Google is bolstering ransomware defenses in Android 7.0 Nougat

Ransomware is a particularly nasty class of malicious software. Unlike a destructive virus or piece of malware that eradicates data entirely, ransomware attacks victims psychologically with the hope that their precious files can be recovered… if you’re willing to pay…

This is the new Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are official. Easily one of the most anticipated tech launches of the year, the Galaxy S8 is meant to lead the Android pack and innovate ahead of the next-generation tenth-anniversary iPhone coming in…

The Wonderboom is the newest member in the UE family, gets reviewed

Waterproof & rugged? Check. Good sound? Check. Bluetooth? Check. The Wonderboom is the newest member in the UE family, delivering solid sound and packing an IPX7 waterproof rating (capable of being immersed up to 1 meter for 30 minutes). The Wonderboom looks like the perfect sub-$100 speaker to take to the beach, the pool or lake. Reviews are in, and they're very positive.

Uber releases its first diversity report

It feels like Uber is lurching from one PR disaster to another. Sexism and sexual harassment claims, the controversial Greyball program, CEO Travis Kalanick arguing with a driver, a group of senior employees (including Kalanick) visiting an escort/karaoke bar –…

SiSoftware launches new Sandra Platinum system diagnostics

Sandra (short for System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) has been a long time favorite app to have in your PC toolbox. With a plethora of synthetic benchmarks and system diagnostic options, it's also free for personal and educational use. This latest version revamps the interface and adds support for newer CPU architectures (AMD Ryzen, future AVX512) among other improvements. To give it a try head to our downloads section.

Looking for open back headphones? Check out the Sennheiser HD 650

We're currently working on updating TechSpot's Best of Headphones feature scheduled to arrive early next week, but in the meantime, as part of our research we're paying much needed attention to open back headphones. There are a few outstanding examples, but not many as good as Sennheiser's old school HD 650. The HD 650s have been around for over a decade and still sound formidable with rave reviews dating as back as 2008, when these things used to cost almost $600 (they go for about half that today).

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