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Spain Arrests Russian Thought to Be Kingpin of Computer Spam

MOSCOW — He refused to meet business associates in person and never talked on the phone, preferring instead to communicate via encrypted messaging services. But the elaborate precautions taken by the Russian computer spam kingpin known as Peter Severa appear to have failed him. Acting on an F.B.I. request, the police in Spain arrested a man this weekend named Peter ... Read More »

Windows 10 Creators Update rollout begins on April 11: Here are the new features

Microsoft is finally set to ship the next iteration of its desktop operating system to its users. Called Creators Update, the free update will start rolling out globally on April 11. In an exclusive preview, Microsoft today showed us the new features and enhancements that the next upgrade called Creators Update will come up with. The update brings with it ... Read More »

Suspicious fire damages computer products

Police have apprehended two boys, aged 10 and 13, over a suspicious fire at a computer business in Richmond. Six fire crews were called to the McGlashen Avenue building just after 11pm, and extinguished the blaze after an hour and a half. Police and fire investigators were at the scene this morning. Richmond chief fire officer Craig Piner said the ... Read More »

Cheap new way to make your computer run faster!

Like everyone else, we always want our computers to perform with the optimum speeds. We expect our programs to open instantly, games to load up quickly and our web browsers to go as swiftly as possible. When our computers don’t zip by as quickly as expected, our patience is tested and our frustration tolerance is put to the test. Intel ... Read More »

Towards a lip-reading computer

Scientists at Oxford say they’ve invented an artificial intelligence system that can lip-read better than humans. The system, which has been trained on thousands of hours of BBC News programmes, has been developed in collaboration with Google’s DeepMind AI division. “Watch, Attend and Spell”, as the system has been called, can now watch silent speech and get about 50% of ... Read More »

Businessman claims child abuse pictures were sent to computer after he ‘searched nudist websites’

A businessman claimed more than 200 indecent images of children were sent to his computer after he accessed nudist websites. David John Pearson told police the pictures appeared on his computer around 2007 when he searched for reviews of nudist locations. The 58-year-old claimed most of the images had been deleted but some had remained on his system. They were ... Read More »

Microsoft Outlook for Mac to Add Google Calendar, Contacts Support

HIGHLIGHTS This support is only available for Insider members for now The Outlook for mac update also brings Focused Inbox feature It also improves on its package delivery and ticket reservations feature Microsoft is updating its Outlook mail app for Mac users with many features that would make Google account users happy. It is bringing support for Google Calendar and ... Read More »

Microsoft patches 68 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Edge, and more

Microsoft has patched 68 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Edge, Internet Explorer and SQL Server, two of which have already been exploited by attackers and three that have been publicly disclosed. The patches are covered in 14 security bulletins, one dedicated to Adobe Flash Player which is upgraded through Windows Update in Windows 10 and 8.1. Six of the bulletins are ... Read More »

How to use Windows PowerShell: A beginner’s guide

If you’ve wrestled with Windows 10, you’ve undoubtedly heard of PowerShell. If you’ve tried to do something fancy with Win7/8.1 recently, PowerShell’s probably come up, too. After years of relying on the Windows command line and tossed-together batch files, it’s time to set your sights on something more powerful, more adaptive—better. PowerShell is an enormous addition to the Windows toolbox, ... Read More »

Why AMD FreeSync is beating Nvidia G-Sync on monitor selection and price

Let’s say you’ve just bought one of Nvidia’s slick new Pascal-based GeForce graphics cards such as the GTX 1070, and now you’re seeking a G-Sync monitor to go with it. Looking at what’s available, you’ll probably become envious of PC gamers on the Radeon side of the fence. Compared to G-Sync monitors, displays supporting AMD’s FreeSync adaptive sync tech are generally ... Read More »