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Why Are New Computers Still So Overloaded With Bloatware?

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You know all those crappy little programs new laptops come with? Yeah, those. They're called bloatware, and they belong in the '90s.

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Noisy Typer

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Noisy Typer is a real, free piece of software that plays typewriter sounds as you type.

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The First Picture Ever Uploaded To The Web Is Exactly What You'd Expect

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Next Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of the first photograph uploaded to the world wide web. We offer the backstory on this masterwork.

the computer is a cheating bastard

Computer Software Can Watch You Play a Game and Then Beat You

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Anybody who has ever played an NES game has muttered the words "the computer is cheating".

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So That's Why YouTube Videos Freeze at 301 Views

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It happens to every newly viral video on YouTube.

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Computer Time Interrupted (And Links)

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‘SNL’ Recap: Say Goodbye to Kristen Wiig, Say Hello to Mick Jagger |Warming Glow| No One Told Community Showrunner Dan Harmon He Was Being Canned, Says Dan Harmon |UPROXX| Meme Watch: Douchebag Guitarist Is Ready To Tear Up Guitar Center With Some [...].

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Floppy Drives Would Like To Know, 'What is Love?'

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We've posted music made by floppy drives before (I could be doing right now.

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People Are Paying How Much Extra For The “$25 Computer” At Auction?

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Eben Upton, the executive director of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, recently stood in front of a Skyrim map while making a <a href="http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/482">video</a> announcing the auction of the first ten <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/12/25-dollar-computer-raspberry-pi-populated-pcbs">Raspberry Pi computers</a>.

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The $25 Computer’s First Batch Is In Beta

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The <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/05/this-computer-costs-25">$25 Raspberry Pi</a> computer (which <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/08/that-25-computer-can-run-quake-iii">can run Quake III</a>) is still on track for production next year, and they've released pictures (after the break) of their first batch of beta devices.

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Final PCB Design Revealed For The $25 Computer That Can Run Quake III

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Not pictured: Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner on lightcycles.

#ART

Add A Mini-Fridge To This Steampunk Computer Crapper And We’ll Never Have To Get Up Again

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(click to enlarge) The glorious invention above is called "Steampunk Time Machine Antique Master Bathroom Computer Workstation", which is mostly true.

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Tip Your 40s For Dennis Ritchie, The Giant Whose Shoulders We Stand Upon

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although we'd like to believe he died while valiantly saving humanity from an army of <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/10/a-well-armed-raptor-riding-a-shark-and-links/hellyes2-shark-dinosaur-gun-dynamite">heavily-armed velociraptors riding sharks</a>.

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Holy Cow, India Really Did Launch That $35 Tablet Computer

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Awhile back I said India's $35 tablet computer for students would <a href="http://gammasquad.uproxx.com/2010/07/indian-government-unveils-35-touchscreen-tablet-computer">never happen</a>, but now I'm going to have to slather my words with curry and eat them.

#Star Wars

Floppy Disk Drives Playing The Imperial March From Star Wars Are Apparently A Thing

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<a href="http://silent.org.pl/home/2011/09/25/muzykalna-stacja-dyskow/">Silent</a>, an electronics hobbyist in Poland, hacked a couple floppy drives to play The Imperial March, as seen in the first video after the jump.

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Gamers Playing Fold.it Solve A Ten Year Old AIDS Puzzle In Ten Days

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<a href="http://fold.it/">Fold.it</a> is a <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/feature/2010/02/six-cool-distributed-computing-projects/">distributed computing project</a> where gamers play around with proteins and link amino acids to find the optimal configurations for them.

WORLD RECORDS

AMD Breaks Processing Speed Record?

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In case you hadn't heard, AMD and Intel are kind of fighting over who gets to be the biggest processor manufacturer in the world.

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That $25 Computer Can Run Quake III

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Remember the $25 (£15) <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/05/this-computer-costs-25">Raspberry Pi</a> bare-bones computers intended for cheaply teaching programming and for low-cost computing in the developing world.

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The Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Is Pretty Cool

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Razer gave the finger to focus groups and bean counters calling for cheap, bland computer accessories and built a product line of stuff they'd want to use for PC gaming, and they were successful despite the much higher price point and niche market.

i see this ending in fire

Your Computer Will Soon Be Able To Tell You How Ugly You Are

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We all remember the Wii Fit, where millions of Americans bought it and then got told by a game console "You're fat.


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