Google AI vs Siri vs Bing: IQ tests show one is smartest by a ...

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TCL with Roku: A big, bright, cheap smart TV with a nearly perfect UI

TCL isn't exactly a well-known brand, but the Chinese manufacturer is the third largest TV producer in the world.

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro: Massive battery, minimal bezels, and AI chipset

There is no word yet on US availability.

Here's how going all-in on an ecosystem will cost you

What does it cost to be "livin' la vida Google" as opposed to Apple or Amazon? Read on to find out.

Homeland Security orders federal agencies to start encrypting sites, emails

Three-quarters of the federal government uses encryption. Homeland Security says that isn't enough.

​OnePlus dials back data collection after users protest

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei told users on its forum that it takes data privacy "very seriously."

Cognitive chatbots in customer service: Beyond the hype and behind the scenes

AI-based chatbots are all the rage today.

These fake tax documents spread jRAT malware

The same trick is being used to infect UK users -- but with bogus VAT return forms.

Bad passwords and weak security are making ships an easy target for hackers

Ships have evolved to become connected industrial control systems, rife with complex always-on connected systems.

Nokia 8 review: A solid but uninspiring flagship

There's little truly remarkable about the Nokia 8, but it delivers a flagship spec and excellent battery life.

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​Review asks for tighter Medicare card privacy controls from Human Services

Moving the authentication platform, educating citizens, and stricter privacy controls were among the steps recommended to the Department of Human Services by a review into heath providers' access to the Health Professional Online Services system.

​IBM debuts blockchain network for cross-border payments

The promise of digital currency is finally coming to maturity, IBM says, with its unique international payments network.

​Samsung launches NB-IoT GPS smart tag

Samsung Electronics' Connect Tag is the first of its kind to use the narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network and can be used to track pets, children, and personal items.

​Windows Subsystem for Linux graduates in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Sysadmins and developers rejoice! WSL is now a fully fledged part of Windows 10, starting with the latest Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update preview build for mobile

New features include two-factor authentication and AppLocker improvements.

This nasty new Android ransomware encrypts your phone -- and changes your PIN

DoubleLocker ransomware deploys technique previously used by trojans to gain full control of the device and completely lock it down.

500 million PCs are being used for stealth cryptocurrency mining online

Your PC may be used to find cryptocurrency when you visit websites, with or without your consent.

Watch a robot defend AI at the UN

Sophia got to share her views with some powerful leaders

IBM unveils new programming model for building serverless applications

Composer from IBM should make it easier for developers to build serverless applications with languages they already use.

VMware, SAP join forces on enterprise IoT

The companies are working together to boost Internet of Things (IoT) project deployment and scalability.

Microsoft's mystery update arouses anger, suspicion among Windows 10 users

Microsoft's update servers are pushing out a new Photos Add-on app, with no explanation of what it does. Windows 10 users aren't taking it well.

The media distractions of Google's X lab ventures

Alphabet's ($GOOG) X labs serves a giant purpose — to distract reporters from delving into the finances of its business

Your forgotten IoT gadgets will leave a disastrous, toxic legacy

With IoT devices increasingly a part of the real, physical world, something needs to be done to avoid disaster in the event of a cyberattack against connected systems.

Why Apple won't move the Mac to ARM

Apple's A10 bionic chip is as fast as many x86 chips -- which leads to speculation that Apple will migrate macOS to its own chips. Here's why that won't happen.

Qualcomm wants iPhone sales, manufacturing banned in China

In the latest edition of the Apple-Qualcomm war: Qualcomm wants iPhones out of China.

iPhone 8 tips: How to force restart, enter recovery, and DFU mode

If you try to force a restart on your iPhone 8 the old way, you'll get a nasty surprise!

iOS 11 annoyances, and how to fix them

Every release of iOS seems to bring with it a crop of annoyances. Here's how to fix the worst ones in iOS 11.

​Google wants to make video calls from your Android phone a lot easier

Google wants you to be able to make a video call from all Android apps you'd make a voice call or send a message.

Why a proxy server can't protect you like a VPN can

VPNs provide a lot more protection than proxy servers, even for those who just want to hide their IP addresses. Here's why you should use a VPN instead.

Apple's iOS 11.0.3 for iPhone and iPad is out, and it contains some odd bug fixes

If you had the display replaced on your iPhone 6s and it's not been working right since iOS 11, you need this update.

DJI launches drone identification and monitoring system AeroScope

The product is aimed at striking a balance between security and privacy.

Watch a robot defend AI at the UN

Sophia got to share her views with some powerful leaders

Best Google Chrome extensions to enhance your productivity, security, and performance

If you are a Google Chrome user and you're not making use of extensions, then you are really missing out. Here is a selection of extensions aimed specifically at boosting your productivity and privacy.
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This nasty new Android ransomware encrypts your phone -- and changes your PIN

DoubleLocker ransomware deploys technique previously used by trojans to gain full control of the device and completely lock it down.

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update preview build for mobile

New features include two-factor authentication and AppLocker improvements.

Ransomware is now big business on the dark web and malware developers are cashing in

Some ransomware sellers are now pocketing salaries of over $100,000 a year.

Why Apple won't move the Mac to ARM

Apple is playing a longer game.

Microsoft's Windows 10 breaches data protection law, say Dutch regulator

"It turns out that Microsoft's operating system follows about every step you take on your computer."

Why swallowable robots could be the future of healthcare

Delivering a drug to exactly the right place is a lot harder than it sounds. That's where swallowable robots come in handy.

Hyatt Hotels hit by credit card data-stealing malware - again

In total, 41 hotels have been affected.

5 cheap car hacks for road warriors

There are many ways to save money, stay safer, and improve your productivity when you're putting rubber to the road.

​Google wants to make video calls from your Android phone a lot easier

Google's Duo is about to become Android's FaceTime.

Facebook charts enterprise stack with @Workplace, Messenger and Oculus

Here's a look at Facebook's business technology stack.

Equifax insists web portal has not been compromised

Equifax took down a customer support page on its websites amidst concerns that a second compromise has taken place.

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