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Microsoft: Windows 10 To Be The Only Supported OS On Modern CPUs

It’s been a long time since we’ve had to worry about CPU / OS incompatibilities. In fact, the last time it was an issue was the shift from x86 to x64, but that was largely transparent to consumers thanks to AMD and its x86-64 specification, which was later adopted by Intel. Now, with Windows 7 having just entered its extended support phase, Microsoft has taken the opportunity to drop the news that only Windows 10 will be supported on upcoming CPUs.


How To Play Local Files With Just A Chromecast

The Chromecast is often hailed for its web streaming capabilities, letting you Netflix (or YouTube, or Stan, or Presto) binge on the cheap. You can, however, easily stream local files from your computer to these HDMI-enabled dongles as well with the right apps installed — here’s how to get everything set up.


D-Link's Wireless Router Twins Ensure There Are No Dead Spots In Your House

Even with countless antennas pointing in all directions, most consumer-level routers can’t create a Wi-Fi network that covers every last corner of a large house. So instead of selling you a wireless extender once you realise that, D-Link now has a kit with twin routers that guarantees comprehensive Wi-Fi coverage from day one.


Microsoft's Latest HoloLens Is Here, And It's Amazing

The HoloLens headset from Microsoft is the world’s first untethered wearable that generates holograms before your eyes. It’s been nearly a year since we first strapped a prototype to our faces, and as the tech goliath prepares to unleash a first batch of units to developers in the coming months, I was invited to check out just how far the technology has come. Holograms are here people — and they’re going to change your life.


Old-School Video Game Maker Coleco Is Making A New Cartridge-Based Console

If you were a gamer in the early ’80s, you’ve no doubt played ColecoVision — the short-lived console that brought arcade games to your living room. Well, get ready for a nostalgia hurricane, because Coleco is back on the scene with a new home console — and it will play actual game cartridges.


Samsung's New BRITECELL Camera Sensor Promises Amazing Low-Light Performance 

Samsung has revealed details of a new camera sensor technology that it refers to as BRITECELL. The sensor promises better low-light performance, while also providing much slimmer sensors.


Huawei's New Chipset May Worry Its Competition

Huawei, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, is slowly becoming a big deal in the West, too — and its latest chipset may just provide its competitors with a little cause for concern.


You Can Finally Buy A Dedicated Hardware Emoji Keyboard

Communicating via the written word can sometimes fail to communicate the nuances of human emotion. For those times, there are emoji — and now you can actually buy a dedicated hardware emoji keyboard to help.


Watch The First Film From InVisage's Quantum Dot Smartphone Camera

Five long years ago, a company called InVisage showed off a new kind of smartphone camera sensor called QuantumFilm, which used quantum dots for improved sensitivity. Now, you can finally see a short film shot using the technology.


5 Easy Router Tweaks For Faster, More Secure Wi-Fi

Your router might look like an impenetrable black box of internet mystery, but tweaking a few settings under the hood is easier than you might think. Here are some of the options you can reconfigure to get a faster wireless connection and keep unwelcome visitors off your network.


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