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Google promises to fix Chrome bug on Windows, causing laptop batteries to drain

Google promises to fix Chrome bug on Windows, causing laptop batteries to drain

Rich Edmonds 180

Google has announced that a serious flaw in the web browser, reportedly affecting Windows machines since 2010, will finally be addressed. The issue is Chrome fails to return to an idle state when not being used, requiring more juice from the power supply, a serious problem for laptop and tablet owners. The company has pushed the flaw to the top of the to-do list for the Chrome team so...

Blast from the past as Microsoft releases MS-DOS and Word for Windows source code

Blast from the past as Microsoft releases MS-DOS and Word for Windows source code

Michael Archambault 62

Sometimes we get so involved with Windows 8, Surface, and other products from Microsoft that we forget about their humble beginnings. Microsoft itself has not forgotten where it came from though and has released the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows. If you wish to step into a time machine and travel backwards to the 1980s where the adventure began, read on...