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US spy court appoints lawyers to panel of advisers

A secret U.S. spy court has appointed a five-member panel of advisers as part of the reform of the surveillance of the National Security Agency.

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Microsoft beefs up security products to block adware

Microsoft is adding a new opt-in defense for enterprises to block adware, which is often sneakily wrapped into free downloads.

Apple brings down apps, mainly Chinese ones, with malware

Dridex spam campaigns target the US, UK and France

The Dridex botnet, which targets financial credentials, appears to be gaining steam again, striking computers in the U.S., U.K. and France.

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Google receives steady stream of 'right to be forgotten' requests

Google continues to receive a steady stream of requests to delist specific search results as a result of a controversial European court ruling.

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Puro Sound Labs introduces headphones designed to protect children’s hearing

These phones attenuate the input signal so that it doesn’t exceed a level that can cause permanent damage to the listener’s ears.


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Keen Home says its Smart Vent can reduce home energy bills, but some HVAC pros question the wisdom of closing vents

The objective is to redistribute airflow around the home, but some say the resulting changes in air pressure can damage central heating and cooling systems.


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Apple eyes OLED screens for the iPhone in 2018, report says

Apple is planning to introduce OLED screens to its iPhone, switching from current LCD technology to one that produces brighter, more vibrant and colorful images, according to a report.

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WhatsApp update brings rich link previews, starred messages, and other goodies

The messaging app also plays nicely with Marshmallow's new sharing feature.

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Got a new drone? Read this first

Got a new drone? You're not alone. But drones aren't like other gadgets and there are a few important safety, privacy and legal guidelines you need to follow to keep you and your drone out of trouble.

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Steam Exploration Sale kicks off with steep discounts on Fallout, Wolfenstein, Mad Max, The Witcher 3, and more

But say goodbye to Daily Deals and Flash Deals. The Steam Sale is dead, long live the Steam Sale.

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Lenovo patches serious vulnerabilities in PC system update tool

For the third time in less than six months PC manufacturer Lenovo has had to update the System Update tool pre-loaded on some of its products for security reasons.

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The Tor Project seeks broader public support through a crowdfunding drive

Details were sparse, but the Tor Project's funding drive will likely help improve its technology and make important anonymity tools easier to use and more widely available.

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Fossil's new Android Wear watch is ready for holiday shoppers with $295 price tag

The stainless steel Fossil Q Founder is leading the watch maker's push into the connected device era.


Looking for a low-cost laptop? Here's what you'll get

PC makers need to strip some features to make laptops affordable. Here are some things you need to be ready to sacrifice if you buy a low-cost laptop.


Android TV gets proof-of-concept hack, but don’t panic

Proof-of-concept Android TV hack shows the risks--still mostly theoretical--of smart TVs.