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Key Logger discovered on many HP Laptops

It was revealed earlier this week that many HP laptops have code within the keyboard driver that acts as a key logger. Computer researcher Michael Myng discovered the code whilst poking around in the Keyboard driver code. His intent was not to look for security issues, but to control the keyboard backlight, but in his … Read more

KRACK attack breaks WPA2 Wi-Fi encryption

Krack Attack Logo WPA2
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News broke earlier this week about a new form of attack that can break most modern Wi-Fi encryption. The new exploit was discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet. The exploit, named the Key Regeneration Attack (KRACK), works against “all modern protected Wi-Fi networks”. The attack is particularly devastating because it does not exploit a flaw … Read more

Pi-top releases 2nd generation laptop

Since it’s successful Indigogo campaign back in 2014 pi-top has come a long way. The UK based company is still at it, having announced the second generation of the pi-top. The lime-green machine is built with teaching and tinkering in mind. It uses the Raspberry Pi 3 board as its brains, so, many Pi 3 accessories … Read more

Investing made simple Acorns vs Stash

acorns vs stash

Investing can be a bit intimidating for a newcomer. It is complicated, and is often risky if you don’t have the right knoweledge. Often when it comes to investing you need to have substantial amounts of time and money to get started. Many long-term investments have low costs to entry, but require long waits beable … Read more

Verizon’s Oath to kill AIM…farewell old friend

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The time is coming soon for AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) to sign off for good. Oath, AOL’s parent company announced that the once popular instant messaging platform will be shutting down on December 15th. In 1997 when AIM launched it was widely adopted as the premiere instant messenger. at At the time, AOL was a … Read more

Reports of iPhone 8 battery issues circulating

Iphone 8 (Credit: Apple)
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There have been multiple, sporadic, reports of Apple’s new iPhone 8 splitting at the seams. The apparent cause is that the batteries are swelling, possibly due to gasses building up inside. This is alarming news for iPhone 8 users, but some are encouraging a more measured stance. According to Appleinsider the failure rate thus far … Read more

A few new things from Google, Part 2 : Pixelbook

Google Pixelbook
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As we said in part one of our series on Google’s big announcements, the tech company came out swinging in Boston. They have doubled down on devices, focusing on integrating the Google Assistant. We already talked about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones; now let’s look at the new high-end Chromebook, the Pixelbook. … Read more

A few new things from Google, Part 1 : Pixel 2

Google came out swinging at its event in Boston. Several new products were announced, most of which weren’t surprises, but still big announcements. The big theme was Google Assistant. Across the electronics industry, voice control and “personal assistant” features are all the rage. Google is doubling down this trend, as the “Ask More” ad campaign … Read more


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