Consumer Reports recommends MacBook Pro laptops after software update

In an update to its original MacBook Pro evaluation, Consumer Reports has recommended laptops running a macOS 10.12.3 beta as the battery life issue has been fixed.

Consumer Reports recommended MacBook Pro laptops after finishing retesting of the laptops following software update by Apple, the Cupertino-based manufacturer of the machines.

PC sales decline for fifth year in a row

Sales of desktop and laptop computers slipped for the fifth consecutive year in 2016, marking a continued decline in the market since 2012, two market trackers reported.

According to Gartner, shipments of personal computers slipped 6.2 per cent year over year in 2016. Internation Data Corporation pegged total PC shipments at 260 million, suggesting a decline of 5.7 per cent from the previous year.

Zuckerberg & his wife trying to build political muscle for philanthropic causes

Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, who have pledged to put their huge wealth toward philanthropic causes, have hired a top political operative to build political muscle for their philanthropic work.

In 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability company to carry out charitable efforts. Now, they have hired David Plouffe, who managed President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, as president of policy and advocacy for the non-profit.

Production of action game Scalebound has reportedly been terminated

Microsoft has terminated the production of Scalebound, one of the Xbox One's most eagerly-awaited video games, emerging reports suggest.  

Scalebound, which started life as a single-player spree through a dream world of dragons and monsters, was first revealed by director Hideki Kamiya at Microsoft's E3 press conference in 2014.

A quick look at Huawei’s Mate 9 phablet

Guangdong, China-headquartered Huawei recently unveiled its flagship phablet, the Mate 9, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Huawei Mate 9 isn't a brand new device as the company launched it in November 2016 in Berlin. At CES 2017, the company announced the availability of the phablet in the United States as well.

Hackers unlock NES Classic & successfully add new games via USB cable

Announcing NES Classic Edition this holiday season, Nintendo declared that it wouldn't officially receive new games, particularly with no WiFi protocol to download them. But that failed to prevent hackers from adding games their own way.

At Reddit's NESClassicMods community, the whiz kids suggested that one can add games to the system via USB cable. However, this solution will not work until one has created a save file in the first slot of Super Mario Bros.

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