What to expect from Apple’s October 27 event, and how to watch live

It’s been a long time coming for some members of the Mac family, namely the MacBook Pro and Mac Pro. But what can we expect to see unveiled at Apple's event next week, and how do we tune in to see what's on the Apple-emblazoned horizon?

Adobe's Photoshop Mystery 2016 will put your Photoshop skills to the test

Adobe's annual Photoshop Mystery is back, and it's bigger and more complex than ever. Details remain scarce, but we know participants can expect 21 scenes, 330,000 lines of Action Script code, and two Facebook Live events.

AI judge predicts outcome of human rights cases with remarkable accuracy

An AI algorithm has predicted the outcome of human rights trials with 79 percent accuracy. The system is the first of its kind trained solely from on case text from a major international court, the European Court of Human Rights.

AMD undercuts Nvidia ahead of GTX 1050 release with RX 460 and 470 price drops

With Nvidia's GTX 1050Ti set for release in the near future, AMD has upped its game by dropping its prices. Both the RX 460 and RX 470 GPUs have had their prices slashed by $10 apiece, finally bringing them both in line with their MSRPs.

PayPal fixed a major problem with its multifactor authentication protection

Security consultant Henry Hoggard picked up a bounty from PayPal after drawing attention to a major failing of the service's security measures relating to multifactor authentication.

If you only need basic Microsoft Office features, you can get a limited version for free.

Microsoft Office can be expensive, but unless you are a power user, you only need some features from the full Office suite. There are ways to use Office for free, but it can be tricky.
Social Media

Facebook lets you make voice and video calls with Windows 10 app update

The latest version of the Facebook app for Windows 10 allows users to exclusively broadcast from compatible desktops and tablets. For everyone else, the livestreaming service is still only available on smartphones.
Home Theater

Your days of watching pirated live streams may be over, thanks to Cisco

Cisco has plans to stop you in your tracks -- if you're illegally watching a pirated stream, that is. The San Jose-based company recently introduced a new technology known as Streaming Piracy Prevention.

Personal computing industry press leader David Bunnell dies

David Bunnell died last week at his home in Berkeley. Bunnell chronicled the birth of the personal computing revolution and founded major computer magazines. Microsoft co-founder Paul Alen said, "David Bunnell give voice to the PC…

American hacker Jester warns Russia to stop interfering with U.S. election

We believed that Jester, a hacker who takes down jihadist sites and warns U.S. authorities of terrorist threats, attacked the Russian Foreign Ministry site this weekend.

AT&T buys Time Warner for $85 billion

Telecommunications giant AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for $85 billion. The purchase would provide an instant menu of television channels and films. AT&T bought DirecTV in 2015 to expand services from pure communications.

Thanks but no thanks: WikiLeaks asks its supporters to stop DDoS attacks

In a message sent out via Twitter (one of the many internet sites affected by the attack on Dyn), WikiLeaks implored its "supporters" to stop attacking the web at large. "Mr. Assange is still alive and WikiLeaks is still publishing."