New Postage Sized SSD Means Smaller Devices Coming

The push toward ever greater miniaturization has been present in the technology industry from the very beginning. Computers that once occupied whole rooms got small enough to fit onto any available desktop. PCs gave way to laptops, which are currently giving way to a variety of handheld devices, and still, the drive to make equipment smaller and smaller continues.

Android Provides Additional Find-Your-Phone Option

If you’re one of the millions of users with an Android phone, then you already know there are a couple of different ways you can find it if you happen to misplace it. You can use the built-in search feature, or the Device Manager app. As of now, Google has rolled out an additional option, this time, one that will (sometimes) allow you to find your phone even using a borrowed iPhone.

Search Results Look Weird? You Might Be Infected

Have you been noticing “strange” search results when you’re surfing the web? Have your search results been taking longer than usual to appear? You may have been infected by a new, very clever bit of malware known as Redirector.Paco.

There are actually two flavors of this malicious software, the key differences between them is that one version sets up a proxy server on your local machine to serve the phony search results, while the other routes your search inquiry through a server that the hackers control, elsewhere on the ‘net.

Have Bots Taken Over The Internet?

What percentage of total internet traffic would you estimate that bots (non-human visitors) account for? Twenty percent? Thirty percent? Unfortunately, according to data released by DeviceAtlas, a company that makes software to detect the kinds of devices web visitors are using, reveals that non-human sources account for a staggering 48% of all web traffic.

Don’t Turn Off Security Updates To Avoid Windows 10 Upgrade

In recent months, Microsoft has made a number of very good, highly popular moves that have had its customers raving about its apparent change. This latest incident, however, isn’t one of those. Microsoft has been accused of resorting to malware-style tactics to try and force Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10, by inserting the OS upgrade in with the critical security patches.

Are You Ready For A 10 Core Processor?

You’ve probably got either a dual- or quad-core computer sitting on your desk right now, but if you love bleeding edge technology, then you’re going to want to upgrade after reading this. Recently, at the Computex trade show in Taipei, intel unveiled its first ever 10-core processor, designed for the home market (although why these aren’t called “deca-cores” is a bit of a mystery, given the convention thus far).

The one caveat that accompanies the new chips is price.