AMD and Intel Could Be Screwed By New Chinese Mandate Forbidding Foreign Technology

Following the U.S. ban that prohibited domestic companies from supplying equipment to Huawei back in May, the technological Cold War between the U.S. and China just became a bit more intense now that Beijing has ordered all Chinese government and public-facing offices to replace any equipment featuring foreign components. Read More >>

Steam is About to Drop Official Support for Ubuntu

Valve is dropping official support for Ubuntu 19.10 and future releases for its mega-popular Steam video game distribution platform, per Engadget, as the upcoming version of the OS will eliminate updates to 32-bit x86 components. According to Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais, the company will “evaluate ways to minimise breakage for existing users,” though it will also be focusing on “a different distribution, currently TBD.” Read More >>

OS to Start Logging Lamp Posts for Potential Driverless Databases

The Ordnance Survey is branching out into logging all of our many and various forms of roadside furniture, with the idea being that knowing where every lamp post and manhole cover is may one day be a data goldmine essential to the operation of the autonomous auto fleets of the future. Read More >>

For Better or Worse, Google Is Apparently Getting Down With the Notch

Android Oreo hasn’t even landed on one per cent of Android Phones yet, but Google is already looking ahead to the next big update for the world’s most popular mobile OS. And if a report from Bloomberg is true, Android P could make it easier for phone makers to design devices with unusual displays. Read More >>

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Microsoft Now Tricking People into Accidentally Accepting Windows 10

Microsoft's ever-present Windows 10 update box has started taking an even more aggressive stance, with the company now having the update set to "Recommended" status -- meaning it automatically installs on many people's PCs even when they've spent the morning furiously clicking the litte red cross AGAIN top make the thing go away. Read More >>

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Bring Back the Classic Start Menu in Windows 10

Wasn’t everything just so much better in the old days? Who needs a new Star Wars movie anyway? If you’re feeling nostalgic for the look and feel of the classic Windows Start menu, there’s a way to bring it back — provided you’re willing to shell out a few quid for a third-party plugin. Read More >>

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Private Microsoft Beta Suggests Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade is Almost Here

We’d almost forgotten about Windows 10 Mobile. Just kidding, obviously, but Microsoft’s really taken its sweet time with getting the operating system out there. Following months of nothingness really, we’ve finally got some good news for patient Windows 8.1 users. Read More >>

You’ll Only be Able to Buy a Windows 7 or 8.1 PC For One More Year

Microsoft has announced that from October 31st 2016, PC manufacturers won’t be able to sell new computers running Windows 7 or 8.1 operating systems. Instead, they’ll have to come pre-installed with Windows 10. Read More >>

There is Never a Convenient Time for a Software Update

Oh, come off it, Windows. I've just sat down to look at the same internet pages I looked at four minutes ago to see if anything new has happened -- could you have picked a worse time to demand a reboot? Read More >>

Cheapo Laptops May Have Fuelled December ChromeOS Boost

Stats covering operating system use seem to show a big boost in the lesser talked about "other" operating systems in December, with Google's ChromeOS presumed to be behind a rise in use from from 8.56 per cent to 17.52 per cent for the not Windows or Mac sector. Read More >>

The Ultimate Breakdown of How People Watch Porn Online

If there are any two things that define the tech-minded modern millennial, they are his operating system and his porn preferences. Fortunately for our inquiring minds, our data-crunching friends over at Pornhub have access to both. Read More >>

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Xbox One’s July Dashboard Update Now Live

Microsoft's pulled the switch or pressed the button or had someone copy the files off the USB stick onto the server, making the July Xbox One update live for everyone. It's a big one, including Achievement screen snapping, in-line Achievement help searches, slightly tighter SmartGlass integration, double-tap snapping, regional voice accent selection and more. [Xbox] Read More >>

Inspecting Yosemite’s Icons

Last month Apple released a preview of their new operating system, OS X Yosemite. Following the visual refresh in iOS 7, Yosemite features a significant visual change. Apple has added the familiar blur and translucent materials, a cleaner looking user interface, a new system font and updated icons. Read More >>