Computing
Computing

Iran rolls out first stage of internal, national internet

Although once a country with very open internet standards, Iran has continued to restrict access and content and has now launched the first stage of its new national internet scheme, which will eliminate most international internet sources.
Computing

AMD’s ultra-high-end Vega GPUs set for release in the first half of 2017

AMD's upcoming Vega graphics chip is going to be released in the first half of 2017, giving us our first real competitor -- in terms of performance -- with Nvidia's top-of-the-line 10 series graphics chips.
Computing

John Ellenby, a pioneer in the creation of the modern laptop, dies at 75

The family of John Ellenby has announced that the engineer and businessman behind the Compass -- the first commercially successful laptop -- has died in San Francisco at the age of 75.
Computing

Opera Sync gets hacked, 1.7 million people's data could be compromised

According to Opera, its sync system was breached by intruders, possibly compromising the data of 1.7 million Opera Sync users. The company did reset Opera Sync account passwords and advises users to change them.
Mobile

Your Android might be controlled by a malicious Twitter account

According to a recent blog post from ESET, there's a new kind of mobile malware that makes use of Twitter to control an Android device-based botnet. It's the first known mobile malware to use this kind of social media account.
Computing

You can buy a laptop with an OLED screen now, but should you?

OLED screens, common on mobile devices, are just now beginning to appear on laptops. Their beauty will leave you wondering how you ever did without, but the new tech may leave you searching for the nearest power socket.
Computing

Wi-Fi troubles? Here’s the most common problems, and simple solutions

Don't panic when your Wi-Fi goes down. Instead, fix it. These simple solutions should help you get back to work, or whatever distraction is at hand, in a matter of minutes.
Web

AT&T says slow pole access due to Google Fiber providing bad drawings

Blaming bad engineering drawings and unacceptable contractor assignments for moving and installing cables, AT&T explains slow pole access for Google Fiber. Google Fiber has had slow going in Nashville and has placed the blame on…
Computing

Don’t want to stick with your ISP’s cable modem? Here are your options

Tired of paying fees for your modem? Why not ditch the rental and buy a device of your own? Here are seven of our favorite modems, whether you're in need of a budget-based solution or one that comes with Wi-Fi capabilities.
Gaming

‘SpaceEngine’ is like a free ‘No Man’s Sky’ modeled after the real universe

Space Engine is a free-to-download, procedurally generated simulator that's ten years in the making. Despite the incomprehensible size of the game's universe, it was developed by one man. But now, he says, he can't do it alone.
Cool Tech

Police in Baltimore testing privately funded 30 square mile continuous image surveillance

A privately-funded wide-angle continuous image surveillance system originally developed for the military monitors 30 square miles of Baltimore. Analysts on the ground can track pixel-sized people leaving crime scenes.