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Germany has to pay Microsoft for failing to upgrade from Windows 7

Last winter, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 would reach its end-of-life on January 14th, 2020. In other words, the company will not be releasing any updates for the operating system — even crucial security patches — after that date. The public had nearly a year to make the move to Windows 10, but Germany’s government didn’t upgrade in time. According to German…
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Microsoft ends support for Windows 7: What you need to know

Microsoft’s support for Windows 7 ends today. This is by design: Microsoft provides at least a decade of support for its operating systems, split into two distinct types. Windows 7, the successor to Windows Vista, hit RTM status on July 22, 2009 and general availability on October 22, 2009. Microsoft thus supported Windows 7 for just over its minimum 10 years. That includes a service pack (in…
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Apple's next MacBook upgrades could be coming soon

Last year’s 16-inch MacBook Pro felt a bit like a return to form. While the latest iteration of Apple’s flagship laptop didn’t address the love-it-or-hate-it (but mostly hate-it) Touch Bar and an obnoxious lack of connectivity, it did have a much better…
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Thermaltake's latest gaming headset works with Alexa and Razer Chroma

Thermaltake just introduced a gaming headset that’s as much about showing off as it chatting with your gaming buddies. The Riing Pro RGB 7.1 steps up the competition against rival headsets with two-zone lighting you can control with both Alexa and Razer’s Chroma system. You’ll need a separate Alexa-ready device or Razer’s Synapse software to make those respective features…
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Razer embraces 5G with its Sila home router concept

Turns out, not even Razer is immune to the hype surrounding 5G right now. In addition to its tiny, modular Tomahawk desktop, the company also revealed today it’s been working on a home 5G router thanks to a little help (otherwise known as “some grant…
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Razer built a compact modular gaming PC around Intel's new NUC

A bit earlier this week, Intel gave us an early look at its NUC 9 Extreme, the latest in a long and fascinating line of super-compact PCs. It’s bigger than the NUCs (or Next Units of Computing) we’ve seen in the past, but that extra size means this is the first NUC to play nice with unlocked Core i9 CPUs and full-sized graphics cards. As it happens, that sort of performance and…
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