Computing
Computing

Job offer scams targeting college students can rip them off, ruin their credit

U.S. college students are being victimized by scammers with fake job offers. Scammers send counterfeit checks for deposit in students' banks and then require part of the funds be spent on job supplies.
Computing

Two-factor security is the best lock for your digital life, but it’s not perfect

Two-factor authentication has been widely adopted by various sites and services in recent years, but the protection it offers isn’t without its holes.
Computing

Computer glitch grounds United flights for the second time in three months

A computer glitch forced United Airlines to ground domestic flights for several hours on Sunday evening. It's the second time in three months for an issue of this nature to cause delays for United passengers.
Computing

Ultra private email provider Lavabit is back online

The ultra-private email provider Lavabit went offline in 2013 rather than comply with government access requests. Now Edward Snowden's email of choice is back, with enhanced privacy tweaks.
Gaming

Meet VRGE, the posh virtual reality dock that charges your headset

If you're looking for a subtle means of storing your virtual reality headset when it's not in use, South Carolinia's Team VRGE has a solution that may even be able to charge your head-mounted display.
Deals

The $15 Aerb universal remote with built-in keyboard and mouse gives you total control over your devices

Now only $15, the Aerb universal remote offers complete control over your PC, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. The all-in-one remote has a built-in keyboard and features mouse and TV control functionality.
Computing

Concerned about cybercrime? Chances are, you’re not doing much to protect yourself

According to surveys by security companies, people are concerned about cybercrime but most are not knowledgeable about or protected against ransomware. Simple precautions can make a huge difference in protecting your information.
Web

Net neutrality critic Ajit Pai elevated to FCC chairman, reports say

Ajit Pai was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2012 to fill an open Republican spot, but he's been no friend of Obama's cyber policy. Net neutrality could be first on his list of targets of Obama-era regulation.
Cool Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Webcam covers and one-handed shoelaces

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but there's no denying that it's fun to gawk!
Business

Chinese tech giant Alibaba joins Coke, Visa as a major Olympic sponsor

At the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group announced the formation of a long-term partnership that will last through 2028
Cool Tech

Kristen Stewart (yes, that Kristen Stewart) has co-authored a paper on AI

Actress Kristen Stewart has co-authored a machine learning paper describing a filmmaking technique used for her recent short film directorial debut, Come Swim. Here's everything you need to know about it.
Computing

Satan ransomware-as-a-service makes it easy to hold data hostage

Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) platforms, let anyone subscribe to the ability to engage in cyberattacks without needing to come up with their own code. The Satan ransomware "solution" is now included in its own RaaS offering.