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Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …

Apps

See-Through Solar Could Turn Windows, Phones Into Power Sources

"It's a whole new way of thinking about solar energy," says startup CEO about using transparent solar cells on buildings and electronics.<p>Anyone who has sweltered in a south-facing office during the summer knows the power of solar energy streaming through a window.<p>In fact, no reputable urban …

Microsoft’s new app translates 50 languages on your phone or watch

Microsoft has launched Translator, a new Android and iOS app that translates your text or speech input into 50 different languages. In addition to your mobile devices, Translator works with Apple Watch and Android Wear gear too.<p>The app features a clean interface that displays your translated text …

Language

The Japanese have just perfected the skateboard

A Japanese engineer just invented a nifty new way to travel: A transporter called a “WalkCar” that’s small, light and apparently easy to use.<p>The …

Skateboarding

'World's first' solar hot air balloon takes flight in the UK

The UK's International Balloon Fiesta in Bristol is a celebration of all things hot air ballooning, but this year it's taken a big stride into the future. August 6th saw the maiden public flight of the world's first hybrid hot air balloon, which flies by heating regular air from the sun alone. …

Liking Windows 10 so far? Here's how to make it even better

Windows 10 is great; if you’re on a Windows 7 or 8 PC, there’s virtually no reason not to upgrade.<p>That said, there are so many new features and settings that sorting through them all can become overwhelming, and you could be missing out on making the most of your Windows 10 experience.<p>Don’t worry …

Windows 10

Samsung makes big trucks transparent in the name of road safety

Art Lebedev's Transparentius is brought to life in new Samsung prototype<p>Back in 2009, Russian design house Art Lebedev introduced the dramatically titled Transparentius concept for improving road safety. It was remarkably simple: put a camera on the front of large, slow-moving trucks and connect it …

How to view the solar eclipse safely - and without glasses

Solar eclipses have captivated and mystified mankind for centuries. But what's the safest way to view one?<p>The most important message is never to look directly at the Sun, even through sunglasses or dark material such as a bin liner or photographic negative.<p>Makeshift filters may not screen out the …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Microsoft Is 'Tripling Down' On One Of Satya Nadella's Big Bets

Today, Microsoft is "tripling down" on that product, according to its leader James Phillips.<p>The latest version is easier to get started with — the goal of the team was to let people sign up in 5 seconds and get to real useful data within 5 minutes. Microsoft has also added a free version, and cut …

Power BI

This is Windows 10’s new browser and dark theme

Things are about to get dark<p>Microsoft is preparing to unveil a new browser in Windows 10, codenamed Spartan, and leaked images are providing an early glimpse at the Internet Explorer successor. Chinese site <i>Cnbeta</i> has published screenshots showing the simple interface of Spartan and the Cortana …

Intel has put an entire PC onto a portable stick for you

Many gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are too impractical or expensive for the average global consumer to care about. Others are merely showy concepts that no one ever actually buys. But some, like Intel’s new “compute stick,” are cool, useful, and relatively affordable.<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

Mycestro hands on: An innovative wireless mouse, with compromises

Mycestro Hands-On<p>Like a Magic Wand On Your Finger<p>Yes, You Can Type With It<p>Alien Scout Drone, or PC Accessory?<p>Fits Nearly Any Finger<p>Hidden Buttons …

How To Make Extra-Efficient Solar Panels Using Old Blu-Ray Discs

Blu-ray discs' pretty color actually makes them great at capturing light.<p>You probably don't think of them that way, but Blu-ray discs have a gorgeous color. In fact, the same physics that gives butterfly wings and housefly eyes their iridescent shine are also at work on Blu-ray. All are examples of …

Solar Panels

5 simple ways to organize your Google Drive

Google Drive is like your closet — you stash all your stuff there, but it's not exactly organized.<p>The storage service lets users save files like …

Google's Chrome Web Browser Is Killing Your Laptop Battery

There is a problem with Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows that is potentially very bad news for laptop users. It can drastically affect battery life, and even slow down your computer.<p>So, why is Chrome eating through your battery quicker than other internet browsers? The problem is down to …