Tag Archives: gadgets

Fake Flash updates upgrade software, but install crypto-mining malware

According to cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks, it discovered a fake Flash updater that has been duping conscientious computer users since August. The fake updater installs files to sneak a cryptocurrency mining bot called XMRig, which mines for...

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Apples fires back at Australian encryption bill

In a seven-page letter to the Australian government, Apple criticized the country's proposed Access and Assistance Bill 2018. Apple claims, among other complaints, that the legislation raises cybersecurity concerns and give the state power to abuse u...

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‘Pokémon Go’ AR+ mode brings life-size monsters to Android

Pokémon vary in size, from as small as 4 in. to as tall as 47 ft. But for Android users, regardless of size, Pokémon looked kind of the same.

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Google’s smart home ecosystem has arrived

The building blocks of the "smart home" -- connected lights, plugs and other gadgets -- have been around for years. But they were strung together by a variety of confusing protocols. It wasn't until Amazon's Echo and its accompanying Alexa virtual as...

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Google’s Home Hub is more like a Chromecast than an Android tablet

At first glance, Google's new Home Hub looks like any other smart display featuring the company's Assistant platform. It features both voice and touch inputs, giving consumers the option to manually control their smart home, watch YouTube videos and...

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Microsoft open-sources 60,000 patents to help Linux avoid lawsuits

Microsoft announced that it's joining the Open Invention Network, an open-source patent group that's dedicated to protecting linux from lawsuits. And in the process, Microsoft has made 60,000 of its patents open source.

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Researchers develop 3D printed objects that can track their own use

Researchers at the University of Washington have been developing a way for 3D-printed plastic objects to transmit data without the need for embedded batteries or electronics. Last year, they showed how their devices can take measurements of wind spee...

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The Morning After: Goodbye, Google+

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

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The Morning After: Windows 10’s October update problem

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! Let's revisit some of this week's highlights as we get into Microsoft's buggy Windows 10 update, Apple's 'kill-switch' that wasn't and what you need to know ahead of Google's Pixel 3 lau...

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Moby is selling his vintage drum machine collection for charity

Moby has put together an impressive collection of drum machines over the years, and now he's selling the whole thing for charity.

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