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Jerry Pournelle, Science Fiction Novelist and Computer Guide, Dies at 84

Jerry Pournelle, a prolific writer of science fiction novels and witty advice columns for computer users, died on Sept. 8 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84.<p>The cause was heart failure, his son Phillip said. Dr. Pournelle had just returned from Dragon Con, the annual convention in Atlanta for …

How Thatcher killed the UK's superfast broadband before it even existed

As you sit on the phone to your ISP's customer service line, listening to half-baked excuses for why you've only got 0.5Mbps upload speed and why you …

Cure your iPhone addiction with NoPhone, a useless plastic rectangle

Do you mediate every bit of your experience through the cold display of your iPhone? Do you film concerts, text during dates, and spend more time looking at your screen than into the eyes of the people you’re hanging out with?<p>Are you addicted to your iPhone?<p>NoPhone may have the solution for you. In …

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The one Windows 10 tweak every user needs: ‘GodMode’

There are plenty of Windows 10 tips and tricks that you should be aware of – check <b>our Windows 10 cheat sheet</b> to learn about many of them – but …

The perfect hotel for thrill seekers hangs 400-feet off the side of a mountain

There's nothing quite like arriving at your hotel after an exhausting trip, strapping into a safety harness and ascending 400-feet using a series of …

30 year-old Commodore Amiga still powering school district heating system

Once again we must salute the greatest computer of all time, civilians.<p>The Commodore Amiga was new to GRPS in the early 1980s and it has been working …

The Best Strategy for Windows 10: Wait

The new laid-back Microsoft still plays fast and loose with its "freebies" enough that it can't be trusted.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …