Windows 8 is a radical departure from anything Microsoft has done before. When you try it for the very first time, it feels a bit like stepping out onto ice. It is so slick as to be slippery. Commands and icons and apps and menus glide on and off screen and things zoom in and out of its Metro interface in a near vertigo-inducing fashion. Getting your feet beneath you is tricky.
Want to try out a taste of Windows 8? Now you can, and it’s feature complete too. As promised, Microsoft’s unveiled the consumer preview of its latest and greatest operating system at MWC. It's made some 100,000 changes to the previously released pre-beta developer preview and has bundles in everything you’re likely to see in the final product.
While it’s not quite the as hot as the insane 2 million SHU Scorpion Pepper, the Naga Chilli Vodka is still criminally hot. In fact, it’s so hot it almost took Philip Schofield off air when he tasted the spicy tipple – it even comes with a health warning.
For me, dry cleaning has always belonged in a category of miracles, along with colour-safe bleach, dry shampoo, and acupuncture. They seem to work, but is it only because we'd like to believe they do? So we decided to take a look past the counter and '80s-style decals to figure out, what is dry cleaning, anyway?
A set of massive Olympic rings began their journey on the Thames yesterday showing that the run up to London 2012 is well and truly in-gear. London’s historic Tower Bridge even had to open to let them through – a sight rarely seen.
Prometheus, the film that started off life as an Alien prequel, but has since morphed into its own beast, is set for a June 1st launch in the UK. This fake TED2023 talk introduces us to Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland talking cyborgs and Gods, giving us a taste of what’s to come. Hell, it’s sci-fi from Ridley Scott and it looks like he’s back to his best – I can’t wait.
Down at our local Handheld Console Society (meets every other week, Wednesday evenings, in the community centre) all the talk of late has been of the new, exciting PS Vita. This is WRONG.
The Raspberry Pi is here at last -- now what can you do with it? We've been champing at the bit waiting for the Raspberry Pi here at Gizmodo UK, but we're please to report that the Raspberry Pi Foundation has managed to ship that mini-marvel of applied Great British Geekery for a shade over 21 quid. If you are lucky enough to grab one in this first round of orders, what exactly can you do with it? Here is our pick of the project ideas that you can try with your Pi.
Last night, ex-F1 legend Juan Pablo Montoya lost control of his race car at the Daytona 500 and crashed into a pickup truck with a jet engine and 200 gallons of jet fuel, igniting the track in a superheated mess. But why the hell was there a helicopter engine strapped to a truck in the middle of a race?
After a series of successful non-powered test flights, Virgin Galactic's ready to start firing up its rocket engines for full-power test runs in 2012. Which could mean those rich ticket owners may get to go sub-orbital very soon indeed.
There are plenty of strange alternative uses for herbs. Rosemary, for instance, is supposed to soothe the skin and cure dandruff — though I can't promise how well it will do either. Science, however, now tells us it definitely can make you smarter.
Here's another app privacy problem you might have to worry about: apps that have access to location information on your iPhone or iPad can access, copy and steal your entire iPhone library without you even knowing. Watch your pictures!
The Knowhow Movies service, previously announced by the Currys and Dixons group, is now scheduled to launch on March 1st. And there should be some half-decent content on it too, thanks to licensing deals with Disney, Warner Bros. and Momentum Pictures.
Several alleged members of the Anonymous activist group will soon be asked to confirm their names and addresses by authorities, thanks to a global clampdown that has seen dozens of supposed Anonymous members arrested.
The Pirate Bay, the largest torrent site on the Internet, is no more. Or well, it's not like it once was. As of this moment, they've taken down all torrent links on the website and will now only use 'magnet links'.
A developer made the mistake of blabbing about a Microsoft event on Twitter, claiming he was having a great time at the "Durango developers summit" in London. Given Durango is one of the suspected Xbox 360 development names, that would appear to be confirmation that Microsoft is in the midst of publicising its new Xbox plans with game makers.