Gears & Gadgets

Improperly installed Ring doorbells are catching on fire

Enlarge / The issue isn’t really the Ring device itself—it’s the use of improper screws. Specifically, long pointy ones that might reach places they shouldn’t and electrically short-circuit things that absolutely should not be short-circuited! Amazon / Jim Salter Approximately 350,000 Ring doorbells sold in the North American markets are subject to a safety recall issued yesterday. […]

Gears & Gadgets

Adblockers installed 300,000 times are malicious and should be removed now

Enlarge Getty Images Adblocking extensions with more than 300,000 active users have been surreptitiously uploading user browsing data and tampering with users’ social media accounts thanks to malware its new owner introduced a few weeks ago, according to technical analyses and posts on Github. Enlarge Cyril Gorlla Hugo Xu, developer of the Nano Adblocker and […]