Do you like novel-length reviews of operating systems? Ars has you covered, as always, with one of the nerdier, guts-oriented reviews around. At 15 pages, it’s 30 per cent shorter than their Snow Leopard review. I’ll spoil it for you anyway: “Windows 7 is, overall, a fantastic OS.” Which is pretty much how we, and pretty much everybody else, felt. [Ars]
Brought to you by
Trending Stories Right Now
In the right hands, broken electronics can be turned into something useful again. But useful isn't the best way to describe Drake Anthony's 200-watt laser bazooka made from a bunch of old DLP projectors that he bought off eBay. Words like incredibly "dangerous", "do-not-try-this-at-home" or "are you crazy?" seem more appropriate.
Female praying mantises have a habit of killing and eating their partners during sex, which sucks for the male. Or does it? A fascinating new study shows that this sacrifice is actually giving the males a distinct reproductive advantage.