Beware a New Google Drive Scam Landing in Inboxes
Scammers just found a new phishing lure to play with: Google Drive. A flaw in the Drive is being exploited to send out seemingly legitimate emails and push notifications from Google that, if opened, could land people on malicious websites. The scam itself is nothing new—messages asking you to... Read more
Deepfakes may not have upended the 2020 U.S. election, but their day is coming
Many projected that deepfake videos would play a lead role in the 2020 elections, with the prospect of foreign interference and disinformation campaigns looming large in the leadup to election day. Yet, if there has been a surprise in campaign tactics this cycle, it is that these AI-generated videos... Read more
6 Simple WordPress Page Loading Speed Hacks that Work
WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System (CMS) in the world. The open-source CMS written in PHP was introduced in 2003. It is a powerful and highly customizable platform that can help you build beautiful websites and blogs with ease. Here are some WordPress facts you should... Read more
Best early Black Friday headphone deals you can get now: Top Sony, Beats and Jabra models hit lowest prices ever
This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family. The early Black Friday deals are in full swing. If you’ve been thinking about buying new headphones, several of the deals... Read more
Getting busted by Lord British while chasing bugs in Ultima Online
The new book Braving Britannia: Tales of Melancholy, Malice, and Peril in Ultima Online is a “sequel” to 2018’s Braving Britannia: Tales of Life, Love, and Adventure in Ultima Online, collects 30 additional interviews with players and developers of the grandfather of massively multiplayer online PC games Ultima Online, and... Read more
Several Apple iCloud services hit by outages
iCloud services are affected by an outage. Screenshot by Joan Solsman/CNET Several iCloud services are experiencing outages Sunday morning, including Calendar, Contacts iCloud Drive, according to Apple’s System status webpage. The service disruptions began around 6 a.m. PT, according to the page. Services affected by the outages include Find... Read more
One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – November 2020
In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide. The coalition is issuing its 21st monthly “10 Most Urgent” list of press freedom cases around the world.... Read more
Roblox, game developers, and JDRF team up to fight Type 1 diabetes
Roblox has launched a game inside its virtual world platform that will help raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes in a partnership with medical research nonprofit JDRF, once known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The JDRF One World game is available today inside Roblox, which is the No.... Read more
Hands-on with T-Mobile TVision live TV: Worth $10 but not much more
There’s never been a better time to cut the cord. These days, more than ever, people are looking to save money on streaming, and the selection of robust, affordable live TV streaming services make cable TV totally unnecessary. T-Mobile is throwing its hat into the ring with its revamped... Read more
Is It Better to Plant Trees or Let Forests Regrow Naturally?
This story originally appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When Susan Cook-Patton was doing a postdoc in forest restoration at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Maryland seven years ago, she says, she helped plant 20,000 trees along Chesapeake Bay. It was... Read more