Microsoft is adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10

Microsoft has been steadily making Windows 10 a lot more developer friendly, adding the bash command line, alongside Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora Linux distributions. The software giant is now adding a native OpenSSH client to Windows 10. It’s available immediately as a beta option in the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, and it’s easy to enable. TechCrunch reports that the… Read More »

Windows 10 tip: How to disable unwanted startup programs

Every time you start your PC, Windows checks in more than a dozen places to see if you (or, more likely, some program you installed) has specified that a program should start automatically. Those auto-start programs can run as a result of entries in the Windows registry, scheduled tasks, Group Policy settings, even the ancient Win.ini file. Most… Read More »

Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Windows 7’s security rollups, the most comprehensive of the fixes it pushes out each Patch Tuesday, have almost doubled in size since Microsoft revamped the veteran operating system’s update regimen last year. According to Microsoft’s own data, what it calls the “Security Quality Monthly Rollup” (rollup from here on) grew by more than 70% within the first dozen issued… Read More »

Microsoft Takes Path Less Traveled to Build a Quantum Computer

In the race to commercialise a new type of powerful computer, Microsoft has just pulled up to the starting line with a slick-looking set of wheels. There’s just one problem: it doesn’t have an engine – at least not yet. The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant is competing with Google, IBM Corp., and a clutch of small, specialized companies to develop quantum computers… Read More »

HP to Sell 3D Printers in India From Early Next Year

After sensing tremendous opportunities in both commercial and industrial 3D printing in India, global PC and printer major HP on Friday announced to start selling its Next-Gen 3D printers in the country by early next year. According to Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP Inc India, the company is in discussions with various industry stakeholders to help them begin 3D printing in India.… Read More »

Intel Launches 6 New Processors Across Pentium Silver and Celeron Ranges

Chipmaker Intel on Tuesday launched new processors branded Pentium Silver and Celeron, which are based on an architecture codenamed ‘Gemini Lake’ and are engineered for affordable PCs. The company has launched six new models for desktops and laptops. First up are the Pentium Silver J5005 and N5000 for desktops and laptops respectively. Both are quad-core CPUs and feature integrated Intel… Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Take a Month of Parental Leave in December

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s taking parental leave this month to spend more time with his daughters. Zuckerberg said on Facebook and Instagram over the weekend that “you’ll hear from me a little less” during this time. Facebook offers four months of paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers – generous for corporate America, although some tech companies offer more. The… Read More »

Facebook India Year in Review 2017: Baahubali 2 the Most Discussed Topic of the Year

Facebook India on Wednesday shared its Year in Review 2017 list, sharing the top single-day moments or most-discussed trends. Separately, starting Wednesday, users across the world will be able to see their own Year in Review video, which puts together special moments over the past year. A global Year in Review 2017 list was also released. The blockbuster epic Baahubali 2:… Read More »

Even though Islam gives rights to transgender people, they are oppressed: Kashmir scholar Aijaz Bund

Transgenders Abdul Rashid, left, and Shabnam Subhan at the book launch | Aijaz Bund The government thinks there are only males and females in Kashmir, Shabnam Subhan, a transgender Kashmiri, told a gathering of academics, journalists and civil society figures in Srinagar. “No one cares about us, as if we don’t exist,” he said. Transgender Kashmiris speaking publicly about… Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5A to Go on Sale in India for the First Time Today: What You Should Know

Xiaomi Redmi 5A, the latest entry-level smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, will go on sale in India on Thursday for the first time today. To recall, the Redmi 5A (Review) was launched in the country last week, and will be available to buy via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores starting 12pm IST. While no specific launch offers were detailed by Xiaomi,… Read More »