As quick as a blink, that’s the amount of time a new technology — developed by researchers from Australia’s national science agency and a university in South Korea — takes to detect that ransomware has detonated on a computer and block it from causing further damage.
The finding seeks to address a vexing challenge ...Read more
Microsoft’s buying spree of studios finally looks like it’s paying off as the company announced a flurry of 30 games at its E3 Showcase with Bethesda. Twenty-seven of those titles will be included on Xbox Game Pass, which is the centerpiece of the company’s strategy to capture this generation of gamers.
By building a large library of ...Read more
Victrola’s new Eastwood hybrid 3-speed turntable is one of those gadgets that takes up a lot of my time. And I don’t mind a bit.
The all-in-one turntable with a modern look played my classic vinyl with great success, which is exactly the reason it took so much time. I’ve been prepared for the resurgence of vinyl with my entire record ...Read more
If you own an Amazon Echo Alexa voice assistant or Ring doorbell or camera, I’m hoping you’ve at least heard of a new technology from Amazon called Sidewalk, which is drawing a bit of controversy.
Amazon Sidewalk shares a small portion of your internet service with Amazon devices and third-party gadgets that partner with Amazon in areas ...Read more
If you have the space, CNET recommends buying at least a 55-inch 4K TV screen. They're affordable, and every inch of screen real estate is a good thing. But if you're on the hunt for a new television and you're limited by size and budget, a 43-inch TV screen is definitely a better option than 32- or 40-inch models — you get more screen for ...Read more
Ubisoft’s E3 showcases are usually raucous events with awkward humor, a technicolor “Just Dance” performance and a slew of unintentional curse words. With the E3 Ubisoft Forward showcase being virtual this year, the company treated fans to announcements that were more subdued but nonetheless important. The publisher revealed several new ...Read more
“Ratchet & Clank” has always been slanted toward children. It’s a family-friendly series that has made its name on cartoonish violence and big personalities. Unlike its peers, though, it has managed to evolve with age.
The puerile sense of humor gave way to more sophisticated jokes, ones that work for children and adults. The ...Read more
At Biosero's San Diego headquarters, a mobile robot named Yoda wheels down the hallway to personally escort visitors to the company's Acceleration Lab.
Then Yoda gets to work — picking up and delivering biological assay trays between scanning instruments scattered throughout the lab in a demonstration of how the Biosero's technology helps ...Read more
Google will open its first retail store in New York City, highlighting the internet giant’s effort to promote its consumer hardware devices.
The store, in Manhattan’s trendy Chelsea neighborhood, will open to the public Thursday, the Mountain View, California-based company said Wednesday in a blog post. The shop, which is a block away from ...Read more
Sandboxes aren’t just play areas for toddlers. Increasingly, state and national governments around the world are creating so-called regulatory sandboxes: programs that allow software companies to skirt regulations in order to test a new product or service.
The most common U.S. sandbox programs serve companies that make financial technology, ...Read more
Q: We have 114-megabit cable internet service in a 100-year-old house. When we stream to our TVs, we constantly have problems with buffering (delays while the TV waits for the streaming to catch up).We have the most buffering delays with the second-floor TV (about 10 feet on the other side of a wall from the wireless router) and two TVs on the ...Read more
To advance the goal of achieving environmentally sustainable aviation, the jet engine giants of the U.S. and France on Monday unveiled a joint vision that would significantly change both the look of airplane engines and how they work. Their timeline suits Airbus but may be problematic for Boeing.
For the next big advance in future aircraft ...Read more
Qualcomm has been working for years to get its mobile technology into other products besides smartphones — think drones, laptops and smart security cameras.
Those efforts to connect the unconnected — generally called the Internet of Things — have recently started to deliver consequential financial results for Qualcomm, with revenue ...Read more
Ubisoft title will launch Oct. 7 and takes place in an nation inspired by Cuba
For a long time, Giancarlo Esposito, who starred in “The Mandalorian” and “Breaking Bad,” was the face of the first-person shooter series “Far Cry" as the dictator Antón Castillo, but a recent Ubisoft announcement detailed the role players will take in ...Read more
This week a reader writes in: “If I was going to look at buying a refurbished laptop, is there any simple way to determine the state of the battery? I know it is not going to be a new battery, but is there any way to tell if it is on its last leg?”
The answer is yes, you can get a look “under the hood” and see some battery statistics ...Read more
What was supposed to be an hour or two for testing turned into a successful 12-hour cleaning project with the Dewalt 20 V MAX 550 PSI power cleaner kit.
I’ve been a power washing fan for a year, so now adding the portable outdoor cleaner gives me a full arsenal. The 20V MAX 550 PSI power cleaner is an addition this spring to Dewalt’s 20V ...Read more
If you're looking for your first smartwatch or replacing an old one, there are a lot of factors to consider when trying to figure out the best smartwatch for your needs — especially since it will probably be strapped to your wrist 24/7. You'll want to decide on your preferred shape for the watch face, whether you want a model with a fitness ...Read more
It’s been nine years since the final proper "Mass Effect" game was released on the Xbox 360. It was 2012 and that game was "Mass Effect 3," the third part of a trilogy that involved you as Commander Sheperd, the Reapers, and the vast part of the galaxy. It was the culmination of a wild ride that blended space politics, shooting, and RPG ...Read more
Sequel is more than ‘underwater Minecraft’ by giving players a compelling plot even if it meanders a bit
Scientist Robin Ayou is alone on a strange planet and everything is trying to kill her. If it’s not the wintry weather on the surface threatening her with hypothermia, it’s the creatures of the ocean world trying to eat her while ...Read more
Amazon.com Inc.’s advertising rates jumped more than 50% in May from a year earlier, signaling the online retailer’s rising profitability should continue through busy periods like its upcoming summer sale Prime Day and the holiday shopping season.
The rise in ad rates, reported by industry researcher Marketplace Pulse, may give lawmakers ...Read more
- The vexing tech challenge of fighting ransomware: A battle of milliseconds
- Tech Q&A: How to get good Wi-Fi reception in a really old house
- Gadgets: New Victrola all-in-one turntable has great sound, look
- CNET: Best 43-inch TVs for 2021
- Jim Rossman: Is Amazon Sidewalk cool new technology, or a security risk?