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Vodafone to stock BlackBerry Passport – on sale tomorrow

You Canuck order it today (sorry) The new, interesting and really rather good Blackberry Passport will soon be available to Brits on Vodafone. That is to say “will” rather than “is” as Vodafone isn’t taking pre-orders for the device, which will go on sale tomorrow, and there is currently no pricing information.…

You can now stream Photoshop to your Chromebook: A huge win for Google

In a somewhat surprising move, Adobe and Google have announced a streaming version of Photoshop for Chromebooks (Chrome OS) and the Chrome browser. This is potentially massive news for Chromebooks, as the lack of Big Software -- those...Show More Summary

Exploring the new Windows 10 Start menu

39 minutes agoTechnology / Hardware : Extremetech

As you've probably heard by now, Windows 10 will see the illustrious return of the Start menu -- except it isn't quite the Start menu that you're used to from Windows 7 and Vista. In fact, it's better! The Windows 10 Start menu is the best Start menu yet. There, I said it.

Apple tool: Buying an iPhone in a carpark? Find out if it's STOLEN

Check IMEI number? Bloke said not to open box until he leaves Apple has rolled out a new service allowing buyers to check if the iPhone they're about to purchase is actually stolen.…

ASRock Z97 OC Formula Motherboard Review: Less Lamborghini, More Yellow

ASRock is quietly confident of its OC Formula range. We awarded the Z77 version because of its aggressive tactics at the $240 price point and while the Z87 model offered even more but at $330 it missed that sub-$250 market which cheaper overclocking builds are built on. Show More Summary

Apple blacklists tech journo following explicit BENDY iPhone vid

Floppy phone gets well and truly buckled by teutonic techie Apple has allegedly blacklisted a German tech journalist who filmed a video that proved the new iPhone 6 Plus could be bent.…

Apple, Google mobe encryption good news... for TERRORISTS – EU top cop

At least he didn't ask us to 'think of the children' People don’t know the difference between privacy and anonymity, says EU top cop Troels Oerting: they want the former, but the latter will make life too easy for criminals.…

Benchmarked - Metro: Last Light Redux

Last month 4A Games released updated versions of the two earlier games in the Metro series, Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux. The games have both been remastered using the latest version of 4A Engine, with updates for the latest generation of console hardware among other things. Show More Summary

IoT coding kit targets experimenters who can't code

SAMLabs hits Kickstarter target London startup SAMLabs reckons the Internet of Things is just like Lego TM – and has put together a combo of hardware breadboard and software programming environment to prove it.…

PlayStation Plus October 2014 Free Games Preview

12 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

October is now here, and so is the news from Sony about which games will be available this month for subscribers to PlayStation Plus. For the last couple of months, PlayStation Plus members have been fortunate enough to get access to...Show More Summary

Applied Micro: Get lost, PowerPC! We're flinging 64-bit ARM HeliX cores at robots next year

HP's Moonshot buddy is getting boisterous ARM TechCon  Applied Micro revealed today that it will ship 64-bit ARM-compatible embedded processors dubbed HeliX sometime next year – leaving behind its legacy PowerPC range of chips.…

Windows 10 Technical Preview, hands-on (video)

I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview. Actually, I was so brave (foolhardy?) that I upgraded my main Windows 8.1 installation to Windows 10. The good news: The upgrade process went very smoothly indeed. The bad news: Well, except for a few small interface quirks, there doesn't seem to be much bad news. Show More Summary

ARM Announces “mbed” IoT Device Platform

19 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Following up on the incredible success of smartphones, tablets, and other handheld-size mobile devices, device manufacturers have been toying with ideas on what comes next. A common theme across many of these ideas has been the Internet...Show More Summary

ET deals: 49% off Dell XPS 11 convertible 11.6-inch touch laptop

At 11.6-inches and with an incredibly sharp display, the XPS 11 is among the most portable and touch-friendly of devices that call themselves convertibles. Still packing laptop-class power, Dell has recently dropped the price to just $650. That's a discount of nearly 50%.

Dell Venue 8 (2014) Review

Dell has become a very different company since going private about a year ago. It’s quieter, more nimble, and it has dramatically focused its product lines. A company once known for its ability to ship just about anything you could ask for on a custom PC is reinventing itself in a world smitten by handheld devices with tighter profit...

Mining for Bitcoins, the old, old fashioned way – with pen and paper

In all the craze over Bitcoin ASICs, no one has ever answered the pressing question: How long would it take to solve a BTC hash by hand? Now we know.

Internet of Things? Hold my pint, I got this: ARM crafts OS to rule them all

New mbed operating system tries to pave over chip rivalries to lure in IoT startups ARM will today announce a new operating system called mbed OS: it seeks to smooth over all the differences between various competing system-on-chips so that high-level applications can talk to sensors and gizmos whether they're using silicon from Atmel, Marvell, ST, Freescale, NXP, and so on.…

How to download and install the Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft, right on schedule, has made the Windows 10 Technical Preview available to download. There are 64-bit and 32-bit versions available for US English, Real English, Chinese, and Portuguese. Follow these instructions to download and install the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Why is it called Windows 10 not Windows 9?

One of the most surprising aspects of yesterday's Microsoft event was the name of its new operating system: Windows 10. Not Windows 8.2 or Windows 9... but Windows 10. When asked about Windows 10's name, Windows chief Terry Myerson and...Show More Summary

New nanoparticles get us closer to artificial photosynthesis, mass carbon capture

Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory say they have found a reliable way to catalyze the production of fuel from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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