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Server crash brings IRS e-file system down, but not for long

While the IRS doesn't expect any "major disruptions," it's undeniable that the e-file server crash is having an adverse impact on individuals hoping to file their tax returns this week. Fortunately, the agency is hard at work on an…
Computing

The Internet is going to reach a zettabyte, nearly a trillion gigabytes, of data this year

If you thought a terabyte was a lot of space, think again, as our Internet traffic is about to approach the one zettabyte mark later this year, with an expected doubling in the next three years.
Computing

Dell’s new security feature protects your system from the second it boots up

There are lots of ways to protect a system once it's turned on, but there's another vulnerability that people aren't as aware of, the UEFI (or BIOS), and Dell is stepping in to patch it up.
Computing

Trick your boss into buying you a gaming keyboard with the Logitech G810

Although a lot of gaming keyboards might go over the top to try and attract attention, Logitech is hoping that the opposite is true with its new G810 keyboard, which scales things back in favor of an understated look.
Computing

Windows 10’s default video player utterly destroys VLC in battery life

Seemingly lightweight alternatives like VLC and Media Player Classic actually use more battery power than Microsoft Movies & TV, a PC World test reveals.
Web

Google brings free Fiber Internet to low-income households

On Wednesday, the Silicon Valley behemoth announced its plan to bring free Google Fiber to those who need it most: low-income Americans who currently have little to no access to the Internet.
Computing

New Office 2016 bundle is easy on the eyes

Collaborative working with PowerPoint is easier than ever in the latest Insider build of Office 2016, which makes it possible to see who's working on what, and which also provides all Office software with its own Dark mode.
Computing

Build 14257 for Windows 10 hits fast ring with one big, nasty known problem

Windows 10's update are starting to become more frequent but smaller, with the latest build 14257 boasting just a few minor updates, rather than the bigger feature releases we've seen in previous builds.
Gaming

EVE Online spin-off Dust 541 set for closure, but will live on through PC successor

CCP Games has announced that the servers for its PlayStation 3 multiplayer FPS Dust 514 will be shut down in May, with a successor powered by Unreal Engine 4 in the works for the PC.
Mobile

The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu tablet’s big feature is one that trumps Microsoft’s Continuum

The newly announced BQ Aquaris M10 tablet runs Ubuntu software, and is the first tablet to feature Canonical's Continuum-killing convergence features, where the device has both full mobile and desktop modes.
Web

Google will finally start warning users about sites with fake download buttons

The web is about to get a little less tricky, as Google announced yesterday that a new update to its Safe Browsing will now warn users about sites with fake download buttons, update notifications, and other deceptive ads.
Gaming

Batman: Arkham Knight won’t be coming to SteamOS, Mac and Linux ports cancelled

If you decided to forgo the PC release of Batman: Arkham Knight and wait to play it on SteamOS, Mac, or Linux, you're out of luck. Those ports have been cancelled and the developer is urging those who pre-ordered to request refunds.