CryptXXX ransomware gets even tougher to crack, pulls in $45,000 in three weeks

The latest version of the CryptXXX ransomware has become even tougher to decrypt and has earned its authors more than $45,000 in Bitcoin payments from victims in just three weeks.

Google Earth just got a whole lot sharper thanks to the Landsat 8 satellite

Google has updated Google Earth with sharper and brighter images from the Landsat 8 satellite. The new images will also show in the satellite view of Maps, and over time will replace all of the older images in Earth.

Google ups its classroom cred with Cast for Education and Quizzes

Google has launched a slew of new tools for education and teachers, including quizzes in Google Forms, and Cast for Education, which allows students to cast their screens to their teacher's projector (with permission, of course)

Google’s Project Bloks looks to build new way for kids to learn programming

Google has unveiled a new open hardware platform to help teach kids how to code. Project Bloks is for developers, designers and researchers to build devices that will bring a physical and tangible way for children to learn more about…

One woman was so annoyed by the Windows 10 update, she sued — and won

Upgrading to a new version of Windows usually costs money, but one woman who felt forced into her Windows 10 upgrade has secured $10,000 from Microsoft after her computer was left practically unusable following the update.

AMD pledges better driver releases and new overdrive replacement in next update

'WattMan' could be the next face of AMD's graphics card overclocking utility, according to some leaked slides. Along with promising ever more frequent driver releases, more bang per buck and per watt, AMD's RX 480 cards could really shake…

New HP Chromebook boasts touchscreen for use with Android apps

Google is currently working hard to permit Chrome OS to be compatible with Android apps, and now HP has unveiled a system that is designed to take full advantage of that functionality.
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HTC bets big on VR after sustaining heavy losses

HTC is struggling to battle back from heavy losses sustained over the past twelve months, but it seems that the company's plan going forward will put a major focus on VR.

A bug in Chrome makes video stream piracy way too easy

Ripping legal streams of copyrighted content is nothing new, but rarely do you find browsers quite as happy for you to do it as Chrome seems to be. A new bug makes it a cinch to download just about any streamed video.

Store your Skype calls for later reference with these free and paid tools

Skype may be the premiere voice-over-IP service, but it doesn't include a built-in call recording feature. Check out our straightforward guide on how to record a Skype call, whether you're looking for a free or premium option.

The IRS says goodbye e-filing PINs due to ‘questionable activity’

The IRS is doing what it can to ensure that taxpayer information isn't being compromised. The latest move has been to remove the Electronic Filing Personal Identity Numbers tool from both and the toll-free phone service.

Weekly Rewind: 3D-printed baby skulls, YouTube live, a wicked quick Swiss EV

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…