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Hack attack that took internet offline was about extortion and revenge

Last year, hackers used a network of hundreds of thousands of hijacked devices to take major portions of the internet offline for hours. The Mirai botnet, as it's called, conscripted routers, smart fridges, and CCTV cameras to take down...Show More Summary

Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 update with fix for HomeKit vulnerability

A little more than a week after pushing out iOS 11.2, Apple earlier today released iOS 11.2.1 to iPhone and iPad users. The release itself is relatively minor, though it does bring with it it a number of important bug fixes. Most notably,...Show More Summary

Why would you ever watch TV without this $10 device?

Whether you just bought a brand new UHD TV for your home theater during the Black Friday blitz or you have a dusty old HDTV in the corner of your basement, your television watching experience can be improved dramatically with one simple $10 device. Show More Summary

SNES Classic Edition consoles are in stock at Amazon Books stores right now

There's no telling how many more chances there will be to snag a SNES Classic Edition before Christmas, but if you happen to live in the vicinity of an Amazon Books store, you're in luck. SNES Classic consoles are arriving in-store at...Show More Summary

Every popular Fitbit is discounted on Amazon, including the new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the people who might be left on your list? Well Amazon just kicked off a huge sale on Fitbit trackers including every single popular device the company makes. Including different sizes and colors, there are 40 different Fitbit devices on sale right now on Amazon. Show More Summary

Man-sized ancient penguins once ruled the coast of New Zealand

Today's penguins might be cute, charming little flightless birds that draw your eye at your local zoo, but things were a whole lot different some 59 million years ago. Researchers working in New Zealand revealed today the discovery of...Show More Summary

Tozo’s newest iPhone X case only costs $10

Want a cheap iPhone X case that’s anything but "cheap"? The Tozo Crystal Clear Soft TPU Gel Skin for iPhone X is exactly what the doctor ordered. Tozo is known far and wide for its ultra-thin iPhone cases, but this is a new model the company released just for the iPhone X. Show More Summary

The 10 best video games of 2017

It always takes a couple of years for developers to find their footing before the best games of the generation begin to make their way to market. That's exactly what happened in 2017, as contenders for game of the year started dropping...Show More Summary

Archaeologists discover a crude ancient weapon that could kill a man with a single blow

When an ancient wooden club was yanked from its watery grave in the River Thames in England many months ago, archaeologists didn't quite know what to make of it. The crude weapon, which is thought to have been made sometime between 3530...Show More Summary

Now you can cut the cord without losing live TV or your DVR

You’ve cut the cord. You’ve bought yourself a streaming media player like the Fire TV Stick or a Roku. You’ve picked up a good OTA antenna so you can get network TV in Full HD for free. But what about your DVR? How do you record live...Show More Summary

T-Mobile’s latest Un-carrier move: Launching a pay TV service in 2018

T-Mobile announced on Wednesday morning that its next disruptive Un-carrier move will be to launch its own pay TV service in 2018, fueled by the acquisition of self-described "next generation cable provider" Layer3 TV. The financialShow More Summary

2018 phones will finally get in-display fingerprint scanners – should they follow the iPhone X instead?

Synaptics made an announcement yesterday that has tech blogs buzzing on Wednesday morning. The company said that an unspecified top-five smartphone OEM has begun mass production of its new Clear ID optical in-display fingerprint sensor. Show More Summary

Amazon has blazing-fast 128GB microSD cards on sale for $37

With Black Friday and Cyber Week behind us, you undoubtedly have a bunch of new gadgets that are in desperate need of digital storage. And with Christmas still a head of us, you might soon receive several more. Lucky for you, AmazonShow More Summary

Google announces top searches of 2017

It’s not quite 2018 yet, but Google already released its rankings for the top Google searches of the year, which is an annual tradition for the undisputed king of the search business. Top five searches include Hurricane Irma, iPhoneShow More Summary

Today’s best deals: 128GB microSD card, Fitbit, Sonos speakers, Philips Hue, $25 Alexa speaker, more

The December deals keep on coming, and each day seems to be better than the last. Highlights from today's roundup include a Samsung 128GB microSD card for just $37, discounts on the Sonos Play:1 and Sonos Play:3 speakers, the first ever...Show More Summary

Every movie and TV show coming to Netflix in January

Netflix usually waits until closer to the end of the month to announce the slate of additions to its streaming service, but it looks like even Netflix is ready to be done with 2017 as the list for January arrived on Wednesday morning. Netflix...Show More Summary

SpaceX forced to push back launch of used rocket after finding dirt

Launching a shiny, brand new rocket isn't exactly easy. Launching a less shiny, used rocket is apparently an even bigger challenge. Today, SpaceX was supposed to send one of its used — sorry, "flight proven" — Falcon 9 rockets skyward...Show More Summary

This $40 pad wirelessly charges three devices at once, just like Apple’s upcoming $200 charger

Love the idea of Apple’s upcoming AirPower wireless charging pad? Hate the idea of shelling out $200 for it, which is rumored to be the price at launch? Check out the YTech Premium Triple Wireless Charging Pad instead. You’ll pay a fraction...Show More Summary

Expect more augmented reality content in your Facebook apps

Augmented and virtual reality are the future of computing, whether we’re talking about smartphones or traditional PCs. Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many other tech companies have already launched AR and/or VR products, including hardware...Show More Summary

Instagram wants to make hashtags great again

You know all those hashtags you’ve been adding to your Instagram posts in the hope that more people with similar interests will find your content and you'll turn them into faithful followers? Well, hashtags are about to get a lot better...Show More Summary

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