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2016 Christmas gift guide: Best of the best tech

Tech gear, from the big stuff like notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, to smaller stuff like storage devices and smart bulbs.

The 25 best Hubble Space Telescope images

Hubble has been in space for over a quarter century. Here are the coolest things it has seen in that time. The post The 25 best Hubble Space Telescope images appeared first on ExtremeTech.

AOC P2779VC: 27” PLS Display with Qi Wireless Charging Base for $199

AOC has introduced a new 27” display that features Qi wireless charging for mobile phones in the base. The monitor uses a PLS panel and has standard characteristics for a mainstream device aimed at office environments. Despite this,Show More Summary

Want a Death Star? That’ll be $7.7 octillion per day

Even if we could build a Death Star, no one has the resources to power it. The post Want a Death Star? That’ll be $7.7 octillion per day appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The Oculus Touch Motion Controller Review

Oculus released the Rift VR HMD in March 2016 to mixed fanfare. Oculus built a refined piece of hardware, but the lack of hand controls hurt the Rift's appeal. It took Oculus many months to catch up, but it can finally offer hand presence with Touch.

iOS tip: Here's how to switch on a hidden shortcut menu on your iPhone or iPad

Here's a simple trick that will make it much easier to for you to find and use features on your iPhone or iPad.

iPhone 8 rumors increasingly point to curved OLED display

Cupertino may finally be leaving LCD technology behind. The post iPhone 8 rumors increasingly point to curved OLED display appeared first on ExtremeTech.

GIGABYTE Updates The Aero 14 Thin Gaming Laptop: Now with a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU

GIGABYTE has introduced an upgraded version of its Aero 14 thin gaming notebook, upgrading to NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060GPU with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory. The system has similar specs and features as the model introduced back in June, but...Show More Summary

Micron Announces 5100 Series Enterprise SATA SSDs With 3D TLC NAND

Micron has announced their latest generation of enterprise SATA SSDs, all based on their 3D TLC NAND. The new 5100 series is a full range of enterprise SSDs with capacities ranging from 240GB to 8TB and in three tiers of endurance and performance. Show More Summary

How to make the rechargeable battery in your smartphone, tablet or laptop last for years

Whether it's a rechargeable battery inside a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, here are a set of tips to help you get the most from it.

Leap Motion Announces Mobile VR Platform, Says Surprising 'Magnitude' Of Partner Announcements Coming

Leap Motion revealed its plans to move into the mobile virtual reality market. The company is working with mobile VR device manufacturers to integrate Leap Motion sensors into future mobile HMDs.

'MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries' Announced At Annual MechCon Event

Over a decade after the last installment in the franchise, Piranha Games finally has a new 'MechWarrior' game coming in 2018.

A Recap And Trailers: The 2017 PlayStation Experience Keynote

Need something to watch for the weekend? How about some highlights from the annual PlayStation Experience keynote?

Winter 2016 - 2017 PC Games Preview

A few more games are coming out before the end of the year, but the beginning of 2017 also has some interesting game releases.

Find out what your web browser is telling websites about you

Interested in knowing what information a website has access to about you as soon as you visit a page? Here are a couple of websites that will show you what information you are leaking as you browse the internet.

Canada Wants Software Backdoors, Mandatory Decryption Capability And Records Storage

Canadian government considers new legislation that would force companies to decrypt communications and material, use software backdoors for legal interception, and keep phone and Internet records for longer periods of time.

SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

NAND prices are expected to jump in Q4 2016 thanks to increased demand for flash-based storage on PC laptops. If you're planning to buy an SSD for Christmas we recommend pulling the trigger sooner rather than later. The post SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand appeared first on ExtremeTech.

HMD Closes Nokia Brand and Patents Deal with Microsoft, Smartphones Due in 2017

HMD Global and FIH Mobile on Thursday announced that they had completed their buyout of Nokia assets from Microsoft which opens a way for return of Nokia branded smartphones to the market. As expected, HMD and FIH will keep selling Nokia-branded...Show More Summary

ASRock Updates Beebox-S Mini PCs With Kaby Lake Support

ASRock updated the Beebox-S lineup of mini-PCs with support for Intel's 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Core i3 and Core i5 processors.

Gears of War 4 competitive cross-play being tested this weekend between PC, Xbox One owners

If you're still playing Gears of War 4's multiplayer, this weekend has something special on offer. The Coalition team has decided to enable competitive cross-play for this weekend in hopes of gathering data on what it's like for Xbox...Show More Summary

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