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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

This is Neil deGrasse Tyson's favorite science joke

The 10 Best Wireless Routers

The 10 Best External Hard Drives

The Father of the Digital Synthesizer

Inside Laser Printer Toner: Wax, Static, Lots of Plastic

Plugging a 1986 Mac Plus into the modern Web

Microsoft to make rendering engine changes with Spartan, IE in Windows 10 Summary:Microsoft is tweaking its browser strategy ahead of making 'Spartan' available to Windows 10 users.

Wireless Phone Charging

Broadband companies sue over new Net neutrality rules A pair of lawsuits challenge agency's new Internet traffic rules, calling them a violation of federal law.

7 things to consider before canceling cable Cutting the cord isn't always a straightforward process. Here's what you need to know.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Microsoft gives up on charging for Windows in China

What is VLC Media Player?

World's largest asteroid impacts found in central Australia

Marvelous Mars The highest-resolution panorama ever taken by a rover illuminates unprecedented detail of the red planet's surface.

A 6-Speed Transmission Built Entirely From LEGO

Earth's tectonic plates skitter about

Costa Rica goes 75 days powering itself using only renewable energy

Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the oceans - with potentially dire consequences

Monday, March 23, 2015

Apple to Debut New A8-Based Apple TV Box With App Store and Siri at WWDC

Apple Stops Supporting Windows 7 in Boot Camp on New MacBook Pro, MacBook Air Models

Why Computer Color Is Broken

Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Safari All Hacked at Pwn2Own Contest

How to turn off YouTube's new autoplay feature YouTube has added autoplay. Learn two ways to stop the next video from automatically playing.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

20 Apple keyboard shortcuts business users need to know

Watch: Total solar eclipse looks perfect from space With no pesky clouds to get in its way, the European Space Agency's Proba-2 satellite captures a stunning view of the moon blotting out the sun.

'Breathtaking' solar eclipse witnessed by millions

The 411 on 4K TV

The computers that will help scientists step closer to the Big Bang Summary:IBM has shown off some of the novel computer systems that could help the world's largest radio telescope to peer 13 billion years back in time.

How a Brilliant Intelligence Officer Used 'Monopoly' to Free WWII POWs

Friday, March 20, 2015

High-Resolution 3-D Scans Built from Drone Photos A drone spent hours swarming around Rio's iconic Christ statue to show a cheap way to capture highly accurate 3-D scans.

More than a million stars are forming in a mysterious dusty gas cloud in a nearby galaxy

Before the Dinosaurs, 'Butcher' Crocodile Ruled the Earth

Supernovas Spawned Space Dust for Ancient Galaxies, Study Finds

Dormice, ostrich meat and fresh fish: the surprising foods eaten in ancient Rome

Windows 10 won't be the operating system I was hoping for

Windows 10 build 10041: 99 bugs on the wall, fix a bug, add a feature, 114 bugs on the wall More Cortana, updated browser, still a race to summer

NASA's MAVEN spots auroras, dust at high altitudes above Mars The auroras are driven by the sun, but we don't know where the dust came from.

Zombie SCO shuffles back into court seeking IBM Linux cash Bring it on say Big Blue's beaks

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Solar Eclipse Of 2015 Will Be Visible Only In Europe, But That Doesn't Mean We All Can't Join In The Fun

12 incredible photos of space tech from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab

Is it time to replace passwords with passthoughts? Logging into computers using brain signals is possible and is considered single-step multi-factor authentication.

A day may come when flash memory is USELESS. But today is not that day However sometime in the 2020s it will be. What then?

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 10041, commits to monthly updates Summary:If you've been impatiently awaiting a new preview build of Windows 10, you can stop drumming your fingers and begin downloading Windows 10 Build 10041. And Microsoft promises no more lengthy delays; you can expect new builds to arrive monthly until the launch date this summer.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Do You Need a Download Manager?

Ditch your phone's default calendar for one of these apps Let's face it, the calendar app that came with your phone isn't always the best choice for managing your schedule. Replace it with one of these pretty and helpful alternatives.

Powerful Solar Storm Rips into Earth's Magnetic Field

Europe braces for 'unprecedented' power issues from solar eclipse

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Elon Musk: Tesla Model S will go farther on a charge

Recap: All our Apple Watch and MacBook stories in one place

Adobe Flash Update Plugs 11 Security Holes

The Best Tech You Can't Buy

Explaining the "USB 3.1 Gen 1" port in the Retina MacBook Not all USB 3.1 ports are created equal, as the new laptop shows.

USB Type-C Explained: What It Is and Why You'll Want it

Hands on with Apple's Force Touch trackpad The new 12-inch MacBook is still weeks away, but you can get the Force Touch trackpad right now in this updated 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Microsoft promises drastic cuts in disk space use for Windows 10 Summary:The increasing popularity of SSDs and flash-based storage have created a big problem for Windows, and that problem is getting worse as OEMs shrink storage on cheap tablets to save costs. To address the problem, Microsoft is making some radical changes in Windows 10.

The new MacBook's single port comes with a major security risk

Sunday, March 15, 2015

MS Update 3033929 Causing Reboot Loop

Firefox Burning Out? One of the operating system updates Microsoft released on Tuesday of this week - KB3033929 - is causing a reboot loop for a fair number of Windows 7 users, according to postings on multiple help forums. The update in question does not appear to address a pressing security vulnerability, so users who have not yet installed it should probably delay doing so until Microsoft straightens things out.

Microsoft to accelerate its release pace for Windows 10 preview Summary:If you're testing the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has a friendly word of advice for you: Fasten your seat belt. And if you're worried about the risk of crashing, consider downgrading to the Slow ring.

13 things you need to know about the FCC's Net neutrality regulation Having trouble digesting all 400 pages of the FCC's Net neutrality order? Have no fear, CNET's Marguerite Reardon is here to tell you what you really need to know.

Recently active volcanoes

Thursday, March 12, 2015

CNET Update: The biggest news from Apple's Watch event is the MacBook

Is Your Car Vulnerable to Hackers?

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates block a pair of high-profile exploits Summary:In this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is serving up a dozen security-related updates for Windows, including two fixes for vulnerabilities that have been publicly disclosed. In addition to five Critical security updates, today's list includes fixes for the cross-platform FREAK flaw.

How Apple's embrace of the new USB points to world without wires Apple's reliance on a single, more powerful version of the USB port in its new MacBook might alienate customers today, but analysts say the company is leading the way to future PC design.

Key features of USB type-C you should know

Can't we just get rid of ethanol?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ALERT: Time to FREAK Out?

9 Amazing Shots From NASA's Dawn Spacecraft

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

Call recording on: Listen to an actual Microsoft support scam as it happened

Apple releases iOS 8.2 today with Apple Watch support and plenty of bug fixes The Health App gets particular attention, but lots of other bugs make the list.

How to Force-Quit an Application on Any Smartphone, Computer, or Tablet

USB Type-C: One cable to connect them all CNET editor Dong Ngo explains the USB standard and the significance of the latest USB Type-C.


Monday, March 09, 2015

Our 10 Favorite Windows 10 Universal Apps for PCs and Phones Microsoft has committed to unifying its app store to support all screen sizes from phones to high-powered desktop PCs. Here are the best apps so far.

Exclusive: Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest In search for legendary "City of the Monkey God," explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.

Massive Panama Canal Upgrade Could Transform Global Shipping, Again An expansion will allow for boats up to three times the current size

How to Quickly Transfer Your Files and Settings to a New PC (or Mac)

Friday, March 06, 2015

First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought

iOS 8.2 to Launch Next Week as Final Beta Seeded to Employees and Carrier Partners

Unboxing the supercharged, $35 Raspberry Pi 2 (pictures)

How Geothermal Could Cleanly Power the Planet: Indonesia's Tale The Earth's heat offers a clean and steady source of electricity, though it doesn't come cheap.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Best Antivirus for 2015?

SanDisk launches Infiniflash, aims to bring flash array costs down Summary:SanDisk launched a new enterprise flash system that could upend the storage economics favoring traditional hard drives.

New Titanium-Making Process Could Result in Lighter Aircraft A new process could extend the use of titanium for lightweight, more fuel-efficient airplanes.

What Crazy Dash Cam Videos Teach Us About Self-Driving Cars

Is This The End For Crapware?

Sunday, March 01, 2015

How to Set Up a Home Media Server You Can Access From Any Device