The good news is that Microsoft is retiring the feared and loathed Blue Screen of Death, the screen that announces that your computer has suffered a problem it cannot recover from and must reboot. The bad news is it's still there, they're just changing the background color to black. Copying features from Linux now!
BBC Basic (previously) was a well-regarded implementation of BASIC made for use in schools in the UK. Now you can play with it online [via] in a web-based environment that's far nicer to use than a real BBC Micro. The in thing is to make spectacular demos that fit in a tweet. BBC Micro bot… READ THE REST
CP/M, the more capable of the two operating systems offered for the popular Amstrad CPC range of home computers, is now unequivocally open-source. Though it has been purportedly open source for some time, the license contained a peculiar specificity whereas the new wording is "equivalent to the well-known BSD or MIT licenses." READ THE REST
Prices were already sliding as it became unprofitable to mine on less efficient GPUs, but ETH dropping under $1k this week seems to have the rest of the smokers folding. The Verge reports that it was able to buy a higher-end video card at MSRP for the first time in years. Gamers rejoice, for the… READ THE REST
There's a lot of reasons to buy a new smoking piece. Maybe you dropped your old one and that cool glass octopus build doesn't work so well when it's in a million pieces. Perhaps you're making the switch from rolling your own to something a little less cumbersome. Or maybe you just want an upgrade. Whatever… READ THE REST
From ensuring you have enough money for gas this week to keeping up with today's politics, life is far from easy. And everyday things like making dinner, commuting to work, and even lighting candles should be the least of your worries. But when it comes to reaching down into the jar of your favorite candle, unable to… READ THE REST
Gaming is something that most people can appreciate. Whether you're into the classics, a casual gamer, or a die-hard who plays all the time, there are many different ways to enjoy the hobby. But we think it's safe to say, novice or professional, we're all interested in how games even come to be. If you're fascinated by gaming… READ THE REST