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Samsung unveils standalone Gear S 3G smartwatch: Awesome, until the battery runs out after an hour

Whether you like it or not, it seems this fall will be all about the smartwatch. This morning, following LG's tease of the round-faced G Watch R, Samsung has unveiled the Gear S -- the first major smartwatch with its own 3G connection,...Show More Summary

AW... right in the VIDEO GAME: Lizard Squad attacks XBox, Twitch

Hacktivists must really hate gamers The hacktivist crew calling itself the "Lizard Squad" has followed up on high profile assaults on Sony over the weekend with online attacks on Xbox Live and Twitch, a broadcast platform for gamers...

Alienware Reveals New Area-51 Design

In what has to be one of the most unique designs ever, Alienware announced the revamped Area-51 model which features a triad-designed chassis. True to their name, Alienware has always had a desktop case that appeared to be from another...Show More Summary

ET deals: Dell UltraHD 28-inch monitor for $387, ASUS TF100T refurb for $202, more

We’ve got some great deals for you today on a wide range of goodies. Take advantage of great sales on an UltraHD monitor, convertible laptops and tablets, wireless headsets and more. Hope they help you have a happy Labor Day weekend!Top DealsDell P2815Q 28-inch 4K UltraHD monitor for $386.99 (normally $599.99 — use coupon code F78SC8K2DCH8T4)This…

A Quick Look at the GS5 LTE-A Subpixel Layout

While it was easy to make an educated guess that the Galaxy S5 LTE-A Broadband had a PenTile subpixel layout to support the higher pixel density, I didn't get visual confirmation of this until now. While this picture is rather boring,...Show More Summary

Drones provide terrorists with a DIY air force

The cost of air power is coming down dramatically with the advent of drones. Before long, every country and terrorist organization will have its own DIY air force.

Intel unleashed octo-core speed demon for the power-crazed crowd

Haswell-E processors designed for gamers and workstation crowds Intel has released its first eight-core desktop chip, the Intel Core i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition, formerly known as Haswell-E, along with two other slightly slower chips.…

GIGABYTE X99 Motherboard Launch: Eight Models from X99-UD3 to G1 WIFI and SOC Force

In previous generations, GIGABYTE has often been ambitious with the number of models it produces and supports. X99 is no different, so while the other manufacturers have four or five models coming through launch and September, GIGABYTE is starting with eight. Show More Summary

Intel Haswell-E review: The best consumer performance chip you can buy – with some caveats

Today, Intel is launching its long-awaited update and refresh of its top-end enthusiast platform: Haswell-E. It's a refresh that's been a long time coming -- the old X79 chipset was long in the tooth 12 months ago, while the top-end six-core Ivy Bridge didn't overclock well and wasn't a huge improvement over the six-core Sandy Bridge. Show More Summary

ASUS X99 Launch: Rampage V Extreme, X99-Deluxe, X99-A and X99-Pro

The launch today is one of the biggest in the last few years, with DRAM, CPU and Chipset all getting a refresh. Understandably ASUS is getting in on the action, and they sent over their PRs detailing what they have in store. The primary...Show More Summary

Run Android apps on your Windows PC

You don't need an Android phone to run apps designed for the platform—with a few software downloads and a couple of tweaks, you can explore them on your PC.

ASRock on X99 Motherboards: WS, Extreme, Killer, OC Formula and mATX Inbound

It is safe to say that all the motherboard manufacturers have been ambitious for the X99 launch. While I recently gave kudos to one of the others for supporting eight motherboards at launch, it would seem that ASRock is keen to top that...Show More Summary

Corsair Launches DDR4-3300, DDR4-3200 and DDR4-3000 Memory Kits

While the JEDEC standard for DDR3 slowly creeped up from 800 MHz to 1600-1866 MHz, the new DDR4 modules will come out of the gate at DDR4-2133 CAS 15. Similarly with DDR3, the JEDEC specifications seemed a little slow for the memory manufacturers who are all keen to get more market share than anyone else. Show More Summary

MSI X99 Motherboards Launched: XPower, MPower, Gaming and SLI PLUS

With the X99 and Haswell-E platforms being launched today, MSI is coming to market officially with four models on sale with another coming soon. We took a look at the MSI X99S SLI PLUS when it was leaked earlier this month, and I have...Show More Summary

Intel Core i7-5960X CPU Review: Haswell-E Debuts

We have been eagerly anticipating the release of processors based on Intel’s Haswell-E microarchitecture for quite some time. After about three years of incremental performance improvements at the ultra-high end, as Sandy Bridge-E was eventually replaced by similarly clocked Ivy Bridge-E based processors, the rumored specs of Haswell-E...

The Intel Haswell-E CPU Review: Core i7-5960X, i7-5930K and i7-5820K Tested

Today marks the release of Intel’s latest update to its Extreme processor line with a trio of Haswell-E models including Intel’s first consumer socketed 8-core product. This is the update from Ivy Bridge-E, which includes an IPC increase,...Show More Summary

DARPA’s tiny implants will hook directly into your nervous system, treat diseases and depression without medication

DARPA, on the back of the US government's BRAIN program, has begun the development of tiny electronic implants that interface directly with your nervous system and can directly control and regulate many different diseases and chronic conditions, such as arthritis, PTSD, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease), and depression. Show More Summary

Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

... And everywhere else too Android made further inroads into the US market at the expense of Apple, according to latest market share snapshot from tech analyst Kantar. Meanwhile, Windows Phone has stalled in 2014.…

Google X reveals Project Wing, autonomous drones that can deliver things ‘in just a minute or two’

Google X, the web titan's secretive special projects lab, has revealed that it's working on a drone-based delivery system called Project Wing. Outwardly, the Google X project sounds a lot like Amazon's Prime Air, but a closer inspection reveals that Google has loftier goals than air-dropping emergency bottles of sriracha.

Larger iPad could target big biz, save Apple from low-end scrum

12.9-inch iPad to reverse tablet slowdown? Analysis  As has been increasingly the case with smartphones, the tablet market is shifting away from an Apple/Samsung head-to-head, and becoming a free-for-all.…

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