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Google Stadia guide: 5 reasons why you’ll pay up

Google Stadia guide: 5 reasons why you’ll pay up

Google Stadia is inevitably going to be a part of your future, whether it be for games or post-game services. Today we're taking a peek at 10 reasons why I believe you're either going to use Google Stadia or something very similar to Google Stadia in the near future. This is about 5G, it's about access to as much content as possible, it's about the very nature of personal computing.

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Install Windows on a Chromebook in 2019: Campfire dead, what still works?

Install Windows on a Chromebook in 2019: Campfire dead, what still works?

Early indications on Google developer code commits suggest that the early Project Campfire dual-boot solution are dead. They'll be winding down the program immediately. Now it's time to speak about what we'll be able to run instead. We begin with one very helpful sort of keyword: Chrulrabook.

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Intel chip flaw allowed hackers to watch you browse the web

Intel chip flaw allowed hackers to watch you browse the web

There's a flaw in the vast majority of Intel chips from here back to the year 2011 called ZombieLoad. That's what security researchers are calling it, anyway. The name refers to data a processor cannot handle, a "zombie load" which can be exploited thanks to a code vulnerability in Intel hardware.

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Microsoft Edge gets IE mode tabs and better security control

Microsoft Edge gets IE mode tabs and better security control

Microsoft promised big things when it announced Edge would be moving to the Chromium engine, and at Build 2019 it's delivering on that. The company's annual developer event has seen new privacy and usability tools added to Edge, including the ability to bring legacy web-apps into an Edge tab.

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Windows 10 1903 to let users decide when to download and install updates

Windows 10 1903 to let users decide when to download and install updates

One of the most controversial aspects of Windows 10, aside from initial concerns about privacy settings. is the way Microsoft pushed updates down everyone's throats. It went to the opposite extreme of previous Windows update strategies and forced its rolling updates on users that would later prove to be buggy and problematic. It has slowly been giving back control to users and the upcoming May 2019 update will let users decide when they want to download and install the updates.

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Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 Review: The obvious best choice for illustrators

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 Review: The obvious best choice for illustrators

The Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 is the no-compromise version of every other stylus tablet or phone on the market today. This device has the Wacom Pro Pen 2, the most idyllic digital stylus I've ever used - and quite possibly the best digital stylus available in the world today. While other machines aim to fill all your needs at once, the Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 is a creative tool that's focused squarely on that one role. This is an illustrator's tablet.

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Windows 10 will require PCs to have at least 32 GB storage

Windows 10 will require PCs to have at least 32 GB storage

Four years ago, Microsoft gave out the good news that, finally, Windows was losing some weight. Regarded as the most bloated operating system out of the box, Windows 10 shed off a few gigabytes enough for Microsoft to require only 16 GB as the minimum space for OEMs to set aside for it. Now it's reversing course and is doubling that number but it may actually be for the best this time.

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Windows 10 May 2019 update won’t install with USB, SD card attached

Windows 10 May 2019 update won’t install with USB, SD card attached

Microsoft's handling of Windows 10's new system of rolling updates has become the most painful and most derided part of the latest version of the operating system. Every major update is regarded with dread, waiting for what will break this time around. This time, however, Microsoft is already giving users a heads up and will be blocking the upcoming May 2019 update in advance for computers that have external storage attached, either USB drives or SD cards, until said peripherals are removed.

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Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13: King of stylus PC balance, but for whom?

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13: King of stylus PC balance, but for whom?

We're splitting up our Wacom Mobile Studio Pro (DTH-W1320) 13-inch model Review into several parts, starting with this basic assessment. It's a device that needs to be approached from several angles. Today we're discussing impressions with which this device left us after a several months-long review process. We're looking today at the sorts of person this device is best for - and about who might want to avoid purchase.

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Windows 10 drops password expiration policy because they’re pointless

Windows 10 drops password expiration policy because they’re pointless

Humans are terrible at passwords. You might think they're rare but recent surveys show that many passwords are just as useful as having no password at all. Some systems, in an effort to increase security, force users to change their passwords every 30 or 60 days. Microsoft, however, is dropping that policy in the next major Windows 10 update because studies now show that password expiration policies do nothing to enhance security after all.

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The Windows 10 May 2019 Update has a bizarre USB problem

The Windows 10 May 2019 Update has a bizarre USB problem

Microsoft has an unexpected warning to those looking to upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version: no removable devices or storage allowed. The software behemoth has cautioned PC fans that the May 2019 Update, expected to be released in short order, won't play nice with things like USB drives.

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Windows Sets tab feature killed even before it could be released

Windows Sets tab feature killed even before it could be released

For better or worse, Windows 10 is the most different version of Windows ever since Windows 95. From the way it was released and updated to the features it gained, Microsoft took the opportunity to break away from the past while still holding on to some roots. Sometimes those worked, other times, like the rolling updates, it didn't. And some, like Windows Sets, won't even see the light of day.

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