Pornography app snaps user's photo, demands ransom

If you’ve used Adult Player, sorry to hear it: It’s an Android porn app that takes a photo of you with the phone’s front-facing camera, immobilizes the device, and demands a $500 payment via a locked ransom screen to fix the phone and delete the photo.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/08/pornography-app-snaps-user-photo-demands-ransom/

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Hate Windows 8? Its long, ugly reign comes to an end with Windows 10

Many will not be sorry to see the end of Windows 8, often a source of frustration due to its quirky, hybrid design. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/03/hate-windows-8-its-long-ugly-reign-comes-to-end-with-windows-10/

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Not so Superfish-al: Lenovo still shipping infected systems as customers grapple with removal

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When Lenovo said it was sorry about shipping Superfish, it apparently didn’t mean “Sorry enough to remove it from on-store-shelf systems.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/200731-not-so-superfish-al-lenovo-still-shipping-infected-systems-as-customers-grapple-with-removal

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Best gear of the year 2014

Innovation, I’m sorry to say, was not a hallmark of the technology world in 2014. There were plenty of updated gadgets and gimcracks — from thinner tablets to networked, singing light bulbs — but few standout products. Nevertheless, over the course of testing hundreds of high-tech items, from cars to TVs, I found a few devices with the kind of utility and ingenuity that make them worthy of a best of the year designation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/02/best-gear-year-2014/

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