computers

PC Q3 global shipments beat expectations, still faltering

PC Q3 global shipments beat expectations, still faltering

The PC shipment numbers have rolled in for the third quarter of the year, tallying up the number of units shipped globally over the last quarter. Not surprisingly given the gradually declining nature of the market, shipment numbers again decreased, but not as much as analysts had expected. The numbers vary a bit depending on whose research you're looking at, but according to firm IDC, shipments hit 81.6 million units.

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Government officials say Iran hacked unclassified Navy computer network

Government officials say Iran hacked unclassified Navy computer network

Some unnamed United States government officials have revealed Iranian hackers infiltrated an unclassified Navy computer system over recent weeks, gaining access to the system used for email and an internal intranet. While the Pentagon has not commented on the information, the officials state that it isn't believed the hackers managed to acquire any information "of significant value".

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NSA-themed ransomware exploits recent government leaks to scam PC users

NSA-themed ransomware exploits recent government leaks to scam PC users

FBI-themed ransomware has been around for a long time, scaring non-tech savvy computer users into believing the government agency had identified them as violating various laws, threatening jail time if a "fine" isn't paid immediately. While many have fallen prey to the scam, never before have users been so vulnerable towards believing the nature of these attacks as now, in light of a myriad of leaks showing government spying on domestic data. Scammers have taken advantage of this public fear, generating NSA-theme ransomware telling users they've been pegged for various crimes under the PRISM program.

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HP Envy Phoenix 810 Gaming PC introduced with Core i7 Extreme and liquid cooling

HP Envy Phoenix 810 Gaming PC introduced with Core i7 Extreme and liquid cooling

The PC gaming market will be gaining a new system starting next month (October 16, to be precise), with HP rolling out the introductory carpet for its HP Envy Phoenix 810 Gaming PC. If the computer looks familiar, it should: last year we got our hands on the HP Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix gaming unit, which is essentially an older version of this upcoming machine.

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Dell Latitude 3000, 5000, and 7000 Series laptops begin rolling out next month

Dell Latitude 3000, 5000, and 7000 Series laptops begin rolling out next month

Earlier this month, Dell's Latitude 7000 Series appeared in part on the PC maker's website, with it coming some images and specifications about the ultrabook. Now the line has officially been launched alongside two others: the Latitude 3000 and Latitude 5000 Series notebooks. While the 7000 Series is available now, the rest will begin rolling out in September.

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