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Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen

It should be hard for Microsoft to make any more mistakes with its Windows 10 push, but it keeps finding new ways. After nagging everyone incessantly about upgrading, updating computers without asking, and making Windows 10 patches mandatory, Microsoft has ...

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It’s the end of an era as Intel cancels its Intel Developer Forum, effective immediately

Twenty years ago, Intel began holding an event it referred to as the Intel Developer Forum. The purpose of the conference was to showcase the future of the computer industry from Intel’s perspective, with information on topics ranging from future ...

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New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1

Last month, we covered news that Microsoft had introduced a KB update that would break Windows Update when running on Kaby Lake or Ryzen hardware from AMD. What was less clear is when the company would actually switch that capability ...

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Best drone picks for every budget

Drones come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and prices. Depending on what you’re looking for, you can get a nanocopter for a few bucks, or an industrial-strength rig for thousands. We’ve picked out what we think are some ...

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Delphi looks to profit from your connected car’s data

Car components giant Delphi Automotive this week announced alliances with three smaller Israeli and German companies to further advance the connected car. However, Delphi also wants to turn a buck on the data generated by the cars and their occupants. ...

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Cassini probe set to begin ‘Grand Finale’ dive into Saturn’s atmosphere

We’ve enjoyed the benefits of having NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in orbit of Saturn for years. It’s almost like it’s always been there, looking down on one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the solar system. It only seems like forever because ...

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AMD announces low-power processor for tablet, smartphone markets

When AMD announced Ryzen, it made it clear that the chip would hit the desktop market first, followed by server and mobile APUs. Server parts are expected in Q2, with mobile APUs following in the back half of the year. ...

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ET deals: Save 96% on a lifetime subscription to TigerVPN

In light of recent events, it’s clear that neither governments nor giant corporations truly respect internet privacy. It’s up to you to stand up, and take back your own privacy. And before you do anything else, you’re going to want ...

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AI develops its own ‘alien’ language, the better to mock human underlings

If you’ve ever boiled with inner turmoil at the failure of your Android device to recognize an “OK Google” command, you know AI speech recognition and natural language processing still have a long way to go. In many ways, it’s symptomatic ...

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Spectacular zero-gravity landslide captured in progress on Comet 67P

Comets, it turns out, are rather more active places than we thought. Comet 67P, where we left Rosetta and Philae not too long ago, is one such happenin’ spot. Scientists poring over photos by Rosetta and Philae have unearthed evidence ...

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