At Microsoft's Build conference, the dorkiest of companies put on a big show, complete with fog machines and fancy lights, in order to show it's a cool competitor to Apple and Google. The speakers who came on stage during keynotes had stylish hair. "Do they have dressers backstage?" an attendee asked a group of us when it was all over.
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Head over to Microsoft's how-old.net, upload a photo of yourself, and the site will spit out a prediction for how old you are — as well as your gender. Did it guess right? Probably not. But that doesn't mean it's not fun.
Microsoft hosted its BUILD conference overnight, where we saw updates to Windows 8.1 that will make it more usable, as well as the debut of Cortana: Microsoft's virtual voice assistant. Don't get too excited though, Australia. You'll be waiting at least until next year to get your hands on Microsoft's "Siri-killer".
Building a hackintosh — that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware — used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is our complete guide to building a hackintosh that will walk you through purchasing compatible parts, building your machine and installing OS X all on your own.
If you're anything like me, you spent the weekend raiding the Big W toy catalogue looking for cheap Nerf guns. Whether you walked away with a foam-firing pistol, bright yellow rifle or clear perspex chain gun, there's still the question of storing your new arsenal. Try this idea from one of our awesome readers: a Nerf gun trophy case.
Windows 8 news is gushing forth from Microsoft's BUILD conference up in Seattle, as the company exposes the inner workings of the latest iteration of their operating system. Here's a look at all the latest Windows 8 news we're seeing today.
It should come as no surprise—but Windows 7 Build 7600.16385, which Microsoft deemed the RTM, has been unceremoniously leaked. A Chinese 64-bit version was first posted on torrent sites on July 16th with an English version released later that day. As always, grab at your own risk.