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Qualcomm is going all out for its Snapdragon X chips by releasing a Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows alongside bringing the Qualcomm AI Hub to computers sporting the new processor. The company is hoping that with these two moves it can win over software makers with these two new additions to its ecosystem. It’s an... Read more...
Working subtle advertisements into products seems to be the way of the future, with platforms like Discord testing the ad waters now as well. However, Microsoft has been well ahead of the curve and has been toying with the idea for quite some time for some of its software products. Now, the Redmond-based company is... Read more...
Qualcomm and Google are giving people another reason to start embracing ARM-compatible PCs with an optimized Chrome browser. The new Chrome browser is just one aspect of Qualcomm’s initiative to make upcoming Snapdragon X Elite powered PCs more desirable to consumers. While Windows on ARM has made significant... Read more...
Elon Musk, of SpaceX, brain-computer interface, and Tesla fame, is struggling with a fresh Windows 11 install on a new laptop per recent postings on X, formerly Twitter. Musk is getting swiftly ratio’d by nerds on his social media platform using the community notes feature, however, explaining that he is wrong about... Read more...
As we prepare to roll into an early Spring, if a ground-dwelling rodent is anything to go by, you might be looking to do some Spring cleaning, especially with your technology. At least for Windows 10 and 11 users, Microsoft has a solution that can help boost your PC’s performance, though this could prove to be... Read more...
Microsoft has just set new performance targets for PCs to be considered AI-ready. The trillion-dollar software, services and devices company has specified 40 TOPS (Trillions Of Operations Per Second) in AI computational throughput and 16GB of memory at a minimum, for a system to potentially have all AI features... Read more...
Windows has had some recent security issues, but Microsoft has gnerally been good about offering critical fixes. A problem comes when people don't actually apply those fixes to make their systems more secure. As such, TrendMicro has discovered a previously-patched vulnerability being exploited on Windows devices to... Read more...
Just the other day, Windows released Insider Preview Build 26020 to kick off the new year with a handful of new features and capabilities. However, this update also took away some features with the official execution of WordPad, which will no longer be installable in a clean install of the OS. Moreover, in a future... Read more...
Microsoft is keying in on ways to integrate its AI Copilot, and it starts with a physical key on upcoming PC keyboards. It will be the first major change to the Windows keyboard since 1994 when the Windows key was added. It is no secret that big tech companies are frantically searching for ways to get users to... Read more...
With Christmas behind us, you might have found yourself in possession of a new laptop or desktop that you need to set up and tweak. Whether you are looking to game or trying to get work done, there are several optimizations and changes that you can do to make your life better when it comes to working with your shiny... Read more...
User reports have unveiled gaming performance degradation problems in Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 23H2 update. The problem is reportedly related to a Windows Defender bug that is choking or blocking off system resources, causing gaming performance to slow. Thankfully Microsoft has provided a fix for the problem, but... Read more...
After numberous printing related bugs this year, you'd think Microsoft would be particuarly cautious and do some additional Q&A on its latest printing-related patches, but that doesn't appear to be the case. A newly discovered bug affecting Windows 10 and 11 seems to be renaming all printers on a system “HP... Read more...
In case you weren't aware, VMware operates a security arm called Carbon Black. On Halloween, Carbon Black's Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) announced that it had found 34 different vulnerable Windows drivers that had firmware access. To be clear, that's 34 unique filenames; the actual number of different driver files is... Read more...
AI chatbots and assistants are being integrated into nearly every software product and services at a blistering pace. Take, for example, Windows, which has recently been infused with Bing Chat AI via a feature called “Copilot.” While this feature might be cool for some, others may not want an AI bot lurking in the... Read more...
The free Windows upgrade party is over, or at least much more restrictive. It's common for Microsoft to offer a free upgrade path when releasing a new version of Windows, but it swung the doors wide with the release of Windows 10 and 11. It's been possible to upgrade from Windows 7 all the way to Windows 11 until now... Read more...
Paint has been part of Windows since time immemorial, but it's never been able to hold a candle to more robust image editors like Photoshop. It's making an important step in the right direction, though. Microsoft has announced that Paint is getting a major update, adding support for layers and PNG transparency in a... Read more...
After a 30-year run, Microsoft WordPad is being put out to pasture in favor of newer software. Microsoft says there is no need to worry, however, as it offers two options to take its place. As Microsoft has updated its Windows OS through the years, certain features and functionality have been deprecated or simply... Read more...
Using keyboard shortcuts in Windows is a great way to save time and make you more productive. That's not news to many of you reading this who have long since mastered the basics, like CTRL-X to cut, CTRL-V to paste, ALT + Tab to quickly switch between open apps and windows, and so forth. Then there's my personal... Read more...
In the era of tracking your every move online, DuckDuckGo has been the privacy-forward search engine that puts a digital condom over your searches so none of your data goes where it shouldn’t. However, browsers are implementing features to aid in tracking you across the web, so, of course, a privacy-focused browser is... Read more...
Microsoft announces that it is killing off its productivity assistant, Cortana, in Windows later this year. While users will no longer have access to Cortana in Windows, Microsoft says the helpful assistant will still be available to use in other capacities, such as Outlook Mobile. The announcement that Cortana is... Read more...
New reports suggest that Microsoft’s making a new version of Windows, creatively called Windows 12. It could be coming in under a year from now, featuring several new standout features that should separate it from Windows 11. Some of these new features will reportedly include a new UI re-design that will copy UI... Read more...
Meta is shoring up WhatsApp's multi-device support by releasing a new WhatsApp app for Windows. This latest update not only is said to launch faster, but now allows video calls for up to eight people and 32 for audio calls. WhatsApp is one of the largest go-to text/video messaging platforms and is a crucial... Read more...
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