• NBC Oct 25, 2019

    Who is Chatting With Your Kids? Law Enforcement Warns Parents

  • United States Jul 13, 2019

    New US Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

    An Associated Press analysis has found that like many counties in Pennsylvania, the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or an older operating system to create ballots, program voting machines, tally votes and report counts. That’s significant because Windows 7 reaches its “end of life” on Jan. 14, meaning Microsoft stops providing technical support and producing...

  • New York Mar 21, 2019

    Mortal Kombat vs. Candy Crush for Video Game Hall of Fame

    Twelve more video games have a shot at joining favorites like “John Madden Football” and “Pac-Man” in the World Video Game Hall of Fame .
    The hall announced the finalists for the Class of 2019 Thursday from among thousands of nominees.

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2018

    As Google Turns 20, Questions Over Whether It's Too Powerful

    Twenty years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out to organize all of the internet’s information, the search engine they named Google has morphed into a dominating force in smartphones, online video, email, maps and much more. That resounding success now has regulators and lawmakers around the world questioning whether the company has become too powerful as its ubiquitous...

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2018

    The Pentagon Just Got One Step Closer to Awarding Its $10 Billion Cloud Contract

    The Defense Department took a large step forward Thursday in its march toward procuring a secure cloud software, an acquisition potentially worth up to $10 billion. After a nearly two-month delay, the Pentagon released its final request for proposal for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract. The long-awaited final request for proposal simply outlines what companies will have...

  • NBC May 23, 2018

    Caught on Cam: Sledgehammer Attack

    A driver was caught on camera attacking a passenger and slamming an SUV with a sledgehammer in Philadelphia. Neighbors are reacting as police urge anyone involved in the incident to come forward.

  • New Jersey Apr 16, 2018

    New Jersey Boy With Brittle Bone Disease Surprised With Music Studio After Viral Eminem Cover

    A New Jersey teen who wowed the world with his musical talent — including a viral cover of an Eminem song sung from his wheelchair — has been surprised with the music studio of his dreams.

  • Donald Trump Apr 14, 2018

    Trump Homeland Security Adviser Bossert Resigning

    White House homeland security adviser Thomas Bossert is resigning, the White House confirmed Tuesday. Bossert has been one of the public faces of President Donald Trump’s national security team, often briefing the press on the administration’s plans. But the team is in transition after John Bolton replaced H.R. McMaster as national security adviser. Bolton’s first day was Monday. Bossert’s is...

  • Technology Jan 4, 2018

    Who's Affected By Computer Chip Security Flaw

    Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world’s personal computers and smartphones. The two hardware bugs discovered can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked. Such a leak could potentially expose stored passwords and other sensitive data,...

  • Donald Trump Dec 19, 2017

    Trump Administration Blames North Korea for Big Ransomware Attack

    President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday publicly blamed North Korea for a “careless and reckless” ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain’s National Health Service. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert told reporters at a White House briefing that North Korea was directly responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack and that...

  • food Nov 24, 2017

    Holiday Gift Guide: From Video Games to Board Games

    This holiday season, buying a gift for a gamer has never been easier while simultaneously being tougher because of all the great choices available. From more powerful video game consoles to mysterious board games, anyone who likes to play is bound to have one of these choices on their gift list. Bundles that package games and specially designed hardware can...

  • Governor Aug 7, 2017

    Minnesota Mosque Explosion ‘Deeper and Scarier' Than Threats

    The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they’re more frightened after a weekend attack in which an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers. “We feel like it’s much deeper and scarier than like something random,” Mohamed Omar, the center’s...

  • Twitter Jul 25, 2017

    Microsoft Paint Is ‘Here to Stay,' Despite What You May Have Heard

    Despite nostalgic articles and disappointed tweets mourning the end Microsoft Paint, the apparently beloved application is not going anywhere. The application, which has been featured on every Windows release since 1985, was listed as “Deprecated” in the company’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. While Microsoft did not say specifically that MS Paint would be removed, the company defined features and...

  • Chicago Jul 19, 2017

    McDonalds, Grubhub Websites Not Accessible to the Blind: Suits

    The Americans with Disabilities Act requires equal access for everyone in physical spaces, but attorneys argue that current ADA regulations also extend to how companies do business on the web.

  • spokesman May 15, 2017

    5 Ways to Become a Smaller Target for Ransomware Hackers

    This weekend’s global online extortion attack reinforces the need for businesses and other large organizations to update their computer operating systems and security software, cybersecurity experts said....
    The attack largely infected networks that used out-of-date software, such as Windows XP, which Microsoft no longer offers technical support for....
    “There’s some truth to the idea that people are always going to hack themselves,”...

  • Chicago May 15, 2017

    An Alert Researcher, Teamwork Helped Stem Huge Cyberattack

    The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, was thwarted by a young British researcher and an inexpensive domain registration, with help from another 20-something security engineer in the U.S....
    Britain’s National Cyber Security Center and others were hailing the cybersecurity researcher, a 22-year-old identified online as MalwareTech, who — unintentionally...

  • Russia May 13, 2017

    Global ‘WannaCry' Ransomware Cyberattack Seeks Cash for Data

    A global “ransomware” cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in many other nations....
    The worldwide effort to extort cash from computer users spread so widely that Microsoft quickly changed its policy, making security fixes available for free for the older...

  • Google May 11, 2017

    Microsoft Aims to Create a More Versatile Windows 10

    Microsoft will try to make Windows 10 more versatile with a wave of new features for creating memories, exploring virtual scenery and hopscotching from personal computers to mobile devices. The added bells and whistles will roll out later this year as part of “Fall Creators Update” that will be provided for free to 500 million personal computers, smartphones and tablets...

  • CEO May 10, 2017

    Half-Billion Windows 10 Devices, But PC Slump Stunts Growth

    Microsoft’s latest version of Windows is faring better than its maligned predecessor, but the software’s growth is still stunted by a shift away from personal computers. Windows 10 is now running on a half-billion devices nearly two years after its release, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella disclosed Wednesday during the software maker’s annual conference for applications programmers. That figure is up...

  • Eric Hinton May 4, 2017

    'Halo: Combat Evolved' Among 4 Video Games Hall of Fame Inductees

    Attention Halo Nation, “Halo: Combat Evolved” is in the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The science fiction shooter game that enthralled a legion of fans after its 2001 launch with the Xbox system is one of four games to be inducted into the hall Thursday. “Donkey Kong,” ”Pokemon Red and Green” and “Street Fighter II” round out the young...

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