A new type of desktop shortcut malware changes the destination a desktop shortcut is pointing to so it executes malware on click.
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As humans, we have to claim we’re not robots fairly often. But there’s more to captchas than meets the eye, and they’re far from foolproof.
In the past a phone’s multiple-lenses camera was deemed redundant, but now most phones come with two or more lenses. Why is this so?
When looking at headphones specs, you will come across an item called “driver.” Find out what the earphones driver is and how it affects audio quality.
OpenStreetMap is open source, user contributed, and free to use. Even if you haven’t heard of it before, chances are good that you’ve used its data.
Apps like Shazam and Soundhound are great for identifying music. They are easy to use, but how they work is a mystery.
RSS feeds are still a fantastic tool for any news junkie, market-watcher, or social-media-averse individual.
You may have seen some attacks occur via Bluetooth, so is Bluetooth really safe, or is it so full of holes you might as well keep it turned off?
When buying an SSD, you might notice that you can choose from a few different types of flash memory. The technical terms can be confusing. This explains what NAND and NOR mean.
Quantum computers is great and useless at the same time. Here’s why.
The only similarity between machine learning, AI, and deep learning is that they are all difficult to understand.
There are plenty of cryptocurrencies that come with the “Bitcoin” label that you will think are associated with Bitcoin. Why are there so many Bitcoin variants? Let’s find out.
If you use 3D applications or games, you may have come across “Vsync” settings. So what is Vsync and what does it do? Let’s find out here.
If physical exercise makes your body stronger, mental exercise must make your brain stronger, right? Actually, it turns out the brain is a bit more complicated than that.
There is an old piece of computer advice that states you should not keep a laptop plugged in to the mains constantly for long periods of time. Does this advice still hold up?
You may have seen a “Data roaming” setting in your phone, but what is data roaming, and why would you enable it if it could incur significant charges?
Without modern cryptography techniques, the Internet as we know it would not exist. Let’s take a look at how it works to protect your data.
PGP is the gold standard for encrypted communication and has been used by everyone from nuclear activists to criminals. This article shows how it works and how you can get started.