You Can Rent This Modular Pocket PC For $200 a Year

Did you know that Chromebooks were originally supposed to be disposable computers? That didn't quite come to pass. But a new computer company called The Hive has a PC that you actually do trade in, year after year. » 1/09/15 7:47pm 1/09/15 7:47pm

HP Stream Mini: A Cute, Cheap Windows Desktop For Just $180

The $200 HP Stream is the bargain-basement laptop to beat. But what if you want a desktop instead? Take a peek at the new HP Stream Mini. At just over 2 inches tall, 1.6 pounds light, and a mere $180 out of your wallet, this tiny pastel blue nettop packs a surprising amount of value into the case. » 1/05/15 8:00am 1/05/15 8:00am

Computers Think These Are Real Animals and Objects

Even computers can be fooled by optical illusions. While computer vision is rapidly advancing, this set of bizzare images can fool even the best algorithms into thinking that they're real objects. » 12/15/14 6:32am 12/15/14 6:32am

When Can the Police Search Your Phone and Computer?

Your computer, phone, and other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. This sensitive data is worth protecting from prying eyes, including those of the government. » 10/21/14 6:50am 10/21/14 6:50am

Don't Call It Sony: This Is VAIO's New Prototype Tablet PC

Remember when Sony decided to sell off its entire PC business in one fell swoop? It looks like that wasn't the end of the company's iconic VAIO designs. Today at Adobe's MAX design conference, the new VAIO Corporation showed off a brand new tablet computer aimed directly at pros. It's a beefy machine with a 12.3-inch… » 10/06/14 8:17pm 10/06/14 8:17pm

How and Why Your Computer Crashes

Despite technology constantly improving, there's one eternal truth in computing: your computer can and will crash, probably at the most inconvenient point. But why is that? And why is it still a problem? » 6/16/14 4:30am 6/16/14 4:30am

Iron Man Exosuit Will Look for 2000-Year-Old Computer Underwater

Remember that nutso Exosuit—basically a wearable submarine—we showed you back in February? The Exosuit is about to embark on its first real mission: the hunt for one of the world's oldest computers in the Aegean Sea. It's a quest that has paralyzed and, in one case, even killed divers in the past, but the Exosuit will… » 6/04/14 4:20pm 6/04/14 4:20pm

The Smack-a-Mac: How Early Adopters Busted Computer Stress

These days we all love computers, but when they first arrived on the scene they had a few... glitches. So, instead of people punching their computer, they could take their stresses out on the technological equivalent of a stress ball: a Smack-a-Mac. » 1/27/14 6:30am 1/27/14 6:30am

If You Could Only Keep One Gadget, What Would It Be?

Imagine for some strange reason that you have to abandon the bulk of your possessions—maybe you're on the run, or just trying to live a simpler life. What single gadget would you keep? » 10/17/13 3:48am 10/17/13 3:48am

How to Help a Friend Choose a Computer

Buying a new computer can be a stressful experience if you're not constantly reading tech blogs. But when it comes to advising friends on what t0 get it, things aren't always straightforward. » 10/01/13 5:28am 10/01/13 5:28am

Ctrl Shift: If Computers Were Alive They'd Just Want to Bone You (NSFW)

Thank God computers are satisfied with the one-way relationship we have with them. We put them to work every single day, asking them to check our e-mail, using them to follow the news, play with them by going on Facebook and making them creep to the darker corners of the Internet. What do they get for all that? Just… » 7/12/13 1:00am 7/12/13 1:00am

What's The Biggest Repair Your Computer Has Ever Needed?

The other day I went to the Apple Store to pick up my computer and I felt like a celebrity. The person assigned to help me ran over and asked enthusiastically if I was Lily Newman. I nodded and immediately assumed that he recognized my name from Gizmodo and was about to tell me how quippy and brilliant I am. Because… » 6/30/13 2:00pm 6/30/13 2:00pm

You Can Now Buy a Wall-Mountable Version of the New iMac

At launch, Apple's new iMac was incompatible with VESA's well-known and much-loved wall mounting systems. Fret no longer, space savers, because now you can buy the new iMacs with a built-in VESA wall adapter from the Apple store. » 3/14/13 7:28am 3/14/13 7:28am

Gernot Redecker Computer Brush Review: Brush Your Computer Like It's…

If you're anything like us, your computer is covered with disgusting heaps of lint, dust, dirt, pita chip crumbles, and rainbow sprinkles. You could blow on it, or use compressed air—or you could use this gorgeous bristly brush. » 8/06/12 5:10pm 8/06/12 5:10pm

Watch Garry Kasparov and Alan Turing Play Chess

Sixty years ago, Alan Turing sat down to write a computer algorithm which could play a human at chess. Sadly, he never got to see it running on a computer, but now it's been coded up and who better to pit it against than... Garry Kasparov? Gulp. » 6/26/12 1:00pm 6/26/12 1:00pm

Google's Artificial Brain Loves to Watch Cat Videos

Hidden away within Google's X laboratory, where all kinds of secret projects are underway, its engineers have been working on creating an artificial brain. With 16,000 computer processors and freedom to learn whatever it chooses from the internet, though, it turns out that the brain does just what you do online: watch… » 6/26/12 3:43am 6/26/12 3:43am

Best Buy Cutting Up to $375 Off Sandy Bridge MacBook Airs and Pros

If you're wanting some shiny new Apple hardware in your life but can't afford the latest releases, get down to Best Buy sharpish. It's currently slashing the price of Sandy Bridge MacBook Airs and Pros to make way for the new models. » 6/18/12 8:41am 6/18/12 8:41am

Your Brain Scan Looks Different on Mac and PC

Science and medicine are supposedly based on rigor—a rigor where theories are only correct if you can replicate results. It turns out, though, that the software used to analyze medical images of your brain gives wildly different answers if it's run on Mac or PC. » 6/18/12 6:15am 6/18/12 6:15am

5 Reasons to Spend More Than $500 on Your Next Laptop

PC laptops can be crazy cheap, but there are lots of good reasons to spend a little more. Our friends at Laptop Magazine explain that you'll get a big boost in performance if you're willing to splurge on better hardware. » 4/02/12 4:00pm 4/02/12 4:00pm