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Rich Woods
Rich Woods

Managing Editor for XDA Computing. I've been covering tech from smartphones to PCs since 2013. If you see me at a trade show, come say hi and let me ask you weird questions about why you use the tech you use.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider Preview without Internet Explorer

Once again, Microsoft released this week's Windows 10 Insider Preview build on a Friday. Build 21387 is available in the Dev channel. The most notable thing is that this is the first build to ship without Internet Explorer enabled. Microsoft recently announced dates for when it's killing off Internet Explorer in Windows 10. However, it's not...

Microsoft shows off its vision of future meetings

Every once in a while, Microsoft takes some time to tell the world what it thinks the future will look like. For example, a few years ago at Build, it showed off the future of meetings where intelligent speakers could tell who was speaking and make useful transcriptions. Those intelligent speakers exist today. The firm is...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs ThinkPad X1 Nano: How thin and light can you go?

Weighing in at under two and a half pounds for years now, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has long been the ultra-light ThinkPad. And indeed, it never made compromises to get there. But there's a new champ in town, the ThinkPad X1 Nano, which weighs in at under two pounds. If you're looking for a...

HP announces new OMEN laptops and its new Victus by HP brand for gaming

HP is announcing some new gaming laptops today. Along with a pair of new OMEN laptops, it's announcing a new Victus by HP brand for mainstream gaming. As you'd expect, there's also a monitor in there. The company says that compared to before the pandemic, one in four people are gaming three to four hours...

Internet Explorer support ends for most versions of Windows 10 on July 15, 2022

Internet Explorer support is set to end on June 15, 2022 on most versions of Windows 10. For most people, you might even be surprised to hear that Internet Explorer 11 still exists. However, there are plenty of businesses that not only still use it, but still need it for legacy support. Still, Microsoft has been planning...

Qualcomm shows off a 10-gigabit M.2 5G modem for ACPCs

Earlier this year, Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon X65 and Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF solutions. Indeed, the former is set to be the world's first 10-gigabit 5G modem. We should end up seeing it in devices next year. Now, the company is announcing Snapdragon X65 and Snapdragon X62 M.2 5G modem reference designs. M.2 is a plug-and-play...

Google Chrome is set to fix passwords you’re too lazy to change

If you use Chrome or a variety of other Chromium browsers, you've probably seen a message at some point that your password was involved in some data breach or another. And if you're like many, you just looked for the button to dismiss the notification so you could get on with whatever you actually opened...

Microsoft confirms that Windows 10X is dead

Today, Microsoft released the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, also known as version 21H1. If you want to install it now, you can do that. In the announcement, however, is something unexpected. Microsoft announced that it's not bringing Windows 10X to market in 2021. To be clear, Microsoft never actually says that a product is dead,...

These features are removed or deprecated in the Windows 10 May 2021 Update

Today, Microsoft released the Windows 10 May 2021 Update to non-Insiders. You should be able to get it through Windows Update starting today, or you can get it through the Media Creation Tool. If you're trying to install it, you can check out our guide here. As always, a new feature update comes with new features,...

Windows 10 May 2021 Update now available for everyone

Today, Microsoft is releasing the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, also known as version 21H1, to non-Insiders. That just means that it's opening up to a broader range of people, and you can get it through Windows Update without jumping through any hoops. Right now, the update is being made available to "seekers". In other words,...

How to install the Windows 10 May 2021 Update right now

At the tail end of April, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 version 21H1 is now the Windows 10 May 2021 Update. It became available on May 18. The good news is that if you just can't wait, you can install it right now. First, let's look at what Windows 10 version 21H1 actually is, and...

The Windows 10 May 2021 Update is probably coming out today

If you've been anxiously waiting for the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, there's good news. It's probably going to come out today. A leaked video published by Aggiornamenti Lumia on Twitter shows how to get the update. Windows 10 May 2021 Update https://t.co/YlTSOwsJnb — Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) May 18, 2021 The timing lines up. Last week was Patch...