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Twitter introduces new 'threads' feature for easier tweetstorms

It's just over a month since Twitter doubled the maximum possible length of tweets to 280 characters -- but this was not enough for many people. But rather than further increasingly the length of tweets, the site has instead introduced another feature users have been begging for -- threading. The ...

CORSAIR releases 4,000MHz Vengeance DDR4 SODIMM 32GB Memory Kit -- fastest in the world

When you think of speed and overclocking, a desktop computer probably comes to mind. After all, for enthusiasts and gamers, a tower is the best option for a PC. Not everyone goes that route, however. Instead, some consumers opt for laptops, mini-desktops, and all-in-one PCs. When you don't choose a ...

Top 10 TV shows of 2017 based on IMDb page views -- number two will shock you!

Some people think we are living in the golden age of television. Whether or not that is true is debatable. What is certain, however, is that there are a lot of great TV shows both on traditional channels and steaming services. Quite frankly, there is so much exceptional content, it is simply ...

Email is still the preferred channel for marketers

Despite digital disruption and the emergence of newer technologies, email is still the preferred channel for marketers according to a new report. Email marketing brand Campaigner has released the results of its Digital Marketing Industry Report which shows that past year, 59 percent of marketers ...

Bad office habits increase the chance of a data breach

A new study of over 1000 US office workers finds that 99 percent of those surveyed admit to conducting at least one potentially dangerous security action, from sharing and storing login credentials to sending work documents to personal email accounts. The survey by cloud business solutions provider ...

Litecoin breaks $300 as Bitcoin growth slows down

It's an interesting day in the cryptocurrency scene. All the coins in the top 10 are in the green, posting some serious gains over the last 24 hours. The most impressive showing comes from Litecoin, which is up over 80 percent, while the most modest increases come from Bitcoin and Bitcoin Gold. ...

Poor USB security leaves enterprises at risk

Security polices for USB devices are frequently outdated and inadequate, and enterprises are often failing to monitor their use, according to a new survey. The study by encrypted drive specialist Apricorn reveals that while nine out of 10 employees rely on USB devices today, only 20 percent of them ...

You can now pre-order apps for your Apple devices

In an effort to build up hype, and also gauge demand, developers can now make their future apps available for pre-order on the Apple App Store. If you're excitedly awaiting the arrival of a new app from your favorite developer, you can now buy it up to 90 days in advance, and it will be downloaded ...

Malicious mobile apps fool consumers by imitating leading brands

By impersonating brands and fooling consumers, malicious mobile apps are on the increase, according to digital threat management leader RiskIQ in its latest Q3 mobile threat landscape report. Apps available outside of official stores are most likely to be malicious. Google's percentage of malicious ...

70 percent of UK consumers have not heard of GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation is set to extensively change data privacy rules in the EU in May, yet a new survey from compliance solution PORT.im shows 70 percent of consumers are completely unaware of their new rights and haven't even heard of the legislation. The study also finds that 78 ...

Intel launches budget-friendly Pentium Silver and Celeron 'Gemini Lake' processors

Not everyone needs top-of-the-line hardware. Quite frankly, outside of bragging rights, many enthusiasts don't even use their processors and RAM to their maximum potential. Laughably, people buy octa-core processors and 32GB of memory to surf the web. Yeah, Google Chrome is bloated, but even that ...

Will your Android Wear smartwatch get Oreo?

Even though Google released Android Oreo a couple of months ago, this version of the popular operating system is not available on a significant number of devices yet. As always, it will take a while for manufacturers to support it. However, things are moving in the right direction, as the Android ...

Revolutionize your writing with the latest PhraseExpress 13

Sometimes we think email is taking over our lives. If you're anything like ourselves, we find our day is spent answering support emails, often writing the same replies to different people. Ideally, we'd deploy tools to write these replies for us. The next best option is a phrase automation tool, ...

World's biggest botnet delivers new ransomware threat

The latest Global Threat Index from cyber security specialist Check Point reveals that the Necurs spam botnet -- reckoned to be the largest in the world -- is being used to distribute one of the latest ransomware threats. During the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, Necurs sent over 12 million emails ...

Giveaway: Azdome DAB211 dash cam

With many fellow drivers focusing more on answering messages or social media updates, it's a good idea to install a dash cam in your car. In case of a near miss or, worse, an accident, you will have footage of what happened to show to the authorities. Or, if you just want to show what it's like to ...

New Linux Mint installation guide makes switching from Windows 10 even easier

There is a notion that installing a Linux-based operating system can be hard. In 2017, this is absolutely false . Many years ago, installing a distribution could be difficult, but nowadays, it can be downright easy. Quite frankly, installing Linux can sometimes be easier than Windows these days, ...

Chrome 63 is more secure than ever -- and uses even more memory

Google's Chrome browser has something of a reputation for being memory-hungry. With the release of Chrome 63 this image is not going to be shed -- a new security feature increases memory usage even further. The latest desktop version of the browser includes a new Site Isolation feature which ...

Huge Janus bug leaves Android apps open to unauthorized code modification

Researchers from security firm GuardSquare have discovered an Android vulnerability that allows for app code to be edited without affecting the apps' signature. Dubbed Janus, the vulnerability has massive potential for malicious use, and affects Android 5.0 onwards. The security hole would allow an ...

Huge Janus bug leaves Android apps open to unauthorized code modification

Researchers from security firm GuardSquare have discovered an Android vulnerability that allows for app code to be edited with affecting the apps' signature. Dubbed Janus, the vulnerability has massive potential for malicious use, and affects Android 5.0 onwards. The security hole would allow an ...

Kodi addon site TVAddons to stop proactively checking for piracy

Justified or not, Kodi has been somewhat synonymous with pirated content. At the heart of Kodi-related controversy are the addons that provide access to such material, and addon site TVAddons constantly finds itself embroiled in things. Having recently announced that it managed to build up 12 ...

Win an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition gaming console from Microsoft!

The Xbox One X is the best gaming console on the market -- from a raw power perspective, that is. Despite having lesser specs, many people would argue that the Nintendo Switch is the superior machine. Why? Mario and Zelda. After all, when it comes to video games, content is king -- fun trumps frame ...

OnePlus 5T receives OxygenOS 4.7.4 update to improve camera quality

OnePlus announced a few weeks ago that it was developing an update for the its latest flagship killer to improve image quality. Now, it is rolling it out for OnePlus 5T users across the globe. The improved camera performance is part of OxygenOS 4.7.4, which turns out to be a bigger update than we ...

Best Windows 10 apps this week

Two-hundred-and-sixty in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Windows Store in the past seven days. Microsoft released Windows Template Studio 1.5 this week, which assists developers in creating UWP applications. As always, ...

Deception Security: Modern maturity for automated detection and response

Deception in its various embodiments is becoming a critical part of organizations' security infrastructure. According to Gartner, the need for better detection and response is creating new opportunities for security stack automation, integration, consolidation and orchestration while also driving ...

'New Mafia' cyber attacks on businesses up 23 percent in 2017

A new report from anti-malware specialist Malwarebytes says that the volume and sophistication of cyber attacks is growing thanks to an increase in organized cyber crime it dubs the 'New Mafia'. Ransomware attacks up to the end of October have surpassed total figures for 2016 by 62 percent. In ...

Toshiba makes it rain terabytes with monstrous 14TB MG07ACA CMR HDD

Toshiba is one of the most trusted names in storage. Not only does it offer class-leading products, but it is constantly pushing boundaries. A few days ago, the company unveiled a 10TB NAS hard drive that focuses heavily on reliability. A few months ago, it announced a single-disk 1TB 2.5-inch HDD ...

Howard Stern comes to Apple TV with new SiriusXM app

I love my Apple TV. A lot. Actually, I have two of them -- the 4th generation in my bedroom and the new 4K model in my living room. It is a great way to consume media --  I regularly use it to watch Netflix and listen to Apple Music. Yesterday, it finally got Amazon Prime video support. Heck Apple ...

Stuck for transport? Get to your destination with these 3 ride-hailing apps

Walk around any major city and you quickly lose the will to continue. Thanks to ride-hailing apps, you can now grab your smartphone and simply locate a ride from where you're standing, without having to worry about public transport. Ride-hailing apps have certainly revolutionized how we navigate a ...

Steam drops Bitcoin payments, blaming high fees and volatility

While Bitcoin is growing in value and attracting more and more capital, it is hard to make a case for it as a payment method these days. Sure, you can buy things with Bitcoin, but fact of the matter is it lacks mainstream appeal among businesses -- at least right now. It is easy to see why: it's ...

Three quarters of retail organizations lack a breach response plan

As online retailers gear up for their busiest period of the year, how prepared are they to face the threat of cyber attacks? A new study from cyber security company Tripwire reveals that just 28 percent of respondents say they have a fully tested plan in place in the event of a security breach. A ...

Financial services organizations fail to properly secure SSH keys

Secure Shell provides a secure channel for communication over unsecured networks and is therefore a popular technology in the financial services sector. But a new study for machine identity protection company Venafi shows that even though SSH keys provide the highest levels of administrative access, ...

Bitcoin breaks $15,000 -- crypto market crosses $400 billion

Bitcoin's growth this year seems to know no limit, as the most valuable cryptocurrency continues to set new price records and lead the market to new highs. Today, it broke $15,000, just over a week after it crossed the $10,000 mark for the first time. Yes, that's right, Bitcoin rose by 50 ...

'Doppelgänging' attack hides malware from security tools

Endpoint protection company enSilo has used this week's Black Hat Europe conference in London to reveal how Microsoft Windows features can be used to slip malicious ransomware and other threats past most updated, market-leading AV products. enSilo researchers demonstrated how, by manipulating how ...

JBL and Under Armour launch UA Sport Wireless Flex headphones

Wireless headphones are rather common nowadays, especially with many manufacturers removing the traditional 3.5mm audio jack from smartphones. While you can opt for a set that connect by USB-C or Lightning, Bluetooth is much more elegant. True, they have to be charged regularly which is a valid pain ...

Logitech offering huge discounts on Circle 2 camera bundles for the holidays

We are right in the middle of the holiday shopping season. If you haven't yet started buying Christmas gifts for friends and family, you should probably start soon. After all, you don't want to be stuck on long lines because you waited until the last minute, right? If you are stumped regarding what ...

Ghostery 8 introduces behavioral protection against trackers and intrusive ads

Cliqz has released Ghostery 8.0 for Chrome, as well as updates for Firefox and Opera users. The extension provides protection against tracking technologies and intrusive ads to boost browser privacy. Version 8.0 implements a new heuristic approach to antitracking and ad-blocking, allowing the ...

What's new in Android 8.1 Oreo?

While major Android releases get the biggest new features, there is something in store for minor updates as well. With the introduction of Android 8.1 Oreo, Google made a number of interesting changes to the most popular mobile operating system that should make it run better on a very important ...

Amazon Prime Video comes to Apple TV, and the US gains live sports

Apple TV users in more than 100 countries now have access to Amazon Prime Video. The arrival of the streaming service means that anyone with an Apple TV 4K or an older model can enjoy a plethora of movies and Prime Original series. On top of this, in the US, the Apple TV app brings live sports to ...