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Extortion Artists Prey on AdSense Users New! 2020-02-19 08:00:00A new extortion scheme targets users of Google's AdSense program. The scam threatens to flood a website with bogus traffic until Google suspends the

The Drones Are Coming 2020-02-18 13:44:29Spurred by everything from environmental concerns to the desire to avoid congested roads, companies are developing, testing, and beginning to implemen

Viewing the 2020 Presidential Race Through a Competitive 2020-02-17 07:00:00Back in the 1980s, I was a competitive analyst for IBM, and it was one of the most interesting jobs I ever held. The practice largely has died out, b

Simplicity Does More Than Simplify Linux 2020-02-14 14:34:37If you want a Linux distro that caters to gaming, check out the Simplicity Linux Gaming release. If you prefer a general-purpose computing platform wi

ACLU Blasts Clearview's Facial Recognition Accuracy Claims 2020-02-14 07:00:00The American Civil Liberties Union has leveled criticisms against facial recognition tool developer Clearview for making misleading claims about the a

It's Time for a Social Media and Disinformation 2020-02-13 15:23:57Can social media be saved? Can democracy be saved? The first question may seem less compelling than the second, but to some very worried observers, th

Samsung Scores With 5G Galaxy S20's Camera Specs, 2020-02-12 13:20:26Samsung has refreshed its Galaxy smartphone line, introduced a new foldable phone, and upgraded its wireless earbuds offering. Its three new flagship

Razr Reviews Raise $1500 Durability Question 2020-02-11 13:54:59Motorola's new foldable Razr phone has been garnering mediocre notices from early reviewers, who tended to find its performance underwhelming for a p

Rumblings in the Cloud 2020-02-10 14:15:59One of the old sayings is that there are "lies, damned lies and statistics," with the implication being you really can't trust most reported number

MakuluLinux LinDoz Offers Windows Comfort Zone, but It's 2020-02-07 12:00:00A new MakuluLinux LinDoz release is pending last-minute finishing touches and is perhaps days away, according to developer Jacque Montague Raymer. It

Cyber Worries Help Push Doomsday Clock Closer to 2020-02-07 07:00:00The hands on the iconic "Doomsday Clock" moved to just 100 seconds to midnight last month. That is the closest they have come to the final hour sinc

The Two Faces of Open Source: ECT News 2020-02-06 14:00:00The open source software movement has evolved dramatically over the past two decades. Many businesses that once considered open source a threat now re

PCWorld

Watch The Full Nerd talk about GPU news 2020-02-18 13:51:00Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today's show covers the announcement of the special GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyb

Asus blames AMD guidelines for high ROG Strix 2020-02-18 12:01:00The Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT is one of the most premium custom RX 5700 XT models around, pairing a top-end PCB with the company’s beastl

You can't buy Nvidia's ultra-rare GeForce RTX 2080 2020-02-18 10:48:00Nvidia’s back with another drop-dead gorgeous themed graphics card, but unlike the Star Wars Titan Xp Collector’s Edition, the new one won

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X60 5G modem has an 2020-02-18 10:00:00Qualcomm has unveiled the next generation of its 5G modem, the X60, and it's a thinly veiled bid to lock up the iPhone.

Ring beefs up its security with mandatory 2FA, 2020-02-18 09:58:00Ring flips on mandatory two-factor authentication in an effort to clean up its image.

How to create and customize tables in Microsoft 2020-02-18 06:30:00Creating tables in Microsoft Word used to be so annoying that most people just did it in Excel, then imported it into Word. It's worth giving Word 20

Anker Nebula Soundbar—Fire TV Edition review: Great Fire 2020-02-18 06:00:00This 2.1-channel soundbar comes with Fire TV and Alexa onboard, but we weren’t impressed by its mediocre audio.

MSI Prestige 14 review: Workhorse power in a 2020-02-18 06:00:00All laptops are a compromise in design and MSI’s Prestige 14 is no different. Even so, there’s a lot to love about what is likely the most

Use your TV as a computer monitor: Everything 2020-02-17 09:01:00You’re not the first person who’s wondered what it would be like to have a giant desktop monitor. Think of all the multi-tasking and immer

Maximus Answer DualCam Video Doorbell review: That second 2020-02-17 06:00:00This is a good video doorbell, but you’ll need a subscription to get the most value from it.

If the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X 2020-02-15 14:49:00Sony caused quite a stir this week, as reports emerged (originating with Bloomberg Tech) about the cost of the PlayStation 5. Not the price consumers

Report: Microsoft Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2 2020-02-14 15:16:00Microsoft has scheduled a long-overdue refresh of the Surface Book and Surface Go lineup for this spring, according to a report, which also claims the

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Ex-YC partner Daniel Gross rethinks the accelerator New! 2020-02-19 18:01:10Amid skyrocketing operating expenses, remote work has become an obsession for Bay Area founders looking to have it both ways, accessing Silicon Valley

Snap accelerator names its latest cohort New! 2020-02-19 17:32:43Yellow, the accelerator program launched by Snap in 2018, has selected ten companies to join its latest cohort. The new batch of startups coming from

Gmail finally makes it easier to search your New! 2020-02-19 17:25:56Gmail’s search is getting a significant update that will allow users to more easily narrow results to help them find a specific email. Before to

Netflix acquires Adam McKay’s asteroid comedy ‘Don’t Look New! 2020-02-19 16:21:32Netflix announced today that it has acquired “Don’t Look Up,” a comedy written and directed by Adam McKay, with Jennifer Lawrence at

Thomas Kurian on his first year as Google New! 2020-02-19 16:15:31“Yes.” That was Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s simple answer when I asked if he thought he’d achieved what he set out to do

VCs to antitrust officials: We’d rather take our New! 2020-02-19 16:00:39Last week at Stanford, antitrust officials from the U.S. Department of Justice organized a day-long conference that engaged numerous venture capitalis

Equity shot: What’s going on with Tesla’s stock New! 2020-02-19 15:22:18This is the first Equity Shot in a while. Most of the time Equity comes out on Friday. But sometimes, a topic comes up that demands more immediate att

Expanding its women’s health benefits offerings for employers, New! 2020-02-19 14:46:03Over the past 12 months, Maven, the benefits provider focused on women’s health and family planning, has expanded its customer base to include m

Zero Motorcycles unveils new SR/S — a full-fairing New! 2020-02-19 14:44:23California-based mobility startup Zero Motorcycles has a new e-moto in its lineup — the fully-faired SR/S, unveiled today in New York. The compa

Sling TV reports first-ever subscriber decline New! 2020-02-19 14:41:38Increased competition from competitors like Hulu and YouTube TV and even Netflix has finally taken its toll on Dish’s live TV streaming service,

MIT system predicts the best way to deflect New! 2020-02-19 14:22:27We’re not in immediate danger of any asteroids colliding with Earth — at least not as far as anyone’s aware. But it’s not like

Announcing the final agenda for Robotics + AI New! 2020-02-19 13:45:48TechCrunch is returning to UC Berkeley on March 3 to bring together some of the most influential minds in robotics and artificial intelligence. Each y

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Could hackers turn satellites into weapons? 2020-02-17 17:01:51Hackers could shut down satellites and potentially turn them into weapons, an expert on cyber conflict warns

Navy preps its new USS Ford carrier for 2020-02-17 15:24:11Navy weapons developers say the service’s emerging Ford-class carriers are engineered for the purpose of enabling a much higher volume of high-s

Hamas hackers attempted to 'catfish' Israeli soldiers 2020-02-17 09:46:30Hamas hackers have targeted Israeli soldiers’ phones with fake social media profiles, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

US military's 'Jetson' laser can ID your unique 2020-02-17 05:00:59The U.S. military could soon spot you in a crowd — not by your face or your gait, but by your unique heartbeat rhythm. The Pentagon recentl

Router checks, free credit reports, Windows help, and 2020-02-16 04:00:09Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products, and all things digital.

Google marks Susan B. Anthony birthday, women’s suffrage 2020-02-15 11:34:44Women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony and her long fight for women’s right to vote are getting their moment in the spotlight on Google&

Best internet deals to save money and maximize 2020-02-15 04:00:17Since you signed up for your internet service, you probably haven't given it much thought. It works, so why bother? But a new plan might better suit

What is Daylight Saving Time? 2020-02-14 20:14:42In the coming weeks, many Americans will continue the annual exercise of setting their clocks forward an hour in the name of daylight saving time.&nbs

Coronavirus-battling robots deployed to help fight deadly outbreak 2020-02-14 16:05:25Could robots be a vital weapon in the battle against the deadly coronavirus?

Army Research Lab explores new '6G' and beyond 2020-02-14 12:49:04A dismounted soldier taking enemy fire in a high-intensity combat engagement comes across a vital enemy location, snaps a quick photo of the area with

Space Force is looking for ideas 'in good 2020-02-14 10:49:09Following its official creation this past December, the Space Force is looking for ideas on what the members of the newest branch of the U.S. military

Los Angeles wiping out 66,000 old marijuana convictions, 2020-02-13 19:33:14Los Angeles County prosecutors are partnering with a nonprofit technology firm to wipe out or reduce up to 66,000 marijuana convictions that dispropor

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How To Use Rufus To Create A Bootable 2020-02-17 01:51:34Gone are those days when we used to CD or DVD to boot Windows XP and higher OS versions. The latest models of laptops and desktops are not coming with

How to Identify the Graphics Card in Your 2020-02-16 22:27:30GPU’s are essential hardware which lets you play your favourite games. Each GPU comes with different configuration and processing powers. As the

What are the Best Tools for Keeping Your 2020-02-15 11:43:33Keeping your personal information safe becomes more challenging with the growth of technology. The first step is knowing if any of your information is

Top 15 Best Examples of Stunning App Design 2020-02-15 11:01:33Are you thinking about creating your first mobile app for iOS? And how to make it stylish and liked by users? It’s hard to develop fresh ideas a

Spotify adds ability to search songs by its 2020-02-15 01:53:35We have seen that companies can be good and bad in the tech industry as well as the industry in general. Now, there has been a lot of talk about givin

Cruise ship passengers quarantined on board given 2000 2020-02-15 01:37:17You might have seen that the deadly coronavirus epidemic has affected people in China and all over the world. Also, this has caused a lot of business

Top Common WordPress Blog Content Mistakes 2020-02-14 11:47:33Most fresh bloggers make the same mistakes at the very beginning of their writing career. In most cases, this happens because they don’t have en

500 Chrome extensions found to be uploading private 2020-02-14 03:42:53It is a fact that we have to be extra careful nowadays when it comes to our privacy and security in this world where nothing is safe from hackers. Eve

How to setup VPN on PS4 2020-02-14 01:50:00PS4 is a fantastic gaming console and loved by millions of users. To improve the ping rate, access the players in different regions, and to protect th

Jeff Bezos bought the most expensive property in 2020-02-13 06:11:38You must be aware that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is currently the richest man in the world. This is after he surpassed Microsoft’s founder Bill Gate

WhatsApp now has the second-most number of active 2020-02-13 02:19:30One thing we have seen in the technology industry is that Facebook has made some wise business decisions in the past. While many might not like the pl

How to Update Your Android Firmware? 2020-02-12 22:24:38One thing you need to know is that Android updates work in a different manner to what Apple offers. For example, if you have an iPhone which falls und

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Fortnite C2 Season 2 downtime detailed: Here’s what New! 2020-02-19 18:14:17Brace yourselves, Fortnite fans! Epic has just released the downtime details for its Chapter 2, Season 2 game update, wrapping up the first season of

GeForce NOW lets Cyberpunk 2077 stream to Mac New! 2020-02-19 17:28:22Cyberpunk 2077 will be playable on an Apple computer on launch day – despite its complete lack of compatibility with macOS (or Mac OS, if you pr

Alamo Drafthouse’s alternative to MoviePass is now available New! 2020-02-19 17:05:38Alamo Drafthouse has officially launched its Season Pass, a subscription offering similar to the now-defunct MoviePass service. With this Season Pass,

Entire Star Wars Skywalker Saga getting a big New! 2020-02-19 16:20:35With the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the saga that started way back in the 1970s is finally complete. That, of course, means that it&

Nissan Switch car subscription promises daily swaps for New! 2020-02-19 16:10:45Nissan is trialing a subscription car service, with Nissan Switch allowing drivers to swap cars potentially as often as every day. The scheme –

Wyze details future products: Band, Scale, outdoor and New! 2020-02-19 16:09:43Budget smart home company Wyze has offered its customers a look at its upcoming product lineup, including new products that were made obvious as part

Android 11 prepares phones for 5 different states New! 2020-02-19 15:48:22Today we get our first major glimpse of what Google developers are doing to prepare Android 11 (or Android R) for 5G connectivity. We see the next-gen

Zero SR/S electric motorcycle is a comfier cruiser New! 2020-02-19 15:32:58Electric bike company Zero Motorcycles has added a new model to the lineup, with the SR/S promising more comfort for long-distance cruising to go with

Sony cancels PAX East visit due to coronavirus New! 2020-02-19 15:09:26The coronavirus outbreak has already led to the complete cancellation of MWC 2020, but there’s another major trade show coming up at the end of

Uber’s latest feature lets riders discreetly complain about New! 2020-02-19 15:01:50Uber has introduced another safety feature, this one designed to let riders betray their drivers by discreetly reporting small disturbances that don&r

Android 11 Developer Preview just released: It’s 1 New! 2020-02-19 14:08:04Today Android 11 was released in a Developer Preview for the masses. This new version of the Android operating system from Google includes significant

No Man’s Sky update delivers crazy-looking living ships New! 2020-02-19 13:50:38No Man’s Sky fans are getting a rather interesting update today. While past updates have focused on things like fleshing out multiplayer and bas

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Tesla closes stock offering with $2.3 billion, stock New! 2020-02-19 18:06:30 Tesla announced today that it closed its new $2 billion stock offering announced last week and the underwriters took the option to purchase an additi

Tesla is working on new ~110 kWh battery New! 2020-02-19 17:00:49 Tesla is working on a new ~110 kWh battery pack, its largest yet, and it should bring the range of some of its electric vehicles to more than 400 mil

Quick Charge Podcast: February 19, 2020 New! 2020-02-19 16:00:17 Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and ou

Lucid shows progress at Arizona EV factory, new New! 2020-02-19 14:43:48 If we haven’t heard from Lucid Motors over the past two years it was to get the company up and running perfectly. Since the beginning of the ye

Tesla has a giant new building next to New! 2020-02-19 13:58:30 Electrek has learned that Tesla is now operating a giant new building next to Gigafactory Nevada and we might know what the automaker is going to use

EGO 14-inch 56V Electric Chainsaw $179, more in New! 2020-02-19 13:22:11 Amazon offers the EGO Power+ 14-inch 56V Cordless Electric Chainsaw for $179 shipped. As a comparison, Home Depot charges $229 and today’s

Mercedes will quadruple the share of EVs and New! 2020-02-19 12:28:09 Last week, Daimler CEO Ola Källenius said “it will be a challenge” meeting 2020 and 2021 stricter emission targets in Europe. That l

Tesla Autopilot gets tricked into accelerating from 35 New! 2020-02-19 12:08:28 A group of hackers has managed to trick Tesla’s first-generation Autopilot into accelerating from 35 to 85 mph with a modified speed limit sign

Zero SR/S electric motorcycle unveiled with aerodynamic and New! 2020-02-19 12:00:28 Electrek was fortunate enough to attend today’s unveiling of the new Zero SR/S electric motorcycle in Manhattan. And we can confirm: The bike r

French startup proposes battery trailers as ad-hoc EV New! 2020-02-19 11:41:40 If the 200-plus miles of range offered by a Renault Zoe EV aren’t enough for a long-distance trip, just latch on a 60kWh charging-on-the-go tra

A fossil-fuel, ICE-car champion is tipped to be New! 2020-02-19 10:42:15 Mandy Gunasekara, the self-proclaimed “chief architect of the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord,” is tipped to replace Ryan Jackso

EGEB: Local areas are buying electricity in bulk New! 2020-02-19 10:00:16 In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): More towns and cities are buying electricity in bulk — it’s called community choice

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Planned nuclear storage material could decay faster than 2020-01-27 19:17:01The interface between different materials accelerates chemical breakdown.

Maryland bill would outlaw ransomware, keep researchers from 2020-01-27 17:21:48Requires consent before infecting, criminalizes other computering.

Check out Netflix’s Ghost in the Shell trailer 2020-01-27 17:08:38Despite the CGI controversy, the pedigree of the cast and crew is strong.

Plague Inc. maker: Don’t use our game for 2020-01-27 15:39:30Ndemic warns title is "not a scientific model" after spike in popularity.

Rocket League is dropping Mac, Linux because of 2020-01-27 13:59:31"0.3% of all active players" stat comes after vague explanation last week.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina S3 is a mesmerizing 2020-01-27 13:35:06It's all about power: Who gets to have it, and how to wield it responsibly

Google’s upcoming Airdrop clone gets an early demo 2020-01-27 13:21:02Send files locally over Wi-Fi, even when there's no Internet connection.

General Motors will invest $2.2 billion to build 2020-01-27 13:09:58Detroit-Hamtramck will build battery electric trucks and SUVs, starting in 2021.

Feds, states consider tag-teaming massive Google investigation 2020-01-27 12:33:01It takes a lot of resources to do a deep dive on a company as big as Google.

Verizon brings 5G to the Super Bowl—for part 2020-01-27 12:23:15It looks like Verizon 5G still can't cover a whole NFL stadium.

House legislators want to hand NASA’s human spaceflight 2020-01-27 10:38:43Lawmakers also appear to like cost-plus contracts.

SpaceX counting down to third launch of operational 2020-01-27 08:55:14Monday's launch attempt will be flown by a thrice-used first stage.


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