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Windows 10 removes support for SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM
— 9:00 AM on August 18, 2015

Windows 10 doesn't support SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM software, used in a number of older games from the 2000s. Both DRM methods hook into the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

Win10 likely won't be scanning for or disabling pirated games
— 1:24 PM on August 17, 2015

Software pirates the world over are up in arms (or perhaps rattling their sabers?) this morning about a Wired article that claims Microsoft has included some...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Despite EOL, Windows Server 2003 still runs 175 million websites
— 10:24 AM on August 17, 2015

Netcraft's latest headcount for websites and their servers reveals an interesting statistic: about 175 million websites, or roughly 20% of those surveyed, are still...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking Servers

EK Predator all-in-one liquid coolers could rule the food chain
— 9:09 AM on August 13, 2015

All-in-one liquid coolers have certainly made a big splash in the cooling market, but none have looked quite as tricked-out as a new pair of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

Microsoft expands its bug bounty program, increases payouts
— 5:39 PM on August 6, 2015

How do you keep enterprising hackers from unloading exploits into the wild? Microsoft has been paying bounties to researchers who find and disclose security...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

In the lab: budget SSDs from SanDisk, OCZ, and Kingston
— 4:00 PM on August 5, 2015

Diligent gerbils may have noticed a lack of storage reviews around here recently, but we're happy to announce that the drought will soon be over. No, Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Power Cooling Storage

Xbox One gets UI overhaul, DVR features in November
— 4:35 PM on August 4, 2015

Back at E3, Microsoft teased some big interface changes for the Xbox One, with a focus on speed. At Microsoft's Gamescom presentation, the ccompany...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Operating systems

OS X privilege escalation exploit makes for silent-killer malware
— 8:37 AM on August 4, 2015

A zero-day vulnerability in OS X Yosemite has been exploited in the wild, and it's a doozy. According to Malwarebytes, a script that exploits the vulnerability...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

Reports: Win10 gaming performance similar to Win8.1
— 6:03 PM on August 3, 2015

With Windows 10's launch, all three major PC graphics companies (that's Intel, Nvidia, and AMD) released updated drivers for the new operating...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems Windows

Mozilla CEO protests Win10's default application setup process
— 12:54 PM on July 31, 2015

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has written an angry open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella regarding a change to Windows 10's default application settings. Apparently,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

14 million have upgraded to Windows 10 in its first 24 hours
— 9:26 AM on July 31, 2015

As we found out when we got together and recorded our latest podcast last night, Scott is the only member of the TR staff that's...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Samsung docs detail Linux TRIM bug and fix
— 12:25 PM on July 30, 2015

We've been covering a report from search provider Algolia pointing out a potential issue in Samsung SSDs' TRIM implementation. More recently, Samsung itself...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

Windows 10 now available for download
— 9:34 AM on July 29, 2015

Now that the official launch day is here, some folks who reserved Windows 10 upgrades for their PCs are getting prompts to install the OS...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

Windows 10 arrives today in 190 countries
— 7:57 AM on July 29, 2015

Have you heard? Windows 10 is out today, and if you have a PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8, it's a free upgrade...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

PCWorld's Win10 review dives deep into the upcoming OS
— 1:52 PM on July 24, 2015

In case you've been living under a rock, Windows 10 is coming. PCWorld senior editor Mark Hachman's in-depth review of Windows 10 is worth...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Microsoft posts $2.1 billion loss due to mobile restructuring
— 5:33 PM on July 21, 2015

Microsoft released its Q2 financial report. Thanks in part to its previously-announced phone hardware business restructuring, the company has posted a $2.1 billion loss. A...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Samsung says data-eating TRIM bug is a Linux kernel problem
— 2:46 PM on July 21, 2015

Remember that potential TRIM bug in Samsung drives we reported on a few weeks ago? It may not be Samsung's fault, after all. Samsung...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software Operating systems

Microsoft promises at least 10 years of support for Win10
— 1:36 PM on July 17, 2015

Despite some confusion over statements made by Microsoft executive VP Terry Myerson at Windows 10's introduction, the new operating system does indeed have a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows