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When Microsoft released Windows 10 to the general public at the end of July in 2015, it generously offered free upgrades to Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users for a full year. Sure, it was in Microsoft's best interest to get as many people as possible to run Windows 10, and at times the company was more than a little... Read more...
Depending on how old you are and where you went to school, you might memories of jabbing a potato with nails, wiring it up with copper, and using the seemingly unlikely contraption to illuminate a light bulb. That was high tech stuff back in the day, but it's a different era and today's kids are playing with far... Read more...
Microsoft is doing a solid for people with accessibility needs who use assistive technologies by extending the deadline to upgrade to Windows 10. For the general public, the yearlong offer expired last Friday July 29 (or July 30 in the wee hours of the morning, depending on where you live), but for anyone who uses an... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on an Xbox One bundle (that includes a game controller and gift card), a Casio Pathfinder Solar Watch, a Samsonite Syndicate Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bag, and more. Full details for... Read more...
Facebook is making it even easier for users to upload 360-degree videos and share them with friends via the News Feed. Taking advantage of the feature is as simple as capturing a panoramic or 360-degree photo with your smartphone (or a 360-degree camera) and directly posting it using the Facebook app as you would any... Read more...
Last year, the BBC embarked on an ambitious project to help inspire children to code. The BBCs Make it Digital initiative aimed to put one million Micro:bit computers into the hands of Year 7 students (11 and 12 year olds) in the UK for free, and drew on the expertise of software and hardware partners including... Read more...
In the 90s it seemed like every cartoon hero/villain saved/destroyed the world by inserting a floppy disk. It turns out that they were not that far off. According to a watchdog report, the United States nuclear force still runs onIBM Series/1 computers and uses floppy disks designed in the 1970's to coordinate some of... Read more...
Olympus just announced the newest member of the Tough family, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker. It is the first rugged experiential camera to include an advanced Field Sensor System, a 204 ultra-wide-angle F2.0 high-speed lens and Ultra HD 4K 30p video capture to record action video with corresponding activity... Read more...
After complaints surfaced that some backwards compatible Xbox 360 games weren't running properly on the Xbox One, software engineers at Microsoft got busy working on a system update, one that is now available. Early reports are that certain Xbox 360 games are running much better after applying the... Read more...
In less than a week, you'll be able to waltz into an AT&T store and purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet, if that's what you're after. Unveiled back in July, the Galaxy Tab S2 is Samsung's newest generation Android tablet with a slim and light profile. In fact, Samsung says the Galaxy Tab S2 boasts the thinnest and lightest metal frame Read more...
Whether your old tablet is starting to spit and sputter or you're looking to buy a slate for the first time, you have a lot of options to choose from. And if you can hold off until next month, you can add Samsung's newly unveiled Galaxy Tab S2 in two different size options -- 9.7 inches and 8 inches -- to the list of... Read more...
Move over Raspberry Pi, theres a new micro computer in town, and its geared [for now] primarily at British schoolchildren. We first brought you news about the Micro:bit in early March as a part of the BBCs Make it Digital campaign. At the time the device was still in the prototype stage, but the device is now being... Read more...
Windows 10 isn't even out the door yet, so what better time than now to talk about its successor? Believe it or not, there's a fair bit of information on it floating around already, with its codename being particularly interesting: Redstone. Following in the footsteps of 'Blue' and 'Threshold', Redstone is an... Read more...
As wearable tech concepts go, the idea of a "smart helmet' a motorcycle helmet equipped to deliver usable information to its wearer via heads-up visuals projected onto the visor, such as GPS data really is quite smart, allowing riders to keep their eyes on the road. And even smarter? Configuring said helmet to respond to voice commands, Read more...
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