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Microsoft's Project Astoria is no more
— 8:37 PM on February 25, 2016

Microsoft's Project Astoria has been thrown out the window, so to speak. The project was meant to help developers bring their Android apps to Windows....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Windows

Hackers compromise Linux Mint Cinnamon ISO and forums
— 9:07 PM on February 23, 2016

The leader of the Linux Mint project, one of the more popular Linux distributions for the desktop, has revealed the project's website was attacked. In...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

US Department of Defense orders upgrade to Windows 10
— 9:03 AM on February 18, 2016

Microsoft reports that the U.S. Department of Defense has ordered all its agencies to upgrade their existing Windows machines to Windows 10. That amounts...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Snapdragon 625 SoC powers up mid-range mobile devices
— 10:01 AM on February 11, 2016

Qualcomm has announced three new additions to its Snapdragon line of mobile SoCs: the Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425. The numbers suggest...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

Windows 10 gets new Release Preview ring and detailed change logs
— 4:29 PM on February 10, 2016

Most users are aware that Microsoft regularly publishes updates to Windows 10 called "cumulative updates." Although that name has a nice ring to it, it...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

ASRock kills its SkyOC BCLK overclocking feature
— 10:00 AM on February 5, 2016

Farewell, Skylake BCLK overclocking, we hardly knew ye. ASRock has pulled the plug on its SkyOC feature, not even a couple months after it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

Win10 becomes a recommended update for older Windows versions
— 4:09 PM on February 2, 2016

Last year, Microsoft said it had future plans to push users to upgrade to Windows 10, and it's keeping its promise. The operating system...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Multi-user support for educational institutions comes with iOS 9.3
— 4:37 PM on January 11, 2016

Apple has released details of the beta version of iOS 9.3, and it certainly sounds like the company is going after Chromebooks' success...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

The executioner is coming for older versions of Internet Explorer
— 5:54 PM on January 7, 2016

Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, and 10 have their days numbered. Come January 12, only Internet Explorer 11 will be supported on modern Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Operating systems Windows Servers

Asus' Chromebook C202 is designed for the classroom
— 3:40 PM on January 6, 2016

Google has hoped that Chromebooks would be popular in education, and that certainly has been the case. Asus is continuing this trend of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Operating systems

Windows 10 reaches 200 million active users
— 5:25 PM on January 4, 2016

Windows 10 continues to grow in popularity. Today, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 is active on over 200 million computers, tablets, and phones. According to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

UC Boulder microprocessor talks to its memory with light
— 5:49 PM on December 23, 2015

2015 has been a big year for photonics. In May, IBM announced a silicon photonics transceiver fabricated using standard silicon fabrication processes.  Now, researchers at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

Nemesis stealth bootkit hijacks Windows' boot process
— 4:33 PM on December 7, 2015

FireEye has uncovered a new piece of malware targeting financial institutions that it's calling Nemesis. This strain of malware is made by a group...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Networking

Microsoft outlines Windows 10 Mobile's support lifecycle
— 12:58 PM on December 3, 2015

Microsoft has pledged ten years of support for Windows 10 on the desktop, but the mobile version may not live so long. Those updates...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Trojan adware on Android can give itself root access
— 7:39 AM on November 5, 2015

Android has taken quite a beating lately on the security front. In part, that's due to a perfect storm consisting of a large user base,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

Sales of Windows 7 OEM licenses and PCs will end October 31, 2016
— 4:13 PM on November 2, 2015

Microsoft has updated its Windows lifecycle page with a deadline for the sale of OEM copies of Windows . All good things must come...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems Windows

Google says Android won't assimilate Chrome OS
— 1:24 PM on November 2, 2015

Last week's report that Google would merge Chrome OS into Android drew plenty of attention. The report seemed plausible, since Chrome OS can already run...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Report: Google to fold Chrome OS into Android
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

When Google unveiled the Pixel C running regular Android, it seemed like a shot across the bow of the browser-centric Chrome OS. The Pixel...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems