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Apple reportedly developing own microLED display tech for future Apple Watch and other devices

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:06:02 +0000

A report today states that Apple is developing a microLED display technology at its secret facility in California. The tech, if and when successful, is expected to first be used on an Apple Watch. Read more...(image)

Firefox Quantum finally available as a snap package

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:02:02 +0000

Mozilla's Firefox web browser is now available for Linux users as a snap package. It gets updates when they're ready, and it also allows users to switch between development channels more easily. Read more...(image)

Get the HTML5 Graphing and Data Visualization Cookbook valued at $15, for free

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:00:01 +0000

Get a complete grounding in the exciting visual world of Canvas and HTML5 using this recipe-packed cookbook. It can be yours for free for a limited time, claim it before the offer expires. Read more...(image)

Windows 10 Mobile build 15063.966 is out fixing PDF rendering in Edge

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:25:01 +0000

Microsoft released a new cumulative update for Windows phones that are still on the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update, or version 1703. It fixes an issue that broke PDF rendering in Edge. Read more...(image)

Microsoft releases firmware updates for Surface Pro with Spectre and Meltdown fixes

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:18:02 +0000

Over the weekend, Microsoft released a series of firmware updates for its newest Surface Pro devices. The updates contain additional mitigations for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Read more...(image)

Microsoft says that it's reducing offline time when installing Windows 10 updates

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:02:01 +0000

In a Windows Insider blog post today, Microsoft noted that beginning with the next feature update to Windows 10, the offline time for installing an update will be down to 30 minutes. Read more...(image)

Score the Ultimate White Hat Hacker 2018 Bundle by paying what you want for it

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:00:02 +0000

Pay what you want for part of, or the average price for the entire bundle and master the essential ethical hacking tools and tricks (68+ hours!) to launch your Ethical Hacking career this year. Read more...(image)

Preorder for HTC's $799 Vive Pro headset now open; original Vive dropped to $499

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:32:01 +0000

Announced at CES this year, the Vive Pro will begin shipping in April. The original Vive's price has dropped a hundred bucks to $499 and will remain available to purchase for the foreseeable future. Read more...(image)

Microsoft announces upcoming Windows 10 accessibility features

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:00:01 +0000

Today, Microsoft announced new accessibility features that will be coming to Windows 10 over the course of the next year, some of which are already available in Insider Preview builds. Read more...(image)

Lifetime VPN Unlimited (for 5 devices) 92% off with promo code now just $36

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:49:40 +0000

With today's highlighted deal, save a bundle off a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited. Safety first--protect your online activity on five devices and browse without restriction for life. Read more...(image)

EU to investigate Cambridge Analytica's alleged misuse of Facebook users' private data

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:42:01 +0000

The EU will be investigating allegations against Cambridge Analytica regarding its misuse of Facebook users' private data. The analytics firm is known for having assisted the Trump campaign. Read more...(image)

The Galaxy S9+ is apparently Samsung's most expensive phone to build, at $379

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:36:01 +0000

Reverse engineering and analysis service, TechInsights, broke down the estimated cost of building Samsung's newest Galaxy S9+ flagship and discovered it is the most expensive yet, to build. Read more...(image)

Report suggests next Assassin's Creed is set in ancient Greece and planned for late 2019

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:20:01 +0000

According to a new report, Ubisoft initiated the development of another Assassin's Creed game in early 2017, aiming to take the series to ancient Greece. The release may be set for late 2019. Read more...(image)

AdBlock Plus author calls out Firefox over nine-year-old master password bug

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:38:01 +0000

Wladimir Palant, the developer behind AdBlock Plus, has taken Mozilla to task over the way Firefox hashes master passwords to generate the encryption key used to protect stored passwords. Read more...(image)

App Spotlight + Interview: SoundByte

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:22:01 +0000

SoundByte is a great-looking app for streaming audio from services like SoundCloud and YouTube among others. Here's a quick review of it, along with an interview with its developer, Dominic Maas. Read more...(image)

Nvidia says a fixed driver is on the way for the Oculus Rift blackscreen bug

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:26:02 +0000

Oculus Rift users haven't had the best start to the year, first off Nvidia released a driver that caused a 'blackscreen' bug and then it got soft-bricked due to an expired certificate in the software. Read more...(image)

Microsoft Weekly: Gaming's gone bananas, previews are among us, updates cause no dramas

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:40:01 +0000

Yet another week's gone by, and as usual, Microsoft's been busy. From golden gaming bananas, to previews, updates, and everything else, be sure to catch up with our handy guide below. Read more...(image)

Steve Jobs' job application from 1973 auctioned for $174,757

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:04:01 +0000

A job application form filled in by the former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, back in 1973 has managed to receive $174,757 at an auction. The very basic document was won by a British Internet entrepreneur. Read more...(image)

What to expect in the Windows 10 spring update

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:52:01 +0000

The spring update is the first big Windows 10 update for the OS in 2018. In this update, Microsoft's focus is on Timeline, its Edge browser, and the Fluent Design system, among other things. Read more...(image)

Surface Book 2 review: Microsoft brings the thunder, but not the Thunderbolt

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:22:01 +0000

The latest iteration of Microsoft's Surface Book includes an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, a USB Type-C port, eighth-gen processors, and more. Here's our review of the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2. Read more...(image)

HP EliteOne 1000 G1 34-inch review: Productivity like a boss

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:54:01 +0000

HP's 34-inch EliteOne 1000 all-in-one has a 1440p widescreen curved display, lots of business features like PhoneWise and Sure Start, and more. Here's our review of the Windows 10 PC. Read more...(image)

Weekend PC Game Deals: Who needs bundles when you have spring sales

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:30:01 +0000

This weekend's PC game deals doesn't include any new bundles, but it does have a massive spring sale from Fanatical as well as a St. Patrick's Day Sale from the DRM-free GOG store. Read more...(image)

Analytics firm that helped Trump campaign suspended from Facebook

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:06:01 +0000

Facebook has announced that it has suspended Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL, while it investigates policy violations. The subsidiary helped Donald Trump clinch the US presidency. Read more...(image)

Amazon dealing with Alexa's chattiness via a new 'Brief Mode'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:38:01 +0000

Evidence has surfaced that Amazon understands that Alexa may talk too much, which can be inefficient and annoying for some. The online retail giant now appears to be addressing this verbosity. Read more...(image)

Facebook uses ‘secret police' to crack down on leakers

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:56:01 +0000

An unnamed employee who worked for Facebook has shed light on the anti-leaks culture at the company. The firm managed to compile comprehensive and quite creepy evidence against the employee. Read more...(image)

FYI: What to do when you are ready to move on from Twitter

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:08:01 +0000

When you are ready to move on from Twitter, whether it's deleting your account or simpling abandoning it, you might want to archive that information. This is a small tutorial to help you with that. Read more...(image)

Microsoft wants to force Windows 10 Mail users to open links in Edge

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:26:01 +0000

In a new Skip Ahead build that was released earlier today, Microsoft noted that it will begin testing a feature that will force Windows 10 Mail users to open links in the company's Edge browser. Read more...(image)

Microsoft is offering Sea of Thieves free with Xbox One X purchases for a limited time

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:08:01 +0000

Microsoft announced today that a free digital copy of Rare's Sea of Thieves will arrive with Xbox One X purchases during the game's launch week, starting March 18 through March 24. Read more...(image)

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17120 now in the Slow ring

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:51:40 +0000

After Slow ring builds were scarce for months, Microsoft has released the second one in a week. The only known issues in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17120 have to do with Windows Mixed Reality. Read more...(image)

These are the fixes, improvements, and known issues in Windows 10 build 17623

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:36:40 +0000

Along with quite a few new features, the third Windows 10 Redstone 5 build in the Skip Ahead subset of the Fast ring, build 17623, contains a long list of fixes, improvements, and known issues. Read more...(image)

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 17623 for Skip Ahead, here's what's new

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:28:13 +0000

Microsoft today released Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 17623 to Skip Ahead Insiders. It's the third build from the Redstone 5 branch, the next feature update for Windows 10. Read more...(image)

Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 build 17123

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:22:59 +0000

Microsoft included a new feature in Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 17123. But with the RTM build imminent, the company is focusing on fixes and improvements, and there's a known issue. Read more...(image)

Windows 10 build 17123 is now in the Fast ring - here's what's new

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:16:02 +0000

Microsoft today released another Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build to the Fast ring. There isn't much in the way of new features, but it does include support for HEIF photos. Read more...(image)

Dell XPS desktop with Coffee Lake/8GB DDR4 for only $599.99; more deals inside

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:46:01 +0000

As we head into the weekend, here is a list of deals to be had with massive savings. There's hundreds off a RoboVac if you are feeling up to a bit of Spring cleaning, and savings on other tech items. Read more...(image)

Pay What You Want for this 5-or-1 course Absolute Python Bundle

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:30:01 +0000

Today's highlighted Pay What You Want deal is the Absolute Python Bundle. These five courses are your path to expert-level Python programming. Get the entire bundle for around $13, or pay $1 for 1. Read more...(image)

Get a free Gear VR with controller worth £119 with purchase of a Galaxy Note8 in the UK

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:56:01 +0000

Did you know that Samsung released a new Gear VR especially to fit the larger Note8? Well, now it can be yours along with a purchase of a new Galaxy Note8 in the UK, while stocks last. Read more...(image)

Be a Professional Computer Hacker with this Certification Bundle now just $44.10

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:00:01 +0000

Today, you can leap towards a career in Ethical Hacking with 60+ hours of prep toward CISM, CISA, and more certification exams. For a limited time only, you can save a bundle off this certification. Read more...(image)

Battlefront II microtransactions are returning, but are restricted to cosmetics this time

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:41:18 +0000

A complete overhaul of Star Wars Battlefront II's progression system is coming this month, marking the arrival of microtransactions, but this time around they will only be used for cosmetic items. Read more...(image)

Apple is holding an education event on March 27

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:26:01 +0000

Apple sent out invitations today for its next event, which will be focused on education. The event will be held in Chicago on March 27. Expected announcements are new iPads, MacBooks, and more. Read more...(image)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ now available, here's the pricing and plans on offer

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:30:01 +0000

Although the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were revealed in February, they only became available to pick up today at retail stores and carriers. We have put together some of the options available to buyers. Read more...(image)