Chris Stobing

Chris Stobing

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Self-proclaimed geek and nerd extraordinaire, Chris Stobing is a writer and blogger from the heart of Silicon Valley. Raised around tech from birth, he's had an interest in PC and mobile hardware for years, and has come to Digital Trends to contribute his extensive knowledge on both. When not blogging about technology, he can be found at the record shop hunting for music, shredding Mt. Hood on his snowboard, or whipping up a dish for friends in the kitchen.

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Eero now taking pre-orders for its innovative Wi-Fi router

The Eero promises to make dropped Wi-Fi connections, slow streaming, and dangerous malware concerns of the past with their brand new router, and have started taking pre-orders for the device starting at $125 today.
Computing

Updated: New, more affordable NUC systems arrive on Amazon for pre-order

Intel has leaked a new spec sheet containing details on its refreshed line of low-power NUCs, featuring the company's Braswell CPU. The tiny systems will be sold at far lower prices than their quicker, Core-powered cousins.
Computing

Ransomware is the new hot threat everyone is talking about; what do you need to know?

Here's a history of the spread of ransomware, how it affects average users in the threat landscape, and what - if anything - you can do to stop it.
Computing

NSA spying powers aren’t dead yet, as the Obama administration seeks to revive bulk collection

In a statement from US officials, it has been confirmed that the Obama administration will attempt to revive the NSA's bulk collection program for another six months while the operation transitions to telecoms.
Computing

HP is dead; long live Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

Well, it's official. As of November 1, HP will be shedding half of its enterprise operations and splitting into two entirely separate companies to adapt to a shifting marketplace: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.
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Update: USA Freedom Act passes the Senate, President Obama signs it into law

In a session held this Tuesday, the United States Senate has voted overwhelmingly to pass the USA Freedom Act, which will curtail some surveillance permissions originally granted in Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act.