Microsoft focuses on speed in the new Xbox One update
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All about simplicity


Microsoft has released the next big "Fall" update for the Xbox One with speed improvements and chances to make the home page simpler.

Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $439.7 million
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:43

Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $439.7 million


Nicked four patents then hacked off the judge

Fruity cargo cult Apple has been ordered to pay $439.7 million for nicking the tech in four patents in FaceTime and other iOS apps.

Wi-Fi security protocol borked
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:39

Wi-Fi security protocol borked


Easy to hack

The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wi-fi connections is borked and wireless internet traffic is a doddle to attack

ISIS wife had laptop packed with porn
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:32

ISIS wife had laptop packed with porn


Say what you like about IS, they are open minded about porn

The question of how many members of the Islamic State Death cult follow Islamic moral codes has been thrown into question by the discovery of a laptop by one of the IS wives packed with porn.

Stick your hard drive in the microwave
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Monday, 16 October 2017 12:12

Stick your hard drive in the microwave


Western Digital’s cunning plan to squeeze more from old tech

Western Digital’s boffins have come up with microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) which can use the company’s existing production chain to cram a lot more storage onto a standard 3.5-inch disk.

Russians used YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go to get Trump elected
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Full on disinformation effort

Russian linked accounts were churning out Pro-Trump propaganda during the election using diverse means such as YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go.

Edge better at handling malware
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Monday, 16 October 2017 12:03

Edge better at handling malware


Google and Mozilla not as good as living on the edge 

Microsoft's Edge easily beat rival browsers from Google and Mozilla in third party tests of the behind the scenes services which power anti-malware warnings and malicious website-blocking.

Tech outfits only interested in serving the rich elite
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Nobel Prize winner claims there is no global vision

Tech companies are competing to serve the wealthy with no global vision, according to the winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

Linux faces a Munich crisis
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Monday, 16 October 2017 11:56

Linux faces a Munich crisis


What do you do when your poster-child is killed off?

One of the greatest Linux desktop flagship projects is going to be killed off by Munich city council because it costs too much.

Security experts warn against Kaspersky
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Monday, 16 October 2017 11:53

Security experts warn against Kaspersky


Former NSA cybersecurity analysts think it is too risky

Two former NSA security experts have warned those who are concerned about privacy or have sensitive information against using Kaspersky software