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Hundreds of millions of cable modems are vulnerable to new Cable Haunt vulnerability

The vulnerability, codenamed Cable Haunt, is believed to impact an estimated 200 million cable modems in Europe alone, the research team said today.This is a hardware and software component that protects the cable modem from signal surges and disturbances coming via the coax cable.

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security review: Good protection in need of an overhaul

That couldn’t be more true for our review candidate today, Check Point’s ZoneAlarm Extreme Security.When you start ZoneAlarm Extreme Security the first thing you’ll notice is that it looks a little fuzzy.

Razer DeathAdder V2 review: We like the upgrades, but what's with the weighty name?

For 2020, Razer’s chosen a name for its new DeathAdder so daring, we had to sit up and take notice: the Razer DeathAdder V2.Pull the DeathAdder V2 out of the box and it looks much the same as any other model this past decade.

Google wants to bring Steam to Chromebooks

According to an interview with Kan Liu, Director of Product Management for Chrome OS, Google is working toward bringing Steam support to Chromebooks, too.It’s unclear whether Google is working in direct conjunction with Valve or if Steam support would even launch as an official feature, but Liu suggested Google is definitely serious about the project.

Best Antivirus for Windows PCs 2020: Reviews and guidance

Anyone who actively uses email, clicks on links, and downloads programs will benefit from an antivirus suite.Norton protection doesn't come cheap, however, at $110 per year for up to 10 devices.

6 security settings to change in Windows 10, because the defaults aren't enough

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Securing your new Windows 10 machine (or one you've recently upgraded, now that support for Windows 7 has ended) doesn't have to be complicated.Here's how to get Windows 10 for freeCreate your save pointThe first thing you should do with a new Windows 10 machine is enable a system restore.

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Galaxy S20's rumored specs seem awesome. Here's what else I want from Samsung's new phone

They're the same things I want in the next flagship Galaxy phone.Secure face unlockI'm not afraid to say it: I miss Samsung's iris-unlocking feature that was cut from the Galaxy S10.

Inside the Feds’ Battle Against Huawei

“There’s a big geopolitical battle going on,” one Huawei executive told me, “one that’s far above Huawei’s pay grade.As it turned out, Spalding was hardly the only one inside the US government concerned about Huawei and Chinese telecom companies.

CD Projekt delays Cyberpunk 2077 and suddenly the spring looks pretty quiet

We complained there would be too many games—Watch Dogs Legion, Dying Light 2, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, Baldur’s Gate III, and the crown jewel Cyberpunk 2077.But today CD Projekt announced Cyberpunk 2077 is delayed to September 17, where it will join Watch Dogs Legion and Bloodlines 2.

Mophie Wireless Charging Pad review: Don't let its basic looks fool you

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New Windows 10 Insider build 19546 adds a nifty graphing calculator

It's not clear whether this will be released as part of the upcoming Windows 10 "20H1" feature release, or on an independent schedule.(Edit: Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc has confirmed it will be a separate release.

Windows PCs push back against Chromebooks in schools with LTE, Gemini Lake Refresh chips

IK and Positivo may be two PC vendors you've not heard of before, but they're among Microsoft's current favorites in educational PCs.IK and Positivo, are launching new “Always Connected PCs” for education in conjunction with T-Mobile, which will supply the laptops with 4G LTE SIM cards.

Best wireless chargers 2020: Reviews and buying advice

5 Stand wireless charger amply makes up for its lone downside—a loud fan—with speed and a sturdy design.The best wireless charger for iPhones


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The Nimble Stand is a wireless charger that quickly charges your phone and attempts to help the environment.

2021 Genesis GV80 first drive review: Getting serious

For years, designers and engineers have been hard at work creating this, the GV80, Genesis' first SUV.Loads of luxury amenities and the latest technology are par for the course in this segment, and Genesis' SUV will provide plenty of both.

Microsoft's new Edge browser, a Chrome cousin, is ready to download

The new version of Edge marks a fundamental change in the browser: a shift to Chromium, Google's open-source foundation for the Chrome browser.Some bemoan the loss of Microsoft's independent influence, but the practical reality is that it held minimal sway.

Windows 10: Don't wait on the free upgrade, because Windows 7 is officially done

When Windows 10 was first released in July 2015, Microsoft offered an unprecedented free upgrade offer for Windows 7, 8 and 8.I tried it out in November 2019, and was able to upgrade a 2014 Dell OptiPlex 9020 desktop from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.

Can This Notorious Troll Turn People Away From Extremism?

“All right, that was about as cancerous as I thought it’d be,” Bonnell says as he logs off.“If you’re a Nazi or a KKK person, if you want to talk about white supremacy, then go for it,” Bonnell says.

The Best Headphones of 2020

With so many excellent headphones out there, it's hard to narrow things down into a best-of-the best list, especially since we can't review every model on the market.Juan Garzon/CNET


Sony's WH-1000XM3, the third generation of Sony's excellent wireless noise-canceling headphones, has a more comfortable fit and features even better performance than its predecessor.

Trump, impeachment trial, Australia fires, flu season: Thursday's news

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A secret mission to save "dinosaur" trees in Australia.And a worrisome flu season is upon us.