Chrome OS Set to Get Touch-Friendly Controls in Upcoming Redesign

August 19, 2017

Chrome OS on Chromebooks was initially not designed as a touch-friendly interface but after the introduction of support for Google Play apps, things were bound to change. It now seems like the operating system might soon receive a design overhaul that would focus primarily on support for touch-based controls. A new video, shared by Google Chromium Happiness Evangelist Francois Beaufort, shows an app drawer just like Android with Google Search bar and some app icons that can be launched with a…

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Windows 10 Updates Are Failing on Some PCs, Leaving Them at Risk

August 19, 2017

Owners of computers based on Intel’s Clover Trail generation of Atom processors, released between late 2012 and mid-2013, are reportedly finding that they are unable to install the Windows 10 Creators’ Update, also known as Windows 10 v1703. Users have reported seeing a message saying “Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC” when trying to complete the Windows 10 update process. An error code displayed with the message points users to a note…

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Lenovo India Says Gaming PCs, Convertibles Will Drive Near-Term Growth

August 19, 2017

The note ban did have a slight impact on the adoption of technology and purchasing trends in the country but that phase is now over and gaming PCs, along with convertible laptops, will drive the next level of growth in the personal computers’ space, a top Lenovo India executive has stressed. Saying that demonetisation cooled down the demand for PCs in India, market research firm Gartner said earlier this week that worldwide PC shipments…

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Windows Bug Bounty Program Announced With Payouts Up to $250,000

August 19, 2017

To ensure Windows 10 is secure and bug-free, Microsoft has announced a fresh round of Windows Bounty Programme that will reward the bug finders up to $250,000 (roughly Rs. 1.6 crores) if they are able to discover exploits in Microsoft’s Hyper V virtualisation software. Bounty payouts will range from $500 to $250,000. Microsoft has been running the bounty programme since 2012 but the company is expanding it to cover more ground in Windows…

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Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop With 16GB RAM Launched in India: Price, Specifications

August 19, 2017

Acer on Monday launched its Nitro 5 gaming laptop with seventh-generation Intel core processors in India at a starting price of Rs. 75,990. The new Acer laptop is already available for purchase in the country from Flipkart as well as Acer Stores. The laptop has been built with the gaming in mind, it features a cooling system that helps keep the laptop’s temperature under control despite providing intense performance, the company said. The…

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Acer Launches Chromebook 11 C771 Laptop With Rugged Body and Sixth-Gen Intel Processors

August 19, 2017

Acer on Wednesday launched its Chromebook 11 C771 laptop with sixth-gen Intel Core and Celeron processors that should deliver improved performance in comparison to some of the other Chromebooks available on the market. Notably, the new Chromebook 11 C771 laptop comes with a rugged body that has been tested for durability. The Chromebook 11 C771 laptop comes with an 11.6-inch HD (768×1366 pixels) IPS display with both a touchscreen and non-touchscreen variant. The…

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Microsoft Surface Devices Fail on Reliability, Finds Consumer Reports Survey

August 19, 2017

The breakage rate for Microsoft’s Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers’ laptops and tablets, Consumer Reports said, adding that it was removing its “recommended” designation for Surface products. The non-profit publication surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners and found that an estimated 25 percent of those with Microsoft Surface devices would be presented with “problems by the end of the second year of ownership,” according to a study published on Thursday….

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Asus ROG Zephyrus Gaming Laptop With GeForce GTX 1080 Launched in India: Price, Specifications

August 19, 2017

Earlier this year, Asus launched its Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) Zephyrus gaming laptop and described it as the “world’s slimmest gaming laptop with [an] Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080.” Now, the company has finally launched the laptop in India and priced it at Rs. 2,99,999 for the country. Notably, the laptop comes with seventh-generation Intel Core i7 (Kaby Lake) processor and as mentioned earlier, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. Before moving on to the…

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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop Launched in India Starting Rs. 1,29,999

August 19, 2017

After first unveiling it at an event in New York earlier this year, Acer has now launched the Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop in India. The laptop is priced starting at Rs. 1,29,999 and is now available to buy exclusively on Flipkart. Announced first during the [email protected] global press conference in New York, the laptop features the company’s new AeroBlade 3D metal blade fans which is said to increase airflow by…

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Crackdown 3 Release Date Pushed Back to Spring 2018

August 18, 2017

Open-world action-adventure Crackdown 3 is not going to be out at the same time as the Xbox One X. Slated for a November 7 release date, the game for Xbox One, Xbox One X, and Windows 10 has been pushed back to next year. “Crackdown 3 is a hugely ambitious game and we want to ensure we deliver the right experiences all the way through every part of the game, whether that’s campaign, co-op multiplayer or our…

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