Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight ‘WannaCrypt’ attacks

Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it’s delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it’s taking this “highly unusual” step after customers worldwide including England’s National Health Service suffered a hit from “WannaCrypt” ransomware. […]

Microsoft has patched a major Windows Defender bug

Microsoft has rolled out an emergency update for machines running Windows 7, 8.1, RT and 10 to patch a nasty bug that was uncovered by Google Project Zero researchers Natalie Silvanovich and Tavis Ormandy over the weekend.

Microsoft announces Windows 10 S to ease teaching in schools

Microsoft announced a new version of Windows 10 on Tuesday that is built specifically for use in schools. Windows 10 S is a slimmed down version of the popular operating system that narrows down what can be loaded onto the laptops by restricting users to only approved apps from the Windows Store. Should an educator […]

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update will launch April 11

After months of teasing, Microsoft is finally ready to ship the Windows 10 Creators Update, the next major iteration of its desktop operating system, to its users. The free update will start rolling out globally on April 11. This process usually takes a few weeks, but users will also be able to force the update […]

Raspberry Pi Sells Over 5 Million Units to Date

Pi 2 sells 500,000 units since launch It is hard to believe that the Raspberry Pi has been around for three years already. Launched back in 2012, the credit card-sized PC attracted quite a bit of attention due to its $35 price and potential ability to encourage programming with children. Today, it was revealed that over 5 million […]

Windows 10 is a Free Upgrade For Just One Year

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade, but only for the first year of its existence. That includes upgrades from Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, along with smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1. Once you’ve updated your device, Microsoft says it will keep the software current for its “supported lifetime.”

Seagate Seven Is The Slimmest Hard Disk Drive Ever Made

Until solid-state drives become significantly more affordable, there will continue to be a market for traditional hard disk drives — and they will continue to improve. Proof of that comes in the Seagate Seven, the world’s thinnest HDD ever made, which measures just 7mm thick.

Will Windows 10 Spur PC Replacement Demand?

PC vendors are not sure what to expect from Windows 10 Trying to predict the PC market is like to trying to forecast the weather a month in advance — it’s a crapshoot, basically. So, we’re taking it with several grains of salt that PC vendors are reportedly doubtful that the Windows 10 launch next year […]

Apple Didn’t Actually Gets Its Start in a Garage, Woz Says

Apple, one of the most valuable companies on earth, got its start in a garage. At least that’s the story we all know, and the one that’s likely inspired hundreds of other companies to launch their first products. The truth isn’t quite as simple, though, at least according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Microsoft Kills Off Clip Art In Favor of Bing Images

Microsoft on Monday announced the Office.com Clip Art emporium has finally and officially been closed. The library of corny 90s imagery will instead be replaced by Bing Images, so your presentations will no longer look like they were drawn up by a newspaper cartoonist. Clip Art has become a ubiquitous part of Office’s history, but […]

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Receive Surprise Price Cut, Now Street Below $800

Dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 drops another $200 Is the best offense a good defense, or is the best defense a good offense? We’re not sure, though it looks like AMD has decided to run with the latter – dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 graphics cards can now be found on Newegg for around $770, seemingly indicating that […]