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In defense of laptop batteries: Why they deserve some respect

Laptop batteries rarely grab headlines, but that doesn't mean they haven't changed. Today's slim, attractive and long-lasting notebooks wouldn't be possible without the advancements made in the past half-decade.
Computing

Cyber-security stocks surge after NYSE’s technical glitch

Stocks in cybersecurity companies increased today following a technical glitch that suspended New York Stock Exchange trading and led many to believe that it may have been a cyber-attack.
Computing

Worth a thousand words: AOC offers affordable 4K monitor as UltraHD takes hold

AOC looks to corner a tract of the growing market for 4K displays as it offers the 28-inch U2870VQE at a bargain price of just $349, but it remains to be seen whether consumers are ready to make the jump.
Computing

HP Pavilion Mini with a 5th-generation Intel Core could be available very soon

HP is releasing a version of its Mini PCs featuring fifth-generation Intel processors with Windows 8.1, meaning they should hit the streets before Windows 10's July 29 release date.
Computing

Logitech unveils a new logo design and Logi sub-brand to reflect its ‘re-invention’

PC peripheral company Logitech unveiled a new brand and sub-brand that it says reflects its "reinvention" as a company. Its new mission includes a focus on "advanced technology, business strategy and consumer insights."
Computing

Morpho is a hacking group that trades in intellectual property

A new report from Symantec, which is scheduled to be published in full tomorrow, will shed light on the sophisticated ways that hackers are turning a profit via the theft of trade secrets.
Computing

Lizard Squad member charged with 50,000 crimes, yet dodges jail

A member of the hacking group Lizard Squad, which terrorised gamers on Christmas day by taking down both Xbox Live and the PlayStation network, has walked away from 50,000+ convictions with a suspended sentence.
Gaming

Xbox One gets an update laying groundwork for Windows 10 game streaming

A new update is rolling out to Xbox One owners, but this one doesn't add any new features. Instead the update prepares the console for Windows 10 game streaming and the upcoming Backward Compatibility feature.
Computing

Two major security flaws in Adobe Flash and Windows found after Hacking Team leak

After spyware company Hacking Team was hacked itself earlier this week, two major vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash and Windows systems that could actually lead to more secure systems as a result.
Computing

Trend Micro does a deep dive into Hacking Team’s Open Type Font exploit

When it was announced that Hacking Team had been involved with many morally ambiguous governments around the world, it became important to know just what it had been selling. Thanks to the leakers and the likes of Trend Micro, now we know.
Computing

Overclocking headroom limited on AMD’s Fury X cards, for now

Those hoping to apply a heavy overclock to the upcoming Fury X card from AMD may need to wait a while longer -- without the ability to tweak its voltages, the overclocks people have been able to wring from it just haven't been that…
Computing

Oregon State University wants to use your computer to solve climate issues

Scientists need your help to figure out if recent droughts in the Pacific northwest have been are a product of climate change, a warm patch of water in the Pacific nicknamed "the blob," or other factors.