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Hacked NSA tools put Windows users at possible risk


Hacked NSA tools put Windows users at possible risk
Shadow Brokers hacking group claims it’s leaked government malware designed to break into Windows computers.

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Facebook knocks down massive spammer network

Facebook knocks down massive spammer network

The social network says it had been “combating” the operation for six months.

Facebook famously boasts it has 1.86 billion users who visit the social network every month. It looks like that number shrank on Friday. Continue reading “Facebook knocks down massive spammer network”

Lenovo ThinkPads power up with Kaby Lake, precision touchpads, Thunderbolt 3

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Lenovo ThinkPads power up with Kaby Lake, precision touchpads, Thunderbolt 3

Lenovo introduces ThinkPad Yoga 370, upgrades workhorse T-series, L-series and X-series laptops to Intel’s Kaby Lake chips

Lenovo is starting its CES party a bit early, announcing new and upgraded ThinkPad laptops and a 2-in-1 with Intel’s new Kaby Lake chips and a slew of new features. Continue reading “Lenovo ThinkPads power up with Kaby Lake, precision touchpads, Thunderbolt 3”

Russia’s ‘Grizzly Steppe’ Cyberattacks Started Simply, U.S. Says

Russia’s ‘Grizzly Steppe’ Cyberattacks Started Simply, U.S. Says

The attack against U.S. democracy began in the summer of 2015 with a simple trick: Hackers working for Russia’s civilian intelligence service sent e-mails with hidden malware to more than 1,000 people working for the American government and political groups. Continue reading “Russia’s ‘Grizzly Steppe’ Cyberattacks Started Simply, U.S. Says”

The future is now: 2016’s most powerful, portentous PC hardware

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A year to remember

For a device that’s supposedly on death’s door (ha!), the PC sure sprung to life in 2016.

Cutting-edge innovations and boundary-pushing hardware advancements dropped with shocking regularity throughout the year, spurred on by the birth of virtual reality, Continue reading “The future is now: 2016’s most powerful, portentous PC hardware”

Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs.

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Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs
New hardware needs new software
More than a mere blank slate, a new PC is a fresh opportunity—a collection of components that, with the right software installed, could accomplish anything from balancing your household budget to helping to cure cancer. Continue reading “Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs.”

30% off Logitech Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad for Internet-Connected TVs – Deal Alert

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30% off Logitech Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad for Internet-Connected TVs – Deal Alert
Logitech’s K400 Wireless Keyboard for internet-enabled TVs is designed to be compact, comfortable, quiet, and easy to use from the comfort of your couch Continue reading “30% off Logitech Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad for Internet-Connected TVs – Deal Alert”

Tech luminaries we lost in 2016

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In Memoriam

In 2016, the world got a little bit smaller as we said goodbye to many of the tech industry’s founders. Yet those innovators left behind legacies and technology that brought us all closer — whether it’s the internet we use daily, digital artwork that inspires us or a futuristic vision we still strive to realize. They were scientists, astronauts, artists and code-breakers; some connected the world, while others flew beyond it. Here are 18 men and women whose contributions to IT and society will be long remembered.

 

 

 

 

 

Google sued by employee for confidentiality policies that ‘muzzle’ staff

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Google sued by employee for confidentiality policies that ‘muzzle’ staff
Google says rules are intended to protect proprietary business information

A product manager at Google has sued the company over its allegedly illegal confidentiality rules, which, among other things, prohibit employees from speaking even internally about illegal conduct and dangerous product defects for fear that such statements may be used in lawsuits or sought by the government. Continue reading “Google sued by employee for confidentiality policies that ‘muzzle’ staff”

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