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  1. It's Now Possible to Use openSUSE Inside Windows 10, Here's How to Install It

    01.15 / 00:43 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    It's not officially endorsed, but it would appear that you can now use either openSUSE Leap or SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux operating systems inside Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 10. As you might know, recent builds of the Windows 10 operating system come with a full, Ubuntu-based Bash shell that people (read: developers) can use to run Linux software or commands directly on their Windows desktops. It's called "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows," and accessible straight from the…
  2. Barnes & Noble Halts Sales of Nook Tablets Due to Faulty Chargers

    01.14 / 10:39 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Barnes & Noble has apparently taken the decision to pull all remaining Android tablets from its stores due to faulty chargers. The Nook tablet was launched just two months ago, as an affordable Android-running tablet for Barnes & Noble customers. The tablet was priced at $49.99 and it was launched just before the holidays. The tablet is no longer available on Barnes & Noble’s online store and brick and mortar units are no longer selling it. A faulty charging adapter seems to be the r…
  3. Microsoft Finally Confirms It’s Working on a Gaming Mode for Windows 10

    01.14 / 07:36 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Microsoft has officially acknowledged that it’s working on a gaming mode for Windows 10 that would have the operating system prioritize resource allocation for certain processes, while putting less critical ones in standby mode to improve gaming performance. The recently-released Windows 10 build 15007 came with an early implementation of the so-called Game Mode, but just we told you yesterday, it doesn’t do much at the moment. After the company remained tight-lipped on its efforts to lau…
  4. OpenELEC 7.0 Gets First Point Release, Improves SolidRun's CuBox-i4Pro Booting

    01.13 / 20:36 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    The last days of 2016 brought us the OpenELEC 7.0 operating system for embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi, which was based on the Kodi 16.1 open-source media center and allows users to transform those devices in HTPC (Home Theater PC) units. Two weeks later, we're now seeing the first point release, OpenELEC 7.0.1, which is a still based on Kodi 16.1, but a minor bugfix update attempting to address various problems with the installer on x86 (32-bit) systems, as well as an issue that…
  5. Samsung Unveils the Galaxy C7 Pro, Pre-Orders Start on January 16

    01.13 / 19:23 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy C7 Pro, as the smartphone was listed on the developer’s website from China. All of the phone’s specs and images have been posted, together with the date when the phone will be made available. The Galaxy C7 Pro (SM-C7010) is available on the developer’s website in China. The pricing isn’t revealed, but pre-orders for the phone are set to start on Monday, January 16 and there’s no indication if it will be made available in other markets as well. Pr…
  6. Samsung Galaxy S8 3D Renders Show Less Bezel and 3.5mm Jack

    01.13 / 18:09 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    The Galaxy S8 will surely be an exciting phone and details about its new design have surfaced, including purported images of cases for the phone. A new report shows 3D renders of the new phone, based on accurate schematics, as the anonymous case maker stated. The 3D renders posted by GSMArena shows how Samsung took the dual-edge design from the Galaxy S7 edge a step forward almost removing the size bezels completely. In fact, you can’t even see the side bezels in the render of the Galaxy …
  7. Huawei Quietly Launches the P8 lite (2017) with Android 7.0 Nougat

    01.13 / 11:26 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Huawei has been pretty quiet after introducing its flagship smartphone last year, the Mate 9. The Chinese company is readying another flagship for the first half of 2017, the P10, which is why the new P8 lite (2017) might go unnoticed. Curiously, Huawei chose to name the new smartphone P8 lite, so it's just the “2017” tag that differentiate it from the previous model launched last year. Not to mention that the new Huawei P8 lite (2017) is even better than the P9 lite, which is suppose to …
  8. Apple Ranks World’s Most Innovative Company in 2016, BCG Survey Shows

    01.13 / 11:25 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    US-based Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has released its list of World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2016. The consulting firm is the world’s leading advisor on business strategy and has been releasing such studies for 11 years now. BCG surveyed more than 1,500 senior innovation executives across multiple countries and industries each year since 2004. The study shows that Apple retained its top position for the 11th straight year, followed by Google this year. “Today’s most successful …
  9. Dual-Camera Setup Exclusive to Larger Samsung Galaxy S8 Model (Plus)

    01.13 / 09:34 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Samsung is expected to announce its latest flagship in the coming months and rumors about the upcoming device continue to pour in. It’s already known that the phone will be made available in two variants, the standard Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. The latest reports have revealed that Samsung finalized the specs and design of the next two Galaxy S8 phones. It appears that the two variants will in fact lack the physical home button, making the Galaxy S8 the first phone in the Galaxy S …
  10. Samsung Galaxy A Series Already Available for Purchase

    01.13 / 08:58 news.softpedia.com News.softpedia.com - Technology
    Samsung announced new iterations in the Galaxy A series at the start of the year and it seems that the phones are already available for purchase. The first country where the can be bought is Russia. Samsung announced the Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) early this year and the phones are already sold in Russia for about $386, $470 and $555, respectively, according to a recent report. The phones are available for purchase at multiple third-party retailers. The…