Here’s a fun one: what about malware that prevents users from visiting sites that are known for spreading more malware? It sounds weird, but that’s exactly what’s going on with a “new” malware discovered by Sophos. Basically, this particular malware hides in fake pirated software, then updates the computer’s HOST file to block access to known piracy sites.
The best part? No one knows why. Like, why does this malware even exist? No reason. Just because? Maybe. Anyway, it’s kinda stupid but I also love this story. I mostly love it because it’s stupid. Hit the top post for the details because it’s honestly just interesting.
Josh dug into Loki episode two. Apparently, this one danced around some pretty heavy issues for many.
Monday is Prime Day. We’ll have all the best deals for you, but it’s never too early to get ready.
If you have an NVIDIA SHIELD, good news: it’s getting a killer new Discover interface a la Google TV. I’ve been waiting for this.
We reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad E14 and have some thoughts. It’s an interesting machine because of how absolutely uninteresting it is.
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Hackers often tuck malware in pirated movies and software to ensnare new victims. But in an ironic twist, researchers at Sophos have discovered a malware that actually prevents its victims from visiting websites associated with piracy. Read More »
Prime Day is one of the largest sales events of the year, and it’s often the best time to buy discounted TVs, computers, headphones, and other high-ticket items on Amazon. This year’s Prime Day falls on June 21st and 22nd—here’s what to expect and how to prepare for the frenzy. Read More »
After a solid start full of twists and turns in episode one, Loki is back for episode two. The surprises continue, although I admit my wife called the cliffhanger. But the best part of episode two wasn’t the action or cliffhangers. Instead, it was a deep discussion of faith during downtime. Read More »
I’ve always been a fan of ThinkPad laptop designs. But with more than a dozen different base variations on sale at any given time, some will inevitably be better than others. The ThinkPad E14 falls into the latter category. While its older, more conventional design and some extra expansion options will appeal to some, most buyers will find it less appealing than a comparable T or X series, especially since it costs almost as much as one. Read More »
Is Samsung preparing to release a new foldable? Samsung quietly removed the Galaxy Z Fold 2 from its U.S. webstore, leaving behind a message stating that the “Galaxy Fold” is no longer available for purchase. Confusingly, Samsung names the wrong phone in this message, and the original Galaxy Fold is still on its webstore. Read More »
Bed tray tables are a convenient way to enjoy breakfast in bed or to facilitate getting your work done without leaving the bedroom. This one features a large surface big enough to hold things like plates and cups, books, writing utensils, your laptop, and other items. It’s made of eco-friendly organic bamboo, so you can feel good about using it—plus it’s durable and easy to clean. The foldable legs make it easy to put away into storage, and the lip around the edge of the tray helps prevent your stuff from falling off.
The 4,000mAh Magnetic Dual Powerbank can sit between two compatible devices and charge both, and last for up to 1.5 charges. It’s the perfect way to charge up your most commonly used gadgets at the same time, and is perfect for use at your desk or on the go. The unique charger’s magnetic connection means it can hold your MagSafe device in place while it charges. Read More »
It’s time to kiss ad-free VR goodbye. In an effort to turn Oculus Quest into a “self-sustaining platform,” Facebook is testing ads in some Quest apps, including the game Blaston (which costs $10). The change comes just a month after Facebook added advertisements to its Oculus mobile app. Read More »
The recently-launched Android TV “Discover” homescreen is now rolling out on NVIDIA Shield streaming devices, unlocking several UI improvements and personalization features that were once Chromecast-exclusive. You should see a notification at the top of your NVIDIA Shield homescreen when the update is available for your device. Read More »
Those that were lucky enough to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 are eligible to join Sony’s new PS5 beta program, now open to gamers in select countries. The beta will allow users to test features slotted for a forthcoming system update. Read More »
In a recent post in its forum, Wyze announced that it will no longer be supporting older versions of either Android or iOS. The team stated that it is always looking to provide the best possible app experience for its users. Read More »
Its first electric vehicle (EV) is set to launch in California this fall. Now, Mazda is taking yet another step into the EV world with the announcement of its new two-phase electrification plan, meaning more EVs are on the way. Read More »
While most companies in the eVTOL industry are fighting to get their helicopter-like commercial vehicles through regulations and certifications, Airspeeder hopes to begin its flying car races before the end of 2021. The Podracing-type sport will start with three unmanned races before hosting its first crewed race in 2022. Read More »
Disney+ is known for releasing original series episodes on Friday. But the company tried something different for Loki, premiering the show on a Wednesday, two days earlier than expected. It proved to be Disney+’s most successful premiere, so it comes as no surprise that Disney+ is shifting all original episode releases to Wednesdays. Read More »
Apple’s Magic Keyboard is great, but it’s expensive, it doesn’t have backlit keys, and it can only connect to one device at a time. If you want these advanced features in a keyboard that fits your Mac’s aesthetic, your best bet might be the new Satechi X2 keyboard. Read More »
Streaming services make it easy to watch your favorite movies and shows, but it can be hard to stream them on your TV. Our streaming device recommendations will make it easy to put on Netflix and enjoy hassle-free. Read More »
New PC builds happen along a common trajectory: You decide on your GPU and CPU in whichever order is important to you. Next, you usually decide on the motherboard based on your budget (and chosen CPU), the case, and then everything else. Read More »