It’s Microsoft’s fault cheap Windows laptops don’t use better hardware

September 05, 2016 1 min read


If you look at the low-end ($200-$300) Windows laptop market in 2016 you’ll notice that the hardware spec is mostly the same regardless of which brand name is on the casing. We get […]

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This must be the biggest Windows Blue Screen of Death ever seen

August 22, 2016 1 min read


The Blue Screen of Death has been around for more than 20 years. You’ve probably seen one or two before, but you’ve never seen one quite this big. That massive video wall (probably […]

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Google is developing a new operating system called Fuchsia, nobody knows why

August 16, 2016 1 min read


Pink + Purple = Fuchsia. That’s the only description we have of a new operating system from Google. People have been posting updates to code repository Github over the past few days, and […]

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There are $200,000 worth of reasons to keep using DOS

August 08, 2016 1 min read


Microsoft really, really wants you using Windows 10, but you should fight the urge. Go back to using DOS full time, and you could find yourself $200,000 richer. It’s not some kind of […]

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Final Windows 10 upgrade nag takes over your whole screen

July 04, 2016 1 min read

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Zero hour is approaching, and with the free Windows 10 upgrade offer set to expire at the end of the month Microsoft has unleashed a new weapon: a full-screen nag. Err, reminder. Microsoft […]

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Constant Windows 10 upgrade nagging gets less naggy thanks to lawsuit

June 28, 2016 1 min read

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Paying $10,000 to a California woman wasn’t an admission of guilt, according to Microsoft. And they’d probably say the same thing about changes to the Windows 10 upgrade nag. In case you missed […]

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Microsoft pays woman $10,000 over forced Windows 10 upgrade

June 27, 2016 1 min read

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Microsoft’s pushy Windows 10 upgrade tactics have finally come back to haunt them. Well, a little, anyway. They’ve just paid a woman $10,000 over an unwanted upgrade. Travel agency owner Teri Goldstein swears […]

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Microsoft to double number of ads on Windows 10 Start Menu

May 16, 2016 1 min read

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The return of the Windows Start Menu was a time to rejoice, but then Microsoft decided to turn it into an ad-delivery system.

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Say ni hao to Windows 10 Chinese Government Edition

March 28, 2016 1 min read


Technology firms like Microsoft know that China is an extremely lucrative market. They also know that getting your foot in the door sometimes requires a little extra effort. Back in September of 2015, […]

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Windows update turns IE into a Windows 10 ad machine

March 11, 2016 1 min read


Many of you have upgraded to Windows 10 already and are enjoying features like Xbox One remote play. Others of you are holding out… and Microsoft just keeps making it harder for you […]

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Microsoft has two choices for Windows 10 upgrades: now, or tonight

December 16, 2015 1 min read

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Windows 10 arrived to save the world from Windows 8, and Microsoft is hell-bent on getting you to upgrade. Their new upgrade prompt makes that pretty clear. They’ve changed the wording to increase the […]

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Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 upgrade process to snag more users

October 30, 2015 1 min read


Microsoft is gunning for a billion devices running Windows 10. Things have been going well so far, but to keep that momentum going Microsoft is changing the way the Windows 10 Upgrade process […]

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