Data of Nearly All Bulgarians Stolen in Cyberattack | News & Opinion

The data of 5 million Bulgarians has been compromised after a major cyberattack on the National Revenue Agency (NRA), the country’s tax reporting service. According to Capital, a weekly newspaper in Bulgaria, 57 folders were sent to the country’s media on Monday. That information contained over a million rows of PINs, names, addresses, and earnings, […]

The Best Laptops for 2019

The Lay of the Laptop Land The laptop market has undergone major changes in the past few years, and there’s likely to be more confusion in the notebook aisle now than at any other time. Today’s models encompass everything from featherweight, business-savvy ultraportables that barely tip the scales at less than 2 pounds, to lap-crushing […]

Qualcomm Upgrades Snapdragon 855 With Speedier ‘Plus’ Version

The new Snapdragon 855 Plus chip has a slightly faster CPU and GPU. Qualcomm is marketing it to vendors looking to create smartphones focused on gaming—a strong hint at the kind of products we’ll see the chip packaged with. Qualcomm is introducing a more powerful version of its flagship Snapdragon 855 processor, which will end […]

Canon CanoScan LiDE 300 Review & Rating

The Canon CanoScan LiDE 300 ($69.99) is an entry-level flatbed scanner designed to digitize photographs and for very light document scanning in homes, home offices, and small offices. For the $20 difference between the LiDE 300 and the Editors’ Choice Canon CanoScan LiDE 400, though, you give up half the resolution, slightly faster scans, and […]

Microsoft Can’t Install May 2019 Windows Update on Surface Book 2

Attempting to install the Windows 10 May 2019 Update on the Surface Book 2 can make the Nvidia GPU disappear and adversely impact performance, so Microsoft blocked it for now. It’s a little embarrassing for Microsoft when it has to block a Windows Update from installing on certain desktops and laptops, but it’s very embarrassing […]

Brother ADS-1250W Wireless Compact Color Desktop Scanner Review & Rating

The Brother ADS-1250W ($229.99) is a sheet-feed portable scanner designed for capturing multipage documents while you’re away from the office. It performs similar to and has several features in common with our Editors’ Choice Epson WorkForce ES-300W, except it lacks one key perk: a battery for running off the cord. If you don’t mind being […]

UK Police Need to Put the Brakes on Facial Recognition | News & Opinion

Britain has a close relationship with security cameras. London alone has one of the highest ratios of surveillance cameras per citizen in the developed world. Estimates from 2002 put the number of surveillance cameras in Greater London at more than 500,000; around 110 are used by the City of London Police, according to data obtained […]