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Angry Shadow Brokers release password for suspected NSA hacking tools

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Annoyed with the U.S. missile strike last week on an airfield in Syria, among other things, hacker group Shadow Brokers resurfaced on Saturday and released what they said was the password to files containing suspected National Security Agency tools they had earlier tried to sell. “Is appearing you are abandoning ‘your base’, ‘the movement’, and the peoples who getting you ... Read More »

The ZTE Quartz delivers Android Wear 2.0 and LTE for less than $200

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ZTE is trying its hand at making smartwatches for a second time with the ZTE Quartz. Quartz is the company’s first smartwatch to run on Android Wear and offer Google Assistant compatibility. The company’s first smartwatch, Axon Watch, launched back in 2015 but only in Chinese markets.  Quartz has a 1.4 inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass display and a built-in speaker ... Read More »

Spain arrests accused Russian spammer at US request

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A Russian man long connected with sending spam emails has been arrested and is being held in Spain, with a law enforcement source contracting news reports saying he was involved with a computer virus linked to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent election victory. The arrest of Piotr Levashov at the Barcelona airport on Friday was not tied to Russian interference ... Read More »

Microsoft acquires Deis to boost its Kubernetes chops

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Microsoft is acquiring Deis, a company that makes tools to work with the Kubernetes open-source container orchestration system. The deal, announced Monday, marks Microsoft’s continued interest in container orchestration. Deis creates tools that aim to simplify the development of modern, containerized applications. Containers allow developers to write an application for an isolated, portable runtime that is supposed to be easily ... Read More »

PCWorld’s April Digital Edition: Ryzen Review—AMD is Back

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Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Edition. Available as single copies or as a yearlong subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop and other tablet readers. In ... Read More »

Foxconn said to offer $27B for Toshiba’s memory chip business

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Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer best known as the maker of iPhones and iPads for Apple, is said to be preparing a $27 billion bid to acquire Toshiba’s computer chip assets. Toshiba is most commonly recognized for making NAND flash and memory chips, with all of its factories in Japan. However, chip manufacturing in Japan has slipped as rivals in South ... Read More »

US FCC kills plan to allow mobile phone conversations on flights

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Imagine a fellow airplane passenger sitting next to you and yelling into his mobile phone for six hours during a cross-country flight. If simply thinking about that scenario gives you a headache, you’re not alone. On Monday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission killed a plan to allow mobile phone calls during commercial airline flights. Since 2013, the FCC and the Federal ... Read More »