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

  • Logitech Craft review: This $200 keyboard can do two things its competitors can't
    by Mark Hachman on February 22, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    The Logitech Craft keyboard is what happens when a keyboard engineer glimpses Microsoft’s Surface Dial hockey-puck peripheral and decides: We can do that, too. But if you want to spend $200 for just a keyboard, don’t bother: The only way the Craft makes sense is if you see value in its Surface-Dial-like navigation knob that also integrates with Logitech’s PC-spanning Logitech Flow software. Aesthetically, there’s room for improvement. The Craft weighs a ponderous 2.08 pounds, anchored by a broad metal bar that runs across the top of the keyboard and houses the 1,500mAh battery, plus the electronics driving the crown. You can’t adjust the Craft’s slope. And personally, I found the Craft’s scalloped keys to have a shallower travel than I’d like. To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How the critical CPU flaws affect PCs and Macs
    by Brad Chacos, Michael Simon on February 22, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Massive security vulnerabilities in modern CPUs are forcing a redesign of the kernel software at the heart of all major operating systems. Since the issues—dubbed Meltdown and Spectre—exist in the CPU hardware itself, Windows, Linux, Android, macOS, iOS, Chromebooks, and other operating systems all need to protect against the first exploits that have begun circulating. And worse, plugging the hole can negatively affect your PC’s performance.Everyday home users shouldn’t panic too much, though some proof-of-concept exploits are being circulated in the field. Just apply all—well, most—available updates and keep your antivirus software vigilant, as ever. If you want to dive right into the action without all the background information, we’ve also created a focused guide on how to protect your PC against Meltdown and Spectre.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • How to find your motherboard's Spectre CPU fix
    by Brad Chacos on February 22, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Operating system patches alone can protect against the nasty Meltdown flaw affecting Intel processors, but fixing Spectre—Meltdown’s nasty sibling, which affects all CPUs—requires firmware updates for your hardware. Those firmware fixes are finally starting to appear after Intel’s first round of Spectre patches were yanked for causing system instability and potential data loss. Stable patches for 6th-gen Intel Skylake CPUs and newer chips are now available, and both Intel and AMD are working on CPU microcode updates for other chips.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • How to protect your PC from the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws
    by Brad Chacos on February 22, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    A pair of nasty CPU exploits have serious ramifications for home computer users. Meltdown and Spectre let attackers access protected information in your PC’s kernel memory, potentially revealing sensitive details like passwords, cryptographic keys, personal photos and email, or anything else you’ve used on your computer. These are serious flaws. Fortunately, CPU and operating system vendors pushed out patches fast, and you can protect your PC from Meltdown and Spectre to some degree.It’s not a quick one-and-done deal, though. They’re two very different CPU flaws that touch every part of your operating system, from hardware to software to the operating system itself. Check out PCWorld’s Meltdown and Spectre FAQ for everything you need to know about the vulnerabilities themselves. We’ve cut through the technical jargon to explain what you need to know in clear, easy-to-read language. We’ve also created an overview of how the Spectre CPU bug affects phones and tablets.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Intel expects PCs with fast 5G wireless to ship in late 2019
    by Mark Hachman on February 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    With the first deployments of 5G high-speed wireless technology within the U.S. scheduled for later this year, Intel and its PC partners are already thinking about the next step: rolling out 5G-equipped PCs late in 2019.Intel, along with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft said Thursday that the companies expect the first 5G Windows PCs to become available during the second half of 2019. That’s about the same time that Intel plans to begin shipping its XMM 8000 commercial modems, marking the company’s entrance into the 5G market.Intel will show off a prototype of the new 5G connected PC at Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. In addition the company will demonstrate data streaming over the 5G network. At its stand, Intel said that it will also show off eSIM technology—the replacement for actual, physical SIM cards—and a thin PC running 802.11ax Wi-Fi, the next-gen Wi-Fi standard.To read this article in full, please click her […]

News from Make-Use-Of

  • Here Are Today’s Best Deals From Around The Internet
    by MakeUseOf Deals on February 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Looking for some home networking devices and computer stuff like modems, routers, range extenders, and SSDs? Need a case for your smartphone? Today’s best deals are exactly what you seek! Before we kick off the individual deals, we need to let you know that Amazon has a giant page of networking and computer accessory deals available right now. If you don’t want to see our curated list of the best deals, then just head to this page and dig in. If you want to make it a little easier, we’ve already taken the time to go through each and every...Read the full article: Here Are Today’s Best Deals From Around The Internet […]

  • How to Access and Use the Windows C Drive in Linux
    by Christian Cawley on February 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    You’re running Linux on your PC, but you also have Windows installed. It’s a dual boot, but sometimes you’d like to share data between the two operating systems. But something is stopping you: Windows. It seems that Windows 10 is locking the C: drive, leaving you unable to access data in Linux. So what can you do about it? Surprisingly, the solution is quite simple. Why Access Your Windows Data in Linux? Dual booters (specifically those running Windows and Linux on one computer) have a problem that affects Windows 8 and 10. When using the Linux operating system it’s impossible...Read the full article: How to Access and Use the Windows C Drive in Linux […]

  • Why Java Is Less of a Security Risk Now on Windows, Mac, and Linux
    by Ben Stegner on February 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Java, once a vital component of the web, has dropped in popularity over the past several years. Most modern browsers block Java by default, and the majority of home users don’t need to install it anymore. We’ve long heard that Java is the single most insecure piece of software for desktop computers, especially Windows. But is this still true? Let’s dig in and find out. The Historical Problems With Java The main reason that Java has become such a popular target for attack is how widespread it is. Because Java was designed for maximum compatibility, it runs on a host...Read the full article: Why Java Is Less of a Security Risk Now on Windows, Mac, and Linux […]

  • Snapseed Is the Best Photo Editing App for Android
    by Megan Ellis on February 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    As phone cameras become increasingly advanced and platforms like Instagram give ordinary people a huge audience, smartphone photography has become a sought-after skill and the basis for some people’s careers. However, smartphone cameras are only half of the story. To really make your photos stand out, you need to use the right photo-editing apps. Unlike on PC, finding a quality photo-editing app on Android for free is really easy. In fact, there are so many apps on the market that you might not be sure which one to choose. So what is the best Android photo-editing app? And what competition...Read the full article: Snapseed Is the Best Photo Editing App for Android […]

  • The Top Productivity Challenges to Tackle Every Day
    by Anya Zhukova on February 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Do you feel unproductive, did your New Year’s resolutions fail, or have you lost steam? The bad news is, there are no secret tricks to achieve miracle productivity results. But stay with us, because the good news is we can help you. We’ll teach you how to tackle main productivity challenges one by one and equip you with the best tools to do so. Why You Feel Unproductive Was becoming more productive one of your New Year’s resolutions? Maybe you didn’t stick with it. But have you asked yourself why? Often we get a good start and then somehow seem...Read the full article: The Top Productivity Challenges to Tackle Every Day […]

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