Computing
Computing

MacBook Pro bug is most common on the 15-inch Radeon 460 model, survey says

Survey data suggests the graphics bug affecting a number of users of the MacBook Pro 2016 may be more widespread than initially thought. It seems to be most common on the 15-inch model with the Radeon 460 GPU, though it is unconfirmed.
Computing

Surface Phone could be the ultimate mobile device, but not till late 2017

Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Phone could be the "ultimate mobile device" that won't release until late 2017, utilizing Snapdragon 835 and 4GB or 6GB configurations, according to new leaked information.
Computing

Samsung 850 Pro 4-terabyte solid state drive wins CES Innovation Award

Walking away with awards before the show has even begun, Samsung has announced that its 850 Pro 4TB will make an appearance at CES 2017, where it will be granted an Innovation Award.
Web

Privacy might go out the window if a draft law in Germany goes into place

Thanks to a report from the nation's union for data protection, it's been revealed that the Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has a draft law in place that would do some serious damage to the state of data privacy rights in Germany.
Computing

MIT algorithm can predict the (immediate) future from still images

A team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a system that can predict the following events in images and generate videos to depict them.
Photography

VLC adds another trick to its bag with support for 360-degree video

The VLC media player has just added another trick to its bag – support for 360-degree video. The functionality is currently offered as a technical preview for desktop, and should also be coming to Android, iOS, and Xbox One, as well as VR…
Computing

SF Muni public transit system hacked, resulting in free rides

Muni is the essential transit lifeblood of the city of San Francisco, and hackers messed with it on Saturday forcing fare gates to remain open for holiday shoppers.
Deals

Here are the 5 best deals HP is serving up for Cyber Monday

HP's Cyber Monday deals include up to 50 percent off portable charging pouches, 4K monitors, gaming PC's, and touch laptops. For anyone who miss those deals, HP has extended the Cyber Monday deals to include until Friday.
Apple

How to turn your new MacBook Pro into KITT from ‘Knight Rider’

Take a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Here's how to turn your new MacBook Pro into the KITT car from Knight Rider. And this one won't talk back.
Computing

How to restore your Windows computer to its factory settings

Computers rarely work as well after they've accumulated files and misconfigured settings. Thankfully, with this guide, you'll be able to restore your Windows PC to its original state and, hopefully, boost its performance.
Computing

Beware of new image files you didn't download: They may launch 'Locky' ransomware

Moving on from malicious macros in Microsoft Office Word documents, the Locky ransomware program now uses self-downloading image files from social media. If you spot an image file on your computer that you don't remember downloading, don't…
Computing

32-bit vs. 64-bit – what’s the difference, and what does it mean for your PC?

Today's computing world isn't the same as it once was. With 64-bit processors and operating systems replacing the older 32-bit designs, we break down what exactly this new hardware means for you, and whether you need it.