Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has more power and a new 15-inch size

From The Verge: A spec bump and a size bump for a laptop should be the easiest story in the world to tell. For example: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has new processors, new graphics cards, slightly tweaked designs, and is now also available with a new 15-inch screen. Simple.

KRACK Wi-Fi attacks shouldn't harm updated Windows PCs

From PC World: The bad news: A severe WPA2 protocol vulnerability dubbed KRACK holds the potential to break Wi-Fi security for virtually all wireless devices or networks, allowing attackers to snoop on your Internet traffic or even inject malicious code into websites you visit. The good news: If you’re running a Windows PC, you’re already safe—at least if you automatically apply new updates.

Uber-SoftBank deal 'very likely' to be finalized next week

From CNET: SoftBank's billion-dollar investment in Uber is expected to be finalized "very likely within the next week," according to board member Arianna Huffington.

Huffington made that prediction during an onstage interview Monday at the WSJD tech conference in Laguna Beach, California. SoftBank plans to acquire a 14 percent to 20 percent stake in the world's most valuable privately-held tech startup, Huffington said Monday. The deal would include acquisition of shares through a secondary offering from existing shareholders, Huffington said.

Huawei's Mate 10 phones have big screens, small bezels, and AI hardware

From The Verge: Huawei has announced the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, two new phones that occupy the highest end of its lineup. The Mate 10 phones see the Chinese giant get on board with the skinny-bezel trend of 2017 while leveraging its ability in silicon design to supposedly improve AI-related performance.

Pizza Hut Got Hacked Then Waited 2 Weeks to Tell Customers

From PC Mag: Pizza Hut is facing a lot of angry customers this week after it waited two weeks to inform them a security breach had occurred. Anyone placing an order in the US using the company's website or mobile app on October 1-2 may have had their credit card details stolen.

As reported by the Lexington Herald Leader, Pizza Hut sent out an email to customers yesterday, October 14, informing them of the breach. The company classed it as a "temporary security intrusion" which made transactions carried out between the morning of October 1 and midday October 2 vulnerable.

Canon adds a DSLR-size sensor to its most stylish pocket camera

From The Verge: Canon is taking the image sensor used in its best prosumer camera — the 80D — and putting it in an all new, more portable shooter called the Powershot G1X Mark III. Featuring a built-in 24-72mm, f2.8-5.6 zoom lens, the new camera hits the shelves in November and will cost $1,299.

Wi-Fi security flaw puts all wireless devices at risk of hijack

From CNET: You use Wi-Fi every day -- you may even on it right this moment -- and that means the device you're using is at serious risk of being hijacked.

Researchers have discovered a flaw in the security protocol that's a fixture in almost every modern Wi-Fi device, including computers, phones and routers, reported ZDNet on Monday.

A weakness in the WPA2 protocol, meant to protect both wireless networks and devices, was discovered by computer security academic Mathy Vanhoef, and is being nicknamed "KRACK," short for Key Reinstallation Attack.

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Yep, I watch it all the time
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It's a thing sometimes
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SilverStone Precision PS14 Review (Page 1 of 4)

I recently moved from my old place to a new rental apartment. My previous landlord was an easygoing guy. He trusted me with his property and let me enjoy the place the way I felt comfortable with. However, things are now a little different, as the landlord of the new place is pretty strict. Before I moved in, I was given a booklet of how to properly use the place and the facilities. Things such as how often do I need to wipe the refrigerator sealant with a baking soda soaked brush, how long I need to keep the bathroom ventilation on, and how to set the room temperature to the recommended value are all listed in that booklet. It actually took me two hours to get the key to the place. I am not complaining about my current landlord as I believe it is just how different people treat things differently. Personally, I think both ways have pros and cons. The easygoing landlord may be able to establish a better relationship to the tenant, while the strict landlord may keep his refrigerator and other things around the house working for a longer time. It really depends on what you think is more important. The same can be said for buying a budget computer case. Yes, you may not get a side window or RGB lighting, but you can save some money so you can buy a better motherboard or other components. For today’s review unit, the SilverStone Precision PS14, comparing with those more expensive cases with tempered glass panel, its $50 dollar price range is really attractive if you just want a working computer instead of a RGB showcase. Can it do better than just being a budget case? Let us read on and find out!

Adware Hits Equifax Website

From PC Mag: Credit reporting agency Equifax already earned its place in the history books for a "cybersecurity incident" that impacted more than half of all adult Americans. Names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver's license numbers were all exposed through the company's website.

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