KILLED BY A COMPUTER Dad-of-two ex-soldier, 25, electrocuted plugging a PC into a wall socket

A FORMER soldier died in a freak accident after he was electrocuted while plugging a computer into a wall. Dad-of-two Aron Duplock, 25, had been working at his stepbrother’s house near Hove in East Sussex when the tragedy occurred. 1 Aron Duplock was electrocuted after plugging a computer into the wall His devastated family believes […]

HP Says PC, Printer Businesses Grew for First Time Since 2010

HIGHLIGHTS Revenue from personal systems business rose 9.6 percent to $7.66 billion HP and Lenovo remain the world’s two largest PC makers HP warns of uncertainty in PC business for next two quarters HP reported better-than-expected results in what its chief executive termed a “breakthrough” quarter as both its PC and printer businesses grew for […]

This Weird Web Page Glitch Could Crash Your Windows Computer

A new vulnerability has been discovered on computers that run Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.x. While it won’t allow an attacker to hijack your computer to mine cryptocurrency or encrypt your files and hold them for ransom, it could cause you some serious headaches. Shutterstock Exploiting the bug is actually incredibly simple, too. […]

Police worker stole force computer and had access to personal data

He pleaded guilty to stealing a computer between August 1 and December 31, 2014. The memory stick contained information from the Nottinghamshire force including pay slips of intelligence analyst Keith Robson, an employee for 14 years. City magistrates heard that it was found outside an Aldi store and the finder failed to trace the owner. […]

US mulling extending carry-on computer ban to Europe

In March, Washington banned passengers on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries from carrying on board laptop computers, tablets and other electronic devices larger than cellphones More US authorities are considering banning carry-on computers on European flights to the United States, widening the security measure introduced for flights from […]

Microsoft Edge Browser With Windows Defender Application Guard Previewed

Microsoft is finally testing a feature that will make the Microsoft Edge browser more secure and safe. The Windows Defender Application Guard was first announced last year, but Microsoft is finally testing it in its latest Windows 10 Insider Preview for Enterprises build (16188). The new tool essentially does not let the entire PC get […]

Your next computer could be in a data center

Computers have become more powerful and more portable, letting you execute some compute-intensive tasks on your laptop. But internet connections have also become incredibly faster, making it much easier to outsource some tasks to servers sitting in a data center. Most of the apps on your phone already rely on a server component to store […]