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Want a Tizen phone to build apps for? Now's your chance – provided you don't need it to work

Outdated handsets that can't make calls can be YOURS It's looking worse and worse for Samsung's Linux-based Tizen OS as a smartphone platform contender. Not only are we unlikely to see a consumer mobe running Tizen this year, but it seems even developers will be hard-pressed to get their hands on working kit.…

Pop open this iPhone 6 and see where the magic comes from ... oh hello again, Qualcomm

New speaking slabs blown to smithereens Teardown  Apple's new iPhones have been torn apart to reveal their innards – and we're told if you're prone to lobbing your new mobe at the ground, there's a good chance it's repairable.…

ET deals: ActionFit sweat-resistant headphones for $40, 23-inch touch IPS monitor for $150, more

We’re back with another selection of our top deals, including sweat-resistant headphones, a huge discount on a touchscreen monitor, over 40% off a pair of laptops, and more. Read on to check out all the best deals below.Philips ActionFit...Show More Summary

NVIDIA 344.11 Drivers Available

14 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

In the crazy rush to wrap up the GeForce GTX 980 review in time for the NDA lift yesterday, news of the first R343 driver release may have been lost in the shuffle. This is a full WHQL driver release from NVIDIA, and it's available for Windows 8.1, 7, Vista, and even XP (though I don't know what you'd be doing with a modern GPU on XP at this point). Show More Summary

Lumia rebrand begins: Nokia's new UK web home is Microsoft.com

Yarr, them Nokia logos walking the plank and into the drink Microsoft has quietly begun the process of transitioning its Lumia smartphones away from Nokia branding, beginning by moving the line's website to a new, in-house URL.…

Samsung Acknowledges the SSD 840 EVO Read Performance Bug - Fix Is on the Way

15 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

During the last couple of weeks, numerous reports of Samsung SSD 840 and 840 EVO having low read performance have surfaced around the Internet. The most extensive one is probably a forum thread over at Overclock.net, which was started about month ago and currently has over 600 replies. Show More Summary

MinION USB stick gene sequencer finally comes to market

Oxford Nanopore Technologies has finally delivered on its promise to bring personalized genome sequencing to the desktop. It is now time to see what their MinIon USB device can do.

Short Bytes: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 in 1000 Words

16 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

To call the launch of NVIDIA's Maxwell GM204 part impressive is something of an understatement. You can read our full coverage of the GTX 980 for the complete story, but here's the short summary. Without the help of a manufacturing process shrink, NVIDIA and AMD are both looking at new ways to improve performance. Show More Summary

Nvidia’s ace in the hole against AMD: Maxwell is the first GPU with full DirectX 12 support

In addition to Nvidia's new Maxwell GPU having top-of-the-line performance and power efficiency, it has another feature that will probably make a lot more difference in the real world: It's the first GPU to offer full support for Microsoft's upcoming DirectX 12 and Direct3D 12 graphics APIs. Show More Summary

This nuclear battery could power your smartphone forever – as long as you don’t value your life or sperm count too highly

Your next smartphone or electric vehicle might be powered by a nuclear battery instead of your usual lithium-ion cell thanks to a breakthrough made by University of Missouri researchers. This is bad news for those of you who think that...Show More Summary

Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed

Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again U2 singer Paul Hewson (aka Bono) has hinted that Apple is working on a new music format that will make buying music “irresistible” all over again.…

Joan Rivers promotes iPhone 6 from BEYOND THE GRAVE

Deceased comedienne loving the new fondlephab Dead comedian Joan Rivers has shuffled briefly back onto this mortal coil to promote Apple's iPhone 6.…

Acer Releases XBO Series: 28-inch UHD/4K with G-Sync for $800

20 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Monitors are getting exciting. Not only are higher resolution panels becoming more of the norm, but the combination of different panel dimensions and feature sets means that buying the monitor you need for the next 10 years is getting more difficult. Show More Summary

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch day: Teardowns, drop tests, long lines, and more

This morning, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus go on sale around the world. Those four million of you who pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus should hopefully receive your new, curvier, large-screen smartphone today. If you opted for queuing up outside your local Apple store, I hope you managed to get your hands on an iPhone before they ran out of stock. Show More Summary

Divinity Original Sin and Wasteland 2 reviews: Turn-based gaming's NOT DEAD YET!

Kickstarter funded fun-packed thrills Game Theory  It seems it’s taken Kickstarter to revive the turn-based strategy RPG, especially as the big game developers trip over each other to mishmash genres into huge titles like Destiny, so that everything seems have been turned into a shitty FPS.…

Buying memory in an iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom on dollar bills

Mind, t'Motorola StarTac were like GOLD Anal-ysis  So, Apple charges £539 for a 16GB iPhone, £619 for a 64GB device and £699 for a 128GB jeesus! Phone.…

The 5 best features of your new iPhone 6

Today, millions of happy customers are unboxing their brand new iPhone 6s. Bigger screens, better battery life, and faster internals are all neat advancements, but these new devices have much more to offer than harder, better, faster, stronger. Show More Summary

Register journo goes from back of London iPHONE 6 queue to front in SIXTY SECONDS

Arr, but he'm used t'magic o' fast forrard, d'ye see Vid  World+dog descended upon the London Apple Store today in an attempt to get their hands on the phabulous new iPhone 6 Plus.…

Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate

Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside 100% Design  One of the enduring passions of the design world is where we put our arses. Every year at 100 Per Cent Design there’s always a new take on where the butt stops. Some are elaborate, others inventive and, if there are a lot of seats to be considered, then things can get quite cosy too.…

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