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'Phat' PS3 Owners Have Until April 15 to Claim $65

It's been nearly 12 years since Sony first unveiled the PlayStation 3 to the masses. The original console was surprisingly heavy and very bulky, which resulted in it being called the "phat" PS3. It also included the ability to install an alternative operating system (Linux or Unix-based) alongside the main PS3 software. That was nice of Sony, but ultimately became a decision they would...

Microsoft tries forcing Mail users to open links in Edge, and people are freaking out

Right now, the fall 2018 edition of Windows 10 will open links within email via Microsoft Edge—and boy, are some people mad.  Windows 10 Build 17623, part of the “Skip Ahead” track that will debut in the “Redstone 5” release in the fall, will begin testing a change that will make Edge the default browser for reading email links, Microsoft said Friday. The decision isn’t final,...

AMD allegedly has its own Spectre-like security flaws

Researchers say they've discovered critical security flaws in AMD chips that could allow attackers to access sensitive data from highly guarded processors across millions of devices. Particularly worrisome is the fact that the alleged vulnerabilities lie in what's designed to be the secure part of the processors -- typically where your device stores sensitive data like passwords and...

Microsoft expands Spectre, Meltdown patches to include Windows 7/8.1, more Intel chips

Microsoft said Tuesday that it has expanded its ongoing efforts to patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in two directions: by providing patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and archiving microcode patches for Intel's Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake chips. To address Meltdown and Spectre, PC owners need patches for both the operating system and the processor on their...

A top Microsoft exec confirms that it's killing the newest version of Windows 10 — but that's not the whole story

Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows Joe Belfiore confirmed this week on Twitter that the company is indeed discontinuing Windows 10 S— the latest version of its flagship operating system, released in mid-2017. On Wednesday, he posted a blog entry elaborating on his comments. The blog entry confirms earlier reporting by Microsoft blogger Brad Sams, indicating that all versions of Windows...

Amazon Prime gets another discount, this time for Medicaid recipients

Amazon Prime is a great service for anyone who regularly does their shopping online, but at $11 a month or $99 per year (if you’re willing to drop that much all at once), it can be an expensive extra. Amazon already offers a few discounts for Prime, such as ones to students and those receiving government assistance in the form of EBT benefits, but today it’s adding a new one. If you...