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Two fishhooks found in Windows 10

A couple of surprises have been found under the bonnet of Microsoft's latest operating system.

InternetNZ says customers on capped broadband plans may want to check a setting used to distribute Microsoft updates.

Google fights 'right to be forgotten' globally

Search giant may be fined for failing to apply the 'right to be forgotten' ruling outside Europe.

Twitter used to hack US computers

Will the internet spy on you?

gadgets

Obama wants fastest computer ever

US President Barack Obama  at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University earlier this year.

President's latest project aims to build a supercomputer that can process a billion-billion operations per second.

The wearable you already own

A truly wearable device should feel like clothes. The Apple Watch isn't clothing, it's jewellery.

Security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger CAN hack into TrackingPoint self-aiming rifles and make the famously accurate guns miss the intended target.

Smart rifle gets hacked

Security experts uncover weaknesses in internet-connected self-aiming firearms that lets hackers can take control.

games

Electronic Arts strikes back

EA expects Star Wars Battlefront...

Publisher once called 'worst company in America' foresees extremely strong preorders for Star Wars: Battlefront.

Fallout 4 'basically done'

Bethesda says the post-Apocalypse open world was complete prior to being announced, and its focus is now on bug-fixing.

Toy Soldiers: War Chest combines iconic action figures like GI Joe from your childhood with strategic planning and battle play.

Calling all 80s toys Nostalgiatrons video

It's time to play with all your favourite 80s action figures again in Ubisoft's Toy Soldiers: War Chest.

social networking

Chris Pratt's epic photoshop contest

Jessica Russell said the AMAZING designer Maegan created this.

11:26 AM  Star asked his fans to come up with a new Facebook wallpaper for him and the results were insane.

Harsh criticism for Twitter

Twitter needs to act fast - simplify its core product and organise news feeds better, analysts say.

Aquila, a drone with a 40-metre wingspan built by social media company Facebook to deliver internet to remote parts of the world.

Facebook gets its own airforce video

The social network unveils its giant drone, the size of a 737, which can fly for three months straight without landing.

Apps

Hackers exploit Windows 10 offer

A laptop is seen receiving the free Windows 10 operating system upgrade at the answer desk of the Microsoft store at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York July 29, 2015. Microsoft Corp's launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Spam emails masquerading as legitimate copies of Microsoft's new OS contain "ransomware" attachment.

Yahoo's silent video text app

Instead of using audio, Livetext app has a text feature that appears on top of live video.

Windows 10 has won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface.

Fourteen million now on Windows 10

Microsoft says its new operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers across the world.

Video

Tiger out, Rory in for PGA Tour

With a Battlefield approach and a new cover star, the latest PGA game feels like reboot for the franchise.

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