All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Computers’

Everyman Cited After Putting 8 Bullets in His Crappy Computer

In a totally relatable move, a Colorado man took his underperforming computer into an alley behind his house and pumped its guts full of lead. Unfortunately for our hero everyman, that’s not exactly legal. Colorado Springs Police say that 37-year-old Lucas Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits – which is against the law in Colorado Springs. …

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14-Year-Old Hacker Mastermind Infiltrated School Network, Charged with Felony

A Florida eighth-grader is facing felony charges after accessing his middle school’s computer network and changing a teacher’s background. Hacker extraordinaire Domanik Green, 14, has been charged with offense against a computer system and unauthorized access after he “logged onto the school’s network on March 31 using an administrative-level password without permission. He then changed the background image on a …

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CES: Acer Announces Chromebook 15 With 15.6-Inch Display

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Acer announced a new Chromebook, which is the first of its type to offer a 15.6-inch display. It’s called the Chromebook 15. The device uses 5th Generation Intel Core i3 and next generation Intel Celeron processors based on Intel 5th Generation Core micro-architecture. “The Acer Chromebook 15 is a true powerhouse – it …

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Apple Shows Off New iMac With Retina 5K Display

At its big press event on Thursday, Apple unveiled its 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. The usual adjectives were tossed around: breathtaking, amazing, magical, gorgeous. It costs $2,499. It has 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive. It has a super-high resolution …

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

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 he constructs the world of Westeros on a DOS machine, using WordStar 4.0. Yeah, GRRM is old school. Well, at …

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Microsoft Office May Be Coming To An iPad Near You

Microsoft Office is a staple of many people’s lives, ranging from elementary school students to CEOs and everyone in between. Accessing Office has become easier than ever as of late, with personal computers, smart phones, and tablets becoming so prominent and easily available. The software may well be even more accessible in just a short while, as Microsoft has heavily …

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Tesla and Apple Rumors Continue to Swirl

On Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle released an article which has shaken the core of the internet and tech world. According to an anonymous source, Adrian Perica, Apple’s merger and acquisitions chief, and Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, held a secret meeting in Cupertino, CA last spring. Unfortunately, both Apple and Tesla have declined to comment on such a meeting. …

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Dell Layoffs Confirmed; Numbers Smaller than Rumored

Earlier last month, reports leaked stating that Dell was preparing to layoff a massive amount of its workers worldwide. The Register, a British technology website, stated on January 9th that Dell would layoff 20% of its U.S.-based sales members, while also relieving 30% of its sales and marketing staff in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. These numbers would mean …

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Celebrate The Mac’s 30th Birthday By Watching It Get Torn Apart

As you may already know, 30 years ago today saw the release of the Mac 128K. It was the original Macintosh computer and helped to usher in a new era of computing. If you want to read more about its history, check out what Apple had to say about it. For the rest of us, the guys at iFixIt are …

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Apple’s Original Macintosh Computer Turns 30

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 in a new age in personal computing, at least according to Apple. The subject of that famous ad was the …

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Best Tablets For That Special Someone On Your Holiday Shopping List

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 people of all ages and interests; a tablet computer can be just as helpful to an elementary school child learning …

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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 hacker loosely associated with Anonymous, was arrested in October for stealing the information. Love’s hacking team had installed backdoor malware …

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