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Scroogled! Mississippi attorney general sued by Google

Google officially escalated its unhappiness with Project Goliath, the secret concerted effort between the MPAA and state attorney generals, by filing a lawsuit against Mississippi state attorney general Jim Hood.


North Korea calls Sony hack claims ‘groundless slander,’ wants investigation

Spokespeople for the U.S. and North Korean governments have had a busy weekend of claim and counter-claim through the press: here's the latest comment from all the key players in the story.


Microsoft is taking on the tech support scammers

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against a company it says offered fraudulent technical support over the phone, and is warning users to be vigilant when it comes to fake calls placed over the holidays.


What browser choice? Microsoft is free again to ignore Internet Explorer rivals in Europe

Microsoft is no longer obligated to display a web browser choice screen in Internet Explorer on the old continent, as a 2009 EU ruling has just expired. What impact will this have on browser use, if any?


Is it a router? Nope! It’s Asus’ new mini-PC

Are you looking for a small, silent computer that can tuck behind your monitor? Asus thinks it has just what you need with its new E210, a miniature desktop that leverages Intel's Bay Trail processor for efficient performance.


Best Google easter eggs

Google is known for playing pranks every year in April, but the fun doesn't stop there. The company has also hidden Easter eggs throughout the web and if you know where to look, you can find them.


PC games in the living room don't get better than on CyberPower's Syber Vapor

Not quite a Steam Machine, but still a strong contender, the Syber Vapor I proves that Valve's failure to deliver Steam OS on time doesn’t mean the PCs built to take advantage of…

  • Pros: Works as a viable console replacement out of the box , Solid…
  • Cons: Initial cost might seem prohibitive to the console faithful…

Your say Friday: Has a corporate hack affected you?

Many corporations have fallen victim to hacks, leaking hundreds of millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. Have any of these leaks directed affected your life?


[Updated] FBI confirms North Korea hacked Sony pictures, Obama pledges response

Speculation that North Korea was directly responsible for a cyber attack on Sony Pictures has now been confirmed by the FBI. President Obama is expected to address the issue during his end-of-year address later today.


All Amazon wants for Christmas is to sell you a bunch of discounted Chromebooks

Who needs Santa Claus? Amazon is proving its desire to be your Christmas gift go-to with a long list of discounted Chromebooks, some of which have been discounted under $200 for a limited time.


Decrypt This: OS security showdown

This week's Decrypt This breaks down the basics of the strongest OS security available on the market today, and shows you what you need to know when deciding which operating system is right for you.


Tech gifts for $50 or less

They say “it’s the thought that counts,” but let’s be honest: money talks. An extravagant iPad Air 2, blistering gaming computer, or OLED TV is a guaranteed gift victory. So if you’re an adulterous man trying to reclaim the trust of the lover you…

Buying Guides

Roses are red, violets are blue, this BenQ monitor sees color better than you

Color accuracy and easy hardware calibration are the main selling points of BenQ's first "professional photography monitor," a 24-inch display with 2560 x 1440 resolution that promises to render 99% of the AdobeRGB gamut.


The city of South Pittsburg simply can’t stand criticism anymore, so it banned it

The city of South Pittsburg, Tennessee just banned city employees from criticizing it in social media. The punishment for violators wasn't revealed, but the new policy does not forbid the use of social media.


Most Americans have access to 100Mbps Internet, but from just one source

59.4 percent of Americans could opt for a 100 Mbps Internet service if they wanted do, but very few can select between more than one high-speed ISP.