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George R.R. Martin Writes Everything on a DOS Machine Because Spell Check Is a Huge Pain in the Ass

George R.R. Martin Writes Everything on a DOS Machine Because Spell Check Is a Huge Pain in the Ass

By Josh Wolford May 14, 2014

While many of us can’t imagine composing a single sentence without the help of modern spell check technology, A Song of Ice And Fire author George R.R. Martin actively avoids it. In fact, he recently revealed to Conan O’Brien that …

Apple’s Original Macintosh Computer Turns 30 Apple’s Original Macintosh Computer Turns 30
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A couple of days ago, we reflected on the 30th anniversary of Apple’s famous “1984″ ad – you know, the creepy one that aired during the Super Bowl and was directed by Ridley Scott. That ad’s purpose was to usher …

Best Tablets For That Special Someone On Your List Best Tablets For That Special Someone On Your List
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Tablet computers have brought a whole new definition to the word “convenient;” they have the mobility and ease of accessibility of a smart phone, but also embrace the clarity and versatility of a laptop computer. Tablet computers are useful for …

FBI Anonymous Hackers Net Over 100k Employees’ Info FBI Anonymous Hackers Net Over 100k Employees’ Info

Reuters and the Atlantic Wire reported today about hacktivist collective Anonymous, which utilized backdoor entry to gain access to over 100,000 government employees’ information. It all started last year, but we learned about it when 28-year-old Lauri Love, a British …

Ashton Kutcher: Lenovo Product Engineer? Ashton Kutcher: Lenovo Product Engineer?

Although Ashton Kutcher recently played Apple guru Steve Jobs on the big screen, he has become the product engineer for a new line of the PC company, Lenovo. It is almost guaranteed to help the business of a company when …

Crypto Locker Virus Holds Your Computer Hostage Crypto Locker Virus Holds Your Computer Hostage
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If you ever needed a reminder to be careful about the emails and attachments you open, it’s now. The Crypto Locker virus that is going around is said to be one of the worst ever and is infecting computers with …

Windows Updates: Microsoft To Combine Its Two App Stores, Making It Easier For Users Windows Updates: Microsoft To Combine Its Two App Stores, Making It Easier For Users
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Windows is looking at a major update to its systems. Microsoft is reportedly planning to make it simpler for its users by creating a single app store that would encompass all of the company’s various devices including PCs, tablets and …

Ultrabooks: The Next Generation Of Laptops Ultrabooks: The Next Generation Of Laptops

The ultrabook, a new revolutionary laptop, has been released and they have all kinds of features for people to get excited over. There are plenty of brands and designs to choose from, and while a lot of it may be …

China's Tianhe-2 Is World's Fastest Supercomputer China's Tianhe-2 Is World's Fastest Supercomputer
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A Chinese supercomputer – the Tianhe-2 – has leapt to the top of the latest Top 500 List, which tracks the fastest supercomputers in the world. The Tianhe-2 (or “Milky Way-2″), which became fully operational two years ahead of schedule, …

Intel Is Getting Out Of The Motherboard Business Intel Is Getting Out Of The Motherboard Business
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According to multiple reports, Intel is exiting its desktop motherboards business after about two decades of making them. According to PCWorld, who spoke with the company, Intel will pull out as soon as its next-generation Haswell CPU ships, and will …

IBM's Watson Taught to Curse Like a Sailor IBM's Watson Taught to Curse Like a Sailor
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It’s a fact that Watson, IBM’s massive AI project, is smarter than the average human. I mean, it kicked Ken Jennings’ ass on Jeopardy that one time. “Smart,” in that respect, meant the ability to pull knowledge from terabytes worth …

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ships This Month ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ships This Month
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Lenovo introduced the ThinkPad X1 Carbon back in May, and the device will reportedly ship by the end of the month. No concrete release date has been announced, but it should be available soon enough, through Lenovo’s partners and Lenovo.com. …

Computer Screens Are Killing Our Eyes Computer Screens Are Killing Our Eyes
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I think we all know the negative consequences of staring at a screen for too long. It can lead to premature blindness and other eye problems. The only problem is that almost every job today requires a significant amount of …

Too Much Time Online Could Lead to Health Problems Too Much Time Online Could Lead to Health Problems
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Never mind ruining your eyesight, alienating your friends, or developing a serious Vitamin D deficiency — apparently spending too much time in front of a computer screen could lead to serious mental health disorders. According to a recent study perpetrated …

1366x768 Now Number One Screen Resolution 1366x768 Now Number One Screen Resolution
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There’s something to be said about having a great screen resolution. I use a 16:10 monitor at 1680×1050 with my PC. Not exactly the enthusiast golden standard of 1920×1080 but it serves me well and looks great to boot. That’s …

Chips Could Function as Mini "Internets" Chips Could Function as Mini "Internets"

Computer chips have stopped getting faster. In order to keep increasing chips’ computational power at the rate to which we’ve grown accustomed, chipmakers are instead giving them additional “cores,” or processing units. Today, a typical chip might have six or …

Founder of Commodore, Jack Tramiel, Dies At 83 Founder of Commodore, Jack Tramiel, Dies At 83
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Computers, and by extension video games, are a relatively new technology. This is why most of the people who helped pave the way for these new-ish technologies are still alive. The sad truth, however, is that many of these pioneers …