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Molerats from Middle East hack targets in Europe, U.S.

The Molerats used the Xtreme RAT, a form of Trojan, as it attacked organizations in Europe and the U.S. Their motives, however, are not yet known.

Computers June 4, 2014

Google gets A for sending Chromebooks to nine more nations (C in poetry)

Google is waxing lyrical about its web-powered Chromebook, announces availability in nine more nations in a cheesy poem.

Computers June 3, 2014

Asus Transformer Book V is a Windows 8 and Android tablet, notebook and smartphone all in one device

Asus has announced a device that works as a Windows 8 tablet, Windows 8.1 laptop, Android tablet, Android laptop and smartphone. Will the five operating modes appeal to a wide range of users?

Computers June 2, 2014

FBI, DOJ bottle GameOver Zeus botnet, Cryptolocker ransomware

Malware is unfair to businesses and consumers. But a two-year-old botnet and ransomware scheme have been crippled by the FBI and international law enforcement organizations.

Computers June 2, 2014

Dell debuts upgraded tablets, 2-in1 devices and all-in-one desktops

Dell releases upgraded versions of its Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets. Coming too are new versions of the PC maker's 2-in-1 devices and an entry-level All-in-One desktop.

Computers June 2, 2014

Windows 8 Start Menu feature delayed until next year!

For Windows users clamoring for the old-style Start Menu from Windows 7 and earlier, a promised restoration in the next upgrade of Windows 8 now has an uncertain release date. It may have to wait until a new OS debuts.

Computers June 2, 2014

HP unwraps Envy x360, Pavilion x360 as part of its back-to-school portfolio

HP announces a new line of devices that can turn into various form factors, including the Envy x360 and Pavilion x360 notebooks that can be configured into a tablet, a tent or a stand.

Computers June 3, 2014

State of cybercrime in the U.S.: Good guys, losing. Criminals, winning.

The 2014 U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey showed that cybersecurity programs of U.S. organizations are not prepared enough for cyberattacks.

Computers May 29, 2014

WWDC 2014: 'Nope,' Apple will not unwrap new iMac, 8-GB iPhone 5s

'Nope' is what long-time Apple follower Jim Dalrymple can say about rumors of a cheaper iPhone 5s and low-cost iMac being the star of the show at next week’s Apple developer conference.

Computers May 30, 2014

Samsung begins mass production of 1TB SSD using new 3D V-NAND technology

The world has yet to see a 1TB-SSD laptop, but it won’t take long now. Samsung has begun producing the world’s first 1TB SSD drives for computers using a new technology called 3D V-NAND.

Computers May 29, 2014

Toshiba debuts slew of back-to-school laptops and tablets

Toshiba looks to get into the education sector. Two new laptop/tablet combos should help entice customers.

Computers May 29, 2014

VirusTotal Uploader online malware tool for OS X now will keep your Mac secure

VirusTotal Uploader is now compatible with the Mac OS X. The utility scans various files and checks if they are infected with malware.

Computers May 28, 2014

This is how kids today see a 1970s computer [Video]

What happens when children who grew up with iPhones and iPads on their little hands get introduced to a bulky Apple II from four decades ago? This hilarious video shows you what.

Computers May 27, 2014

See kids react to Apple II computer with no hard drive and mouse [Video]

Kids of this generation came face-to-face with an Apple II compute from the 1980s, and the outcome is just as what you would expect.

Computers May 26, 2014

Latest Chrome OS update adds folders to Launcher, improves controls and OK Google

The latest update for the Chrome OS contains several enhancements, including one that was based on user feedback. Users can sort and group apps, minimize and now get search results via voice without first going to a search window.

Computers May 23, 2014

Microsoft, Ubisoft develop free-to-play Assassin's Creed: Pirates for browsers

Assassin's Creed: Pirates for browsers is a stripped down version of the mobile spin-off title of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Computers May 20, 2014

Google wants Chromebooks to kill PCs by bringing offline features

Google has put the PC world on watch with new Chromebook updates. Now, users can use many applications while not connected online.

Computers May 9, 2014

Intel announces plans to be inside new generation of Google Chromebooks

Intel and Lenovo are taking the Chromebook market by storm, a move that would benefit Google greatly, and might just punish Microsoft even more.

Computers May 7, 2014

Lenovo debuts Chromebooks for the shopper, student consumer

PC maker delivers on promise to push out cheaper laptops for the education market. They should hit stores just as back-to-school shopping begins.

Computers May 6, 2014

Lenovo unveils a ballerina: N20p Chromebook with 300-degree hinge

Joining the bandwagon of Chromebooks is Lenovo with its own lineup, the N20 and N20p models. The latter has a multi-mode design that allows the keyboard to flex back 300 degrees.

Computers May 7, 2014

Now we have computers that can solve word problems. Need help with math or physics homework?

Researchers from MIT have come up with a new type of computer system that can automatically find the solutions to word problems. The new system may have applications in the fields of math, education and physics.

Computers May 7, 2014

New MacBook Air lineup has slower SSD, new chip provides negligible boost

Two tests were conducted to measure if the updates on the 2014 MacBook Air lineup of Apple brought noticeable modifications in its CPU and storage system. Here's what the separate tests found.

Computers May 6, 2014

Microsoft's keyboard prototype recognizes hand gestures

Hand gestures will soon be interpreted by keyboards. Microsoft has unveiled in a conference a prototype of this next generation keyboard. See what this keyboard can do.

Computers May 1, 2014

New MacBook Air gets cheaper and faster: Buh-bye laptops?

Apple launches new MacBook Air. But most analysts see little more than speed upgrades in the new models.

Computers April 30, 2014

MacBook Air update features faster processor and $100 price cut

Apple has unveiled updated line of MacBook Air. Is everyone happy with the new processor inside and with the revised price tag?

Computers April 29, 2014

Apple to hit refresh on MacBook Air lineup tomorrow - Will the display be retina?

Apple will reportedly give its MacBook Air lineup a slight boost in processing power tomorrow, April 29. This mid-cycle refresh will probably be modest, but a bigger update to the lineup is expected at a later date. Retina display, anyone?

Computers April 28, 2014

New reliable qubit array brings us one step closer to quantum computing

Quantum computing could change the world. That day is one step closer, thanks to new technology.

Computers April 26, 2014

Apple announces OS X Beta Seed Program, users can try Mavericks 10.9.3 with confidentiality agreement

For the first time ever, Apple is enlisting its customers to test out its latest OS in beta for free, provided testers agree to Apple’s stringent secrecy clause.

Computers April 24, 2014

Lenovo flexes its muscles with new dual-purpose laptops with a $429 starting price

It may seem a bit early to start thinking of the back to school selling season, but Lenovo is getting prepared. It announced two new laptops in its Flex 2 family that will become available in June.

Computers April 16, 2014

Toshiba goes Technicolor with $1,499 4K Satellite P55t laptop

Toshiba will attempt to lure film buffs and professional photographers and videographers with its latest high-end laptop. It's the company's first to feature a 4K display and be Technicolor Color Certified.

Computers April 15, 2014

Baseball's high-tech replay system getting cheers and jeers

While the full impact of MLB's new instant replay system will not be known for months, maybe years, many players and managers have voiced their opinions. The sophisticated gear used to make the reviews cannot be blamed, though.

Computers April 13, 2014

Sony issues warning: Vaio Fit 11A laptop may catch fire due to battery problem

Sony warned owners of its Vaio Fit 11A laptop to immediately stop using it and unplug it because the battery is prone to overheating, posing risks to owners. What happens now?

Computers April 13, 2014

Google pushing Chromebooks to businesses following the death of Windows XP

Business switching from Windows XP to Chrome OS? That's what Google is hoping for with latest promotion.

Computers April 10, 2014

Stuart Parkin awarded Millennium Technology Prize, research enables video, music streaming

Data storage researcher Stuart Parkin was awarded the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize for his work increasing the amount of data that can be stored on a hard drive. This has enabled a one-thousand fold increase in the amount of data that can be held enabling a wide variety of tasks that we take for granted today.

Computers April 9, 2014

5 things XP users can do as they mull upgrading to Windows 7 or 8.1. or, yikes, even switching to the Apple platform

XP users have a small window of time to either upgrade Windows 7 or 8.1. or ditch Windows all together. Here are a few tips to keep XP machines at least somewhat secure as you make the decision.

Computers April 7, 2014

Western Digital services back online, company called out on Twitter, Facebook on poor response

Western Digital execs got an earful from customers who took to social medial to express their anger over the fact three of the company's big online services were offline for a week. While the company has restored most of the services it is now working to do the same for its image.

Computers April 7, 2014

The curtains are closing Tuesday on XP support: Are you ready for the Windows OS doomsday?

XP users have three days before XP security and patch support goes bye bye. First step is to make sure you've got Security Essentials working if you're not making an upgrade move by end of day Tuesday.

Computers April 5, 2014

Intel shows Braswell processors, looks to expand Chromebook, tablet presence

Intel today showed several new processors and discussed increasing its presence in the Chromebook market at the Intel Developers Conference being held in China. Intel hopes to be included in five times as many Chromebooks this year and also in sub-$100 tablets.

Computers April 3, 2014

Intel announces next-generation Braswell for affordable Android and Chrome devices

Intel is innovating and collaborating with industry players to survive in the business and it has got new product developments to watch out for.

Computers April 3, 2014

Dell unveils ruggedized Latitude laptops, built for the battlefield and school yard

Dell has rolled out a couple of Latitude laptops that can not only survive in a war zone, but not break down while being handled by what some might call an even tougher user - school children. To prove how tough these laptops are Dell showed them off operating in an arctic environment during a press conference held in New York.

Computers April 2, 2014

An ABI Research report reveals Google laptop is making market headway.

Research report on Chromebook shipments describes Google device as a "disruptive" force in the portable computing space.

Computers April 2, 2014

Lenovo recalls thousands of ThinkPads, overheating battery could cause a fire

Lenovo has set up a recall for thousands of ThinkPad laptops over concerns that the battery pack could overheat and cause a fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall impacts more than 37,000 computers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

Computers March 28, 2014

Lower prices expected as billions of tablets, smartphones and PCs ship in 2014

About 2.5 billion connected devices will ship into the world this year and if forecasts are correct this meteoric increase will continue for years to come. The most popular connected device is still the smartphone, but tablets are still seeing a much higher growth rate.

Computers March 27, 2014

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