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Review: Lenovo 100S Chromebook

Introduction and design. For the most part, Chromebooks are just terminals that access the internet and its limitless content. Since broadband distribution has reached a point where most people can access the internet at respectable speeds anywhere, a computer that lives on the web makes sense. Stripping away all the bells and whistles and leaving only the essentials to access the great wide web makes owning one affordable. With the

How to use OneDrive

How to use OneDrive Microsoft’s cloud computing service. OneDrive, has seen a major overhaul in Windows 10. Instead of being a key, but non-essential, add-on like it was in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft has baked OneDrive right into the operating system. For example, the OneDrive application icon you’ll discover in the Start Menu isn’t really an app at all – it’s just a special shared folder in File

Here's every Xbox 360 game you'll be able to play on your Xbox One

Microsoft has today finally confirmed the first Xbox 360 titles that will be playable on the Xbox One from later this week. On November 12 Microsoft will be launching a new update for the console’s system software that will enable it. The official list contains many of the biggest games of the last generation, including the original Mass Effect, the entire Gears of War series and Assassin’s Creed 2 –

Here's every Xbox 360 game you'll be able to play on your Xbox One

Microsoft has today finally confirmed the first Xbox 360 titles that will be playable on the Xbox One from later this week. On November 12 Microsoft will be launching a new update for the console’s system software that will enable it. The official list contains many of the biggest games of the last generation, including the original Mass Effect, the entire Gears of War series and Assassin’s Creed 2 –

Your brain's GPS may help you navigate down memory lane

Back in 2005, Norwegian researchers discovered ‘grid cells’ – special brain cells that track location just like a GPS, helping the brain maintain an internal map of its immediate environment. They won a Nobel Prize for their discovery in 2014. Now, however, it seems that grid cells can also track time and distance – crucial components of memory. According to Howard Eichenbaum from Boston University, his experiments on rats show

Your brain's GPS may help you navigate down memory lane

Back in 2005, Norwegian researchers discovered ‘grid cells’ – special brain cells that track location just like a GPS, helping the brain maintain an internal map of its immediate environment. They won a Nobel Prize for their discovery in 2014. Now, however, it seems that grid cells can also track time and distance – crucial components of memory. According to Howard Eichenbaum from Boston University, his experiments on rats show

Week in Tech: Week in Tech: Privacy worries, a OneDrive mess and the almost-time machine

It’s not every week that you see a dog covered in disco lights, discover the equation that might make time travel possible and have Twitter turn all your bookmarks into lovey-dovey love hearts. All those things happened this week, along with the revival of the dreaded Snooper’s Charter, Microsoft getting in a big huff about OneDrive abuse and Facebook pretty much owning the planet. Not only that, but robot dogs

Week in Tech: Week in Tech: Privacy worries, a OneDrive mess and the almost-time machine

It’s not every week that you see a dog covered in disco lights, discover the equation that might make time travel possible and have Twitter turn all your bookmarks into lovey-dovey love hearts. All those things happened this week, along with the revival of the dreaded Snooper’s Charter, Microsoft getting in a big huff about OneDrive abuse and Facebook pretty much owning the planet. Not only that, but robot dogs

27 best wide-angle lenses 2015: super-wide-angle zooms for Canon & Nikon SLRs

Super-wide-angle zooms explained Next to a telephoto zoom, a super-wide-angle lens is one of the most popular accessories for a DSLR. Most kit lenses offer a widest focal length of 28mm equivalent, or sometimes 24mm. This does give your camera a pretty wide angle of view, but sometimes it’s not enough. You notice it most when you’re photographing large buildings or other landmarks, and when you’re trying to get group

27 best wide-angle lenses 2015: super-wide-angle zooms for Canon & Nikon SLRs

Super-wide-angle zooms explained Next to a telephoto zoom, a super-wide-angle lens is one of the most popular accessories for a DSLR. Most kit lenses offer a widest focal length of 28mm equivalent, or sometimes 24mm. This does give your camera a pretty wide angle of view, but sometimes it’s not enough. You notice it most when you’re photographing large buildings or other landmarks, and when you’re trying to get group

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7 days in smartphones: Dear Microsoft, please don't eat my Android phone

Your princess isn’t in another smartphone It’s Friday. You’re giddy with excitement. It can only mean one thing…7 days in smartphones is back again! Forget being “social” with your so-called “friends”, stay here in the dark with as we try to make you laugh. Once. It’s the best we can hope for. Catch up on 7 days in smartphones | Follow Winston on Twitter It’s-A-Not-Me, Mario! Nintendo is finally entering

Week in Tech: Week in Tech: Nvidia goes Titanic, Nintendo shrinks to mobile and Google hates humans

It’s been a bad week for humanity. Google reckons we’re too dumb to be in charge of cars, Microsoft appears to be rewarding software pirates and Apple’s still refusing to admit that the gold Apple Watch Edition is an elaborate joke. But there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful, and they’re all in this edition of Week In Tech. Windows 10: yarrrrr welcome Good news for software pirates: Microsoft

Chinese military denies role in reported U.S. hacking

China’s Defense Ministry on Friday denied that it had anything to do with a cyber attack on Register.com, a unit of Web.com, following a report in the Financial Times that the FBI was looking into the Chinese military’s involvement. “The relevant criticism that China’s military participated in Internet hacking is to play the same old tune, and is totally baseless,” the ministry said in a fax to Reuters in response

Is Your Mobile Ruining Your Sex Life?

Is Your Mobile Ruining Your Sex Life? – It’s well known that mobiles can kill the moment, just as you lean in to make the next move, your phone rings or a work email flashes up that you just can’t resist checking. But mobile phones might be having a more sinister effect on our love lives, according to new research. Scientists found that men who hold their mobiles for more than four hours a day are more likely to suffer from impotence .…

US official takes a stand to keep the internet 'fast, fair and open'

Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the US’s Federal Communications Commission and the person in charge of regulating the internet there, has issued a lengthy statement in which he clarifies his stance on net neutrality. And thankfully, he’s on our side. The best laptop for you The most recent word on the ongoing battle for net neutrality was that the US Federal Communications Commission was reportedly considering reclassifying the internet to

Watch out Google, Apple is building a search engine

Having moved away Google and towards Bing, Apple has managed to shake off Google’s grip on iOS when it comes to search – but it appears to have bigger ambitions in the pipeline. As spotted by Cult of Mac, the company has posted a job advert for an “Engineering Project Manager” for something called Apple Search. As the summary goes on to explain, that job is precisely what you might