Windows 10 1809: Microsoft reveals features it’s dropping in October 2018 Update

This article originally appeared on ZDNet. With the Windows 10 October 2018 Update almost ready to ship, Microsoft has announced the features it’s chopping from the next release or no longer developing. What’s Hot at TechRepublic For Windows Insiders there are likely to be few surprises in the list of features being removed from Windows … Read moreWindows 10 1809: Microsoft reveals features it’s dropping in October 2018 Update

Five lessons from Microsoft’s Azure cloud outage

The large public cloud platforms have multiple layers of redundancy, with spare compute, networking, and infrastructure waiting in the wings if disaster strikes. Special Feature The Cloud v. Data Center Decision This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, takes a close look at the current enterprise trends surrounding cloud migrations. So how can … Read moreFive lessons from Microsoft’s Azure cloud outage

Vizio’s first Atmos surround sound system is out now, and it’s surprisingly affordable

Following on from their announcement earlier this year, the first of Vizio’s debut Dolby Atmos soundbars are now available, with the latter two set to follow later this year. Dolby Atmos is the latest audio standard from the cinema giant. It uses an object-based system to make it sound as though action is happening above, … Read moreVizio’s first Atmos surround sound system is out now, and it’s surprisingly affordable

Tech Will Save Us’ new kits let kids harness electromagnetic energy

Moving beyond the larger-than-life Marvel superheroes and mounds of dough TWSU is known for, the focus here is on demystifying resistors and capacitors by incorporating them into accessories that light up everyday objects. The “Light Racer” kit, for instance, lets kids build their own bicycle wheel LED lights in the shape of kick-ass lightning bolts … Read moreTech Will Save Us’ new kits let kids harness electromagnetic energy

How Audi’s Electric E-tron SUV Stacks Up to Its Competitors

Synchronized flashing wristbands. Opulent hors d’oeuvres. Journalists carted across the San Francisco Bay on a fancy boat ride. For Audi, the global unveil of its first fully electric production car, the E-tron SUV, merited a rather groß feier. And the vehicle itself looks quite nice: a 95-kWh battery, good for over 200 miles, and a … Read moreHow Audi’s Electric E-tron SUV Stacks Up to Its Competitors

Vizio’s Dolby Atmos home theater speakers arrive starting at $500

The speakers reflect sound off of the ceiling, making for a more faithful and subtle listening experience. You also get the usual benefits of Dolby Atmos, like sounds that seem to come from a specific place in the room. Vizio said while engineered to please audiophiles, the speakers relatively easy to set up compared to … Read moreVizio’s Dolby Atmos home theater speakers arrive starting at $500

Prime Members Can Save Big on a Fire Tablet, Starting at Just $35

Amazon’s ultra-affordable Fire tablets are no iPads, but they’re pretty damn good for the price, and that’s especially true today. Prime members can currently grab the 7″ model for $35, or the Fire HD 10 for $110. The 10″ tablet includes a 1920×1200 IPS display and stereo speakers, making it a great portable TV for … Read morePrime Members Can Save Big on a Fire Tablet, Starting at Just $35

The sequel to HQ Trivia is a Wheel of Fortune-style word game

Similar to Wheel of Fortune, HQ Words involves deciphering a hidden phrase. Players will be presented with the blanked-out phrase, a clue, and a selection of letters that can be tapped to help complete the puzzle. Each player gets three taps, and will be awarded points for each correct letter selected. Speaking to Digiday, HQ’s … Read moreThe sequel to HQ Trivia is a Wheel of Fortune-style word game

Save Big on Zojirushi Gear, Including a Life-Changing Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker, Today Only

Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    Zojirushi is known for making really good rice cookers and really good water bottles—a totally normal combination of products—and both are on sale in today’s Gold Box. You may be thinking that $125 is a big chunk … Read moreSave Big on Zojirushi Gear, Including a Life-Changing Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker, Today Only

Tesla’s built-in dashcam feature is coming with Autopilot 9

As a response to a tweet asking when the feature will be available, Musk said it’s now going through final testing and will be part of Autopilot’s upcoming major software upgrade. V9, which was supposed to be released in August, will also give the company’s vehicles full autonomous driving features. Good news on this front. … Read moreTesla’s built-in dashcam feature is coming with Autopilot 9