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Russian hacker pleads guilty for get-rich-quick botnet - CNET

A Russian hacker pleaded guilty to creating a global botnet to make millions. Moment Editorial/Getty Images A Russian hacker has pleaded guilty to installing malware on ten of thousands of computer servers in order to generate millions in fraudulent payments, the US Department of Justice said Tuesday.Maxim Senakh, 41, admitted to installing E......
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UK police catch mobile-phone-using motorists by sitting atop double-decker buses - Roadshow

UK police are cracking down on law-flouting motorists from iconic heights. Radio-equipped officers are setting up shop on the upper floors of double-decker buses to peer into the cars of passing motorists to see if they're using their handheld phones or failing to wear seatbelts. The buses' superior vantage points and mobile nature are proving to be particularly effective tools. A weekend operation in Plymouth, Devon, caught over 130 motor......
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The first official 'Justice League' trailer, shot by shot - CNET

VIDEO iPhone 8: Everything we know so far This is all the iPhone 8 reports and rumors in one place. From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here. ......
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Health care vote canceled, and Twitter dishes sick burns - CNET

The battle over health care in America isn't over, but on Friday, the planned vote on the Republicans' new plan got called off after it became apparent there were not enough votes to pass it.The decision gave Twitter users a fever -- and the only cure was to make all kinds of jokes. And more than a few social media users were also "Hamilton" fans quick to point out some fitting lyrics from that hit musical. ......
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Gambling site seeks 'Head of Trump betting' - CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Would the president consider suggesting to one of his own staff that they should apply? Mark Wilson, Getty Images "Ability to detect fake news."That's just one of the necessary characteristics for a job opportunity that will surely entice thousands o......
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Volkswagen to bring compact T-Roc to US dealerships in 2019 - Roadshow

Compact crossovers are hot right now, and since the Tiguan recently gained a third row, Volkswagen has a money-printing gap in its lineup. Enter the T-Roc!Volkswagen will launch a production variant of the T-Roc concept in the US in 2019, Automotive News reports, citing a conversation with VW brand chief Herbert Diess last week during VW's annual press conference. This was, allegedly, a very recent decision.This diminutive guy will enter th......
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Chuck Berry dies, Twitter cries 'Hail, hail rock 'n' roll' - CNET

Getty Images Rock 'n' roll died today, and Twitter let loose with a chorus of tributes. The social network filled up with eulogies pegged to the passing of a certain duckwalking guitar player, of whom John Lennon once said, "If you tried to give rock 'n' roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry." The 90-year-old......
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Nintendo Switch: Tips, games, problems and everything else you need to know - CNET

What is the Nintendo Switch? It's Nintendo's new Wii and Game Boy merged into one -- a handheld game system that transforms into a TV game console when you slide it into a dock. Or into a touchscreen tablet, complete with kickstand, when you snap its nifty wireless controllers off! It costs $300, £280 or AU$470. Assuming you can find one. That's what the ad says. Real talk: is it console or handheld? (updated 3/10) Both! Ser......
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UrbanX's Electric Wheel powers up your normal bike - CNET

Instead of spending a whole chunk of change on a new electric bike, why not convert your current boring non-powered one for cheap? That's the premise behind UrbanX's Electric Wheel, which is currently on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Retailing at $299 (£245, AU$390) for either a throttle or pedal assist version, the electric wheel replaces your front wheel to turn your ordinary pedal machine into a 15 mph beast. Hoverboards, e-scoot......
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