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Intel AppUp app store finally put to rest

Intel AppUp app store finally put to rest

After almost four years of existence spent mostly on ignominy, Intel is shuttering its customized AppUp app marketplace that probably very few know about. The official statement is that the company wants to focus its resources on platform innovation, but it's not hard to see some business common sense coming into play as well.

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Lenovo Y and Z Series clamshell laptops augment C560 AiO unveiling

Lenovo Y and Z Series clamshell laptops augment C560 AiO unveiling

Lenovo has shown off an extensive collection of laptops here at CES 2014, many of which are convertible and detachable units. As far as clamshell notebooks go, the company has shown off offerings from both its Y Series and its Z Series, as well as a new all-in-one PC, the C560, that it targets at the average family that needs a desktop PC to share. The AiO will be available next month, with the Z Series rolling out in March and the Y Series arriving in May.

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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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