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It's alive...again! Scientists waking up 30,000-year-old 'giant' virus

A French team plans to wake up its second ancient virus in two years to study its genetic structure. Have these scientists never seen a zombie movie?

By September 9, 2015


Virus study infects humanity with a 'vomiting machine'

Researchers create a machine that vomits to study how virus particles emitted when someone throws up can spread through the air and infect others. They had us at "a machine that vomits."

By August 20, 2015


Lord of the Paranoids: New Yahoo security exec on protecting a billion-plus accounts

Bob Lord, Yahoo's new security chief, will lead a team called the Paranoids. Like all security executives, he has a tough job.

By November 21, 2015


Google finally pulling the plug on Chrome for Windows XP

Chrome will no longer be supported on older versions of Windows and Mac OS X from April 2016.

By November 11, 2015


Turn off annoying User Account Control pop-ups, but be careful

If you disable the User Account Control in Windows 10, all programs will have same security clearance as the account you're logged in with. However, disabling that feature is a terrible idea.

By November 1, 2015


Hackers siphon off $31 million from British bank accounts

Crime agencies from across Europe partner with the FBI to investigate and shut down the spread of Dridex banking malware.

By October 14, 2015


Parallels 11 arrives with support for Windows 10, El Capitan

The newest version of the popular OS-switching program for Macs promises speedier performance and better battery life.

By August 18, 2015


In New York, Starbucks and now Internet on almost every corner

On Road Trip 2015, CNET gets up close with a new structure that will supply the city with free, public Wi-Fi via a project that swaps phone booths for hotspots.

By August 13, 2015


New rules for buying back-to-school laptops

From the Cheapskate: It's that time of year! But before you make the traditional choice, see if perhaps your student wouldn't benefit from an "alternative" PC.

By August 11, 2015


Former 'Star Trek' actor Patrick Stewart supports SnotBot drones to help whales

Ocean Alliance teams up with the former "Star Trek" captain to help raise money for snot-collecting drones for whale research.

By July 31, 2015