Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Technology / Hardware / Popular


Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring

Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high Vulture at the Wheel  When I took my seatbelt off, the Caterham 160 didn’t beep at me. I didn’t get electronically reprimanded when I got out and left the headlights on and I didn’t have any problems bluetoothing my phone to the radio because it doesn’t have Bluetooth. Or a radio.…

AMD Releases Catalyst 14.9.2 Beta Drivers

As promised earlier this week, AMD has pushed out a new Catalyst beta driver release to go hand-in-hand with this week’s launch of Civilization: Beyond Earth. Though not entirely Civ focused, 14.9.2’s biggest change is that it enables...Show More Summary

LG taps TSMC to bake its first-ever mobile chip

Joins Apple, Samsung in ARM chipmaking party with Nuclun South Korea's LG Electronics has announced its first self-made mobile system-on-chip (SoC), along with plans to debut the chip in a new smartphone to be released within the we...

Revealed: The amazing magical innovation in the iPad Mini 3 – a lick of paint

And a fingerprint sensor Teardown  Ready to ditch your iPad Mini 2 for the latest and greatest miniature fondleslab from Apple? You may not get much more for your money.…

Looking forward to hopping carriers with your iPad's Apple SIM? Don't hop to AT&T

Not unless you want your network-swapping tech disabled for good, that is If you're looking forward to using the new iPad models' multi-carrier Apple SIM in the US, don't get too excited – and don't pick AT&T as your first choice, or you'll lose the ability to switch to another carrier altogether.…

FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on

Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods Chipmaker FTDI has pulled a driver from Windows Update that could brick devices containing knockoff versions of its USB-to-serial bridge chips, but says it won't back down on its aggressive anti-counterfeiting stance.…

Assassin’s Creed Unity’s crazy minimum PC specs: $500 GPU, $200 CPU, 50GB storage

Ubisoft has announced the minimum requirements for the PC version of Assassin's Creed Unity -- and, well, they're a little bit puzzling to say the least. At a bare minimum, the new Assassin's Creed game will require an Nvidia GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970. Show More Summary

Civilization: Beyond Earth CrossFire with Mantle SFR: Not Actually Broken!

15 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Yesterday after an all-day session of benchmarking on Wednesday, we published our initial performance results for Civilization: Beyond Earth. As can often be the case with limited time testing, we ran into a problem and were unable to find a solution at the time. Show More Summary

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 Core i5 Touch Laptop for $550

Somewhere around the $500 sweet spot you can usually find a premium spec, like Core i5, or a touchscreen, or upgraded RAM/storage, but they tend to come at the expense of the others. Right now thanks to a $100 coupon, you can nab a Dell Inspiron 15 with all of the above for just $550, an excellent value.

Analyzing the iMac 5K Retina display: How do you squeeze 5K out of a last-gen GPU? (updated)

Apple's new 5K iMac is something of a puzzle - as is the resolution the display runs at. How's Apple pulling this one off?

VISC CPU ‘virtual core’ design emerges: Could this be the conceptual computing breakthrough we’ve been waiting for?

A new CPU design concept, codenamed VISC, has broken from the shadows in the past 24 hours -- and it might just be the breakthrough we've been looking for.

Robotic through-the-cheek brain surgery now possible inside the all-seeing eye of an MRI

Responsible epilepsy surgery now demands precision control of surgical instruments to get up close to the cells that cause it. Faced with the impossibility of bringing a machine into the OR that transforms gas cylinders into missiles, researchers at Vanderbilt are now proposing to do the only other thing left -- bring the surgery into the MRI.

GIGABYTE BRIX GB-BXBT-1900 Review: A Bay Trail UCFF PC

18 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Over the last couple of years, the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) has emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Intel kickstarted the category with their Sandy Bridge NUC kits in early 2013. Recognizing the popularity of this segment, other vendors also began to promote similar products. Show More Summary

Microsoft discovers long-lost phone division down back of sofa

Confirms it'll be chucking 'Lumia' brand into the round file Nokia phones generated $2.6bn in revenue for Microsoft as the division arrested its decline. Redmond sold 9.3m Lumia devices in the quarter, the most ever.…

Humanity sniffs its first comet: Sadly, it stinks of rotten eggs, cat pee, and stale beer

It turns out that comet 67P, the comet that is currently being stalked by the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, stinks. If you just so happened to be in whiff range of the comet, you would be treated to a fantastic "perfume" (the ESA's words,...Show More Summary

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn released: Happy 10th birthday, Ubuntu!

Earlier today, the latest version of Ubuntu was released to the public. Version 14.10 -- dubbed "Utopic Unicorn" -- doesn't bring much to the table in terms of new features, but it does mark an important anniversary. Ten years ago this week, the very first version of Ubuntu was released, and began the march to a more user-friendly Linux desktop. Show More Summary

Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster

Heart of Windows 8 lives on in Windows 10 Analysis  This weekend marks two years since Windows 8 and Surface were launched at a press event at Pier 57 on the Hudson River in New York.…

RIP Nokia: Microsoft Lumia is the new face of Windows Phone

Microsoft has announced that the Nokia Lumia brand is dead; there will be no more Nokia-branded Windows Phones. Instead, we'll now get Microsoft Lumia devices. It will be interesting to see how the Lumia range does, now that it has been fully excised from Nokia. Show More Summary

Windows 10 vs. OS X Yosemite: The desktop still matters

In an effort to right the wrongs of Windows 8 on the desktop, Microsoft has put the Windows 10 Technical Preview out there for anyone to download and use, unusual in that such an early release is typically available only to developers. Show More Summary

Paralyzed man walks again after surgeons transplant cells from his nose to his spine

A paralyzed man just had cells from inside his nose transplanted into his spine. Now the man walks, albeit still using a frame. To dissect exactly how this procedure appears to have worked we need to understand precisely what was done during his incredible surgery, and what it is about these peculiar cells that enables neurons to reconnect.

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC