Computer

There’s now a tool to test for NSA spyware

Has your computer been infected with a suspected NSA spying implant? A security researcher has come up with a free tool that can tell. Luke Jennings of security firm Countercept wrote a script in response to last week’s high-profile leak of cyberweapons that some researchers believe are from the National Security Agency. It’s designed to detect an implant called Doublepulsar, ... Read More »

Computer pioneer Harry Huskey dies aged 101

Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (Eniac) which first ran in February 1946. Eniac is widely considered to be one of the first electronic, general purpose, programmable computers. Dr Huskey also helped complete ... Read More »

7 things you should never search for on your work computer

Save your weird internet search habits for your personal computer. Seriously. You don’t want to become an office cautionary tale — that person who got fired because they were busted Googling something inappropriate during an all-hands meeting. When you’re on your work computer, your employers can track pretty much everything you do. “Any personal data or behavior done on any work ... Read More »

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 »