If you thought the NSA was the only government agency spying on U.S. citizens, this news will be disheartening to you: The Department of Justice kept all of your phone records until the end of 2013.
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A new hacking device, called KeySweeper, is on the scene. It looks like a harmless USB charger, but its hidden talent is that it can capture every keystroke from wireless Microsoft keyboards.
Dell SecureWorks has discovered a new piece of malware dubbed "Skeleton Key" which allows would-be attackers to completely bypass Active Directory passwords and login to any account within a domain.
The holidays keep on giving here at Neowin. Today, we're giving one lucky reader a Tesoro Excalibur mechanical gaming keyboard to help you bring your gaming skills to new levels. Good luck!
If you've always wanted to join the U.S. military as a security expert but lacked the ability to run ten miles with gear on your back, you're in luck as the Army may drop the requirement.
Today, Amazon's free app of the day promotion is not a single app, but rather a combination of over 30 different apps, ranging from games to utilities to teaching tools, and as always, all free.
The Chaos Computer Club, a security research organization formed in 1981, has figured out a way to forge fingerprints by using only pictures of the fingers. What does this mean for biometric security?
To continue our holiday celebration, this week we're giving away the HP EliteDesk 800 Deskop Mini. Entering is easy, so take a look inside and you could be the lucky winner of a new desktop!
Tesoro is a relative newcomer in the United States in the gaming peripheral market, but they're trying to make a splash with a high quality mechanical keyboard for less than $100. How does it rate?
The prototypes are now complete as Google shows the world the first completed self-driving car on Google+. The vehicle is expected to start cruising the streets of California early next year.
Zen Studios is at it again, this time releasing a table based on Spiderman and Venon. Does the table meet the high standards of the company, or it boring and not worth your time? Find out inside.
Looking for a PC that isn't much larger than the size of your cable modem? HP has you covered with the HP EliteDesk 800 Desktop Mini. Is it worth your money? Let's find out!
'Tis the season for giving, and here at Neowin, we want to share the Holiday cheer with all of our readers, so will be doing giveaways for the rest of the year. First up: The Thecus N5550 NAS!
Interested in replacing your normal light bulb with an LED? Want one that can display any color you want? Or that can stream music over Bluetooth? If so, read our review of the Playbulb color MiPow.
If you're in the market for the Microsoft Band fitness device, you may be in luck: Microsoft's website is stating that the wearable will be in stock starting November 18th, so get ready to buy one!
Halo is one of the most popular science-fiction games in history, and it turns out that the setting is based on a fair amount of science-fact, as the Halo rings could really be created in the future.
The adult film industry is upset that Google refuses to work with them to help combat the rampant piracy of porn that plagues the Internet, while they happily work with more mainstream studios.
Humble Bundle is celebrating the one year birthday of their Humble Store by giving everyone a free copy of Metro 2033. All you have to do is supply your email address and the game is yours.
Amazon has announced a product called Echo that sits in your room, can play music on request, and is ready to answer any question you throw at it. The biggest question is whether anyone cares.
Google wants to create "nanoparticles" that will attack and destroy cancer cells, but many biologists are skeptical, saying it can't be done and is nothing more than science fiction.
Verizon is offering customers who take advantage of their larger data plans up to 50% more data for the same price as they're paying now, but hurry as it's for a limited time only.
Google researchers released a paper that describes how SSLv3 can be compromised to steal sensitive information, pretty much forcing all webservers to only support the newer TLS protocols.
A project that requested Star Wars fans to make 15 second clips to be incorporated into a crowdsourced version of the movie is now complete, and the result shows a lot of creativity and originality.
If you're a racing fan, you might be interested in picking up Need For Speed Rivals. Amazon has a great deal on the game, selling it for only $19 compared to the MSRP of $60.
ioSafe claims to make a NAS device that protects your data from fire and water. Not backing down, we try our best to break it. Watch us burn and flood it to see how if your data is as safe as they say
While there's still no official launch date for the Galaxy Note Edge in the United States, the paperwork is moving behind the scenes with the FCC approving the device for AT&T and T-Mobile.
With all of the negative press that Apple has received over bending phones, one user is testing the "bendability" of several different phones and found that the new Note 4 isn't very bendable.
Redbox Instant, a movie streaming service in direct competition with Netflix, has thrown in the towel and will be shutting down on October 7th with refunds to customers issued later in the week.
In a 17 minute interview with Bloomberg, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates gives his opinions on Bitcoin, mobile payments, Tim Cook, and that improving Office needs to be one of Nadella's top focuses.
Zen Studios has released CastleStorm, an RTS/Action/Strategy mashup, for the Xbox One and the Playstation 4, so we take a look at whether you should storm the castle or walk on by to something else.
While the UNIX world worked hard to fix the vulnerability in the bash shell, attention is now being turned to embedded-type devices such as routers and personal NAS devices as they run bash too.
In a marketing gaffe for Apple, Joan Rivers has posted a message to Facebook and Instagram, touting the great design of the iPhone 6, weeks after she died from surgery complications.
Filming of the new Star Wars movie is underway, but some people have already started using drones to see what's on the set. Disney wanted a shield to protect them, but the export hasn't been approved.
After more than a decade, Microsoft has abandoned the Trustworthy Computing concept and instead will take an agile process perspective and embed security in each engineering team within the company.
After dismal sales, Amazon is now practically giving away the Fire Phone, something they should've done to begin with. Has the ship sailed, or will people start buying the phone based on price?
Should we be trusting our data to the nameless, faceless cloud and if so, can we protect ourselves at all? If not, why do so many people trust their data to companies they know nothing about?
To help celebrate the launch of Neowin's new design, Digital Storm was nice enough to provide the Vanquish II to give away to one of our lucky readers. This high quality gaming rig retails for $1300!
It's said that Apple's new campus is going to look like a giant space ship, and this aerial footage of the construction site confirms it: The place is massive and looks like it's ready to launch!
We take a look Zen Studios' latest pinball table for Pinball FX2, The Walking Dead. Find out if it's worth your $2.99 to defeat the walkers or if you should hide and let the walkers continue on alone.
If you love Microsoft's Age of Empires games, then you might want to check out today's Humble Bundle where you can get AOE II HD and AOE III: Complete, along with more games for the low price of $15.
QNAP is upping the ante in the storage war by promising not only performance and applications, but also virtualization on their NAS device. Run Windows or Linux on your NAS? We find out how it works.
If you don't trust the security and privacy of Snapchat, but still want disappearing messages, then Microsoft Research has you covered with a competitor called WindUp, available for Windows Phone 8.
Pinball FX2 is officially live on the Xbox One and as was expected, gamers will be able to import tables that were previously purchased on the Xbox 360. A free table is also included for everyone.
Still using a WIndows Phone 7 device? Still using Skype on that device? If so, make new plans because you won't be able to in the next few weeks when Microsoft kills off the product on that platform.
A variant of the Cryptolocker malware that encrypts all of your files and demands bitcoins to unencrypt them has been found in the wild, attacking Synology NAS devices running DSM version 4.3.
The NFL kicks off the pre-season today with the Buffalo Bills facing off against the New York Giants. Microsoft Surface tablets will be used by both teams, but there's some restrictions on them.
Although 3D printing has been around for awhile, Amazon is now opening it up to the masses by selling stuff online that is custom printed for each specific individual.
The FBI conducted a "Privacy Impact Analysis" to figure out how drones impact the privacy of citizens. Once complete, they redacted the entire document, even the cover, to "protect national security."
Today is the most important holiday of the year: Sysadmin Day. Go out and give thanks to the folks who keep your Internet service running, applications available, and databases running all the time.
If you thought paying for "horse armor" was bad, then check out the latest DLC being offered up by Sony for the latest Killzone game on the Playstation 4. If something smells bad, it's probably this.