Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel revealed that malware can turn headphones into microphones. “Interestingly, the audio chipsets in modern motherboards and sound cards include an option to change the function of an audio port at a software level, a type of audio port programming sometimes referred to as jack retasking […]
Bitdefender announced that it discovered critical vulnerabilities in an unidentified manufacturer’s Internet of Things (IoT) cameras that could threaten the privacy of their owners and enable distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The security company identified three key problems with the cameras: They do not require people to change their default passwords They send network […]
Google Home is a great way to show off just how smart Google is, but it doesn’t feel like an essential experience yet. That’s mainly because it lags behind the Echo in terms of support for third-party services. That makes Echo a smarter buy if you want to control smarthome devices — but Home […]
Chris Ramseyer put the MyDigitalSSD BPX under the magnifying glass, literally, and tested the value-centric NVMe SSD against other leading NVMe SSDs. Chris bestowed the Editor’s Choice Award upon the BPX, which is a rare occurrence indeed. Head over to the review to see what all the enthusiasm is about.
Microsoft released a rash of new products, including its Surface Book i7 and Surface Studio, with Intel Skylake CPUs and Nvidia Maxwell GPUs. The development is interesting because Intel’s Kaby Lake and Nvidia’s Pascal GPUs could have also made their way into the new platform. Microsoft chose to stay with the previous-gen solutions, but still […]
Apple also got in on the previous-gen action and released its MacBook Pro with Skylake CPUs. At least Apple brought Polaris Radeon Pro and SSDs to bear along with its normal mind-bending pricing model. The latest Macbook’s claim to fame (well, the most notable, considering it’s using somewhat old tech) is its Touchbar, which may […]