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I Don’t Remember Windows 95 Being This Terrifying

I Don’t Remember Windows 95 Being This Terrifying
Windows 95 is similar to Windows 8 in that both operating systems feature significant changes from its predecessor. For example, before Windows 95, MS-DOS and Windows were separate operating systems. Also, unlike its predecessor Windows 3.1,

Windows 8 Coffee Table: aka Surface OG

Windows 8 Coffee Table: aka Surface OG
The Surface that we have today is quite different from the Surface that Microsoft introduced in 2007. For one thing, the Surface tablets are way smaller than the old Surface, which was supposed to be a tabletop computer.
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HTC 8X: Nokia Lumia 920 Doppelganger?

HTC 8X: Nokia Lumia 920 Doppelganger?
It looks like all the big companies now have got an 8 megapixel camera in their smartphones, and although I’ve had one for almost a year on my iPhone, I am somewhat disappointed that no one has released a smartphone with a better camera, except that PureView craziness Nokia released.

Nokia Lumia 920: A Bigger and Better Windows Phone?

Nokia Lumia 920: A Bigger and Better Windows Phone?
Unless you’ve been living in a cabin somewhere near a lake or in the woods, you’ve probably heard about Nokia’s Lumia smartphones. The previous models were pretty good, but Nokia’s upped the ante with the Lumia 920, a week or so before the iPhone 5 is set to be announced.

RGB + LED + USB = blink(1)

RGB + LED + USB = blink(1)
While I particularly like the look and programmability of the L8 SmartLight, it might be a bit showy and overkill for many needs. If you’re looking for a simpler way to indicate activity on your computer or the internet, you might want to check out this little gadget instead.

Want to Run iOS Apps on Your PlayBook? There’s a Hack for That

Want to Run iOS Apps on Your PlayBook? There’s a Hack for That
There are emulators for video game consoles and virtual machines for operating systems. Now someone has come up with an “app player” that makes it possible to run iOS programs into other hardware, particularly Windows and – drum roll please –  the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Minesweeper Scratch-Off Postcard: Wish You Were Stressed

Minesweeper Scratch-Off Postcard: Wish You Were Stressed
Here’s a couple of playable Minesweeper postcards from Connect Design, perfect for those who are planning to take a trip to Windows 3.1. The postcards are played by scratching the squares off. They’re way harder than the Windows version because it’s possible to land on a mine on your first go.

Automated Shopping Cart: Most Awesome Kinect Project Yet?

Automated Shopping Cart: Most Awesome Kinect Project Yet?
Geeks have been doing all sorts of wild things with Microsoft Kinect sensor since Microsoft launched it. The Kinect for Windows sensor hasn’t been around as long as the original gaming sensor, but it already has one of the most awesome uses I’ve ever seen for anything Microsoft manufactured.

GM Demos Touchscreen Windows for Interactive Road Trips

GM Demos Touchscreen Windows for Interactive Road Trips
When it comes to road trips, any parent can tell you a few hours spent in a car with a couple kids can feel like days. Kids get bored and cranky after a while, leading to cranky parents.

Board of Awesomeness Kinect Longboard Uses Everything but Your Feet to Make It Move

Board of Awesomeness Kinect Longboard Uses Everything but Your Feet to Make It Move
The Kinect was designed to make it easier for us to command software, but the guys at Chaotic Moon Labs knew they could make it move actual objects. The result? The Board of Awesomeness, a motorized longboard that relies on video recognition, speech recognition, gesture recognition, location data, accelerometer data and more to make it move.

Code of Arms T-Shirt Reminds You of the Three “R’s” of Windows Maintenance

Code of Arms T-Shirt Reminds You of the Three “R’s” of Windows Maintenance
Let’s face it. If you’ve got a Windows PC, you’ve probably had it crash at least a few times, and most of us have seen the dreaded Blue Screen of Death more times than we care to.

Nokia Lumia 800: The Windows iPhone

Nokia Lumia 800: The Windows iPhone
Nokia has officially announced its new Lumia 800 Windows smartphone, which will cater to people who just don’t want an iPhone but would like some of its style and features, but prefer the Windows Phone OS.

Want to Turn Your Windows into Solar Panels? 3M Has a Film for That

Want to Turn Your Windows into Solar Panels? 3M Has a Film for That
Solar panels are a great technology, but the problem is that they are still too expensive and they require costly renovation to your home. There must be a clever and easier to implement solution. There is.

Man Mods Windows to Automatically Close When Trains Pass

Man Mods Windows to Automatically Close When Trains Pass
My family and I just recently moved to a new house in a subdivision that’s also still relatively new. Every morning, we would wake up to the noise of trucks passing by to deliver construction materials to the other homes that were still being built.

Nyan Cat Progress Bar Will Have You Shuffling Files All Day

Nyan Cat Progress Bar Will Have You Shuffling Files All Day
Are you still addicted to the hypnotic and trippy Nyan Cat? Well now you can have it dancing around your desktop and hear its nyan-tastic theme music every time you transfer or download a file, thanks to Ben Stone and his custom Nyan Cat progress bar.

Salty Pixels Salt and Pepper Shaker: Wait… Which is Which Again?

Salty Pixels Salt and Pepper Shaker: Wait… Which is Which Again?
Here’s a geeky salt and pepper shaker for Windows fans. The Salty Pixels salt and pepper shaker is shaped like the classic hourglass cursor. Why? Because the new blue spiral thingy in Vista and 7 doesn’t look like a shaker.
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