Microsoft Announces Intune for Education, New Windows 10 PCs for School Starting at $189

Microsoft at the Bett 2017 education technology conference in London has announced new budget Windows 10 laptops starting at $189. The Redmond giant, in addition to PCs, has also announced its new cloud-based service dubbed Microsoft Intune for Education. The company made announcements alongside Google, which declared its focus on classroom-centric Chromebooks. The company claims…


HTC 10, 10 Lifestyle, and One M9 Start Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update

After unlocked HTC One A9 smartphones started receiving the Nougat update, it was the turn of HTC 10 Lifestyle to receive the latest Android version. Notably, HTC 10 and HTC One M9 have also started receiving the updates in Europe. The news was confirmed by HTC’s Graham Wheeler, Product and Service Director, HTC EMEA. In…


Windows 10 Creators Update to Bring New Windows Defender Security Center

Earlier this month, Microsoft unveiled its Web-based privacy dashboard for Windows 10. Now the Redmond-based company has announced that its much-awaited Windows 10 Creators Update will feature a Windows Defender Security Center to help users monitor their security settings all in one place. With the Windows Defender Security Center, users will be able to see…


Intel Posts Better-Than-Expected Results on Data Centre, PC Sales Growth

Intel Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit driven by a stabilizing PC market and growth in its data centre business, which offers cloud-based software services. Revenue from the data centre business rose 8.4 percent to $4.67 billion (roughly Rs. 31,833 crores) in the fourth quarter, while revenue from its traditional PC business rose 4.3…


Microsoft Outlook.com’s Premium Service Ditches Preview, Now Available to Users in US

Microsoft started testing its Outlook Premium service, the ad-free premium version of Outlook.com, with a limited number of users earlier last year and then made the service available as a preview for public later. Even though Microsoft has not made any announcement, the service has now ditched its ‘preview’ tag and become available to all…


Sapphire’s Nitro RX 480 graphics card is just $180 right now

When we reviewed the Radeon RX 480, we were excited to see an affordable priced graphics card that supported “uncompromising 1080p gaming,” had solid performance at 2560×1440 resolution, and even worked for virtual reality. If you’ve been on the fence about grabbing one, Newegg is selling Sapphire’s Nitro Radeon RX 480 for $180 right now.…


Stretchy OLED technology could pave way for new smart fabrics, wearables, even tablets

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a printable OLED circuit within a stretchable material, potentially paving the way for smart fabrics or truly foldable displays. Chuan Wang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at MSU, is credited with the development of the OLED fabric, which flexes and stretches. If it can be commercialized,…


FastComputer: Fussy but Fixable

It is poorly designed, has little community support, and lacks its own home base and identity, all of which contribute to an identity crisis. Its home — on Sourceforge.com — lacks much in attractiveness, as does the distro. The Linux OS offers developers and users choice among desktop options and OS standards. Linux’s greatest strength…


Samsung Explains Note7 Failure, Promises to Do Better

Samsung Electronics on Monday announced that it has developed new quality assurance protocols to ensure that it won’t have a repeat of the catastrophic issues that plagued its Galaxy Note7 handsets. The company last fall issued a universal recall after several of the devices caught fire or exploded. In one incident, a Southwest Airlines flight…


Asus Tinker Board Joins Raspberry Pi on the Bargain Table

Just when you thought Raspberry Pi couldn’t be knocked from its market-leading perch, along comes Asus with a rival device that may give the Pi a run for its relatively little money. Asus just launched its own low-cost computer, the Tinker Board, which is being sold in the UK and continental Europe for about US$57.…