Framing Pictures With Fingers Would Be the Best Google Glass 2.0 Feature

The first Google Glass might’ve died an ignominious death, but don’t give up on face computers just yet. Google will most likely launch some kind of updated Glass in the future, and when it does, features like framing up pictures with your fingers could make it a whole lot better than version 1.0. » 7/08/15 12:32am 55 minutes ago

Okay, So Maybe You Won't Get Windows 10 on July 29th

Are you entitled to a free copy of Windows 10? There’s a flowchart for that. However, there’s no flowchart to tell you when you might actually get Microsoft’s new operating system. Officially, Windows 10 is coming July 29th, but not everyone will get it that day—now, says Microsoft, it will roll out in waves. » 7/02/15 7:30pm Thursday 7:30pm

Samsung Disables Windows Updates to Favor Its Own Crappy Bloatware

Windows updates are simultaneously very boring and incredibly important: they have a habit of shutting down your computer at the wrong moment, but also patch critical security flaws with alarming regularity. So if a manufacturer decided to disable Windows Update to favor its own crappy bloatware, that would be… » 6/24/15 1:32am 6/24/15 1:32am

Microsoft Finally Decides, No Free Windows 10 For Beta Testers

In a masterpiece of confusion and deception worthy of a Russian dictator making holiday plans, Microsoft spent the weekend thoroughly confusing users of the Windows 10 beta over whether they’d get a free copy of the final version. But in the latest (and hopefully final) post on the matter, Microsoft has settled… » 6/22/15 10:02pm 6/22/15 10:02pm

This $120 Chromebook is a Great Travel Laptop

While this Chromebook’s specs are nothing to write home about (2GB of RAM, 16GB SSD), its size and 8 hour battery make it ideal for travel, and at the end of the day, it’s an honest-to-goodness laptop for $120. That’s one of the best Chromebook prices we’ve ever seen. [Refurb Acer 11.6” Chromebook, $120] » 6/19/15 6:15pm 6/19/15 6:15pm

What Was the Greatest Piece of Tech That Failed in the Market?

The history of technology is littered with the bodies of brilliantly innovative devices that failed in the marketplace. Maybe they were ahead of their time; maybe they were crushed by unworthy competitors; maybe we were all just too stupid to buy them. What was the very best machine that deserved to succeed and didn’t? » 6/17/15 5:35pm 6/17/15 5:35pm

Stanford Built a New Kind of Computer That Uses Water Drops

Dunking your laptop in a bucket of water while it’s running is just about the worst thing you can do to it. But researchers at Stanford University, led by assistant professor Manu Prakash, have developed a new type of computer processor that’s actually built around moving water drops, instead of electrons. » 6/08/15 2:08pm 6/08/15 2:08pm

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Review: Just Ignore The Word "Pro"

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You want a laptop that looks nice. Asus understands that. That’s why the company has tried so hard to build a better MacBook. The ZenBook line has given birth to many beautiful, powerful, desirable machines that offer PC people a chance to preen—even when they’re surrounded by MacBooks at their local cafe.
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Why Facebook Is Evil, According To Mindblowing New Series Mr. Robot

The dark, psychological hacker drama Mr. Robot slayed audiences at South by Southwest, and now it’s become a series on USA. It’s one of those rare shows that actually seems to understand what’s corrupt and rotten at the heart of the tech industry — and wants to burn it all down. We talked to the show creator. » 6/04/15 3:35pm 6/04/15 3:35pm