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How to download and install Windows 10 without using Windows Update

Windows 10 launched today (read our review), but because Microsoft is releasing its new OS in waves, not everyone can get it right away. Furthermore, some users are having trouble with Windows Update (on one of my PCs, I got an error last night, and this morning it simply got stuck on “Checking for …

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The best headphones for under $50

The Winner<p>Panasonic RP-TCM125<p>If you’re looking for the best cheap headphones to replace your EarPods or other included headphones, look no further than Panasonic’s TCM125. These cheap headphones have a simple design, are super lightweight, are comfortable to wear, and most importantly, sound …

VMware Fusion 7 Launches with Virtualization Support for OS X Yosemite and Windows 8.1

Following the launch of Parallels Desktop 10 last month, VMware has launched its new VMWare Fusion 7 virtualization software, bringing support for OS X Yosemite and improving compatibility with Windows 8.1. The release also adds a number of new features, including a new look, improved performance, …

9 tips every Windows user should know

Software

Hidden Google: 10 Fun Search Tricks

This is where the intro normally goes, but let’s be honest with each other about the nature of this relationship. You’re going to skip right over …

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all – complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums. The course is called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” and it provides everything you need to learn how to make an …

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

How to Remove Scratches From Your Phone

Image: Mashable, Isar Chang<p>Whether it's from the car keys in your pocket or an accidental drop, our phones are bound to be victims of scratches and …

Meet Mobile Odin, a must-have app for flashing Android phone or tablet software

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Gadget Helpline<p>Modifying the operating system on an Android(s goog) device has been an arcane process for years. …

Remove Clothing Stains With Windex

Windex is known for its window cleaning abilities, but Household Hacker says you can use it to remove tough clothing stains too if you're in a …

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Going Dark: The Internet Behind The Internet

The average computer user with an Internet connection has access to an amazing wealth of information. But there's also an entire world that's invisible to your standard Web browser.<p>These parts of the Internet are known as the Deep Web. The tools to get to there are just a few clicks away, and more …

23 Ways Duct Tape Can Fix Anything

Duct tape makes basically everything.<p>The sticky, multipurpose adhesive has secured objects and helped people out of a jam since its invention during …

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm not using it. Of late, if the machine has to shut down (eg to complete the installation of Windows updates), it won't get past the blue "HP Invent" screen. …

Job hunting is a matter of Big Data, not how you perform at an interview

How do we end up in the jobs we end up in? And why did we miss those opportunities we had set our hearts on? If most of us look back, the reality is likely to be as fraught with chance as any other aspect of our biography. Our working lives are essentially fictive constructs, born out of the …

How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat on PC via Android x86 ISO

Android has for long been restricted to smartphones and tablets, and is rightly considered as the mobile operating system. However, the advent of …

Horse drug ketamine is ‘remarkable’ treatment for depression

Horse tranquiliser ketamine has been ‘successfully’ used at an NHS clinic to treat people with depression.<p>The hallucinogenic party drug – set to be …

Josh Worth's 'Tediously Accurate Scale Model Of The Solar System' Is Very Wide

Space is really big. And really empty.<p>To prove it Josh Worth has created possibly the widest web page ever created to demonstrate the vast desolation …

Miniature Flaming Crossbow Is A Doddle To Make And Will Annoy Your Pets

Perfect for battling rodents, singeing pets or turning Barbie dolls into Amazonian warriors, behold the tiny flaming crossbow...<p>With nothing more …

Can an app help improve your vision? Science says yes.

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>With hundreds of thousands of available apps, there just might be one for every need. Take UltimEyes, for example. The …

Breathe it in

XENON is one of the shyest members of the periodic table of the elements. Chemically, it is almost inert, and physically, it makes up only 0.000009% …

How to keep strangers out of your Gmail and your face out of Google ads

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom<p>You might have received an email from Google(s goog) last week, explaining changes to Gmail that now let Google+ …

Router advice is worth repeating

Turning a spare router into a "repeater" can boost your wireless reception into distant parts of your house<p><i>Some time ago you fielded an enquiry from a reader with lousy wireless reception in distant parts of a large Victorian brick built house. He asked if his spare wireless router could be</i> …

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Smartphone screen repair: seven DIY fixes

iPhone screen repair after scratches or cracks can often be expensive, so Daniel Johnson brings you seven cheap DIY fixes<p>Mobile phones are not as indestructible as the small-screened handsets of old. You could almost throw the Nokia 5210 on the floor and there would be little discernable damage to …

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