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Microsoft patches 68 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Edge, and more

Microsoft has patched 68 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Edge, Internet Explorer and SQL Server, two of which have already been exploited by attackers and three that have been publicly disclosed. The patches are covered in 14 security bulletins, one dedicated to Adobe Flash Player which is upgraded through Windows Update in Windows 10 and 8.1. Six of the bulletins are ... Read More »

How to use Windows PowerShell: A beginner’s guide

If you’ve wrestled with Windows 10, you’ve undoubtedly heard of PowerShell. If you’ve tried to do something fancy with Win7/8.1 recently, PowerShell’s probably come up, too. After years of relying on the Windows command line and tossed-together batch files, it’s time to set your sights on something more powerful, more adaptive—better. PowerShell is an enormous addition to the Windows toolbox, ... Read More »

Why AMD FreeSync is beating Nvidia G-Sync on monitor selection and price

Let’s say you’ve just bought one of Nvidia’s slick new Pascal-based GeForce graphics cards such as the GTX 1070, and now you’re seeking a G-Sync monitor to go with it. Looking at what’s available, you’ll probably become envious of PC gamers on the Radeon side of the fence. Compared to G-Sync monitors, displays supporting AMD’s FreeSync adaptive sync tech are generally ... Read More »

This week in games: EA gives away Dungeon Keeper, InXile shows off Wasteland 3

It’s October, so do me a favor: Curl up on a couch this weekend, drink some cider, andwatch a horror movie. You know, something cliché. Or just play Gears of War 4. Whatever. This week, we get our first look at Wasteland 3 and an extended look at Torment: Tides of Numenera, Ubisoft confirms Beyond Good & Evil 2 for ... Read More »

Fujitsu considers selling its PC business to Lenovo

Lenovo may be about to grow its share of the shrinking PC business again: Japanese IT conglomerate Fujitsu is considering selling its PC manufacturing business, and Lenovo may be the buyer, Fujitsu said Thursday. As part of a strategy to focus on core activities, in February Fujitsu spun out its PC business as an independent operating unit. Such spin-outs are ... Read More »

AMD rockets past 100 FreeSync displays as Lenovo jumps on board

AMD’s game-smoothing FreeSync monitors launched a full year after Nvidia’s rival G-Sync displays, but they’ve been coming fast and furious ever since. Late Thursday, the company revealed that its technology surpassed not one, but two major milestones with the launch of the 27-inch Y27f ($400 on Amazon) earlier this month. This curved, 144Hz 1080p display is both Lenovo’s first-ever FreeSync ... Read More »

Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB hard drive review: Vast and amazingly fast (for a hard drive)

I’ve used “Vast and fast” to describe previous hard drives I’ve reviewed, but I’m not sure that it’s ever been this spectacularly well-deserved. Seagate’s 3.5-inch, 7,200rpm, SATA 6Gbps Barracuda Pro not only delivers a stunning 10TB of storage, it laid down some rather astounding transfer rates: 240MBps in both directions of our 20GB copy tests. At first, we didn’t quite believe ... Read More »

Dell Inspiron 17 7778 review: This massive 17-inch 2-in-1 is a worthwhile desktop replacement

Dell recently refreshed its Inspiron notebook line with a new batch of 2-in-1s that come in a variety of configurations and sizes. Within the line’s flagship 7000 series, the 17-inch models are held up as “high-performance,” compared to their 13- and 15-inch kin. Here we review the Inspiron 17 7778, which is one rung down from the top of the ... Read More »

10 must-have Android apps to make your Chromebook more useful

1 of 11 Thumbnails MORE 1 of 11 Thumbnails MORE See larger image Credit: Ryan Whitwam The right apps make your Chromebook indespensible Ever since Google introduced Chrome OS on the CR-48 prototype laptop back in 2011, Chromebooks have relied on web apps and simple Chrome extensions to get things done. Now, Chromebooks are getting access to the Play Store ... Read More »

Every AMD Radeon RX 470 you can buy: A cheat sheet

See larger image Credit: Thomas Ryan The Radeon RX 470 is here Today, AMD’s affordable new Radeon RX 470 graphics card launched with a confusing pile of customized partner designs. Which one is right for you? We’ve rounded them all the available RX 470s and sorted them by price, complete with the key unique selling points of each. Want to ... Read More »