Author: Jeremy Peeples

Rumored Windows 10 S Mode Plans Could be a Game Changer for Microsoft in 2018

Microsoft’s upcoming Redstone 4 update to Windows 10 has been in the pipeline for quite some time.  Initially, a list of features for it was revealed – and some were fairly impressive from a quality of life standpoint. Having softer effects on-screen makes the UI look a little better, while being able to choose colors for parts of the action center should allow users to customize things more easily. Muting audio in certain tabs for Edge is a great feature – especially for those who go to a lot of general news sites. Those generally feature pre-roll ads that...

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Intel’s Announced Security Plans Leave a Lot to be Desired

Intel has had a rough few months with the release of the Spectre and Meltdown security problems. On January 25, the company announced plans to seemingly put people at ease with the idea of their processors being more secure in the future. They have shifted blame for the issues on hackers – which is valid to some degree, but hackers were only able to gain access to devices thanks to security flaws that probably shouldn’t exist in the first place. From a corporate point of view, it does make sense to shift blame away from the company, but owning...

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CPU Security Flaws Highlight Why Securing Your Home Network is More Important than Ever Before

2018 is still young, but the PC industry has been rocked by processors having security flaws in them. First, Intel-powered devices had to worry about a problem that could allow remote access on a very basic level to your computer via the Meltdown issue. Then, AMD-powered systems had to worry about Spectre. Each operated in a different way, but still did the same thing – shined a bright light on the fact that just about any PC processor in use today has problems that can open the door to anyone gaining access to your PC. This is also the...

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CES Showcases Why 2018 is the Year of the Smart Display

The 2018 CES was a memorable event, but no topic received greater coverage than the smart home. While this has been an emerging market in many ways with things like Ring doorbells and Nest thermostats ushering in the technology, it wasn’t until massive companies like Amazon and Google made mainstream America more comfortable with a more connected home.  Amazon’s Echo and the Google Home brought voice assistant technology into more homes than ever before – especially with holiday sales bringing the minature versions of these devices down to the $30 range regularly. Beyond being used in viral videos from...

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Intel and AMD’s Co-Created Chips Could Save Intel in 2018

Intel has had a fairly rough 2017, including closing out the year with a security issue that is definitely going to shake consumer confidence in the company for the short term. Fortunately, their surprising partnership with AMD couldn’t have come at a better time. Today, Intel announced a great deal of information about the co-created chips they have worked with AMD on. Officially, they are 8th gen Intel core processors with Radeon RX Vega M graphics. Unofficially, they could be the thing that helps fix Intel and right their ship for 2018. In November, the surprising partnership between AMD...

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