BMW partners with Intel to get autonomous cars on the road by 2021 Apple and FBI head back to Congress to debate encryption Play Doom’s open beta all weekend on PS4, Xbox One and Steam Man erases thousands of websites with a bad command Homeland Security urges you to uninstall QuickTime on Windows Canadian police used BlackBerry’s key to unlock BBM messages Windows 10’s anniversary update goes big on education Acer Chromebase is an all-in-one video conference system Oculus Rift and HTC Vive buyers face shipping headaches Feds promise to help local authorities unlock devices
BMW partners with Intel to get autonomous cars on the road by 2021

BMW partners with Intel to get autonomous cars on the road by 2021

  Intel, Mobileye and BMW want to create an autonomous platform other automakers can use. BMW has already said it wants to get autonomous cars on the road by 2021,… Read more »

Apple and FBI head back to Congress to debate encryption

Apple and FBI head back to Congress to debate encryption

Apple and the FBI will once again appear in front of a congressional committee to debate the ongoing encryption issue. The fight over the San Bernardino phone may be over,… Read more »

Play Doom’s open beta all weekend on PS4, Xbox One and Steam

Play Doom’s open beta all weekend on PS4, Xbox One and Steam

As promised, Doom‘s multiplayer open beta has arrived. It’s been available to download the past few days and now you can actually play the thing. Contents include two maps and… Read more »

Man erases thousands of websites with a bad command

Man erases thousands of websites with a bad command

As one business owner showed, things can go spectacularly wrong when you don’t backup properly. User “bleemboy,” who runs a site-hosting business with 1,535 customers (!), wrote to a server… Read more »

Homeland Security urges you to uninstall QuickTime on Windows

Homeland Security urges you to uninstall QuickTime on Windows

The Department of Homeland Security is echoing Trend Micro’s advice to uninstall QuickTime if you have it on your Windows computer. While the multimedia program’s working just fine, the security… Read more »

Canadian police used BlackBerry’s key to unlock BBM messages

Canadian police used BlackBerry’s key to unlock BBM messages

BlackBerry’s big selling point is its stance on mobile security, but a report from Vice and Motherboard reveals at least one national police force were able to bypass that security…. Read more »

Windows 10’s anniversary update goes big on education

Windows 10’s anniversary update goes big on education

In addition to upgrades for Cortana and improved pen support, the Windows 10 anniversary update will also include several apps and features to make life easier for schools. Likely taking… Read more »

Acer Chromebase is an all-in-one video conference system

Acer Chromebase is an all-in-one video conference system

We first met Acer’s Chromebase at CES 2016, but that one wasn’t loaded with Google’s enterprise software like this version is. The company’s new Chromebase for meetings is a dedicated… Read more »

Oculus Rift and HTC Vive buyers face shipping headaches

Oculus Rift and HTC Vive buyers face shipping headaches

Your gleaming vision of a virtual reality future may have to wait a while. Both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive buyers are facing delays and other headaches that are preventing… Read more »

Feds promise to help local authorities unlock devices

Feds promise to help local authorities unlock devices

The FBI has promised local authorities that it’ll help them crack encrypted devices, so long as it’s allowed by law, in a letter obtained by Reuters and Buzzfeed News. Just… Read more »

Tor accuses CloudFlare of blocking its anonymizing network

Tor accuses CloudFlare of blocking its anonymizing network

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images Not long ago, the content delivery provider CloudFlare claimed that a whopping 94 percent of the requests it gets from people using the Tor anonymizing… Read more »

Google pulls Taliban app after it was on Play for two days

Google pulls Taliban app after it was on Play for two days

Getty A propaganda app from the Taliban that was initially accepted on the Play store Friday has now been pulled by Google over hate speech concerns. Called “Pashto Afghan News… Read more »

UK clamps down on online ads disguised as articles

UK clamps down on online ads disguised as articles

Shutterstock Even the most robust ad-blocking software can’t strip the internet of promotional material entirely. UK watchdog The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) usually spends its time putting the kibosh… Read more »

BBM’s paid privacy features go free

BBM’s paid privacy features go free

Pau Barrena/Bloomberg via Getty Images When BlackBerry phones were popular, so was BBM. The messaging app’s dominance has slowly faded, however, as iPhone and Android shipments have soared. BBM is… Read more »

Microsoft is trying to make Chrome extensions work on Edge

Microsoft is trying to make Chrome extensions work on Edge

Microsoft’s very first batch of Edge browser extensions is small, but it seems the company’s taking steps to make sure Windows users get more in the future. According to Microsoft… Read more »

Google plans to bring internet to Cuba, Obama says

Google plans to bring internet to Cuba, Obama says

Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Google will be one of the first American companies to help open up Cuba to the internet, President Obama announced this morning during his historic visit. “One… Read more »

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