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How to Create a Minimalist Desktop to Be Proud Of

Your desktop is the first sight you see when you switch your computer on, and there’s nothing worse than flicking that computer on and finding yourself staring at a cluttered mess. A tidy looking desktop is just as satisfying as a tidy house, and a lot easier to maintain. Read More >>

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4 Computer Security Threats You Might Not Be Protecting Against

Most of us know the drill of getting an antivirus program up and running or relying on the built-in security protections that come with our computers, but there are some less well-known threats that it’s important to look out for too. Here’s how to stay safe. Read More >>

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How to Stop Your Computer from Slowing Down

As months and years pass by, even the most powerful computer can start to slow down and show signs of age, much like a car. But as with your automobile, there are steps to take that will minimise the creeping sluggishness and keep your laptop running as fast as possible for as long as possible. Here are a couple of easy steps you can take to keep your computer from slowing down. Read More >>

computers
Prop from Hellraiser, or Boxy Gaming PC?

HP is again pursuing the hardcore PC gaming enthusiasts with its new Omen X Desktop, a bonkers black and red cube of ultimate gaming potential that, yes, really is supposed to sit on its edge like that. To maximise ventilation. And look more interesting than the equivalent Dell. Read More >>

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Acer’s Liquid-Cooled Hybrid Packs a Lot of Power for Not a Lot of Money

It’s a lot to ask a machine to be both a laptop and a tablet, but Acer comes damn close to nailing it with its new Switch Alpha 12. To make it work, Acer had to get weird with design. Read More >>

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Nine Google Search Tricks You Need to Be Using

Google is your portal to everything out there on the World Wide Web...but the search engine is also your portal to more and more of your personal stuff, from the location of your phone to the location of your Amazon delivery. If you’re signed into the Google search page, and you use other Google services, here are five search tricks worth knowing. Read More >>

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Full Specs for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 are Out

Nvidia’s second Pascal gaming graphics card is finally breaking cover, after only a quick mention at the launch of the top-spec GeForce GTX 1080. It’ll be out two weeks after its slightly more powerful counterpart, but its significantly lower price should make it especially attractive to anyone gaming at sub-4K resolutions. Read More >>

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This Keyboard-Mouse Combo Is Ideal For Lazy Sofa Gamers Like Me

I love gaming, but I also hate sitting up straight in chairs when I don’t absolutely have to. You’d think a console would be the solution, but really, this dumb-looking keyboard-mouse combo from Razer is the missing link. Read More >>

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Four Tips to Make Your Mac Run Faster

Unfortunately, it’s an inevitable part of life. Your brand new shiny laptop is gradually going to accumulate all kinds of software bloat and other clutter that drags it down. But you don’t have to suffer needlessly. We’ve covered speeding up your Windows 10 machine, and similarly, here are four quick tips for those of you on the Apple side of the fence. Read More >>

computers
HP Stream Mini: A Cute, Cheap Windows Desktop

The £180 HP Stream is the bargain-basement laptop to beat. But what if you want a desktop instead? Take a peek at the new HP Stream Mini. At just over 2 inches tall, 725g, and a mere $180 (about £117, directly converted) out of your wallet, this tiny pastel blue nettop packs a surprising amount of value into the case. Read More >>

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Don’t Call it Sony: This is VAIO’s New Prototype Tablet PC

Remember when Sony decided to sell off its entire PC business in one fell swoop? It looks like that wasn't the end of the company's iconic VAIO designs. At Adobe's MAX design conference, the new VAIO Corporation showed off a brand new tablet computer aimed directly at pros. It's a beefy machine with a 12.3-inch 2K display, a stylus pen, and a detachable wireless keyboard. Read More >>

science
Iron Man Exosuit Will Look for 2000-Year-Old Computer Underwater

Remember that Exosuit—basically a wearable submarine—we showed you back in February? It is about to embark on its first real mission: the hunt for one of the world's oldest computers in the Aegean Sea. It's a quest that has paralysed and, in one case, even killed divers in the past, but the Exosuit will let humans safely dive deeper and longer than ever before. Read More >>

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What’s The Biggest Repair Your Computer Has Ever Needed?

The other day I went to the Apple Store to pick up my computer and I felt like a celebrity. The person assigned to help me ran over and asked enthusiastically if I was Lily Newman. Nodding, I assumed that he recognised my name from Gizmodo and was about to tell me how quippy and brilliant I am. Instead, he produced my laptop, grinned at me, and said, "This laptop had so much wrong with it. It's ridiculous!" Read More >>

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You Can Now Buy a Wall-Mountable Version of the New iMac

At launch, Apple's new iMac was incompatible with VESA's well-known and much-loved wall mounting systems. Fret no longer, space savers, because now you can buy the new iMacs with a built-in VESA wall adapter from the Apple store. Read More >>

computers
Aptly-Named Titan Takes Supercomputer Crown

It's a hard life, being a supercomputer: in June 2012, just a paltry few months ago, IBM's Sequoia supercomputer was the awesome new kid on the block, calculating many millions of weird and wonderful things a second. Now, though, poor old IBM's been dethroned by the bigger and better - and more awesomely named - Titan. Read More >>