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OEMs won't be able to sell PCs with Windows 7 or 8.1 starting November

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:36:01 +0000

This November will see big OEMs stop releasing new PCs with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 pre-installed. There are a few ways to get machines with old versions of Windows though, here's a few. Read more...(image)

Logitech unveils the C922 Pro Stream Webcam, successor to the C920

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:16:01 +0000

Logitech has released a webcam aimed at the streaming user base. The $99 webcam will support recording at 1080p at 30fps, H.264 video compression and comes with an adjustable swivel tripod. Read more...(image)

Raspberry Pi launches new PIXEL desktop environment

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:50:01 +0000

Two years in the making, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released PIXEL, its updated desktop interface for Raspbian, which includes a number of graphical refinements and new applications. Read more...(image)

Some users are having problems installing Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.222

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:52:01 +0000

After Microsoft released Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.222 to the Production ring yesterday, many users have reported that they are unable to install the latest cumulative update. Read more...(image)

Phil Spencer says Microsoft's original goal was to sell 200 million Xbox One consoles

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:54:01 +0000

Sony said in May that it had sold over 40 million PS4s, shortly after Xbox One sales were estimated to have reached 20 million. But Microsoft originally hoped for sales of over 200 million Xbox Ones. Read more...(image)

Akamai: Asia and Europe lead the way in terms of fastest average internet speeds

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:18:01 +0000

Akamai has released its latest State of the Internet report, for the second quarter of 2016. The report shows Asian and European countries leading the way in terms of average connection speeds. Read more...(image)

Google expands Google Cloud, rebrands Google Apps for Work as G Suite

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:44:01 +0000

Google has announced the expansion of Google Cloud to include all enterprise services in addition to its Cloud Platform, while Google Apps for Work will now be referred as the G Suite. Read more...(image)

You can pre-register now for Microsoft's Ignite 2017 conference in Orlando, Florida

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:54:01 +0000

Although Microsoft's Ignite 2016 isn't quite over yet, the company today announced the location of Ignite 2017, which will be in Orlando, Florida. You can pre-register for the event now. Read more...(image)

Samsung unveils the Galaxy A8 (2016)

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:16:01 +0000

Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy A8, its thinnest ever smartphone at just 5.9mm thick. The new model isn't quite so slim, but it retains the full-metal body of its predecessor. Read more...(image)

Princess Locker ransomware demands a royalty of 3 bitcoins to unlock your files

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:52:01 +0000

A new variant of the dreaded ransomware has been discovered by security researchers. Dubbed as "Princess," the malware encrypts a victim's files, and demands a premium amount of money to decrypt them. Read more...(image)

Like the Nintendo Classic Mini, Japan's Famicom is making a comeback

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:36:01 +0000

After announcing the Nintendo Classic Mini in July, Nintendo has taken it a step further for its customers in Japan, offering a new Famicom Mini console, a variant of the Japanese NES. Read more...(image)

Microsoft announces new Xbox One S Gears of War 4 bundles; pre-orders open now from $299

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:14:01 +0000

Microsoft has unveiled new 500GB and 1TB Gears of War 4 bundles for its Xbox One S console - but depending on where you buy them, you may not get Xbox Play Anywhere support with the new game. Read more...(image)

Xiaomi goes offline in India with the Redmi 3S Plus

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:58:01 +0000

Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, has launched a new affordable smartphone, the Redmi 3S Plus, which will be the company's first device to be sold through brick and mortar stores in India. Read more...(image)

Save 95% off a CompTIA Core & Cisco CCNA Bundle via Neowin Deals - get it for just $59.99

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:14:01 +0000

With today's highlighted deal, save over $1,250 off a CompTIA Core & Cisco CCNA Bundle. Start training towards a career in IT with study materials for essential certifications via Neowin Deals! Read more...(image)

Apple could share your iMessage contacts with authorities, if demanded

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:58:01 +0000

Although Apple mentions that iMessage is secure from snooping, the claim might not be completely true, as a report has revealed that the company could share a user's contacts with authorities. Read more...(image)

Samsung is finally rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Galaxy A7 in Europe

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:44:02 +0000

In June, Samsung released Android 6.0.1 for the Galaxy A7 in Russia. Three months later - and almost a full year after Marshmallow's release - the update is now available for the Galaxy A7 in Europe. Read more...(image)

Oh là là! Angry customer at Apple Store in France smashes devices worth thousands of dollars

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:27:23 +0000

A man went on a destructive rampage at an Apple Store in Dijon, France, smashing thousands of dollars' worth of iPhones and MacBook devices, after an apparent dispute over his 'consumer rights'. Read more...(image)

JJ Abrams: Half-Life and Portal movies still in development; expect Portal announcement soon

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:40:01 +0000

JJ Abrams has assured fans that his new movies based on 'Half-Life' and 'Portal' are "still very much in development", and that he's hoping for "a Portal announcement fairly soon". Read more...(image)

Apple's iPhone 7 Plus pulls a Samsung and decides to explode

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:14:01 +0000

A brand new iPhone 7 Plus ended up in a pretty bad state after it caught fire and exploded. Luckily no one was hurt, as the incident seems to have happened in transit due to battery damage. Read more...(image)

Valve quietly introduces accessories and skins for its Steam Controller

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:48:01 +0000

Valve has taken the next step for its hardware offerings. as it has quietly introduced accessories for its Steam controller. Included are skins, cases, and a few pieces of custom hardware. Read more...(image)

Upcoming Google Pixel XL gets leaked again in video render

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:32:01 +0000

The upcoming Pixel smartphones from Google have been leaked numerous times. Now the larger of the two devices, Pixel XL, has been leaked one more time, in images and video, revealing the phone's size. Read more...(image)

Google asks UN for access to airspace to deliver internet via balloons

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:42:01 +0000

Google, and its parent company Alphabet, are asking countries for access to their airspace, in an effort to get the internet-delivering Project Loon balloons to work across wide areas of the world. Read more...(image)

HTC launches its VR app store, Viveport, with discounts and exclusive content

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:10:01 +0000

Just as the company promised last month, it has now launched its virtual reality app store, dubbed Viveport. This will give users access to all kinds of VR content, except games. Read more...(image)

Volume wants to be your holographic device of choice, despite its big price tag

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:54:01 +0000

Looking Glass, a Brooklyn and Hong Kong based start-up company has unveiled a new holographic device that enables a 3D like experience without the need for VR gear, headsets, or glasses. Read more...(image)

Former Verizon employee admits to selling customer data over a period of five years

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:38:01 +0000

An ex-employee of Verizon Wireless has pleaded guilty to charges of federal hacking for selling customer calling data and other personally identifiable information to a private investigator. Read more...(image)

Pokémon GO studio is being sued for destroying Dutch beaches with swarms of players

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:56:01 +0000

Niantic is being taken to court by Dutch authorities, who are concerned that the swarms of Pokémon GO players roaming around are destroying some protected natural areas along the country's beaches. Read more...(image)

Microsoft announces Skype for Salesforce, available in beta now

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:22:01 +0000

In an effort to boost seller productivity and improve real-time interaction between sellers and colleagues, Microsoft has announced Skype for Salesforce, currently available as a public beta. Read more...(image)

Google delays Android Wear 2.0 release until 2017, releases new developer preview

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:50:01 +0000

Google has stated that it will extend the preview program for Android Wear until early 2017, while also releasing the third developer preview of Android Wear, which brings Google Play to its devices. Read more...(image)

Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.222 now rolling out to everyone - here's what's new

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:41:54 +0000

After releasing the new cumulative update to Insiders on the Slow and Release Preview rings Tuesday night, Microsoft is now offering Windows 10 for PCs build 14393.222 to the Production ring. Read more...(image)

Huawei Mate 9 specs and images leak, could feature 6GB RAM and 256GB storage

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:44:01 +0000

The next version of Huawei's Mate phablet is expected to launch soon but the device has already leaked in the form of images, and its speculated hardware specifications have also appeared online. Read more...(image)

Microsoft finally releases News Pro for Android

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:35:00 +0000

Microsoft Garage today finally released its News Pro app for Android. The app, originally released back in January of this year, was previously exclusive to iOS devices and a web app. Read more...(image)

Microsoft announces formation of AI and Research Group with over 5000 computer scientists

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:20:01 +0000

Microsoft's artificial inteligence efforts are set to receive a major boost as the company has announced the formation of a new AI and Research Group which will consist of 5000 computer scientists. Read more...(image)

Samsung acknowledges complaints in US and Korea of Galaxy Note7 replacements overheating

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:42:02 +0000

Some users in the US and South Korea have reported that their replacement Galaxy Note7 handsets are becoming so hot that they can't hold them next to their ears - and Samsung says it's investigating. Read more...(image)

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 410E and 600E series processors for IoT devices

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:16:01 +0000

Top mobile chipset maker, Qualcomm, has unveiled two new series of processors for Internet of Things devices, which will be made available to manufacturers through Arrow Electronics. Read more...(image)

Outlook add-ins are coming to the Mac, Connectors will roll out to

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:16:01 +0000

Outlook for Mac will soon be getting support for add-ins that allow users to perform various operations right from the mail app. Office Insiders will be the first to get access to the feature. Read more...(image)

Save 98% off The Ultimate Software Testing Bundle - get it for just $39 via Neowin Deals

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:01 +0000

With today's highlighted deal, save $3,261 off The Ultimate Software Testing Bundle via Neowin Deals. In 84 hours, you'll have the skills you need to be a software tester in high demand. Read more...(image)

Windows Store apps without updated age ratings to be removed tomorrow

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:44:01 +0000

Microsoft has repeatedly warned developers that apps without updated age ratings will be removed from the Windows Store - regardless of their quality - by September 30, 2016; that is, tomorrow. Read more...(image)

OnePlus says it's "actively working" on Android 7.0 Nougat for its flagship, the 3

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:28:02 +0000

It took OnePlus just under a year to deliver its Marshmallow update to the X, and while it's working on its Nougat update for the 3, it's not saying when that update will actually be released. Read more...(image)

Mozilla launches three new features in Test Pilot for Firefox

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:28:01 +0000

Mozilla has introduced three new experimental features for its Test Pilot program, which you can test right now! Among other things you will be able to watch videos across other tabs. Read more...(image)

HP apologizes, says it will allow its printers to use third-party ink cartridges... for now

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:12:01 +0000

After admitting that it had pushed an update to some of its printers that forcibly disabled third-party cartridges, HP now says it will offer an optional update to remove that 'security feature'. Read more...(image)

Android app support comes to the Chromebook Pixel 2

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:26:01 +0000

Google has released Android app support to the stable channel for the Chrome OS running on the Chromebook Pixel 2; other Chromebooks should receive the same in the near future. Read more...(image)

Android 7.0 Nougat is coming to the Moto Z family and Moto G4 from Q4 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:38:01 +0000

Motorola says that it will begin upgrading its Moto Z and G4 handsets to Android 7.0 next quarter - but it's not yet saying anything about its Nougat plans for the other devices in its range. Read more...(image)

Microsoft updates Skype for iOS 10 - and you can now ask Siri to call your contacts

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:58:01 +0000

Microsoft has released its latest Skype update for iPhones and iPads, adding new features for iOS 10, including the ability to ask Apple's digital assistant to call one of your contacts. Read more...(image)

No, Samsung's washing machines aren't exploding - but they are flying apart

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:34:01 +0000

Samsung, which is still trying to put the fiery Note7 fiasco behind it, is once again forced to warn users against some of its product. This time a number of washing machines have started "exploding". Read more...(image)

Two new Microsoft Stores will open in November

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:18:01 +0000

Microsoft is opening two new Stores in November, at which the first 200 customers will get the opportunity to meet former NFL stars, and where it promises a "high-energy ribbon cutting ceremony" (!!). Read more...(image)

A year after Android 6.0 was released, OnePlus X finally gets its Marshmallow update

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:48:01 +0000

In November, OnePlus said it would bring Marshmallow to the X "as soon as possible". Now, 51 weeks after Marshmallow was released, the update is finally rolling out to the device as OxygenOS 3.1.2. Read more...(image)

Time for another OS? Huawei reportedly switching its smartwatches to Samsung's Tizen

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:26:01 +0000

Huawei is reportedly in talks with Samsung to switch over its smartwatch OS from Android Wear to the South Korean company's Tizen OS. This comes amid friction with Google and its Android system. Read more...(image)

No Man's Sky being investigated for false advertising in the UK

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:10:02 +0000

No Man's Sky, perhaps the most controversial gaming title of the year, is being investigated by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority, for seemingly advertising features that aren't in the game. Read more...(image)

Marvel's Women of Power pinball review

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:32:01 +0000

Zen Studios is back with two more tables, this time focusing on "Women of Power" within the Marvel universe. How does our new favorite character, Squirrel Girl, factor into the action and the fun? Read more...(image)

Android's Tap & Go feature suspected to be compromised by fraudsters

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:16:01 +0000

Europol has reason to suspect Google's Tap & Go service has been used by criminals to instigate fraudulent NFC payments. Thieves are able to exploit contactless credit cards, despite being deactivated Read more...(image)