[UPDATED] In multiple countries, users are seeing their Windows 10 Pro Licenses suddenly downgraded to Home   A fresh Microsoft bug took several people by surprise today as they woke up to find their valid Windows 10 Pro license had suddenly downgraded to Windows 10 Home. The deactivation and downgrade seems to have occurred in […]

IBM’s upcoming acquisition of Red Hat will make them the #1 hybrid cloud provider   IBM has announced their upcoming acquisition of Red Hat. The $34 billion deal accelerates IBM’s high-value business model and will make IBM the #1 hybrid cloud provider. IBM has pledged to maintain Red Hat’s open source innovation legacy. Together with […]

DARPA’s $1.5 billion plan to reinvent electronics is risky, but could pay off big time   Concerned that the country could lose its edge in semiconductor chips, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has launched a $1.5 billion, five-year program known as the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) to support work on advances […]

Regular maintenance helps your computer perform at its best.   Just like a car, regular maintenance is necessary in order to keep your computer functioning at its very best. While basic computer maintenance isn’t difficult, it’s often overlooked. 1.) Dust Removal. The easiest and most vital maintenance a computer needs performed is a thorough cleaning. […]

Google and Microsoft joined forces to announce a newfound CPU security flaw   Microsoft and Google have disclosed a new CPU security vulnerability that is eerily similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were announced earlier this year by Microsoft. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team refers to the flaws as Variant 3a: […]

AMD has released four new processors that improve performance, system responsiveness, and power efficiency. AMD has launched its 2nd Generation Ryzen processors. They are based on a refined update to their Zen architecture that is being called Zen+. The 2nd generation Ryzen processors offer higher clock speeds, lower latencies, and a more intelligent algorithm that […]

Microsoft’s Windows Meltdown patch will not protect your security, if your antivirus software isn’t compatible. Microsoft updated their support page to state that Windows computers will not be protected from security vulnerabilities unless their antivirus software is compatible with the Spectre and Meltdown patches.   Microsoft has been rolling out a series of patches since […]