Enlarge Valentina Palladino Dell has a wide array of products under its name and brands, including Alienware, but the company has never had its own mixed reality headset until now. Dell announced the Dell Visor ahead of this year’s IFA conference, along with a number of updates to its XPS and Inspiron systems. Most notably, all […]

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Enlarge Michael Theis Security researchers have unearthed a sprawling list of login credentials that allows anyone on the Internet to take over home routers and more than 1,700 “Internet of things” devices and make them part of a destructive botnet. The list of telnet-accessible devices, currently posted at this Pastebin address, was first posted in […]

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Enlarge/ Tugboats from Singapore assist the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) as it steers toward Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on August 21. Ten sailors were missing after the collision. In the […]

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Enlarge Gordon Plant The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, aka version 1709, is due to be finished next month. Accordingly, the builds released to the Windows Insider Program are now heading toward stabilization, with bug-fixing the priority. This has a somewhat greater significance than was the case for prior Windows 10 updates because of the “Skip […]

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[embedded content] Intel’s 8th generation Core processors starring, oddly, a black Surface Book. To coincide with yesterday’s launch of the new 8th-generation processors, which pack four cores and eight threads into the 15W chips found in Ultrabooks, Intel released a sizzle video to give people an idea of what to expect from the new processors. […]

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Enlarge/ It’s the Sony U-Matic in all its analog glory. This device was used in the early 1970s to stream X-rated video to hotel rooms, often using a closed-circuit broadcasting device on the hotel roof. Wikimedia In 1973, a young Roger Ebert reviewed the movie Deep Throat. He was not yet a household name or […]

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Enlarge Google has revealed the launch date for the final version of Android O: August 21. Google will be livestreaming an unveiling event live from New York City at 2:40pm ET to coincide with the solar eclipse. There’s a new teaser site up at Android.com/eclipse, which counts down the time until the event. “Android O is touching down […]

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Enlarge/ A bear. Yathin S Krishnappa A Ukrainian malware author who built the PAS Web shell—a PHP-based implant used to execute commands remotely on hacked systems—has turned himself in to Ukrainian authorities. He has been cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into the apparent Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee. The information […]

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Enlarge/ An artist’s rendering of the EchoStar 24/ Jupiter 3 satellite, planned for launch in 2021. The satellite will provide 100 Mbps residential Internet service to the Western Hemisphere. EchoStar In March, Hughes Network Systems launched an upgrade of its satellite-based Internet service, HughesNet, that transformed it into the first residential satellite-based Internet service to […]

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