Worried about your online privacy? We tested the best VPN services

Browsing the web can be less secure than most users would hope. If that concerns you, a virtual private network -- aka a VPN -- is a decent solution. Check out a few of the best VPN services on the market, so you can encrypt data on any…

Hackers can bypass the Windows 10 S lockdown due to security flaw

Google Project Zero researchers discovered a bug in Microsoft's .NET framework that allows anyone to run arbitrary "untrusted" code on Windows 10 devices with the User Mode Core Integrity component. That includes Windows 10 S PCs.

Oculus wants to stretch your skin to see what it feels like to be human

In patents filings made public this week, Oculus describes a couple different technologies that could make its virtual reality even more immersive. The patent filings describe simulating touch with a "skin stretch" instrument

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-director wants to fix data privacy. Can we trust her?

Brittany Kaiser was working for Cambridge Analytica just months ago. After testifying before the UK Parliament about her involvement in the campaign behind Brexit, she’s hopping the fence to make the opposite point.
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Gaming is just the beginning. Here are 8 innovative ways VR is being used today

Steven Spielberg’s movie adaptation of Ready Player One is introducing virtual reality to a whole new audience. Want to know how VR is being used in the world right now? Here are eight ways.

How to turn off notifications in Windows 10

Are the notifications on Windows 10 annoying you? Here's our guide on how to turn off notifications in Windows and how to manage alerts so that the important stuff still gets through.

Logging in with Facebook may let Javascript trackers steal personal data

Facebook's handling of personal data is under the spotlight again with a new report suggesting that sites leveraging Facebook's API for verification purposes could be allowing the harvesting of data through Javascript trackers.

The 5 budget PCs that prove PC gaming is for everyone

If you're looking for the best cheap gaming PCs you can buy, don't worry. You do have options. Our list of affordable gaming rigs includes the latest hardware from AMD and Nvidia, plus full support for VR headsets.

Tim Cook doesn’t believe customers want MacOS and iOS combined

In a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he doesn't believe customers want MacOS and iOS to merge. Doing so would water down both for the convenience of one operating system. A merge would mean trade-offs and compromises.

Chrome OS notification center redesign borrows from Windows 10 Action Center

Chrome OS will soon combine notifications and quick system settings together in one menu. The new look, similar to Windows 10's Action Center, could be part of what many consider to Material Design 2.0.

Apple’s first-generation MacBook is Amazon’s Deal of the Day

Amazon wants to welcome you to the dongle life with its MacBook deal of the day! If you're getting this first-generation refurbished MacBook, you may want to pick up some accessories to connect to that lonesome USB Type-C port.

20 million Chrome users are fooled into downloading fake ad blockers

Fake ad blockers is real news! These malicious extensions generated more than 20 million downloads on the Chrome store and their popularity shows that many internet users are still susceptible to malicious software.