• Today Is Amazon Prime Day! Here Are the Best Tech Deals

    It’s that time of the year again: Amazon’s fourth annual Prime Day has begun! Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming retail holiday. If you aren’t familiar, Prime Day is an Amazon-created shopping holiday where Prime subscribers can nab exclusive deals for a full day (and a half). It’s like Black Friday, but wholly online. Prime […]

  • OnePlus India to Open 3 New Retail Stores, in Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Mumbai

    With India set to become the second headquarters for OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone maker on Monday announced new retail stores, to be opened in Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Mumbai on July 28. By increasing offline stores and service centres, OnePlus aims to improve customer experience in the country, the company said in a statement. The Shenzhen-based company plans to […]

  • How to quickly retrieve a forgotten Wi-Fi password using your Windows PC

    I receive dozens of questions every week from readers of the “Tech Q&A” section of this blog, and one of the questions I get fairly often is “How do I retrieve a forgotten Wi-Fi password?”. It’s very easy to forget your Wi-Fi password if your devices store it and log you into the network automatically. […]

  • Always try this first when your computer starts acting weird

    Have you ever been using your computer and had it start acting strange for no apparent reason? I’m sure you probably have because it happens all the time. For example, just the other day my Internet connection shut down and it simply refused to re-establish a connection. A couple of days later the speakers just […]

  • Here’s a super-fast way to save images from a web page

    Have you ever seen a photo or screenshot on a web page that you wanted to save to your PC for some reason? I’m sure you probably have. Most people do it like this: 1 – Right-click on the image you wish to save. 2 – Click Save  picture as… 3 – Navigate to the folder where you […]

  • Govt opens Sydney cyber threat sharing centre

    Fourth to come online. The federal government has officially opened a new public-private cyber threat sharing centre in Sydney, its fourth to go live across the country. The national network of centres was promised under the government’s cyber security strategy released in 2016. The initiative is being led by CERT Australia within the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). […]

  • Health breached privacy law in open data bungle: OAIC

    Findings of investigation released. The federal Health department breached privacy law when it released a botched dataset that allowed for the re-identification of patients, Australia’s privacy commission has found. In December researchers from the University of Melbourne revealed they were able to easily re-identify patients from the data without using decryption methods. Health had released the supposedly de-identified […]

  • Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have had data on 87 million people

    Privacy scandal widens. The personal information of up to 87 million Facebook users may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous estimate of more than 50 million. Most of the 87 million people whose data was shared with Cambridge Analytica, which worked on US President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, […]

  • Microsoft must add ‘controls’ for protected Aussie govt cloud

    To address “residual risks”. Australian government agencies have been told to use “additional configuration and security controls” before committing workloads to Microsoft’s new protected-level public cloud instances. The guidance, published late Friday, appears to treat Microsoft’s protected-level cloud services differently from similarly classified products on the government’s Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL). Microsoft’s protected classification […]

  • Samsung’s next flagship probably won’t have an under-display fingerprint scanner

    A recently unveiled concept phone from Chinese company Vivo got us all excited that we’re finally getting phones with a fingerprint scanner built into the screen. Unfortunately, Samsung probably isn’t jumping on that bandwagon just yet. This is according to a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has backtracked on his earlier position and is now claiming Samsung’s […]

  • Chemists Reveal New Theory For How Life On Earth May Have Begun

    Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a fascinating new theory for how life on Earth may have begun. Their experiments, described today in the journal Nature Communications, demonstrate that key chemical reactions that support life today could have been carried out with ingredients likely present on the planet four billion years ago. […]