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WTF ... makes mobile phone batteries explode?

In the phablet, the silent phablet, the LiOn sleeps tonight Explainer  It has been a bad month for Samsung. Following the release of the dual-curved, 5.7 inch-screen, water-resistant Galaxy Note 7 phablet, the number of fires have increased thanks to its erportedly explosive battery.…

Zombie Moore's Law shows hardware is eating software

Customised CPUs are doing things software just can't do on commodity kit After being pronounced dead this past February - in Nature, no less - Moore’s Law seems to be having a very weird afterlife. Within the space of the last thirty days we've seen:…

NVIDIA Releases 372.90 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Not to be outdone by AMD, NVIDIA also has their own driver release this evening, with the release of driver version 372.90. Among the fixes in this latest drivers includes several game stability and G-Sync issues. In Mirrors Edge Catalyst...Show More Summary

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 - Support for Forza Horizon 3

As more games approach this fall, we can expect GPU manufacturers to keep updates rolling out so that our cards can be ready for the latest games as they arrive. To that end, AMD's Radeon Software release 16.9.2 - driver Version 16.40.2311...Show More Summary

EyePhones packing Iris-scanning authentication to go mainstream

Analyst says Galaxy Note 7 will fire up the mobile biometrics market ABI Research analyst Marina Lu has picked iris scanning as "one of the safest" means to secure user identities on smartphones.…

TV industry gets its own 'dieselgate' over 'leccy consumption tests

Software that detects government tests, where have we heard that before? The idiot box is smarter than it seems: a spat has broken out between America's Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Consumer Technology Association about the energy consumption of televisions.…

'CS:GO' ESL One Tournament To Be Streamed Live In VR With Multiple Viewing Angles

Sliver.tv announced that it would live stream the ESL One New York "CS:GO" tournament that will take place in October. "CS:GO" fans will be able to enjoy the matches from multiple 360-degree cameras located in various spots on the m...

Quantum Internet Edges Closer As Researchers Teleport Photons Six Kilometers Away

Researchers from the University of Calgary demonstrated that photons could be teleported at a record 6 kilometer distance over "dark fiber." The team hopes this research could help them establish the fundamentals for a "global quantum internet."

A Sneak Peek At 'Ashes Of Ariandel' DLC For 'Dark Souls III'

Here's a few more minutes of gameplay from the upcoming "Dark Souls III" DLC, but if you care about the game's lore and story, you might not want to watch.

Apple A10 teardown sheds light on quad-core SoC, confirms Intel won modem contract

The new iPhone 7 packs a brand-new Apple A10 SoC -- and tearing it down revealed a variety of new features, even if the process node remains the same.

China’s first space station will fall back to Earth in 2017

China's Tiangong-1 module is heading for a crash landing next year, but no one knows exactly when -- or where.

Asus Adds GTX 1060 To Pair Of 17-Inch ROG Strix Laptops

Asus announced the availability of two ROG Strix Laptops with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060s.

Learn To Chain Moves In 'Dishonored 2'

To become a master assassin in "Dishonored 2," you'll need to learn to create some interesting ways to kill your enemies. You can also use your skills to find new ways to sneak around.

Apple guilty in iPhone ringtone patent rip-off battle with Sony, Nokia

Cupertino giant told to cough up equivalent of a rounding error on its financial sheets Apple has been found guilty of patent infringement and told to pay $3m in damages.…

Lenovo denies claims it plotted with Microsoft to block Linux installs

It's a bug, not a feature – Linux distro vendors are responsible Lenovo has denied deploying BIOS "hacks" to lock Windows 10 installations to its signature edition PCs.…

NZXT Unveils Fully Customizable Aer RGB LED Fans

For system builders looking for a bit of extra flair, NZXT has announced a new family of computer fans with RGB LEDs, whose lighting can be customized using the company’s HUE+ hardware controller as well as CAM software. The 120- and...Show More Summary

Samsung unveils next-generation 960 Pro, 960 Evo M.2 drives, with blistering speeds, up to 2TB capacity

Samsung has unveiled new M.2 SSD drives that break new records for overall performance while increasing storage capacities.

NASA reminds us that the zodiac has changed; salt ensues

Can we really trust NASA with the zodiac when they can't decide whether Pluto is a planet?

Intel Clarifies 600p SSD Endurance Limitations, But TBW Ratings Can Be Misleading

Intel clarified the process for recovering data after its SSDs enter into the locked state, but we also want to clear up some common misconceptions about endurance ratings, which SSD vendors spec with the somewhat misleading "TBW" measurement.

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