Experience What Work Felt Like in Windows 95

People remember some operating systems more fondly than others. Nobody wants to take Windows Vista out for a spin just for the heck of it, but nostalgia for Windows 95 Start Me Up – Windows 95 Turns 20 & Still Rocks Start Me Up – Windows 95 Turns 20 & Still Rocks 20 years ago…

4 Keys Missing From Your Keyboard and How to Add Them

Are there keys on your keyboard that you haven’t pressed for weeks? Even with the most common keyboard shortcuts Windows Shortcuts 101: The Ultimate Keyboard Shortcut Guide Windows Shortcuts 101: The Ultimate Keyboard Shortcut Guide With so many shortcuts built into Windows and its software, it might seem impossible to learn them all. Here’s the…

How to Fix Corrupted Windows System Files With One Command

When you install Windows on your computer, it places lots of vital files on your system 5 Default Windows Files and Folders You Should Never Touch 5 Default Windows Files and Folders You Should Never Touch Windows contains countless default files and folders, many of which the average user shouldn’t touch. Here are five folders…

The Alien Rocks Dusting the Streets of Your Neighborhood

Jon Larsen’s idea for a book fell into his lap. Well, his breakfast, actually. The Norwegian jazz musician was dining on his porch one day eight years ago when a rock tumbled out of the sky onto the table. It was shiny, rough, and metallic. Baffled, he did what anyone would do: He googled shiny…

13 Most Important SQL Commands Any Programmer Should Know

Advertisement Databases drive the modern web. Every big or dynamic website uses a database in some way, and when combined with Structured Query Language (SQL), the possibilities for manipulating data really are endless. If you already know SQL, make sure you checkout these programming skills 7 Programming Skills All Website Developers Should Know 7 Programming…

A hacker reveals the most secure thing you can do to your passwords

It’s very difficult to come up with and remember unique passwords for every single login. Cyber security expert Kevin Mitnick — author of the book "The Art of Invisibility" — explains why you shouldn’t even try to come up with your own passwords, and what you should do instead.  Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about…

Why IPA beers have ‘India’ in the name — and why it tastes so unique

Patrick McGovern is the scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. In this video, he shares his knowledge on how India Pale Ales were first created and how it got its name. Following is a transcript of the video. I’m Patrick McGovern. I’m from the University of Pennsylvania Museum, and I’m the…

5 Best Sites to Learn the Basics of Music Theory

Advertisement Music makes the world go around, but do you actually know what it is? It’s one thing to say you enjoy music because you like listening to a lot of songs. It’s a whole different thing to really understand that music. If you love music and don’t know music theory, you’re doing yourself a great…

Westworld’s Creators Know Why Sci-Fi Is So Dystopian

Urs Hölzle and Google’s AI chip, the TPU 2.0.Cole Wilson for WIRED Urs Hölzle has a big job. As senior vice president of technical infrastructure at Google, he’s in charge of the hundreds of thousands of servers in data centers spread across the planet to power the company’s ever widening range of services. He’s also…

How Googlers Avoid Burnout (and Secretly Boost Creativity)

Adam*, is an engineer on Google’s self-driving car project (now its own division, called Waymo). He says the daily pace of work borders on fanatical. When he’s in the lab, the outside world disappears—we know this because he tells us so, and also because our text messages and emails to him almost always go unanswered….