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Master the art of melting metal with this no-nonsense guide to soldering

Ready to start your own soldering project, but don't know where to start? Let's walk through how to solder safely and effectively, so you can work on your own electrical projects at your own leisure.
Mobile

'Brexit' might impact Samsung, LG, and Acer, and not in a good way

Now that the British public has chosen to exit from the European Union, the decision might negatively impact Samsung's, LG's, and Acer's businesses in the region. This might even force Samsung and LG to leave the U.K.
Computing

Windows makes classics like WordPad, Fax and Scan, Character Map and XPS Viewer available for Insiders

Missing classic Windows apps like WordPad, Fax and Scan, XPS Viewer and Character Map? If you were itching for some nostalgia, Windows Insiders can grab them now in the Store, through Project Centennial.
Computing

Have a file too big for email? Here's how to share it for free

Need to transfer a large file to somebody over the internet, but don't know how to do it? Learn how to send files of any size -- using the cloud or an FTP client -- with this simple guide.
Computing

Microsoft may be clearing the way for a new Surface tablet

Microsoft recently confirmed that it will stop manufacturing the Surface 3 tablet by the end of the year. The device is also currently in limited supply, with only one model in stock on Microsoft's store and two models offered by Best Buy.
Computing

Cybersecurity firm: Crypto-ransomware infections have reached ‘epidemic’ level

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab claims we’re stuck in the middle of a crypto-ransomware “epidemic” after it revealed that more than 700,000 such infections took place over one year.
Mobile

Apple's differential privacy won't start until iOS 10 launches, and it will be opt-in

Apple unveiled a technique it is implementing in iOS 10 to boost user privacy when gathering data -- differential privacy. Apple didn't invent it -- in fact, Google has been using the technique in its Chrome browser since 2014.
Cool Tech

Great Britain may be out of the EU, but bitcoin is definitely in the black

Even as stock markets and world currencies flail in vain at Brexit, the bitcoin suddenly spiked in value, surging past $650, up $100 from the previous day (when it still seemed possible that the EU could stay together).
Virtual Reality

Oculus drops DRM check from Store software, leaving modders free to play games on Vive

Oculus VR has updated its Home software, taking the surprising step of removing the headset check from its DRM. That means that modders can make games work on the Vive or other headsets, which may mend some bridges in the community.
Virtual Reality

Oculus’ head of content thinks VR exclusives are better for everyone

Oculus has been aggressive in its recent attempts to secure exclusive games, and now the company's head of content has aired his thoughts on why it's good not just for Oculus, but for VR as an industry.
Computing

Arrival of Android apps for ChromeOS forces introduction of new storage manager

An upcoming features lets Chrome OS users see how much space remains on hard drives, and what's taking up that space. This points to an app-filled future for Google's OS, long reliant entirely on web browsing.
Computing

Get your GPUs ready: New DX12 3Dmark demo is just around the corner

As you might expect from any graphical demo produced by futuremark, the trailer for its new 3Dmark demo is astoundingly pretty. It even includes just about every one of the 3Dmark demos from its history in glass cases.