How and why to run chkdsk to scan and repair a Windows 11 hard drive

Hard drives are destined to fail, resulting in lost data. Regular maintenance with a Windows 11 utility may prevent a major catastrophe. Image: Mark Kaelin Must-read developer coverage There is one indisputable and inevitable truth about storage technology: It will eventually fail. Whether it is through normal use, mishandling or the mere passage of time, … Read more

Best Xbox Deals: Save on Controllers, Headsets, Hard Drives and More

There is a ton of great gear out there, including controllers, headsets, and external storage drives, that can help you make the most of your Xbox console. And thanks to the abundance of bargains available right now, you don’t have to break the bank to add some new accessories to your gaming setup. We’ve scoured … Read more

This Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 durability test shows that its screen is hard to bend

What you need to know The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is put through its paces in a new JerryRigEverything video. Samsung’s latest foldable phone holds its own against an avalanche of dust and deliberate bending. However, the Fold 4’s display appears to be no more durable than its predecessor despite Samsung’s claims to the … Read more

How hard is it for Tesla to sell 20 million cars a year?

American electric car manufacturing giant, Tesla, can be regarded as the face of electric cars globally. The company is doing so well even in markets outside the United States and North America. Tesla already sells millions of smart electric cars every year. However, the company has huge targets for the coming years. Whether or not … Read more

Playing Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation’ Can Crash Old Hard Drives

A new jailbreak for John Deere tractors, demonstrated at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas last Saturday, put a spotlight on the strength of the right-to-repair movement as it continues to gain momentum in the United States. Meanwhile, researchers are developing expanded tools for detecting spyware on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers as the … Read more

Layoffs hit crypto and real estate tech particularly hard this week – TechCrunch

Hey Siri, when does a “macroeconomic downturn” become a “recession”? It’s another bleak week for startups weathering dismal tech stocks and even worse cryptocurrency prices. But let’s start with some good news: your children can get vaccinated against COVID-19! Back to the bad news: we’re writing another weekly layoffs column, because once again, there’s been … Read more

Here’s Why It’s So Hard to Stop Robocalls

There’s a good reason you’re still afraid to answer your phone when an unknown number pops up. For years, the telecommunications industry has been trying to curb robocalls, the frustrating and potentially dangerous spam calls that try to scam anyone who picks up the phone. But even after significant milestones in defense—including the introduction of … Read more

Canada Moves to Decriminalize Possession of ‘Hard’ Drugs

On Tuesday, May 31, the Canadian government made a ruling that was the first of its kind for the country. Starting on January 31, 2023, the province of British Columbia will conduct a trial—lasting three years—in which people over the age of 18 will be able to possess up to 2.5 grams of opioids, cocaine, … Read more