Category: Technology News

Leaked Microsoft Memo Reveals High Return Rates on Surface Hardware

Last week, Consumer Reports yanked its recommendations on the four Microsoft Surface products it had previously recommended. The organization then compounded the...

New Android Malware Secretly Records Audio

Your phone rides around in your pocket or bag all day, making it a great eavesdropping device. After all, it has a constant internet connection, a microphone, and plenty...

AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results

It’s been over two years since AMD last launched a high-end graphics card that could compete in the upper echelons of the GPU market. That gap is literally...

Building a Keyboard Homage to ‘Tron’

As you may know, the classic 1982 sci-fi movie Tron turned 35 years old in 2017, and it happens to be a film that I quite like. So, I’m celebrating in the most fitting...

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Once upon a time (read: prior to the late 1990s), you had workstation-class hardware and desktop-class hardware, and never the twain shall meet. If you had a...

Researchers Write Malicious Code Into DNA, Infect the Computer That Reads It

From the what-could-possibly-go-wrong department: Scientists have now managed to write executable code into DNA that is theoretically capable of infecting the computer...

Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft’s HoloLens

Last month, we wrote about new information about the follow-up to Microsoft’s HoloLens, and how the new device would integrate an AI co-processor. At the time, we...

Essential Phone Production Has Started, Launches Next Week

Andy Rubin has been involved in the mobile industry for years, including a role in founding both Danger (makers of the Sidekick) and Android before it was acquired by...

LG Adds FM Radio Support in Current, Future Phones

The phone industry may officially have many players, but in the United States its nearly a duopoly between Samsung and Apple. Worldwide, those two companies extract...

NASA May Use Atomic Rockets to Reach Mars

Engineers have developed some truly impressive rockets over the decades, including the Saturn V that sent men to the moon. However, they’ve all been chemical rockets,...