Every day there are certain “tech” sites I visit for news and information to help me keep up with what’s going on in the Technology World.

To give you an easy way to see the latest happenings, here are the top 5 articles (for today) from four of my favorite sites.

Scroll down to see news from TechSpot, CNet, PC World, and Make-Use-Of.
Clicking the article title will open a new browser tab and take you to the full article.

News from TechSpot

News from CNet

News from PC World

  • Far Cry 5's first trailer reveals religious cults and explosions in picturesque Montana
    by Hayden Dingman on May 26, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Dim the lights, blast the dubstep, and throw on some Aisha Tyler interviews in the background—Ubisoft just kicked off its E3 press conference three weeks before the event with the first-ever trailer for Far Cry 5.Like every year, this early look has left me wondering “Why not just wait until the show itself?”, but I guess spoiling all the surprises in May is the new normal. In any case, here’s the trailer in question:As revealed in teasers earlier this week, the game takes place in Hope County, Montana—yes, within the United States, which is a surprisingly rare move. And in shades of Outlast 2, the region’s been overrun by the religious cult Eden’s Gate, which will be your primary enemy in the game. “Religious cult” is the general wording Ubisoft uses, though all the imagery and the church architecture shown is not-so-ambiguously Christian in influence.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Amazon is offering two free months of Music Unlimited to new subscribers
    by Ian Paul on May 26, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    All the various music streaming services desperately try to differentiate themselves with personalization features and the occasional exclusive. If you ask me, however, they're all pretty much the same with similar catalogs. For those who disagree, right now is a great time to see how the other half lives. Amazon is currently offering two free months of Amazon Music Unlimited for new users.To get this deal, you have to sign-up using Amazon's promotional web page. Once you arrive on the page, click Enter Your Code. In the pop-up window that appears, enter the code MOREMUSIC, then click Apply.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • This week in games: Red Dead Redemption 2 is delayed, Destiny 2 PC servers explained
    by Hayden Dingman on May 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Hands up if you're surprised Red Dead Redemption 2 was delayed into 2018. Nobody? Nobody at all?That news, plus free copies of Rising Storm, a mercifully not-delayed-yet Divinity: Original Sin II release date, a technical dissection of Destiny 2's multiplayer back-end, Neill Blomkamp's experiments with Steam as a film platform, and more. This is gaming news for May 22 to 26.Weekend freebies Rising Storm is a few years old now, and the Vietnam-bound sequel releases next week, but if you’re looking for some free entertainment, Humble’s giving away copies of the original for the next 24 hours or so (from the time this is posted). It’s one of the best shooters of the last few years, and I bet the servers will be pretty busy for the next few days thanks to this giveaway. Not a bad deal.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • How to save Windows Spotlight images to your PC in a few clicks
    by Ian Paul on May 26, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    A favorite pastime among Windows 10 users is to figure out ways to save Windows Spotlight images to their PC. Usually this is done through a little bit of trickery that involves finding where the images are stored on your hard drive.Since early 2016, however, the Windows Store (rather unbelievably) has an app for that. In fact, there are many apps for that, but the one we’re going to talk about today is called SpotBright. What’s great about this app is that it downloads all available Spotlight images for you in a few clicks. In my test, I downloaded more than 600 images costing me less than 500MB of storage space.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

  • Any website can crash your Windows 7 or 8 PC with these four characters
    by Ian Paul on May 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Just because Windows 7 is close to eight years old doesn’t mean you still can’t find ridiculous bugs that can crash your PC.Russian-language site Habrhabr.ru recently published one such bug that apparently causes problems if you simply visit a website, as first noticed by Ars Technica. The problem also affects Windows 8 and Vista PCs, but Windows 10 PCs are unaffected.Here’s how the bug works. All a naughty website has to do is use the character string ‘$MFT’ in the directory name where a website keeps its images. Windows expects to see the four characters $MFT only in a special metadate file on your PC. When it sees those characters as a directory name, however, it causes enough problems that an affected PC will begin to slow down and eventually hang. At that point your only recourse is to reboot the machine. In some cases, the problem may even trigger the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click her […]

News from Make-Use-Of

  • 5 Ways to Deal With Migraines and Chronic Headaches
    by Mihir Patkar on May 27, 2017 at 4:30 am

    A migraine is far worse than just a headache. It is intensely painful, makes you highly sensitive to light and sound, and often induces nausea. If you suffer from migraines regularly, there are a few tools to help deal with them. As with any medical condition, we urge you to first seek a doctor’s opinion and advice, even if you know how to research health issues online. Migraines are subjective, so it’s best to ask a professional about the impact these tools can have on you. 1. Migraine Buddy (Android, iOS): The Smart Migraine Journal Migraines can be triggered by...Read the full article: 5 Ways to Deal With Migraines and Chronic Headaches […]

  • Create a Virtual Machine Clone of Your Existing Windows Hard Drive
    by Kannon Yamada on May 26, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Virtualization allows one operating system (OS) to run on another OS. But did you know that a Virtual Machine (VM) clone of your hard drive can put your entire computer inside of another computer? With VMs, the possibilities are endless. For most people, though, virtualization enables playing older games using emulation, the ability to sandbox, running multiple OSes, and much more (practical VM uses). You can even set up a Windows virtual machine in Linux. This article covers how to create a VM clone of your system and how to use it once you’ve managed to create the virtual machine. Creating...Read the full article: Create a Virtual Machine Clone of Your Existing Windows Hard Driv […]

  • 6 Best Free Mac Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)
    by Tim Brookes on May 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    You don’t need a Mac to make music, but it helps. Apple’s desktop platform is home to a vast library of creative software, like image editors, vector graphics suites, RAW photo processors, audio manipulation software, video editors. And then, of course, there are digital audio workstations (DAWs) for making music. But owning a Mac doesn’t necessarily mean you’re swimming in cash, and music production suites can run into thousands of dollars. Today we’ll look at how you can start making music without spending any dollars. 1. GarageBand In short: Probably the best free music production software on the platform. It has a user-friendly interface, rich library of sounds, and...Read the full article: 6 Best Free Mac Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) […]

  • How to Introduce Yourself in Any Situation (And Stop Being Afraid)
    by Dann Albright on May 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Introductions are hard. You’ve probably been asked to introduce yourself at a meeting before — and been struck with a total lack of anything to say. Or been at a party and wanted to make a good first impression, but fell flat. These situations suck. And a poor introduction can zap your self-confidence for the rest of the interaction. Fortunately, a few tweaks can help you make great introductions. All you need to do is master a few simple tricks. And in this article, we’ll show you what those things are. Don’t Make Your Introduction About You It sounds weird, but...Read the full article: How to Introduce Yourself in Any Situation (And Stop Being Afraid) […]

  • 4 Discounted Mac Apps You Can’t Miss
    by MakeUseOf Deals on May 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Do you use a Mac? Well, today is your lucky day, because we are going to look at four apps that are on sale for for a limited time. There are apps that’ll help you manage your drives, design your dream home, burn media, and even a high-end image editor. They’re all more than 50% off, so you don’t want to miss out! Drive Genius 5: Standard License This app is all about keeping your computer running to its full potential. It has 19 different utilities that’ll help you keep your Mac healthy. And best of all, they all can...Read the full article: 4 Discounted Mac Apps You Can’t Miss […]