Holy cow, Microsoft just pushed a Windows 7 update! And a Windows 10 update … actually, it’s an emergency update that’s supposed to patch the dangerous PrintNightmare exploit in most versions of the Windows operating system. I say “supposed to” because, as it turns out, the patch doesn’t work. Oopsie!
Within hours of the patch’s deployment, security researchers figured out how to bypass it. The process is incredibly easy on older machines, though it’s slightly more tedious on new PCs. We’re now waiting for Microsoft to push a patch that actually works, but in the meantime, the only way to defend yourself from PrintNightmare is to disable the Windows Print Spooler system. Hit today’s top story for all the details.
Microsoft has issued an emergency Windows update to patch the PrintNightmare vulnerability, which allows hackers to take over PCs through the Print Spooler system. This update covers a wide range of Windows operating systems, including Windows 7, which exited Microsoft’s security update cycle late last year. Read More »
In the world of charging devices, the charging tower is one of the newer developments, a more elegant evolution of the power strip or surge protector. It’s great for sharing outlets and a solid desktop solution for powering and charging laptops, phones, monitors, and more. Read More »
It’s been a good amount of time since Apple unleashed the iPhone 12 series of phones to the world, and with them, the MagSafe in the iPhone ecosystem. As expected, a slew of third-party MagSafe accessories and chargers have come to market. Today, we’re looking at the 15W Aircore Wireless Charger by Aukey. Read More »
Microsoft first announced its dual-screen Surface Neo tablet in October of 2019, and a lot has changed since then. First, Microsoft killed off Windows 10X, the Surface Neo’s intended operating system. And now, Intel says it’s discontinuing its Lakefield processors—yeah, the one that Surface Neo is supposed to run on. Read More »
With months to spare before the start of the upcoming school year, New York City has inked a brand-new contract for its fleet of school buses. The contract is slated to feature an electric bus pilot project, which will help the city work towards new green measures. Read More »
Love making a nice cup of tea while reading or to soothe yourself before bed? You’ll need a stylish and capable tea kettle, then. The kettle comes in nine gorgeous colors and is made of professional food-grade materials that are resistant to rust and corrosion. The loud whistling sound will alert you when your water is boiled and ready to use. It can hold 2.7 quarts of water at a time, which is enough for the whole family. The stylish carved wood hand has an insulated silicone coating that’s ergonomic and comfortable to hold while you pour, and the Simple-Touch button makes it easy to open and close the spout without getting burned by the steam.
A new report from AnandTech shows that the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are programmed to throttle popular apps but run performance benchmarks at full speed. This suggests that OnePlus is intentionally manipulating benchmark scores, and therefore lying to consumers about how well its products perform in the real world. Read More »
As you’d expect, Microsoft Edge will be the default browser for Windows 11. Edge is a solid browser in its own right, but anyone wanting to make a different one their default should know that Microsoft will be making that process a little more difficult for Windows 11 users. Read More »
Funimation’s is a one-stop destination for anime and comes preinstalled on several streaming platforms. And now, after a years-long wait, Funimation is finally available on Vizio SmartCast. You can download the Funimation app from Vizio’s App Store (located at the end of your app collection). Read More »
Lately, Amazon has been cracking down on brands for a variety of reasons, like soliciting reviews—an infraction that violates Amazon’s review guidelines. Now, the latest company to have the tech giant’s hammer dropped on it is Choetech, a Chinese tech accessory brand. Read More »
OnePlus is reviving its infamous “Flagship Killer” tagline for the newly announced OnePlus Nord 2 5G, a device optimized for photography and gaming. This is the first time that OnePlus has christened a product with the “Flagship Killer” title since 2018, but early details on the Nord 2 5G and its custom MediaTek processor have failed to inspire OnePlus fans. Read More »
The future is now. BMW’s CE 04 electric scooter concept from last year is no longer a concept and officially goes on sale in 2022. With an edgy design that looks like a Cybertruck mixed with something from a Halo videogame, this electric scooter from BMW Motorrad will hit the urban streets with a top speed of 75 mph. Read More »
The only thing worse than realizing you don’t like something you bought is being stuck with it, unable to return to a better past. Likewise, Microsoft is offering customers 10 days to rollback to your previous operating system if you don’t like Windows 11 (or if your setup isn’t compatible). Read More »
We’re all going to die someday, but the same can’t be said for our online accounts. Some will persist forever, others might expire due to inactivity, and some have preparations in place for when you pass away. So, let’s have a look at what happens to your online accounts when you go offline forever. Read More »
DDR5, the next generation of RAM, should appear on store shelves somewhere around late summer or fall of 2021. DDR5 is the successor to DDR4 RAM. DDR5 promises better speeds, better power management and efficiency, and more RAM packed into a single stick. Read More »
Is it time for a new MacBook, but not sure which model is right for you? Do you go for a new Apple Silicon Mac, or can you buy an Intel model with confidence? We have some recommendations. Here’s the best MacBook you can purchase today. Read More »