Social engineering to spread malware generally relies on getting people to click on things they would usually avoid. Hackers know to remain topical, and use popular search terms to get this done; with Comic Con around the corner, the flavour of the month happens to be Superheroes. McAfee Siteadvisor has published a list of the Superheroes who are most likely to also carry malware in the links.
Microsoft has confirmed a deal that will see image collection assets from its Bing Mapping service moving to ride sharing service Uber. Details of the agreement are as of yet unknown, but it is presumed that around 100 Microsoft employees and some technology will be moving to Uber.
Those who have heard of ThinkPad way before Lenovo acquired IBM back in 2005 are in for a treat. David Hill, the Vice President of Design at Lenovo, is teasing a “retro” ThinkPad laptop that will feature the “original design details” of early ThinkPad laptops without the added bulk. “Think of it like stepping into a time machine and landing in 1992 (when the ThinkPad line was first introduced), but armed with today’s technology,” Hill said.
Intel has updated its NUC product page with a pair of models fitted with the new Braswell based Celeron and Pentium processors. Braswell uses the same Airmont CPU as Intel’s Atom processors, but has a higher TDP which allows them to run at a higher capacity for longer. It also supports technologies like SATA and USB 3.0, which is an improvement over the previous generation of Celeron and Pentium chips.
Almost everyone will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10, but for those who are planning on building their own systems should take note that Microsoft has revealed the international pricing for its next operating system. Some prices first appeared on Newegg, but that appears to be slightly different from the actual prices.
Logitech’s new MX Anywhere 2 wireless mouse will be making its way to the Malaysian market as early as next month. Featuring the very same Darkfield laser sensor as the very popular Logitech MX Master wireless mouse, it lets the MX Anywhere 2 to track on any surface, including glass.
The MSI GS30 Shadow is an interesting product. On one hand, it is a lightweight and portable laptop with a very capable processor and integrated graphics. But once the laptop is connected to the GamingDock, it turns into one beastly gaming machine that can be equipped with a desktop graphics card. While this is a very interesting take on portability and power (when you need it), is it worth its asking price that starts from RM7,499?
Intel’s Compute Stick idea is slowly catching on, and Lenovo is hopping on that bandwagon with the introduction of the Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300. It is similar in build and design to the compute stick, but has one important quality that might make it more attractive to consumers: it is cheaper.
Batman Arkham Knight recently launched to excellent reviews, at least for those playing on the PlayStation 4. Reviewers were only sent this particular version, and it has become clear why the PC port of the game was kept away from reviewers. PC gamers have discovered that the game runs horribly due to issues with memory leaks and stuttering frame rates thanks to NVIDIA’s Gameworks.
As per its announcement at E3 2015, AMD has decided to unleash its new flagship-class Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards separately than the Radeon R9 and R7 300 Series models. The first of them will be the R9 Fury X which is expected to be available in Malaysia within the next two weeks.
If you are planning to get your hands on one though, get ready to splash some serious cash because it seems that the price for the card in Malaysia might reach really close to the RM 3,000 mark or it could be even more.