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Antares rocket explodes during launch

Last night, an Antares rocket exploded 14 seconds after launch. The Antares, developed by US company Orbital Sciences, was meant to carry around 5,000 pounds (2,260 kilos) of supplies to the International Space Station. No one was harmed by the explosion, though the launch site will have sustained significant damage. Show More Summary

FTC sues AT&T over misleading and deceptive use of ‘Unlimited’ data plans

The FTC has filed a lawsuit against AT&T, alleging that the company's treatment of its 'Unlimited' customers is discriminatory and illegal.

IBM, backing away from hardware? NEVER!

Don't be so sure, so-surers HPC Blog  So, it looks like IBM has moved its chipworks over to Globalfoundries, as described by Reg hack Tim Worstall here. But what are the implications for IBM's systems business?…

Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2

New iPads look a lot like the old one. There's a reason for that New iPad Air 2 components cost Apple just one dollar more than the previous model, according to the teardown bods at IHS.…

Find My Phone does just one thing but Samsung's messed it up

Hackers can p0wn smartmobes through handset location services Researcher Mohamed Baset has reported a zero day flaw that allows hackers to lock a host of Samsung phones with the lost device feature.…

Logitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard Capsule Review

We have been doing round-ups of various input devices fit for HTPC purposes. Some of the vendors have started shipping with Bluetooth instead of using a proprietary communication mechanism over 2.4 GHz RF. The advantage of Bluetooth is its versatility and presence in almost all modern mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). Show More Summary

Motorola and Verizon Announce the Droid Turbo

Verizon and Motorola have always had a close relationship. The smartphones in Motorola's Droid line are typically exclusive to the carrier, and they helped make Verizon a heavy supporter of Android devices during a time where AT&T was the exclusive US carrier for the iPhone. Show More Summary

Microsoft is implementing Mac-like trackpad gestures in Windows 10

Microsoft has just announced that trackpad gestures are getting a makeover in Windows 10. Sure, you've been able to tap and swipe with Windows before, but some of the more advanced gestures we've seen in Mac OS X are now making their way into Microsoft's extremely popular operating system.

Rise of the machines: Silicon Valley hardware store to deploy ROBOTS for customer service

Human interaction? Nonsense! OSHbot will help you now A California hardware store has decided to bring everyone's dystopian nightmares to life by using robots to perform basic customer service.…

Haptic holographic display turns thin air into a touchscreen

Touchscreens have become a normal part of everyday life, from the phones in our pockets to the automated checkout line at the grocery store. Touchscreens are now abundant, but one research team is working on removing the physical aspect of the screen altogether.

ET deals: Nikon D750 FX-format DSLR camera with 24-120mm Nikkor Lens for $2650

Nikon's newly released D750 DSLR is a powerful camera brimming with features, targeted at both enthusiasts and professionals. Right now you can already get it bundled with a 24-120mm lens for just $2650, a savings of over $1050 off the debut price, making it a pretty compelling value.

Tim Cook: Why the classic iPod HAD to DIE

Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models Tim Cook has explained why the iPod classic had to die: Apple couldn’t get the parts any more.…

Defying drizzle: UK to build world’s fastest weather forecasting supercomputer

You have to admit it makes sense: The country that spends the most time per capita whining about the weather -- the United Kingdom -- is investing in the world's fastest weather forecasting supercomputer. When it's complete, the MetShow More Summary

Banning mobile phones in cars saves lives. No it doesn’t. Yes it does. No it doesn’t.

Contrarian studies say there's little difference. Drivers who flout the law may be lousy drivers regardless.

Amazon sells Fire Phone in UK ... on CONTRACT

Hooks up with O2 Hasn’t Amazon sold mobile phones before? Wasn’t the first third party deal Amazon did in Europe with Carphone Warehouse back in 2001? The answers are no... and yes.…

Cree launches new, cheaper, plastic ’4Flow’ 60W and 40W equivalent LED bulbs

At long last, Cree is capitalizing on the phase-out of incandescent bulbs by releasing a new low-price ($8) LED bulb that, near as dammit, has the same silhouette as the standard A19 incandescent bulb that you bought at Walmart last week. Show More Summary

Razer Announces The Leviathan Sound Bar

Razer has traditionally been a gaming peripheral company, which started with the Boomslang mouse in 1998. Over the years, they have expanded their portfolio to cover more of a gamer’s needs, adding keyboards, keypads, mouse mats, and headphones as well as complete systems. Show More Summary

Amazon hopes FIRE STICK will light up its video service

We do streaming video? It seems we do... Amazon hopes a new dongle will revive its flagging video ambitions.…

The Alienware Graphics Amplifier: Finally, desktop quality graphics on your laptop

The Alienware 13 laptop -- announced this morning -- will go down in history as the first ever laptop allowed into the vaulted, blustery, and mythical halls of True PC Gaming. While the laptop itself is just an upgraded version of the...Show More Summary

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