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Microsoft is rolling out a new build of itsRedstone 5branch, which will eventually become the next major update to Windows 10 (which should land later this fall). Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17686 has been pushed out onto the Fast ring and brings with it a few new changes. Microsoft is adding some tweaks to its... Read more...
If you are [for some bizarre reason] still running Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, you might want to take notice of a new zero-day vulnerability that is making the rounds around the globe. The exploit is called "Double Kill" and was discovered by Chinese security firm Qihoo 360. Qihoo 360 thankfully isn't... Read more...
Gone are the days when laptops needed to make sacrifices in visual quality to run the best, most graphics-intensive games. With a laptop powered by a GeForce GTX 10 series graphicsengine, in conjunction with other quality components, you can enjoy just about any title out there while on the road. Plus, with the latest technologies from NVIDIA Read more...
2016's DOOM pulled off what to some seemed impossible: it proved that series reboots can be amazing. The game was well-received on every platform it was released on, so it's no surprise that Bethesda didn't want to waste too much time coughing up another iteration. For VR fans, this latest one is going to taste... Read more...
First announced at E3 2016, Dooms Unto the Evil DLC is now available for download on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. The download, which is actually the first DLC for Doom, brings with its three new multiplayer maps (Offering, Cataclysm and Ritual) to keep you busy. If that wasnt enough, theres a new... Read more...
If you own an LG ultrawide display and installed its included split screen software, you should take note. According to a user report, installing this software will disable the User Account Control security feature in Windows without your consent. You're not even bound to notice right away because of its... Read more...
Brace yourself, Patch Tuesday is coming. This time around, Microsoft released a total of eight security bulletins, three of which are rated Critical and the other five listed as Important. All combined, these eight security updates will patch up 24 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) in Windows, Office, .NET... Read more...
The cool thing about Firefox's rapid release schedule is you never have to wait very wait very long for whatever potentially awesome features (or big time bug fixes) are included in the next build. That's rad. It also comes at a cost. After a while, it feels like we spend more time going through the update routine --... Read more...
Windows XP provided us with some great memories, didn't it? Perhaps more importantly, it helped us through the Vista era, which really wasn't as bad as some make it out to be, but did get off to a rocky start, regardless of whether you want to blame Microsoft or those who write drivers for hardware. Wonky network performance, slow file transfers,... Read more...
As they said earlier, Windows 7 beta downloads will be ending this week. In fact, if you haven't already signed up for the beta, it's already too late to sign up. You can, however, continue an in-progress download until Thursday. In a reminder posted on the Windows Team Blog, Microsoft noted that new download availability ended at 12:00 PST... Read more...
We earlier wrote that Microsoft's fake OS, Mojave, had birthed its own website.  The idea, a sort of blind taste test among Vista critics, was surprisingly successful with an overwhelming number of respondents liking the OS.  The website was, starting today, designed to show videos of the respondents, and indeed that part of the... Read more...
Earlier we wrote about how Microsoft used a kind of blind taste test to get die-hard Windows XP users to try Vista --- and that they even liked it. They were told that they were trying a new OS, called Mojave. We also said that Microsoft hadn't figured out a marketing campaign, but it appears that's changed.Microsoft last week interviewed... Read more...
I was reading through some comments on the news stories on the front page when I came across this one. I started typing out a reply along the lines of "I don't mind Vista" but 5 minutes later I was in a deep scathing rant about modern interfaces and how I hate them so. It occurred to me that it probably wasn't the right time... Read more...
It's true.  There is at least one feature in Windows Vista that was implemented on time, to spec, and fully functional when Vista was initially released: User Account Control (UAC).In a Thursday presentation at RSA 2008 in San Francisco, David Cross, a product unit manager at Microsoft who was part of the team that developed UAC, admitted... Read more...
One of the first things we did upon installing Windows Vista was to turn of the User Account Control (UAC). Why? Because we didn't want all the pop-ups generated by the darn thing. And most people we know have turned it off as well. Ifwe were to be generous,we would say the pop-ups are confusing. If wewere to be honest,we would say they... Read more...
Windows Vista brought users a new security feature called User Account Control, or UAC for short. Some like it, some find it to be annoying, and Apple even made a humorous commercial that made fun of UAC. Of course you can just turn UAC off, and some do, but that may or may not be the optimal solution. After all, UAC is designed to be helpful,... Read more...
If you've ever wondered about the whys and wherefores behind all the security changes that Microsoft made in Vista (vs. XP), then Ars Technica has a story for you: "Over the years, much has been made of Windows' security or (perceived) lack thereof. Though Microsoft's record has certainly improved in recent years, many industry observers... Read more...
So, have all of you had your chance to spend some quality time with Doom 3?  Have you lost countless hours reveling in the horror, fragging the baddies back to where they belong?  I suspect a lot of you have.  I've tried to put some quality time in myself and I can surely say, this game delivers the... Read more...