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Windows systems are crashing because of a bug related to special filenames

If you’re among the holdouts still sticking with Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you should be aware of a newly discovered bug that can …

Windows 10

Watch how far Samsung's Galaxy S8 has evolved from the original Galaxy S

After months of anticipation and daily leaks, Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ finally arrive on April 21.<p>The S8's got arguably the most beautiful screen …

What makes a speaker sound great?

As you might have guessed, I spend a lot of time listening to speakers to evaluate their sound quality. No speaker I've heard in 20 years of reviewing, and another 16 years of selling high-end audio speakers sounded exactly like live music. Of course some get closer -- a <i>lot</i> closer -- than others. …

Audiophile

Supercharge Windows 10: Replacement apps that blow away standard Windows programs | ZDNet

Give Windows 10 more power<p>If you're a Windows 10 user, you're always looking to do more in less time. In this gallery, we spotlight 15 apps you can …

How to show the taskbar on only one display in Windows 10

Windows 10 has some nice features for multimonitor setups. One of which is the ability to display the taskbar on only one monitor. Changing this setting really comes down to preference. Sure, there are some good reasons to keep the taskbar on both monitors. Since the Anniversary Update, for …

I Never Imagined That Toothpaste Could Do So Many Things. Check Out These 20 Amazing Tricks! - Healty living base

Besides its main purpose to clean your teeth, your regular toothpaste can help you do all sorts of things. Here are 20 unusual uses of toothpaste …

Powershell Script for Website Availability Monitoring / URL Monitoring

Powershell script for website availability monitoring/URL Monitoring. This Script will take the list of URLs from a text tile( in this case from …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Physics

Our brains have a basic algorithm that enables our intelligence, scientists say

Our brains have a basic algorithm that enables us to not just recognize a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but the intelligence to ponder the broader …

Samsung phone owners haven't lost faith in their brand, poll finds

Samsung customers are still "fiercely loyal" to the brand, despite the company's recent troubles with exploding phones and a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7.<p>A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll published Sunday reveals the scandal hasn't appeared to have as much of an adverse effect on customer opinion …

Mobile

The Snooper's Charter passed into law this week – say goodbye to your privacy

This week a law was passed that silently rips privacy from the modern world. It’s called the Investigatory Powers Act.<p>Under the guise of …

Surveillance

The Best Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

If you’re paying for premium software, chances are there’s a free alternative out there you could use instead, with features just as good as the ones …

Bizarre Facts About the Human Body

Most people fart about 14 times a day. Now look around your office or home. How many farts occur daily in that space? *Cringe* I’m not trying to …

Why Samsung would be crazy to kill the Galaxy Note brand

There are a <i>lot</i> of claims being made currently about why Samsung should kill off the “tainted” Galaxy Note brand and move on. Suggestions include killing the line entirely and simply adding an S Pen to a Galaxy S8 Edge+ (or whatever) next year, to simply slapping a different name on what would …

Why your face should be your username, not your password

What if you could log in to your bank using just your face, buy clothes simply by photographing the model wearing them, or pay at the check-out by …

Give a 3D printer artificial intelligence, and this is what you’ll get

A London-based startup has combined some of today’s most disruptive technologies in a bid to change the way we’ll build the future. By retrofitting …

Artificial Intelligence

Hardening Microsoft Windows – STIGS, Baselines, and Compliance

<b>»</b><p>CVE-2014-10039<br>In Android before 2018-04-05 or earlier security patch level on Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile MDM9625, ...<p><b>»</b><p>CVE-2014-10043<br>In Android …

Razer updates DeathAdder mouse with more durable switches, "world's most accurate" optical sensor

The Razer DeathAdder is consistently mentioned by reviewers and gamers alike as one of the top gaming mice around — in fact, it was the best overall …

When 'Free' Windows 10 Becomes Expensive, You Should Fear This

Here is a date which should worry you: July 29th 2016. This is the date Microsoft will start charging for Windows 10. Here is another date which should worry you more: July 17th, 2017. Why? Because it just made July 29th, 2016 one heck of a lot worse…<p>July 17th, 2017 is at the heart of perhaps …

Microsoft has an emoji problem

Emoji are, essentially, a special type of digital text. The characters are set out by an organisation called the Unicode Consortium, and are subsequently adopted by a variety of software companies — including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, and others.<p>But Microsoft has been particularly slow to …

Lamborghini R&D Chief Explains Why Manual Transmissions are Dead

Maurizio Reggiani, head of R&D at Lamborghini, loves a true manual transmission. But in an interview with R&T, he explains why you'll never see one again in a new Lamborghini.<p>Lamborghinis are supposed to be about raw emotion: the scream of a V12 engine, the thrill of mile-wide tires scrambling for …

How your phone tracks your every move

In the digital age, how much of your life is actually private? To find out, ABC reporter Will Ockenden got access to his metadata. This is what that …

This Font Lets You See if You’re on the NSA’s Radar

There are over 40,000 keywords that determine threats. Project Seen wants you to know: are you being monitored?<p>When the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began leaking classified documents in 2013, it became clear that Western intelligence agencies were monitoring online communications with …

Lenovo quietly installed software on laptops, even if you wiped it

A recently uncovered feature – which had been swept under the rug – allowed new Lenovo laptops to use new Windows features to install the company’s software and tools even if the computer was wiped.<p>The oddity was first noted by Ars Technica forum user ‘ge814‘ and corroborated by Hacker News user …

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

Mao Zedong

Photograph: Jack Schofield for the Guardian<p>The new smart menu for Windows 10.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/28/1438095377912/524c8733-b0fc-4526-95d4-251a4fd719f4-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Jack Schofield for the Guardian<p>The new smart menu for Windows …

Windows 10

‘Mr. Robot’ Rewind: A security geek analyzes the popular new TV show

If you’re a passionate information security (infosec) geek and a pop-culture nerd like me, you’ve probably been waiting impatiently for Hollywood to …

3D Printer Uses Light To Create Objects (video)

Artist Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi has modified a 3D printer to be able to use light to create a 3D objects in space, by attaching RGB LED to the head of a …

3D Printing

Windows 10 likely to land at PC makers this week

Microsoft keeps wending its way past the mile markers en route to getting Windows 10 out to the public on time.<p>The software titan is putting the finishing touches on the operating system software and will finalize its prerelease development by July 10, The Verge is reporting, citing people who …

Windows 10

How to recreate your childhood game library with the Internet Archive

Gamers have had the pleasure of jumping, racing, puzzling, and fighting their way through some amazing titles over the years. But so often the …

Retrogaming