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Hey, it HAS a C: prompt, so what's the problem?

It's the dawn of PC history, and this still-in-school pilot fish has a job working on the department's machines, including an early Tandy computer -- Radio Shack's first crack at a PC compatible. But is it?


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Apple's Mac Pro gets crushed by new HP Zbook laptops

Apple's Mac Pro has been ignored for so long that even Windows 10 mobile workstations are catching up on features and performance.

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Researchers build a microprocessor from flexible materials

Researchers have built a primitive microprocessor out of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene, the flexible conductive wonder material that some believe will revolutionize the design and manufacture of batteries, sensors and...

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What happened when the Apple I team got together?

The Living Computers: Museum + Labs recently opened a permanent exhibition dedicated to the first two decades of Apple, I spoke with the Museum’s executive director Lath Carlson to find out more.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Now updated for build 16179, released on April 19, 2017: Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone as they roll out from Microsoft.

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6 portable keyboards for tech workers on the go

CIO.com writer, Sarah White looks at 6 portable keyboards for IT pros that want a light easy-to-use keyboard that can go anywhere.

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Blockchain used to power Brooklyn microgrid for solar energy re-sale

Siemens and a Brooklyn-based energy start-up have created a blockchain-based microgrid for residents of three neighborhoods to sell energy from rooftop solar panels to each other and the utility.

How to hold on to Windows 7 for the long haul

Developer lifts Windows 7's update blockade with unsanctioned patch

An anonymous developer created the patch, which negates Microsoft's barring of security updates from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors.

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23% off HDMI Cloner Box for Gaming or HD Video Stream Capture, No PC needed - Deal Alert

Clone video from virtually any video device including game consoles and DVD/Blu-ray. With the push of a button, this device captures and records to any attached USB stick, with no PC required.

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Apple calls climate change 'undeniable,' Greenpeace says repairs matter too

Apple commits to building products with 100 percent recycled materials, but Greenpeace says repairs matter too

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Microsoft plugs new power savings in Windows 10

Microsoft is touting operating system-wide power savings in a recent preview of Windows 10, claiming it can reduce notebook battery consumption by 11% on some newer laptops.

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39% off Exploring Raspberry Pi: Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux, Paperback - Deal Alert

The innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental...

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Apple’s Tim Cook: 'Freedoms require protection'

Apple's boss receives prestigious award for standing up for free speech. Calls the First Amendment a foundation for rights.

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Microsoft Surface Studio review: A magnificent, pricey all-in-one PC

In our review of the Microsoft Surface Studio, we'll show you how it and the Surface Dial propel the all-in-one PC category forward.

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15% off Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser - Deal Alert

This adjustable desk riser offers a healthy addition to any desk that allows you to sit or stand while you work. The large, 31" x 20" work surface accommodates two monitors or a monitor and a laptop.

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Experts contend Microsoft canceled Feb. updates to patch NSA exploits

Microsoft may have delayed its February security update slate to finish patching critical flaws in Windows that a hacker gang tried to sell.

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Save Up to 44% on Select HP Inkjet Printers - Deal Alert

Amazon is featuring discounts of up to 44% on various HP OfficeJet Pro and Envy wireless printers with Mobile printing, for a limited time.

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Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

The cost of installing solar and wind power last year dropped more dramatically than ever before, making renewables less expensive to deploy than any other energy source.

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Microsoft confirms it's patched most of the NSA's Windows exploits

Microsoft said it's patched most of the Windows vulnerabilities purportedly exploited by the NSA using tools leaked last week.

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