Author Archives: Brooke Crothers

{FD} Lots of email scams are surprisingly simple but effective, report says

Many email scams are effective because they’re so straightforward, a new report says. Continue reading

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{FD} Solar-powered quadcopter drone takes flight

A university in Singapore has conducted one of the first practical flights of a solar-powered quadcopter drone. Continue reading

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{FD} New scam tries to blackmail with bogus porn threats

A new email scam is making the rounds with bogus claims about porn use to extort money. Continue reading

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{FD} 2018 iPhone takes shape, big overhaul coming, reports say

As leaks intensify, we may be getting a clearer picture of the 2018 iPhone lineup. Continue reading

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{FD} As Apple announces new MacBooks, more changes are expected

Apple rolled out new MacBook Pro models featuring faster processors and more products are expected later this year as the tech giant refreshes its offerings. Continue reading

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{FD} A US start-up is trying to reimagine the smartphone

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Light has come up with a prototype smartphone that could have between five and nine rear cameras with the goal of delivering a phone with high-end standalone camera-like image quality. Continue reading

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{FD} AT&T is raising your phone bill by $1 bilion

AT&T has hiked an “administrative” fee consumers must pay that should add almost $1 billion to the company’s coffers, according to a Wall Street analyst. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese group engaging in cyber espionage against US companies, report says

A group in China has been conducting cyber espionage campaigns against companies in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Fortnite’ has become a magnet for malware

The popular game “Fortnite” is attracting malware offering up bogus Android versions. Continue reading

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{FD} Department of Justice announces massive arrest in email scammer case

The U.S. Department of Justice has nabbed scores of scammers involved in fraud totaling millions of dollars. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea’s leadership loves iPhones, report says

North Korea relies heavily on American technology despite being the one of the U.S.’s most staunch opponents. Continue reading

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{FD} Chrome, Firefox browsers are targeted by new ‘Vega Stealer’ malware

A new malware strain is targeting popular browsers and programs such as Microsoft Word. Continue reading

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{FD} Addicted to your smartphone? Technology is trying to help

A tech startup wants you to put down your smartphone. Continue reading

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{FD} Apple’s new iOS 11.3 update is here: What you need to know

Apple’s big update for the iPhone and iPad is here. Continue reading

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{FD} Cheaper 2018 iPad is a steal for consumers

Apple’s new iPad may be aimed at schools but it’s also a great deal for consumers. Continue reading

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{FD} New MacBooks coming in 2018: what to expect

The MacBook is likely to see at least one big change in 2018. Should you wait? Read on. Continue reading

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{FD} Scam hijacks Google Chrome browser, tries to get your personal data

Scams that hijack the world’s most popular browser, Google Chrome, are making the rounds again. Continue reading

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{FD} Google X goes after cybercrime, ‘overlooked’ hacking threats

Google X has spawned a new company to fight cybersecurity threats. Continue reading

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{FD} iPhone X long-term review: A bit of a love-hate relationship

The iPhone X has been with me constantly for more than two months. There’s a lot to like and some not to like. Continue reading

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{FD} CES 2018: New tech you can use this year

CES is about looking ahead, but here are some hot technologies that you can get your hands on this year. Continue reading

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{FD} These are the best Black Friday smartphone deals

Black Friday smartphone deals are only a click away but usually come with conditions. Continue reading

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{FD} Top 5 Black Friday smart speaker deals: Amazon Echo leads the pack

The home smart speaker is the newest home consumer electronics product category. And this year the technology is more advanced with features like built-in displays. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 best Black Friday big-screen 4K TV deals

Black Friday big-screen 4K TV deals are hotter than ever this year. Here are some of the best so far. Continue reading

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{FD} Top 5 Black Friday laptop deals

Black Friday laptop deals are everywhere but here are some of the best. Continue reading

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{FD} Your spam is getting dangerous

Spam, once just an annoyance, is becoming downright dangerous. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 phishing scams you need to be aware of

Phishing uses the name of a trusted entity – often financial institutions – to get sensitive personal information such as passwords and credit card details via bogus email or texts. Continue reading

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{FD} ZTE launches foldable dual-screen smartphone

The ZTE Axon M announced this week offers two adjoining displays that can fold out, turning a ho-hum 5.2-inch Android smartphone into an impressive 6.75-inch tablet. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook’s ‘Like’ button creator has second thoughts, calls it a time-waster

The creator of Facebook’s Like button creator doesn’t “like” it much anymore. Continue reading

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