Computing
Computing

Lenovo confirms and denies locking Linux operating systems out of Yoga notebooks

Lenovo has reportedly locked some of their popular Yoga notebooks, preventing users from installing Linux. Statements from the company have been contradictory, sparking a debate on both sides.
Computing

Samsung’s stick-shaped ‘960’ SSDs can make your desktop or laptop crazy fast

Samsung launched two new M.2-class stick-shaped 960 Series SSDs to boost the performance of a laptop or desktop. They are based on Samsung's stacked V-NAND technology and will be made available sometime in Octobver starting at $130.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 13: Does MacOS Sierra prove Apple doesn’t care about the Mac?

Apple's newest version of Mac OS X - sorry, MacOS - offers a few interesting new features, including Siri. But is it enough to restore faith in Mac fanatics?
Mobile

You can hack almost any iPhone with just $100 worth of electronics

Turns out you don't need the resources of the U.S. government to hack an iPhone. A Cambridge researcher demonstrated an exploit the requires just $100 worth of off-the-shelf equipment.
Gaming

Every GTX 1070/1080 sold comes with a free ‘Gears of War 4’ on PC, Xbox One

Gears of War 4 is now free for anyone buying Nvidia GTX 1070 or 1080 graphics cards. The new title offers support for 4K gaming, so both Microsoft and Nvidia want to use it to showcase what the new generation of GPUs can do.
Virtual Reality

Oculus Touch costs even more in the U.K., which may negate Rift’s price advantage

A leaked retail listing for the Oculus Rift's Touch Controller pack which includes a second tracking camera, has been listed online at 200 euros, or $225. If true, this means the Rift could end up more expensive than the HTC Vive.
Web

AT&T Project AirGig to provide multi-gigabit wireless internet using power lines

Testing won't start till 2017, but AT&T sees Project AirGig technology as a way to bring ultra-fast wireless connectivity to any device. AirGig employs millimeter wave signals regenerated along power lines.
Computing

Mozilla launches Firefox 49 with better Reader Mode, offline viewing for Android

Firefox 49 has been released with improvements to Reader Mode and multi-process support, which is being rolled out to more users, and also sees the end of Firefox Hello. The Android version has added offline viewing.
Mobile

Man used fake mobile boarding passes to live in airport lounges for 18 days

It wasn't quite Tom Hanks in The Terminal, but there were a few similarities. Malaysian Raejali Buntut recently spent 18 days living at Singapore's main international airport, though the way he went about it has just landed him with a…
Cool Tech

Thought control used to release drugs contained in nanobots into living host

No, it’s not a scene from a 1980s David Cronenberg horror/sci-fi movie: researchers really have managed to use human brain waves to remotely control drug-releasing nanobots inside a live cockroach.
Computing

Microsoft now cleaning up its Windows 10 promotional mess on Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft released an optional update that removes all programs and links related to its former Windows 10 free upgrade program for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1. This update can be obtained through Windows Update, which cleans up seven…
Computing

HP confirms new firmware may block many third-party printer cartridges

Hewlett Packard has admitted that firmware released to a large number of OfficeJet printers may prevent third-party ink cartridges from working altogether. One company claims the firmware has a scheduled cartridge block that kicked off days…