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Junkware claiming it can rid PCs of viruses, clean up the Registry, etc are doomed
Microsoft will tighten the screws on scummy developers who use scare tactics to frighten people – particularly non-tech savvy folks – into paying for unnecessary software.…
The world’s biggest social network is almost minting money, even after Mark Zuckerberg’s warnings that news feed changes could hurt business. …read more
Casting a shadow over the company’s fourth-quarter results, which saw an increase in wireless subscribers, is the looming court fight with the US Department of Justice over its Time Warner acquisition. …read more
Those who woke early enough were rewarded with a lunar eclipse and supermoon on Jan. 31. …read more
Partisan nonsense has engulfs law enforcement
Analysis The FBI has slammed a still-secret memo that claims the bureau was politically motivated when it requested a wiretap on a key advisor of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign.…
Commentary: The Federal Trade Commission warns of an email scam that suggests the secretary of state is participating in a big giveaway. …read more
Google has backed an effort to standardise touch-screen styluses so they can be used on many devices. From a report: The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) was launched, in 2015, to encourage companies to produce styluses that work on rivals’ products Dell, Intel, Lenovo, LG and graphics tablet-maker Wacom have all backed the project. However, Apple, Microsoft and Samsung have not. One expert suggested the big brands would keep their proprietary pens. Styluses designed to work with modern touch-screen devices and graphics tablets usually contain sensors to detect pressure, movement and orientation of the pen.
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The phone and appliance powerhouse is also the world’s largest chipmaker. And it’s making processors for mining virtual dinero. …read more