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FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

(credit: Linksys) The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers and network-attached storage devices to reboot them as soon as possible to counter Russian-engineered malware that has infected hundreds of thousands devices. Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed t...

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Boba Fett joins the insane pile of upcoming Star Wars film projects

Boba Fett's last major toy incarnation, from 2015. (credit: Sam Machkovech) On the eve of one major Star Wars film launch, fans learned that the Disney and Lucasfilm empire have yet another iconic-character project in the works: a Boba Fett film. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, each cit...

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Essential cancels its next smartphone, future of the company in doubt

Enlarge / The Essential Phone. It sounds like the Essential Phone is dead. A report from Bloomberg says the smartphone startup has "cancelled" its next smartphone. The company, which was once valued at a billion dollars before ever shipping a product, is now "considering selling itself." Essenti...

Computing

Intel’s CPUs with baked-in Spectre defenses could still be haunted by new variant

Remember the Meltdown and Spectre fixes that Intel is baking into its processors to make them bulletproof to these vulnerabilities at a silicon level, and which are expected to be incorporated into new CPUs that ship later this year? Well, it’s allegedly the case that those countermeasures won...

Software

New Windows 10 preview gives you a slicker Edge browser and more

Yesterday (May 24), we reported that a new Windows 10 preview wouldn’t emerge this week due to some major issues. Well, it turns out Microsoft was mistaken – more on that later – and in fact a fresh build has just been released for testers to play with over the weekend.So, let&rsqu...

Apple

watchOS 5 Wishlist: Features MacRumors Readers Want to See Introduced in the Next Apple Watch Software Update

The Worldwide Developers Conference is just about a week and a half away, and while we've heard some rumors on what we might see in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, the next-generation software update for the Apple Watch, remains a total mystery. With no idea what to expect, we asked MacRumors re...

Apple

Apple Shares Latest Transparency Report Outlining Government Data Requests From July 1 to December 31, 2017

Apple today released its latest transparency report outlining government data requests for the second half of 2017, covering the dates between July 1 and December 31 [PDF]. Apple's transparency reports are designed to provide customers with information on how many data-related requests it has rece...

Apple

Apple Store in Atlantic City, New Jersey Shutting Down

Apple is closing its Apple Store located in Atlantic City, New Jersey, which will affect 52 employees who currently work at the store and will need to be relocated, reports Bloomberg. Apple has filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the state of New Jersey signaling its intentio...

Software

Avast update fixes Windows 10 version 1803 upgrade issue

Some Avast antivirus users reported a blank desktop with no icons or interface elements issue or a "boot to choose your keyboard layout" screen when they ran the upgrade from earlier versions of Windows 10 to the latest version Windows 10 version 1803 that Microsoft released on April 30, 2018. Micro...

Software

First look at VPNhub

VPNhub is a new VPN service for mobile and desktop devices that has been created by one of the world's largest adult video streaming services Pornhub. The service comes as a free version and a premium version. The free version is available for Android and iOS mobile devices, and works pretty much li...


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