The latest Windows 10 Insider build will kill the confusing 'svchost.exe'

Hot on the heels of announcing a Windows 10 event, Microsoft rolled out a substantial update for Windows Insiders. It features some serious tweaks to background processes, and the death of a beloved icon.

10 epic MMOs that can destroy your free time without costing a cent

Have ample time on your hands and an unquenchable thirst to beat, battle, and blast your way through worlds of fantasy and sci-fi splendor? Check out our picks for the best free MMORPGs.

Here’s how to grab login credentials on Windows using a USB mini-computer

A researcher has discovered how to steal the login credentials of a locked Windows PC using a mini-computer on a USB stick. This method uses Responder, software enabling the device to serve as a network gateway, a DNS server, and…

How to convert DVDs to MP4 files in Windows or MacOS

Given today's rapid technological advancements, physical discs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Check out our guide on how to convert DVD files to MP4, so you can ditch discs for digital files.

Geekbench listing shows two Nokia-branded Android phones in the works

Two Nokia Android phones have appeared on Geekbench, a mobile benchmarking tool similar to 3DMark, giving credence to rumors that these phones might actually hit market, possibly later this year.

Looking to kill some time? Microsoft Solitaire Collection coming to iOS, Android

If you feel like your smartphone or tablet doesn't help you waste enough time already, the Microsoft Solitaire Collection is coming to iOS and Android to help you out. It's currently entering a beta test phase with insiders, but will soon…

Hate iTunes as much as we do? Here’s how to give it the ax

Apple's iTunes is a major performance drain in Windows, and it's not exactly sprightly in Mac OS X either. That said, removing the media player be a serious boon to your desktop's performance. Here's how to get rid of iTunes in both…

RIP Chrome apps: Google is killing them off for Windows and Mac

Looks like Chrome apps weren't as popular as Google may have liked them to be, which is why the company will be phasing them out over the next few years. By early 2018, Chrome apps won't be available on Windows or Mac.
Cool Tech

Cool new glass technology will darken a room automatically

Wouldn't it be great if tthe windows in your house were able to self-shade just like your glasses? As crazy as it seems, that is precisely what a team of engineers from MIT proposes to do.

Microsoft celebrates Windows 10 Anniversary Update with new Ninja Cat backgrounds

Whether you're using your phone or desktop PC, you can download one of these ninja cat wallpapers to help celebrate the debut of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update when it goes live tomorrow.

The five best apps for syncing your Android phone’s notifications to Windows

Ever wish you could reply to texts from your computer rather than your Android device? If you own an Android phone and Windows machine, these five apps will take care of the heavy lifting on your behalf.

Microsoft is laying off another 2,850 employees, mostly from its mobile division

First, Microsoft announced plans to lay off 7,800 employees last year. Then in May it was an additional 1,850, and now it will lay off another 2,850. Most of these cuts are from its mobile division.