Optimize the Start Menu

Make it work

Unlike the start menu in Windows 8, The Start menu in Windows 7 is quite similar to the old one from Windows XP and Vista, but Microsoft made some subtle, yet significant improvements to make it even more useful. As before, it’s divided into three...

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Sync files with OneDrive

Download OneDrive

Owning a computer is no longer considered a luxury. In fact, many people – or households, at least – have more than one machine at their disposal. If you’re one of those people who often find themselves working with multiple computers – perhaps a desktop...

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Microsoft going Android

microsoft going android

Followers of smartphone news will know that there are three main companies that make operating systems for mobiles: Google, Apple and Microsoft. It has always been a three-horse race – but it could have just become a two-horse one, thanks to Microsoft’s decision to release...

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Set up a digital media library in Windows

Enjoy your media

Most of us have music, movies and photos stored on our PCs, but how can we access them from other computers, mobiles and smart devices without creating extra copies? The solution is to set up a media server, and Media Browser is the perfect tool...

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Mobile gaming at E3 2014

Gaming E3 2014

Mobile gaming made a huge bow at E3 2014. Among the small-screen developers at the show was Gameloft, creator of the hugely popular Asphalt series of racing games – it previewed the next iteration in the franchise here – and massively multiplayer online game developer...

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How Music Help to Shape Modern Science

Ernst Chladni figures capture the patterns created by sound waves

Igor Stravinsky commented that music is certainly related “to something like mathematical thinking and relationship”. For scientists, too, music has been a fruitful subject of study as well as a rich source of metaphor. When theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek and journalist Betsy Devine called their book...

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The Greatest Genius in History

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

The history of science and technology is rich with great minds, but who is the greatest? Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) What Kepler achieved was extraordinary. He was the person who made sense of astronomy. He realised, following in the footsteps of Copernicus, that the Sun is...

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Tweak The Control Panel Windows 8

Hiding Control Panel applets using the Group Policy Editor

Hide Control Panel applets from appearing. The Control Panel: love it or hate it, it is a very simple way to organize all the applets and features of Windows. But the Control Panel’s multilayered organization forces you to click far too many times to get...

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Change Folders in the Open Dialog Box

Open Dialog Box Folder

Change the folders that appear in the Open and Save As dialog boxes in Microsoft Windows 8 applications. When you use certain Windows applications (such as Notepad) to open or save a file, on the left side of the Open dialog box are a group...

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5 Scientific Legacy of World War I

Blood Transfusion World War I

On the 100th anniversary of the war, Ned Lebow explores the more surprising advances that came out of the conflict. Blood transfusions Early attempts to transfuse blood into humans often proved fatal because of an immune response that destroys red blood cells. In 1901, Karl...

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