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Acer penalized $115k for leaving credit card info unprotected

Pichi Chuang / REUTERS It wasn’t nearly as bad as Yahoo leaking 500 million users’ data, but Acer had its own hacking scare last year. Back in June, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer admitted that somebody stole credit card information for nearly 35,000 individuals who bought from the company’s online store. The electronics giant finally settled with the New York Attorney ...

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Pioneer Releases First 4K-Ready Blu-Ray Drives for PCs

While we are seeing streaming services get more and more coverage every day, we haven’t got to the point where we can stream 4K movies on our slow internet connections. Here’s where Pioneer comes in. The company has released two new Blu-ray optical drives for PCs. The new BDR-S11J-X and BDR-S11J-BK measure 5.25” in height, fitting in those unused slots near the ...

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Intel just announced a perfect way to upgrade smart gadgets

If you really think about it, “smart” devices today can also count as computers. They have processors, memory and other hardware similar to what you’d find in a PC. But the problem with embedding computing hardware in devices like TVs and refrigerators is that they’ll quickly grow obsolete. Simply put: to get a faster TV, you have to buy a ...

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Check out the first Windows VR headsets from Dell, HP and Acer

Just a few days after Lenovo unveiled its Windows 10 VR headset, Microsoft showed off what HP, Dell and Acer are working on at a CES media event. Unfortunately, they were all under glass, so all we could do was ogle at the hardware. Still, the designs look interesting. Acer’s looks like it comes straight from the company’s gaming team, ...

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Kingston’s 2TB USB is the Highest Capacity Flash Drive Ever

Imagine a USB flash drive containing 70 hours of 4K video in your pocket. Does that not sound fascinating? Well, Kingston has made it possible with its new 2TB USB flash drive. The new DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte (GT) is the world’s highest capacity USB flash drive. For those looking to carry large amounts of data without relying on hard disks ...

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Open Source Hardware Certification Program

Open Hardware Summit in Portland, Alicia Gibb and Michael Weinberg of the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) launched the Open Source Hardware Certification program. It’s live, and you can certify your own hardware as Open Hardware right now. What Is Open Source Hardware? Open Source Hardware can’t be defined without first discussing open source software. At its very core, open ...

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