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Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February

Microsoft next month will stop issuing detailed security bulletins, which for nearly 20 years have provided individual users and IT professionals information about vulnerabilities and their patches.   One patching expert crossed his fingers that Microsoft would make good on its pledge to publish the same information when it switches to a new online database. "I'm on the fence right now," said...

Meet Opera Neon, Opera's radical vision for the future of web browsers

Hardware vendors sometimes publicize their visions of the future. So do automakers. Now Opera Software is getting into the game with Neon, the company’s first concept browser.   Opera’s new Neon browser for Macs and Windows PCs isn’t game-changing—in fact, rather than a “concept,” it feels more like applying a fresh coat of paint. But Opera also succeeds in paring down the browsing...

Microsoft’s dropped a huge Windows 10 Preview Build 15002 ahead of the Creators Update

Windows 10's Creators Update is due early this year, and Microsoft served up what you might call a hearty appetizer Monday morning: its massive Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002, with so many improvements that we’ve broken out the back-end ones, which include pauseable updates, app throttling and even a new Green Screen of Death, into a separate article.   Build 15002 is being released...

Irssi Open-Source Terminal-Based IRC Client Hits 1.0 Milestone After 18 Years

We bet you did not see that coming, but the Irssi team proudly announced today, January 5, 2017, the availability of Irssi 1.0.0, the newest stable series of the popular, open-source terminal-based IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for UNIX systems.   And it's clearly not a coincidence to release the 1.0 milestone now as Irssi has been in development since January 1999, during which it received...

Gamers Can Soon Also Use The Steam Controller Interface For Xbox Controllers: Great Move, Valve

The latest client update for Steam, which is currently available in beta version, enables the interface of the Steam Controller to work with Xbox controllers.   This move by Valve expands the capabilities of the software component of the Steam Controller, heading toward a future wherein gamers can use any controller of their choice for all games on the platform. Steam Client Update Adds Xbox...

3 reasons Hulu's under-$40-a-month cable TV competitor could be a major hit

On Wednesday, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins revealed a bunch of details about the company's upcoming live TV service, a cable TV competitor that he said would cost under $40 a month.   Hulu's live product will work much like a regular cable or satellite TV package, except that it will be delivered over the internet to your smart TV, phone, tablet, and so on.   The big question was whether Hulu's...