Malware on the Rise

Malware is the thing to look out for these days. McAfee claims that they tracked more than six million different unique malware samples in the first quarter alone. Those numbers make the first quarter the most active quarter for malware issues ever. In a statement, Vincent Weafer, the senior vice president of McAfee Labs, said, … Read more Malware on the Rise

Fake MacDefender Malware Originating from Russian Payment Processor

For about a month there has been a fake MacDefender malware that has been circulating and plaguing Apple computer owners. No one seemed to know where it was coming from, but finally on Friday, May 27 a computer security researcher made the claim that the fake malware could be traced back to an online Russian … Read more Fake MacDefender Malware Originating from Russian Payment Processor

Dell Computers Are a Green Choice

In today’s society, many are encouraged to ‘go green’ and help save our planet’s resources. These days our society is focusing on reusing, reducing, and recycling materials. Dell computers are a great choice for those who want to become more eco-friendly. There are many different things about Dell computers that qualify them as ‘green’. One … Read more Dell Computers Are a Green Choice

Lockheed-Martin Purchases D-Wave’s First Quantum Computer

D-Wave out of Canada has just sold the first of its commercial quantum computers and they sold it to Lockheed-Martin. However, it wasn’t as easy as your average sale. Despite the fact that D-Wave managed to make the sale, the company had to do it despite a debate over whether it truly was a quantum … Read more Lockheed-Martin Purchases D-Wave’s First Quantum Computer

PayPal’s Peter Thiel Pays Students to Skip College

Senior year is stressful for a lot of students. Most are concentrated on getting good grades and academic honors so they can get into a good college and have a better life some day. A lot of students do a lot of hard work in order to earn money to go to college. However, two … Read more PayPal’s Peter Thiel Pays Students to Skip College

Cutting Costs Sees an Increase in Profits for Dell

Good news recently came out of Dell as the computer company reported that its net income for the last quarter nearly tripled as Dell benefited from lower computer component costs and growth in certain areas of its more profitable product lines. Dell’s shares rose 5% in extended trading, beating analysts’ adjusted net income estimates but … Read more Cutting Costs Sees an Increase in Profits for Dell

Pirated Software Value is On the Rise

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) stated in their annual report that the revenue from software piracy in 2010 has reached record highs. The alliance stated that piracy worldwide is now costing the industry $59 billion. They also said that it seems as though the piracy is primarily occurring in emerging markets where PC growth is … Read more Pirated Software Value is On the Rise

PQI Debuts World’s Smallest USB 3.0 Flash Drive

I love USB flash drives. I think these little suckers are one of the best things to hit computers since sliced bread. I used a flash drive almost every day this past semester of school and boy was it a nifty thing to keep around. Almost every piece of school work I had to do … Read more PQI Debuts World’s Smallest USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Scientists Try to Make a Schizophrenic Computer

So, in my time as a blogger I have written about some pretty interesting things. I have also written about some pretty strange things and even some downright absurd things. However, this story may just be in a league of its own. A recent study by researchers at the University of Texas in Austin along … Read more Scientists Try to Make a Schizophrenic Computer

Bing’s Shopping Section Gets a Revamp from Microsoft

The next couple of weeks are going to be pretty busy for most, what with Mother’s Day, summer vacation and school graduations all on the horizon. Well, because of that, Microsoft has given the shopping section of its Bing search engine a little bit of a makeover which includes the ability to link it to … Read more Bing’s Shopping Section Gets a Revamp from Microsoft