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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.…

Beam me up, Scotty, And VAPORIZE me in the process

3D fax machine destroys as it creates Researchers in Germany have formulated a way to transfer information to a 3D printer on a one-time purchase basis, by killing off the original.…

Hands on with Microsoft HoloLens – or, How Facebook wasted $2bn buying Oculus Rift

Redmond's augmented reality goggles are fking awesome – for some things During Wednesday's Windows 10 preview day, select groups of hacks were stripped of any recording devices or cameras and sent down into the bowels of Building 92 of Microsoft's Redmond campus to try out the HoloLens, the software giant's new "hologramatic" wearable.…

ET deals: Dell UltraSharp U3415W 34-inch curved 3440×1440 IPS monitor with 3-year warranty for $1080

Dell's new UltraSharp U3415W is a thing of beauty, using some of the best display technology on the market to create an immersive, arcing, high-def picture. Such a task is not done cheaply, but thanks to a coupon code you can take a handy $120 off the price if you want one today.

Office 2016 And Office Universal Apps Revealed

As if yesterday’s Windows 10 announcements were not enough news out of Redmond this week, the Office 365 team leveraged the Office Blog to detail the upcoming version of Microsoft’s productivity suite. Office 2016 will be the next desktop suite, optimized for the keyboard and mouse, and it should be available in the second half of 2015. Show More Summary

Windows RT Will Not Get Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has confirmed today that Windows RT will not be upgraded to Windows 10. The official statement from the company is that Surface Pro will be updated to Windows 10, and “we are working on an update for Surface (RT and Surface...Show More Summary

Microsoft VP Details Windows 10 Update for Windows Phone Users

Microsoft used its Lumia Conversations blog today to give some of the details for the upcoming software update for Windows Phone, which will be moved to Windows 10. Chris Weber, Corporate Vice President of Sales for the Microsoft Mobile group address the update, and gave details as to which devices will be eligible. Show More Summary

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