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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


If you have an ARM tablet running Windows RT, such as the Microsoft Surface tablet, you already know that you're restricted to applications that Microsoft has approved and added to the Windows Store. Those kinds of restrictions have never stopped enterprising hackers before, and now XDA developer mamaich has released a new utility that allows you to run full x86 Windows applications on RT tablets.


In stark contrast to the hoops hackers must jump through to crack open iOS' tasty insides, Microsoft's tablet-bound Windows RT is a few executed binaries away from being a homebrewer's paradise. OK, well, maybe not a paradise, but at least they now have a valid ticket to get there.


Microsoft just announced that it plans to go after Spotify where it lives: your ears. It has announced a new streaming service for block-rocking tunes called Xbox Music and it will let you stream music from Microsoft's cloud for free, provided you have the right device.