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Google Updates Gmail With Material Design and Support for IMAP and Exchange

Google's applications like Gmail, Camera, and Chrome are likely applications that came on your Android phone when you first purchased it. But unlike iOS where Apple has to ship an entire operating system update to update an application, Google's apps for Android can be updated right from Google Play. Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suffers catastrophic failure during flight test

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo was destroyed at launch this morning -- details on the event still to come.

Samsung says teaming up with mobe-maker Microsoft could violate antitrust law

...and that's why it doesn't have to cough up that $6.9m Samsung has taken a new tack in its ongoing patent royalty spat with Microsoft, claiming that its former partnership with Redmond should be considered null and void as it could violate US antitrust law.…

Xbox One readies shift to 20nm – but can a smaller node help it match the PS4’s performance?

Microsoft is reportedly already working on a next-generation die shrink of the Xbox One, but can we expect any meaningful improvements?

NASA signs off on Mars-bound Orion spacecraft: All systems go for December test flight

NASA has announced that it has finished construction of the first Orion spacecraft. Orion, which is scheduled to take its first test flight aboard a Delta IV rocket on December 4, will be the first spacecraft to have the capability to take humans into deep space beyond the Moon, to land on asteroids, Mars, and who knows what else.

ET deals: Dell Venue 8 1080p 8-inch tablet for $150

Tablets are getting bigger and better all the time, as the bar raises for what can be considered a budget device. With an 8-inch 1080p display and Android 4.4, and selling for just $150 right now, Dell's Venue 8 tab is an example of just how much you can get today without spending big.

Watch out: If you installed the PS4 2.0 firmware update, don’t use Rest Mode

Remember the big PS4 2.0 firmware release that shipped earlier this month? Well, it turns out there is a bug in this update that can prevent the PS4 from waking properly from rest mode. Affected users are being required to hard boot their systems, and that could potentially cause major problems. Show More Summary

MSI GT80 Titan: A Beastly Notebook with a Cherry MX Keyboard

18 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Yesterday MSI announced their latest notebook addition, the GT80 Titan. I'm a bit unsure what to think of the notebook, but it's obviously unique in that it offers a SteelSeries keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches. It also has a tweaked...Show More Summary

Asus G751 Gaming Laptop: Mobile Maxwell Done Right

The PC laptop market is a funny place. Good laptops are fairly easy to find, but great laptops are staggeringly rare. This is true even at the boutique end of the market, where manufacturers have a tendency to choose powerful components, but cram them into a chassis that can't handle the heat without sounding like a jet turbine, or pick great,...

An interview with Zoltan Istvan, leader of the Transhumanist Party and 2016 presidential contender

Zoltan Istvan, founder of the Transhumanist Party, has announced that he will be a contender in the 2016 presidential race. Having set forth many bold ideas in his recent prolific writings, he now embarks on a new mission to bring transhumanist philosophy to politics. We interview him to find out about his views on religion, politics, society, and more.

Samsung Announces the Galaxy A5 and A3 With Full Metal Unibody Designs

18 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Today Samsung announced two new smartphones that fit into their portfolio of mid-range devices. They are the Galaxy A3 and A5. Normally there's not a lot to get excited about when it comes to the launch of mid-range phones, but there's something very unique about these two new phones from Samsung. Show More Summary

DARPA creates first 1THz computer chip, earns Guinness World Record

DARPA, the US military's R&D division, has been awarded a Guinness World Record for creating the world's fastest solid-state chip, clocked at one terahertz -- or 1,000 gigahertz, if that's easier to digest. Computers and radio systems...Show More Summary

OFFICIAL: Fondling of Apple's slab declines – iPad sales DOWN in Q3

Pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap' vendors blamed for decline Global Q3 2014 iPad sales of have fallen by almost 13 per cent, year on year, against a backdrop of worldwide fondleslab growth, according to analyst figures released on Frid...

Zotac ZBOX CI540 nano Review: A Fanless Haswell-Y mini-PC

21 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

HP’s Sprout attempts to replace the keyboard with a built-in 3D camera and projector

Feast your eyes on Sprout, a new all-in-one PC from HP that replaces the keyboard and mouse with a 20-point, 20-inch projected touchpad. HP says the Sprout is the first product in a new "Blended Reality" lineup that's meant to re-envision the interface between real and virtual, analog and digital. Show More Summary

Samsung launches 'perfect pair' of skinny mid-range phones

A3 and A5 to paper over cracks in finances The world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturer has unveiled two new Galaxy devices aimed at halting its falling market share and plummeting profits.…

ASUS Announces Z97 Pro Gamer: Semi-ROG for Pentium-AE Gaming

The flagship ASUS gaming motherboards are designed to offer the best ASUS’ R&D have to offer and are often the lynchpin in a number of enthusiast builds. These feature a number of components and software elements that the channel motherboard range does not have, such as GameFirst, SupremeFX or Sonic Radar. Show More Summary

Pixel mania: Apple 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display

Cupertino computer in value for money shocker Review  It’s kind of ironic really, that the most expensive, over-the-top version of the iMac ever released should actually turn out to be pretty good value for money.…

One hard ghoulie: 1985's Ghosts 'n Goblins

Take me dancing naked in the… graveyard Antique Code Show  In the build-up to the Halloween of 1985, Capcom lobbed this little box of horrors into the unsuspecting crowd of arcade dwellers. With mid-'80s goggles on, it’s easy to see why Ghosts ‘n Goblins gathered attention with its spooky but colourful visuals, alongside some memorably atmospheric ditties and effects.…

Multi Jet Fusion is HP's promised 3D printer, not crazy 'leccy invention

Hang on Meg, didn't you tell us you'd have one by mid-2014? A year and eight days ago, The Reg was in the room when HP CEO Meg Whitman promised the company would deliver a 3D printer that service providers could wield by the middle of 2014.…

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