Reviews of the week: Dell's latest Chromebook, Parallels Desktop 13, and more

Reviews of the week: Dell
The latest version of Parallels Desktop, which allows Mac users to run Windows apps within a virtual machine, is here. While the new features in this version are relatively minor, it's still the virtualisation software to beat.Read the full review here.…
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WireX DDoS Botnet: An Army of Thousands of Hacked Android SmartPhones

WireX DDoS Botnet: An Army of Thousands of Hacked Android SmartPhones
Do you believe that just because you have downloaded an app from the official app store, you're safe from malware?Think twice before believing it.A team of security researchers from several security firms have uncovered a new, widespread botnet that consists of tens of thousands of hacked Android smartphones.Dubbed WireX, detected as "Android Clicker," the botnet network primarily includes infected Android devices running one of the hundreds of malicious apps installed from Google Play Store …
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Does Microsoft's brass still believe it has a chance in the phone market?

Does Microsoft
A New York Post report that one of Microsoft's more celebrated U.S. business customers for Windows Phones is dumping the platform raises some interesting questions about Redmond's future mobility plans. Credit: CNET The Post reported on August 28 that the New York Police Department (NYPD) is going to scrap the 36,000 Nokia phones running the Windows Phone OS that it h…
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Intel unveils AI-focused Movidius VPU chip

Intel unveils AI-focused Movidius VPU chip
The Movidius Myriad X VPU. Intel Corporation Intel on Monday announced its next-generation Movidius vision processing unit with improved processing capabilities for edge devices such as drones, VR headsets, smart cameras, wearables, and robots. Movidius, an Intel subsidiary acquired by the chip giant back in September, develops sight capabilities for mach…
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Dell updates Inspiron, XPS 13 laptops with Intel Kaby Lake processors

Dell updates Inspiron, XPS 13 laptops with Intel Kaby Lake processors
Dell's new Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 laptop Dell is wasting no time in announcing that it's updating some of its laptops with the latest Intel Core processors, which were launched last week. The 8th-generation Core CPUs, code-named "Kaby Lake," currently entail a handful of quad-core i5 and i7 chips that Intel claims perform up to 40 percent faster than the previous generation.In particular, Dell is refreshing its Inspiron l…
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​Fitbit tips data, services strategy with coaching, health program app

​Fitbit tips data, services strategy with coaching, health program app
Fitbit's new smartwatch, Ionic, up close: Is it an Apple Watch killer?Fitbit rolled out a series of products including a smartwatch called Ionic that'll compete with Apple Watch, but the future of the company may ride with a guidance and coaching service. The company is widely known for its hardware and fitness trackers. The Ionic features a bevy of improvements and CNET's Scott Stein noted that the smartwatch is "a giant fitness-watch moonshot to co…
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Storz & Bickel's Bluetooth-enabled vape: There's an app for that

Storz & Bickel
Getty Images/iStockphoto I'm not an expert on vapes, but I have a friend who is. He's spent thousands of dollars on vapes in the last five years, and closely analyzed their performance and utility. He's found that some highly touted vapes are almost useless due to crippling design flaws.His favorite vapes come from a Swiss firm, Storz …
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Private Internet Access – Get a Secure VPN to Protect Your Online Privacy

Private Internet Access – Get a Secure VPN to Protect Your Online Privacy
Since most of us rely upon the Internet for day-to-day activities today, hacking and spying have become a prime concern, and so have online security and privacy.The Internet has become a digital universe with websites collecting your sensitive information and selling them to advertisers, hackers looking for ways to steal your data from the ill-equipped networks, websites, and PCs, and government conducting mass surveillance—every model has shifted to data collection.So, what's the solution an…
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Beware! Viral Sarahah App Secretly Steals Your Entire Contact List

Beware! Viral Sarahah App Secretly Steals Your Entire Contact List
Are you also one of those 18 Million users using SARAHAH?You should beware of this app because the anonymous feedback application may not be as private as it really sounds.Sarahah is a newly launched app that has become one of the hottest iPhone and Android apps in the past couple of weeks, allowing its users to sign up to receive anonymised, candid messages from other Sarahah users.However, it turns out that the app silently uploads users' phone contacts to the company's servers for no good…
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Video Roundup: New at Samsung

Video Roundup: New at Samsung
60 seconds with Samsung's Galaxy Note 8Samsung eyes IoT prize with monetizing service rolloutSamsung to recycle and reuse all recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphonesChinese counterfeiters in love with Samsung smartphones, report findsSamsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition Includes Bixby …
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