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There's a new vulnerability that could let evildoers control your Mac, even after you format the system drive. Discovered by OS X security expert Pedro Vilaca, the exploit targets older machines after they wake up from sleep mode. The problem is that security normally protecting the firmware isn't...

June 2nd 2015 at 3:48pm 0 Comments
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Thermaltake's PC modding community often likes to do things to excess: Taiwan's biggest tech show is a huge opportunity for such excesses. The PC you see above, unashamedly modeled on a certain Nordic deity's blunt implement of choice, is a good example. Did we want to try to grab it and see if we...

June 2nd 2015 at 11:53am 0 Comments
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Right or wrong, Dell once had a reputation for some terrible customer service. But to its credit, the company seems to be showing some self-awareness. After making some recent improvements to its support for business customers, Dell is extending some of the same privileges to consumers as well. Wi...

June 2nd 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Intel has revealed a crop of new fifth-gen Core chips for mobile and desktop that should tide over power-users and gamers until next-gen "Skylake" CPUs arrive later this year. There are five new models for desktop and five for mobile, all packing the latest Iris Pro 6200 graphics. The most interes...

June 2nd 2015 at 4:41am 0 Comments
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Remember that time when Hasbro got really upset with ASUS for calling its convertible laptops Transformers, only to have its request for sales injunction shot down by the court? A little over three years later, we find ourselves staring at a desktop PC dubbed the H-Tower -- a collaboration between...

June 1st 2015 at 11:14am 0 Comments
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PCs with integrated Intel RealSense are still hard to come by these days, so excuse us for getting a little excited with this new ASUS all-in-one. Specifically, it's the 23.8-inch Zen AiO (Z240IC) that comes with said 3D camera technology, which offers gesture control and 3D face recognition (for...

June 1st 2015 at 2:01am 0 Comments
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You're about to get a textbook lesson in why you should always, always check vintage gadgets before you toss them out. A woman discarding her late husband's electronics inadvertently gave a Milpitas recycling firm an ultra-rare Apple I computer that ultimately sold for $200,000. While the recycler...

May 31st 2015 at 10:03pm 0 Comments
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Intel's new Compute Stick isn't that hard to grasp: It's a computer... on a stick! Using one of its Atom processors, Intel managed to cram everything a fully functional PC needs in something the size of a few packs of gum for just $150. All you need to get going is to plug it into a display with a...

May 30th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Hackers are getting more brazen and passwords are becoming huge of a pain as we keep signing up for services. Password managers help ease the pain of dealing with security over multiple sites and services, but for the most part, our computing lives are open to anyone with even marginal hacking ski...

May 29th 2015 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's chatty Cortana is one of the more well-liked parts of Windows Phone, and Lenovo is making it more versatile on its own PCs with ReachIt. It exploits the voice assistant to find your own photos, documents and email across multiple Lenovo Windows 10 PCs, tablets, and even cloud services...

May 29th 2015 at 5:13am 0 Comments
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There's no question that Jony Ive is more important than ever to Apple's design process given his heavy influence on everything from the look of iOS to the philosophy behind the Apple Watch, and the Cupertino crew just gave him a promotion to reflect that fact. The Telegraph has revealed that Ive...

May 25th 2015 at 6:22pm 0 Comments
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Lenovo's basement full of accountants has released the company's financial report for the last 12 months, and it's all smiles and dollar signs. After all, it increased the cash coming in through the front door, spent big to buy buy Motorola and IBM's server business and still made a $100 million q...

May 21st 2015 at 8:28am 0 Comments