Gears & Gadgets

Windows 10 will chew up another 7GB of disk space to make sure it can update

Enlarge / Windows 10: Doing great things sometimes requires 7GB? Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images The latest Windows 10 Insider build, number 18312, introduces a new feature wherein the operating system reserves a big old chunk of disk space, effectively expanding its on-disk footprint by another 7GB. The storage reservation is to ensure that certain […]

Gears & Gadgets

Report: Microsoft is scrapping Edge, switching to just another Chrome clone

Enlarge Getty / Aurich Windows Central reports that Microsoft is planning to replace its Edge browser, which uses Microsoft’s own EdgeHTML rendering engine and Chakra JavaScript engine, with a new browser built on Chromium, the open source counterpart to Google’s Chrome. The new browser has the codename Anaheim. The report is short on details. The […]

Mobile

Apple’s Q4 2018: $62.9 billion in revenues, another record on iPhone sales

Apple reported its fiscal fourth quarter 2018 financial results today, posting record quarterly revenue of $ 62.9 billion on sales of 46.889 million iPhones, 9.699 million iPads, 5.299 million Macs, and $ 9.981 billion in services. The catchall category “Other Products,” which includes Apple’s wearables, hit a new high of $ 4.234 billion. The company topped both its revenue guidance […]

Gears & Gadgets

Another Windows 0-day flaw has been published on Twitter

https://t.co/1Of8EsOW8z Here’s a low quality bug that is a pain to exploit.. still unpatched. I’m done with all this anyway. Probably going to get into problems because of being broke now.. but whatever. — SandboxEscaper (@SandboxEscaper) October 23, 2018 SandboxEscaper, a researcher who back in August tweeted out a Windows privilege escalation bug, has published […]

Emerging Tech

NASA’s planet hunter satellite gets first hit in its search for another Earth

Relocating is complicated enough when you’re simply moving to a new city. Scientists at NASA have taken property searches up an infinite number of levels, however, as they search for another Earth. NASA’s planet-hunting team turned up a potential relocation candidate on the first pass with a new satellite. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) uses four […]

Gears & Gadgets

EU taking another look at phone chargers because they’re still not standardized

Enlarge / USB Type-C cable and port. USB-IF EU regulators are planning to investigate if there’s a need for a legal mandate to force phone manufacturers to use standard chargers. Should they do so, proprietary chargers—including Apple’s non-standard Lightning connector on its phones—could wind up being prohibited. For the better part of a decade, the […]