Windows 10 will cost $119 if you're not eligible for Microsoft's free upgrade

Microsoft is giving the bulk of its Windows users a free upgrade to Windows 10 so long as they update within the first year. But for people who aren’t eligible for that promotion, the company is maintaining status quo on single license pricing. If you’ve got an outdated version of Windows (anything older than 7) or build your own PCs, Microsoft’s latest release will cost $119. That’s for Windows 10 Home, and the Pro tier will be priced higher at $199. Windows 10 Home is the right choice for almost everyone, but if you need a feature that’s only available in Pro, you can step up later by purchasing a $99 Windows 10 Pro Pack.

These prices are largely identical to those Microsoft chose for Windows 8. So while the free upgrade is a stellar…

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Shia LaBeouf gives bonkers rant in front of a green screen, inspires internet gold

Life is hard. Sometimes, it’s even difficult. And when life gets hard, or tough, or completely nuts, it’s nice to have somewhere to turn for a little pep talk. Thankfully, Shia LaBeouf and a group of students at Central Saint Martins art school in London have recently taken it upon themselves to bulk up your feel-good stockpile with something truly ridiculous. The group filmed LaBeouf giving a straight-faced speech that’s part spiritual narrative, part flowery prose, and part meditation. Then there’s a chaotic two-minute rant in the middle of the video when LaBeouf starts yelling like a football coach whose team is losing: “Just do it!” he yells, flexing his muscles into a horseshoe shape. “Don’t let your dreams be dreams.”

The speech…

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Supreme Court says intent matters in Facebook threat case

The Supreme Court has issued its opinion on a high-profile online threat case, reversing a lower court’s judgment against a man who posted violent messages on Facebook. But while it’s clearly guiding the debate, the Supreme Court steered clear of discussing when exactly protected speech becomes an unprotected threat — a difficult question that’s become especially important over the past year.

The court has reversed the decision against Anthony Elonis, who was previously found guilty of four counts of transmitting threats. After his wife left him, Elonis wrote a series of Facebook posts fantasizing about killing her and others. He claimed that the posts, made in the style of free-form rap lyrics, were therapeutic and a form of…

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Microsoft Says Windows 10 Will Arrive on July 29

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Will Arrive on July 29

Microsoft plans to release its new Windows 10 operating system on July 29. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s vice president of operating systems, revealed the release date this morning with a blog post. Previously, the company had said Windows 10 would arrive sometime in the summer. According to the company, the new OS will reach 190 countries […]

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