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Oi, Aussie sports fans! Take that selfie stick and stick it

Tennis and cycling events give Narcissism the flick If you think selfie sticks are a sign of society's descent into a slough of narcissism, get thee to Australia where organisers of sporting events are making it know the telescoping terrors aren't entirely welcome.…

Game over? Sony FINALLY accepts compensation claims from MEELLIONS of PSN hack victims

Free goodies dished out in U.S. Millions of PSN gamers, who were hit by a massive data breach on Sony's network back in 2011, are finally being offered the opportunity to claim compensation from the company.…

Landlines: The tech that just won't die

Do we have any choice about paying for home phone numbers? Feature  For a huge number of Brits, mobiles have become our primary way of communicating, even when we're at home. When a call comes in, we know it's ours. We can reply with a text, or use apps like WhatsApp to communicate with friends abroad. Show More Summary

Internet Explorer Project Spartan Shows Large Performance Gains

14 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

With the release of build 9926 of Windows 10, I have had some time to get to know the new build. One of the things discussed at the Windows 10 event in Redmond was an update to the browser, codenamed Project Spartan, is a new fork of Microsoft’s browser. Show More Summary

NVIDIA Publishes Statement on GeForce GTX 970 Memory Allocation

19 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

On our forums and elsewhere over the past couple of weeks there has been quite a bit of chatter on the subject of VRAM allocation on the GeForce GTX 970. To quickly summarize a more complex issue, various GTX 970 owners had observedShow More Summary

Chunky Swedish ice maiden: Volvo XC60 D4 Manual EE Lux Nav

She's a big old unit and no mistake Vulture at the Wheel  Why did the nice man from Volvo find me peering at the dashboard with a torch when he came to collect the XC60 I was testing?…

Planning to upgrade your Lumia to Windows 10? Well ... not so fast

Microsoft now says 'not every phone' will make the transition The latest word from Microsoft is that owners of Windows Phone 8 handsets won't necessarily be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 10 after all, in an apparent retreat from what the software giant has said previously.…

GTX 970 memory bug reportedly cripples performance in memory intensive scenarios

New reports are surfacing of a problem with Nvidia's GTX 970. The card's performance falls off a cliff much above 3GB of memory use -- Nvidia is looking into the problem.

Windows 10 January Build Available For Download

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the upcoming changes to Windows 10. They said that a new build, including many of the announced features (but not everything) would be available within a week. Well, a mere two days later the build is now available for download. Show More Summary

DisARMed: Microsoft kills Windows RT, future ARM support doubtful

It looks as though MIcrosoft's experiment with Windows RT is finally coming to an end; the device manufacturer has announced that it will not update the OS to include Windows 10. With Windows Phone and Windows now sharing a similar storefront, there's no room left for Windows RT.

Atlas unplugged! DARPA's unTerminator robot cuts the power cable

Google's new humanoid machine also comes with a kill-switch Atlas, the 6ft 2in (1.88m), 345lb (156kg) humanoid machine being used in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), has had an extensive upgrade and is now free to roam on battery power alone, the defense research group has said.…

Blackberry wants to force popular services onto its platform in the name of net neutrality

Blackberry wants to get the government to mandate that certain applications and content services be forced to provide their services on the Blackberry platform in the name of net neutrality.

ET deals: Lenovo Flex2 14-inch 1080p Core i7 2-in-1 touch laptop for $599

As Broadwell trickles into the mainstream, prices on 4th-gen Core i7 laptops are better than ever - even on normally costly models like touchscreen convertibles. Today you can pick up the versatile Flex2 with a Core i7 processor for just $599, the lowest we've seen yet.

Interview at CES 2015: Eric Kuo and Sam Chern from MSI Notebooks

As part of a series of getting into the minds of those who run our industry, we were able to take the time at CES to interview two key figures from MSI’s Notebook team who were visiting the show from the MSI headquarters in Taiwan. First up is Eric Kuo, Vice President of Notebook Sales and Marketing who has been with MSI for more than 17 years. Show More Summary

Hard drive failure rates point to clear winners and losers in 2014

New data from backup company Backblaze illustrates which drives are more and less reliable than others, but ongoing issues with the data collection limit how much people should conclude from this. Hard drive failure rates and reliability are more complicated than what's being communicated.

Apple Watch to reportedly feature powerful CPU, 60 fps display, terrible battery life

The Apple Watch is reportedly coming soon, but the device may have battery problems. If reports are accurate, not even Apple has been able to solve the annoying problems of physics.

Acer Chromebook 13: 1080p with Tegra K1

The Google Chromebook has a rather interesting history, starting as an always connected device with all your data stored in the cloud and slowly but steadily transforming into a platform that can function as a full laptop replacement. Show More Summary

New Challenger: KLEVV DRAM Modules, ‘House Brand’ of SK Hynix

The DRAM market, especially at the consumer level, is a cut and thrust business. Margins are small on a per-module basis, but with the right volume it can make several companies earn a tidy profit. If they move into the server market, there is even more potential. Show More Summary

Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million

Amazon just paid several hundred million for Annapurna Labs, but no one knows for sure what it does.

Only Kinect: Why Microsoft's 3D Windows 10 goggles aren't for Google Glassholes

Stareware cares A pair of 3D ski glasses eclipsed Windows 10 at Microsoft’s next-generation event on Wednesday.…

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