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Android Wear gets updated to Android 8.0 Oreo [Update]

  Remember Android Wear? Google's struggling smartwatch OS is getting updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, just like the rest of the Android lineup. Google announced the update on the "Android Wear Developers" Google Plus group. It seems like the only supported watch right now is the flagship LG Watch Sport, which makes sense since that [...]

By | 2017-12-12T18:49:09+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Computer|

The 2017 Ars Technica gadget gift guide: Gaming edition

It’s the holidays, which means it’s once again time to rack your brain in search of the right gifts for the right people. If someone on your list is into tech, though, we’ve got your back. For this year’s edition of the Ars Technica holiday gift guide, we’re breaking down our recommendations into themes. The [...]

By | 2017-12-11T16:01:46+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Computer|

Ajit Pai jokes with Verizon exec being a “puppet” FCC chair

  On Thursday night in Washington, DC, net neutrality advocates gathered outside the annual Federal Communications Commission Chairman's Dinner to protest Chairman Ajit Pai's impending rollback of net neutrality rules. Inside the dinner (also known as the "telecom prom") at the Washington Hilton, Pai entertained the audience with jokes about him being a puppet installed [...]

By | 2017-12-10T13:53:10+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Computer|

Exposed: Ethiopia’s nefarious, comically bungled spyware campaign

  Researchers have uncovered a nefarious but comically incompetent spyware campaign that's targeting Ethiopian dissidents in the US, UK, and other countries. A report published Wednesday morning by the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab said the campaign, which has operated for at least 14 months, is carried out using hacking tools sold by Cyberbit, a [...]

By | 2017-12-07T22:20:08+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Computer|

100,000-strong botnet could strike at any time

  Attackers have used an advanced new strain of the Mirai Internet-of-things malware to quietly amass an army of 100,000 home routers that could be used at any moment to wage Internet-paralyzing attacks, a researcher warned Monday. Botnet operators have been regularly releasing new versions of Mirai since the source code was openly published 14 [...]

By | 2017-12-06T12:16:36+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Computer|

Democrat asks why FCC is hiding ISPs’ Answers

  With a vote to eliminate net neutrality rules scheduled for December 14, the Federal Communications Commission apparently still hasn't released thousands of documents containing the responses ISPs made to net neutrality complaints. The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request in May of this year for tens of [...]

By | 2017-12-05T13:16:24+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Computer|

I’m a nuclear armageddon survivor: Ask me anything

  It's Thanksgiving week in the US, and most of our staff is recovering from food and family rather than a Friday at the office. As such, we're resurfacing this story of visiting old nuclear bunkers in the UK (you know, in case you need a break from family this weekend). This story originally ran [...]

By | 2017-12-04T14:08:34+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Computer|

Google bans Android developers from adding lock screen ads

  Google is cracking down on one of the most annoying ad types on Android. As first spotted by Android Police, the Google Play Developer monetization rules have been updated to ban lock screen ads. Here's the new section: Lockscreen Monetization Unless the exclusive purpose of the app is that of a lockscreen, apps may [...]

By | 2017-12-03T18:00:25+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Computer|

Chrome to stop third-party software injections

  To boost the stability of Chrome, Google has announced that it's going to start blocking third-party software from being injected into the browser. Third-party software such as anti-virus scanners and video driver utilities often injects libraries into running processes to do things like inspect network traffic, or add custom menu options to menus. Malicious [...]

By | 2017-12-02T17:13:11+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Computer|