“Your computer is damaged … we’ll help you fix it.” It’s the latest twist on tech support scams: Scammers sell software online that claims to increase your computer’s performance. They lure you to their websites with pop-up ads or web searches. Then, they tell you to call a phone number to activate or register the… Read More »
Humanify helps businesses track their customers online to make the customer service experience less terrible. The post Software Designed to Make Customer Service Suck Less appeared first on WIRED.
By next October, every checkout counter in the U.S. is supposed to look a little bit different. That’s the deadline set by the credit card industry for merchants to upgrade their point-of-sale systems to accept chip-based credit cards, a more secure upgrade to the magnetic-stripe version that much of the rest of the world has… Read More »
We get a quick glimpse of the Black Arrow in The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug. How fast is the arrow? Would it kill a dragon? Video analysis included. The post Could the Black Arrow Actually Kill a Dragon? appeared first on WIRED.
Before the next big wave of internet arguing, I’m proposing we retire a few overused and underwhelming opinions in the bikes vs. cars debate. Though I drive and bike, my allegiances skew in the cyclist direction (feel free to scroll straight the comments and yell at me). But beyond my personal judgments, there are a… Read More »
After testing the USB controller chips of all eight major manufacturers, the researcher who first discovered BadUSB has some good news and some bad news. The post Only Half of USB Devices Have an Unpatchable Flaw, But No One Knows Which Half appeared first on WIRED.
Yahoo is set to buy digital video advertising service BrightRoll to augment its video ad platform in a deal worth $640m
Many UK non-IT business executives still do not understand the risk associated with data and the important of keeping it safe, a study shows
Ericsson’s Networked Society Index puts London near the top of its connected cities table but others may challenge it soon
Competition from online-only traders does not pose the biggest threat to high street retailers, with cautious attitudes a bigger risk