Why I Switched From Ubuntu to Manjaro Linux

by DAVE MCKAY  For more than a decade, Ubuntu was my Linux distribution of choice. But, for the first time in a long while, I distro-hopped. I now run Manjaro and couldn’t be happier. It’s just that good! Ubuntu Is Still Great, Too! I still rate Ubuntu very highly, and I have great respect for […]

Did You Know? (July 27)

When IBM introduced hard drives in the 1950s, the price was so astronomical that companies leased them by the month; the lease price of their first hard drive was $3,200 a month (equivalent to around $30,000 when adjusted for inflation).

Samsung says it has fixed the Galaxy Fold

New design improvements are meant to protect the fragile, flexible screen by Dieter Bohn Samsung has announced today that it has made “improvements” to protect the Galaxy Fold’s screen and will begin selling the folding phone soon. Four months after the company delayed the retail launch of the phone, Samsung now says the Galaxy Fold […]

This 4-Port USB Wall Charger is Fantastic.

It seems like everything plugs into a USB port these days, and your house ends up littered with USB charger bricks of varying sizes that force you to plug in a ton of power strips just to charge everything. But no more. This POWRUI wall charger combines 4 fast-charging USB ports with 3 regular AC […]

Hacker gets 27 months in prison

Hacker who launched DDoS attacks on Sony, EA, and Steam gets 27 months in prison Six years later, DerpTrolling, the hacker who started all the Christmas DDoS attacks, gets prison time. by Catalin Cimpanu A 23-year-old man from Utah was sentenced this week to 27 months in prison for a series of DDoS attacks that took […]

Windows 10 Can Now Sync Android Notifications to Your PC

by CHRIS HOFFMAN If you have an Android smartphone and a Windows 10 PC, you can now sync your Android phone’s notifications to your PC and see them on your desktop. This feature was previously in testing, but is now available to everyone. To use this feature, you’ll just need to set it up in […]

DisplayPort 2: What’s Different, and Why It Matters

by ANDREW HEINZMAN The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) just announced the newest iteration of DisplayPort technology: DisplayPort 2. This new standard will support resolutions up to 16K and use either traditional DisplayPort connectors or USB-C. Expect to get your hands on it in late 2020. What Is DisplayPort? DisplayPort is the video transfer standard […]

Why Do Phones Explode? (And How to Prevent It)

by ANDREW HEINZMAN  Every few years, exploding phones find a way to dominate the news cycle. And while these accidents are incredibly rare, they’re a bit difficult to understand. Why do phones explode? And how do I know that my phone won’t explode? Thermal Runaway Causes Phone Explosions Whenever a Li-ion battery explodes or catches […]