Monthly Archives: September 2018

Surface Pro and Surface Laptop may only receive simple spec bumps

We hope you weren't expecting major overhauls of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop at Microsoft's October 2nd event — you might be disappointed. Sources for WinFuture have claimed that both the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 (not … Read the rest of this entry

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After Math: Hello Darkness, my old friend

Well, this week lasted years. While we weren't being bludgeoned by the cantankerous Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, we were learning about how 50 million Facebook users had their accounts hacked, that Elon Musk is being sued by the SEC for his … Read the rest of this entry

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App flaw let anyone access UK Conservative politicians’ data

The UK Conservative party is learning a hard lesson about the importance of basic security measures in mobile apps. Users have discovered that you could log into the party's conference app using only an attendee's email address, providing access to … Read the rest of this entry

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Best Buy inadvertently sold Google’s next-gen Chromecast

Google is still having an absolutely lousy time keeping its October 9th announcements under wraps. Redditor GroveStreetHomie managed to buy the as yet unreleased third-generation Chromecast at a Best Buy that had mistakenly put it out for sale. Ext… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook will never be completely secure

Yesterday, Facebook announced that it found — and fixed — a stunning security breach that put 50 million people's accounts at risk. In the words of Facebook executives, the attack was "sophisticated" and its reach was "broad." And, more chillingly,… … Read the rest of this entry

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ITC judge denies Qualcomm’s request, won’t stop iPhone imports

While the patent lawsuit battle between Qualcomm and Apple is far from over — remember how long it took for things to get settled with Samsung? — we do have an update. On Friday, U.S. International Trade Commission judge Thomas … Read the rest of this entry

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Google Podcasts rolls out Cast support for everyone

When Google finally launched its dedicated Podcasts app for Android (an iOS version hasn't been released yet), we found it "pretty, but basic." The only way to turn around that reputation is to actually flesh out its list of features, … Read the rest of this entry

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PlayStation Vue’s local channel count expands to over 500

A month ago Sony added more than 200 local broadcasters to its PlayStation Vue streaming service, and today the number grew by more than 85. That puts the total number of local stations available at 540 or so, although for … Read the rest of this entry

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Voting machines are still plagued with vulnerabilities as midterms loom

The Def Con Voting Village, which for two years in a row has let conference attendees try their hand at breaching voting machines, has released the report on this year's event. More than 30 voting machines and other pieces of … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Fallout 76′ beta begins October 23rd

You still have a while to wait before you can dive into Fallout 76, though Bethesda is whetting fans' appetites by releasing the game's intro video and revealing launch dates for the beta. The clip sets up the story, in … Read the rest of this entry

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