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New phishing scam has high success rate against tech-savvy Gmail users

A new phishing scheme, targeting Gmail users, aims to use your contact list against you by pilfering your inbox in an effort to compromise the accounts of your friends, family, and co-workers.
Computing

If you want Windows Hello, then cancel your new Dell XPS 15 pre-order

There's been some confusion, as to whether Dell was jumping on the Windows Hello password-less login bandwagon with its updated Dell XPS 15 notebook, and that's now been clarified. A fingerprint scanner option is coming in February.
Computing

Android 7.0 update to hit Nvidia Shield Tablets in next few weeks

Along with its new Shield TV set top boxes and original Shield TVs, Nvidia is upcoming its Shield Tablet and Tablet K1s to also support Android 7.0 Nougat. While we don't have a hard release date, it's expected to be sometime in the next…
Computing

The new Game Mode feature could be an exclusive resource manager for Game DVR

Microsoft talked about the new Game Mode in Creators Update for Windows 10 last week, but it's already starting to appear in preview builds. Right now, the feature appears to suspend background services to free up resources.
Cool Tech

Watch an algorithm try to make sense of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ trailer

A new project, created by Copenhagen-based creative coding studio Støj, uses an object-recognition algorithm to try to make sense of Hollywood movie trailers. Here's what it understood about The Wolf of Wall Street.
Computing

Close to the Metal Ep. 26: Nintendo Switch fills a gap in PC gaming

Nintendo's upcoming Switch console is already making waves, particularly among the PC gaming community. On this episode of Close to the Metal, we'll discuss why that might be the case.
Computing

Pix for Windows 10 will help developers ensure great gaming performance

Microsoft's PIX for Windows 10 (beta) joins DirectX 12, Xbox Play Anywhere, Game Mode, and more as examples of the company's sincere commitment to ensuring that Windows 10 is a great PC gaming platform.
Computing

Malwarebytes finds the ‘first Mac malware of 2017,’ and Apple calls it ‘Fruitfly’

While macOS is indeed less of a malware target that Windows 10, you're not completely worry-free running a Mac. And now, some researchers at security software company Malwarebytes has found the first piece of macOS malware for 2017.
Mobile

Worlds collide as Cortana makes its way to the Android lock screen

Cortana, Microsoft's digital voice assistant, has a new feature on Android devices: A lock screen interface. The beta version of the app includes an shortcut enables one-swipe access to Cortana's informational cards.
Mobile

Superthin and sleek webcam cover helps protect your privacy in style

The Internet Security Camera Cover (ISCC) claims to be the "the world's thinnest, most ergonomic, and seamless mechanical webcam privacy cover.” After browsing the many mechanical camera covers out there, we’re inclined to agree.
Computing

Gigabyte’s GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition GPU may zoom past Founder’s Edition model

This week, Gigabyte revealed a number of new products shipping under its Aorus brand, one of which is an overclocked GTX 1080 graphics card. It will come packed with two modes, and will supposedly outperform Nvidia's Founder's Edition…
Computing

Epson’s portable DS-320 scanner can save 25 pages per minute

Built for professionals on the go, the portable scanner can be plugged into a wall or powered straight over a USB connection. It features a 20-page automatic document feeder and can save files straight to Dropbox and Google Drive.