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A Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, EU And More

Reuters is reporting that Russian hackers were able to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union and the Ukraine, as well as private companies, thanks to a security flaw in Windows. Security firm iSight Partners claims that Russian hackers have been attempting to gain information relating to the Ukraine crisis.


Ashton Kutcher Must Be Stopped (Before He Corrupts Our Laptops)

It’s a little-known fact that celebrity Ashton Kutcher moonlights as a Lenovo engineer. At first, it was tolerable: a kickstand here, a bigger battery there. But now, the chisel-cheeked entrepreneur has twisted Lenovo’s latest tablets to his own foul aims: the new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a built-in projector. And a subwoofer. And a 13-inch, 2560 x 1440 screen. It’s a goddamn miniature movie theatre, complete with a tiny Ashton to show you around the place.


Windows 10 Video Walkthrough: Where Were You Two Years Ago?

Windows 10 is here! Kind of! You can go pick up a very stripped down Technical Preview of the big, bad, Start Menu-having operating system right now. But if you don’t want to load up a pretty beta OS, we went through the trouble for you. These are the highlights.


Never Forget That Internet Explorer Is Boundless And Will Outlive Us All

With all the excitement bubbling up around the Windows 10 announcement, now is as good a time as any to take a look at the state of Internet Explorer. And, as has been the case since the dawn of time, more people use IE than every other browser combined. Just as they will continue to do until the End Days.


Windows 10 Hands-On: Well Hello There, Start Menu!

It’s finally official: Windows 10 is on the way. It’s the Windows to rule all Windows — a single operating system for PCs, phones and tablets — and it’s coming in 2015. But you don’t care about any of that. You just want to know about the goddamn Start Menu already, right?


You Can Download The Windows 10 Preview Right Now

Windows 10 is here! The new, unified operating system for PCs, phones, and tablets alike (with beloved Start Menu intact) is out in preview form. If you’re feeling first-adopterish, go download it now.


A Visual History Of The Windows Start Menu

Microsoft debuted Windows 10 today and it has a solid Start Menu. Good job, Windows! But before getting Windows 10 on point, the Start Menu went through more than one reinvention. Some went better than others.


Windows 10: One Operating System To Rule PCs, Phones, Tablets

Microsoft just announced the newest version of Windows. It’s called Windows 10. Yes, Microsoft has decided to skip a digit in search of the perfect name. More importantly, Windows 10 will be a single operating system that finally spans all of Microsoft’s Windows powered devices, from desktops and laptops all the way through to tablets and phones. “Windows 10 will be our most comprehensive platform ever,” says Windows boss Terry Myerson.


The Surface Mini Was Real, But It Ran Windows RT

How do you get so close to releasing an interesting technology product, cancel it, and pretend it never existed? Microsoft’s Surface Mini was real, and one person thinks it was actually better than the Surface 2.


Gizmodo Laptop Buying Guide 2014: Our Favourite Windows 8 Touch Apps To Get You Started

If you’ve bought a new laptop or convertible tablet running Windows 8, you already have access to Windows’ existing programs and applications. But, in addition to running everything from Windows XP and Windows 7, Windows 8 also brings along a brilliant range of touchscreen-friendly apps and games. These are a few of our favourites.


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