Computer

Nose cam no more. How Dell avoided a notch and fixed the XPS 13’s biggest flaw

The new, 2019 version of the XPS 13 sports its redesigned webcam. Riley Young/Digital Trends We love thin-bezel displays. The thinner, the better. Yet there is one issue that has plagued this otherwise awesome design innovation. The webcam. Dell, the pioneer of thin-bezel laptops, opted to place the webcam below the display. The result was […]

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Tech Fix: The Tech That Was Fixed in 2018 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing

Supported by Tech fix The Tech That Was Fixed in 2018 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing From Facebook to creepy online ads, the worst tech of the year made the internet feel like an unsafe place to hang out. Yet there were some products that were fixed, our personal tech critic writes. ImageCreditCreditGlenn […]

Gears & Gadgets

Windows 10 1809: iCloud incompatibility fixed, but other blockers remain

Enlarge Patty’s Photos / Flickr While the rollout of Windows 10 version 1809 (the October 2018 Update) has been problematic, Microsoft really does try to avoid sending the update to configurations that it knows just won’t work properly. One of these situations involved PCs with Apple’s iCloud client. The system would break when trying to […]

Gaming

PUBG fixed? New patch addresses the desync problem

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer PUBG Corp. is still running its “#FixPUBG” campaign. The studio has promised to deal with common problems that have ruined a significant percentage of matches for players. Of those issues, “desync” is the most obvious and lamented. But PUBG Corp. rolled out a server patch last night that seems like it could […]

Gaming

Microsoft starts testing fixed Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft re-released the free Windows 10 October 2018 Update to Windows Insiders today. The company also introduced a new feature in the Feedback Hub that lets testers provide an indication of the severity of a given issue. Both are a direct response to users reporting some of their files were deleted after updating. Microsoft released […]

Photography

Zeiss ZX1 Debuts With Full-Frame Sensor, Fixed Lens

Photokina’s media preview day was rife with camera and lens news, so Zeiss waited several days to make its big announcement for the show. At an event in Cologne earlier today it announced the ZX1, its first camera release since the discontinued 35mm Ikon rangefinder, and its first digital camera. The ZX1 certainly breaks the […]