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HBO Data Theft Traced to Iranian Military Hacker

Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against a hacker “mercenary” affiliated with the Iranian military, saying he broke into HBO’s computer network in the summer looking to extort millions of dollars from the pay cable channel. An indictment unsealed in New York on Tuesday said the suspect, Behzad Mesri, “had worked on behalf of the Iranian military to conduct computer network attacks that ... Read More »

Call our Circuit Breaker Live hotline to get emotional gadget support on Cyber Monday

Hey there. How you feeling? Ready to regret that fourth slice of pie tomorrow and then follow it up with some shopping on Monday? Same. I know we’re all going to be working through lots of feelings these next few days, and Circuit Breaker Live is here to help you. We’re back! Paul Miller, Ashley Carman (that’s me), and Chaim ... Read More »

iOS 11.2 Said to Bring Faster Wireless Charging to iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Apple appears all set to enable faster wireless charging on the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus with the upcoming iOS 11.2. The new experience is reported to be 50 percent faster than the present wireless charging feature that delivers 5W of power. With the iOS 11.2 update, which is presently available in a developer beta version, Apple looks set to enable ... Read More »

iPhone X Face ID Fooled on Video, Fails to Identify Between Mother and Son

While Face ID, Apple’s native facial recognition technology, is one of the key compelling features of the iPhone X, it seems to have some loopholes. Some security researchers have already claimed to have fooled Face ID with 3D-printed masks. And now, a mother and her 10-year-old son show how Face ID can be fooled, failing to secure the experience between family members. At the time ... Read More »

Computer science education paving way to

From laptops to desktops to smartphones to tablets, computing has become an integral part of our daily lives. It is reported that nationwide, there are more than 500,000 unfilled computing jobs, and the number is expected to double to over 1 million by 2020. With computing now the No. 1 source of all new wages in the United States, it ... Read More »

What to look for when buying a new computer, laptop or hybrid

Buying a new computer is a lot like ordering a pizza: You think it’s a fairly simple task until you realize how many choices you need to make. But if your existing machine is so old it could barely run solitaire, you’re probably due for an upgrade. The good news is two-fold: there are many new exciting developments in the ... Read More »

Oppo F5 4GB RAM Variant Goes on Sale in India: Price, Where to Buy, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Only the 4GB RAM variant of Oppo F5 has been released for now It is exclusively available via Flipkart at the moment Offline sales are scheduled to commence soon Oppo F5 is on sale for the first time in the country on Thursday, a week after the Chinese brand’s new selfie phone launched in India. The highlights of Oppo F5 include ... Read More »

OnePlus 5T will be exclusive to Amazon India

Once again OnePlus has partnered with Amazon to offer the OnePlus 5T in India. The etail giant will have exclusivity when the new phone launches on November 16 (the launch event will start at 9:30pm IST). The international unveiling is on the same date and the launch is a few days later – November 21. You can sign up for to receive a ... Read More »

Xiaomi expands to Spain, online sales start tomorrow

Xiaomi is known for quality hardware at an affordable price and with the launch of the Android One-running Mi A1, it even has software better-suited for western tastes. The one major roadblock to expanding its presence in Europe was that you often had no other choice but to import the phone (or other Mi gadget) from China. Was. This week the ... Read More »

Tata Communications to invest $100 million on Internet of Things

Tata Communications Ltd is set to invest about USD 100 million in the the Internet of Things (IoT), a digital space the company is betting big on in the next few years. IoT is a serious business and will become a significant revenue line for the firm going forward, Tata Communications Senior Vice President and Head, Internet of Things, VS Shridhar ... Read More »