Friends in high places: Apple backers now include ex-national security officials

Former NSA and CIA directors, along with various other former officials have backed Apple in the encryption war. Their comments have angered U.S. law enforcement officials, who believe money is a motivating factor for their new stance.

Open-source code leaks indicate arrival of Google Play Store on Chromebooks

References to Android apps that were found in Chromium code over the weekend adds new weight to speculation that Chromebooks will soon be able to download apps from the Google Play Store.

Looking to buy a new laptop? The answer is Dell's XPS 13

The latest generation of mobile hardware provides excellent battery life, brilliant display quality and outstanding performance, often at the same time. But you only need one laptop — and we know which you should buy.

A new bill will force companies to place a backdoor in their devices to undermine their own encryption

The Feinstein-Burr anti-encryption bill, also known as the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, has officially surfaced. Here's everything you need to know about the bill, which is still a draft at the moment.

USB’s latest change is the long-overdue solution to preventable disaster

Last week, the USB Implementers Forum issued an authentication specification for USB Type-C. While appreciated, this is an overdue solution to a long-standing concern for the interface's consumers.

Hackers attack KKK and briefly bring down main website

Hackers associated with Ghost Squad and the Anonymous collective succeeded in launching a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the official Ku Klux Klan website.

Intel execs receive threats from employees in response to diversity efforts

If you were looking for proof of tech's diversity problem, consider your search ended -- according to the CEO of Intel, the primary opposition to the company's latest diversity and inclusion efforts have come from within the organization.

Kickstart your sluggish Mac with these 11 tips and tricks

Time wears on nearly everything — and Apple's flagship products are no exception. Check out our guide on how to speed up your beloved machine using 11 tips and tricks for clearing the unnecessary clutter and optimizing the applications at…

The latest data breach involves the voting records of 93.4 million Mexican citizens

Yet another data breach has grabbed international headlines, and this one involves the voting registration records of some 93.4 million Mexican citizens.

Extend your Wi-Fi range with these powerful amplifiers

Your network is only as good as your Wi-Fi signal. These five devices amplify your wireless network at home or work to give you a more reliable connection.

$10 switches cost Bangladesh’s central bank $81 million

There may be a time and a place for frugality, but not when it comes to bank security. Case in point: $10 switches cost Bangladesh's central bank a stunning $81 million in a hack that experts are attributing, to some degree, to stinginess.
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Is VR too dangerous for kids? We asked the experts

We’ve investigated the age ratings of VR headsets and talked to optometrists and vision experts to find out if VR is safe for children. These are the potential risks of using VR for kids.