HOW TO: Get back in Windows after losing your password

Hey there GAS readers! AskTheAdmin here guest posting on how to recover YOUR Windows password. This is not meant as a how-to hack your friend, girlfriend, dog or lover’s computer, but as a way to get you back into your Windows machine as a last resort. If you have another username and password on this […]

Microsoft introduces ultra-secure web browser

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] You must be wondering how you entered a parallel universe in which a [GAS] headline can include the words “Microsoft”, “browser”, and “secure” — without the words “not”, “disaster”, or “joke”.  And given the history of security flaws in Internet Explorer over the years, the folks at Redmond need […]

The Truth Behind Windows Automatic Updates

Most geeks running Windows disable the OS’s automatic update feature at installation, but in case you never did, or if you remember that dialog box from your distant past, this picture should bring a chuckle out of you. [Via TechEblog]

I’m a PC and I’m 4 ½

What can I say, this one was so darn cute I had to post it. I really think Microsoft has a winner on their hands here. I’m not saying that it makes Windows the better platform, but from a marketing point of view, I think this is way better than anything Apple has ever come […]

A Sad Day for Microsoft

Most of you probably know this by now, but in the next few months, Microsoft plans to cut about 5% of its workforce, a total of approximately 5000 jobs. I thought this sad cartoon illustrated the situation quite well. There’s no word if apple will be following the trend yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised […]

The Inauguration – Digital Style

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Since the last national swearing-in ceremony, America has become a much more net-centric country.  Obama’s inauguration was not only watched by a large portion of the US, but by millions (perhaps billions?) in countries all over the world.  For this reason, the people on the scene wielding the tech were […]

Microsoft Songsmith Lets you Create Elevator Music on the Fly!

Have you ever noticed that about half of all the ads Microsoft releases on the Web sound like a joke or a crappy infomercial? I mean, check the following ones out and don’t tell me they didn’t make you feel like crying: Microsoft Hires Boy Band to Promote Windows 7 and PDC 2008 Internal Microsoft […]

30GB Zunes simultaneously fail

Beginning around midnight last night Pacific time (2008-12-31), 30GB Zunes everywhere started freezing at their boot screens, with the progress bars ironically at 100%.  Zunes that were in use at that time spontaneously rebooted in order to get to that frozen state.  Obviously, this was due to a disturbance in the force, emanating from Cupertino. […]

Patently ridiculous

While most of us think of this time of year as the season of giving, corporations seem preoccupied with keeping, or even taking — via outrageous patents. One current trend in graphical user interfaces these days is the use of live icons to indicate files, where the icon represents a mini-preview or thumbnail of the document […]

What to expect from Vista SP2

For those of you who are interested, ZDNet’s Mary-Jo Foley has posted a fairly detailed list of the upcoming changes that will be included with Windows Vista SP2. In addition to all previously released security updates, the new service pack will add some additional features to Vista such as native Blu-Ray support and a new […]

Microsoft raises money to fix Vista by selling cupcakes

Sigh… I wonder when Apple will get tired about producing these ads? I have to admit that this one is funnier than the two previous ones though.

Microsoft debuts touchless touchscreen

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] At this week’s User Interface Software and Technology conference, Microsoft is presenting a new idea for touchscreen interface that doesn’t involve touching the screen.  It’s called SideSight, and it uses infrared reflection to detect finger movement in the proximity of the device — up to 10 centimeters away.  […]