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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 21296

For the previous two Windows 10 Dev Channel Insider builds Microsoft has focused mainly on the 'news and interests' feed it's adding to the taskbar. Today's flight, Build 21296, also for the Dev Channel, moves away from that.

The two big changes and improvements here are to the clipboard history, and Storage Spaces.

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Raspberry Pi Pico is a $4 microcontroller for projects

The Raspberry Pi itself is a powerful, low-cost device that can be used for a wide number of tasks, from playing games to learning how to program.

Today, the Raspberry Pi Foundation takes the wraps off Raspberry Pi Pico, a $4 microcontroller designed for physical computing projects. It can be used to control lights, buttons, sensors, motors, and even other microcontrollers.

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Get 'Network Automation Cookbook' ($27.99 value) FREE for a limited time

Network Automation Cookbook is designed to help system administrators, network engineers, and infrastructure automation engineers to centrally manage switches, routers, and other devices in their organization's network.

This book will help you gain hands-on experience in automating enterprise networks and take you through core network automation techniques using the latest version of Ansible and Python.

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Stable Kodi 19 'Matrix' RC build available to download now

For the past couple of months, the next iteration of Kodi -- 19.x 'Matrix' -- has been undergoing beta testing. Although the pre-release versions have been mostly stable and problem free, if you’ve been holding off installing it, then we’ve good news for you.

Today, the popular home theater software moves out of beta, and you can now download and install the release candidate.

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Samsung unveils the Galaxy S21 and S21+ -- its (more) affordable flagship devices

At this year’s Samsung Unpacked event, the South Korean tech giant introduced its latest S Series of flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ sport a new design, advanced processors, and upgraded cameras.

The Galaxy S21 has a light design and compact 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display (2400x1080, 421 ppi) with adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, while the Galaxy S21+ sports an expanded 6.7-inch screen (2400x1080, 394 ppi) and larger battery.

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 21292 with improvements to news and interests on the taskbar

Last week, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21276 to testers on the Dev Channel. The new flight introduced several new features, but the highlight was unquestionably a new 'news and interests' feed on the taskbar.

Today, Microsoft follows up that release with Build 21292, also for Dev Channel Insiders, which comes with a long list of improvements for the new feed feature.

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Get 'Office 365 User Guide' ($23.99 value) FREE for a limited time

Microsoft Office 365 combines the popular Office suite with next-generation cloud computing capabilities. With this user guide, you'll be able to implement its software features for effective business communication and collaboration.

This book begins by providing you with a quick introduction to the user interface (UI) and the most used features of Office 365.

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Creative's Sound Blaster Z SE promises an even better audio experience

Although desktop PCs come with integrated sound and graphics, if you want the best audio and visual performance possible, especially for gaming, then you'll likely need to upgrade your system with new, more powerful hardware. Most gamers will splash the cash on a graphics card, but often don’t bother with a sound card, which is madness as great audio can really enhance the gaming experience.

Creative has been making sound cards for 30 years now, and its latest product, the Sound Blaster Z SE, offers a wealth of great audio features. While its appeal for gamers will be obvious, anyone currently working from home will appreciate the crystal clear sound and audio presets it brings to video conferencing calls.

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Microsoft's new Surface Pro 7+ for Business is aimed at remote workers

CES starts today, and as you might expect from a virtual event taking place in the middle of a pandemic, much of the new hardware being launched there is aimed at commercial and education users working from home.

Case in point is Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 7+ for Business, which is an updated version of the company’s Surface Pro 7 2-in-1 tablet PC with improved internals, better battery life, and optional 4G LTE Advanced for remote working.

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How to quickly view and recover forgotten Wi-Fi passwords in Windows

In order to keep our wireless networks safe from intruders we are encouraged to change our default passwords, replacing them with long, impossible to guess choices. That’s great from a security point of view, but it can be nightmare if you forget or mislay them.

Thankfully, your devices will store the logins for all of the wireless networks you connect to -- including those for hotels, airports and coffee shops -- but it’s not obvious how to view this information.

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 21276 with news and interests on the taskbar

After a brief hiatus for the holidays, Microsoft today rolls out a new Windows 10 preview build for those Insiders in the Dev Channel.

Build 21286 is being offered to all Dev Channel testers and brings with it a major change to the Windows taskbar -- the addition of a 'news and interests' feed.

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Get 'Best Job Ever!: Rethink Your Career, Redefine Rich, Revolutionize Your Life' ($15.00 value) FREE for a limited time

It’s a new year, but is it also time for a new career, or new position in your current field?

Do you love your job? Have you ever loved your job? Whether you're in the wrong career or just lost the passion somewhere along the way, Best Job Ever! gives you a clear action plan with step by step guidance to help you build the career and life you want.

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Get 'Cybersecurity: The Beginner's Guide' ($23.99 value) FREE for a limited time

It's no secret that there is a huge talent gap in the cybersecurity industry. Everyone is talking about it including the prestigious Forbes Magazine, Tech Republic, CSO Online, DarkReading, and SC Magazine, among many others. Additionally, Fortune CEO's like Satya Nadella, McAfee's CEO Chris Young, Cisco's CIO Colin Seward along with organizations like ISSA, research firms like Gartner too shine light on it from time to time.

Cybersecurity: The Beginner's Guide puts together all the possible information with regards to cybersecurity; such as why you should choose it, the need for it, and how can you be part of it and fill the cybersecurity talent gap bit by bit.

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New version of Windows 95 runs on Windows, macOS and Linux, with dedicated builds for ARM-based systems

Windows 95

2020 was the 25th anniversary of Windows 95. I hated that particular operating system when I first used it, but soon came to realize the error of my ways and it introduced many of the features we still use today, including a desktop, taskbar and Start button.

Slack developer Felix Rieseberg released Windows 95 as an Electron app two years ago, updating it shortly afterwards to allow it to run gaming classics like Doom. Now he rolls out a new version which can run on any Windows, Mac or Linux system.

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Forget boring Windows 10, it's Windows Vista: Remastered Edition we want!

People often claim that Microsoft operating systems follow a pattern, with good and bad versions alternating -- Windows 95 (bad), Windows 98 (good), Windows Me (bad), Windows XP (good), Windows Vista (bad), Windows 7 (good), Windows 8.x (bad), and Windows 10 (mostly good).

It’s largely true, although if Windows Vista had been given the same length of life that Windows 10 has enjoyed, there’s a fair chance a good portion of Windows users would still be running it today. Vista wasn’t bad as such, just very unfinished. If the aging OS had a modern makeover, could it win over Windows 10 users? I suspect so. Feast your eyes on the Windows Vista Remastered Edition and make up your own mind.

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