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ASUS Goes USB 3.1: Motherboards, PCIe Cards and Enclosures Tested

21 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

As the motherboard reviewer at AnandTech, I speak to my contacts at the motherboard manufacturers on a regular basis. All the recent talk has had a heavy sprinkling about thoughts, opinions and implementations of USB 3.1. To add to our...Show More Summary

The meaning and enduring importance of Leonard Nimoy — and Mr. Spock

Leonard Nimoy, best known as TV's Mister Spock, has died at the age of 83. His portrayal of the character was revolutionary -- at least, to this author.

Which mobile apps drain your battery the most?

A new report from AVG Technologies breaks down exactly which Android applications chew through battery life, network data, and bog down phone performance. There are a number of applications that badly need a diet -- including some created by major companies or the phone manufacturers themselves.

Two Lawsuits Filed Against Lenovo Over Superfish Scandal

Even though the software was disabled by Lenovo, users who had it installed on their devices are still vulnerable to hackers.

Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health Updated

This week Microsoft announced several updates for their wearable and health products: Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health. Microsoft stated that overall feedback has been positive, but as with any early technology, there was room for...Show More Summary

Poland’s new optical atomic clock will keep better time than all previous clocks

Poland has just started up one of the few optical atomic clocks in the world that puts old cesium fountain atomic clocks to shame.

Lenovo promises bloatware-free PCs, free McAfee subscriptions for Superfish victims

Lenovo has released its plans for how it will make amends to the consumers whose data it exposed. How about a six month subscription to McAfee?

Lawsuit Filed Against Nvidia Over GTX 970 Specs Controversy

The specifics of the lawsuit include the claim that Nvidia and Gigabyte misled customers about the actual specs of the GTX 970, specifically the memory capacity, number of ROPs, and the capacity of the L2 cache....

Samsung SM951 (512GB) PCIe SSD Review

The PCIe SSD revolution is upon us. So far nearly every controller vendor has shown off its PCIe SSD controller design and the latest news I've heard is that we'll be seeing a large number of PCIe SSDs from numerous manufacturers in the second half of 2015 (watch out for Computex and Flash Memory Summit). Show More Summary

Windows 10 To Support USB 3.1 Type-C, Market Has Few Offerings

Microsoft recently revealed USB 3.1 Type-C compatibility for Windows 10 in the form of a panel description for the upcoming winHec hardware development conference in China this coming March.

Qualcomm's LTE-U Technology Will Boost LTE Connectivity By Using Unlicensed 5 GHz Band

Qualcomm announced LTE-U technology that takes advantage of the unlicensed 5 GHz band to boost LTE connectivity.

Lenovo Contrite Over Superfish Disaster, Promises No Bloatware In The Future

Lenovo pledged to cease the practice of loading bloatware onto its PCs in the wake of the Superfish scandal.

System Builder Marathon Q1 2015: System Value Compared

Bigger budgets brought an almost-universal per-builder value decrease, though a few alternative metrics allowed the better machines to top the value curve. Will the trend prevail as we compare all three machines?

First Look: YouTube Kids

Today marks the release of YouTube Kids, Google's latest app built from the ground up around the largest demographic in the world: Kids!

Graphene shown to neutralize cancer stem cells

Elite materials like graphene usually aren’t just lone success stories. Generally, the whole family of related materials — oxides, nitrides, or other derivatives — are all sought after for unique applications. As it typically happens, folks first imagine using a promising new material to store bits or energy, but then settle for trying to make…

Samsung is still lying about the encryption on its Smart TVs

Last week, Samsung claimed that the voice information captured by its newest TVs was encrypted, even if older models were still insecure. This has now been proven untrue -- Samsung televisions still on the market and available for purchase are using plaintext.

ET deals: Dell UltrasSharp 2560×1600 IPS monitor for $360

Tired of using that old monitor from three PCs ago? Monitors have improved quite a bit in the last couple of years, so it might be time to consider an upgrade. With Dell's UltraSharp 25, you can upgrade your screen real estate, increase your viewing angle, and get a functional USB 3.0 hub in one swift purchase.

Intel rebrands Atom line, early 14nm Cherry Trail benchmarks leak

Intel has rebranded its Atom product line to simplify its offerings -- while Cherry Trail benchmarks have leaked at the same time. Will 2015 be the year that Atom finally competes?

Guess who filed most Euro patents in 2014? Yep, still Samsung

Philips and Siemens made the top 3, though The European Patent Office (EPO) has released its latest annual figures showing that the number of patents filed reached an all-time high in 2014.…

Pebble Announces the Pebble Time

The original Pebble watch was arguably the first device in what is now a rapidly growing smartwatch segment of the wearables market. Since its release, the software of the Pebble has steadily improved, and Pebble has introduced various new color options as well as more premium version of the Pebble called the Pebble Steel. Show More Summary

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