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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

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Review roundup: Apple TV shows future promise
— 5:21 PM on October 29, 2015

Some early reviews of the new Apple TV are out, and the general response to Apple's latest spin on the set-top box appears positive....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

Microsoft will make Windows 10 a recommended update in 2016
— 4:28 PM on October 29, 2015

Microsoft really wants users to upgrade their PCs to Windows 10. Really. In a post on the Windows Blog, Windows and Devices head Terry...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Corsair throws microATX builders a bone with its Carbide Series 88R
— 12:34 PM on October 28, 2015

The dearth of microATX mid-towers out there makes for a sore spot when we compile our System Guides, so any new case in that...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

MSI's Cubi N mini-PC is rigged for silent running
— 4:37 PM on October 27, 2015

MSI has pulled the wraps off its neat-looking Cubi N mini-PC, a tiny box with a Braswell SoC and no fans. Intel's Celeron...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

— 10:19 AM on October 26, 2015

Some of you have asked about a tempting new monitor, the 165Hz IPS-and-G-Sync-infused Asus PG279Q. Yes, a review is happening: Hertz...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays The Tech Report

2.8 million websites vulnerable to critical Joomla SQL injection bug
— 3:21 PM on October 23, 2015

Anyone using the Joomla CMS for your website, please update your installation right away. Asaf Orpani, a researcher from Trustwave Spiderlabs, has uncovered...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Networking Servers

SilverStone's Raven RVX01 case takes flight
— 8:30 AM on October 23, 2015

SilverStone has announced the Raven RVX01, the most recent in its line of cases that turn motherboards 90 degrees clockwise. This Raven spreads its...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

Microsoft confirms Edge won't be getting extensions this year
— 5:03 PM on October 22, 2015

Yesterday the first details about Windows 10's Autumn Fall Update unofficially arrived, courtesy of Paul Thurrott. One of the disappointments in Thurrott's report was that...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

Adobe plugs critical vulnerability in Flash with emergency update
— 12:36 PM on October 16, 2015

Flash users, it's time to update the plugin ASAP. Adobe has today issued an emergency security update to patch a critical vulnerability, just three...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

— 9:07 AM on October 16, 2015

Hey, folks. I haven't posted an Etc. for a while, but things have been churning away behind the scenes here, so I figure I should...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Yahoo's Account Key service does away with passwords
— 12:30 PM on October 15, 2015

Passwords can be a tricky thing, and even password management services are susceptible to hacks. Two-factor authentication helps, but you still need to remember...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

Lian-Li's PC-18 case looks like a blast from the past
— 9:27 AM on October 15, 2015

Lian-Li's latest case, the PC-18, seems ready for those who want to be absolutely sure their graphics card (or cards) won't be starved for...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

Acer puts a curve on G-Sync with the Predator X34 ultrawide monitor
— 1:03 PM on October 13, 2015

Acer already sells a 34" curved FreeSync monitor, the XR341CK, but a G-Sync equivalent has been absent until today. The Predator X34 combines a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

Latest Win10 insider build activates with older Windows product keys
— 4:53 PM on October 12, 2015

Microsoft released a new beta version of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders in the fast ring today. The biggest change this time around: you'll...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Asus PG27AQ and PG279Q G-Sync displays join the Republic of Gamers
— 6:31 PM on October 10, 2015

Asus has teased us with previews of its PG279Q and PG27AQ G-Sync monitors for months, but the wait is over now. This dynamic duo of...

Type: News story Tags: Displays