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The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

Get a Nyrius Songo Bluetooth receiver for $29.96

Normally $49.95, this high-end adapter lets you stream music from your phone or tablet to just about any stereo, boom box, or speaker dock.<p>Some would say I'm easily impressed, because I still get a thrill every time I stream music from my smartphone or tablet to a Bluetooth speaker.<p>I mean, sure, an …

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With 3D Chips, Samsung Leaves Moore's Law Behind

Moore’s Law is over, at least for one segment of the market.<p>Samsung Electronics earlier this month began to commercially produce three-dimensional V-NAND flash memory chips capable of holding 128 gigabits of memory. And today the company showed off the first solid-state drives made with the chips …

Firefox Phone, Mobile Operating System Hits U.S.

You may think of Firefox as a browser. But the non-profit Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary Mozilla Corporation which developed Firebox have now …

NALA Introduces Press Release Service for Small Businesses - Small Business Trends

Small businesses need public relations … PR. But when you’re busy running your business, it’s hard to get your story out to the world. It can be …

Microsoft Apologizes for Three-Day Outlook.com Outage

Microsoft today confirmed it has finally resolved an issue with Outlook.com that has been affecting some users for up to three days. The company apologized multiple times to those affected, explained what happened and the steps it has taken to prevent future issues.<p>The issue first began on the …

New discovery may make encryption 'exponentially easier' to break - ExtremeTech

New discovery may make encryption ‘exponentially easier’ to break<p>By on August 17, 2013 at 10:01 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Student 'Subversives' And The FBI's 'Dirty Tricks'

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on Aug. 21, 2012.</i><p>In 1964, students at the University of California, Berkeley, formed a protest movement to repeal a campus rule banning students from engaging in political activities.<p>Then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover suspected the free speech movement to be …

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Casting Ashton Kutcher as Apple's mercurial trailblazer, Steve Jobs, could have backfired big-time. It's one thing being the highest-paid sitcom star …

Flashback: Blondie Perform at CBGB in the Summer of 1975

Watch Debbie Harry play an unreleased tune, "A Girl Should Know Better"<p>Blondie's debut album didn't arrive in record stores until December of 1976, …

Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

The federal government has made it easier than ever to borrow money for higher education - saddling a generation with crushing debts and inflating a …

Microsoft's 45-inch touchscreen costs $150

Microsoft has a vision for a world in which every surface is a Windows touchscreen. That became a whole lot closer to reality this week.<p>A startup called Ubi Interactive is now selling $150 software that can turn any wall, desk or screen into a 45-inch touchscreen. Just hook up a Microsoft Kinect …

Bike Phone Charger - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Sean Michael Ragan shows us how he built the Bike Phone Charger project that Alastair Bland wrote for Make magazine. It uses an interesting component …

Ken Gracey Quadcopter Build - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Ken Gracey, the President of Parallax is building a huge quadcopter. In the picture above it might not look that big but when you realize that the …

Samsung debuts monster 1.6TB SSD with new, high-speed PCIe NVMe protocol - ExtremeTech

By on July 19, 2013 at 8:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Samsung unveiled its new XS175 line …

When and When Not to Outsource

Zalmi Duchman grew The Fresh Diet, his healthy meal delivery company, 400 percent when he hired a caterer to prepare food, but then had to change course. Here's why.

How elite security ninjas choose and safeguard their passwords | Ars Technica

There are many ways to manage your digital keys. Here's how five experts do it.<p>If you felt a twinge of angst after reading Ars' May feature that …

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FORTUNE — On Amazon (AMZN), there are three times more books available from the 1850s than from the 1950s. How is this possible? Our crazy copyright laws.<p>The finding is highlighted in a new research paper by University of Illinois law professor Paul J. Heald titled “How Copyright Makes Books and …

9to5Toys Last Call: $170 Samsung Chromebook (Refurb), $78 Brother WiFi printer, app freebies, more

<i>From 9to5Toys.com:</i><p>A large majority of the deals we cover each day come from a variety of ‘Daily Deal’ websites or are so popular that they don’t even last 24 hours. We know you can’t be at your computer every second, so we’re going to round up the best deals each day to make sure you have a fair …

Switched On: Hard drives face hard truths

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>The PlayStation 4's is upgradeable; the Xbox One's is not. For at least the second consecutive generation (the third for the Xbox), hard drives will be offered as part of the gaming experience for two of the home video …

How to make your Bluetooth speaker sound better

Try the Audiophiliac's simple experiments, and you might get better sound. It's easy to do, and it's free.<p>One great thing about Bluetooth speakers is you can use them to learn about how room size and acoustics affect a given speaker's sound quality. Experiment with placement and you'll quickly …

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The first arrest filmed on Google Glass?

A Google Glass explorer happens to be on a New Jersey boardwalk when a fight breaks out. His footage shows how easy it is to film, well, anything surreptitiously with Google's glasses.<p>"No, officer! Don't arrest me, arrest him! The weirdo with the strange glasses! He's far more dangerous than I …

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