When you think about Microsoft, what’s the first OS that springs to mind? Windows, of course, but that’s not the topic today. You see, Microsoft quietly released a brand new operating system—in the form of Linux. That’s right, a Microsoft-made Linux distribution.
That in itself would be tantalizing enough, but this isn’t any old Linux Distro. It’s specially tailored for cloud infrastructure and edge products. And if Microsoft decides to do a little more work, it could take on Red Hat and Suse in the Enterprise world. If you hit up the top story, I’ll explain why Microsoft might do that and why anyone who normally depends on Red Hat for enterprise might jump ship.
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Garmin offers two incredibly similar fitness watches priced just $100 apart, the Venu 2 and the Forerunner 745. If you’ve ever wondered which one is right for you, we’ll break it down and make the choice easy.
Ever so quietly, Microsoft dropped a new operating system out in the wild. No, not Windows 11. Microsoft created its own Linux Distribution. And while you might be tempted to crack jokes that Microsoft hates Linux, this is a big deal. Especially for anyone who relies on Red Hat or Suse. Read More »
When I reviewed the Garmin Venu 2 earlier this year, several people asked about the Forerunner 745 in comparison. The two are similar in features and close enough in price (Venu is $399; Forerunner is $499), but they’re definitely for totally different people. So, who is each one for? Let’s take a closer look. Read More »
If you’re looking to buy a streaming stick, try cashing in on the latest Chromecast with Google TV bundle. For just $65, you get a Chromecast with three months of HBO Max for free. The Chromecast usually costs $50, and HBO Max’s ad-free plan costs $15 a month, meaning that you could save a total of $30 with this deal. Read More »
Sony just announced its new, extremely expensive HT-A9 sound system and HT-A7000 soundbar. Launching in September (or October) for $1,800 and $1,300, both products seem like fantastic solutions for audio-obsessed gamers or film buffs. However, the HT-A9 speakers are particularly interesting due to their bizarre functionality. Read More »
A bug that’s been hidden for 16 years has just been discovered, allowing hackers who exploit it to gain administrator rights on any systems using the software. The vulnerability was found in software used by old printers from several major brands, including Xerox, Samsung, and HP. Read More »
Is your partner a snorer? Do you live in a noisy area or need to get some quality zzz’s during the day? These ultra-soft foam earplugs can help block out sound and help you get the sleep you need. This tub includes 50 pairs, and are each made with non-toxic, low-pressure, slow-release Cush Comfort foam. They can reduce noise by an impressive 33 decibels, so they are also perfect for studying, travel, work, concerts, motorcycling, mowing the lawn, and other loud scenarios. The earplugs work with average-size ear canals, though there are options for smaller ear canals as well.
Sling TV’s redesigned app is now live on all Fire TV devices. With an improved grid guide, more personalization features, and an easy-to-navigate interface, the new app is a major improvement over the aging Sling UI still used on Roku, Android TV, and other streaming hardware. Read More »
Verizon will begin pre-installing and using Google’s Android Messages app on all Android devices starting next year. This follows similar announcements by T-Mobile and AT&T, which will drastically help make Android text messaging better than ever. Read More »
The Tokyo Olympics are right around the corner, and Roku users have the best seat in town for the show! NBCUniversal and Roku have partnered up to bring the platform thousands of hours of Olympic game coverage along with additional exclusive content. Read More »
Months after appearing at CES 2021, the ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 and ASUS Chromebook CX9 have finally made their way to ASUS’ webstore. Powered by the latest 11th gen Intel Core processors with Iris X graphics and a ton of RAM, these Chromebooks are overpowered enough to replace your aging Pixelbook. Read More »
Rad Power, the electric fat-tire bike manufacturer, has unveiled an upgraded model of its flagship RadRover 6 Plus with a streamlined new look. The latest RadRover 6 Plus is the brand’s first e-bike with an integrated battery, not to mention packs a slew of upgrades for its higher $1,999 starting price. Read More »
Retro gear is all the rage, especially video game watch collaborations, and the latest gadget is a spectacular venture between Bandai Namco and Casio. The new A100WEPC Pac-Man edition watch breathes new life into the iconic Casio F-100 digital watch, worn by Ripley in 1979’s Alien. Read More »
As anti-tracking tools grow more popular in the browser, advertisers are finding more sophisticated ways to track your activity and interests through email. Invisible trackers can detect when and where you open a message, and if you stick to a single email address, it’s very easy to build an advertising profile based on the websites, stores, and newsletters you sign up with. The solution? Uh … DuckDuckGo? Read More »