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Twitch is currently playing the stock market with one man’s $50,000

Will they make millions or lose it all?<p>Over the past few years, Twitch has played everything from <i>Pokémon</i> to <i>Dark Souls</i>, but the latest iteration of the interactive gameplay experience may have the most to gain financially.<p>Stock Stream, an interactive Twitch stream taking place right now, is an …

Get Rid of Windows 10 Ads, Office Offers and Other Annoyances

Microsoft slowly started to sneak advertisements into the Windows platform with Windows 8, and they’ve only crept up further in Windows 10. From …

Why These 'Revolutionary' '80s Gadgets Totally Failed

Besides bad hair, pleated jeans, and <i>21 Jump Street</i>, the ‘80s brought us a remarkable <b></b>technological revolution. Nintendo changed the living room …

Portable

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

Harvard

8 simple science experiments you can do at home

But you don't have to be go through 8 years of school or work in a high-tech lab to do science.<p>There are plenty of experiments you can do at home. You might even have a few of the materials just lying around the house.<p>Here are a few easy ways for you to see science in action.

Here's everything that's new in Office 365 for June 2016 | On MSFT

Microsoft has been steadily updating its Office 365 platform with fixes and features for some time now. Some of the features accompanying Office …

Software

Apple iPads are getting crushed in a key market by what Tim Cook calls 'test machines'

If a company can get young people to use its products, the logic goes, then they're likely to remain customers when they grow up.<p>If that's true, then the iPad's struggle to break into the U.S. educational market is a very bad sign for Apple.<p>Apple's share of the United States "K-12" market has …

Ransomware: Extortionist hackers borrow customer-service tactics

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (Reuters) - When hackers set out to extort the town of Tewksbury, Massachusetts with “ransomware,” they followed up with an FAQ explaining the attack and easy instructions for online payment.<p>Servers for data storage in a file photo. REUTERS/Sigtryggur Ari<p>After balking for several …

Customer Service

How Much Data Does It Take to Make Your IPhone Heavier?

Spoiler: a lot.<p>We know that the 1s and 0s that make up our photos, videos, music, and other digital files are actually physically present on a memory …

UC Berkeley

Microsoft has a new data visualization tool you can use for free

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.<p>Simply fire it up in your browser, upload a data set (TXT, CSV and JSON formats are currently supported) and you can analyze it in a variety of ways. Whether …

Sick of traffic? This site shows how slow your journey would have been in 1945

I’m a map geek, so this Maps Time Travel thing is fascinating to me. It compares road travel today with what it was like in 1945.<p>You can enter any two UK cities or postcodes and compare travel times, distances and routes you’d take today with those from 71 years ago. Spoiler: fuel is generally a …

Google Maps finally gets customized location icons

This is one of those why-haven’t-we-had-this-all-along kind of updates, but Google Maps has just launched the ability to tag your favorite locations with themed icons. Previously, everything was stars. Stars for work, stars for home, stars for your favorite bowling alley, etc. Now you can make your …

The Four People (Besides Bill Gates) Who've Been The World's Richest Person In The Past 30 Years

In the 30 years that Forbes has been compiling our definitive list of the world’s richest people, countless ten-digit fortunes have been made and lost as people die, give money away and ride market swings. But only five men (yes, they’ve all been men) have claimed the top spot as the world’s …

13 classic video games you can play right now in your web browser

Archive.org is an incredible resource that has saved countless pieces of media from being lost to time. Essentially a library of the old internet, the website has made wide collections of art, movies, and music available to anyone with access to a computer and internet connection.<p>Last year, over …

Europe’s new laws could cost you 4% of your revenues

What’s 4% of your company’s global annual revenues? Are you prepared to pay this amount in fines?<p>This is what you might face if you’re not paying attention to new data privacy developments in Europe, as penalties for mishandling European citizen data apply to all companies, not just those …

Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs

New hardware needs new softwareMore than a mere blank slate, a new PC is a fresh opportunity—a collection of components that, with the right software installed, could accomplish anything from balancing your household budget to helping to cure cancer.Yes, stocking your PC is an intensely personal …

Game Assistant 3 helps keep track of your PC’s performance and games

It’s hard to remember what PC games I own because a lot of them come from different services and storefronts. That’s why something like Game Assistant 3 sounds so intriguing.<p>Today, software company Iobit released Game Assistant 3 as a free download. It can automatically keep track of over 4,000 …

RAM

Windows 10 Installs Automatically On Windows 7 And Windows 8

<i>Update: my new post Why Windows 10 Installs Automatically On Windows 7 And Windows 8 looks into the two major automatic upgrades Windows 10 will perform, why and what can be done about them.</i><p>Microsoft is getting a lot right. Making Windows 10 free, unifying it across desktop and mobile, introducing …

Windows 10

DIY PC: How To Source Cheap And Compatible Parts For Your Next Build

Welcome once again to DIY PC, a regular feature customized for PC builders and PC gamers. Ordinarily we examine the week’s hardware news, but this time around we’re going to focus on one thing: finding the most affordable and compatible parts for your next build.<p>For people pondering their first …

Headphones

Which is the better media player? PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revisited

Ten months ago, we tested the media playback functions of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 extensively, using the feature-set and the quality of the …

Media Players

7 Intelligent Gifts For Tech Savvy Children

The culture of gift giving troubles me–all that buying and spending in a country where the majority of us already carry too much debt.<p>Still, every year relatives ask me what they can buy my children during the holiday season. When I was younger, I resisted. I stepped onto my soapbox and gave some …

Microsoft Cuts Prices for OneDrive, Cranks Up Office Bonus to 1TB

The cloud wars have begun.<p>On the heels of Apple announcing cheap rates for iCloud storage and Amazon's unlimited free photo uploads for the Fire …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Codes of Conduct

The best smart home products you haven't heard of

Siri, open the pod bay doors<p>The smart home is the future — and it's almost here. Early adopters have begun to automate some of the electronics in their home, but so far it's a bit fragmented; with so many brands competing for space in your home, there's even competition to be the method of …

Watch Dogs - walkthrough, mission guide, hacking, access codes, strategy guide

Watch Dogs, Ubisoft's much-hyped sandbox game of cyber-subterfuge, has finally hit the shelves nearly two years after its E43 reveal. Set in a …

Samsung Galaxy S5 wireless charging - everything you need to know

Despite being one of the most technologically advanced handsets on the market today, the Galaxy S5 does not have built in wireless charging. Samsung just released two wireless charging cases, and I also tried many third party wireless charging solutions as well. Today, we check out the best …

10 great uses for old Android phones/tablets

There’s so much that your Android device is capable of and you just haven’t realized it yet. So, with a little bit of effort, you can help your old Android device break free from the depths of your cupboard.<p>Here are some of the best examples.<p>1. Alarm clock<p>People still buy dedicated alarm clocks? …

Gear & Gadgets

Film Studies 101: A Beginner's Guide To Aspect Ratios

A point of pride for many film buffs is a knowledge and love of aspect ratios. You can often hear their excited gasps of delight in any cinema …

Use the Galaxy S5’s secret service mode to test its hardware features

Worried your Galaxy S5 might have a dead pixel on its display, or that its accelerometer isn’t working properly? You could take it to a Samsung …