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HGST Deskstar NAS 4 TB Review

The increasing affordability of SSDs has put a strain on the traditional market for hard drive vendors. However, new opportunities have opened up, thanks to the rapid growth in the SMB / SOHO / consumer NAS market. Every hard drive vendor now has a lineup to target this market. Today, we will be looking at HGST's offering in the desktop NAS space, the HGST Deskstar NAS

Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK

... when you close the slidey doors, that is... Vulture at the Wheel  This is the most sensible car you can buy. That's not necessarily a good thing. The Ford B-Max takes all the things you’d look for in practicality and turns them up to 11. However, in doing so it turns emotion down to zero.…

First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you

Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch Motorola has issued a recall for an early batch of its hotly anticipated new Nexus 6 smartphones that were sold through US mobile carrier AT&T, owing to a software glitch that can reportedly causes the devices to boot to a black screen.…

Alienware’s knockoff Steam Machine finally ships, but it’s not the gaming PC you’re looking for

There was a lot of hype surrounding the impending launch of Valve's Steam Machine platform, but much of the excitement dissipated when the first wave of machines were delayed until 2015. Now, Alienware is going in alone, and shipping its own consolized gaming PC.

Qualcomm will enter ARM server market with major partners, broad solutions

Qualcomm is launching a new server initiative that could bring it into direct conflict with Intel in the near-term future. This could be a game changer for ARM and x86 alike.

Cooler Master V1200 Platinum Power Supply Review

Cooler Master is one of the oldest and most reputable companies that offer advanced cooling and power solutions. If you are a PC techie, chances are you've owned at least one of their products in the past. Today we are going to look at their current flagship PSU, the V1200 Platinum, and see how it fares in today's demanding market.

Amazon developing free, ad-supported video streaming service, report claims

Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported, video streaming service to sit alongside Amazon Instant Video, multiple sources report.

ET deals: 30% off Dell Chromebox or Chromebook 11

Powered by Google's lightweight Chrome OS and using the cloud to do the heavy lifting, Chrome hardware aims to deliver typical laptop/desktop performance at a much lower price. At $180 and $279 respectively, Dell's Chromebox and Chromebooks are in stock and on sale with a 30% discount today.

All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing

Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride! Next week punters travelling between Bristol and Bath will be able to ride on a bus ultimately powered by human poo, the first ever such service in the UK.…

AMD shows off Carrizo, declares it on time and coming in first half of 2015

AMD has published a new video showcasing its Carrizo APU -- and claims the chip is on-time and on-schedule for 2015.

2015 Honda CR-V review: Tech and safety features of $60,000 luxury car for half the price

Imagine driving a mainstream Honda with the tech and safety features of $60,000 luxury cars. It’s here now at half the luxury car price. Adaptive cruise control, self-steering lane keeping, collision mitigation and pedestrian braking are all offered on the 2015 refresh of America’s best-selling SUV. Show More Summary

In a mall at the weekend? WORSE STILL, are you LOST?

Cambridge Silicon Radio intros SIRFusion... for a knight in A new indoor positioning system has been unveiled by Bluetooth grandees Cambridge Silicon Radio. The system consists of Android middleware which gives access to a database of indoor positions.…

Dragon Age Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...

Bioware's fantasy forces in fine fettle Game Theory  Well done Bioware, you've obviously resisted any Borg-like assimilation into EA and have listened closely to the criticisms of Dragon Age II and it’s claustrophobic narrative. Suddenly, I’m feeling good about starting my epic RPG battle with rebellious mages and old gods. I’m in this game for the long haul.…

The IT Crowd's internet in a box gets $240k of crowdcash for a cause

'Outernet' project proposes satellite-fuelled 'Lantern' WiFi library for remote areas Back in February we reported on a crew called Outernet and its plan to float a network of tiny satellites to deliver internet access around the world...Show More Summary

Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop

Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs People with Nexus 7 tablets say the latest major Android update – codenamed Lollipop – has slowed their slabs to a standstill. Google said today it is investigating the matter.…

You'll go APE for our new Gorilla Glass 4, Corning reckons

Mythbusters team whored out to promote 'Glass Age' Corning has unveiled the fourth iteration of its Gorilla Glass – and claims the new see-through substance is twice as damage resistant as its previous version. It's also much better at surviving drops onto hard surfaces, apparently.…

ET deals: YouthDigital teaches young students to code with Minecraft for $149

YouthDigital has designed this unique class to teach students as young as eight the fundamentals of java by creating fun and engaging custom mods for Minecraft. Just in time for the holidays, they're offering an weekend sale that chops 40% off the usual price, bringing the cost down to just $149.

AMD Announces Carrizo and Carrizo-L, Next Gen APUs for H1 2015

Today AMD is announcing the long anticipated upgrade to Kaveri, codenamed Carrizo. Carrizo is the natural successor to Kaveri, featuring x86 ‘Excavator’ cores alongside a Radeon-class GPU and promising an increase in performance all around. Show More Summary

AMD Announces Upcoming Samsung FreeSync Displays

Today at AMD's Future of Compute event in Singapore, AMD announced partnerships with several companies. One of the more noteworthy announcements is that Samsung will be making FreeSync enabled displays that should be available in March 2015. Show More Summary

World’s largest lithium-ion battery to be built in Southern California, dwarfs previous installations

Southern California Energy and AES Southland have announced a new 100MW lithium-ion battery facility to come online by 2021.

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