Hear The Windows XP Text-To-Speech Converter Sing The Piña Colada Song

Remember Microsoft’s Sam? He was the text-to-speech converter that came bundled into Windows XP. And now he’s decided to have a go at the The Piña Colada Song. You should listen to this, it’s great.


Opera Wants To Make All Apps Subscription Services

Opera wants to shake up the app store as we know it. Instead of one-time paid and free apps, it wants to build a store where each and every app works as a subscriptions service.


How Do You Make Money From Free Software?

Free software — truly free software — is undoubtedly a good thing. But given the rest of the world still uses that pesky stuff called money, how on Earth do you make a living from spending your time giving away software for nothing?


Samsung's Eye Mouse Lets The Disabled Use Computers More Easily

Using a computer can be difficult or even impossible for some people with disabilities. Now, Samsung’s eye-tracking technology allows people who would struggle to use a mouse to navigate their computer with relative ease.


This iOS Keyboard Finally Lets You Draw Your Own Texts

GIF keyboards. Typo-busting keyboards. Even just Swype. App developers have been going wild since iOS 8 finally gave us the ability to install third party keyboards, but this might be the most fun: It’s called DrawType, and it lets you sketch responses right in your texts.


Set A Video As Your Desktop Wallpaper With VLC

Since the demise of DreamScene with Windows Vista, users have been denied the option of having moving pictures as their desktop backdrop, but the hugely useful VLC Media Player provides something of a workaround.


Gizmodo Awards 2014: Best App Nominations Now Open!

It’s almost time to deck the halls in the lead up to the end of the year and that means we have the business of finding the best tech that 2014 had to offer. We want your nominations for the best of the best in apps. Nominate your favourite now!


The Nostalgia Nerds Who Rescue Old Games From Oblivion

Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the first program you downloaded? Unless you’ve just emerged Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of computers (in which case, I have several questions for you), your early digital distractions are probably years, if not decades old by now.


Our Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

This week some of the world’s biggest apps just got better. But amidst all these blockbuster headlines, lots of great apps joined iOS and Android, not to mention two official apps for Windows Phone in its ongoing quest to close the app gap. Here are the best apps of the week.


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.


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