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Microsoft releases another Windows 11 preview with just fixes

Today, Microsoft is releasing another Windows 11 Insider Preview build in the Dev channel, and it’s once again pretty boring. Windows 11 build 22463 only contains some modest changes and a list of fixes. Normally, fixes should be celebrated, as it results in a better experience for everyone. The problem is that there’s no value proposition to being...

T-Mobile announces expanded Home Internet availability, focusing on 4 southern states

The self-proclaimed “Uncarrier” announced today that access to T-Mobile Home Internet has been expanded across 51 cities and towns in 4 key southern states. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina are specifically mentioned in the news brief, with T-Mobile stating “the traditional landline ISPs have failed the south”. Nearly 1 million...

YouTube is finally letting some users download videos on the web

Downloading videos from YouTube is pretty easy, though you’ve always had to use third-party software to do it, at least on the web. There’s no shortage of tools to download from YouTube, from sketchy third-party websites to tools based on the popular, open-source youtube-dl project. Now, though, Google is finally offering an official way to download...

Facebook takes on Amazon and Google with the more compact Portal Go

Facebook yesterday introduced two new smart displays — the Portal Go and Portal+ — in a fresh attempt to take on Google’s Nest Hub and Amazon’s Echo Show lineup of smart displays. The Portal Go is the first compact smart display in the Portal series. The main sales pitch of the device is portability; it doesn’t need to be attached to a wall socket...

Hands on: The Surface Pro 8 is the first major redesign of a Surface Pro since 2014

Microsoft’s brand-new Surface Pro 8 features the biggest redesign of the product line since the Surface Pro 3 in 2014, and that’s exactly how Microsoft is billing it. You see, the Surface Pro 3 set the blueprint for Surface as we now know it. Before that, it had a totally different charging port, the pen used a different technology (Wacom), and the...

These are the best deals you can get on the Surface Pro X

Microsoft recently unveiled a Wi-Fi only version of its ARM-based tablet, the Surface Pro X. This will be one of the first devices to ship with Windows 11, and that alone is already fairly exciting. Plus, since it’s Wi-Fi only, you can save some money if you don’t need LTE. That’s about it in terms of what’s new, but if you’ve been waiting for a cheaper...

These are the best places to pre-order a Surface Go 3

The Surface Go family may not be on the bleeding edge of technology, but it’s a great little tablet/laptop for many users. It’s small and lightweight, even compared to other Surface models, and it still provides enough power for all kinds of everyday tasks. Microsoft recently announced the Surface Go 3, a big step up for the lineup, and you can pre-order...

These are the best places to pre-order the Surface Laptop Studio

The Surface Laptop Studio is easily one of the most exciting Surface devices in recent years. Sporting an all-new form compared to other Surface devices, it’s a blend of the Surface Laptop and Surface Studio, but it’s also a replacement for the Surface Book family. Plus, it’s a lot more powerful too. If there’s a device worth getting a pre-order for,...

Android 12’s beautiful wallpaper theming system will go open source in a future release

We’re only a couple of weeks away from the release of Android 12, but it’s important to remember that the rumored October 4th launch date is only for Google’s own Pixel phones. It’ll take weeks, or more likely months, for the update to reach other devices, and when it does, it won’t include every new feature. The most notable feature that’ll be missing...

These are the best places to pre-order the Surface Pro 8

Microsoft recently unveiled the Surface Pro 8 – one of the most exciting Surface devices in a few years – and you can pre-order it now. After sticking with the same general design since the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Pro 8 finally brings some major changes, including a bigger display and Thunderbolt support. If you’ve been waiting for the right time...

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