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Review Mechanical keyboard aficionados spend years (and an unconscionable amount of money) searching for typing perfection. One recent pocket-crushing contender in this arena is the Das Keyboard 4C TKL, which retails at $139 (or £139 in Blighty). The Das Keyboard 4C is a conservative affair. While other mechanical keyboards (especially gaming-oriented ones) come with more
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The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has said it has developed a way of measuring precisely why corporate staff click on obvious phishing emails and open malware-laden attachments, despite warnings not to do those things. “Many organizations have phishing training programs in which employees receive fake phishing emails generated by the employees’
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Review The Raspberry Pi’s pitch is simple: it’s a dirt-cheap, low-stakes computer designed to inspire experimentation in software engineering and electronics. Since it first hit the market in 2013, a flood of third-party accessories popped up to help foster that. Take, for example, the Elecrow CrowPi2. The CrowPi2 shoves a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
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Dell has made a new round of layoffs. The Register understands that staff in many global locations were told of their fate this week and that hundreds were thanked for their service and told it’s not you, it’s this virus-riddled economy. Even product lines in which Dell says business is booming, such as hyperconverged infrastructure,
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The UK’s Ministry of Defence has £900,000 for any companies willing to supply it with weaponised drones capable of flitting around “urban environments” and even poking their electronic noses inside shopping centres and private houses. Positioned as three “challenges” for industry to overcome, the MoD hopes to attract drone companies that won’t worry about fitting
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The NSA has published online a guide for IT admins to keep systems free of bootkits and rootkits. The American surveillance super-agency’s 39-page explainer [PDF] covers UEFI security and, in particular, how folks can master Secure Boot and avoid switching it off for compatibility reasons. A bootkit is a piece of software that runs before
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The tagline for today’s Apple product launch event was “time flies.” How ironic given 2020 feels like it’s been a decade long. Expectations were inevitably raised. And what did we get for our patience? New watches, a refreshed iPad and iPad Air, and… that’s about it. Watch this space Apple’s third-quarter successes were driven in
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Microsoft has submitted a series of patches to the Linux kernel with its aim being “to create a complete virtualization stack with Linux and Microsoft Hypervisor.” The patches are designated “RFC” (Request for comments) and are a minimal implementation presented for discussion. The key change is that with the patched kernel, Linux will run as
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A group of Android tinkerers have found a way of sideloading an unrestricted OS onto the LeapFrog Epic, a kid-friendly tablet. As detailed on the XDA Developers forums, the 2015 device proved somewhat complicated to hack due to the encrypted bootloader. This forced the creation of an unlocker tool, which circumvented these restrictions and permitted
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Amazon Web Services has found another use for its home-brewed Graviton2 Arm processors: powering an instance type designed for burstable performance. Most instance types in Amazon’s EC2 service define a server with particular specifications. The T3 instance type instead offers servers with a baseline level of CPU performance, and the systems can hike their performance
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