Windows 10 Features

These Are All the Key Windows 10 Features You Probably Won’t Have Access To

By on July 3, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

These Are All the Key Windows 10 Features You Probably Won’t Have Access To

Windows 10 launches later this month — sort of — to save us from the disaster that was Windows 8. As has become tradition at Microsoft, the company made some major missteps as it tried to better address the mobile market. Windows 8 was supposed to offer an ideal computing experience on PCs and tablets, but it ended up being a disaster on both. Now, Windows 10 will dial down the mobile features on desktops and laptops, instead shifting back toward a Windows 7-like experience.

Microsoft continues to announce more details leading up to Windows 10’s July 29th release, and now a new series of comparison grids highlights all of the key features that Windows 10 Home edition users will not have access to. More →

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Dell XPS 13 Review

Dell XPS 13 Review: Better Than the MacBook Air

By on July 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Dell XPS 13 Review: Better Than the MacBook Air

“I’ll give you my Mac when you pry it from my cold, dead hands” — might be the mantra of most Mac users. I can say that the new Dell XPS 13 is good enough to pry a MacBook from my — albeit animate — hands. I’ve been using the redesigned 2015 XPS 13 for the last several months and it was surprisingly easy to relegate my MacBook to backup status.

Here’s why: More →

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Raspberry Pi Case

A $9 Case Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into a Fully-Functional Mini PC

By on June 17, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

A $9 Case Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into a Fully-Functional Mini PC

The Raspberry Pi continues to be a game-charger. The tiny device burst onto the scene in 2012 as an ultra-affordable PC-on-a-card that could be used by anyone to serve as the brains of all sorts of gadgets. No longer was the task of sourcing computer components and piecing them together a barrier to entry for entrepreneurs and engineers, freeing them to focus on building out the rest of their product ideas.

But the Raspberry Pi isn’t just for founders, of course. Anyone can buy one starting at $20, and now you can spend another $9 to turn your Pi into a full-fledged mini PC. More →

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WWDC 2015 is underway: First up, Apple unveils OS X El Capitan

By on June 8, 2015 at 1:14 PM.

WWDC 2015 is underway: First up, Apple unveils OS X El Capitan

It’s time to batten down the hatches, Apple fans… WWDC 2015 is upon us. Apple’s huge developer conference kicks off each year with a big keynote presentation where Apple CEO Tim Cook and his colleagues take us through all of Apple’s new hardware and software that will be released in the coming months.

This year’s event is set to be an action-packed one indeed, and now things are finally underway. More →

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Windows 10 PC Quanta Compute Plug

This tiny Windows 10 PC is the size of a power adapter

By on June 4, 2015 at 3:33 PM.

This tiny Windows 10 PC is the size of a power adapter

Microsoft started showing off its first pieces of Windows 10 hardware this week and a lot of the attention has been on some of the impressive laptops and desktops on display. However, Windows Central brings us word of an under-the-radar Windows 10 PC that is incredibly just the size of a power adapter. More →

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Windows 10 Laptops Desktops

Microsoft reveals the first killer Windows 10 hardware

By on June 3, 2015 at 4:36 PM.

Microsoft reveals the first killer Windows 10 hardware

Ever since Windows 10 was announced early last year, Microsoft’s focus has shifted heavily toward the software side of its business. We’ve been too focused on Start menus, Edge browsers and Xbox One game streaming to pay much attention to the hardware that will actually run the OS, which is why Microsoft rearranged its priorities at Computex this week. More →

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Windows 10 Release Intel Skylake, Thunderbolt 3.0

Why Windows PCs are finally poised to become exciting again

By on June 2, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Why Windows PCs are finally poised to become exciting again

Although they don’t get as much attention these days as smartphones, Windows-based personal computers are still a staple of the computing experience throughout the world. That said, it’s been a while since Windows PCs were actually something to get excited about the same way that we get excited for new iPhones and new Galaxy S models every year. Writing over at Techpinions, Bob O’Donnell makes the case that the launch of Windows 10 marks a significant milestone for new Windows PCs, which for the first time in years might be worthy of our excitement again. More →

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Google Project Vault Abacus Soli Jacquard

4 brilliant new Google projects that will shape the future of computing

4 brilliant new Google projects that will shape the future of computing

By on June 1, 2015 at 11:45 AM.

Google focused on a few main projects at Google I/O last week that’ll soon lead to some big launches, including Android M, Google Now and Jump virtual reality. But these are hardly the only things Google is working on right now. In fact, Google has four new projects that paint quite a picture for the future of computing. More →

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Apple I Computer Price Today

How an Apple computer cost one woman $200,000

By on June 1, 2015 at 8:50 AM.

How an Apple computer cost one woman $200,000

Original Apple computers might not be of very much practical use today, but they can certainly fetch shockingly high prices when sold to collectors. But that’s only if you know what they might be worth. One woman in California apparently didn’t know that the old junk she was carting off to the dump included an early Apple computer, and she missed out on an epic payout in the process. More →

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Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Is the Windows 10 upgrade going to be free for you? Here’s everything you need to know

By on May 27, 2015 at 12:26 PM.

Is the Windows 10 upgrade going to be free for you? Here’s everything you need to know

Even if you haven’t yet tried it yourself, you probably already know that Windows 10 is a breath of fresh air. Windows 8 was an absolutely disaster, as Microsoft recognized that it needed to compete in the mobile space but decided that a single hybrid operating system was the answer. Sadly, the resulting OS failed on both fronts.

Windows 10 will follow the same path to an extent, but it dials back the new interface that angered so many users. Better yet, Microsoft has said on numerous occasions that the upgrade will be free for many users — but there is a great deal of confusion surrounding exactly who will be eligible for the free upgrade.

Here’s everything we know right now. More →

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SanDisk Z400s SSD Price HDD

SanDisk has lightning-fast SSD drives that are as cheap as regular hard drives

By on May 27, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

SanDisk has lightning-fast SSD drives that are as cheap as regular hard drives

Solid-state drive (SSD) can significantly increase the performance of a computers compared to regular hard-disk drives (HDD), but flash memory has never been the most affordable option for buyers. However, that’s about to change, as SanDisk on Tuesday announced a new family of SSDs that should be as affordable as regular HDDs. More →

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