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Researchers cannibalize old car tires to avert the lithium-ion battery crisis

Lithium-ion batteries require a lot of graphite for anode material, and the cost of this material keeps going up. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory may have found a way to use old tires as the perfect graphite alternative to keep costs down and improve battery efficiency.

VisionX 420D Review: ASRock's mini-PC Lineup Continues to Impress

ASRock has been one of the few motherboard vendors to focus on mini-PCs targeting the HTPC and portable gaming markets. Starting from the ION-based nettop days, they have consistently refreshed the mini-PC lineup in sync with Intel's product cycle. Show More Summary

Chumps stump up $1 MEELLLION for watch that doesn't exist

By the way, I have a really nice bridge you might like... An Indiegogo project to build a watch that projects its display onto your hand has blown the doors off its target by raising a million dollars in funding – even though no functional device has yet been built.…

Haswell-E Comes, ASUS and G.Skill Take Overclocking Records

In our Haswell-E coverage we did some basic 24/7 type overclocking suitable for the system under the desk, and there will be users with custom loops willing to go a bit further. Overclocking beyond this requires a level of skill and exotic coolants not intended for the average user, akin to what drag cars are to normal runabouts. Show More Summary

Broadcom reveals $20 'Pi in the sky' IoT development widget

'WICED Sense' comes with sensors and wireless so devs can wire things into stuff Broadcom has released a US$20 Internet of Things thing it hopes will give developers a cut-price way to explore the sensor-tised kinds of applications a wired world enables.…

Hardkernel nixes RPi clone project

Odroid-W zeroed by SoC supply Hardkernel, which last month announced its intention to build a Raspberry Pi clone, has abruptly quit the idea.…

If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait

Did I shoot off all my peanut butter? Feeling sticky, punk? Something for the Weekend, Sir?  This week I met a gun nut. I knew this immediately because he was an American with a moustache. Americans with moustaches are always gun nuts. Don’t blame me, I don’t make the rules. It is simply the way of things.…

Meet the New Boss

Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss. If you had told me 15 years ago that I would one day be the Editor in Chief for AnandTech, there’s a very good chance I would have called you crazy. Having read AnandTech since 1998, it seemed obvious to me at the time that I could never know enough to match wits with Anand. Show More Summary

In Memory of Cara Hamm

Before I leave, there's one more thing I wanted to write about and something that took me until now to be able to do. I don't talk about the business side of things often here but AnandTech is represented by a 3rd party sales and marketing company known by the name LMCD. Show More Summary

The Road Ahead

Both of my parents were teachers, and for as long as I can remember they both encouraged me to do something in life that would help others. I figured being a doctor would be the most obvious way to do that, but growing up around a pair of teachers must’ve rubbed off on me. Show More Summary

Christmas comes late for fanbois as Apple wearable release slips into early 2015

Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for iWatch Apple is not set to unleash a wearable device at Cupertino's iPhone 6 event on 9 September, it has been reported.…

Alienware inserts EVEN MORE ALIEN into redesigned Area-51 gaming PC

Don't hex me, man Pics  Alienware has spent five years honing its Area-51 gaming PC, and - in the process - has sexed up the beast with a menacing new "triad chassis" design.…

Boiling point: Tech and the perfect cuppa

Smart ways to let off steam Review  Last week, coffee drinkers were treated to some alternative brewing techniques. So, is there any special gadgetry for those with a taste for tea? Jennifer Newton discovers there’s more to letting off steam than meets the eye.…

PlayStation Plus September 2014 Games Preview

September is only a few days away, which means it is only a few days before the next round of games become available at no cost to PlayStation Plus members. Once again, two of the free games will be brand new to the PlayStation Store...Show More Summary

Nintendo Announces the New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS LL

Earlier today Nintendo announced an updated version of its Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console. It's been over 3 years since the launch of the original 3DS, and with Nintendo taking fire from gaming capable smartphones an update to the 3DS is definitely necessary. Show More Summary

Alienware Reveals New Area-51 Design

In what has to be one of the most unique designs ever, Alienware announced the revamped Area-51 model which features a triad-designed chassis. True to their name, Alienware has always had a desktop case that appeared to be from another...Show More Summary

ET deals: Dell UltraHD 28-inch monitor for $387, ASUS TF100T refurb for $202, more

We’ve got some great deals for you today on a wide range of goodies. Take advantage of great sales on an UltraHD monitor, convertible laptops and tablets, wireless headsets and more. Hope they help you have a happy Labor Day weekend!Top DealsDell P2815Q 28-inch 4K UltraHD monitor for $386.99 (normally $599.99 — use coupon code F78SC8K2DCH8T4)This…

A Quick Look at the GS5 LTE-A Subpixel Layout

While it was easy to make an educated guess that the Galaxy S5 LTE-A Broadband had a PenTile subpixel layout to support the higher pixel density, I didn't get visual confirmation of this until now. While this picture is rather boring,...Show More Summary

Drones provide terrorists with a DIY air force

The cost of air power is coming down dramatically with the advent of drones. Before long, every country and terrorist organization will have its own DIY air force.

Intel unleashed octo-core speed demon for the power-crazed crowd

Haswell-E processors designed for gamers and workstation crowds Intel has released its first eight-core desktop chip, the Intel Core i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition, formerly known as Haswell-E, along with two other slightly slower chips.…

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