Chromebook Demand Falling as COVID Vaccination Increases

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread economic disruption and forced changes to the way many of us work and learn, but it’s been a boon for Chromebook sales. A new report from TrendForce suggests the good times are coming to an end for those Google-powered laptops. Windows demand should be…

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Firefox 91 Circumvents Windows Browser Default Protections

Most people have probably used Microsoft’s Edge browser, but the majority of them are probably only doing so to download another browser. Microsoft doesn’t make it particularly easy to switch the defaults in Windows 10, and Windows 11 is set to make it even harder. Mozilla has apparently had enough.…

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How to Install Windows 10 in a Virtual Machine

There are a lot of practical reasons to set up an OS like Windows 10 in a VM rather than using it as a native installation. If you have to deal with files you can’t trust, need to test multiple OS installations on the same system, or need access to…

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Google’s Spectre Fix Increases Chrome RAM Usage by 10 Percent

Most vulnerabilities in modern computer systems are patched without any noticeable impact for end users. That’s not necessarily the case with Meltdown and Spectre, which strike at the very heart of microprocessors functionality. A new round of Spectre flaws have appeared, but Google is in the process of adding functionality…

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Google Celebrates 10 Years of Chrome OS With New Features

Google launched Chrome OS a decade ago with a device you couldn’t even buy called the CR48. Now, you can get Chrome OS laptops from numerous manufacturers for a pittance, and they’re selling better than Apple computers. Google is celebrating 10 years of Chrome OS with the launch of version…

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Qualcomm Completes Nuvia Acquisition, Aims for Laptops

Qualcomm announced it has completed its acquisition of Nuvia, the CPU design company that broke cover last year with claims its architectures would outperform both Apple and x86. Here’s what those claims looked like when we covered them at the time: Nuvia’s projected performance per watt suggested it could seriously…

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