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FBI inflates the number of encrypted smartphones it can’t access, report says

In 2017, the FBI reported it was unable to access nearly 8,000 encrypted phones connected to crimes in 2018. A Washington Post story, however, says that number is grossly inflated.
Computing

Dell rings the starting bell on its wide-ranging Memorial Day sale

Dell's Memorial Day sale has cut the prices of some of its most exciting laptops, desktops, displays, and accessories, with some hardware now available at hundreds of dollars less than their standard retail price.
Computing

Words lead to actions in the latest version of Slack packing Asana, Jira support

Slack rolled out a new feature called Actions, enabling you to enhance conversations with support for apps such as Asana, Bitbucket, and more. Merely click on the "More actions" icon to pull up a menu listing supporting apps.
Emerging Tech

Florida police are using Amazon’s creepy real-time facial-recognition tech

Amazon recently sold access to its real-time facial recognition tech to the Orlando, Florida, police department, which could potentially use it as part of its future crime-solving goals.
Product Review

Plug in the external GPU, and Razer's humble Blade Stealth becomes a monster

Razer’s Stealth is a thin-and-light laptop that competes with greats like the Dell XPS 13, and it has an ace in its sleeve. The Razer Core external GPU can transform the laptop into a desktop-grade gaming machine.
Computing

5 things the rumored Surface tablet will need to beat the iPad

With a new Surface tablet supposedly in the works, Microsoft will need to do something special to compete in the entry-level tablet market. Here's what we want to see when it makes its debut.
Computing

As A.I. takes over, Microsoft’s CEO sees the entire world as one big computer

At a presentation in London, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the right metaphor as the company moves forward in an A.I.-first world was to view the Earth as one big computer due to the rise of A.I., cloud computing, and IoT devices.
Computing

The XPS 15 2-in-1 and Spectre x360 feature similar hardware, but one is better

In the battle for the best convertible laptop sporting Intel's new G-series CPU with AMD Vega graphics, we pit the HP Spectre x360 15 vs. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 to see which comes out on top.
Social Media

Here’s what we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s EU hearing on privacy

After being grilled by Congress last month, Mark Zuckerberg found himself testifying before another governmental body -- the European Parliament. He addressed issues related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the GDPR.
Mobile

Apple has sent out invitations for WWDC 2018, set for early June

Apple has revealed the dates and location for WWDC 2018, which is where we'll see the latest and greatest software that Apple has to offer. We may also see a new Mac Pro, new iPad, and more.
Home Theater

LG unveiled a translucent, rollable OLED so big you could use it as a blanket

LG’s massive 77-inch transparent rollable OLED shows that the company is making fast progress and these futuristic display technologies might come to your living room sooner than you think.
Computing

Data-stealing bug prompts Comcast to shut down Xfinity activation website

A Comcast bug may have leaked your home address, Wi-Fi name, and network password in plain text. Comcast has since shut down its Xfinity activation portal and claims that it doesn't believe any data was compromised.