It's that wonderful day of the year where everyone in companies small and large shower their sysadmins with praise and gifts... Maybe. Tell us how your company recognized your work today!
...of Microsoft mobiles, Apple's sales slide, and Windows 10 anticipation
Xbox One Summer Update now available with Cortana, background music, and more
Expanding mobile photography with Aukey's wide-angle lenses
The Vimtag P1: A great home monitoring cam with a few kinks
Have you upgraded your Windows 7 or 8.1 PC to Windows 10 yet?
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In a case that has lasted for over six years, Oracle is still trying to convince the courts that Google stole their Java code and that the company has damages in excess of $9 billion dollars.
With the proven success of the Microsoft Surface Pro, other vendors are now coming out with their interpretations of a hybrid laptop/tablet. Dell gave us the XPS 12 and we show you how it stacks up.
If you're in the market for a NAS device, should you put the QNAP TS-451+ on your shortlist? We explore not only performance, but features such as an integrated HDMI port, to see how it stacks up.
If you want one of the best gaming rigs available and have a bank account to support it, you owe it to yourself to check out the Digital Storm Aura that can be decked out with 10 cores and 32G of RAM.
Today at the Secure360 conference in Minnesota, Brian Krebs shared his thoughts on enterprise security, both current as well as what he sees for the future of the industry.
We take a look at Dell's latest offering, the XPS 12, and see how it compares to Microsoft's Surface Pro line. Can this be a replacement at home or in the enterprise, or should you look elsewhere?
You read the Aliens pinball review. You watched with envy as your Xbox One-owning friends entered (and maybe won!) the Aliens table for their console. Now it's your turn: Enter to win for Windows 10!
Want to help Ripley defeat the Aliens on LV-426? How about helping Predator destroy every creature it can find? Or maybe assist Ellen Ripley's daughter escape? If so, enter to win an Xbox One code!
To celebrate Alien Day on Tuesday, April 26th, Zen Studios is releasing three new pinball tables that relate to the Alien universe: Aliens Pinball, Alien vs. Predator, and Alien: Isolation.
Internet voting on a name for the Natural Environment Research Council's new £200m research ship is complete and the winning name is Boaty McBoatface. It's questionable whether the name will stick.
With the rousing success of Amazon Echo (commonly named Alexa), the company has come back with a new but similar product. Named Dot, it claims to be just like Echo, only smaller, so we'll test it out.
World Backup Day is a way to remind everyone to ensure you have extra copies of your documents, images, and more so that if a piece of hardware or an Internet service disappear, you won't lose it all.
Today, Synology released a major update to their popular DSM operating system for NAS devices, adding many new features and functionality. Best of all, the update is free.
Synology is refreshing their NAS line for 2016, and the latest makeover is the DS216j, a two disk home-use storage device for those who want to store files and stream multimedia
Synology isn't just for storage anymore: The company has released the RT1900ac Wireless dual band gigabit router. Does it expand their great products into networking or should they stick with NAS?
The release date for the HoloLens Development Edition was apparently accidentally released today. It looks like very soon you'll be able to have your very own augmented reality device.
Imagine watching the Superbowl and seeing Cam Newton enter your living room, highlighting a throw he just made in the game. That's part of the NFL's vision for the future of sports and HoloLens.
Today we present a review of Synology's latest NAS offering, the DS716+, a two-disk device that runs DSM and promises to give you a safe place to store files and access them from anywhere in the world
Reddit announced that they are finally focusing on mobile, releasing a beta app on Android today and following up with an iOS app in the very near future. No sign of Windows Mobile 10 though.
Microsoft has a bit of egg on its face as the NFL had some Surface issues during the AFC's championship game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos, leading to the hashtag #SurfaceGate
Nexia has announced that they will be integrating with Amazon Echo in Q1, 2016, allowing customers to control automations in their house by simply talking to the device.
Microsoft is working on a new super-secret project that's codenamed Beihai. The project is being run by Kudo Tsunoda, but not much is known about what the project actually entails.
The EFF has done some research and determined that T-Mobile is throttling video traffic with their "Binge On" service in direct opposition to the United States' Net Neutrality rules passed in 2015.
To celebrate the launch of the Steam Machine, we're giving away a Steam code for every game Valve has ever made, or will ever produce... including Half-Life 3 - if it's ever released in the future!
The OPM data breach impacted over 22 million federal employees. The US government is attempting to notify everyone who was impacted, but can't seem to locate over 1.5 million people.
Neowin continues the holiday spirit with another giveaway, this time for a Mionix Castor gaming mouse. Enter to win and you can begin fragging your opponents in style by the end of the year!
Synology continues upgrading their product line for the new year with the announcement of the DS216, an update to the popular DS214 device released a couple of years ago.
Alienware sent us a pre-release Steam Machine to start running through the paces ahead of the release date. After using it for the past two weeks, we look at the strengths and weaknesses of the device
Dell will be releasing Steam Machine on November 10th, and they sent Neowin a unit to review ahead of the launch. Until then, enjoy some quick impressions and photos of the box.
Today we take a look at the Mionix Castor gaming mouse to help you determine if it's something you should add to your gaming rig in order to rack up those achievements, or if you should keep looking.
If you think the theft of millions of customer data records is bad, I suspect that you'll be longing for the "good ol' days" in the near future when the bad guys start changing customer data instead.
Zen Studios is releasing their latest pinball pack, entitled Balls of Glory, on Tuesday and to celebrate we're giving away a Steam code to one of our lucky readers.
Zen Studios has released another 4-pack of pinball tables covering many of Fox's popular animated titles. Are these balls fun (giggity!) or boring (that's why we can't have nice things!)?
Synology is launching a long-term beta of DSM 6.0, a complete revamp of their OS. Some of the new features are virtualization with Docker, 4k video transcoding, and even Apple Watch support.
If you're interested in a keyboard with keys that can be customized to glow any color you want, should the Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum should be on your short list of products? Let's find out!
Systema Software host their solutions on Amazon Web Services, but due to a slight mistake, they accidentally posted over 1.5 million health records on a publicly available subdomain of their website.
An obscure bug in Google Chrome allows users to crash the web browser with only 16 characters. While probably not a security concern, it's something to be aware of on unscrupulous websites.
After upgrading the HP EliteBook 1020 to Windows 10, we ran it through the normal gauntlet of benchmarks to see if there was performance difference, and we'll share the results with you now.
After spending a few months with the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1, I give my impressions of HP's latest Ultrabook. How does it stack up against the competition and should you consider buying one?
Everyone else has a day, so why shouldn't a sysadmin? From all of us at Neowin, we wish all of the admins a very happy and special sysadmin day, even if your own employer doesn't recognize you.
This must be the weekend of issues, and while Neowin's forums may be unavailable, all of Xbox Live is currently offline for gamers. While we don't know the cause, we'll be looking for the fix.
Are you the creative type who wants to make your own game? If so, you're in luck as the latest Humble Bundle consists of many apps that let you design and build your own gaming worlds.
Why is the Xbox's key color green? What's the history of the Duke controller? What about that Red Ring of Death? Learn all this and more in a conversation with the former Xbox leaders.
One unique device we saw at SXSW was a VR headset that not only tracked your head movement, but also your eyes, knowing exactly what you were looking at. The Kickstarter is available now.
What do you get when you combine a great pinball engine with one of the most charismatic and fun games in history? You get Portal Pinball on Pinball FX2, a quirky and entertaining table.
In a surprising turn of events, Microsoft's PowerShell team announced that the company will begin incorporating OpenSSH into Windows, in addition to contributing back to the Open Source project.
The long-awaited next release of the Fallout series appears to be on the way. A countdown indicates more information will be available tomorrow, and we're guessing a demo will be shown at E3.
A vulnerability in the way Apple's core operating system handles unicode characters allows an attacker to send a specially crafted message that can automatically reboot any Apple product.
Who needs silicon when you have wood? Researchers in the United States and China have discovered a way to put their CPUs on wood, greatly reducing the material cost and chemicals within a CPU.