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Dell’s self-signed certificate exposes PCs to hacking

Dell’s self-signed certificate exposes PCs to hacking

Earlier this year, Lenovo was discovered to have pre-installed a third-party "adware" called Superfish, a scandal that has made many a PC user and security company wary of such OEM tactics. It seems that indeed, Lenovo isn't the only one. To some extent, Dell's mistake might be even worse. The PC maker has now been discovered to be installing a self-signed security certificate on many if not all of its laptops that exposes all of those affected models to hacking which can be done by simply hacking a single vulnerable laptop.

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These “PC Does What?” ads are either catchy or cringeworthy

These “PC Does What?” ads are either catchy or cringeworthy

Microsoft is kicking off a "PC Does What?" campaign with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Intel, attempting to build excitement about laptop form-factors. The campaign, which will run online as well as with commercials, is due to kick off in earnest on October 19, though the five firms previewed the spots today.

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Dell confirms purchase of EMC for $67B

Dell confirms purchase of EMC for $67B

A new record for the world's largest technology acquisition has been set today, as computer manufacturer Dell has confirmed the ongoing rumors that it has purchased EMC, a cloud and data storage company, in a deal worth $67 billion. Dell founder Michael Dell is said to serve as CEO and chairman of the combined company. The deal seems to be Dell's attempt at gaining a foothold in the data storage and IT markets, as its consumer computer business has long been on the decline.

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Three things to know about the Dell Chromebook 13

Three things to know about the Dell Chromebook 13

Dell's new Chromebook 13 is another contender in Google's Chrome OS market, and it is a serious player on the field. Dell hails this as its first professional-level Chromebook, and we agree with its assessment; if you're looking to grab a Chromebook for work, the Chromebook 13 won't disappoint. The same is true if you want to use the Chromebook 13 as your everyday laptop, or you're particular when it comes to features. We've detailed everything you need to know in our full review, but here are three key points to know.

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Review: Dell Chromebook 13 — a premium option for pros

Review: Dell Chromebook 13 — a premium option for pros

Dell has introduced its new Chromebook 13, a laptop that runs Google's Chrome OS and that, in nearly every way, demands attention and is wholly deserving of it. This laptop has many bragging points, leaving most Chromebooks in the dust and doing so without an uncomfortable increase in price. It starts with a Carbon Fiber display lid and goes from there, tossing in a thin body, beautiful LCD and more. We recently took the machine for a spin; read our full review to find out more!

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Dell’s new XPS series includes XPS 15, 13, and 12 2-in-1

Dell’s new XPS series includes XPS 15, 13, and 12 2-in-1

Dell has rolled out three new machines for its XPS notebook lineup including the XPS 12 2-in-1, XPS 13, and XPS 15. The machines have the XPS premium design and feature sixth gen Intel Core processors inside. The XPS 12 2-in-1 is a device that can be changed between tablet and notebook mode with a removable keyboard. There is a 4K UHD display option and dual cameras.

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Dell XPS 12 “Surface Pro clone” has more pics, specs

Dell XPS 12 “Surface Pro clone” has more pics, specs

In just a few days, Microsoft is expected to reveal its next Surface Pro "tablet that can replace your laptop", but the rumors of devices that are trying to "kill" it don't seem to be stopping any time soon. Dell was already rumored to have such a device ready and now we're hearing more details about it. In fact, we're also seeing more of it, thanks to higher resolution images of this XPS 12, which kinda looks like a cross between Microsoft Surface and an ASUS Transformer.

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Alienware refreshes its lineup with Intel Skylake chips

Alienware refreshes its lineup with Intel Skylake chips

It has barely been less than year since Alienware launched the Alienware 13, 15, and 17 laptops and just about a month since the company flaunted its wares at PAX Prime 2015. But with the launch of Intel's sixth generation Core i processors, there is much reason to want for more. Fortunately, Alienware is taking that opportunity to refresh its PC lineup, giving its desktop and laptops not a fresh coating but a fresh new heart thanks to Intel's new, more gaming-friendly Skylake processor generation.

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Dell Venue 8 Pro, Venue 10 Pro 5000 comes with USB Type-C

Dell Venue 8 Pro, Venue 10 Pro 5000 comes with USB Type-C

Partially thanks to Apple, adoption of the USB Type-C standard seems to be coming along in a steady pace. New devices, from smartphones to tablets to laptops, are sporting the bi-directional, reversible port. Of course, that's hardly the only highlight of Dell's two new "mobile productivity" tablets. The Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000 and the Venue 10 Pro 5000 both build up on their predecessors with a latest Intel Atom processor, active pen via Wacom technology, and an almost dirt cheap price tag to boot.

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Dell has a Surface Pro clone with a 4K display

Dell has a Surface Pro clone with a 4K display

Let the clone wars begin! Or something like that. Despite Dell (and HP) entering into a partnership with Microsoft to sell the latter's Surface Pro 3 tablets to former's enterprise customers, it seems that Dell also has plans to try to one up Microsoft in that category too. A new XPS 12 2-in-1 was recently leaked sporting the same design sense that has made Microsoft's tablet both popular and unpopular at the same time. This follows Lenovo's more official revelation of the MIIX 700 with exactly the same basic design.

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Dell will sell Surface Pro as Windows 10 courts workers

Dell will sell Surface Pro as Windows 10 courts workers

Microsoft and Dell have just announced a new partnership that aims to bring Windows 10 and the Surface tablet to more enterprise users. Starting in October, this arrangement will see Dell selling Microsoft’s Surface Pro devices and accessories to enterprises in the US and Canada, along with additional services and support. The surfaces sold through Dell will also come with options for Dell Services, which includes hardware warranties, damage service, managed deployment, and configuration services.

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Dell Latitude 11 5000 2-in-1 teased with Windows 10

Dell Latitude 11 5000 2-in-1 teased with Windows 10

Microsoft may have the IFA 2015 keynote to itself, but that hasn't stopped it from straying from Windows 10 and teasing a brand new Dell 2-in-1. The Latitude 11 5000 was given a sneak-preview by Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's OEM division, as part of a showcase of new PCs using the company's latest software.

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