How Hotmail changed Microsoft (and email) forever

How Hotmail changed Microsoft (and email) forever

Acquired December 1997, Hotmail was the gift that kept on giving—for good or ill.

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The LAPD has arrested a man in connection with the Kansas swatting death

The LAPD has arrested a man in connection with the Kansas swatting death

The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested a 25-year-old man who is suspected of sending a SWAT team to a private residence in Kansas, resulting in the death of a 28-year-old man. NBC News (via Engadget) reports that the LAPD arrested Tyler Barriss on Friday after allegedly providing Andrew Finch’s address to Witchita authorities. The incident was precipitated by an argument between two Call of Duty over a $1.50 wagered game, one of which provided Finch’s address to Barriss…

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PSA: Apple is making its $29 battery replacement pricing effective immediately

PSA: Apple is making its $29 battery replacement pricing effective immediately

After growing controversy, Apple this week issued a public apology for how it handled slowing down older iPhones in conjunction with aging batteries. In addition to its apology, Apple also said that it would be lowering the price of iPhone battery replacements from $79 to $29. Originally, the company said it would start the lower-priced iPhone battery replacements in late January, but you can actually take advantage of it now…

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Your Mother’s Maiden Name Is Not a Secret

Your Mother’s Maiden Name Is Not a Secret

Resolutions to shake laziness, get organized and gain control of finances are ritually adopted each January and abandoned soon after. But there’s one common bad habit that consumers and billion-dollar businesses alike should have quit long ago and can’t afford to carry into 2018: the use of weak website security questions.

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Like your video games a bit too much? WHO thinks you might have ‘gaming disorder’

Like your video games a bit too much? WHO thinks you might have ‘gaming disorder’

The World Health Organization’s description of gaming disorder says those who are afflicted are characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour, either on digital devices like smartphones or video-gaming offline on machines

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