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How to watch Amazon Instant Video on Chromecast or Android TV

Amazon won't add Chromecast capability to its Instant Video app for Android any time soon, and it won't release an app for Android TV. But there's still a way to get that video on your TV by using your computer and a browser extension.

Windows Defender thwarts major malware attack directed mostly at Russian users

Microsoft said its Windows Defender platform thwarted a campaign that distributed a trojan packing a cryptocurrency miner payload. Windows Defender protected nearly 500,000 PCs in the first hours of the attack.

We may see the Spring Creators Update arriving soon to Windows 10

Some additional information has surfaced indicating that the next major version of Windows 10 will be the Spring Creators Update and it is arriving soon with a few new features and additional polish.

If you’re a Northeast Xfinity customer, your internet will soon be faster

If you're an Xfinity internet user, Comcast says you should soon be seeing an increase in internet speed, regardless of which of the four tiers of service you're currently subscribed to.

More MOBI, fewer problems: Here’s how to get EPUB books on your Kindle

Amazon's Kindle is an exceptional device with one notable drawback -- it doesn't support EPUB, one of the most popular ebook formats. If you have some EPUB books you would love to read, here's how to get them working on a Kindle.
Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift re-enters virtual space after bad software caused a global blackout

Oculus VR issued a software update early Thursday morning for the Oculus Rift, bringing the VR headset back online across the globe. The company will also issue store credit in the near future, so stay tuned.

Japan to crack down on cryptocurrency exchanges after high-profile hacks

Japan's financial regulatory agencies are gearing up to slap punishments on cryptocurrency exchanges whose lax security measures may have cost investors hundreds of millions of dollars.

Can a Chromebook replace a laptop in a photographer’s workflow?

With a bespoke version of Lightroom CC, the Google Pixelbook is taking Chromebooks into new territory. But how does it stack up against MacOS and Windows laptops for photo editing?

Digital currency prices fall after SEC warns about exchange dangers

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a warning on Wednesday against the use of unregulated exchange platforms for cryptocurrency. Prices for Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and more dropped after the warning.
Product Review

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is business casual at a full-suit price

People are willing to pay more for the ThinkPad brand, especially when it’s as refined as the X1 Carbon. Like most ThinkPads, however, the X1 Carbon is not affordable, and the competition is becoming more professional with each new…

3 easy ways to capture a screenshot on your Windows computer

Capturing a screenshot of your desktop is easier than you might think, but it's the kind of thing you'll probably need to know. Here are the three basic ways take a screenshot on a PC, using both built-in utilities and free software.

Documents suggest some Best Buy Geek Squad employees were paid to inform by FBI

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has received information that implies a potentially stronger relationship between the FBI and Best Buy's Geek Squad, whereby company technicians might have been paid to dig deeper to look for suspicious…