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What to Expect for Microsoft and your PC in 2014

Jan 4th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

What to Expect for Microsoft and your PC in 2014

It’s officially 2014, and that means everybody and their dog is making futuristic predictions about the industry. So what can we expect from the tech industry in 2014 and beyond? What big moves is Microsoft going to pull – if any? Today, we’re going to see if we can predict the future with our top predictions for this year: Windows 8.2 Windows 8 was bad. Windows 8.1 was slightly better.

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World’s First 3K Gaming Laptop Has Been Released

Dec 9th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

World’s First 3K Gaming Laptop Has Been Released

High Definition gaming was cool for a while. But today, the latest smartphones have full HD resolutions. It’s nothing special anymore, which is why many gamers have bumped up to 2560x1600 on 30 inch screens. Up until now, resolutions this high have only been supported on external monitors. But one PC manufacturer has now released a 3K gaming laptop alongside a 3K mobile workstation. These lap

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Some Guy Builds GTX 690 GPU Out of Lego

Dec 8th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Some Guy Builds GTX 690 GPU Out of Lego

The GTX 690 is one of the most powerful graphics cards available on the market today. It’s a popular card that has enough guts to run just about any of today’s games at their maximum specs. And one gamer was so in love with his GTX 690 that he decided to make a massive Lego replica of the card. 23 year old GTX 690 user and self-described Nvidia superfan Xiaosheng Li designed the model and b

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Want to Make $100,000 Online? Participate in Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Bug Bounty Program

Oct 31st 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Want to Make $100,000 Online? Participate in Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Bug Bounty Program

More and more tech companies are using bounty programs to eliminate dangerous security flaws in their software. Bounty programs reward people for discovering software flaws. Google was the first major company to fuel the bug bounty program and now it seems that most software companies offer at least some type of incentive. Google generally pays between $1,000 and $10,000 for security flaws d

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Will Retire Within the Next Year After 33 Years at the Company

Aug 23rd 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Will Retire Within the Next Year After 33 Years at the Company

Shocking news today from Redmond, Washington: Steve Ballmer is retiring. Ballmer sent out a letter to his employees stating his desire to retire within the next 12 months. Ballmer will retire when a successor is chosen. Ballmer, who joined Microsoft in 1980, was the company’s 30th employee. Today, Microsoft employs nearly 100,000 people around the world. The company was worth $7.5 million whe

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PC Sales Drop for 5th Quarter in a Row for First Time in History

Jul 11th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

PC Sales Drop for 5th Quarter in a Row for First Time in History

According to the latest reports, PC sales are on their longest sales slump in history. For the first time ever, PC sales dropped for five quarters in a row, marking their longest drop in history and suggesting trouble for PC manufacturers like Lenovo, Acer, and Asus. That news comes from industry statistics expert Gartner, which revealed that sales in Q2 2013 contracted a further 10.9% to 76 mi

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Why Is Airplane Wi-Fi So Slow? Blame the FCC

May 22nd 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Why Is Airplane Wi-Fi So Slow? Blame the FCC

If you’ve been on a long-haul flight lately, then you may have noticed that in-flight Wi-Fi service is becoming more and more common. But after you pay your extra $10 to $30 for in-flight Wi-Fi, you may be disappointed to realize just how slow that connection can be. Why is airplane Wi-Fi so slow? Well, don’t blame the airline: it’s not like the flight attendants are standing up at the fr

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A Whopping 41% of all Windows 8 Licenses Sold Have Not Been Activated

May 21st 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

A Whopping 41% of all Windows 8 Licenses Sold Have Not Been Activated

Microsoft started this week with some extremely happy news: just six months after its release, Microsoft had sold its 100 millionth copy of Windows 8. But then some techies had to spoil Microsoft’s party with some bad news. That bringer of bad news was Moor Insights & Strategy and principal analyst Patrick Moorhead, who started looking into that 100 million sales number a little more thor

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Caesars Palace Casino Bans Google Glass Wearers

May 16th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Caesars Palace Casino Bans Google Glass Wearers

Google Glass has the potential to do a lot of cool things to the world. But here’s one thing Google Glass won’t help you do: cheat in casinos. Caesars Palace in Las Vegas recently told TechHive.com that Google Glass wearers would be swiftly kicked off the premises if they tried to enter the casino: “Gaming regulations prohibit the use of computers or recording devices by persons who ar

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5 Things that Modern Technology Is Making Disappear

May 7th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

5 Things that Modern Technology Is Making Disappear

Everybody in this world is impacted by modern technology every day. Whether you live in the hub of Silicon Valley or in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest, modern technology impacts us all. Just how much of an impact is modern technology having on our lives? Well, it’s making certain things completely disappear. Here are 5 things that are dying out thanks to the advances of modern technolo

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