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Hands On With Firefox 4

Firefox gets a much-needed overhaul in version 4: It's faster, sleeker, and easier to use. Does it stack up to Chrome and IE9? Read on for our take.

CTIA, Browser, and Disasters on PCWorld Podcast #110

This week, the PC Editors discuss the merits of the latest web browsers, preview the CTIA show, and discuss how technology is changing the way we respond to disasters.


Online Scammers Using Japan Quake as a Lure

Scammers and online criminals are exploiting the disaster in Japan to lure in unsuspecting victims in order to steal personal information or load your PC with malware.

Compared: IE9 and Firefox 4 Release Candidate

The browser wars heat up with new releases from Microsoft and Mozilla. But to most users, the differences between Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4 will be slight.

No iPads Allowed in This Week in GeekTech

Get caught up on this week's geekiest stories. It's your antidote for iPad Overload, courtesy of PCWorld's GeekTech Blog.

Robotic Randomness in This Week in GeekTech

Catch up on this week's best stories from PCWorld's GeekTech blog.


Kinects in the Classroom: Hacking Meets Teaching

When you think of hacking, school assignments probably aren't the first thing that come to mind. But then again, you're probably not in Golan Levin's class at Carnegie Mellon University.


National Day of Unplugging Is This Weekend

Even geeks need to disconnect now and then. Join the group Sabbath Manifesto in observing the 2nd annual National Day of Unplugging beginning March 4 at sundown.


Kinect Hack Class Project Makes You See Ghosts

You might not think that hacking a Kinect constitutes homework, but try telling that to these Carnegie Mellon students.


Study: Apple's Mobile Browser is Fastest

Which mobile browser is fastest? According to one company, the iPad and iPhone take the lead.


Your Smartphone: The Next Big Security Headache

2011 is the year that mobile security is going mainstream. And while smartphones aren't a major malware target in the United States yet, there are reasons to be concerned about the future of mobile security.

More Hacks Than You Can Handle in This Week in GeekTech

Cool hacks aren't in short supply. Read on for some of the best hacks we covered this week.


Android Trojan Is Bundled in Repackaged Apps

A new Trojan is making the rounds in various alternative app markets in China, and it's being distributed through repackaged versions of other apps.

Need a Last-Minute Valentine's Gift? Try a Lego Heart

Hey! Today's Valentine's Day! Did you forget? If so, this Lego heart is a quick, nerdy way to say "I love you".


Hacker Makes Batman-Style Hidden Switch; Batcave Not Included

Remember the hidden switch Bruce Wayne would use to enter the Batcave? Someone actually made it.