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Hitting the Books: The Y2K bug could come back sooner than you think

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought

Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro gets a $300 price drop at Amazon

Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is barely a few months old, but there are already good deals to be had if you're willing to be patient. Amazon is selling the base configuration of Apple's latest laptop

Apple envisions a Mac made from a sheet of curved glass

Apple is known to explore unusual Mac designs, but its latest may be more eye-catching than most. The company has applied for a patent on a desktop Mac design whose main body consists of a single,
Guy Tries To Build Computer, Can't Get It To Work, Input Button Solves All

Guy Tries To Build Computer, Can't Get It To Work, Input Button Solves All

Ah, this guy can't be too hard on himself! All part of the learning experience that goes into an impressive undertaking like building your own computer. That being said, many of us can relate to the

Google's Pixelbook Go is finally available in 'Not Pink'

It took three months, but Google is finally offering its "Not Pink" version of the Pixelbook Go. The internet giant has started selling its more colorful Chromebook through its official store, Best

Apple's rackmount Mac Pro is now available

If you (or more likely, your company) are pining for the new Mac Pro but don't want anything so gauche as a tower under the desk, Apple has you covered. It started taking orders for the rackmount
Terrific WiFi Names People Encountered

Terrific WiFi Names People Encountered

A WiFi name can be a protest, a joke, or almost any other form of personal expression. Some people turn theirs into terrific puns while other people just want to see the world burn. Here are some

Toshiba's latest Dynabook is one of the lightest 13-inch laptops yet

Toshiba's Dynabook brand might just have a laptop for road warriors who want the lightest possible machine that doesn't make major compromises. It just unveiled the Portégé X30L-G, a portable billed

Acer updates its Swift 3 laptop with AMD and Intel's latest processors

Acer is giving its thin-and-light Swift 3 laptop a useful shot in the arm. It just introduced two versions of the portable that use the latest chips from both AMD and Intel. The AMD-powered version,

Dell debuts an AMD Ryzen version of its G5 gaming laptop

Dell is expanding its G5 gaming laptop line with an unusual addition: AMD hardware under the hood. Its new G5 15 Special Edition will run on AMD's new "Renoir-H" Ryzen laptop processors and Radeon RX

Dell debuts an AMD Ryzen version of its G5 gaming laptop

Dell is expanding its G5 gaming laptop line with an unusual addition: AMD hardware under the hood. Its new G5 15 Special Edition will run on AMD's new "Renoir-H" Ryzen laptop processors and Radeon RX

ASUS gives its VivoBook line fun colors and 10th-gen Core CPUs

ASUS is once more using CES to revamp its mid-tier VivoBooks (plus its ZenBook Duo -- look for a separate post on that), and this year the emphasis is on a splash of color mated with subtle

Lenovo's latest Legion gaming laptop relies on an external GPU

Lenovo is kicking off 2020 with a gaming laptop that needs a companion to thrive. It's introducing the Legion Y740S, a slim 15.6-inch laptop (billed as Lenovo's "thinnest and lightest" gaming model)

Lenovo's latest Legion gaming laptop relies on an external GPU

Lenovo is kicking off 2020 with a gaming laptop that needs a companion to thrive. It's introducing the Legion Y740S, a slim 15.6-inch laptop (billed as Lenovo's "thinnest and lightest" gaming model)

Lenovo’s updated ThinkPad X1 laptops include optional privacy screens

Ahead of CES, Lenovo is refreshing its flagship X1 laptop lineup. The company last updated the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga this past August, so there aren't any drastic redesigns this time around.

NEC's new PC lineup for the US includes a 4K OLED laptop

NEC's LaVie PCs have come to the US before, but with Lenovo badging -- and they've usually played second fiddle to Lenovo's own IdeaPads and ThinkPads. Now, however, they're getting more of a chance
A DNA Computer Can Compute The Square Root Of 900

A DNA Computer Can Compute The Square Root Of 900

Yes, a computer made from the DNA strands in a test tube, can calculate the square root for numbers up to 900.If you’re curious, you can check out the Wikipedia page to learn more about DNA computing
The Best Tech Advice We Gave in 2019

The Best Tech Advice We Gave in 2019

52 weeks, 52 Tech 911 columns—minus one or two weeks when I was on vacation and simply couldn’t answer your wild and crazy technology questions from afar. Though Lifehacker is all about service and

Personal computer CPU pioneer Chuck Peddle dies at 82

Chuck Peddle, one of the most important engineers of the early home computing era, has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 82. He's best known as the lead designer for MOS Technology's 6502, a
Your email problem isn’t your fault

Your email problem isn’t your fault

Relax. Email is a bad system.