EFF: Half of all web traffic is now encrypted

Encrypted web traffic has gone from a far-off dream from privacy advocates, to something we take for granted and hardly notice. That little green lock or "https" in front of a web address means your internet traffic is encrypted. Privacy…

AMD Ryzen goes on sale March 2nd for under $500

This is the news you've all been waiting for: AMD's new line of Ryzen processors will hit store shelves and online retailers on March 2nd, with the top-of-the-line model costing just $499. You'll be able to reserve your Ryzen CPU…

Google's Project Fi starts testing Voice over LTE support

Google’s Project Fi has a number of forward thinking features, such as the ability to seamlessly switch between networks depending on the best available signal, using your data allowances abroad without paying any extra roaming charges, and even being credited…

'Here One' wireless earbuds let you control real-world sounds, but that will cost you

The 'Here One' earbuds are not just another AirPods competitor. According to Doppler Labs, they let you control background noise independently -- to turn down the volume on a honking car horn or an airplane engine, using active listening, not unlike noise-cancelling headphones but on a smaller footprint. Reviewers praise audio quality of the Here One, but battery life is a big concern.

Verizon, Yahoo agree to lower acquisition price by $350 million

Verizon and Yahoo have reached to a new agreement on the planned acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business, knocking the price down by $350 million to $4.48 billion. The two companies will also share certain legal and regulatory liabilities arising from…

Rethinking wearable computing

Bring up the topic of wearables these days, and you’re likely to see rolled eyes, shrugged shoulders, and a general sense of “whatever.” The problem, of course, is that wearables were badly overhyped and haven’t even come close to living…