Five-hundred-and-ninety-five in a series. Welcome to this week’s overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 and 11 on the Microsoft Store and elsewhere in the past seven days. Microsoft is working on a new Start menu feature called Companions. This adds a sidebar to StartContinue Reading

The thinktank InfluenceMap produces “data-driven analysis on how business and finance are impacting the climate crisis.” Their web site says their newest report documents “How automaker lobbying threatens the global transition to electric vehicles.” This report analyses the climate policy engagement strategies of fifteen of the largest global automakers inContinue Reading


Netherlands-based FCL Components has introduced the FTR-E1-HC, a lightweight higher-voltage switching relay for automotive and power applications. As there is no specific polarity requirement for the connection of load terminals, and a low power consumption of approximately 1.2 W at rated coil voltage, the FTR-E1-HC removes the need to reduceContinue Reading


US public fast charging network EVgo plans to start deploying North American Charging Standard (NACS) connectors—in the process of being standardized as SAE J3400—on its network later this year. Charging stations included in the rollout will serve vehicles that use CCS and NACS connectors. Deployments will begin in markets withContinue Reading

Winamp, the iconic music player that defined a generation, is opening its source code, inviting developers worldwide to contribute to its evolution. This could mean a new era for the beloved software, fostering global collaboration to enhance and innovate its features. On September 24, 2024, Winamp’s source code will becomeContinue Reading