella held an earnings call this