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Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows

Fully functional free-for-all Product round-up  No matter if you're reinstalling Windows for the 47th time this fortnight or attempting to rid a new machine of bloatware in favour of something that's actually useful, the question remains: what alternative apps exist that don’t involve coughing up for obscene licensing fees?…

Chromecast video on UK, Euro TVs hertz so badly it makes us judder – but Google 'won't fix'

'Very hard' problem, devs claim Google disappointed fans of its priced-like-a-pizza Chromecast TV dongle this week, when it said it won't be fixing an annoying video quirk that has some European customers' eyes twitching.…

Sony cuff-puter to do one thing smartwatches can't: Give you DAYS of hot wrist action

New idea is worth the e-paper it's printed on Sony is to bring out a smartwatch with an e-paper screen that solves one of the biggest wearable shortfalls: battery life.…

A DRONE OF THEIR OWN: GoPro tabbed for cameracopter launch

Camera firm will cut the middleman for flying filmmakers Action camera company GoPro is reportedly planning develop and sell its own line of camera-equipped drones.…

Save Thanksgiving! Get your turkey to text you when it's done

Okay it's $40 but what price emotional turmoil? It may be a cliché, but the one thing guaranteed to ruin your Thanksgiving dinner, as well as provide one more thing that your family to torture you with for the rest of your life, is a burnt turkey.…

ET deals: $150 off Galaxy S5, $100 of Note 3, more at T-Mobile for Black Friday Week

Black Friday is almost upon us, and that means the offers have begun to pour in. T-Mobile is here with some early Black Friday savings, slashing prices on flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S5, plus the Note 3 and plenty of other great phones. All their phones are available for $0 down, and this savings takes a healthy bite out of your phone payment plan.

Tesla confirms Australian launch date

Will detail showroom, charging plans on December 9 Tesla, which earlier this year started scouting around for charging stations in Australia and has also popped up with displays in at least one Sydney mall, has confirmed December for its official launch.…

NASA has successfully created the first 3D printed object in space

NASA takes a giant leap toward more flexible long-term missions with the successful test of a 3D printer on the ISS. Future astronauts may be able to simply print replacement parts on-demand.

BlackBerry will pay you $$$s to be its friend and dump that iPhone

Hugs not included Sales-challenged BlackBerry is hoping to bribe iPhone users away from Apple with a cash offer starting next month.…

Chromebook Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

14 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

If you want something more than a tablet, the cheapest options are undoubtedly Chromebooks. These are basically the least expensive laptops you can find, and while we're working on other guides for Windows laptops, we're going to start with Chromebooks. Show More Summary

ExtremeTech’s 2014 holiday gift guide: High tech futuristic gift ideas for geeks and nerds

With Christmas and the holiday season fast approaching, we've compiled a list of all the gadgets that we at ExtremeTech we've bought -- or are saving up to buy -- so that you, or perhaps a friend or loved one, can feel like they're living in the future, too. Show More Summary

Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano PLUS Review: A Fanless AMD mini-PC

15 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Over the last couple of years, mini-PCs in the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) have emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Zotac is no stranger to this segment. In fact, their nano xs units came to the market before the Intel NUC, even though the NUC is credited with kickstarting the UCFF trend. Show More Summary

NASA preps launch of four satellites that will finally suss out the origins of Earth’s mysterious magnetic field

This coming March NASA will be launching the Magnetospheric Multiscale Nission (MMS), a effort ten years in the making which will hopefully answer some of the many outstanding questions we have about Earth's magnetic field. In particular,...Show More Summary

Intel roadmap update: Skylake on track for 2015, will debut alongside Broadwell-K

Intel has given a full set of updates to its product roadmaps for 2015 and even into 2016 -- here's what the company is planning across its entire range of products.

UK boffins: We'll have an EMBIGGENED QUANTUM COMPUTER working in 5 YEARS

Oxford boffins toil away on Q20:20 machine Oxford boffins have vowed to have the largest quantum computer ever made up and running within five years and help Blighty regain its place at the top of the tech world.…

Jackie Chan Blu-ray disc boosts solar panel efficiency by a massive 22%

Researchers at Northwestern University have used Blu-ray discs -- of Jackie Chan's Police Story 3: Supercop, to be exact -- to increase the efficiency of solar panels by 22%.

Intel announces 32-layer 3D NAND chips, plans for larger-than-10TB SSDs

Intel has announced its leaping into the 3D NAND market, courtesy of its partnership with Micron. Can it steal early momentum from Samsung?

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, Watchband Hinge And Intel Core M Deliver Thin And Light Performance

When Intel gave us a the real deep-dive look at their new 14nm Broadwell Core M series processor, back in August, we left hopeful of great things coming to ultra-light notebooks and premium 2-in-1 tablet devices. Intel's low power 14nm Tri-Gate architecture coupled with an enhanced integrated graphics core, offered the promise of "fanless"...

MSI B85M ECO Review: Aiming Green at $73

21 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Whenever we talk about processors and silicon, one of the key major points is efficiency and performance per watt. One issue to consider is that while that new CPU uses 10W less, it makes little difference if the motherboard or other components eats up the difference. Show More Summary

Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register

Bentley found in a hedge gets WW2 lump insertion Most car marques – Lagonda, Ford, Morgan and so on – have a proud history and the respective car clubs often worship the original form; if you present a car for judging, it had better be exactly as per factory spec. Or else.…

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