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Gallery: AMD's new high-performance, energy-efficient 'Carrizo' APU

AMD's next-generation A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for laptops and low-power desktops, codenamed "Carrizo", will simultaneously ramp up energy efficiency and boost performance.

Mac OS X is the most vulnerable OS, claims security firm; Debate ensues

UPDATED: According to a report by security firm GFI, Apple's Mac OS X is the most vulnerable operating system, with the iOS platform coming in second. A debate over reporting nuances and merits of the report quickly followed.

ARM looks to benchmarking to improve performance

British semiconductor and software design company ARM is turning to benchmarking to make its chips faster and more efficient.

Apple's new MacBook puts a $79 price tag on USB ports

Adding USB ports to Apple's new, sleek, single-port MacBook won't come cheap.

Lenovo promises to stop bundling crapware on PCs

Following on from the Superfish debacle the company found itself embroiled in earlier this month, PC maker Lenovo is promising to bring to an end to the practice of pre-loading crapware onto systems.

Tech specs: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung has finally unveiled its long-awaited and much-rumored flagship smartphone. Well, two smartphones to be accurate. Joining the standard Galaxy S6 is the Galaxy S6 Edge that features a dual-curve display.

How Samsung broke the Galaxy S6 in order to compete with the iPhone

The Galaxy S6 might be a more modern handset, and it might look more like the iPhone, but it's debatable as to whether it's a better design than the Galaxy S5.

Lollipop running on 3 percent of Android devices

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now running on three percent of all devices accessing the Google Play store, with a further 41 percent running KitKat.

Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge: What's the difference?

Samsung has decided to split its flagship smartphone into two models - the standard Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S6 Edge. But what is it exactly that separates these two devices?

Windows 10: Will your PC run it?

Let's go behind the specs and find out everything you need to know about getting Windows 10 running on a PC, but were too afraid (or confused) to ask.

Samsung's Galaxy S6 likely to start at $699

Thinking of picking up a new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone once it's out? Better start saving those pennies because it's going to cost you more than an iPhone.

Add a removable battery to the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge with a Mophie Juice Pack

Do you like the look of Samsung's new Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge but hate the fact that it doesn't have a removable battery? Here's how you can add an external removable battery to the device, which also protects it from drops.

Google Nexus Q: $299 streaming media player

Google calls the Nexus Q “the first social streaming media player,” but at $299 — plus another $399 for the speakers and an insane $49 for a pair of cables — I doubt it will take off.

Google Nexus 7 tablet specs revealed

Leaked Google’s Nexus 7 specs show a 7-inch Tegra 3 powered Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” tablet.

Amazon could slash Kindle Fire price to $149 as a new model approaches

If the rumors are true and Amazon does slash the price of its bestselling Kindle Fire Android tablet to $149 then the company will once again have set a competitive price point that other tablet makers will have to limbo under.

Vizio unveils $99 Google TV-powered CO-Star set-top box

Vizio announces a low-cost Google TV-powered set-top box that also doubles as a games console. Just add an HDMI-ready TV.

Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean": Another update most will never see

“Jelly Bean” is yet another update that you’re unlikely to see delivered to your Android handset, because the major players don’t have any interest in delivering it, and carriers don’t give a jot either.

Google's 7-inch Android tablet should be $149, not $199

Price trumps specification, and this is why I think that Google should shave the spec in order to bring the price down to a more competitive $149.

Windows 8's downfall still doesn't give Linux a chance

As much as I’d like to see Linux rise from the depths of obscurity to give Microsoft and its Windows platform a serious run for its money, it’s just not going to happen — at least not any time soon.

AMD debuts new low-power AMD embedded G-Series APU

The AMD G-T16R is aimed at very low power, small form factor and cost-sensitive embedded designs that require both x86 compatibility and graphics, such as point-of-sale devices.

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