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Intel's dropping of SGX prevents Ultra HD Blu-Ray playback on PCs

Intel removed the security feature SGX from processors of the 11ths generation and newer generations. Problem is, the feature is one of the requirements to play Ultra HD Blu-Ray discs on computer […]

Handbrake 1.5.1 changes Windows requirements to Windows 10 or 11 and .NET 6

Handbrake 1.5.1, released a day after Handbrake 1.5.0 was released, is a major new release of the open source video transcoder. Among the many changes are new system requirements for the Windows […]

Wi-Fi Certified 6 Release 2 announced: it is not getting easier

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced Wi-Fi Certified 6 Release 2 on January 5, 2022. The new state of the art standard for wireless communication evolves Wi-Fi 6, a standard announced in 2018 and […]

Users claim that Norton 360 antivirus installs a crypto miner on PCs by default

Users claim that Norton 360 antivirus installs a crypto miner on PCs

Over the past month or so, we have seen a rise of bloatware added to Microsoft Edge. If you thought that was bad, wait till you hear this. Norton 360 is installing […]

Widevine Dump: scripts to download from Netflix, Disney+, Amazon and other services

A user on GitHub has published code in several repositories that allows anyone to download video content from several popular streaming platforms, including Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. The repositories, created by […]

The PC Gaming Winter Sales have started on Gog, Steam and Epic Store

Every year, around the 24th of December, PC gaming stores launch week-long (or longer) Winter sales. This year is no exception, and Winter sales have started on many platforms, including Gog, Steam […]

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MediaMonkey 5.02 Final has been released

MediaMonkey 5.02, a new version of the powerful music management software, has been released. New and existing users may download the version from the official website, or by selecting Help > Check […]

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Hands on with the Asus Zenbook 14

I decided to replace my aging Surface Go laptop with another notebook for a number of reasons. While I liked the ultra-portability of the Surface Go device and its keyboard, some of […]

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Xbox Insiders app displays a rating to indicate how games will perform on your computer

Can you run it? Gamers may recognize the phrase, it is the tag line of a popular benchmarking service that determines whether your computer can run a game or not. It's actually […]

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It may be time to upgrade your PC's Memory

In times where smartphones have often more memory installed than desktop PCs, tablets or laptops, it is a good idea to at least think about upgrading RAM. More RAM may improve the […]

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Network Protocol Analyzer Wireshark 3.6 released

Wireshark 3.6 is the latest version of the network protocol analyzer. The program is available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, and the latest version introduces a large number of improvements, […]

Gog, Steam and Epic start Black Friday Game Sales: our top 3 picks

There has been a huge increase in sales in recent years, especially so in gaming. Black Friday game sales have started on many gaming platforms, including Gog, Steam and Epic Games. Here […]

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Winamp is set for a comeback, you can sign-up for the beta now

The official website of Winamp has been updated. It says that a new version is coming. We have heard this before, so if you are a fan of the classic music player, […]

Barbados to Become the First Nation With a Virtual Embassy in the Metaverse

Barbados to Become the First Nation With a Virtual Embassy in the Metaverse

Barbados has announced that they are extending their diplomacy to the virtual world of the metaverse. As the first nation to establish a virtual embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign […]

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What are the top NFT coins? See our list here!

What are NFT coins? With the rapid growth and popularity of NFTs, there are many NFT coins available on the market. NFTs (non-fungible tokens) provide you ownership of any digital artwork, music, […]

What is Big Time NFT game, and why is it so popular

What is Big Time NFT game, and why is it so popular?

Big Time NFT game has become popular amongst NFT sellers and buyers. So, what’s the big deal? Big Time is a multiplayer RPG game where players can join teams, level up their […]

Experimenting the NFT Game – Global brands and the Metaverse Case Study: Crypto Collectibles

What are Crypto Collectibles? Coin collectors say "A coin is not worth anything unless it is rare". Rareness means low production: not a lot of people can collect it. Suppose we could […]

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What crypto investors should know about the infrastructure bill signed by President Biden

Global Crypto Market Cap Falls 7% in the Past 24 Hours As you all know, there has been a lot of uncertainty over the past few months about the cryptocurrency industry. The […]

CryptoGamification What It Is, How It Works And Why It Is So Big

CryptoGamification: What it is, how it works, and how it’s disrupting the gaming industry

The terms NFT and Buy NFT: Google Searches have reached new peaks in the mainstream media. The conversation around NFTs and buying NFTs is becoming more mainstream, and Google searches have reached […]

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Where to buy NFTs? Here are the top marketplaces

NFts are digital assets that act as secure proof for ownership of an item or items in a collection stored on specific blockchain ledgers. An NFT is a non-fungible token that cannot […]

Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade

Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade Enhances Privacy and Security

Bitcoin activated the “Taproot” code upgrade yesterday, November 14, enhancing transactions’ security and privacy. This ensures that transactions occur more efficiently, lower fees, and any-amount transactions will be more secure. Many anticipated […]

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The Usenet: the biggest decentralized discussion network of the world

Free speech and the unhindered exchange of messages and data is something that more and more Internet users want. These values are under constant attack on today's Internet, but there is an […]

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Music Player AIMP has reached version 5.00 final

The Windows music player AIMP has recently been updated to version 5.0 final. We have followed AIMP development here at Ghacks for a long time. Our first tutorials, recording Internet radio with […]

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DRM Games affected by Intel 12th generation processors issue on Windows 10 and 11

Intel published a list of games affected by DRM issues in 12th generation Intel Core processors on devices running Windows 11 and Windows 10 this week. Only Intel's 12th-Gen Alder Lake chips […]

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Steam, Epic Store and GOG Halloween Sales: here are our top picks

All Hallows Eve is almost upon us, and it is sort of a tradition that gaming platforms run Halloween Sales at the time. The sale has started on the platforms Steam, Epic […]

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Bethesda removes Games for Windows Live dependency from Fallout 3 GOTY

Microsoft shut down Games for Windows Live on July 1, 2014. More than seven years later, Bethesda, now a Microsoft-owned company, removed the Games for Windows Live dependency from its Fallout 3 […]

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Should you buy a Microsoft Surface Go 3 device?

Microsoft unveiled new Surface devices this week, including a new Surface Go 3 device. All devices are available for preorder and come with the company's Windows 11 operating system. Surface Go 3 […]

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Steam's new Download Manager and Storage Management features improve usability

Valve released an update for stable versions of the company's Steam gaming platform on September 9, 2021. The update introduces the updated download manager and storage management functionality in stable client versions […]

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Manage, download and convert Audible Audiobooks with OpenAudible

OpenAudible is a cross-platform open source desktop application for managing, downloading and converting Audible audiobooks. Note: a license is required to use most program features. It is available for $16 and includes […]

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Benchmarks indicate big performance improvements in .NET 6

The upcoming next major version of Microsoft .NET, .NET 6, improves performance of many operations significantly according to Microsoft's benchmark tests. A new post on the Dotnet developer blog by Stephen Toub, […]

Game Dashboard integration has been enabled on Android 12

Game Dashboard integration has been enabled on Android 12

The Android 12 Game Dashboard is an exciting feature that a lot of gamers are looking forward to. However, the experience is now being enhanced even further with direct integration to Google’s […]

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Steam's latest update improves the management of downloads

Valve released a new beta update for its Steam gaming client this week that improves the management of downloads significantly. While in beta currently, it usually takes a couple of weeks before […]

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Audacity 3.0.3 introduces error reporting and update checking functionality

A new version of the open source audio editor Audacity has been released. Audacity 3.0.3 introduces support for automatic update checks and error reporting among other new features. Project ownership of Audacity […]

Audacity publishes updated Privacy Policy and an Apology

MuseGroup, the owner of the open source audio editor Audacity, published an updated privacy policy and an apology today. The company became the owner of the Audacity repository back in May 2021 […]

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Nvidia releases first Windows 11 compatible driver

Nvidia has released the first official graphics card driver for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system. The company is second only to Intel, which released a Windows 11 driver last week. Microsoft's […]

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How to enable the new TweetDeck Preview interface in Firefox and Chrome

Twitter has announced a new interface for the popular web app, TweetDeck. The social network says that it is testing the TweetDeck Preview UI by randomly selecting users in the United States, […]

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Open Source video converter Handbrake 1.4.0 released with many changes

The developers of the open source cross-platform video converter Handbrake have released Handbrake 1.4.0 just a moment ago (if you are reading this on July 18, 2021). The new version updates many […]

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Valve unveils Steam Deck, a handheld gaming PC powered by AMD

Valve, the company behind the popular Steam game distribution platform and maker of games like Counter-Strike and Half-Life, have unveiled Steam Deck, a handheld PC designed specifically for gaming. Steam Deck looks […]

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Should you get a regular Nintendo Switch or a Nintendo Switch OLED Model?

Nintendo announced the new Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) yesterday and plans to release it later this year. The new Nintendo console won't replace any of the existing offerings; the regular Nintendo Switch […]

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The best free Audacity Alternatives

Audacity is a popular open source audio editor that is available for Windows, Mac and Linux devices. It is free to use and supports a wide range of editing features. It is […]