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  • Philips launches affordable 242B9T 24-inch 1080p touch screen monitor

    Tue 2:10pm By Brian Fagioli
    Having a touch screen can be great on a laptop -- especially on convertible models that transform into a tablet. On a desktop, however, not so much. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of applications where a touch screen monitor makes sense -- particularly…
  • Microsoft Edge Beta available to download now for Windows and macOS

    Tue 12:55pm By Wayne Williams
    Four months ago, Microsoft released official Dev and Canary builds for its Chromium-based Edge browser, and has been rolling out regular updates for them ever since, with new features and general improvements. However, it’s the Beta release that many people…
  • IBM extends its commitment to open hardware

    Tue 12:04pm By Ian Barker
    IBM has used the Linux Foundation Open Source Summit today to announce that it will contribute key technologies to the open community. The company is opening up the POWER Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), the definitions developers use for ensuring that…
  • Almost a third of healthcare workers haven't had cybersecurity training

    Tue 10:56am By Ian Barker
    Because of the volumes and types of data that it holds the healthcare industry is a prime target for cybercriminals. So it's a little concerning that a new survey of healthcare staff from Kaspersky shows 32 percent of respondents in North America say that they…
  • Apple Card is now available to everyone in the US

    Tue 10:24am By Mark Wyciślik-Wilson
    Following an initially limited launch earlier this month, Apple's take on the credit card -- the Apple Card -- is now available to everyone in the US. For now, it is just the US that is being treated to the card. The rest of the world will almost certainly get…
  • Nest owners can finally migrate to a Google account

    Tue 9:26am By Brian Fagioli
    Smart home devices have proven to be a godsend for homeowners. Not only can things like smart thermostats, cameras, and lights make your life easier, but when paired with a voice assistant, they can help people with physical handicaps to act more…
  • Thycotic launches automated solution for managing service accounts

    Tue 9:03am By Ian Barker
    Service accounts are specialized non-human accounts used by applications or other services to access data and network resources to perform specific tasks. Because they tend to be set and then forgotten they often slip under the radar of conventional account…
  • Why is everyone talking about IO filters?

    Tue 6:25am By Rich Petersen
    At this year’s VMworld, a relatively little-known feature of vSphere is getting a surprising amount of attention. The VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO) aren’t as well-known as other storage features like Virtual Volumes or Virtual SAN, but…
  • HyperX unveils Cloud Alpha S gaming headset

    Mon 2:10pm By Brian Fagioli
    Gamescom launches today in Germany, so as you can expect, there will be a lot of gaming-related news over the next several days. There won't only be talk of games, but hardware, devices, and accessories too. Case in point, today HyperX unveils its latest…
  • Useful Excel project management and tracking templates

    Mon 2:07pm By Anthony Stevens
    Managing a project is no easy feat. The immense amount of responsibility and critical decision-making skills required to see a project through can sometimes overwhelm even the most seasoned managers. Just imagine what it would be like for first-timers. Even…
  • Fear and loathing in Hong Kong

    Mon 11:52am By Randall C. Kennedy
    Hello from Hong Kong, that "Special Administrative Region" of the People’s Republic of China. This amazing city is brimming with technology that makes visiting a joy. From fast Wi-Fi in nearly every shop and restaurant to ultra-cheap SIM cards (under $9 for…
  • I canceled Amazon Prime and you should too

    Mon 5:32am By Brian Fagioli
    Sometimes a deal looks great on paper, but in reality, it isn't. For instance, I have a Costco membership. If you aren't familiar, it is a "club" style store when you pay an annual fee in exchange for good deals on bulk items. For the most part, a Costco…
  • Trump says Tim Cook makes a 'compelling' argument against Apple paying tariffs

    Mon 5:15am By Mark Wyciślik-Wilson
    At a weekend meeting with Donald Trump, Tim Cook made a "compelling" argument for Apple to be exempt from tariffs. Cook is said to have argued if Apple was forced to pay tariffs, it made it difficult to compete with other companies, such as Samsung. Trump…
  • Setting a path for digital transformation

    Mon 4:40am By Kathy Adams
    At Homerton University Hospital, in the London Borough of Hackney, East London, we are incredibly ambitious in our digital transformation goals. In the coming year, we hope to go fully digital or 'paperless' to improve the quality of care we deliver to our…
  • Minecraft is getting better graphics thanks to real-time ray tracing by Nvidia

    Mon 4:15am By Mark Wyciślik-Wilson
    Microsoft may have canceled the Super Duper Graphics Pack update for Minecraft, but the blocky game is still due for a graphical improvement... for some people, at least. At Gamescon in Germany today, Nvidia and Microsoft announced that a real-time ray tracing…
  • Microsoft is working to fix error 0x80073701 in Windows 10

    Sun 11:21am By Mark Wyciślik-Wilson
    Microsoft is investigating a problem that has struck many users installing KB4512508 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 1903. People whose systems are affected by the problem complain that updates do not install, and Error 0x80073701 is displayed. The issue…
  • Microsoft releases action-packed Windows 10 20H1 Build 18963

    Fri 4:31pm By Wayne Williams
    Microsoft is busy rolling out new Windows 10 20H1 builds on a weekly basis. Build 18956, released nine days ago, introduced some network and notification improvements. Today’s new flight, Build 18963, brings updates to Task Manager, Virtual Desktops,…
  • Google no longer lets you turn off status lights on Nest cameras

    Fri 8:48am By Mark Wyciślik-Wilson
    Google is rolling out updates to its Nest Cam, Dropcam and Nest Hello cameras that removes the option to disable status indicator lights. Citing privacy, Google says that users should "always see a clear visual indicator when your Nest cameras are on and…
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 hit with CPU throttling issues

    Fri 8:06am By Mark Wyciślik-Wilson
    Microsoft is trying to fix a mysterious issue with Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 devices which is causing CPU speeds to be throttled to a painfully slow 400 MHz. At the moment it is not clear what is causing the problem, but it appears to be related to an…
  • Best Windows 10 apps this week

    Fri 7:53am By Martin Brinkmann
    Three-hundred-and-forty-eight in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store in the past seven days. As always, if I've missed an app or game that has been released this week…