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Microsoft to bring Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to Windows 7 and 8.1

Formerly a Windows 10 exclusive, Microsoft today announced that Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. That’s not to say that the older operating systems are set to gain the full benefit of

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Facebook starts pushing its data-tracking Onavo VPN within its main mobile app

 Onavo Protect, the VPN client from the data-security app maker acquired by Facebook back in 2013, has now popped up in the Facebook app itself, under the new banner “Protect” in the navigation menu. Clicking through on “Protect” will redirect

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YapStone is raising $100M to take on PayPal, Stripe in marketplace payments, nabs $71M so far

 While a part of the fintech world remains abuzz with crypo-talk, a startup that’s built a business around the more traditional world of payments has raised a significant round of funding as it vies to take on the likes of

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Chicago Auto Show 2018 roundup: photos tell it all

The Chicago Auto Show is not known for glitzy debuts or glamorous concept car unveilings. Instead, it’s a more laid back, informative show with manufacturers and dealerships showing off their latest models for the new model year as well as

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Chicago Auto Show 2018 roundup: photos tell it all

The Chicago Auto Show is not known for glitzy debuts or glamorous concept car unveilings. Instead, it’s a more laid back, informative show with manufacturers and dealerships showing off their latest models for the new model year as well as

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Android P will support iPhone X-style notches and feature a dramatic redesign

The number of people running Oreo may well be very small, but there’s already talk about the next version of Android — Android P. Reports about what has been named internally as Pistachio Ice Cream promise not only a design

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New edge computing platform helps industry handle IIoT data

Growing amounts of data from Industrial Internet of Things devices is placing increased strain on conventional network infrastructure. One way of dealing with this is to move computing resources closer to the edge, and Stratus Technologies is launching a new

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Flexible, sensor-packed e-skin can be healed when damaged and recycled when no longer needed

The next generation of fitness trackers and health monitors may not be little boxes we wear around our necks or on our wrists, they could be flexible wearables or temporary tattoos. But when such devices get damaged, they’ll need to

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Flexible, sensor-packed e-skin can be healed when damaged and recycled when no longer needed

The next generation of fitness trackers and health monitors may not be little boxes we wear around our necks or on our wrists, they could be flexible wearables or temporary tattoos. But when such devices get damaged, they’ll need to

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Low-cost Nokia 2 comes to the UK with two-day battery life

Nokia is a name — for more seasoned mobile users, at least — that’s synonymous with phones that seem to last forever between charges. Now HMD Global is bringing the Nokia 2 to the UK, complete with impressive two-day battery

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Online mortgage advisor Burrow pivots to B2B, cites unit economics issue

 Burrow, the U.K. startup founded by ex-VC Pradeep Raman and backed by Passion Capital, is shutting down its online mortgage brokerage service, TechCrunch has learned. The move is the result of a change in strategy as the nascent company pivots

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Government websites in US, UK and Australia hacked to run secret cryptocurrency miner

Thousands of government websites around the world have been hijacked to mine the cryptocurrency Monero. A commonly-used accessibility script was hacked to inject the Coinhive miner into official sites in the US, UK and Australia. One security researcher described it

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Review: Hearing augmentation IQbuds turn background noise down and conversations up

They’re not just Bluetooth earbuds. With microphones in each ear and an adjustable intelligent noise control feature, Nuheara’s IQbuds let you experience the world around you with a kind of bionic hearing. In noisy environments, they let you separate a

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Review: Hearing augmentation IQbuds turn background noise down and conversations up

They’re not just Bluetooth earbuds. With microphones in each ear and an adjustable intelligent noise control feature, Nuheara’s IQbuds let you experience the world around you with a kind of bionic hearing. In noisy environments, they let you separate a

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LimeBike is also getting into the e-scooter game

 On the heels of LimeBike’s expansion into e-bikes, as well as competitor Spin’s expansion into Razor-like electric scooters, LimeBike is unveiling its own take on e-scooters. LimeBike is also officially deploying its e-bikes in Seattle. “This is an exciting and

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Sub-$10K Emflux One electric sportsbike makes some mighty claims

An Indian startup has put its first electric sportsbike prototype on display at the 2018 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The Emflux One has a claimed top speed of 120mph, a range between 90-120 miles at road speeds, and a

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Sub-$10K Emflux One electric sportsbike makes some mighty claims

An Indian startup has put its first electric sportsbike prototype on display at the 2018 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The Emflux One has a claimed top speed of 120mph, a range between 90-120 miles at road speeds, and a

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Instagram is testing screenshot alerts for stories

 Instagram is testing a feature that will show users when someone else takes a screenshot of their story. Users included in the test are getting a warning that the next time they take a screenshot of a friend’s story the friend

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Intel’s drones light up Winter Olympics with record-breaking flight

Imagine fireworks that you can control through the air. That’s the basic idea of Intel’s Shooting Star drones, which are starting to change the game when it comes to spectacular light shows. For their latest outing, the diminutive aircraft were

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Intel’s drones light up Winter Olympics with record-breaking flight

Imagine fireworks that you can control through the air. That’s the basic idea of Intel’s Shooting Star drones, which are starting to change the game when it comes to spectacular light shows. For their latest outing, the diminutive aircraft were

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