Upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 is not quite as seamless as the move from Windows 8.1, but it’s close. You get to keep your applications and settings, and the process is simple and leaves you almost no chance to accidentally delete all your apps and data.
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.
As a tech reporter a lot of gadgets pass through my hands, but I’m a lousy early adopter in my personal life. I think the reason is readily understandable: it’s money. I don’t like to spend a lot on gadgets when I can make smart decisions and then just enjoy what I’ve bought. And by using this approach I get an added…
The team that brought us the first neurally remote controlled beetle has a new paper out today proposing a huge step forward in brain-computer interfaces. In an article published the arXiv Quantitative Biology archive, Dongjin Seo, Michael Maharbiz, and colleagues from the University of California at Berkeley…
Huge Herr is a cyborg. He has two bionic legs. He does pioneering research into cybernetic technology. But much more importantly, he has some very forward-thinking ideas about this technology, and how our society should deal with it. Read this amazing profile of him in the Wall Street Journal, which includes a lot of…
Droid Life got their hands on internal Verizon slides that reveal that Verizon has plans to let its customers upgrade their phones more often. Yeah, kind of like T-Mobile's Jump plan. The 'VZ Edge' plan will supposedly let Big Red customers upgrade to a new phone once they have paid off 50% of their phone. Upgrade…
After promising for ages, then delaying it and killing it off on other phones like the One S, HTC’s finally come through with an Android 4.2.2 update for the much-loved HTC One. What a cracking point update it is too, because HTC’s finally fixed one of the One’s biggest gripes.
When I was little, I found it very hard to get up in the morning. When my mum would come calling me for school, I would conjure up all sorts of imaginary solutions for how I could manage to sleep a little bit longer.
I've argued before that the most profound change from cyborg technology will come not from upgrading our capabilities, but from changing our desires. Our desires form the core of who we are. They are literally why we get up in the morning. And there are many aspects of our desires that we'd like to change, for…
When we think of cyborgs, we tend to think of the images we know from popular culture. But because movies and TV have to be visually entertaining, they tend to depict mainly the kind of cyborg upgrades that just look flashy - humans with robot arms and legs, prosthetics, etc.
Upgrade's adhoc Cyborg-themed linkfest
Dmitry Itskov dreams of immortality. It’s a dream that the Russian multimillionaire is hoping to engineer into reality in a relatively short 32 years with his creation of the “2045 Initiative” – a project devoted to the kind of “life extension technologies” that currently populate science fiction.
We live in a world full of cyborgs, though most of us don't notice it.
Time for an upgrade, AT&T users! Beginning May 1, you'll be able to trade in your current smartphone for at least $100 off a new one (as long as you re-up for another 2 year contract). That means you can get an iPhone or a Galaxy S4 for a bill less than usual, even if the smartphone you're trading in is an old crappy…
The world is awash with tablets, but if you're a nerd who likes to tinker, it's important that you buy one that isn't too tricky to take apart, repair and upgrade. Fortunately, iFixit has released a list which ranks tablets according to their repairability.
That's right. You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to upgrade your iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S. Just buy this special kit. It is just 99 cents! It's easy. Here's how:
AT&T is set to release an AT&T Upgrader app for the iPhone 4S. The app is supposed to simplify the upgrade process by letting iPhone owners know what type of upgrade they're eligible for, how much the iPhone 4S will cost and then let them place their pre-order, all through the app.
If you're a Verizon customer with an "New Every Two" upgrade coming, start checking your email. Big Red might have just bumped you to the front of the line.