Microsoft updates Windows 10, debuts Project Spartan browser

From InfoWorld: Microsoft on Monday released an update to Windows 10 Technical Preview that included Project Spartan, the code name for the new browser that will be the default in the operating system as the company pushes Internet Explorer (IE) into the background.

Build 10049 was also the month's second update to Windows 10's preview, released less than two weeks after the first. Microsoft has vowed to pick up the pace of Windows 10 updates.

Microsoft Surface 3 promises great battery life, costs just $499 and runs Windows 8.1

From PC World: What if you could buy a Surface tablet with a bit less horsepower and a slightly smaller display but longer battery life than the Surface Pro 3? And what if you could have all this for a lot less money? If your wallet is already open, let me tell you what you’re buying: the new Microsoft Surface 3—and it's powered by Windows 8.1.

LG likely to show off G4 flagship phone on April 28

From CNET: LG has just sent out invites to upcoming events simultaneously taking place around the world late next month, and they likely point to one thing: the unveiling of its new flagship handset, the LG G4.

The South Korean electronics giant will host the events on April 28 and April 29 (due to time zones) in six cities: New York, London, Paris, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul.

HTC's One E9+ ("A55") Unveiled, Packs Quad-HD; 1080p One E9 ("A53") Nears

From DailyTech: For those miffed at HTC Corp.'s (TPE:2498) decision to snub quad-HD (QHD) (aka "2K") display technology with its flagship HTC One M9 (codename: "HTC Hima"), the HTC One E9+ (codename: "HTC A55") may be the device you were hoping for.

The E9+ was quietly announced via HTC's Chinese language website.

Big Chrome OS change coming: A launcher overhaul adds Google Now

From InfoWorld: Some hefty changes are coming to Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, including a new app launcher with Google Now built in.

The new launcher is available now in the Chrome OS beta channel, and it's a major departure from the existing version. Instead of a small pop-up that shows all your apps, the new launcher brings up a larger window in the center of the screen -- one that looks kind of like Chrome's "new tab" menu.

GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks

From PC World: Software development platform GitHub said Sunday it was still experiencing intermittent outages from the largest cyberattack in its history but had halted most of the attack traffic.

Starting on Thursday, GitHub was hit by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that sent large volumes of Web traffic to the site, particularly towards two Chinese anti-censorship projects hosted there.

Over the next few days, the attackers changed their DDoS tactics as GitHub defended the site, but as of Sunday, it appears the site was mostly working.

T-Mobile ditches static coverage map

From CNET: T-Mobile is taking a new approach to the staid wireless-coverage map.

The company unveiled on Monday its "next-gen" network map, which uses real-time data collected from customers and through third-party sources such as and Inrix. What makes it next gen? It isn't a static map, but one that will get updated every two weeks with new data. Customers will be able to drill down to an area of 100 square meters.

PlayStation spins free Spotify tunes on your TV

From CNET: Sony on Monday launched PlayStation Music to play tunes on the gaming console, joining forces with Spotify to make the free version of the streaming service work on TVs for the first time.

Previously, connected-TV devices -- whether gaming consoles or over-the-top boxes like Roku -- could only play music from Spotify with a full paid subscription, costing $9.99, £9.99 or AU$11.99 per month. The free, ad-supported tier of the service wasn't available.

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Patriot Blaze 240GB Review (Page 1 of 10)

I recently went to the theaters with one of my friends, where we watched the movie "The Imitation Game". In this movie, Benedict Cumberbatch played the life of Alan Turing, with the main focus of his life during World War II. In short, Alan Turing was a mathematician at Princeton University. In 1939, he was called to help the British army decipher German's Enigma signals, which would help them determine the location of various war vehicles, whether boats or tanks. The movie painted Turing as a socially awkward man with a high intelligence quotient. However, his one friend from his grade school days, Christopher Morcom, encouraged him by saying this: "Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine." Being Hollywood, this quote is repeated to a point of excess in the movie, but it brings up an important point. Turing, due to his low social abilities, is seen as ordinary, or even plain. However, with his intelligence, he is able to help the Allies defeat the Germans in their own game. Getting to our review today, if you take a look around, practically every manufacturer is releasing their sub-50 cent per gigabyte solid state drive, just to get into the budget market. Whether it is OCZ or Crucial, everyone seems to be doing it. Even two weeks ago, we reviewed the Ultra II from well-known flash memory manufacturer SanDisk. The obvious problem is in determining which one to buy -- which manufacturer is outing a product with performance like "no one can imagine"? Patriot is no stranger to enthusiasts for their performance parts, but they have nonetheless thrown their hat into the ring with the Blaze and we can only wonder where this drive fits into the market. Is there more to the Blaze than we expect? Hopefully this question, and more, will be answered in today's review!


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