How To Use Windows 8.1 Just As Well Without A Touchscreen

Microsoft has courted a fair amount of flack for its decision to stick a touchscreen-friendly interface on the front of its desktop operating system, despite some recent concessions (you can now boot straight to the desktop, for example, of which more below). Don’t worry. You can actually use the software pretty well with a good old keyboard and mouse combination — it’s just a question of knowing the right shortcuts.


Welcome To Jurassic World With This New Teaser Trailer

Universal Studios just released a 15-second teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World — and it feels great to be back.


Breakfast Wrap: Best Of The Weekend

Samsung Has Filed A Complaint With The FTC To Block Sales Of NVIDIA GPUs Here’s the new patent battle: NVIDIA v Samsung.

When Porn And Virtual Reality Collide [NSFW] A fantastic feature you should probably read by yourself.

I Zapped My Wine With An Ultrasonic Decanter, And It Tasted Pretty Good FUTUREWINE!

Everything Amazon Is Supposedly Working On Cool your jets, Amazon. You’re going to sprain something working that hard.

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman Put Gorilla Glass To The Test The video is pretty awful, but the glass looks solid.


Mount Asgard Looks Like The Actual Home Of The Viking Gods

Artur Stanisz takes perfect photos of landscapes. So perfect, in fact, that sometimes they seem unreal. Like this image of Mount Asgard, a strange double-peak on the Cumberland Peninsula of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. It feels like the actual home of the Nordic Gods. The rest of his photos are even more stunning.


Tell Us Your Worst Reply-All Horror Story

There is no good outcome if you hit “Reply All” when you meant to reply to just one person. There are just varying degrees of humiliating consequences, from suffering the indignity of your coworkers simply thinking you suck at email all the way to getting fired for accidentally telling the entire company your boss had chode fingers.


It Took Three Years, But The Nintendo 3DS Has Been Hacked

The likes of Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft have gotten better over the years at securing the consoles from external modification, though persistence (and a bit of smarts) can get you a long way. The PS3 eventually fell thanks to some determination and now the Nintendo 3DS has been hacked, so to speak, allowing users to run unsigned code on the platform.


How To Make Alcoholic Ice Blocks: A Refreshingly Fun Way To Beat The Heat

Growing up, one of my best friends was a counsellor at a every summer. He and his fellow counsellors were looking for non-obvious ways to get their buzz on. Their solution was genius in its simplicity. What’s better in summer time than an ice block?


Get A Cheaper Nexus 9 From Kogan, If You Don't Mind Waiting

Buying devices directly from Google has always been a decent option if you’re price-conscious, but there are times when other suppliers — even local ones — can beat the source. Such is the case with the Nexus 9, which you can grab now from Google or, if you’re willing to wait a couple of weeks, a bit cheaper from Kogan.


How A Lock Works Explained In One Perfect Cutaway Video

I’m a big fan of cutaway things, specially if they are real like this lock. It’s fascinating to see how machines and mechanisms work, with the little pins and springs moving to fit the shape of the key, leaving the barrel free to move when everything clicks.


Things That Look Surprisingly Weird And Awesome When Cut In Half

I don’t know about you, but I love to see things cut in half. Sometimes they are boring, but most of the times they are incredible, like the mechanical calculator shown above. It’s hard to believe this metal mess works. Here’s more stuff that looks awesome stuff when cut in half. Warning: A few of these images are not for the squeamish!


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