HOW CAN WE MAKE TECHNOLOGY HEALTHIER FOR HUMANS?

IN A WELL-KNOWN parable, a group of blind men encounters an elephant. Each man touches a different part of the elephant and receives very different tactile feedback. Their later descriptions of the elephant to each other disagree, though each individual’s description is accurate and captures one portion of the elephant: a tusk, a leg, an ear. Humans often have only … Read more...

FBI to all router users: Reboot now to neuter Russia’s VPNFilter malware

The FBI is recommending that all small business and home router owners reboot devices, even if they’re not among the brands known to be affected.

The FBI is urging small businesses and households to immediately reboot routers following Cisco’s report that 500,000 infected devices could be destroyed with a single command.

The malware, dubbed VPNFilter, was developed by the … Read more...

Email encryption flaws can expose Apple Mail, Outlook, and Thunderbird messages

Ahead of a full release of details on May 15, European researchers and the EFFare providing an early warning that messages encoded with PGP/GPG and S/MIME are vulnerable to a set of serious security vulnerabilities — an issue impacting over 20 email clients. As there are “currently no reliable fixes for the vulnerability,” the researchers are advising users to … Read more...

Microsoft AC power cord recall for original Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and certain Surface Pro 3 devices

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Microsoft AC power cord recall for original Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and certain Surface Pro 3 devices.

Get details and answers to common questions about the Microsoft Surface Pro AC power cord recall. Learn how to order a free replacement part if your Surface Pro power cord is affected.

How to request a power cord replacement

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Microsoft may release a lower-cost Surface tablet this year

Microsoft will try making another inexpensive tablet. Redmond is rumored to launch a new, cheaper slate to compete with the iPad this year, according to Bloomberg‘s sources. Like Apple’s tablet, the device will have rounded corners and a 10-inch screen, along with a kickstand and a USB C port for charging and syncing. It’ll cost around $400,

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Windows 10 users should wait to install the latest update-it’s bricking some PCs

The latest Windows 10 cumulative update is causing some PCs to fail to boot, and the only solution is a system restore.

Windows 10 users may want to hold off on updating their PCs: The first cumulative patch for the Windows 10 April 2018 update is causing some PCs to enter a cycle of failed boots.

The bug in update … Read more...