Lenovo squeezed eight speakers into its chonky new tablet

From The Verge: Tablets aren’t known for their room-shaking bass, but Lenovo’s new 11.5-inch Tab Plus is going all in. It features 26W of sound produced by four tweeters and four woofers split across each side of the tablet (when used in landscape mode). To fully take advantage of the Tab Plus’...

YouTube Is Cracking Down on Cheap Premium Plans Bought With a VPN

From PC Mag: YouTube Premium subscribers who use VPNs are reporting that their plans are being automatically canceled by the Google-owned company, according to multiple subscribers who have posted screenshots and descriptions of the issue on Reddit.

A Google support representative confirmed to...

Framework adds a RISC-V motherboard to its laptops

From PC World: Framework has quickly become the darling of tech media and power users alike thanks to its completely modular and upgradeable laptop systems. And, with motherboard options from Intel and AMD, to say nothing of compatibility with Windows, Linux, and Chrome, it’s also multi-platform...

AT&T is raising prices on old ‘unlimited’ plans

From The Verge: AT&T is pushing prices up for customers who have stayed on old, retired “unlimited” data plans.

In August, customers can expect to see their bills rise by up to $20 for plans with multiple lines. “This is the total monthly increase, not per line increase,” the company says on its...

Linux gets its own Windows-style Blue Screen of Death

From PC World: Free operating system Linux is looking to Windows as its role model, at least in this one way: implementing its own Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) to warn users in cases of a kernel panic.

The BSOD—with the official name “DRM Panic”—will be included in the operating system for the first...

Snapdragon X Elite-powered Copilot+ laptops hit retail, sans Recall

From PC World: PC sales have been struggling this year, and giving the “Copilot+” label to laptops equipped with newer hardware and the latest Microsoft AI features was supposed to give them a shot in the arm.

The first round of these next-gen laptops, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X chips, are...

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