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Tech Lolz: How To Destroy A USB Flash Drive In 10 Steps

usbUnfortunately, you won’t hear a USB flash drive saying "This flash drive will self-destruct in 3… 2… 1" using the voice of Inspector Gadget. Nor will it just explode like the Howler in Harry Potter. It would take quite some creativity and a tiny bit of fairy dust to get them to do so. Or just a lot of engineering. However, there are people who would like this feature on their USB flash drives. Why is no one thinking about them? Well, I am. And, in consequence, will try and create a list with the top 10 ways of completely destroying your flash drive. Stay tuned!

Tech Lolz: Reset the time on your computer when you have gone too far

timeTime is a relative thing. I feel just like Morgan Freeman when I say that. Just without the epic voice. It is one of the most essential parts of our lives, isn't it? We are guided each day by time and its different measures: minutes, hours, years and so on. But what if you went into the future and everything turned wrong? You would want to get back to the present and fix it, right? Well, this is what this week's episode is all about. No, we are not talking about time-travel. Read this Tech Lolz episode and find out.

Tech Lolz: Laptops - Freaks Of Nature!

laptopWhy are people still amazed, concerned or even scared of laptops and of using them? This is the real question for today. Why would one person buy a laptop but use it just as a desktop? I wasn't really aware of the fact that laptops are so UFO-ish for many people. So, for today, I was thinking about turning laptops into something that anyone can understand. Let yourself indulge into the benefits of having a laptop and be amazed of the possibilities it harnesses. Let's just bust this myth right here and now.

Best of the Web for Windows Users – 26 October - 1 November 2014

This week was very busy for Microsoft: they have released a new device - the Microsoft Band, announced unlimited OneDrive storage for their Office 365 subscribers, launched new app versions and more. To learn more details about this news and discover other interesting stories, check this week's roundup.

Tech Lolz: Halloween in a box, a speaker-box!

weird soundsPoltergeists, ghosts, zombies, witches, vampires and what not. This is what you might see going along the street in this time of the year. That doesn't necessarily freak you out now, does it? Well what about if you do not have to go out but still encounter one of the above without a possible or reasonable explanation? Would that freak you out? Don't be a hero for nothing. If you were the guy in this week's episode you would reconsider your priorities and faith. You would reconsider the fine line between the "dead" and the "living". In other words, you would crawl right back to your mommy.

Best of the Web for Windows Users – 19 - 25 October 2014

This week Microsoft has shared their financial results for their latest quarter and they were nothing short of impressive. Also, they have announced that they are replacing the Nokia branding for smartphones with Microsoft Lumia and have revealed details about their new design. Also, a new build for Windows 10 Preview has been made available which brings some new features as well as new bugs. To learn about this news and more, read this week's recap. We have plenty of good reading recommendations for you.

Tech Lolz: Washing Your Belongings, Both Non-Digital And Digital

washing gadgetsIn my life I have washed many things and I don't want to hear even one misogynistic joke about that. :) However, never have I managed to just wash what I initially intended to. It's because I never check the pockets for stuff. I find that as the most useless thing to do, especially in our country. Romanian money is made of plastic, so mainly it will do it good, condoms are rubber and are also wrapped up, napkins… well who has used napkins in their pocket? So yes, for these small reasons, I never check the pockets of my clothes before washing them. And I regret nothing. However, I'm not sure how I would react in the case of this week's episode. Let's see what this is all about:

Best of the Web for Windows Users – 12 - 18 October 2014

This week Microsoft has revealed that it already has 1 million people testing the Windows 10 Technical Preview and the top 10 most requested features so far. Also, they have released a new version of Skype for iPhone and a new app that's based on the Skype backbone - Skype Qik. Learn about this news and more from this week's recap of the most important news in Microsoft's consumer ecosystem.

Tech Lolz: The Spooky Story Of The Year Or The Ghost Of Icons Past

iconsSome of you might not relate to this article and I am completely fine with that. You are better off. This article is mainly focused on those people who still use Windows Vista and possibly Windows XP since they are the ones that just won't move on to something better. Let me tell you something about Windows Vista: if Bill Gates had a dime for every time Windows Vista crashed, he'd be a… Oh wait, he is! Point taken! Getting back to this article: it is about rituals of exorcism for Windows Vista and Windows XP. Or maybe not. :) If you are faint of heart, just stop here!

Best of the Web for Windows Users – 5 - 11 October 2014

This week as quieter than the previous one. Now that the Windows 10 Technical Preview is available for anyone who wants to give it a try, most people commented about what's new and what will be different in the Windows ecosystem, after Windows 10 is launched. In addition to this interesting commentary there were some news about updates for Skype, OneDrive and future accessory support for Surface Pro 3. Learn more from this week's recap: