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AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X spec leaked showing CPU boosts to 4.2GHz

If you’re excited about AMD’s incoming Ryzen 2nd Generation processors, then you will doubtless be interested to hear that a leak has spilled online showing the purported specs of the Ryzen 7 2700X.This high-end model is an 8-core CPU (with 16-threads), and according to the leak which co...

Computing

Microsoft joins forces with Intel to beat Spectre

In a fresh move to further shore up security, Microsoft is providing Intel’s Spectre fix for PCs with Skylake processors running Windows 10 – with further patches to be delivered for older generation CPUs in the future.Of course, Intel is already pushing out Spectre (and Meltdown) patche...

Computing

Best mining rig 2018: the top pre-built mining rigs for Bitcoin, Ethereum and more

With the prices of graphics cards rising due to the cryptocurrency gold rush, it's now more sensible to buy a pre-built device for mining cryptocurrencies, which is where our best mining rig 2018 list comes in.Unlike the best mining desktop PCs, which can be used for other day-to-day tasks as normal...

Linux

Interview with MidnightBSD Founder and Lead Dev Lucas Holt

Recently, I have taken a little dip into the world of BSD. As part of my attempt to understand the BSD world a little better, I connected with Lucas Holt (MidnightBSD founder and lead developer) to ask him a few questions about his project. Here are his answers. It’s FOSS: Please explain...

Linux

Five Tiny Features of Linux Mint Cinnamon I’ve Come to Love

Brief: It’s FOSS reader Dave Merritt shares some hidden and ignored features of Linux Mint Cinnamon that he started to love.  I’m often asked by traumatized Windows users which Linux operating system I would recommend. Until a year and a half ago I recommended Zorin OS without hesit...

Linux

How to Install and Use Snap in Various Linux Distributions

Brief: Snaps are Canonical’s way of providing a cross-distribution package management system. In this article, we will see how to install and use snaps in various Linux distributions. You might be hearing about Snap applications these days. Canonical describes Snap as a universal Linux pa...

Apple

Apple Watch Series 3 gets skiing and snowboarding workout tracking

Apple is giving third-party apps on its smartwatch new access to winter sport tracking today. Several third-party ski and snowboard tracking Apple Watch apps are releasing updates on the App Store that integrate with the Watch’s fitness tracking features for winter sports enthusiasts. The supp...

Apple

Emergency Contact is a dreamy YA love story told through texts

Penny, the college freshman heroine of Emergency Contact, is really good at texting with a sad barista boy named Sam. He’s really good at texting her back! They want to be artists and find love and make money and follow their dreams, but their typical conversation goes like this: “What...

Apple

Apple officially moves its Chinese iCloud operations and encryption keys to China

Today Apple formally transferred its Chinese iCloud operations to a local firm in southern China. It also began hosting its iCloud encryption keys in China, instead of the US, for the first time. The move has been expected since last year when Apple announced its partnership with Guizhou-Cloud Big D...

Software

Windows 10 is getting some useful changes for businesses

Microsoft has released another preview build of Windows 10 which has some interesting new additions for business users.Build 17110 (for Redstone 4) has hit the fast ring and mainly consists of bug fixes and ironing out various issues ahead of the imminent release of the next big Windows 10 update.Ho...


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