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The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

Consoleception: You Can Play Your PS4 Through Your Xbox One

At the Tokyo Game Show this past week, Microsoft got a question about whether or not the Xbox One’s HDMI-In capability will support the ability to run its rival, the PlayStation 4. Xbox senior director of product management and planning Albert Panello dodged the question at first, but later on his …

Nokia to Apple: "Imitation is the best form of flattery"

Nokia isn’t shy when it comes to trolling Apple. You can check out the wondering and stunned iPhone zombies commercial here, or this ad that slams …

How to Wipe Your Computer Before You Sell It

When the time comes to get rid of that old computer, follow these simple steps to turn your machine back into a clean slate.<p>I'm selling my computer and want to erase it before delivering it to its next owner. How can I make sure it's totally, irreversibly wiped clean?<p>To return the computer to its …

Facebook Responds to Zuckerberg Profile Hack: Our Bad (Sorta)

If at first you don’t succeed, get a supervisor’s attention. Or, in this case, that of the chief executive officer.<p>A Palestinian hacker posted a …

Elon Musk Is Dead Wrong About The Cost Of The Hyperloop: In Reality It Would Be $100 Billion

That seems absurdly cheap for the most ambitious public transport infrastructure investment since the national highway system.<p>But the New York Times did us all a favor by calculating the true cost of the Hyperloop: It's going to be ~$100 billion.<p>The Hyperloop is a pressurized tube system in which …

High-speed Rail

Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead

Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly.<p>What happened to the company’s most …

Google Glass

Move Over, Rihanna. Meet PewDiePie, YouTube’s Biggest Star.

You probably haven’t heard of PewDiePie. But your kids probably have.<p>The 23-year-old YouTube star is a “gamecaster,” which means he makes videos of …

Shared.Com Takes On Mega, Dropbox With 100GB Of Free Storage Space

Share Media is a four-person, bootstrapped company that aims to take on Kim Dotcom. Their service, basically a way to drag and drop files and instantly share them with others, offers 100GB free with a file size limit of 2GB. As of this writing Kim Dotcom’s Mega has an upward limit of 50GB of …

Sony pays £250,000 PSN hack fine

Japanese giant Sony has abandoned an appeal against a £250,000 fine over a PSN security breach.<p>The PlayStation network was hacked in 2011, and the Information Commissioner’s Office imposed a £250,000 this January.<p>The ICO had found that Sony was negligent for failing to protect PSN users’ login and …

Head of Google China Steps Down After 6 Years

Google is changing the head of its business in China after it confirmed that current country boss Dr John Liu will step down in search of a new challenge after six years in the role.<p>Liu — who earned his doctorate from Tekniske University in Denmark — will leave in August having presided over a …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Bank of Canada’s gold coins to be liquidated in federal push to balance books

Canada's first gold coins had barely been minted before Ottawa yanked them out of circulation a hundred years ago in an effort to stop gold from leaving the country during the First World War.<p>After a century of sitting in cloth bags inside the Bank of Canada vault, they are among a wide range of …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active vs. Galaxy S4

Size<p>The Galaxy S4 Active is only slightly taller and wider than the flagship GS4. The Active is quite a bit thicker though: by over 15 …

ZERO F***S GIVEN: Guy In Saudi Arabia Texting FROM HOOD OF CAR While Cruising Down Highway At 60MPH

<i>Is the car even full?</i><p>This is a video from Saudi Arabia of some guy on the hood of a car casually texting while cruising down the highway at speeds …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

Netflix Wants Arrested Development Season 5 (And More Original Content)

If you're wondering how Netflix plans to follow up the success of its original programming like the fourth season of <i>Arrested Development</i>, the answer …

This Smart Rifle Tracks the Target, Fires Automatically (video)

The line between video games and real life have long been debated by the experts. Do video games actually further drive people’s desire to perform …

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