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Motherboard's Security Tuneup
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

If You Use Word, You Need to Turn Off This One Feature

Our final day of the security challenge has a task for all the Office users out there.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4 days ago
adaptivity
adaptivity

Microsoft Has Created the Most Accessible Gaming Controller Ever Made

The Xbox Adaptive Controller shows that game companies can do a lot more to accommodate players with motor disabilities.
Kit Englard
5.17.18
Fight to Repair
Fight to Repair

E-Waste Recycler Heading to Prison: 'I Live For' Recycling and Right to Repair

Eric Lundgren is facing a 15-month prison sentence for selling counterfeit Windows restore discs.
Matthew Gault
5.7.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

FTC Gives Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo 30 Days to Get Rid of Illegal Warranty-Void-if-Removed Stickers

The FTC says that if companies don't change their warranty practices, it may take 'legal action.'
Matthew Gault
5.1.18
Hacking
Hacking

Startup Offers $3 Million to Anyone Who Can Hack the iPhone

A new startup in Dubai is offering six and seven figure payouts for zero-day exploits for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.25.18
Micro$oft
Micro$oft

This E-Waste Recycler Is Going to Prison for Selling Windows Restore Discs to Put on Refurbished Computers

Eric Lundgren was sentenced to 15 months in prison and a $50,000 fine for creating ‘restore disks’ to extend the life of computers using Microsoft.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.25.18
Opt-out
Opt-out

Why I'm Quitting Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple for a Month

Five companies in Silicon Valley are worth a combined $3 trillion. Most of us use at least one of their services everyday and it has become impossible to imagine life without them.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.24.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

FTC Says 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are Bullshit, Warns Manufacturers They're Breaking the Law

Federal law says you can repair your own things, and manufacturers cannot force you to use their own repair services.
Matthew Gault
4.10.18
Hey Cortana
Hey Cortana

Researchers Bypassed Windows Password Locks With Cortana Voice Commands

Two independent Israeli researchers found a way for an attacker to bypass the lock protection on Windows machines and install malware by using voice commands directed at Cortana.
Kim Zetter
3.6.18
Big Bobis
Big Bobis

This Guy Made a Facial Recognition Device for His Cat

Welcome to the cat surveillance state.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.28.18
zombie tech
zombie tech

Microsoft Wants Kinect to Die, But This Fan Has a Hack to Keep It Alive

Microsoft has discontinued production of adapters that make its advanced camera work on new Xbox models, so this guy created his own for $40.
Matthew Gault
2.20.18
Karaoke
Karaoke

The Pentagon Has the Worst PowerPoint Slides You’ve Ever Seen

The military is just like us—it can’t PowerPoint either.
Matthew Gault
2.20.18