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'Windows 93' is like your childhood computer on acid

Flat design. Pfffft. You know what's <i>really</i> cool? ASCII renditions of <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i> in what appears to be its entirety. This bonafide internet gem (and who even knows how many others) are hidden in Windows 93, a web app spotted by <i>The Verge</i> that mimics a bygone time of cathode-ray tube …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

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This Gadget Can Charge Your Phone in the Middle of the Woods Using Only Water and a Flame

In the woods with a dead cellphone? You aren’t up the creek without a paddle if you have this nifty gadget.<p>BioLite — a company that uses thermoelectric technology to build advanced stoves for outdoor adventures and emergency preparedness scenarios — designed a kettle that can charge your phone with …

HP starts shipping its $430 SlateBook 14, an Android-powered laptop

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Can the market support a notebook computer that runs a mobile operating system? That’s the question HP(s hpq) is attempting to …

Former Apple Employee Sam Sung Auctioning Business Card and Uniform for Charity

Former Apple retail employee Sam Sung is using his rather ironic name and job history to raise money for a Canadian charity (via <i>Pocket-lint</i>). Sung worked for Apple in Vancouver's Pacific Centre store as a specialist and recently found one of his old business cards in pristine condition when it fell …

Lenovo Defies The Odds, Outperforms Overall PC Market And Overtakes Apple

Many experts—and I use that term loosely—have been predicting the death of the PC for quite some time now. While it is true that the overall PC market has been struggling as of late, it is not a market that is going to disappear anytime soon. In fact, with the right strategy and product stack, it …

Samsung’s New Chromebook Apparently Getting The Leather Look Of Galaxy Devices

Samsung’s next Chromebook has broken cover, courtesy of pro device leaker @evleaks, and the Chrome OS-powered notebook has a familiar design trait that’s becoming a Samsung trademark: faux leather. Like the back of its new NotePRO and TabPRO Android tablets, the back of the lid of this new …

New SteamOS beta tempts more testers with support for older PCs and dual-booting

Valve released its SteamOS beta with a warning: Only touch this if you know what you're doing. While that surely did something to separate true testers from the first wave of eager users, there were a few problems. Even the qualified needed a relatively new machine with UEFI, and a dedicated one at …

Alienware plans to release updated Steam Machines every year

Alienware will update its Steam Machine hardware every year, according to general manager Frank Azor. In an interview with <i>TrustedReviews</i>, Azor said a lack of upgradability on the recently unveiled model will basically require the company to keep pushing out new versions each year to keep up with …

SteamOS beta update lets you dual-boot your Steam Machine

We're still some ways off from Steam Machines getting into the hands of consumers, but if you're one of the brave few to get in on the SteamOS beta, the latest update gives the operating system a bit more flexibility. With the update, the OS now allows for "dual-boot and custom partitioning," so …

Google Wants To Build The Ultimate Personal Assistant

Google Search is changing rapidly. Given the company’s love of small, rapid-fire updates, its sometimes hard to keep track of where the company is going, but earlier this month, at the LeWeb conference in Paris, Google Engineering Director Scott Huffman presented a pretty compelling overview of the …