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The best Microsoft programs killed before their time

Last week, Microsoft announced that it would be dropping its classic drawing app Microsoft Paint into the Recycle Bin with the launch of this year's …

Microsoft

Electronic music superhero Aphex Twin unearths massive, free music vault | Ars Technica

Includes hours of never-before-released beats over past 20-plus years.<p>Many of the greatest electronic musicians also happen to be computer and …

Music

Microsoft signals end of Paint program

<b>Microsoft's graphics program Paint has been included in a list of Windows 10 features that will be either removed or no longer developed.</b><p>Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since its release in 1985 and is known for its simplicity and basic artistic results.<p>Paint's successor, Paint …

Microsoft

Radiohead releases a surprise ZX Spectrum program for OK Computer anniversary | Ars Technica

And they're shipping it to fans on a bonafide cassette tape.<p>Radiohead has never shied away from arty and elaborate "special edition" versions of its …

Music

7 Cool Programming Tricks Inside Microsoft Notepad

No coding skills? No problem. Microsoft Notepad has you covered.<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of …

Python Programming

Raspberry Pi's tiny but beefy rival: UP Core can run full Windows 10

The Intel x86 UP Core is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.<p>UP has launched a crowd-funding campaign for its new developer board, the …

Amazon Look

So. Amazon have launched the "Echo Look", which is a basically a webcam linked to Amazon which has AI powered fashion sense. Apparently you can use …

Deep Learning

How to find the Windows 10 Creators Update's hidden desktop themes

If you're looking to pretty up the look of your desktop, there are just under 175 preset themes available in the Windows Store in the Windows 10 Creators Update at this writing—but finding them isn't so simple. Searching for 'themes' in the Store only gets you a bunch of apps and a random …

Microsoft

How to turn on 'Undo Send' in Gmail

There are no second chances in life, but there may be in email.<p>While this is of little consolation to those wishing they could hit "undo" on semi-recent national events, Gmail's Undo Send feature gives us all the break we so desperately need.<p>Are you using it? You really should be.<p>Email, after all, …

Lifehacks

How to get started with Paint 3D in Windows 10 Creators Update

The app allows you to access Remix3D online community.<p>One of the new additions in the Windows 10 Creators Update is the built-in Paint 3D app that …

Plant, weeds or flowers? This app can identify mystery plants in your garden

<b>New to gardening?</b><p>Flowers are for life, not just for spring. If you’ve decided to get green-fingered this spring but don’t know your lilacs from your …

Gardening

Budget Astrophotography With A Raspberry Pi

New to astrophotography, [Jason Bowling] had heard that the Raspberry Pi’s camera module could be used as a low-cost entry into the hobby. Having a …

Raspberry Pi

The Asus Tinker Board gives North American makers a new computer option

Why it matters to you<p>If you're in North American and planning a new computing project, you have now a more powerful option.<p>North American makers and …

Microsoft Flow app appears in Windows Store, only for Windows 10 Mobile phones with 2GB+RAM

Yesterday was a great day to be a user of Microsoft Flow, as Microsoft announced a new set of features that will be coming to the service. After …

Facebook launches beta of interactive social virtual reality platform Spaces

Why it matters to you<p>Spaces sheds light on Facebook's vision of the future of social media, which involves interacting with your friends in a virtual …

Microsoft replaces the password with a phone-based log-in

Microsoft's Authenticator app can now save you a step when logging into anything that requires a Microsoft Account. According to a blog post from the company's identity division, Microsoft has just flipped the switch on a new phone sign-in feature that skips the password entry part …

Microsoft

What's new on Cortana for the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft is updating Cortana with the Windows 10 Creators Update, and here we show you everything you need to know.<p>The Creators Update for Windows …

Microsoft

Emulate the Golden Age of the Macintosh Thanks to the Internet Archive

Along with its duties of maintaining copies of important news, literature, scientific information, and old MySpace pages, the Internet Archive also …

System Font Changer: restore font changing in Windows 10 Creators Update

System Font Size Changer is a free program for Windows designed to restore font changing functionality on the Windows 10 Creators Update machines.The …

Microsoft

The Ultimate Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

If you want to give the impression that you’ve been using Windows 10 for years, learning a few keyboard shortcuts is the best way to go about it—you …

The 9 most common problems with Windows 10 Creators Update, and how to fix them

The Windows 10 Creators Update is finally here, if you’re brave enough to try grabbing the Windows Insider Preview that is. As a major update to …

Microsoft

File Format Posters

It’s not uncommon for hackers to have a particular delectation for unusual interior decoration. Maybe it’s a Nixie tube clock, or a vacuum …

Posters

Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update to be available for only 13 handsets: Here's the list

The availability of Creators Update depends on hardware compatibility, appropriate drivers and more.<p>Not all handsets running Windows 10 Mobile would …

Create Your Own Chatbot Online and Increase Productivity

Chatbots are wonderful tools for productivity and efficiency.<p>Chatbots are wonderful tools for productivity and efficiency. They allow you to automate tasks which would otherwise take forever to complete, thereby enabling you to focus on other more important things related to your business.<p>Bots are …

Do this before you update to the Windows 10 Creators Update

The official release date of the Windows 10 Creators Update is April 11th, 2017. Windows 10 users who want the update early may download it on April …

Microsoft

Google Wifi will help you get your kids off the internet

Google is making it easier to pry phones and tablets out of your kids’ hands. With Google Wifi, you can now schedule an internet pause time during which the Wi-Fi is blocked from certain devices. The company suggests using it during dinner, your kids’ homework time, or bedtime. You can set multiple …

A password for RISC OS

Recently I set up my Raspberry Pi to boot into RISC OS Pi, and I also showed you how to set a password for your Raspberry Pi for when it boots into …

Tableau: a generative music album based on the Sense HAT

Multi-talented maker Giorgio Sancristoforo has used a Raspberry Pi and Sense HAT to create Tableau, a generative music album. It’s an innovative …

Raspberry Pi

Windows 10 Tip: Five ways to get started with the Taskbar

You can personalize it, manage your calendar, pin your favorite apps to it, move it to where you want to display on your screen and more. You can …

Microsoft