HWZ Deal Alert: 22 July 2016

HWZ Deal Alert: 22 July 2016

TGIF! Celebrate the start of the weekend with some retail therapy, with a great deal on a speaker, a bundle of games and more.

Microsoft Edge and IE 11 are the only 2 browsers on Windows capable of streaming Netflix content at 1080p

Microsoft Edge and IE 11 are the only 2 browsers on Windows capable of streaming Netflix content at 1080p

The two web browsers from Microsoft are in the limelight; this time it’s for a good reason. More details after the jump.

Avast Software is acquiring rival antivirus solution firm AVG Technologies for US$1.3 billion

Avast Software is acquiring rival antivirus solution firm AVG Technologies for US$1.3 billion

Czech Republic-based Avast Software has announced its plans to acquire AVG Technologies to the tune of US$1.3 billion in cash. Coincidentally, both firms were founded in the old Czech Republic, and they have grown to be security giants, in their own rights.

Facebook's OpenCellular platform wants to bring the Internet to four billion people

Facebook's OpenCellular platform wants to bring the Internet to four billion people

More than four billion people around the world don't have access to the Internet (and by extension Facebook). Mark Zuckerberg wants to change that with the open-source OpenCellular platform, a shoebox size device that can deliver wireless connectivity to up to 1,500 people as far as 10km away.

UK ranks top in the world for mobile internet speeds

UK ranks top in the world for mobile internet speeds

It’s been a rough time for UK, but at least they can take solace in the fact that a recent report ranks them number one in terms of mobile internet speeds.

Rumor: Intel is looking to sell its cyber security business

Rumor: Intel is looking to sell its cyber security business

According to a report by The Financial Times, Intel is looking to divest itself of its Intel Security business division. This may mean the sale of entire business unit to private investors.

PSA: If you’re on Windows, BadTunnel is a critical vulnerability you need to patch

PSA: If you’re on Windows, BadTunnel is a critical vulnerability you need to patch

A researcher from Tencent’s Xuanwu lab has just discovered a critical vulnerability that affects every version of Windows released over the last two decades.

Extend your Wi-Fi coverage to 12,000 sq ft with the Amped Wireless REC44M

Extend your Wi-Fi coverage to 12,000 sq ft with the Amped Wireless REC44M

This 802.11ac Wi-Fi range extender has MU-MIMO support, and the ability to cover up to 12,000 square feet.

Microsoft Edge found to give up to 53% more battery life

Microsoft Edge found to give up to 53% more battery life

Microsoft has just published results from tests by the Microsoft Edge team that show that Microsoft Edge delivers 36-53% more battery life on machines running Windows 10 than competing browsers.

Twitter responds to leaked username and password allegations

Twitter responds to leaked username and password allegations

Twitter has acknowledged that numerous Twitter usernames and passwords are available for sale on the dark web, however, the company says it is confident that its own servers haven't been breached.

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