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Fix Windows restarts when you select shutdown

A particularly common issue that Windows users run into is that the PC does not shut down when you select the shutdown option but restarts instead. While this looks to be an error caused by the operating system, it sometimes hints at larger issues that users and administrators may be unaware of. Her...

Software

Goodbye Snipping Tool Hello Screen Sketch

Windows 10 users who run a beta version of the upcoming next feature update of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1809, get a deprecation notification when they open the Snipping Tool on the system. The Snipping Tool is a screen capturing utility that users may use to take fullscreen, window, rectangula...

Computing

Graphics card prices could drop by 20% thanks to cryptocurrency slump

We’ve seen the prices of graphics cards head back to normal levels in recent times, thanks to waning cryptocurrency demand, and this is a trend that’s set to continue according to the latest from the GPU grapevine – with price tags set to drop by around a fifth this month.That&rsqu...

Android

Spotify Lite is lightweight, but probably too bare-bones

As the name implies, Spotify Lite is a “lighter” version of the regular Spotify app that removes a few key features and minimizes app size. Spotify Lite is available in certain countries, though you can download and install an APK. Spotify is not the only service to offer a “Lite...

Android

LPDDR5, UFS 3.0 and SD Express: Next-gen memory explained

Memory technology may not be as instantly noticeable as a crisp new display or a faster processor, but it’s key for ensuring a smooth, stutter-free smartphone experience. The industry is pushing towards higher quality images and video, high-fidelity gaming, and machine learning. Memory b...

Android

15 best arcade games for Android

For a long time, arcade games were among the most popular in the world. They usually have short play times, consistent challenge, and simple game play. They’re marked by their increase in challenge as the game progresses. Some popular examples from mobile’s early days include Angry Bird...

Android

Summer special: 2TB Degoo cloud storage for life

Today’s deal from Degoo is simple but effective. All the highly-secure cloud storage space you’ll ever need. Forever. I’m not a particularly organised person. I have files on my laptop hard-drive, a Dropbox account holding various other nonsense, and a load of photos and vids on my...

Android

Here are the 10 most sold phones of all time — you’re in for a surprise

The 10 most sold phones of all time are likely not the ones you think. Samsung’s Galaxy S and Note series didn’t make the cut, and nor did any other Android handset. The list is dominated by Nokia feature phones, also including older devices from Samsung, Motorola, and Apple. You can ch...

Tech

The lost standing stones of Devon are still hiding from archaeologists

Enlarge / Some of the stones were still visible in the 1970s. (credit: Frances Griffith, Devon County Council via Historic England) A mysterious set of standing stones in southwest England, lost since the 1990s, will remain missing a little longer. But thanks to the search for them, archaeologist...

Tech

The final launch of SpaceX’s Block 4 rocket looked stunning

Enlarge / The sunrise launch of SpaceX's CRS-15 mission was spectacular. (credit: SpaceX) On Friday, SpaceX launched its final Block 4 version of the Falcon 9 rocket, and it did so during the pre-dawn hours along the Florida coast. Sunrise and sunset launches are always a playground for photograp...


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