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Luma launches a home tech support service for $5 a month
July 20, 2017 at 7:28 am

The Luma was a compelling product when it was announced back in late-2015 — we even went so far as declaring the WiFi-extending home mesh system, “fun.” That descriptor doesn’t really apply the startup’s new offering, and indeed, Luma Guardian feels a bit out of left field for the networking hardware-maker.  The system is a…

Asus' new wireless router has a giant hole in the middle
May 30, 2017 at 8:01 am

There's really no way you could miss the huge blue hole in the centre of Asus' new router. The rather aptly-named Blue Cave is the Taiwanese tech giant's latest AC2600 dual-band Wi-Fi router. But there's more to the hole than pure aesthetic design. Speaking to Mashable on the showfloor of the Computex technology show, an…

Don't hoard cyberweapons, Microsoft warns world leaders
May 15, 2017 at 9:46 am

Microsoft president Brad Smith used Friday's global ransomware attack as a chance to call once more for the nations of the world to create and adhere to a set of Geneva Convention-like rules in cyberspace. The massive “WannaCry” malware attack crippled more than 20% of hospitals in the United Kingdom and affected more than 200,000 victims in 150…

We tried Google's new fact-check filter on the Internet's favorite hoaxes
April 17, 2017 at 9:02 am

Was former President Barack Obama's birth certificate faked so he could run for office? It depends on how you ask Google. The search engine giant last week expanded a test fact-checking program worldwide in a bid to help stop the spread of misinformation after it faced criticism for returning fake and offensive information in its popular…