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RANKED: The rarest, most expensive video games in the world

Video games are more than just a past time — they can mean serious business. People are willing to pay a hefty price for nostalgia and one-of-a-kind releases, and thanks to retro gaming website RacketBoy, you can now see just how much. From golden Nintendo cartridges to games that let you play as an 8-bit […]

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The World’s First $9 Computer: Meet Chip by Next Thing Co.

Faster and smaller than a Raspberry Pi, and only 1/4 the price — this new $9 computer could change everything. Snuggly situated in an industrial section of Oakland, CA is Next Thing Co. a team of nine artists and engineers who are pursuing the dream of a lower cost single board computer. Today they’ve unveiled […]

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Why GOG Galaxy Is Worth Trying Out, Even if You Use Steam

It’s easy to forget that there are other PC game services beyond Steam. GOG (formerly Good Old Games) has made a name for itself selling older software, but now it’s stepping up to the major leagues with a DRM-free alternative to Steam’s software, called GOG Galaxy. GOG isn’t being shy about distinguishing itself from Steam. […]

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Who are smartwatches like the Apple Watch really for?

Is the smartwatch the next big thing after the MP3 player, smartphone, tablet and phablet, or is it the 21st-century equivalent of the electric can opener? They are inherently for the notification-obsessed. If you don’t feel the urge to reach for your phone the moment it demands your attention, then a smartwatch is likely to […]

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Why Microsoft is calling Windows 10 the last version of Windows

Microsoft has been discussing the idea of Windows as a service, but the company hasn’t really explained exactly how that will play out with future versions of Windows. That might be because there won’t really be any future major versions of Windows in the foreseeable future. Microsoft has altered the way it engineers and delivers […]

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Where To Get Discounts on Expensive Software?

Looking for software discounts? Tired of paying too much for popular software? Many coupon codes can be found online to save you a great deal of money on your next software purchase. Unfortunately a majority of these codes are often found to be expired or invalid and can end up wasting your valuable time. Save […]

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This terrifying malware destroys your PC if detected

A new type of malware resorts to crippling a computer if it is detected during security checks, a particularly catastrophic blow to its victims. The malware, nicknamed Rombertik by Cisco Systems, is designed to intercept any plain text entered into a browser window. It is being spread through spam and phishing messages, according to Cisco’s […]

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Debian 8: Linux’s most reliable distro makes its biggest change since 1993

Why use Debian? There are plenty of philosophical reasons: the legendary Debian social contract, the community, and all included software in the repos happens to be free (as in freedom), long a hallmark of Debian. The more practical appeal of Debian lies in its legendary stability. I’ve been running Debian servers since 2005 (Sarge) and […]

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Microsoft’s new Edge browser will take on Chrome with near-complete extension compatibility

Up until now, Internet Explorer extensions have been separate from other browsers. Starting with Windows 10, however, the app will support extensions that are almost identical to Chrome’s. With only a few tweaks, developers will be able to bring their extensions to the new browser.

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Lens turns smartphone into a microscope: Costs only 3 cents

Researchers at the University of Houston have created an optical lens that can be placed on an inexpensive smartphone to magnify images by a magnitude of 120, all for just 3 cents a lens. Wei-Chuan Shih, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH, said the lens can work as a microscope, and the […]

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Five Best Small Form Factor PCs

If you’re looking for a computer that can fit anywhere and do almost anything, a small form-factor PC is your best bet. The best ones offer power and portability, make the right compromises, and still come in at a good price. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations and […]

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