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You can play with ancient versions of Windows right now in your web browser

Windows 10 has gotten technology journalists and bloggers incredibly excited about the future of Windows, but now it’s time to take a look at …

An Alphabet Poster That Teaches You the Fundamentals of Font Design

If you can’t figure out why all your friends were snickering at your home-made wedding invites you carefully designed using Papyrus, Pop Chart Lab’s …

How to Extract APK File of Any App on Your Android Phone

Community Tested<p>This wikiHow teaches you how to extract the Android Package File (APK) of an Android app so that you can install the app on another …

Xperia Z4 - what's new and why Sony, why?

After many weeks of rumours and leaks, Sony have this morning announced the new Xperia Z4, but only in Japan. Remember that rumour of an all-metal build? That turned out to be false. With the Xperia Z4 appearing to be little more than an updated version of the Xperia Z3, what’s new in Sony’s latest …

Phones

How to run Android apps on any laptop or desktop

Android has a large, vibrant ecosystem of applications. From Heartstone to Plex to Twitter, Google Play is home to over 1.5 million mobile apps, …

Disney Research has a 3D printer that can sew bunnies for you

3D printing has resulted in solid solutions like cartilages, organ replicas and even tortoise shells. But Disney Research now has a printer that can create soft, bendable objects - think 3D printing stuffed toys. The mechanics of the printer are similar to conventional machines that use plastics or …

France wants to fight terrorism by spying on everyone

Prime minister says proposed surveillance law 'is not a French Patriot Act,' but civil liberties groups say it goes too far<p>French lawmakers have spent the past four days debating a controversial anti-terrorism bill that, if passed, would dramatically expand the government's surveillance powers. The …

Surveillance

Has This Teen Created The World's Safest Gun? | Luminaries

The Innovative OS That'll Bring PCs to the Developing World

Much has been made about the mobile "revolution" in the developing world, the way that smartphones have enabled the citizens of so many poorer …

Turn Your Drawings Into 3D-Printable Models With MakerBot's iPad App

One of the biggest reasons there isn’t a 3D printer in every home—yet—has nothing to do with price or availability. It’s the fact that if you want to …

This Bluetooth Adapter Streams Music Through Your Record Player

If pressured, Jesse England might have a tough time justifying the existence of his unique creation—known as the Universal Record. What looks like an …

Manfrotto Digital Director turns iPad Air into DSLR command center

At NAB this week, Manfrotto is announcing their new Digital Director system, which wants to bring your camera interface and shooting experience to a …

Red's latest 'Weapon' is an 8K full-frame camera

Red launched the first mainstream 4K camera when 1080p seemed like overkill, and now that this whole 4K thing might work out, it's got an 8K RAW model. The Weapon 'Vista Vision' features a mind-boggling 8,192 x 4,320, 35-megapixel sensor that can do up to 75 fps, widescreen 8K. The chip is also …

Blue Man Group's 'Game of Thrones' song celebrates Hodor

The Blue Man Group expresses its kinship with gentle giant Hodor with a peppy cover of the "Game of Thrones" theme done with PVC pipe instruments.<p>The theme song for "Game of Thrones" is just so darn catchy. It's inspired a wealth of creative cover versions from a wine-glass rendition to a …

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Microsoft puts kibosh on Kinect for Windows sensors

It's ceasing to make Kinect for Windows sensors and instead is advising developers and customers to use those for built for Xbox One.<p>Last year when Microsoft announced an adapter kit that would allow Kinect for Xbox One sensors to work with Windows, some wondered whether the company would cease …

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How to run Linux in a window inside Chrome OS

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom.Thanks to a handy set of scripts, you’ve long been able to install an instance of Linux on a Chromebook and …

Linux

Hands-On with Microsoft's $499 Surface 3, Arriving May 5

Windows RT, Microsoft’s Windows 8 spinoff that only ran touch-friendly apps, kinda sucked.<p>The Surface and Surface 2 it powered were admittedly nice pieces of hardware, but the ecosystem of touch apps just wasn’t there. Windows RT couldn’t escape the shadow of legacy applications, so the people who</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Launches a $100 Chrome OS Dongle for Your TV

Google is making a big push into Chrome OS today. The company just announced a $100 TV dongle that turns any TV into a Chrome OS computer, as well as new Chromebooks.<p>The new ASUS ‘Chromebit’ is the most interesting announcement. Due this summer, the dongle attaches to your TV via HDMI and turns …

Neptune Suite - One Hub, Infinite Possibilities

A smartwatch, a phone, a tablet, a keyboard, a dongle and a wireless headset. All for $599. | Check out 'Neptune Suite - One Hub, Infinite …

The Woolet Is A Wallet That Yells At You When You Leave It Behind

The Internet of Things promised us a deeper connection with our objects. We would be hugging our toasters, marrying our fridges, and sleeping with our bathroom scales. But nothing out there so far could talk back to us until the Woolet.<p>The Woolet is a wallet that contains a small beacon that …

NASA confirms there's an ocean on Jupiter's moon Ganymede

'Almost everywhere we look there's water.'<p>The largest moon in our solar system is hiding an ocean under its surface, according to observations made with the Hubble Space Telescope. Aurorae spotted by the telescope, confirmed the long-standing theory, and the findings were announced during a NASA …

Inside the world's first Google store

Google has opened its first-ever physical store and chose London to be the city to host it. In fact, the store has been open since Thursday March 5 …

5 things Apple didn't say about the new MacBook

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook sure is a beautiful notebook.<p>It's only 13.1mm thick and weighs two pounds. It's got a beautiful high-res Retina display …

Apple will make it easier for schools to use iPads by dropping Apple ID requirement

Everyone with an iPhone or iPad has to put up with the mild annoyance of entering their password when downloading apps or content from iTunes. But for teachers and IT administrators at schools, the situation is far worse. Imagine having to generate and manage hundreds of unique Apple IDs for each …

Apple Declares Death To All The Ports

<b>Update</b>: Here are the cables and accessories you’ll need for the MacBook.<p>Apple just announced its latest MacBook. It’s tiny. It makes the Macbook Air look like a Dell Inspiron circa 2002. But hopefully you’re not one of those jerks that actually uses the ports on the side of your computer. This …

A Closer Look At Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones

Canonical has finally got skin in the mobile game, putting its first Ubuntu phone on sale in Europe last month.<p>It’s been showing off that mid-tier device, made by BQ, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, along with a more premium smartphone made by Meizu, which will be released later …

Reduce Data Consumption in Mobile Chrome with These Settings

iOS/Android: With mobile data caps becoming ubiquitous, anything you can do to reduce data consumption helps. Depending on your OS, Chrome has a …

Bittorrent Sync Pro lets employees share folders from their PCs

Bittorrent's done beta testing its cloud-alternative Sync tool, so it's now releasing not just the stable version, but also a Pro one for businesses. Sync 2.0 still lets you share folders saved on your computer using web links, but it also comes with an assortment of new features. These include the …

The YotaPhone 2 and its awesome e-paper display are coming to the US

The YotaPhone 2, which ranks as one of the coolest and more novel Android smartphones in recent memory, is headed to the United States. <i>Phone Scoop</i> reports that the company plans to launch an Indiegogo campaign in the spring and make the phone available for around $600. Should that prove successful …

Android Phones

Why some iMessage texts are blue and some are green

Admit it: You've always wanted to know.<p>If you own an iPhone, you may have noticed something odd in the Messages app: Some messages are blue and some are green. What's the deal with that?<p>Short answer: Blue ones have been sent or received using Apple's iMessage technology, while green ones are …

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