Windows 10: Upgrade time is here now that Windows 7 support is over -- what you need to know

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The day has finally come: Microsoft support for Windows 7 has officially ended.Keep reading for everything you need to know about the end of Windows 7 support, and how to make the switch to Windows 10 for free.

Tesla is the most valuable US car maker of all time

A surge in the value of Tesla’s shares has seen the company become the most valuable American car maker of all time.5bn) Tesla has beaten Ford’s 1999 record of $80.

Last-minute deals 2019: what to buy in time for Christmas

Major US retailers still have major sales going on this week, including Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy and Target.This list of the best last-minute deals before Christmas (and, key, all shipping in time for December 25), means you will have something to gift for the holidays.

Arturia’s new Rev Plate-140 reverb plugin is totally free, but only for a limited time


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Arturia is getting into the festive spirit by giving you a free plugin, Rev Plate-140, that emulates the classic EMT 140 reverb.Released in 1957, this plate reverb quickly became a studio essential, and now you can have a “circuit accurate” emulation of it in your DAW for nothing.

On sale today at Best Buy: Big discounts and shipping in time for Christmas

Also still in stock and on sale at Best Buy: The new 10.And Best Buy has now caught up with Walmart, offering the Xbox One S bundled with Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition at its all-time low price, $199.

Windows 7 dies in a month's time: How to move from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Buy a new Windows 10 PC and migrate your existing files over to the new machine.If you have a Windows 7 PC, simply visit the Windows 10 download page, and download the upgrade tool onto your PC.

This 50-inch 4K TV deal is now $10 cheaper than Walmart’s prior all-time low price

Sceptre 50-inch 4K Ultra HD TV: $399.The Ultra HD TV includes four HDMI ports so you can stream, browse and listen to all of your favorite multimedia.

China to ditch all Windows PCs by 2022 – could this be Linux’s time to shine?

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In a major blow to Microsoft, the Chinese government will be replacing all PCs that run Windows by 2022, and could instead use a Chinese-created Linux distro, such as Kylin Linux.According to China Securities (as reported by MSPowerUser), this will mean that around 20 to 30 million PCs could end up being replaced.

Dimebag day: "He was a natural, but he put tonnes of time into it" – Slayer's Kerry King remembers Dimebag Darrell

It was that show that I found pictures from, we did four Slayer songs, four Pantera songs and four Judas Priest songs.”I probably shared the stage with Dime and Pantera more than anybodyWas it obvious from the off that Dime was something special?

Dream Theater's John Petrucci: the 11 greatest prog-rock albums of all time


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Dream Theater's John Petrucci: the 11 greatest prog-rock albums of all time
“I would say my introduction to prog-rock occurred when I heard Yes,” says John Petrucci, Dream Theater’s guitar king.But the cool thing was, they were still a rock band – guys with long hair, tons of equipment, cool lights and all that good stuff.

Black Friday 2019 deals at Best Buy this weekend: All-time low prices on Apple Watch, HomePod and more

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Black Friday is November 29 -- unless you're shopping at Best Buy, in which case it's now.The retailer has kicked off a huge early sale that includes some of the best deals we've seen of the season thus far.

The Google Pixel 4 isn't getting monthly Android updates on time and that's a problem

It’s November 8, and the Android November Security Update has been out for more than four days now.The bad news is my Pixel 4 XL hasn’t gotten it yet.

The 30 best basslines of all time


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BASS WEEK: A good bassline is the heart and soul of a song."

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Google Recorder is a real-time transcription app that even works when you’re offline

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In the run-up to today’s Pixel 4 event Google was leakier than a fishnet stocking full of soup.One of the things that fell out was Google Recorder, which made its way into some people’s hands before it was officially unveiled on stage.

It’s Time to Push Tech Forward, and Rebuild What It Broke

Nothing about the bridge's construction would be easy.In 2016, WIRED ran a photograph of Mark Zuckerberg on the cover with the line “Could Facebook Save Your Life?

Video Lesson: My number one favourite pentatonic shape of all time

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This exclusive MusicRadar video lesson is brought to you in association with our friends at Guitarmastery.

Where are Bolton and Mattis? Time for ex-Trump officials to speak out

John Kelly, his former chief of staff; former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, his former secretary of State; retired Marine Corps Gen.McMaster and former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, both former national security advisers to Trump.

Windows, Xbox now allow parents to set per-game screen time limits for kids

They’re accessible via the existing family settings associated with your Microsoft account.Specifically, Microsoft now allows parents to specify times that their kids can play games—from 9 a.

All-time greatest television, radio voices of the league

Dick Enberg: On NBC, he and  Pro Football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen offered a more sophisticated counterpoint to the “Boom!He won 13 Sports Emmys and was given the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Rozelle Award in 1999.

Styx’s Ricky Phillips: “Breathing at the same time and ebbing and flowing while the drummer is, it’s huge magic”

The Mission is Styx’s first full-length studio effort of original material to feature Phillips on bass.There are a few songs on the Montrose album that are full-bore, prime examples, where you can really hear the veracity of Phillips’ tone.