Unfortunately, it’s an inevitable part of life. Your brand new shiny laptop is gradually going to accumulate all kinds of software bloat and other clutter that drags it down—but you don’t have to suffer needlessly. We’ve covered speeding up your Windows 10 machine, and similarly, here are four quick tips for those of…
It’s a lot to ask a machine to be both a laptop and a tablet, but Acer comes damn close to nailing it with its new Switch Alpha 12. To make it work, Acer had to get weird with design.
I love gaming, but I also hate sitting up straight in chairs when I don’t absolutely have to. You’d think a console would be the solution, but really, this dumb-looking keyboard-mouse combo from Razer is the missing link.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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?
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…
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.
Hundreds of thousands of historical buildings have been destroyed by natural or human-caused disasters, which is why an organization called CyArk is scanning ancient landmarks all over the world in 3D. If someday something bad happens to them, we will be able to fix them with millimetric precision.
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?
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.
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…
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…
If you have an iPad for fun you can easily use it to make your work computer better and more productive. The iPad can work as a secondary display, a keyboard shortcut machine to quickly access your computer's programs and functions, a trackpad, a remote control, or even to access it through the internet. Here's how.
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.
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.