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PlayStation Now public beta launches today on PS4

Today, Sony plans to roll out the PlayStation Now public beta for PS4 owners. Over 100 PS3 games will be made available for rental in the US and Canada, but more platforms, regions, and titles are on their way. After months of waiting, now we finally get to see if Sony can deliver on the promise of game streaming from the cloud. Will it be everything we hoped for?

New indoor positioning system lets you do Batman-like echolocation on your phone

Echolocation has worked helped bats navigate for millions of years, and now Berkeley researchers think your laptop could do it too.

Massive, undetectable security flaw found in USB: It’s time to get your PS/2 keyboard out of the cupboard

Security researchers have found a fundamental flaw that affects almost every USB device. This flaw is so serious that, now that it has been revealed, you probably shouldn't plug a USB device into your computer ever again. There are no known effective defenses against this variety of USB attack. Show More Summary

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet: The Fastest Tablet Available

Last week, NVIDIA officially announced the SHIELD tablet (powered by the Tegra K1 SoC) and its companion SHIELD wireless controller. Just in case you missed the initial announcement, we’ve got it posted for you all right here, along with some early hands-on video, the device’s full specifications, and a handful of pictures and...

Bleep: BitTorrent’s new p2p chat client avoids the cloud so you can speak freely

The world's most successful data transfer protocol could underlie the next generation chat client: Bleep will provide totally secure, totally peer-to-peer chatting from BitTorrent.

43Tbps over a single fiber: World’s fastest network would let you download a movie in 0.2 milliseconds

A research group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), which was the first to break the one-terabit barrier in 2009, has today managed to squeeze 43 terabits per second over a single optical fiber with just one laser transmitter. In a more user-friendly unit, 43Tbps is equivalent to a transfer rate of around 5.4 terabytes per second -- or 5,375 gigabytes to be exact.

AMD’s Kaveri onslaught: New A10 & A8 APUs, better pricing, lower power consumption

AMD is launching a group of new SKUs for its Kaveri lineup and the new chips substantially improve on the value proposition of the product line.

AMD A10-7800 Review: Testing the A10 65W Kaveri

Kaveri was launched as a processor line, on desktop, back in January. At the time we were given information on three of the APUs, the A10-7850K, A10-7700K and A8-7600, and reviewed two of them, including the A8-7600 65W processor. However,...Show More Summary

AMD Officially Launches 65W/45W Kaveri APUs: The A10-7800, A8-7600 and A6-7400K

Back in January when AMD launched their first Kaveri APUs, we tested the A10-7850K and the A8-7600, with the former being at the top of the product stack featuring two Steamroller modules and 512 GCN cores with a 4.0 GHz turbo frequency. Show More Summary

PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users

Sinofsky's hybrid strategy looks dafter than ever Analysis  “Everything points to a boom in the landfill business – The Register, 2012…

Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

Bad computers might ask if you are Sarah Connor Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Ever been invited to a party only to discover they gave you the wrong address? This doesn’t happen to me often but then I’m not the sort of person whom people invite to parties. Anyway, this wasn’t a party, it was a user group meetup.…

Coming to a console near you: Destiny beta and The Last of Us Remastered

A sneak peek and some instant gratification Game Theory  During my time with the Destiny beta I’ve veered from game-to-game in a bid to nail down exactly what it is that Destiny reminds me of most.…

VMware builds product executables on 50 Mac Minis

And goes to the Genius Bar for support VMware runs a cluster of 50 Mac Minis and puts it to work preparing the executables and binaries that customers receive when they acquire the company's products.…

Korean vendor launches wearable RPi clone

Smaller, cheaper and battery-powered pocket Pi Korean outfit Hardkernel has snuck out a Raspberry Pi-compatible board it says targets developers with an interest in the wearables and Internet of Things space.…

Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle

Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books Nintendo is reeling after it posted a $96m loss on the quarter to June 30.…

PlayStation Plus August 2014 Games Preview

August will soon be here, with one of the perks being a new list of games available to PlayStation Plus members. Like last month, Sony is offering up six games across the PS4, PS3, and Vita. If you’ve missed July’s games, check themShow More Summary

Self-driving forklift Ray brings automatic parking to the luxury market

Dusseldorf Airport in Germany is trying out a new robot parking system that uses self-driving forklifts to increase parking efficiency by up to 60%.

Regeneration therapy from Biplastiq can rejuvenate tissue with light

A new company known as Biplastiq plans to offer a radical new medical treatment. The technology uses genetically-transformed mitochondria that can be activated with light to provide additional energy where cells need it most.

ET deals: $385 17-inch quad-core laptop, $100 3TB drive, $60 mechanical keyboard

We've been hard at work hunting down the best deals anywhere in tech and gadgets, and today our haul is highlighted by a $385 17-inch AMD laptop from HP, which is one of the cheapest quad-core laptops this size on the market right now. Show More Summary

New display tech corrects for bad eyesight, makes reading glasses a thing of the past

A new technology from UC Berkeley could make your glasses obsolete by correcting images on a screen so they appear clear to your busted eyes.

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