January – the “looking forward” month:

  • 2022 product rollouts (Consumer Electronics Show)

  • News items

  • Spring cleaning, review and test backup strategy

Windows 11 devices at CES showcase industry-leading sustainability, powerful hybrid work and robust security (Windows Blog)
Lenovo announces Windows 11 hybrid work devices at CES 2022 (YouTube)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 packs an ultrawide display and second 8-inch screen (Tom’s Guide)

Brave Browser users doubled again this year to over 50 million monthly active users (gHacks)
Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer (Krebs on Security)

Spring Cleaning: Let your PC start the new year right! (AskWoody)

How healthy is your hard drive? SSD health check
Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology – S.M.A.R.T. (Wikipedia)
Predicting Disk Failure using SMART (AskWoody)
Clear Disk Info freeware [download link] [review]
Crystal Disk Info freeware [download link]
Tools for monitoring drive health (AskWoody)