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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…

Your Home’s Next Must-Have Accessory Is a Ridiculously Fancy Router
April 14, 2017 at 7:45 am

You probably don’t give your router any thought once you’ve shoved that spidery doodad with all the antennae under your TV, in a cabinet, or behind the shoes in your closet. You buy it, install it, and forget about it until something goes wrong. Then you unplug it and plug it back in, or type…

23% of U.S. broadband households own wireless earbuds, and 16% own wireless headphones
April 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Parks Associates announced consumer research today showing that near the end of 2016, 23% of U.S. broadband households owned wireless earbuds and 16% owned wireless headphones. 360 View Update: Streaming Audio Devices notes that adoption of wireless audio devices showed no substantial growth from 2015-2016, but given Apple’s decision to forgo the audio jack on…