Luckily, there are a host of free, high-quality programs built specifically to keep your PC safe from all manner of viruses and malware.Better yet, these free options are often just as good, and in some cases better, than premiums apps that offer similar functionality and features.To help you find the best option and avoid potential dangerous downloads, we’ve assembled this list of the best free antivirus software available for Windows 10, whether you prefer innate utilities like Windows Defender, or quality third-party alternatives.The latest free antivirus suite from Avast!Aside from the usual virus and malware protection — including anti-rootkit and anti-spyware capabilities — the software comes with a slew of customizable options you can toggle at installation, including protection for your Android devices through Avast mobile Security & Antivirus.The 2017 version of Avast goes the extra mile when it comes to making sure you feel safe using the program; at installation, a very clear breakdown shows exactly how Avast!
Google has booted eight Android apps from its Play marketplace, even though the apps have been downloaded as many as 2.6 million times.The industry giant took action after researchers found that the apps add devices to a botnet and can perform denial-of-service attacks or other malicious actions.The stated purpose of the apps is to provide a skin that can modify the look of characters in the popular Minecraft: Pocket Edition game.Under the hood, the apps contain highly camouflaged malware known as Android.Sockbot, which connects infected devices to developer-controlled servers.This is according to a blog post published Wednesday by researchers from Symantec.When the researchers ran an infected app in their laboratory, they found it establishing a persistent connection based on the Socket Secure (SOCKS) protocol to a server that delivers ads.
Google is testing out the ability to add third-party email services to the Gmail app on iOS.If enabled, it would put the app directly in competition with Apple’s own default Mail app, along with other third-party email apps like Spark and Edison Mail.Google has offered the option to add third-party accounts on Android phones for a while, which made sense, given that Gmail is the default (and sometimes, only) email app preinstalled on many Android devices.But offering the ability to support other email accounts could indicate a shift in how Google views its iOS app — not only as the best place for accessing Gmail accounts, but as the best email app on the platform, period.Apple restricts users from changing the default app for anything on iOS, though, so it looks like Google will still have an uphill battle ahead of it.As noted by the Gmail Twitter account, users looking to join the beta can apply using this form.
Error loading player: No playable sources found(REUTERS) British scientists are testing cutting edge gene editing techniques in mice, by inserting a jelly fish gene that makes their skin green.Scientists hail CRISPR's potential for treating genetic diseases such as sickle-cell anaemia.It guides the protein to the defective part of the genome, which it then removes, directing the cell to repair the cut.The team, led by reproductive biologist Dr Tony Perry, says the fluorescent green jelly fish gene given to the mice in their study becomes integrated into the entire mouse genome."We take what would have been green embryos and make them into non-green embryos, so it's a great way of demonstrating the method," Dr Perry told Reuters.
announced a new Professional tier of its paid cloud storage and collaboration service today that gives people like freelance designers and photographers access to features that were previously restricted to users inside a company.It’s designed to serve the market of independent professionals who are using Dropbox to collaborate with other people, and would therefore benefit from some of the cutting edge capabilities Dropbox has released to its business customers over the years.Dropbox Professional users will get access to Showcase, a new feature that lets them lay out sets of files inside a digital workspace with corresponding captions and descriptions.It’s designed to let people create digital lookbooks and other spreads for clients and collaborators.Showcase will also give Professional users information about how people look through their Showcases.That way, customers can see what content of theirs is most interesting to clients, and potentially discover information about what motivates particular people they’re working for.
The first paper characterized 19 batches of nanotubes produced by as many manufacturers to determine which nanotube characteristics yield the most conductive and strongest fibers for use in large-scale aerospace, consumer electronics and textile applications.Pasquali said that while the aspect ratio of nanotubes was known to have an influence on fiber properties, this is the first systematic work to establish the relationship across a broad range of nanotube samples.The best fibers had an average tensile strength of 2.4 gigapascals (GPa) and electrical conductivity of 8.5 megasiemens per meter, about 15 percent of the conductivity of copper.The second paper focused on purifying fibers produced by the floating catalyst method for use in films and aerogels.This process is fast, efficient and cost-effective on a medium scale and can yield the direct spinning of high-quality nanotube fibers; however, it leaves behind impurities, including metallic catalyst particles and bits of leftover carbon, allows less control of fiber structure and limits opportunities to scale up, Pasquali said."It's clear those direct-spun fibers include longer nanotubes, so there's an interest in getting the tubes included in those fibers as a source of material for our spinning method," Pasquali said.
The notion of tethered wind turbines that generate electricity from abundant and reliable high-altitude winds seems futuristic.Now, KAUST research led by Georgiy Stenchikov has identified the most favorable areas for high-altitude wind-energy systems in the Middle East.The results confirm that there is abundant wind energy up there that could feasibly be harnessed, bringing the possibility of high-altitude power generation a step closer."Wind turbines on the Earth's surface suffer from the very stubborn problem of intermittent wind supply," says Gunturu.Flying a wind turbine on a kite -- with the electricity being delivered to the ground through its tether -- may seem an unlikely scenario, but several companies worldwide are already testing prototype systems.These developments attracted the attention of the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), which funded the KAUST research to explore the opportunities in the Middle East.
You may or may not have scored an SNES Classic from Nintendo, but either way, you don’t have the true retro gaming fan’s SNES reboot – yet.That’s because it’s not out yet, and it’s not even made by Nintendo: It’s the Super Nt, the next reference quality console recreation from Analogue, the same gadget maker that created the Nt Mini to play NES games as they were meant to be played on modern TVs.The Super Nt is designed to do the same thing, providing full 1080p HD, 60Hz with absolutely no lag, and support for all SNES and Super Famicom cartridges out of the box.It also supports SNES and Super Famicom controller hardware, as well as 8Bitdo’s SN30 retro wireless controllers, and Bluetooth game controllers for modern systems including the DualShock 4 from PlayStation.Analogue has designed the Super Nt for true fans, with features like scaliness and aspect ration preservation built-in, as well as 48KHz 16 bit stereo for those classic 16 bit retro soundtrack earworms.It’s also region free, so it can play games from wherever, and it comes in four different colors for a range of options, including classic Super NES and Super Famicom paint schemes, along with an all-black look and a completely transparent case (and controller) to show you the inner workings.
One of the original swoopy-coupe four-doors is ready to enter a new generation.Audi tweeted out a teaser for its next-generation A7 hatchback.The tweet also promised that the new A7 would be unveiled on Oct. 19.The company gave out a teaser with its tweet, showing off the A7's new-but-still-familiar fastback rear end.While there isn't much to glean from the teaser, there are a few things we can assume about the new Audi A7.In terms of looks, I'd expect it to carry some similarity to other new Audi models, like the 2019 A8.
Instagram Monday introduced a small change to its call-to-action bar.Rather than defaulting to blue, the CTA bar will appear in colors that complement the content in sponsored posts.Instagram said in an email to Social Pro Daily explaining the change, “We wanted to strip the noise from surfaces where content should be the focus, so the new CTA color will be automatically generated based on a primary color within the ad.This will allow the media to stand out and will contribute to a more natural overall feed experience, with color coming directly from the content.The evolution of the CTA bar is pictured above, and below, respectively, are what had been the current version and the version that launched Monday:
It’s from developers Pixel Hunt and Figs, and it’s based on the true stories of Syrian refugees who fled their homes because of a brutal civil war.He stays in their home in the Syrian city of Homs because he has to support his family.Meanwhile, Nour forges ahead to Germany to resettle in safety so that Majd can join her later.Based on limited information, you have to help her decide if it’s safe to trust this smuggler or that, if she should head to Izmir or Istanbul to try to cross the border, if she should stick with the other refugees or strike out on her own.Each decision is fraught with tension, and the consequences are sometimes fatal.“There are 19 different endings,” said Florent Maurin, Pixel Hunt’s founder and game designer, in an interview with GamesBeat.
"I carefully measured and marked to clear the ornate trim on both sides of the door.I waited until after hours and put my hammer drill to the office wall."B-r-r-u-p-tttt, not a tough job, and soon I was ready to go home.Without phones, the staff will be paralyzed in the morning, so fish jumps into action.First, a quick trip back to his shop to call home and pick up his soldering iron and tape.Then a fast search to find something reasonably sturdy to stand on, so he's chest-level with the drilled-up mess, and a hat rack to set his hot iron on between joints.
Facebook today announced it was bringing its Stories to all Pages — meaning that anyone with a Page can now use filters and effects to drum up their Followers’ interest.To use it, go to the timeline of any Page for which you’re an Admin and hit the “Create Story” button.From there, it works like any other Story.If you’ve used Snapchat or Instagram, you’ve used this.According to Amy Sun, Facebook’s product manager:We’ve been listening to our community and working to make it fast, fun and easy for people and Pages to create Stories on Facebook.
Tulevaisuudessa asiakaspalvelu, myynti ja asian- tuntijuus sulautuvat yhdeksi palvelukokonaisuudeksi.”Digitaalisen murroksen myötä asiakaspalvelun rooli liiketoiminnassa muuttuu radikaalisti”, sanoo ict-asiantuntijapalveluita myyvän Vintorin hallituksen puheenjohtaja Jari Jalonen.”Jotta yritys pystyy palvelemaan asiakkaitaan hyvin, on koko asiakaspalvelu organisoitava uudelleen.Web-sivujen chat-tuki ei voi olla erillään puhelinpalvelusta tai muusta organisaatiosta.Asiakaspalvelijalla pitää olla myös kyky nopeasti käyttää asiantuntijan apua”, Jalonen sanoo.Vintor on vuonna 2008 perustettu yritys, joka auttaa yrityksiä toteuttamaan monikanavaiset asiakaspalveluratkaisut integroituna asiakkaan liiketoimintasovelluksiin.
Google India continues its efforts to appeal ad business in India by rolling out new features for AdWords.Among the new features are extensions that provide information such as links, phone numbers and call bid adjustments which gives advertisers control on how the call option appears in search ads.Google has also added landing pages that enable users to identify which URLs on their account are mobile-friendly, which ones drive the most sales, and which ones may require attention.Jerry Dischler, vice president of product management, AdWords during the initial roll out, said: “Since introducing AdWords 15 years ago, we’ve seen a fundamental change in the way people find what they want, when they want it.We now use multiple devices throughout the day, and watch more videos and visit more websites and apps than ever before. ""This rise in complexity has created the need to reimagine AdWords, and over the past year, our product teams have been thinking hard about how we can make AdWords as relevant for the next 15 years as the first 15.
Today, a hacker stole 30GB of data from an Australian government defence contractor, Oculus is developing a standalone VR headset, Apple CEO Tim Cook says augmented reality glasses aren't ready for the mainstream and more.Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning by 8am.Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne says the attack, which has been described as "extensive and extreme" does not represent a threat to national security.The attacker, dubbed "Alf", has not been identified.Facebook-owned VR firm Oculus is to release a cordless, standalone headset called Oculus Go, designed to "bridge the gap" between powerful PC-connected headsets and portable smartphone-driven VR (WIRED).Oculus Go development kits will start shipping in November, before a mainstream release early in 2018.
Dell Technologies will invest $1 billion in IoT product and service development effortsExecutives with Dell Technologies are looking to leverage the full scope of the company’s wide-ranging product portfolio to push an aggressive strategy for the internet of things.In a media event here Oct. 10, CEO Michael Dell and other officials unveiled a program that includes the creation of a new internet of things (IoT) division within the company as well as a plan to invest $1 billion over the next three years in developing new IoT products and services, investing in IoT technology companies, expanding its development labs and technology partner program with a complementary technology ecosystem.The initiative involves not only taking advantage of the deep infrastructure capabilities developed over the past several decades by Dell and EMC, but also initiating new software development projects that touch on everything from data analytics and security to management.It also is aimed at moving the IoT beyond its initial phase, which focused more on network connectivity, into the next era which will leverage emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data analytics.The goal will be to rapidly move these technologies into hardware and software to efficiently derive useful information and enable IoT systems to more quickly act on that information.
Surfing on public Wi-Fi is certainly convenient, but what most users aren't aware of is the risk they take when they log on to an unsecured network.These networks can be home to snoopers and hackers eager to take a look at your browsing movements and personal information.That's why it's important to protect your privacy with a VPN that keeps these malicious users in the dark.A desktop application and browser extension duo, Windscribe VPN is the ideal choice when it comes to protecting your online privacy.This pair of tools not only masks your browsing activity from other users, but it also unblocks websites and removes ads and trackers from your everyday browsing.What's more, Windscribe safeguards your browsing with a top-notch firewall that covers you in case of a connectivity loss.
Australia's digital ad spend is forecast to grow 13% to reach $6.20bn this year off the back of increased investment in mobile advertising, according to eMarketer.Mobile accounts for more than half (55.4%) of all digital advertising spend and is expected to reach $5.70bn by 2021, representing a 71.1% share of all digital advertising spend.Australia’s total media advertising spend is forecast to reach $11.47bn this year, a 5.2% increase year-on-year.Shelleen Shum, senior forecasting analyst at eMarketer, said, “Traditional media in Australia continues its inexorable decline in total advertising share as attention continues to shift toward digital screens.“Digital advertising in recent years has been driven largely by the rise of video ads, especially on social platforms.Increased video offerings and better audience targeting have boosted the uptake of this ad format among advertisers.”
You got a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.You also got yourself a wireless charging pad like this one for your home and/or office, so you can make use of the new iPhones’ wireless charging feature.But what about your car?Do you really want to keep having to plug and unplug your phone when there’s a better option right under your nose?Check out the HTOCINQ Qi Wireless Charging 2-in-1 Car Mount, which works with Apple’s new iPhones or any other Qi compatible smartphone.Here are some key details from the product page: