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In this month's packed issue, we take you through the new features of Windows 10 and explain how to get it for free, show you how ditching your internet provider's router can lead to a hugely improved home network and examine how we track planes, trains and ships all over the world
This is it. This is the big one. After essentially failing to convince consumers and businesses to upgrade to Windows 8, which is behind even Windows XP for operating system market share, it's up to Windows 10 to capture the public's imagination once again.
Amazingly, the new operating system is already here, at least in an early form. Microsoft has released a Technical Preview for free download, so you can see how Windows 10 is shaping up. This month we've thoroughly explored the OS's new features, and have installed it on a number of test machines to help you try it out with the minimum of fuss.
When you sign up for a broadband contract, most ISPs will send you a free router. This will often be perfectly functional if hardly high-tech; if you want anything more than a basic set of router features and long for a decent wireless signal at the bottom of the garden, you should consider an upgrade. In this month's Shopper we've reviewed 14 of the latest routers to help you supercharge your home network.
In today's hyper-connected, always-on, GPS and 4G-enabled world, it's natural to think that we know where everything is, all the time. However, as the mystery of flight MH370 demonstrates, this simply isn’t the case. The world is a very big place and, as we show in our tracking technology feature, the methods we use to track passenger vehicles aren't perfect and involve a deal of guesswork; whether trying to locate an intercontinental flight or the 8.46 to Tattenham Corner.
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