These WD 10TB My Book and 4TB My Passport deals are so insane we thought they were a mistake

Even if you don’t need any more storage for your PC right now, you might want to consider grabbing one of these Western Digital Amazon deals, since we don’t know how long they will last. Today Amazon is selling WD 10TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive for $80Remove non-product …

Microsoft sets post-retirement patching record with Windows XP fix – 5 years after support ended

Microsoft on Wednesday resurrected Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 long enough to push patches to the long-dead products. It was the first time since 2017 that Microsoft deemed the situation serious enough to warrant a security fix for XP. Windows XP fell off the public support list in April …

Microsoft’s popular Sculpt ergonomic keyboard and mouse bundle hasn’t been this cheap in 2 years

If you spend all your time sitting in front of a computer, a comfortable keyboard and mouse is a crucial investment for your day-to-day sanity and long-term health. It doesn’t have to break the bank, either. Today, the popular Microsoft Sculpt ergonomic desktop wireless keyboard and mouse combo is $80 …

Turn one port into 10 with Amazon’s today-only USB hub and docking station sale

It’s time for another Amazon one-day sale, and this is an awesome one for anybody suffering from a limited port selection on your ultra-light laptop or MacBook. Today, the online retailer is slashing prices on Sabrent USB hubs and a single docking station. This isn’t a huge sale with only …

Supercharge your PC or Mac’s storage with WD’s massive 8TB external drive for $125 today

Running out of storage space sucks, yet modern PCs often come equipped with itty-bitty SSDs that cry “Uncle!” after installing a few games and movies. Today, you can fix the issue by adding a whopping 8TB to your setup without even having to crack open your case. The WD Elements …

We love the ultra-fast, ultra-spacious 1TB Samsung T5 portable SSD, and it’s cheaper than ever

Adding some extra space to your computer can save you from the many frustrations that accompany limited storage, but your options aren’t limited to internal drives that live inside a single system. Today, you can save big on ultra-fast storage that you can slip in your pocket. The 1TB Samsung …

Windows by the numbers: Maybe Windows 7 doesn’t want to retire

Windows 7 will remain a widely-used OS for at least the next half-decade if its predecessor Windows XP serves as even a crude yardstick. Five years ago last month, Microsoft moved Windows XP onto its do-not-support list. The company retired the well-worn operating system on April 8, 2014. Yet even …

Seagate IronWolf 110 2.5-inch SSD: Up to 4TB of NAS storage designed to last, but a lot of cash

While Intel’s Optane SSDs set the standard for longevity ratings by letting you write a ludicrous 18 terabytes for every 1GB of memory on board, there are NAND-based SSDs that will endure beyond the norm. One such drive, Seagate’s new TLC-based IronWolf 110 SSD, is rated for just under 2TBW …

Microsoft Patch Alert: April patches have sharp edges, with several missing, others reappearing

You have to wonder who’s testing this stuff. Admins, in particular, have had a tough month. April brought widespread breakdowns – bluescreens, hangs, very sluggish behavior – to hundreds of thousands of Win7 and 8.1 machines. This wasn’t a “small percentage” kind of event. For some companies, rebooting overnight on …

Second-wave April Windows patches arrive, not with a bang, but a Japanese whimper

Microsoft usually releases patches on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Redmond time. So it came as something of a surprise when we saw the second round of April patches rolling out on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Admins, who have come to expect this kind of erratic …