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Windows 10: If you want a highly secure device, follow these rules, says Microsoft

Microsoft has published a new standard for creating a very secure Windows 10 machine.<p>Microsoft has released a new document explaining the minimum …

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A Strange Vision Quirk Could Explain Why Some of Us Are Photophobic

Weird.<p>Many problems can cause us to become extremely sensitive to bright light, from sunburn inside your eyeball to detached retinas, migraines, or …

Revisit INSPECTOR GADGET, NINJA TURTLES, and More in TOTALLY AWESOME: THE GREATEST CARTOONS OF THE EIGHTIES (Exclusive)

Being an adult means putting aside childish passions of yore and acting your age. That’s why we know we can’t indulge in something as trivial as …

Announcing Free Videos and Training Materials From the ProPublica Data Institute

Though more than a thousand people have applied to ProPublica’s Data Institute, we’ve only been able to accept about 24 in the two years it’s been …

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This is what happens to your brain when you feel anxious

A new study shows that uncertainty is the key factor<p>Many of us will experience anxiety in our lives, whether only from time to time, or as a more …

8 Simple Tips for Getting Better Sleep (and Making Every Day Better)

Learning about how to master the art of sleep has changed my life for the better -- here's how it can change yours.<p>I have long prided myself on my ability to function with only a few hours of sleep every night. For years, I even purposely deviated my sleeping routine so that my body and mind would …

Google submits plans for 'landscraper' London headquarters

Construction on building that is longer than the Shard is tall set to begin in King’s Cross in 2018<p>Google has officially submitted plans for its new 92,000-square metre “landscraper” London headquarters, with the intention of beginning construction on the building in 2018.<p>Designed by Bjarke Ingels …

Microsoft's Template Studio codes your Universal Windows apps for you

Back in 2015, Microsoft unveiled a visual way to write apps from a web browser without writing a single line of code. While the template-based Windows App Studio wasn't powerful enough to build the most beautiful interface, it did offer a glimpse into Windows development and an introduction to the …

Surface Pro 5 Press renders Leaked Ahead of Official Announcement

Microsoft has scheduled an event on Monday, May 23 in Shanghai, China where the company is set to launch the successor to the popular Surface Pro …

EU Referendum Site Crash May Have Been Result Of Foreign Cyber Attack, MPs Warn

The voter registration site went into meltdown hours before the deadline.<p>The crash of a key voter registration website in the run-up to the EU …

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Most people are interested in lots of things, but true passions run deep. The all-new Flipboard is built around those obsessions that define your work, life and play.<p>Flipboard 4.0 is a response to our ever-growing ecosystem of publishers, Flipboard Magazines, topics and more. With over 30 million …

Windows 10 automatically installs without permission, complain users

Microsoft denies claims on Reddit, forums, gaming sites and Twitter that Windows 10 is being forced on Windows 7 PCs without asking users<p>Windows 7 users are reporting that Windows 10 is automatically installing on their PCs without permission.<p>Scores of users have posted on Twitter, forums, Reddit …

The complete guide to transforming your desk into a peaceful, productive place to work

Some say a messy desk is a sign of creativity. Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg—all notorious champions of workplace disarray—might agree.<p>More often than not, however, a messy desk is just messy.<p>Unless you’re already a creative genius, having a helter-skelter work space is likely to …

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16 surprising facts about 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as it hits 40

LONDON — What is "Bohemian Rhapsody" about? Short answer: nobody has a clue.<p>On the one hand, it's the tale of a man who confesses murder to his …

Facebook wants to integrate WhatsApp more tightly

The Android beta of the app has a new option in settings that was spotted by developer Javier Santos. It reads: "Share my account info."Selecting the option will "share...WhatsApp account information with Facebook to improve [the] Facebook experience," according to the description.<p>Facebook has …

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Motörhead frontman Lemmy's funeral was streamed live by 280,000 people on YouTube

The funeral of Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister was watched by some 280,000 people live on YouTube this weekend.<p>In a bid to discourage thousands of fans from turning out at the church in LA, the band used its Facebook page to give details of the livestream on Saturday.<p>Blockchain and …

Samsung Gets Wacky With A Belt Called WELT And Other Oddities

CES is a bit like the auto shows of yesteryear, back when carmakers simply came to flex their muscles and show what they were capable of, as opposed to unveiling products that are destined for dealership parking lots. In the same spirit, Samsung has unveiled three products that will be on the …

PlayStation Now is coming to Samsung smart TVs in 2016

Samsung has revealed a whole host of new plans for its smart TV lineup in 2016 – tighter security, smart home connectivity and support for PlayStation Now game streaming.<p>The company says that all of the new features will be showcased for the first time at CES next week.<p>By making the PlayStation Now …

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Giant Comets Could Collide With Earth, Research Shows

While the movie <i>Armageddon</i> taught us to be afraid of doomsday asteroids, it’s actually comets that may pose a bigger threat, according to new research …

Stratio’s LinkSquare can scan your food or drugs to test their authenticity

How do you really know that the food or medicine you’re about to ingest is what the package label says it is? With the LinkSquare from Stratio, you can actually run a test to get confirmation.<p>Stratio is unveiling its new LinkSquare infrared scanner for food, pharmaceuticals, materials, and physical …

How Boxing Day got its name — and how people celebrate it

While no one seems to know for sure how it came to be called Boxing Day, it definitely has nothing to do with the sport of boxing.<p>Perhaps the most widely held understanding of its origins comes from the tradition of wealthier members of society giving servants and tradesmen a so-called "Christmas …

How to clean install Windows 10

Windows 10 has been available for a couple of days, and 14 million machines have already been upgraded. If you're anything like me and you have a custom PC or you just want a nice and clean install of Windows then you'll want to format and start over. Microsoft hasn't been exactly clear about that …

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