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Windows 8 no longer features a ‘Metro’ interface

Windows 8 no longer features a ‘Metro’ interface

For over a year, we’ve been calling Windows 8’s unique interface ‘Metro’. Why has the tech industry been doing that? Well, because that’s what Microsoft called it! However, it looks like Microsoft has turned it back on the Metro name. They’re saying it was always intended to be a code name for the operating system’s unique interface. Reportedly, the Windows 8 programmers and desig

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Dropbox data leak caused by hacked employee account

Dropbox data leak caused by hacked employee account

A few weeks ago, we told you about a spam attack that was targeting Dropbox email addresses. Dropbox has never had security problems, and the attack was considered an unfortunate stain on an otherwise perfect company record. However, it was revealed today that the Dropbox data leak was not anywhere near as serious as originally thought. Although it first appeared that hackers were able to gain

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Microsoft releases revamped version of Hotmail at Outlook.com

Microsoft releases revamped version of Hotmail at Outlook.com

Many people used Hotmail for their first email account. However, as more options – like Gmail – became available, people started moving away from Hotmail. Today, Hotmail’s brand image has been tarnished. After all, when many people think of Hotmail, they think of the emails they used to send in elementary school or junior high. Having an @gmail.com account tends to look more professional.

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Companies consider hiring illegal hackers

Companies consider hiring illegal hackers

The field of ‘ethical hacking’ has been around for a while. The basic idea is that instead of using their hacking talents for evil, hackers could earn a legitimate income defending organizations from hacking attacks. Unfortunately in this world, talented people often go wherever the money is. And even the highest paying ethical hacking jobs pale in comparison to what one could make on the b

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Get ready for touch screen Ultrabooks

Get ready for touch screen Ultrabooks

You might have heard of Ultrabooks. They’re the PC world’s answer to slim, fast laptops like the MacBook. Designed by Intel, Ultrabook laptop sales have been growing over the last few months, and they’ve managed to inject some hope into a deflated PC industry. In past years, PC manufacturers had concentrated mainly on developing low-cost, low-quality laptops, giving PCs a bad reputation.

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PC security breach at Nvidia forums forces them to shut down

PC security breach at Nvidia forums forces them to shut down

Certain sections of the Nvidia forums were shut down today after a serious password leak exposed user data. Specifically, the ‘General’ and ‘Developer’ sections of Nvidia’s forums were closed after “unauthorized third parties” were able to gain access to sensitive user data. What did these so-called “unauthorized third parties” manage to steal? According to Nvidia, the hackers

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Going into war and need a rugged tablet? Check out the T7Q

Going into war and need a rugged tablet? Check out the T7Q

At the Speed Up My PC blog, we love tablets. They’re fast, easy to use, and feature all sorts of fun and cool apps. However, tablets have one problem: they’re not bulletproof. That’s why GammaTech launched a new tablet called the T7Q. Designed for people who need tablets in rough situations, the T7Q features sealed magnesium casing and several layers of screen protection. And yes, there

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How to fix the DNSChanger Virus

How to fix the DNSChanger Virus

The biggest virus news story of the week has been the DNSChanger fiasco. Yesterday (Monday, July 9), the FBI shut down the internet for hundreds of thousands of computers still infected by the DNSChanger virus. What is the DNSChanger virus? The DNSChanger virus infected millions of computers around the world over the last few years. The virus was operated by a group of Lithuanian hackers. After

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Could 3D displays and touch screens be the next step for Ultrabooks?

Could 3D displays and touch screens be the next step for Ultrabooks?

Ultrabooks have become increasingly popular in recent years. Intel’s line of premium laptop PCs has been gaining ground on competitors like the MacBook, and sales figures have been on a consistently upward trend since the first Ultrabook was released. However, as with any product in the tech industry, companies must constantly innovate in order to keep up with the competition. With new versio

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