Stories by Ian Paul

LG hints at pending Chrome OS devices with trademark filings

After years of rumors, LG Electronics may soon announce a number of Chrome OS devices. The Korea-based company recently snapped up several U.S. trademarks with the term "Chrome" in them including ChromeOne, ChromeDesk, and ChromeStation.

Security to go: Three tips to keep your mobile data safe

Keeping your mobile gear secure while you're zipping across the grid is tricky business. Laptops and tablets--veritable gold mines of personal information--are popular targets for thieves. Law enforcement officials, meanwhile, could confiscate your smartphone and then examine the data--merely as a result of a routine traffic stop.

Dump Internet Explorer until Microsoft issues patch, security experts warn

If you use Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 or 9 as your default browser on a Windows PC, security experts are advising you to use a different Web browser until Microsoft patches a critical vulnerability in IE. Microsoft on Monday confirmed that hackers were actively exploiting an IE vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take over your PC. The exploit does not affect users running IE10 on the Windows 8 Release Preview.

DNSChanger Malware Set to Knock Thousands Off Internet on Monday

Thousands of PCs worldwide may be unable to access the Internet beginning July 9 unless those machines are rid of the pernicious DNSChanger malware that first surfaced in 2007. The Federal Bureau of Investigation helped shut down the criminal ring responsible for DNSChanger in late 2011. The federal agency then briefly handled the Internet Domain Name System routing for all infected Mac and Windows systems.

The Top 10 Proposed New Top Level Domains So Far

The Internet is about to undergoaradicalchange that will soon fill it with LOLs, YouTubes, and, of course, lots and lots of porn. No I'm not describing the Web as you know it, but a stream of new generic top-level domains that promise new Website names such as "drama.Youtube" or "funny.LOL" instead of traditional sites such as YouTube.com.

Apple board member Al Gore says new iPhones to launch in October

Apple board member and former Vice President Al Gore says new iPhones (plural) are coming out in October, appearing to confirm a long-standing rumor about the next iPhone. Gore made reference to the rumored new Apple smartphones on Wednesday during a speech at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former VP was giving a public talk on environmental issues when he said, "Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug," according to several people who heard the speech, as well as a recording of the event that PC World was given brief access to.

Google Wave Is Dead: Now What?

While very few of you may be shedding tears over the <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/202602/google_axes_wave.html">demise of Google Wave</a>, or even knew what it was, we probably haven't seen the last of this service. The search giant says the technology behind its ill-fated collaboration tool will live on in new products that have not yet been announced. Google isn't giving any hints about what new those new products might be or how they would benefit from Wave features. But company CEO Eric Schmidt recently said the Wave team would be moving over to other products that are "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ-jNaAxIS">like Wave but applied in some other areas</a>," according to a YouTube video posted by TechCrunch's MG Siegler.

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