Vizio TV is secretly spying on you, but we’ll tell you how to stop it
Nov12

Vizio TV is secretly spying on you, but we’ll tell you how to stop it

The latest company to be caught doing it is Vizio, whose Smart TVs will quietly track the way you use the television and share that data with third parties. The data collecting feature is turned on by default, meaning the device will start collecting information about yourself the minute you set it up and start watching. Even worse, the TV associates that data with your IP address, which can also be shared with advertisers, allowing...

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Microsoft to discontinue Windows 7 and 8.1 next November
Nov04

Microsoft to discontinue Windows 7 and 8.1 next November

Still want to buy a PC that comes with Windows 7 or 8.1 from the get-go? You’ve got less than a year. Updated late October, Microsoft’s “Windows lifecycle fact sheet” shows October 31, 2016, as the “end of sales for PCs with Windows preinstalled” for both Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1, a change spotted by CNET sister site ZDNet. After that date, the only choice for consumers will be to...

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