nosleep.page does one weird trick: leave it open and it stops your computer falling asleep. This can be surprisingly annoying to accomplish through the proper channels. In my case I have a Windows laptop that can't be woken from sleep over bluetooth, but must work both as a normal sleep-when-closed laptop and as a never-sleep desktop. This solves my problem in a simple no-configuration way—the alternative is having to constantly mess with Windows' fiddly power profiles.
On this day in 1982, Clive Sinclair released the ZX Spectrum (previously), whose sleek design and inexpensive price made it an explosive success the world over—only the Commodore 64 and perhaps the Apple II outsold it—and inspired a generation of British bedroom programmers. It never truly went away, either, inspiring a stream of hacks and… READ THE REST
Apple's newest model of Mac (and its matching display) roll in tomorrow, but the first reviews are out today. The consensus: Mac Studio is an excellent and unexpectedly powerful machine in a compact case, but has a price to match. If your work needs the power—think high-resolution video editing, machine learning, VR—it can't be recommended… READ THE REST
Here's a gallery of 20 Vintage Photographs of People With Their Commodore 64s. The machine celebrates its 40th birthday this year, and goes from strength to strength in its technical dotage. The company itself won't be celebrating, of course—even the licensing outfit that apparently owns the brand is now bankrupt—but fans have big plans. There… READ THE REST
Summer is here, which means we're spending less time under blankets and more time under stars. And, while we're no longer chasing the sun quite as fast, sometimes random household chores do need an extra flash of light here and there. This One80 LED Headlamp will help you get the darker things done so you can get back… READ THE REST
From your music streaming subscriptions and bank accounts to your work laptop, passwords unlock the most vital things in our lives. Unfortunately, that's a mess to track unless you're exceptionally organized or have some intricate communication system for your passwords and logins. If you aren't, you might deal with many forgotten unique passwords, annoying security questions, and botched password… READ THE REST
From tripping on your shoelace to dropping your phone in the toilet, life is full of disappointing moments — it's just the way it is. But why is it that your car never breaks down when you have a day full of absolutely nothing to do or nowhere to be? Talk about throwing a wrench… READ THE REST