The PC of Your Dreams Might be Hiding in a Company’s Surplus Bin
The charm of buying old workstation hardware on the cheap to support your modern computing needs. If it doesn’t work for them, it might just work for you.
Who Kept Buying the Mac Pro Everyone Hated?
As the 2013 Mac Pro ages out and its long-awaited replacement enters the frame, the trash-can-era Mac Pro will probably be remembered by most professional users as a bad memory. But it won’t disappear completely.
How to Turn a Windows Laptop Into the Touchscreen Hackintosh of Your Dreams
If you're sick of MacBooks but love MacOS, be brave and convert a new laptop into a Hackintosh with our exhaustive guide.
The Famous 'NESticle' Emulator’s Stolen Source Code Has Been Preserved
The release and preservation of the stolen source code to the iconic 90s NES emulator NESticle reflects a new chapter in a controversial saga with deep roots.
Is Adobe’s Creative Cloud Too Powerful for Its Own Good?
Why the creative software giant Adobe deserves a place in the broader discussion of breaking up tech giants like Facebook and Google. It’s not just Photoshop.
The Joystick Artisan
From the arcades to the living room, how the controller has evolved—and why one tech historian, Benj Edwards, started building his own.
Are Hackintosh Users More Passionate About the Mac Than Apple?
The Hackintosh has become a phenomenon in recent years, despite knotty ethical questions, because Apple’s neglected superfans won’t stop thinking different.
The Creative Commons Avoid a Tragedy on Flickr
SmugMug, the current owners of the photo-sharing platform Flickr, are changing the platform’s model, but says it will maintain its support for Creative Commons. Not every company that has relied on the license in the past can say that.
Sega Finally Gets the Retro Console Treatment It Deserves
Analogue, the company that has rethought Nintendo’s retro home consoles for the modern day, is taking on much of Sega’s back library with the just-announced Mega Sg.
Meet the Community Keeping Obsolete Supercomputers Alive
Nearly 30 years after Silicon Graphics ruled the high-performance computing roost, its supercomputers have found themselves a new home with a small community full of enthusiasts—some of whom weren’t even alive during the company’s heyday.
Close Your Browser Tabs. You Won’t Miss Them.
A case in favor of browser tab minimalism, or closing the tabs you’re not using. Sometimes, information overload has its limits.
Apple Should Make a Mechanical Keyboard
Apple seems to be doing everything in its power to minimize the imprint of the button on its trillion-dollar business, but the company could earn some goodwill from creatives with a fresh take on the mechanical keyboard.