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Windows 10 Technical Preview, hands-on (video)

I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview. Actually, I was so brave (foolhardy?) that I upgraded my main Windows 8.1 installation to Windows 10. The good news: The upgrade process went very smoothly indeed. The bad news: Well, except for a few small interface quirks, there doesn't seem to be much bad news. Show More Summary

ARM Announces “mbed” IoT Device Platform

Following up on the incredible success of smartphones, tablets, and other handheld-size mobile devices, device manufacturers have been toying with ideas on what comes next. A common theme across many of these ideas has been the Internet...Show More Summary

ET deals: 49% off Dell XPS 11 convertible 11.6-inch touch laptop

At 11.6-inches and with an incredibly sharp display, the XPS 11 is among the most portable and touch-friendly of devices that call themselves convertibles. Still packing laptop-class power, Dell has recently dropped the price to just $650. That's a discount of nearly 50%.

Dell Venue 8 (2014) Review

Dell has become a very different company since going private about a year ago. It’s quieter, more nimble, and it has dramatically focused its product lines. A company once known for its ability to ship just about anything you could ask for on a custom PC is reinventing itself in a world smitten by handheld devices with tighter profit...

Mining for Bitcoins, the old, old fashioned way – with pen and paper

In all the craze over Bitcoin ASICs, no one has ever answered the pressing question: How long would it take to solve a BTC hash by hand? Now we know.

Internet of Things? Hold my pint, I got this: ARM crafts OS to rule them all

New mbed operating system tries to pave over chip rivalries to lure in IoT startups ARM will today announce a new operating system called mbed OS: it seeks to smooth over all the differences between various competing system-on-chips so that high-level applications can talk to sensors and gizmos whether they're using silicon from Atmel, Marvell, ST, Freescale, NXP, and so on.…

How to download and install the Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft, right on schedule, has made the Windows 10 Technical Preview available to download. There are 64-bit and 32-bit versions available for US English, Real English, Chinese, and Portuguese. Follow these instructions to download and install the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Why is it called Windows 10 not Windows 9?

One of the most surprising aspects of yesterday's Microsoft event was the name of its new operating system: Windows 10. Not Windows 8.2 or Windows 9... but Windows 10. When asked about Windows 10's name, Windows chief Terry Myerson and...Show More Summary

New nanoparticles get us closer to artificial photosynthesis, mass carbon capture

Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory say they have found a reliable way to catalyze the production of fuel from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Hey fanboi: Is that an iPhone 6 Plus or are you just pleased to see us?

Too cool for normal pockets? Fashion to the rescue Fashion labels are considering fitting extra large pockets into their jeans to allow on-trend fanbois and gurlz to trouser the supersized iPhone 6 Plus.…

Apple: Behold our not-at-all tacky FOOTLONG iPad BLINGSLAB

iPad Air 2 set to come in Midas form, whisper sources Apple is preparing to unleash a blinged-up golden iPad to satisfy some perceived consumer demand for ever more ostentatious devices.…

AMD’s Radeon R7 SSD reviewed: A solid mid-range buy, and not much more

AMD is making a play for the enthusiast space with its R7 family of SSDs, but does it have what it takes to take on competitors in this field? We put it to the test.

Windows 10: Familiarity breeds contempt

Microsoft's unveil of Windows 10 yesterday was one of the most humble, apologetic things I've ever seen in technology. After years of defending Windows 8's weird mashup of new Metro and old Desktop, there wasn't a glimmer of hubris or righteousness on the face of Microsoft's Myerson or Belfiore as they showed off an early version of Windows 10. Show More Summary

A moment of brilliance? UPnP for Internet of Stuff lightbulbs

Thus doth tech of future illuminate present, etc Breaking Fad  Home automation can be a lot of fun. However, it can also be the cause of an awful lot of headaches. So, you thought those remote control plug sockets from the DIY store were a good deal?…

A New Windows - Windows 10 Announced By Microsoft

It was only two years ago that Windows 8 was unleashed on the world. Microsoft tried to usher in an era of “Touch First” applications with a new look and feel for Windows. To say that Windows 8 was unsuccessful would be an understatement, and from both Microsoft’s and user’s perspectives, it was certainly a failure. Show More Summary

ET deals: Alienware 17 Core i7 laptop with 4GB R9 290MX, 16GB RAM for $1,923, with $50 gift card

There are times where “pretty good” doesn’t cut it, and price is less important. But just because you’re willing to spend doesn’t mean you can’t score some sweet savings too. Right now you can grab a powerful Alienware 17 gaming laptop for $1,923 with a $50 gift card. That’s $425 in total savings with the gift card,…

Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and some Apple bloke attend glitzy iPhone 6 Paris launch

Never mind Jony Ive - who's the hobo lookalike? Pics  Tim Cook has made a bid to colonise the wrists of fashionistas everywhere by holding a series of promotional events for the Apple Watch in the world's most fashionable city.…

Pebble Announces Improved Health Tracking and Lower Prices

Regardless of one's opinion about the utility of the Pebble watch, there's no denying that the company has done a good job of updating their software, features, and both UI and hardware design as time has gone on. Earlier this year the company revealed the Pebble Steel which is a version of the Pebble with a more premium design. Show More Summary

Microsoft’s Windows 9 event in San Francisco: Updated live blog

At an event in San Francisco today (1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific, 6pm UK) Microsoft will unveil Windows 9 -- or whatever Microsoft ends up calling it. The event is expected to focus on the Desktop and enterprise side of things, though Microsoft might also show off some of the changes to the Metro/mobile side of things. Show More Summary

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