Paul DeGraaf

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Manhattanhenge 2018: When and Where to Watch

New Yorkers, get ready to marvel at Manhattanhenge.<p>For two days every spring and summer, the sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid, creating a gorgeous celestial spectacle. For a brief moment, the sun’s golden rays illuminate the city’s buildings and traffic with a breathtaking glow.<p>“It’s …

Grand Central Station

Cut gas while you cut grass: your guide to electric lawn mowers

An ever-growing numbers of electric cars are helping replace gas burning vehicles on the road. So doesn’t it seem odd to commute to work in your efficient electric car all week, only to hop on your gas guzzling lawnmower on the weekend? As you get ready to drag out the mower this season, you might …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

NBA Trade Rumors: Detroit Pistons Set To Make An Offer For Kyrie Irving

The number of known teams to make an offer for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving may have increased to seven. The Detroit Pistons are reportedly …

Microsoft unveils a lot of big changes for Windows 10

Microsoft is releasing a new test version of Windows 10, build number 16215, today and there are a lot of changes on the way. If you’re a Windows Insider on the Fast Ring then it’s available immediately, for everyone else all of the new features will arrive in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update …

The biggest barrier to Windows 10 success is still Windows 7

The fate of Windows 10 lies in the hands of users that are still deeply in love with Windows 7.<p>This year's CES saw plenty of shiny new Windows 10 …

PSA: Lumia 950 available through AT&T and the US Microsoft Store once more

It’s not over until… the old lady of the American telecommunications industry is all done clearing Windows Phone inventory. That’s right, the Lumia …

Windows Phone

Be Inspired As The Stig Hustles a Dodge Viper ACR Around the Top Gear Track

Here's how the brutish American sports car thundered its way to a top-five position on Top Gear's lap board.<p>Around a race track, the Dodge Viper ACR is quicker than virtually any other street legal car, but only in the hands of certain drivers. With race-car-level downforce, massive tires, big …

How Microsoft built a computer so good, even Apple wanted to copy it

They were there to launch the Surface Pro 3, the newest version of Microsoft's tablet.<p>"This is a big day," Nadella told Panay. "Let's get it right."<p>The pressure was on: The first generation of Surface tablets had performed so badly in the market, Microsoft had to take a $900 million write-down for …

Batteries

Pick Up Samsung's Ludicrous 15 TB SSD For a Cool $10,000

15.36 terabytes in the palm of your hand.<p>The next time your computer gives you an error about your drive reaching capacity, you have a couple of choices. You could empty your recycling bin and delete some cruft. Or you could go out and buy a freakishly large 15.36 terabyte SSD and solve all your …

Don’t be fooled by a cooling Antarctica — warming is winning out

For most of the latter half of the 20th century, the Antarctic Peninsula was one of the fastest-warming places on the planet, with serious …

Climate Change

A New Explanation for One of the Strangest Occurrences in Nature: Ball Lightning - Facts So Romantic

Every so often, given the proper conditions, a small and roughly spherical piece of the atmosphere around us will briefly catch fire. As they are …

Wetlands

How Your Car's AC Works, and How to Recharge It When It's Dead

Finally, someone explains how air conditioning works in a way you'll completely understand.<p>Air conditioning is a modern automotive miracle when it's working. And when it's <i>not</i> working, you'll feel like a punk for having paid for a luxury item you can no longer use. Luckily, recharging your car's A/C …

February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount

Warnings of climate emergency after surface temperatures 1.35C warmer than average temperature for the month<p>February smashed a century of global temperature records by “stunning” margin, according to data released by Nasa.<p>The unprecedented leap led scientists, usually wary of highlighting a single …

Global Warming

Climate Experts to American Geophysical Union: Reject Exxon Sponsorship

More than 100 researchers—including James Hansen, Michael Mann and Kerry Emanuel—have signed an open letter pressing the American Geophysical Union …

Impressive Windows 10 In Lumia 950 Highlights Microsoft's Risky Strategy

After what seems an age (and three years between flagship smartphones is more than an age), Microsoft returns to the world of smartphones with a pair of handsets designed around Windows 10. I’m looking at the smaller of the two handsets, the Lumia 950, and while it’s one of the best Windows …

Windows 10

Xbox One May Get "Lightweight," Cheaper Model in 2016 - Report

Microsoft has already said it expects 2016 to be a big year for new Xbox games, but it's now been reported that next year may also see the launch of a new Xbox One model. Microsoft blogger Brad Sams reports today on Petri that he's heard from internal sources that Microsoft is discussing a …

Xbox

How to Buy 360 games if you only have the Xbox One

Firstly with permission thanks to by we have a small guide for people who want to buy and play those special Xbox 360 games but no longer own the …

Here's what Microsoft has planned for Windows in 2016

Microsoft is busy working on the update to Windows 10 — internally codenamed "Redstone"— that will refine many of the features and improvements that were introduced in 2015.<p>Here's everything you need to know.<p><b>Release date</b>: It is rumoured that "Redstone" will be released in two halves: One in June …

Windows 10

Greenland Ice Sheet Loses Its Last Grip

Greenland is losing the battle against rising air and ocean temperatures, a new study finds. The last bulwark to fall is the northeast corner of the …

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Microsoft in 2015: The Good, the Meh, and the WTF

Microsoft had an incredible year, with some epic moments. So without further ado, here’s my look at Microsoft’s 2015, the good, the meh, and the …

Windows 10

John Kerry rejects leading climate scientist's claim Paris talks were 'fraud'

COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Greenhouse gas emissions,Climate change,Environment,Global climate talks,World news,John Kerry,US news,James Hansen,Science<p>Kerry defends agreement after James Hansen, considered the father of climate change awareness, condemned talks over lack of …

This new 3D printer adds stunning laser-cut precision to your DIY craft projects

Laser printers are great, when they work. But up until now, they couldn’t print you out a wallet, a perfectly fitting pair of jeans, or a nifty wood-cut drone. A new 3D laser printer called Glowforge aims to let anyone do just that at home.<p>Unlike most 3D printers, the Glowforge doesn’t create …

IPad Air

Windows 10’s secret Xbox setting makes game streaming look way better

Xbox One game streaming to Windows 10 PCs is one of the best features of the new operating system. While Microsoft has a variety of settings that will suit a home network bandwidth, there's a secret one hidden away that unlocks the full potential of Xbox One streaming. Reddit users have uncovered a …

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 …

Windows 10

Pistons' Tayshaun Prince wants a buyout, Stan Van Gundy says no

Detroit acquired Tayshaun Prince at the trade deadline, which the forward apparently wasn't to happy about.<p>The Detroit Pistons brought back forward …

Microsoft’s next-gen ‘Spartan’ browser could run on iOS and the Mac

It’s come a long way in recent years, but even so, Internet Explorer may be Microsoft’s most reviled product: a web browser so bad it held web standards back for years. From a Mac fan’s perspective, the best that can be said about Internet Explorer is that, for the most part, you never have to use …

Microsoft Is Working On Its Own Internet Explorer Killer

Microsoft won't completely kill off IE in Windows 10, sources told Foley. It will include a version of IE for "backwards compatibility" meaning for sites, particularly older enterprise apps, that have been fine-tuned to function with Internet Explorer. That version is expected to be IE 11, the …

Report: Windows 10 will have a new browser that's not Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer, Microsoft's venerable but often despised web browser, may be on its way out.<p>That's according to Microsoft Student Partner lead …