Why did Microsoft end support for Windows 7?
Microsoft has a long-established Fixed Lifestyle Policy for many of its products. For each version of its OS, the company offers a minimum of 10 years of support (at least five years of Mainstream support, followed by five years of Extended support). Both types include security and program updates, self-help online topics and extra help you can pay for.
That’s why we think the cars and trucks on this list deserve a second chance at stardom. Whether they were ahead of the curve or just not fully baked, we think these vehicles could totally find new success with a few small changes to their original formulas.
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It’s not every day that an iPhone comes in as the “cheaper” phone, but compared to the Galaxy S20’s starting price, the iPhone 11 is more affordable. (Even if you spring for the $749 128GB model, it’ll still be cheaper than the Galaxy S20, at $749, £779 and AU$1,279.) Keep in mind, however, that it doesn’t have as many goodies as the Galaxy S20 — like expandable memory, 5G and a high-refresh display. Nevertheless, it’s a fast and elegant phone with a top-notch camera that takes brilliant photos and captures exceptional video. Read our Apple iPhone 11 review.
Now comes the long wait until May to see the Hummer in its full, unclad electric Tonka-truck-like glory, but given all the info we just received and the happy-but-dazed look our man Craig Cole has after seeing it at a press briefing, there’s plenty to be excited about.
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The day has finally come: Microsoft support for Windows 7 officially ended in January. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to Windows users: Microsoft promised 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released in October 2009, before shifting focus to supporting newer technologies.
What makes the S20 standout, however, is its ability to capture videos in 8K resolution. While you can only directly benefit from this if you have an 8K screen to view content on, or bike deals (if you’re a video editor) you want to crop in on 8K video. Regardless, 8K is the way devices and platforms, like TVs and YouTube, respectively, are heading. Keep in mind though that 8K video files are humongous. A one-minute video will take up about 600MB of storage.
Sometimes, the right car launches at the wrong time. But just because a segment-bending vehicle or an oddball take on a proven formula doesn’t become an instant hit doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. In many cases, the car’s time just hasn’t come.
Both Hummer models will feature removable targa tops — a la Jeep Wrangler — and the panels will store neatly in the Hummers’ front trunk (or frunk, if you’re cool). This move also seemingly has Ford’s Bronco in mind, which — while not explicitly confirmed for the reboot due out this year — has been a signature feature in generations past.
General Motors’ move to revive the Hummer name as an electric vehicle sub-brand of GMC was kind of a shocker — pun intended — and despite spending all kinds of dough on a Super Bowl ad for the forthcoming electric truck, we still know very little about it.
The dash will use two large screens for instruments and infotainment, as is the current fashion, while the aesthetic motif for the interior as a whole is described as “Lunar,” which sounds cool but apart from sharing a fuel type with the moon buggy, we’re not sure what the connection is.
COVID-19 update: According to an update on the Hershey Region Antique Automobile Club of America’s website, Hershey Region Operations have been temporarily suspended until further notice. It’s not immediately clear if this means that the 2020 National Fall Meet will be cancelled, or if preparatory activities are simply on hiatus for the moment.
Bonneville Speed Week: Aug. 8-14
Gaze out at the salt, and you can’t help but comprehend that you’re in for an automotive experience unlike any other. Set on the vast salt flats of northwest Utah, Bonneville Speed Week has played host to Land Speed Record (LSR) attempts for over a century. As a 30,000-acre temple of speed, the Bonneville Salt Flats really picked up momentum in the 1930s. Today, anyone who is obsessed with going fast knows that Bonneville Speed Week deserves a top spot on their bucket list.
Apple and Samsung are the two biggest phone makers in the world, and their latest flagship phones are some of the best you can buy (though the new Motorola Edge Plus is a worthy competitor). As the base models for their latest lines, Apple’s iPhone 11 and Samsung’s Galaxy S20 are also the least expensive models, starting at $699, £729 and AU$1,199 (64GB) and $999, £899 and AU$1,499, respectively. (The prices listed for the Galaxy S20 are for the 128GB model with 5G — though there are cheaper 4G Galaxy S20 variants sold in the UK and Australia.)