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Origin PC Millennium (2014) review: A massive desktop PC built for 4K gaming - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Origin PC packs the very latest components from Intel and Nvidia into a flexible desktop chassis. Performance scores are outstanding, and this is one machine that can easily handle gaming at 4K resolutions. The company offers excellent build quality and support.<p><b>The Bad</b> High-end parts cost …

Computer Hardware

How to use the Windows 10 Start menu

The Start menu in Windows 10 has similarities to its counterpart in Windows 7 but also has some surprises. So how does it all work now?<p>With Windows 10, Microsoft has returned the Start menu to its rightful place. But the new menu offers a few surprises with its dual-personality of part Start menu …

Apps

Get off the grid

Check out these five useful tips on how to take your personal information off the Internet, or at least most of it.

Personal Information

The “Who’s Who” of the Real Estate Industry to Follow on Social Media - Google Plus

Shares 2.0K<p>The real estate “industry” is a very large group of various professionals. The industry is not only exclusive to real estate agents. Other …

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series review: A stylish thin-and-light for the budget-minded with impressive battery life - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is a bit more attractive than your average mainstream laptop. It's just thin and light enough to make short trips to the coffee shop or around campus manageable.<p><b>The Bad</b> Screen quality is overall disappointing. Configuration options are very limited. Though …

Computer Hardware

Wireless Hard Drive Adds 2TB to Your Phone Without the Cloud

With cloud services in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, rest assured you can still expand a device’s storage without putting anything online, …

The best ultraportable, ultra-flexible hybrids

A collection of 11-inch laptops that do more than you'd expect

Laptops

Reconciliation draws closer for Skype-like chat on the Web

Microsoft and Google are converging on a way to bring real-time video and audio chat to the Web, and a new draft standard helps pave the way.<p>The future of Skype-like communications on the Web appears more secure with reconciliation in a standards debate that pitted Microsoft against Google and …

Software

Staying safe on public Wi-Fi

Free public Wi-Fi is incredibly convenient, but security can be an issue. Here's how to minimize the risk, whether you use a laptop, smartphone, or tablet.<p>Stuck without a data connection on the road? Free public Wi-Fi is one of those little luxuries that can make travelling easier, but you do need …

Information Systems

How to record phone calls

Whether you're conducting an interview or just want to capture a bad customer-service call for posterity, these are your options.<p>Remember the story about the guy who recorded a hilariously horrific customer-service call with Comcast? If I was on the receiving end of such disastrously bad service, …

Customer Service

Featured Review: Limefuel Blast L156X Pro(15,600mAh)Battery Pack

Limefuel makes some pretty great battery accessories, so when I found out they would be sending us over some cool gear to help charge our devices, …

American teens don’t want to work

Here’s yet another thing your teenager doesn’t want to do this summer: get a job.<p>Data released Monday from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and …

Demographics

Best websites for a local bargain

Customer Service

Spray-on solar cells could solve the ‘panel problem’

As is true of many technologies right now, the development of viable solar power is at an upward inflection point. Materials science in everything …

Clean Energy

Here's the easiest way to unsubscribe from annoying emails

Gmail and Outlook step in to make it easy to unsubscribe from newsletters and mailing lists.<p>It's common practice that newsletters from retail websites and the like include an "unsubscribe" link in their emails, but that's often buried under fine print and a swath of ads. At some point, …

Productivity

Zip Phone Lets You Make Free Calls Over The Internet…Without Launching Its App

A company known as Zip Phone is making it easier to place secure, Wi-Fi enabled phone calls, in order to save consumers from using up the limited number of cellular minutes that come with their smartphone’s voice plan. That’s a more common problem outside of North America where unlimited calling …

Leak Lets You Send Anonymous Emails

It’s clear that anonymity, in one way or another, is going to be a part of our digital future. But the folks over at JustLeak.it have looked to the past for inspiration in this<p>braveweird new world.<p>Leak is a web service that lets you send anonymous emails to people. Just put in a recipients’ email, …

9 things you should know about surge protectors

Surge protectors are an inexpensive way to protect your gear against random power spike damage. They're not all the same. Here are a few tips before you start shopping.<p>Whether you're just looking to add more outlets, or want to add a layer of protection between your gear and the outside world, …

Gear & Gadgets

Sunlight-Concentrating Device Could Halve Solar Power Cost

A new material, combined with a cheap tracking system, could unleash the promise of concentrated solar power.<p>A material with optical properties that …

Open Source ‘Solar Pocket Factory’ Can 3D Print A Solar Panel Every 15 Seconds

Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein, two young inventors based in the Philippines, are taking their passion for clean free energy and developing a way to …

BitTorrent's Bleep messenger is a secure, decentralized chat platform

There's a distinctive sound your computer makes when an online friend is trying to get your attention. Sometimes its high pitched, other times its a low, warm tone, but regardless of your chat software, the onomatopoeia probably reads something like "bleep" which -- by no coincidence, we're sure -- …

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 wins plaudits for display, says researcher

Microsoft's newest 12-inch tablet has one of the best displays of any tablet out there, according to DisplayMate Technologies. That's no mean feat.<p>Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has one of the biggest and best tablet displays going -- so says DisplayMate Technologies, one of the most prominent display …

Gear & Gadgets

How to recover deleted photos from a memory card

Just deleted an important batch of images from your memory card? Never fear, here's how to undelete them for Mac and PC users.<p>"Uh oh."<p>Those are probably the first two words you'll utter when you realise your photos have disappeared. If you've accidentally formatted your card or you suspect it has …

Tutorials

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into …

These smartphones have the best screens you can find

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but everyone can agree that these smartphones have the most eye-watering displays around.<p><b>Editors' Note:</b> <i>This post was originally published September 25, 2012, and is updated continuously.</i><p>In addition to all the times we casually glance at our smartphones …

Phones

Top phones for a new school year

Top of the class

Gear & Gadgets

Audiovox Universal Tablet Mounting Kit with Built-In FM Transmitter review: Transform any tablet into a rear-seat entertainment system - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> The Audiovox IPD-UNVBT holds most tablets firmly in place within the passenger's eyeline while the car is in motion. Dual USB ports allow the tablet and an accessory to be charged quickly. Included Bluetooth headphones and an integrated FM transmitter give the passenger a variety of …

Cyber Dust Lets You Send Encrypted Messages That Delete Seconds Later

Cyber privacy is no small matter these days, and whether you’re someone that has a need to shield yourself from any unnecessary prying into your …

Manything (iOS) review: This free app wants to be your DIY security destination - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Manything app can transform your old iOS devices into surveillance cameras for free, and Manything's IFTTT channel adds additional home security and automation possibilities to the mix.<p><b>The Bad</b> Manything compatibility is limited to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, and requires iOS 6 or …

Home Automation

Where to buy used textbooks

Back to school seasons means expensive books are on the horizon. But you don't have to break the bank just because a professor picks the most expensive book available. Shop around.<p>It will never cease to amaze me how much publishers charge for a school textbook. Don't they realize just how poor most …

Textbooks