Hackers are attacking Word users with new Microsoft Office zero-day vulnerability
By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day
April 9, 2017
The bug affects all supported versions of Microsoft Word, but will be fixed this week.
Attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which security researchers say can be used to quietly install different kinds of malware -- even on fully-patched computers.
Unlike most document-related vulnerabilities, this zero-day bug that has yet to be patched doesn't rely on macros -- in which Office typically warns users of risks when opening macro-enabled files.
2017: Here's what you should be paying attention to
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0
December 30, 2016
A year is an incredibly long time in tech, but here are a few things you should be keeping an eye out for as the year progresses.
With 2016 drawing to a close, here is a look at some of the things -- tech, as well as a number of industry metrics -- that you should be keeping an eye on over the coming year.
Before I begin, I want to mention the first big tech shindig of 2017, which will be CES. I pay very little attention to CES these days, not because there isn't some interesting stuff demonstrated there, but because it's a pretty poor indicator of what's going to be important throughout the year.
Pebble is the the latest in a line of category pioneers that struggled to gain traction after optimizing a device for early adopters.
Pebble did not launch the first smartwatch or even the first smartwatch of the modern era. But its combination of long battery life, daylight-readable display and iOS compatibility led it to become the highest-grossing Kickstarter campaign ever.
Microsoft reneges on 'unlimited' OneDrive storage promise for Office 365 subscribers
By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report
November 3, 2015
A little over a year ago, Microsoft announced with great fanfare that all Office 365 subscribers would get 'unlimited' OneDrive storage. Tonight, months after an executive shakeup, the company says it has no intention of keeping those promises.
Smart credit cards are coming. Here's what you need to know
by Sharon Profis @sharonprofis
May 25, 2015 5:00 AM PDT
At least four startups are betting the world isn't ready for mobile payments.
Unlike services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet (which use your phone), all-in-one cards or "smart cards" embrace a familiar medium -- the plastic credit card -- and turn it into an all-in-one payment solution.
Smart credit cards primarily offer convenience while maintaining security. Instead of carrying a dozen cards (including gift and rewards cards), all your payment options are tidied up into one dynamic card.
Since many merchants aren't yet equipped to accept contactless payments like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, a smart card is one way to consolidate your wallet until merchants catch on
New versions of Windows usually generate a new PC sales bonanza, but don't expect such a big bump with the arrival of Windows 10, due sometime this summer.
The initial rush usually comes from consumer upgrades, as businesses tend to be more cautious about operating system upgrades and hold back. That's especially true this time around as many businesses will have just finished off replacing the last of their antique Windows XP with Windows 7 and will be in no mood to start the whole thing again.