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Real Future: What Happens When You Dare Expert Hackers To Hack You

  Last year, after reporting on the hacks of Sony Pictures, JPMorgan Chase, Ashley Madison, and other major companies, REAL FUTURE's Kevin Roose got curious about what it felt like to be on the victim’s side of a giant data breach. So he decided to stage an experiment: he invited two expert hackers (neither of whom he’d ever met) to spend two weeks hacking him as deeply and thoroughly as they could, using all of the tools at their disposal. His only ... Read more

Faster Ice Lake laptop chip gives Intel some of its mojo back

After four years, Intel finally has a new processor design. Ice Lake -- officially Intel's 10th-generation Core processor -- clocks in at roughly 18 percent faster than its predecessor, Intel said. The processor's graphics speed is 50% to 80% faster, and dedicated circuitry will boost AI software and double video-handling speeds. The new processor also has built-in Thunderbolt support for faster connections to external devices, and a companion chip brings improved Wi-Fi 6 wireless network. It's also got boosted gaming performance, with Intel demoing an ... Read more

Facebook has been down for hours, Instagram and WhatsApp also affected

Facebook has been down for hours, Instagram and WhatsApp also affected Facebook users worldwide reported issues loading its family of apps Wednesday, according to the website Downdetector. Facebook acknowledged issues with the core app, Instagram and WhatsApp. Users reported issues logging in and posting on the platforms. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc. attends the Viva Tech start-up and technology gathering at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder ... Read more