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You Can Now Put Windows 98 on Your Wrist, Thank God

Smartwatches might, for the most part, be completely worthless, but that hasn’t stopped us from being inured with the concept. Like a character out of Fallout, some people just really want a computer on their wrist. It’s why they’ve shoved Windows 95 onto an Android Wear watch and MacOS 7.5.5 onto an Apple one. Yet redditor Lord_of_Bone went even further. Read More >>

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The Easiest Ways to Upgrade Your Computer Yourself

Upgrading your computer can be a great way to save a little cash. It can also be a great way to fulfil that need most gadget geeks have for getting cool new stuff on a regular basis. But upgrading can also be shockingly expensive if you’re not careful (steer clear of Apple’s overpriced RAM), and it can seem especially daunting to upgrade if you’re not familiar with the insides of your computer. Read More >>

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The Best Alternative OSes You Need to Install Already

There’s a world out there beyond Windows, macOS, Android and iOS — and it’s a world worth exploring. The big four operating systems are built to be useful to as many people as possible. Yet many of us have very particular needs and might do better with something more streamlined. Thankfully there are a lot of programmers with needs as particular as our own. Sometimes they build operating systems dedicated to certain computers and smartwatches, or ones intended just for gaming. Other times they’re out tweaking and refining what’s already available. Read More >>

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Why These ‘Revolutionary’ ’80s Gadgets Totally Failed

Besides bad hair, pleated jeans, and 21 Jump Street, the ‘80s brought us a remarkable technological revolution. Nintendo changed the living room forever with the introduction of the NES in 1985. IBM, Apple, and the Commodore 64 ushered the personal PC into our lives. Even the internet breathed a few gasps of air with NFSNet and the rise of the teen hacker. Read More >>

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7 Lies You Shouldn’t Tell the People Fixing Your Computer

Long before I wrote blogs on the internet, when I was but a teeny student with an LJ and a dream, I did tech support. And I saw things. I wasn’t the only one. The people who work tech have heard every excuse and seen every horror your mind can conjure. Read More >>

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HP Recalls Thousands More Batteries in Today’s Lithium/Fire Shocker

HP has added around 100,000 more batteries to its potential danger recall list, and is telling people who bought its laptops between 2013 and 2016 to check serial numbers again and send back any potentially deadly units. Read More >>

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ASUS Launches ‘Tinker Board’, Its Raspberry Pi Competitor With 4K Support

It doesn't matter if you want a computer the size of a card, a thumb drive or dice box — there's a manufacturer out there that has you covered. You can now count ASUS in that mix, with the launch of its "Tinker Board", a Cortex-powered mini-machine aimed at the Raspberry Pi crowd. Read More >>

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How To Backup Your Old PC So You Can Finally Throw It Out

Many old computers sit around gathering dust because owners are too lazy to clear everything off them, so they can finally be sold or recycled. But the task is actually much easier than you might think. Here’s how to get an old desktop or laptop ready to move out of your home. Read More >>

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The Best Gadgets of 2016

We spend a lot of time playing with gadgets at Gizmodo. A lot! Very few actually impress us, but 2016 did deliver some great gear we actually liked. Here are some of our favourite gadgets this year. Read More >>

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This Gingerbread Apple II Computer Is Perfectly Edible Inside and Out

If you’re looking for a quick hit of internet fame around Christmas, consider baking up some gingerbread and making anything but a house. So far we’ve seen crashed Enterprises and Death Stars, but a gingerbread Apple II computer, complete with edible circuitboards inside, easily wins Christmas this year. Read More >>

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Here’s a Rare Photo of Donald Trump Using a Computer

Donald Trump is known for having never used a computer. Yes, he infamously writes his own tweets on his phone (and dictates them to lackeys before 7pm) but we have precious little evidence that he has actually sat down and used a desktop or laptop computer. Until now. Read More >>

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The Seven Circles of Dell: Black Friday Fiasco Leaves Customers Angry and Techless

Computer manufacturer Dell was facing a barrage of criticism after a series of systems failures left customers unable to complete their Black Friday bargain orders. Read More >>

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Intel’s New Desktop CPUs Are Going to Go Fast

We've been waiting a while for Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs for desktop PCs. Alongside native playback of 4K video, 7th-gen Core is going to make small but significant improvements to power efficiency — and that means overclockers are going to have a field day with cheap chips. Read More >>