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Don't Like The Windows 10 Start Menu? Go Back Where You Came From

…With a start menu replacement from Stardock, that is, mimicking the good old Start menu you remember and love from Windows 7. The guys behind Start8 — the invaluable tool that fixed the chaotic mess that was the Windows 8 Start screen, and its almost-universally-reviled Modern interface — have a new tool that does exactly the same thing for Windows 10.


'Tab Discarding' Will Help With Google Chrome's RAM Addiction

Browsers have become one of the most memory-intensive applications you can run and while vendors such as Google and Firefox have gone to great lengths to keep things under control, for some users, it’s still not good enough. In fact, Chrome will introduce a rather drastic measure in an upcoming version — tab “discarding” — to help alleviate the issue.


Why Did NASA End The Space Shuttle Program?

At the time the space shuttle program ended, the three remaining shuttles had flown 25, 33, and 39 times respectively. They were designed for a lifetime of 100 flights each.


Here's How Much Better Apple Music Could Be Without iTunes 

Apple Music on iOS? Pretty good! Apple Music on your desktop? Pretty widely criticised as a steaming pile of garbage — largely because of the messy iTunes integration.


Your Computer Probably Can't Use One Of Windows 10's Coolest Features

How did I just do that? I’m using Windows Hello, a new feature of Windows 10 that logs you in with your face instead of a password.


America's Largest Theatre Chain Hates The Plan To Speed Up Home Releases

Earlier this month Paramount announced that it would release two upcoming films on home video and streaming just 17 days after they have been in theatres. But Regal, the US’s largest movie chain, isn’t interested in being part of its piracy-fighting experiment.


The FBI Built A Database That Can Catch Rapists (And Nobody Uses It)

For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioural patterns of violent criminals.


Cool Off With A Michelada Popsicle Dunked In Your Favourite Beer

Micheladas are already the perfect warm weather drink: a mix of savoury flavours, ice-cold beer, and just a snap of spice. Now imagine making the michelada even better by turning it into a popsicle that you drop into the beer, slowly melting into a slushy sublime summer cocktail.


The World's Longest Urban Gondola Is Growing Into A Huge Network 

Adding public transit in dense, complicated urban centres normally means a hugely expensive and extremely slow undertaking — just look at New York’s Second Avenue subway, which has been underway for decades. La Paz, Bolivia, has found a better way.


Scientists Finally Created A White Laser -- And It Could Light Your Home

Lasers have been advancing science and threatening move characters since the 1960s, but you may have noticed they always have a distinct colour. Now, a team of scientists has developed the world’s first white laser.


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