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Microsoft finally admits that its malware-style Get Windows 10 upgrade campaign went too far

Update: An earlier version of this story reported that Capossela was interviewed by Softpedia. While Softpedia was reported elsewhere as originating the story, the actual interview was done by Windows Weekly. ExtremeTech regrets the error. From mid-2015 to 2016, Microsoft ...

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Windows 10’s free upgrade expires very soon and you really ought to download it

As of this writing, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ends in just a few hours — and with that time ticking away, I’d formally recommend taking advantage of it with the above link. That might seem surprising, given our own ...

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Developer claims PS4K upgrade ‘absolutely’ necessary for VR, slams PS4’s performance

One of the consistent claims about the rumored PS4K upgrade is that Sony has absolutely mandated backwards compatibility. Developers are supposed to target both the PS4 and PlayStation 4K / PlayStation Neo, but they aren’t allowed to introduce features or ...

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Microsoft will adjust malware-like upgrade policy for Windows 10 following outcry

For most of the past year, Microsoft has largely refused to change controversial Windows 10 policies, no matter how unhappy a vocal minority of users were over the company’s new strategy. Telemetry tracking, mandatory updates that combine security and non-security ...

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How to back up and upgrade your PS4’s hard drive

Running out of disk space on your PS4 with those monthly PlayStation Plus releases? Maybe those long load times are slowly eating away at your sanity. That tiny, slow drive that comes standard with the PS4 leads to nothing but ...

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Why you’re better off waiting a few more months to upgrade your GPU

Yesterday, Nvidia took the wraps off its high-end GP100 GPU and gave us a look at what its top-end HPC configuration would look like come Q1 2017. While this new card is explicitly aimed at the scientific computing market and ...

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Giants FA Preview: Reese has resources to upgrade roster

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images Sean Smith is an option at cornerback during free agency for the Giants. He’s never had to pull off a roster miracle before. But that’s exactly what Jerry Reese is counting on right now. After guiding the ...

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How much RAM do you need, should you upgrade it, and will it speed up your PC?

Share This article Welcome to ExtremeTech’s comprehensive RAM guide, in which we’ll answer a broad range of questions related to how much system RAM you need these days, whether or not it’s worth it to upgrade older systems, and whether ...

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Oculus CEO hopes Rift spurs gamers to upgrade their ‘crappy PCs’

Share This article The CEO of Oculus, Palmer Lucky, did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) yesterday, where he touched on several interesting topics — including some much-needed clarification on how the Oculus Store will function, and the future of ...

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Should you upgrade to a wireless Xbox One controller on your gaming PC?

Share This article Nearly two years after the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft has finally gotten around to releasing a USB dongle that allows for its controller to be used wirelessly with Windows PCs. So, is it finally time ...

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