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Justin Pot

Justin Pot

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Justin's always had a passion for trying out new software, asking questions, and explaining things – tech journalism is the inevitable result. He's a fan of public radio, hiking, and retro platformers.

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How to download a Windows 10 ISO file legally and install Windows 10 from it

You can download the Windows 10 ISO files straight from Microsoft's website, letting you quickly and easily install Windows 10 on your PC. Here's how to do it.

Paint for Mac doesn’t exist, but here are some great alternatives

Looking for an Apple equivalent to Paint in MacOS? Similar features are actually hidden inside Preview. Here's how to use Preview for a Paint-like experience.
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Want to browse the web privately? Here’s how to do it for real

There are multiple ways to stay anonymous online, but which of these methods really work? Here's how tracking works and how to protect your data while browsing.

How to get Google Earth Pro for free

Despite its name, Google Earth Pro is free to download and use. Here's how to install the free desktop app and make use of the advanced 3D-mapping software.
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How to run ChromeOS in VirtualBox

Curious about ChromeOS, but not ready to buy a Chromebook? Here's how you can get Google's operating system running in a virtual machine on Windows PCs.

The best Google Docs alternatives for browser-based editing

Google isn't the only company that offers an online suite of productivity apps. Here are our favorite alternatives to Google Docs including OnlyOffice and Zoho.
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The Teslasuit simulates full-body touch in VR by zapping your nerves

Sight and hearing are immersed in virtual reality, but what about touch? The Teslasuit hopes to let you feel things in virtual worlds.
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Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter review

There are tons of streaming devices on the market today, but our Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter review could hold the answer for Windows loyalists. 
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Don’t want anything to do with Windows 10? Here’s how to banish it for good

If you haven't installed Windows 10 already, there's a good chance you don't want it. Here's how to stop it from installing, along with the notifications.
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Here’s every new computer announced by Acer at IFA today

Not content to settle for a few new machines, Acer has brought a massive expansion of its system line to IFA 2016 in Berlin,.
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Dell Precision 15 3510 review

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It’s impossible to predict the future of VR, and the Palm Pilot proves it

What will virtual reality be used for twenty years from now? Frankly, we have no idea. Technology evolves in ways that are hard to predict, as the Palm Pilot proves.
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Samsung Notebook 7 Spin review

Acer Spin 7 Hands On

Spec showdown: Acer's Spin 7 is the thinnest 2-in-1, but Lenovo's Yoga 910 is a powerhouse

Two 2-in-1 laptops were announced this week -- Lenovo's Yoga 910 and Acer's Spin 7. The latter is lighter and thinner, but is it actually better overall?
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Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S2 will be the second Windows 10 Samsung tablet

Samsung is working on a sequel to its TabPro S tablet: the Samsung TabPro S2. There aren't a lot of details right now, sadly, but the device is coming.
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Rare Apple-1 computer built by Jobs and Wozniak in 1976 sells for $815,000

Someone owns a piece of Apple history, a rare "Celebration" Apple-1 computer built in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It appears to be a test board.
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Macs this fall will offer USB speeds up to 10gbps, and possibly Thunderbolt 3

Code strings in MacOS Sierra imply that USB 3.1 Gen 2 is on the way in new Macs, offering speeds of up to 10Gbps. This might also imply Thunderbolt 3.
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Feel the shape and firmness of virtual objects with this exoskeleton for VR

When you pick up an object in virtual reality, you can't feel its shape. That could change with Dexmo. Force-feedback makes objects feel real.

Several Epic Games forums were hacked; change your passwords now

A few forums run by Epic Games were hacked this week, meaning it's a good idea to change your password. If you share passwords between sites, change those.
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Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 (2016) review

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The Wolfe could turn your MacBook into a gaming powerhouse, if it’s funded

MacBooks don't offer the best graphics performance, but what if you could plug in an external card? The Wolfe aims to be just that, and is on Kickstarter.
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Why every browser sucks eventually (It’s all your fault)

The more you use a browser, the more you bog it down. Which is why you should never trust that new browser smell: every browser sucks eventually.
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Mac Evernote users can now quickly switch to OneNote

Switching from Evernote to OneNote just got easier. Microsoft brought their importer tool to the Mac. It grabs Evernote content and adds it to OneNote.
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Anniversary Update feature makes high-density displays a little bit less glitchy

Move a window from a high pixel density display to a low one and things can get weird. Microsoft knows about this, and fix it in the Anniversary Update.
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Intel wants Windows 10 tablets to be just as thin as the iPad Pro

Intel wants to see thinner tablets, and is offering a variety of tips to OEMs for getting the job done. Expect to see more soldered cards in the future.
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Intel’s Joule is a maker platform so small it can be installed in safety glasses

Intel showed off Joule today, a lightweight maker. Joule was fit on a pair of glasses, and was shown verifying bolt sizes in realtime.
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Intel shows off video capability of 7th-gen Core, plays ‘Overwatch’ on stage

The next generation of Intel Core processors can handle 4K video without difficulty, Intel claimed at their Developer Forum in San Francisco today.
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Lenovo crammed a VR-ready gaming system into two mostly portable form factors

If you want to take your virtual reality on the road, you're going to need a relatively portable PC with a bunch of power. Lenovo has two choices for you.

HTC changed the Vive’s bundled games, check out the new titles

HTC is switching up the games that come with their Vive headset. 'The Gallery' and 'Zombie Training Simulator' now come with the virtual reality rig.
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Microsoft nixes plan to cut Windows 7 and 8 support early for Skylake users

Microsoft said it would only support Windows 7 and Windows 8 on Skylake machines through 2017, but is now backing down. Good news for Windows 7 diehards.

‘Minecraft’ takes big step into VR, will add Oculus Rift support next week

If you want to step inside the world of Minecraft, next week is your chance. The Windows 10 version of the game will support the Oculus Rift next week.
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London police shut down streaming piracy organization, seize 30 servers

30 servers were seized and three people arrested in a City Of London raid this week. A piracy service, marketed as legitimate, offered TV to ex-patriates.
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After 4 years, Apple may finally overhaul the MacBook Pro

The new Macbook Pro will have a touchscreen display above the keyboard, an AMD "Polaris" graphics chip, TouchID, and USB type-C. It will also be thinner.

The U.S. government is selling $1.6 million worth of seized bitcoins this month

Want to buy some bitcoin? Like, a lot of bitcoin? The U.S. government is selling 2,700 bitcoin later this month, valued at $1.6 million.