First Click: How old is your computer?

Yesterday my colleague Sam Byford beefed about Apple’s habit of selling outdated laptops and desktops, some of which haven’t had spec bumps in years despite the availability of faster components like CPUs and GPUs. That got me to wondering: how old is your primary laptop or desktop computer? There was a …

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Microsoft says it has two big Windows 10 updates planned for 2017

Microsoft only started rolling out Windows 10’s Anniversary Update this week, but it’s already discussing future updates for the operating system. A new blog post detailing update changes for IT professionals sheds some light on Microsoft’s plans for Windows 10. “This will be our last feature update for 2016, with two additional …

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Firefox test shows you archived pages instead of 404s

Mozilla’s Firefox may be lagging behind Chrome and Internet Explorer in market share, but it promises something those two browsers don’t — no more 404s. Mozilla launched a new project on its Test Pilot platform this week that replaces missing web pages with archived entries for the site in question, giving users …

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This is Amazon’s first Prime Air plane

SEATTLE — Amazon is shipping enough packages across the U.S. that it is starting to need its own planes. Now we know what they look like. At a media event Thursday (Aug. 4) in Seattle, Amazon took the wraps off its first “Prime Air” branded plane, a Boeing 767 owned …

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