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Windows 10 preview: A glimpse of our desktop future

With its latest preview release, Microsoft has finally taken the covers off many of the new features in Windows 10. They point the way to a very different desktop experience than either Windows 7 or Windows 8.

'Super-secure' BlackPhone pwned by super-silly txt msg bug

People always talk about your reputation... Just be good to free() Exclusive  The maker of BlackPhone – a mobile marketed as offering unusually high levels of security – has patched a critical vulnerability that allows hackers to run malicious code on the handsets.…

Streaming music services have killed piracy in Norway

36 minutes agoTechnology / Hardware : Extremetech

A new report from the IFPI indicates that music piracy has all but been eliminated in Norway, thanks to digital streaming -- but the associated financial trends are terrible for everyone in the music industry who isn't Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber.

AMD’s next-gen CPU leak: 14nm, simultaneous multithreading, and DDR4 support

New rumors are starting to surface regarding AMD's upcoming Zen architecture. Will 14nm technology, DDR4 support, and a new multi-threading model give AMD the ammunition it needs to reinvent its own processors?

Interview with OCZ's CEO Ralph Schmitt: The New Tides of OCZ

At CES I had the opportunity to sit down with Ralph Schmitt, OCZ's CEO, for a good hour to discuss the state of the company. Before we get to the actual interview, let me introduce Mr. Schmitt. Mr. Schmitt has been OCZ's CEO since October 2011, and prior to that he was actually an OCZ board member while he was the President and CEO of PLX Technology. Show More Summary

New germanium-tin laser could replace copper wire for data transfers

A new germanium-tin laser could be used to speed data transfers within CPUs and integrate more easily with existing manufacturing processes -- if certain problems with temperature can be resolved.

5 top tech cars for living through the blizzard

All-wheel drive is a important. Heated rear seats are nice. You must get snow tires.

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3 With Bug Fixes and Reduced Storage Requirements

Today Apple sent out the newest version of iOS to all devices capable of running versions of iOS 8. This update brings iOS to version 8.1.3, and like the 8.1.2 patch before it, this update is aimed at squashing bugs that still remain after the major iOS 8.0 and 8.1 updates from last year. Show More Summary

Xbox One catching up to PS4, but the numbers don’t add up

Microsoft announced that it sold 6.6 million Xbox consoles over the holidays -- much more than the leading PS4 -- but the numbers aren't necessarily what they seem.

Test drive: Hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai cruises 300 miles, costs $45K – can your EV do that?

Buy or lease a Mirai and you get three years of free hydrogen. But you'd better live near a fueling station, which means Souithern California.

Dell Updates Ultrabook Thin M3800 Mobile Workstation With 4K Display

Today Dell is taking the wraps off of an updated version of the M3800 mobile workstation which first launched in November 2013. This is the first thin and light mobile workstation, with a thickness of just 0.31” - 0.71” (8 mm – 18 mm) and a much lighter weight than other mobile workstations at that time. Show More Summary

Transcend SSD370 (128GB, 256GB & 512GB) Review

We got the first glimpse of Transcend's SSD370 at Computex last year and now the drive has been in retail for quite some time. The interesting bit about the drive is its custom Transcend firmware, which is accompanied by a relabeled Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller (Transcend calls it TS6500). Show More Summary

What's that, Microsoft? Yep, a Lumia and Surface SALES BOOM

But are you making money? Microsoft shipped a record number of Lumia smartphones in the final quarter of calendar year 2014, as Surface revenue finally started to make an impression.…

Google to replace old Dropcams for $0.00

Good news: free upgrade! Odd news: reason for upgrade is back-end upgrade Dropcam, the home video camera company acquired by Google's Internet of Things limb Nest, is giving away new cameras to owners of its old cameras.…

Linux chaps want to recycle your mobe as a supercomputer

Slot your old smartphone into this chassis and let penguins pick its brains A Finnish group of phone developers, hoping to get the world interested in modular smartphones, has proposed a nifty idea for re-using their phone motherboards: turn them into clusters.…

Microsoft Q2 FY 2015 Financial Results: 8% Revenue Gain

Microsoft released their second quarter results from fiscal year 2015 today. The holiday quarter saw an 8% rise in revenue over 2014, coming in at $26.47 billion last quarter. However the cost of revenue for the quarter was up almost...Show More Summary

New microprocessor claims 10x energy improvement thanks to subthreshold voltage operation

A new semiconductor company, Ambiq Micro, is claiming that its methods of building chips can dramatically increase overall efficiency thanks to leveraging a technique called subthreshold computing. Could this dramatically improve battery life in next-generation wearables?

Nexus 6 would have had a fingerprint reader, but Apple RUINED IT ALL

Motorola ex-CEO says Cupertino killed off its partner The former CEO of Motorola Mobility says the company's Nexus 6 phablet would have been a nicer piece of kit, were it not for Apple's inteference.…

ET deals: 50% off Turtle Beach Ear Force DXL1 surround sound gaming headset, more

No matter how realistic the graphics or large the display, an immersive gaming experience isn't complete without quality audio. We've just spotted an all-time price low of $50 on the powerful Turtle Beach DXL1 cans, making it easier than ever to enjoy a solid headset without breaking the bank.

China is going to mine the Moon for helium-3 fusion fuel

China's space program has been steadily marching towards its goals. Its recent Chang'e 3 mission was only to take spectrographic and ground penetrating radar measurements, but this year's Chang'e 5 missions will bring back the first samples containing the actual prize -- fusion-ready helium-3.

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