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Ctrl-Alt-Del Keyboard Ring: Punch to Reset

Ctrl-Alt-Del Keyboard Ring: Punch to Reset
They’re three little keys that every Windows user dreads having to use, but Ctrl-Alt-Del have been part of PC life since all the way back in the 1980s. If you’ve endured your share of soft reboots and Task Manager app quits, then wear these as as a badge of honor with this awesome ring.

WinPhone 95: If Microsoft Made a Windows 95 Smartphone

WinPhone 95: If Microsoft Made a Windows 95 Smartphone
The smartphone era hasn’t been kind to Microsoft. From their clunky early Pocket PC-based devices, to the stillborn Microsoft Kin, to their too-little-too-late Windows Phone tie-up with Nokia, the company has tried and failed many times to stake a claim in a world dominated by Android and iOS.
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SEGA Mega Drive Classics to Add Support for Mods: Altered Bits

SEGA Mega Drive Classics to Add Support for Mods: Altered Bits
SEGA Mega Drive Classics is a Steam collection of Mega Drive (aka Genesis) games ported to Windows. On April 28th, it’s going to receive a free update that adds an interactive launcher called the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub.

Need a Laptop for College? Here’s our Top Picks for 2016

Need a Laptop for College? Here’s our Top Picks for 2016
We get it – four years is a long time to have the same laptop, especially with all the upgrades and new models available today. If you need a new college laptop (or even your first), it’s important to pick a great computer that will last as long as you need it to…and that can handle your unique workload.

Core Systems All-in-One 1U-size Rack Computer: Servertop

Core Systems All-in-One 1U-size Rack Computer: Servertop
My only knowledge about working with servers is courtesy of Mr. Robot, but should you need a dedicated PC in your server rack or room, check out Core Systems’ new M1U2201. The M1U2201 fits on a standard server rack and has a 17″ 1080p screen, a keyboard, a trackpad, a 1.91GHz CPU, 8GB RAM, a removable 500GB SSD, two front-mounted USB ports, two Ethernet ports, three VGA ports and a PCIe slot.

Real Windows 3.0 Solitaire Cards Let You Waste More Time with Shuffling

Real Windows 3.0 Solitaire Cards Let You Waste More Time with Shuffling
Computer UI pioneer Susan Kare teamed up with Areaware to make a physical deck of playing cards based on her design for the first Windows Solitaire game. It’s funny that we got a real life version of Minesweeper way before this one.

Mass Effect 2 Windows Mod Adds Native Controller Support: What?!

Mass Effect 2 Windows Mod Adds Native Controller Support: What?!
As someone who’s never owned a Windows computer or any gaming computer for that matter, I was very surprised when I found out that the Mass Effect games for Windows never launched with and still don’t have native controller support. 

Autodesk 123D Tinkerplay User-friendly 3D Action Figure Creator: A Real Amateur Hero

Autodesk 123D Tinkerplay User-friendly 3D Action Figure Creator: A Real Amateur Hero
A couple of years ago, Autodesk 123D released Creature, an iPad app that makes it easy to create single piece 3D characters. This month the company released Tinkerplay, a mobile app that lets you design poseable characters and prepare them for 3D printing.

Review: Dell XPS 13 (QHD+ 2015 Model)

Review: Dell XPS 13 (QHD+ 2015 Model)
The latest generation Dell XPS 13 is an amazing specimen of modern technology, packing a highly-capable PC into a lightweight laptop with an amazing screen, and exceptional build materials. The most obvious breakthrough in the XPS 13 is its nearly borderless “infinity” display, which allows the laptop to pack a 13″ screen into the space that you’d normally have an 11″ or 12″ display.

This Five-Year-Old Is a Microsoft Certified Professional

This Five-Year-Old Is a Microsoft Certified Professional
When you hear the words “Microsoft Certified Professional” you probably either think of a white guy in his 30s or the fact that all that phrase really means is that the pro in question is certified to be able to properly install Windows and troubleshoot Windows installations.

Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet

Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet
Many companies restrict access to certain apps and other software features to prevent people from goofing off. Redditor AyrA’s employer went further than that – his work computer has an application that monitors running processes. But smart slackers are tough to beat.

Play Games in Full Screen Borderless Windowed Mode: 96.5% More Alt-Tab

Play Games in Full Screen Borderless Windowed Mode: 96.5% More Alt-Tab
Playing a game in windowed mode makes it easy to switch between the game and other apps. Many games give you the option of running the game in a full screen window, but if you want the best of both worlds check out Andrew Sampson’s Windows program, Borderless Gaming.

Flash Drive-sized Computer Runs Windows 8.1: PC on a Stick

Flash Drive-sized Computer Runs Windows 8.1: PC on a Stick
Nowadays you can get cheap dongles that turn most HDTVs or any monitor with an HDMI port into a dumb terminal for an Android device. But recently Meego unveiled the T01, a dongle that can run not only Android, but Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu as well, thanks to its Intel Bay Trail system-on-a-chip (SoC).

Windows 95 on Android Smartwatch: How Time Flies

Windows 95 on Android Smartwatch: How Time Flies
A couple of weeks ago we saw how Android apps can be made to run on desktop operating systems, including Windows. Corbin Davenport did the reverse, installing Windows 95 on his Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live.

Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2 Ships Next Week

Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2 Ships Next Week
Microsoft has announced that it is taking pre-orders for developers who want to get their hands on the second-generation Kinect for Windows device. The software giant plans to start shipping the new device next week. Reports from developers working with the new device say that it is improved compared to the original.

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller Now Available

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller Now Available
Some games on the PC are best played with the mouse and keyboard. However, some games really need a game controller. Games that have flying or driving in them are best done with a gamepad. If you have an Xbox One game system, drivers have now launched that will let you use your controller on your Windows PC.
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