Andre van der Merwe

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Windows 10 free for all Windows 8.1 and 7 users for first year of availability

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>Microsoft has just announced the first pricing …

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.<p>Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft HoloLens goggles captivate with holograms

The glasses, which the US technology titan sprang on an unsuspecting press this week, elicited descriptions such as "magical" and "unbelievable," the first time in a while such praise was heaped on a Microsoft creation.<p>The augmented reality goggles are a step in a different direction from virtual …

Augmented Reality

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

San Francisco

NVIDIA's newest GPU crams in tons of power without a hefty price

If you've been tempted by NVIDIA's high-end GTX 970 and 980 video cards, but couldn't justify their high prices, the company's latest entry is made for you. NVIDIA is rounding out its Maxwell family of video cards today with the GTX 960, a desktop GPU that it describes as hitting the "sweet spot" …

Xbox meets Windows 10 – will this end the PC v console war?

Five years ago a scintillating rumour crept across gaming news sites and forums – a rumour that satisfied deeply entrenched beliefs held throughout the industry.<p>The story goes that Microsoft was once considering introducing cross-platform play between PCs and Xbox 360s. It had the technology and …

Windows 10

Boston surgeon dies after being shot at Brigham and Women’s hospital

Officials at Brigham and Women’s hospital said Dr Michael J Davidson, director of endovascular cardiac surgery, died late on Tuesday after being shot around 11am.<p>“Dr Davidson was a wonderful and inspiring cardiac surgeon who devoted his career to saving lives and improving the quality of life of …

Medicine

Simple tricks to make your business look better, from a graphic designer

Graphic designers work like ninjas. Save for some superstars, they often work behind the scenes to lay out reports, create visually compelling slides, or lend an aura of legitimacy to start-ups with a well-articulated brand. Sometimes they’ll even whip up a personal logo for you.<p>The tricks of their …

Graphic Design