Many old computers sit around gathering dust because owners are too lazy to clear everything off them, so they can finally be sold or recycled. But the task is actually much easier than you might think. Here's how to get an old desktop or laptop ready to move out of your home.
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If you're looking for a quick hit of internet fame around the holidays, consider baking up some gingerbread and making anything but a house. So far we've seen crashed Enterprises and Death Stars, but a gingerbread Apple II computer, complete with edible circuitboards inside, easily wins Christmas this year.
Video: Artist Petros Vrellis works comfortably in that strange medium where technology meets classical art. In 2012, he created an interactive van Gogh painting that we wish was an app (he made it an app a month later). For his latest piece, Vrellis uses a computer algorithm and a circular loom to create stunning El Greco-inspired portraits, all meticulously built by hand.
There are three constants in the universe: death, taxes, and computer hard drive failure. When your computer inevitably bites the dust, it will take your valuable data with it, which includes your priceless photos and much more. You can prevent the loss of your data though, with a lifetime subscription to SkyHub Cloud 2TB Backup, priced at more than 90% off MSRP for Gizmodo Australia readers.
Few tech disasters can send your stomach into free fall quite like realising you've deleted something important from your laptop or phone, with no obvious way to bring it back. Luckily, if you find yourself scrambling to restore your deleted files, there's still hope. Free tools and apps are widely available to help you recover your deleted data no matter what platform you're using. Here's what you need to know.
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Increasing exposure to outdoor light is the key to reducing the myopia (short-sightedness) epidemic in children, according to ground-breaking new research by Australian optometrists.
Optometrist and lead researcher on the project, Associate Professor Scott Read, who is the director of research at QUT's School of Optometry and Vision Science, said that children need to spend more than an hour and preferably at least two hours a day outside to help prevent myopia from developing and progressing.