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How premium PC games continue to rise, surprise in China

Seemingly implausible only a few years ago, China has quickly become one of the world’s most robust markets for premium PC games. According to Steam’s Hardware & Software Surveyfrom April 2018, 30 percent of its users have Simplified Chinese set as their default language, second only to English at 34 percent. China lags behind in the number of titles its users own, ... Read More »

Redmi Note 5 Up for Grabs Today as Xiaomi Announces Surprise Flash Sale

Redmi Note 5 will become available for purchase in India second time this week as Xiaomi announced a surprise flash sale on Twitter. In its tweet early on Friday, Xiaomi said the new Redmi 5 is being made available “on public demand” via Flipkart and Mi.com websites at 12pm IST. The tweets also mentions that the cash on delivery option will only be ... Read More »

A few things that may surprise you about seniors and technology

Marci Vandersluis writes the Embrace Your Aging column. TY GREENLEES/STAFF A few years ago when I wrote about technology of benefit to elders, there was limited interest and adoption by much of the older adult population. How times have changed. Take, for example, the smartphone. According to the Pew Research Center, four in 10 seniors own smartphones, which is more ... Read More »

How to use Windows 10’s Active Hours to prevent surprise update installs

If you want to feel totally assured that Windows 10 won’t restart your computer and install updates while you’re busy working, you’ll be pleased to know about the Active Hours feature that Microsoft has added in the Anniversary Update (rolling out on Tuesday, August 2). Mind you, Windows 10 is already pretty good about understanding when your PC is in use, so ... Read More »

This week in games: BioShock remastered, Machine Surprise rebooted, and more

Last week, it felt like July. This week, it certainly is July. Is it the maximum dull information length of thecomplete year? I don’t recognise. You inform me. This week we’ve were given: BioShock remastered, Machine Surprise rebooted, and Layers of Fear gettingsome…shocking…DLC. K, that Closing one’s a bit of a stretch. However, this is gaming news for the week ... Read More »

Apple: FBI’s surprise postponement of court hearing is a ‘bolt from the blue’

No more than 18 hours before a scheduled court hearing, the FBI is now saying it doesn’t need any help from Apple to get into San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone 5c. So, as of Monday night, the hearing has been called off, and the February 16 court order that started Apple’s battle with the FBI has been stayed. ... Read More »