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School Of Tech: First-Time PC Building Budget, Best AMD And Nvidia Graphics Card Brand?

It’s no surprise that people have a myriad of questions about building and buying PCs and their associated components. That’s why I recently opened an Ask.FM account and invited anyone to shoot their questions over for me to ponder and answer. After seeing the nature and frequency of these …

Computer Hardware

Playing with Graphic Style: Creating a Design Voice in 50 Exercises

<b>You’ll love this graphic design book if:</b><p>You want to experiment with different graphic styles<br>• You’re experiencing a creative block and want to get your …

Graphic Design

Asus Republic Of Gamers G501 Notebook Is Under An Inch Thick With A 4K Display

The Asus Republic of Gamers G501 should help bring gaming portability to a whole new level, thanks to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card, Intel Core i7 processor and 15.6-inch 4K display (which offers pixel density of 282 PPI). The notebook packs all that into a case that weighs just 4.54 …

Intel Corporation

10 Gorgeous Takes On The Open-Shelving Trend

We couldn’t help but notice that nearly every stylish kitchen we’ve spied recently has one thing in common: open shelving. Feeling inspired, we’ve …

BlackBerry's back, Samsung Pay gets the spotlight and more Microsoft at Mobile World Congress 2015 day two

We've already seen a slew of new smartphones, wearable tech, and more at Mobile World Congress 2015 and there's plenty more where that came from. Microsoft and a focus on security stole were the focus of day one, with Samsung previously infiltrating the scene the day before.<p>Day two uncovers more …

Samsung Pay

Why coding is not the new literacy

Despite the good intentions behind the movement to get people to code, both the basic premise and approach are flawed. The movement sits on the idea that “coding is the new literacy,” but that takes a narrow view of what literacy really is.<p>If you ask Google to define literacy it gives a mechanical …

Learning

How Old VHS Tapes Helped Save Early Web Design

Andy Baio has kept the early net alive by digitizing long-forgotten VHS tapes.<p>Conventional wisdom has it that anything published online can never be truly erased. People petition governments for the “right to be forgotten“–to have personal information and images permanently removed from the …

Personal Information

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

Meet Schenker's MacBook Killer: XMG C404 Gaming Laptop Review

Of all the varieties of laptops, those that can power their way through the latest demanding games are arguably the most desirable. Apple’s MacBooks too often lead the way in terms of aesthetics and to some extent ergonomics too but they’re considerably more expensive than similarly powerful …

How To Teach Yourself HTML And CSS This Month

CSS

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty - Eurogamer Let's Play LIVE

Cauldron controversy: why the Olympic settlement is a milestone for designers

News that the Olympic organising committee, Locog, has settled with design team Atopia comes after a year of top-secret meetings. It followed the Guardian's reports of similarities between Thomas Heatherwick's cauldron and Atopia's pavilion design, which the latter developed at Locog's invitation …

First Poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Warner Bros. have released the first poster for Peter Jackson’s third and final instalment in The Hobbit franchise, The Battle of the Five Armies, a …

Israel asks Nick Clegg to take 'forceful action' against MP who endorsed rocket attacks

Nick Clegg is under mounting pressure to suspend an MP who said he would fire a rocket at Israel<p>Nick Clegg faces growing calls to suspend an MP who said he would be prepared to fire a Hamas rocket at Israeli civilians.<p>David Ward, the MP for Bradford East, provoked widespread anger amongst Jews in …