Student Destroys $58,000 Of Computer Equipment With A USB Killer Device

If you’re looking to ruin a computer, there are many ways to go about doing it. There is your traditional fare such as malware, but in the case of 27-year old (former) student Vishwanath Akuthota of The College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, it seems that he opted for less conventional means.


macOS 10.15 May Bring A Handful Of iOS Features

The upcoming macOS 10.15 update appears to be a feature-packed one from all of the reports that we have seen so far. A new report claims that Apple is going to add a handful of iOS features to the update, features like Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more. Apple is due to unveil macOS 10.15 at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June this year.


HP Introduces 15 Inch Chromebook For $449

HP has come out with the biggest Chromebook it has ever made. As the name suggests, the HP Chromebook 15 has a 15 inch touchscreen display with a full-size keyboard and number pad. It joins the likes of ASUS and Lenovo that have also released 15 inch notebooks that are powered by Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS.


macOS 10.15 Could Expand Apple Watch Authentication

The Apple Watch can be used to make payments with Apple Pay. How it authenticates the user is that it “registers” the user through the heart rate sensor underneath the watch, and as long as the user has entered their passcode and the watch remains on their wrist, they are considered to be authenticated.


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Intel Gen8 vPro CPUs Focus On Laptop Security and Performance

In the consumer space, CPU platforms are mostly about performance/price ratios, but enterprises have a different view of where value is, and that includes security.


ASUS ZenBook S13 Available For Purchase Now

ASUS today announced that its ZenBook S13 is available for purchase starting today. The notebook blends beauty and power in an ultraportable form factor. The company says that it has the “world’s slimmest display bezel” and boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 97 percent. That’s pretty impressive for a device in its category. ASUS also says that this is the world’s thinnest laptop with discrete graphics.


How To Boot Windows 10 In Safe Mode

There are times when your computer runs into some issues, and if you’re trying to troubleshoot it yourself, then booting your computer into safe mode is one way to go about it, and here is how to boot Windows 10 in safe mode.


How To Split Screen On iPad

With the introduction of iOS 9, Apple introduced multitasking to the iPad. If you plan on turning your iPad into a laptop replacement, here’s how you can take advantage of Split Screen to get the most out of your iPad.


Apple No Longer Charging $99 For Data Transfer To New Macs

Apple used to charge $99 to migrate data from your old Mac to the new one. The fee doesn’t really make sense in this day and age but Apple has kept it around for so long. Not anymore, though, as the company has quietly removed the $99 fee it charged for data transfers.


Firefox Tests Browser Fingerprint And Crypto Mining Blocking

Mozilla continues to build more tracking protection for its Firefox internet browser. The company has revealed that it’s testing a new anti-tracking feature which will no longer allow websites to “fingerprint” users’ browsers and thus be able to track them even after they’re cleared their cookies. It’s also testing blocking cryptocurrency miners on websites.


WhatsApp Could Soon Be Supported On The iPad

The use of WhatsApp has largely been for mobile devices like our smartphones, but the good news is that if you’re on the iPad quite frequently and would love the ability to respond to messages, you might soon get the chance to do so. This is according to a report from WABetaInfo who claims that support for the iPad could be coming soon.


Windows 10 Will No Longer Require You To ‘Safely Remove’ USB Drives

If you’ve ever plugged a USB flash drive into Windows before and unplugged it, you might have gotten the warning message that you should probably use the “Safely remove” feature to eject your hard drive. This is due to concerns that removing it suddenly could somehow corrupt the data or cause errors as the drive could still be in use.


Apple’s 31.6-inch Display Still On Track For 2019

Earlier this year, it was reported that Apple could be launching a new display later this year in the form of a 31.6-inch 6K display. For those wondering about the display, an investor’s note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that the display is still very much on track for a release this year.


Larger 17-inch MacBook Pro Might Not Arrive Until 2021

It has been several years since Apple discontinued the 17-inch MacBook Pro, leaving users with the 15-inch model as the biggest one that they can buy. We’re sure that there are some who undoubtedly miss the 17-inch model and might have been excited at the possibility that it might return later this year.