Advertisements


Windows 10 Will Download Some Updates Even Over a Metered Connection

Reader AmiMoJo writes: Until now Windows 10 has allowed users to avoid downloading updates over metered (pay-per-byte) connections, to avoid racking up huge bills. Some users were setting their ethernet/wifi connections as metered in order to prevent.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

Some beers, anger at former employer, and root access add up to a year in prison

Ex-tech pleads guilty to smart meter network attack; changed a password to "f***you." (credit: Alan Stanton) The Internet of Things' "security through obscurity" has been proven once again to not be terribly secure thanks to an angry and possi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News16 min. ago

Fake climate negotiations produce real impacts

A mock negotiation, complete with its own climate model, makes people want to act. Enlarge (credit: Scott K. Johnson) CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts—Some critics of the Paris Agreement on climate change probably think they could have done a better.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News16 min. ago

Disabling hyperthreading may be the best way to avoid newly discovered Intel bug

Intel's sixth and seventh generations of its CPUs can fall afoul of a newly discovered bug that affects hyperthreading, potentially causing instability and even data loss in the right circumstances. The post Disabling hyperthreading may be the best w.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News32 min. ago

AR Measure turns your phone into an AR-powered measuring tape

If you're looking for a way to introduce some augmented reality into your life in a really useful way -- meet AR Measure, a new app that lets you measure things with your phone so you don't have to carry around a ruler. The post AR Measure turns your.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News32 min. ago

Clever website turns Donald Trump"s bad tweets into poetry

Still can't get enough of Trump's Twitter account for some reason? Well, you are in luck, my friend. Reddit user Darby_Crash created a website called Poet in Chief that randomly generates a beautiful* poem out of the president's tweets.  SEE ALS.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

Looking at the Obama family rafting together in Bali makes it seem easier to breathe

An Obama sighting is a thing to behold these days—and everyone seems to go nuts when they do appear, even if it's just Michelle or Barack introducing rappers at award ceremonies.  It's safe to say, the former first family is busy and might.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

Intel sixth- and seventh-gen chips are all vulnerable to hyperthreading bug

Intel's sixth and seventh generations of its CPUs can fall afoul of a newly discovered bug that affects hyperthreading, potentially causing instability and even data loss in the right circumstances. The post Intel sixth- and seventh-gen chips are all.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 24 min. ago

Russia increases pressure on Telegram, claims the app was used to plot a suicide bombing

Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor said it would block Telegram soon unless it handed over information needed. The post Russia increases pressure on Telegram, claims the app was used to plot a suicide bombing appeared first on Tech2......»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News1 hr. 31 min. ago

You could do so much better than those Sonic the Hedgehog shoes

To celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's 26th birthday this summer, Anippon teamed up with Sega to create some Sonic-inspired shoes for all the fans who took one look at Sonic's classic red and white shoes and thought, "I need those." The shoes cost about $.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 31 min. ago

Angry cow crashes cricket match, probably just mad it couldn"t play

Clearly, someone gave this cow bad directions to the Running of the Bulls festival. A lost cow was spotted spectating a village cricket match between two English cricket clubs on Saturday, and for some reason, it really wanted to get involved. The Mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 31 min. ago

Who Americans Spend Their Time With

Data scientist Henrik Lindberg has a series of fascinating charts based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics that show who people in the United States spend their time with over the course of their lifetime. Check out the charts here. From.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

Review: Amazon’s New Echo Fixes the Original’s Biggest Shortcoming

It fixes the original Echo's biggest shortcomings As I rolled over to silence my alarm the other morning, I reached instinctively for my phone to read the news. But then I remembered — on my nightstand, a 7-inch glowing screen was rolling.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

GTA Modding Tool OpenIV Appears to Be Back in Development

Popular modding tool OpenIV has received an update, suggesting its legal issues may be over. Popular Grand Theft Auto modding tool OpenIV may be back in business, following a controversial cease and desist order from GTA publisher Take-Two. PC.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Xbox One X Will Download 4K Patches, Regardless of TV

1080p assets will be downloaded for those with an Xbox One S. Microsoft has confirmed that all Xbox One games that feature 4K support will download its 4K assets for all Xbox One X users, regardless of their television. When asked by Stevivor.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Super Mario 64 Mod Adds Odyssey"s Capture Mechanic

The mod lets you control Goombas, Bob-ombs and even floating platforms with Mario's hat, much like in Super Mario Odyssey. A new mod for Super Mario 64 adds one of Super Mario Odyssey's biggest gameplay features to the Nintendo 64 classic. Nint.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Out This Week: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild"s First DLC Expansion Pack

Crash Bandicoot's Remastered adventures arrives alongside big DLC updates for Breath of the Wild and Final Fantasy XV. And the Valkyria series continues! With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IG.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Despicable Me 3 Review

An overstuffed sequel that still manages to find room for just enough charm and humor. The negative reception to 2015’s Minions movie looms large over this year’s Despicable Me 3, so it might not come as much of a surprise to hear that the.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Top 10 best Linux apps of 2017

Discover the most useful Linux desktop apps which you can benefit from today. While everyone knows that most Linux distributions (distros) are free to download, not everybody is aware that you also have access to thousands of cost-free applicat.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  techradarRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Windows 10 code leak raises serious security concerns

Source code spillage represents an embarrassing security incident for Microsoft. Parts of the source code for Windows 10 have been leaked online, and although the spillage isn’t as serious as first thought, the incident still represents.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  techradarRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Focal’s new family of portable headphones go wireless

While we strive to achieve a wireless environment for as far as possible, there are still some instances where it remains impossible to being untethered. Take power for instance — we are still unable to enjoy our laptops being charged wirelessl.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  coolest-gadgetsRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago