Computing
Computing

2016 MacBook just as impossible to repair as last year’s, iFixIt teardown shows

What's different inside the 2016 MacBook? Not much, iFixIt's latest teardown suggests. If you've seen the inside of last year's, everything is familiar. It's also largely impossible to repair, thanks to soldered and glued parts.
Gaming

Logitech’s display made from 160 LED keyboards is a sight to behold

Have you made your keyboard run fancy light shows when you're AFK? Nothing quite like this one, we'd wager. With 160 Logitech G810 keyboards, Iam8Bit created a short movie for PAX East, showcasing the keyboard's heavy lighting…
Mobile

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Mobile

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Web

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.
Computing

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…
Computing

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.
Computing

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.