When we had the chance to try out a leaked build of Windows 11, it was decidedly incomplete and came off as barely more than a Windows 10 skin. But a lot has happened since then, from a full announcement to a confusing hardware requirement fiasco. In the middle of all that, Microsoft released the first Windows 11 Insider Preview. And I installed it on the main PC I use for work and gaming.
I want to be clear on one thing: I’m a crazy person who likes living on the bleeding edge, and you should not install a Beta OS on any of your daily driver devices, whether that’s a PC or a phone. But after spending a few days living and breathing Windows 11, I find plenty to like. And a good bit to dislike. And surprisingly a few new features that Microsoft didn’t even mention in its launch event. Hit the top post for a deeper dive into the first Windows 11 beta.
LimeVPN made one simple promise: no logs of your activities. But how do you know that’s true? It seems like it might not be, now that a hacker breached LimeVPN and stole user logs and put them up for sale.
Do you subscribe to YouTube TV? Check your emails for a free Chromecast offer.
Well, this is no good: The Hubble Telescope has been offline for weeks, and no one knows why.
Windows 11 is here! Sort of. Microsoft released an Insider Preview of Windows 11 to anyone daring enough to try a beta OS. Naturally, I installed it immediately. Already I’ve found features Microsoft never even mentioned and omissions that I really wanted to try. Read More »
It’s that time of the year again—the 2021 Steam Summer Sale is here! It runs until July 8th, and is the perfect time to pick up amazing games at lower prices. So whether it’s because of the size of the discount, or just how great the game is, here are our 40 favorite deals from this sale. Read More »
LEGO is continuing its fun summer of trucks by revealing two more new truck-themed sets: the Technic Heavy-duty Tow Truck and the 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck. Both of the sets make for fun additions to LEGO’s vehicle lines, and will be available on August 1. Read More »
Video game storefront Humble Bundle is facing backlash due to an upcoming change in its payment system. Come mid-July, the company says that it will no longer allow customers to donate 100% of their purchase to charity. Humble Bundle will take between 15 and 30% of all revenue generated from sales on its website. Read More »
After all the reports about OnePlus merging with sister brand Oppo, this week, we’re getting more details on what exactly that entails. OnePlus confirmed it’s integrating OxygenOS into ColorOS and shared details on the update and maintenance timeline in a forum post. Read More »
A nice set of microfiber cloths is a great thing to have, as you can use them for just about anything like washing your car, cleaning your windows, and other cleaning tasks. These square yellow and blue cloths come in a pack of 10 and measure 10 x 10 inches. They are made of ultra-soft microfiber that won’t scratch any surfaces, and are lint-free and easy to wash—just throw them in the washing machine.
A hacker just took down LimeVPN’s website, stole over 69,400 sensitive user logs, and is looking to sell them for a $400 Bitcoin payment on a hacker forum. While breaches like this are increasingly commonplace, the real news is how the hacker got the logs since LimeVPN says it is a no-log service. Read More »
Windows’ Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) began as a bug and eventually morphed into the dedicated crash screen that we all know and love—I use that term loosely, by the way. But it seems that the BSoD will undergo a major change in Windows 11. After nearly 30 years of being blue, BSoD may become the Black Screen of Death. Read More »
Porsche just announced a recall for its first full-electric vehicle, the Taycan, to fix a software issue that has been proven to cause a sudden loss of power. The recall is worldwide and spans nearly all of the 43,000 Taycans sold globally. Read More »
Nearly three weeks ago, the Hubble Space Telescope took itself offline. NASA has been scrambling since then to determine the root cause and resolve the issue, but troubleshooting a highly technical device that’s in space isn’t the easiest task. Read More »
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S21 FE is the latest victim of the global semiconductor shortage, according to a report from the Korean outlet Maeil. This silicon shortage could delay the S21 FE launch for several months, or even force Samsung to substitute the device’s flagship Snapdragon 888 processor with a slower Exynos chip. Read More »
YouTube TV recently launched a 4K Plus Package for high-resolution video, offline viewing, and simultaneous streaming on an unlimited number of devices. To promote this new add-on, which (unfortunately) costs an extra $20 a month, Google is offering free Chromecast with Google TV devices to YouTube TV subscribers. Read More »
Upon launching the Settings app in Windows 11, it’s obvious that Microsoft has put a big effort into streamlining: It’s sleeker and easier to use than its Windows 10 counterpart. Here’s a quick tour of Settings’ new features in Windows 11. Read More »
One of the great things about Android is how many different phones there are to choose from. That can also be a bad thing, as it can be hard to choose the right one for you. We can help you find the best Android phone for your needs. Read More »
Windows 11 includes a handy new “Quick Settings” menu that replaces the functionality found in Action Center on Windows 10. At a glance, it resembles Control Center on a Mac. Here’s a quick look at what it does and how it works. Read More »