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'Windows 10 on Qualcomm' is Microsoft's attempt to drag the PC into the 21st century

Next year sees Microsoft bring a natively compiled version of Windows 10, complete with an x86 emulation layer, to Qualcomm's ARM processors. Can this reinvigorate the PC industry?

2016 Christmas gift guide: Every day carry pocket tools and gadgets

My pockets are always crammed with bits of kit. Here are just a few of the things that I carry around with me on a day-to-day basis. Updated with reader suggestions.

2016 Christmas gift guide: Top 10 multitools

We don't always have access to a fully-equipped toolbox, but with the right multitool, you can always have access to a basic set of hand tools. Here is a selection of the best multitools that I have owned and tested over the years.

Does your iPhone randomly shutdown? You're not alone

The problem of iPhone's randomly shutting down seems to be more widespread than Apple had first thought.

Galaxy Note 7 fires likely caused by 'super-aggressive manufacturing process'

There's a limit to just how thin you can make things. A teardown suggests that Samsung took things too far.

2016 Christmas gift guide: Best of the best tech

Tech gear, from the big stuff like notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, to smaller stuff like storage devices and smart bulbs.

iOS tip: Here's how to switch on a hidden shortcut menu on your iPhone or iPad

Here's a simple trick that will make it much easier to for you to find and use features on your iPhone or iPad.

How to make the rechargeable battery in your smartphone, tablet or laptop last for years

Whether it's a rechargeable battery inside a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, here are a set of tips to help you get the most from it.

Find out what your web browser is telling websites about you

Interested in knowing what information a website has access to about you as soon as you visit a page? Here are a couple of websites that will show you what information you are leaking as you browse the internet.

2016 Christmas gift guide: Gifts for people who like to fix things

If you're in the business of repairing PCs, smartphones, or tablets, then you need the tools to help you get the job done in a fast, efficient, and safe way.

Best iPhone or iPad apps for 2016

iOS 10 gives iPhone and iPad users the ability to delete built-in apps such as Mail, FaceTime, and Music and replace them with third-party apps. But which apps should you choose? Deleting a built-in app is the same as deleting any other app, just press and hold on the icon on the Home screen until they jiggle, and then tap the X. Show More Summary

Western Digital's revamped Raspberry Pi hard drives line-up

It's never been easier to equip your Raspberry Pi with a hard drive.

The best Raspberry Pi boards, accessories and alternative boards

The Raspberry Pi might be the name that springs to mind when people think of single board computers for homebrew projects, but there are other boards out there worth considering. Also added are a selection of accessories to help you make more from your project board. (Updated Dec 1, 2016)

Trump to Cook: 'Build a big plant in the United States'

President-elect Donald Trump tells Apple CEO Tim Cook that it would be a "real achievement" if Apple were to shift manufacturing to the US.

$20 essential electronics toolkit from iFixit

This $20 toolkit from iFixit allows you crack open and take a stab at repairing most electronic devices.

The iPhone is becoming increasingly expensive for Apple to make

Analysts are growing worried about Apple's long-term profitability in the face of declining iPhone gross margins.

Could Trump be the catalyst for an all-American iPhone?

On the back of every iPhone are engraved the words "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China." But could China soon be replaced by USA?

What are the electronic gifts people want?

A survey reveals the electronic gifts that people both plan on giving and what they want to receive during the holidays.

OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What are the key differences?

Here are the key differences between the new OnePlus 3T and the existing OnePlus 3 smartphone.

8TB Seagate hard drive reliability data looking good

If you want to get a good idea as to how reliable a hard drive is, buy a few thousand of them and put them to use 24/7 in a cloud storage capacity.

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