Windows 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now, and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit, the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumors surrounding Windows 9 show that it's going to be a move back to more familiar territory.… » 9/15/14 4:23pm 9/15/14 4:23pm

How to Take Care of the Hard Drive in Your Windows Machine

The hard drive isn't the most spectacular bit of hardware, but it's essential to keep your PC running smoothly. If it goes kaput, it takes all of your precious data and your applications with it. So to keep your hard drive happy, healthy and running smoothly by following these straightforward tips. » 9/15/14 10:28am 9/15/14 10:28am

HP Stream: A Windows Machine at a (Slightly High) Chromebook Price

Last month, HP gave us a good look at Microsoft's upcoming Chromebook slayer, known as the HP Stream, after temporarily posting its specs on their own website. Now, HP is announcing the device in a more official capacity with models expected to be available in the U.S. as early as September 24. But it's $100 pricier… » 9/08/14 11:01am 9/08/14 11:01am

Set a Video as Your Desktop Wallpaper With VLC

Since the demise of DreamScene with Windows Vista, users have been denied the option of having moving pictures as their desktop backdrop, but the hugely useful VLC Media Player provides something of a workaround. Open up a movie then choose Video and Set as Wallpaper to place it behind your program windows, audio and… » 8/21/14 3:18pm 8/21/14 3:18pm