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This week marks the 25th anniversary of Windows 3.0

The first version of Windows to support a stunning palette of 256 full colours, Windows 3.0, turns 25 today, having launched on May 22, 1990. Windows 3.0 was the first version of Windows to see widespread use, largely because it was the first version to come pre-installed on the PCs shipped by the manufacturers of the day, starting with Zenith PC. It supported a range of memory modes, from 16-bit Real Mode (for machines with less than a 286-based processor) to 32-bit enhanced mode (which required a higher-end 386). This version of Windows was the first to be a real operating system, significantly expanding the role held by DOS.

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This is the farthest anyone has ever gone on a hoverboard

As far as hoverboards go, the promise hasn’t yet matched the reality in terms of how these levitating boards can change our lives, but it would seem they’re inching closer to becoming a viable mode of transportation. The latest piece of evidence: a new world record for a hoverboard journey.

As you can see in the video above, Canadian Catalin Alexandru Duru managed to travel 275.9 meters (905 feet, 2 inches) over Lake Ouareau in Quebec, and he used his own homemade contraption to do it. That effort obliterates the previous record, which stood at 50 meters.

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