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The invisible home screen: an ultra minimal theme and excellent prank

There are few themes that are quite as flexible and adaptable as what I like to call the "invisible" home screen. It's a theme that could only exist …

Operating Systems

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

Dropbox & Google Will Unite to Create Ultimate Cloud Storage Capabilities

The two competing storage solutions will soon be integrated.<p>Dropbox, for years, has helped revolutionize the way individuals work — delivering substantial cloud-synced storage to anyone with Internet access. Already having partnered up with Microsoft Office, the file hosting giant has recently …

Dropbox will soon work with Google Docs and Gmail

Dropbox has been positioning itself as a competitor to Google Docs and Drive for a while now -- the company arguably brought cloud-synced storage to the masses, and recent partnerships with Microsoft Office have given it robust document-creation and collaboration features. So it's a bit surprising …

Seven Useful macOS Tricks You Might Not Know

There are a lot of hidden features in both macOS and iOS that often go under the radar, either because they've not received much attention from Apple, or they've been forgotten after a period of time.<p>In the latest video over on our YouTube channel, we've rounded up some useful macOS tips and tricks …

This tiny USB adapter lets you use a PS4 controller with a Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s Pro Controller for the Switch is a solid gamepad, but it’s also a pretty expensive add-on. If you already have a Dual Shock 4 laying around, this tiny USB adapter might be a better (and cheaper) alternative. 8bitdo — a company best known for its aftermarket retro-style controllers — has …

'Geek Girls' deep-dives into the secret world of female nerds

'Geek Girls' director Gina Hara took four years to find women who would speak out about the secretive female geek community. She tells CNET how she did it.<p>Four years ago, artist and filmmaker Gina Hara sets foot guerilla-style in Japan. Pressed by Japanese commuters, she takes in the birthplace of …

Anime

10 Actually Cool Uses For A USB Drive

The humble USB drive - supplanted by the download and the cloud sync, but still useful in all kinds of ways. If you've got an old drive lying around, …

We Chat About Far Cry 5, And It Has Us Confused

As the first Far Cry game set in the USA, the upcoming entry in Ubisoft's open-world shooter series has created some hot debate amongst fans and critics alike. Taking place in the fictional Hope County, nestled within the deep wilderness of Montana, the central character will come into conflict …

Far Cry 5

New Far Cry 5 Gameplay Contains A Killer Bear Named Cheeseburger And What Even Are Video Games Anymore

Over the years, Far Cry has evolved from a punishing battle for survival into a playground of explosions, huge guns, and over-the-top villains. With Far Cry 5, that pattern appears to continue: we've already seen Boomer the dog and other outrageous characters, and now an even more ridiculous …

Far Cry 5

Access Classic Versions Of Windows and Mac OS In Your Browser

Now we got Widows 10 or OS X or a couple of awesome Linux distros to ligthen up PC and laptops. What about the classic versions of operating …

Minoca OS: A new open source operating system – Minoca

What is Minoca OS?<p>Minoca OS is a general purpose operating system written completely from the ground up. It’s intended for devices looking to …

List of Alternative Operating Systems for Windows

Before we begin, let’s accept that Microsoft Windows is one of the widely-used and popular Operating Systems out there! From its inception in 1985, …

Linux

Apple II recently got its first operating system update in 23 years

Given that Apple helped pioneer the business model of getting customers to upgrade their computers (and, later, their smartphones and tablets) every …

TrueOS Replaces PC-BSD Desktop-Friendly Unix OS

The PC-BSD desktop Unix operating system gets rebranded as TrueOS and becomes a rolling-release operating system.

Linux

Sony's Snapped Up That Bad Ass Indie Devil May Cry Title

It's it so hard to mention the game's called Last Soul Aside and is being made Yang Bing?<p>Also great job Sony<p>I can't believe I haven't seen this …

PlayStation

Move over Raspberry Pi, here is a $4, coin-sized, open-source Linux computer

Looking for a small, cheap Linux-powered computer to put at the heart of your project? Is "coin-sized" small enough? Is $4 cheap enough?<p>Four bucks …

Nintendo President Teases Switch Add-Ons and Further Reveals

Following the recent unveiling of the Switch, Nintendo's president, Tatsumi Kimishima, has now discussed the new console publicly for the first time.<p>Speaking with Bloomberg, he indicated that last week's announcement video didn't spill the beans on everything Switch has in store. "By no means was …

Gaming

What is the GRUB2 boot loader?

There are various things that make up an operating system. In any operating system, one of the most critical parts is powering on the machine. During …

Linux

Why the New DTEK60 Is the Best BlackBerry Smartphone in Years

BlackBerry is back, with an Android-based smartphone that offers enterprise and personal users a viable, feature-rich alternative to Samsung and …

Enterprise Tech

A farewell note from Hykem (PSP, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Wii U hacker)

For those of you who don’t know developer Hykem, he’s been a massive contributor to the console hacking scene. He’s worked on the security of the PS …

Computer Science

Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's Next Console

For months we've heard rumors about the Wii U follow up, and now Nintendo's ready to show off its new gaming machine.<p>For months, we've heard dozens of rumors surrounding Nintendo's next console, called the NX. Portable controllers, stand alone handheld devices, cartridges?! Now, we're getting much …

Killing Bites' Bloody Roar Meets Monster Musume-Style Game To Release After 2016 In Japan

Killing Bites’ Bloody Roar Meets Monster Musume-Style Game To Release After 2016 In Japan<p><b>By Sato</b> . July 29, 2016 . 1:30am<p>It was announced in …

Remix OS 3.0 PC Update Adds Enhancements For Multi Windows, New NVIDIA, AMD Support And More

Jide the creators of Remix OS, the operating system based on Google’s Android which has been tweaked to provide an Android desktop environment for …

Super light, cheap, lossless MP3 player that drives good headphones

An audiophile pal gifted me this $22 AGPTek A02 MP3 player. It reminds me of a shrunken down version of the early Click-wheel iPods, but with higher …

The Tragic Girl in Anime

<b>Note:</b> This article contains major spoilers for Air, Your Lie in April, and Sword Art Online II and more minor spoilers for Utawarerumono.<p>You've seen …

Sony Playstation 4 Neo Will Have Great Graphics Like High End PC

One of the key reasons behind Sony’s decision to launch PS4 Neo is to try and prevent high-end users from abandoning PlayStation and heading to PC …

Roccat Sova Couch PC Gaming System Launches From $150 (video)

If you would prefer to use a keyboard and mouse while gaming but find it hard to sit on the couch at the same time, you may be interested in a new …

Gear & Gadgets

The new Legend of Zelda trailer shows a huge, mysterious open world

It's now called Breath of the Wild<p>The next <i>Legend of Zelda</i> game — which is now launching on both the Wii U and Nintendo's mysterious NX console — may not be coming out until next year, but at E3 in Los Angeles Nintendo provided the best look yet at Link's next adventure. The game has many of the …

Legend of Zelda

All The Playstation 4 Neo, Nintendo NX And Xbox One Upgrade Leaks

AMD may be supplying system on chip components for some hot new hardware.<p>The PS4 NEO was an unspoken guest at AMD’s post-financials briefing call …