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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 …

10 things we learned at today's Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel

This morning, J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy kicked off the annual Star Wars Celebration convention in a very big way. Original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Peter Mayhew were all there (Harrison Ford couldn't make it due to his recent plane crash), as …

Twitter introduces Star Wars emoji

The Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim is about to kick into full swing. It will feature panel discussions from the cast and crew of <i>The Force Awakens,</i> and we're likely getting a new trailer for the film, which means we're about to experience a flood of social media activity. With that in mind, …

Windows 10: the top 10 most requested features

Add tabs to File Explorer<p>This suggestion is self explanatory. A tabbed interface for File Explorer would allow Windows 10 users to simply tab through different folders instead of having multiple folders open that clutter the desktop. A number of third-party solutions currently exist, and the …

Ebola prevention: removing protective gear isn't easy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed yesterday that a nurse who treated Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US, has tested positive for Ebola. At the time of the announcement, the nurse — now identified as 26-year-old Nina Pham — had already been placed …

Redbox Instant streaming video service shutting down on October 7th

Netflix's grip on the streaming video market is tightening. Today, Redbox Instant announced that the service will be shut down in just a few days, on October 7th. The service, which went live last year as part of a partnership between Verizon and Redbox parent company Outerwall, has struggled to …

Microsoft and Adobe team up to make Photoshop way better for touchscreens

Illustrator gets major new touch features too<p>Photoshop isn't the easiest app to use on a touchscreen, but Adobe is quickly beginning to change that. It officially began supporting touch gestures on Windows 8 today — including the ability to zoom, pan, and rotate — after starting to publicly test …

How the financial crisis killed HP's printer business, in one chart

The company's best-known product never recovered from the subprime shock<p>Hewlett-Packard announced today that it was splitting its business in two, creating a printer and PC company alongside one dedicated to enterprise services. This may seem like the inevitable putting out to pasture of an aging …