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Researchers may have solved graphene’s production problems, cleared way for mass production

A new method of producing graphene could be the major breakthrough scientists are looking for. If the new method of producing the material on a thin polymer works at commercial scale, it could clear the way for mass production.

Google’s Android L delivers enormous battery life increase

Google's next major Android version will include new methods of conserving power and boosting battery life -- and they're paying off, big time. Real-world battery life in Android could jump by 20-40% with the new version -- even on current hardware.

Overclocking Intel’s Core i7-4970K: Can Devil’s Canyon fix Haswell’s low clock speeds?

Intel has marketed its Core i7-4790K as an enthusiast, overclocking-oriented processor -- but does it stand up to the hype? We put the core through its paces at a variety of clock frequencies and voltages.

2015 Hyundai Sonata review: Driver assistance makes this the best midsize sedan made today

Adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, and lane departure warning make Sonata the best. Just make sure you buy one of the top two trim lines if you want all the awesome tech that makes this car so good.

We need to talk about SPEAKERS: Soz, 'audiophiles', only IT will break the sound barrier

Design, DSPs and the debunking of traditional hi-fi Feature  Today’s loudspeakers are nowhere near as good as they could be, due in no small measure to the presence of "traditional" audiophile products.…

A Closer Look at Android RunTime (ART) in Android L

With the latest I/O conference, Google has finally publicly made public its plans for its new runtime on Android. The Android RunTime, ART, is the successor and replacement for Dalvik, the virtual machine on which Android Java code is executed on. Show More Summary

Surface Mini fondleslab farewelled

Microsoft cancels device it never launched Rumours are emerging in Asia that Microsoft has decided not to enter the phablet market and has canned its rumoured Surface Mini.…

ET deals: $270 off Toshiba Satellite P50T Core i7 touch laptop

Toshiba's Satellite P50T-BST2N01 is absolutely loaded with cutting edge features, highlighted by the gorgeous 15.6" Ultra HD 3840x2160 touchscreen panel, an incredibly rich display that you'll find on precious few other laptops out there. It also packs an overclockable Core i7-4700HQ processor and a 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon R9 M265X graphics card.

Samsung’s 850 Pro is the first consumer SSD to use 3D NAND

Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD is out and reviews point to great performance. The drive's secret sauce? It's the first consumer product to use 3D NAND chips.

Samsung's new 4.5in Galaxy S5 Mini: Official specs revealed

Sammy's flagship line gets a bit more iPhone-like with smaller screen Samsung is shrinking its flagship Galaxy smartphone to produce a 4.5in S5 Mini handset.…

Eel muscle could be the first step towards human-generated electricity

New research expands our knowledge of the basic operating principles of the fantastic muscles of bioelectric fish -- and if we stretch it a bit -- hints at the potential to harness their power for ourselves.

Google finally proves it won’t pursue military contacts, pulls leading robot from DARPA competition

DARPA's Grand Challenge just lost its strongest competitor, as Google keeps its vow to abstain from all military funding and research.

Samsung Announces the Galaxy S5 Mini

Today Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 mini, which continues the Galaxy S mini line the same way that the One mini 2 continued the One mini line. Interestingly enough for the international variant the Galaxy S5 mini uses a Samsung Exynos 3470 SoC for the LTE variant, along with an Intel XMM7160 modem. Show More Summary

Does Android Wear make Google Glass obsolete?

Google handed out a few thousand Android Wear devices at Google I/O last week, and the public release of Wear is just days away. With all this new focus on smartwatches, what’s to become of everyone’s favorite face computer, Google Glass? Google’s first foray into wearables has had more than its share of tribulations, but…

New report says Comcast’s public Xfinity WiFi program actually costs you money

Comcast's new Xfinity app doesn't just throw a public WiFi network around your router on a separate channel. it also increases the cost of operating and owning the device itself.

HP Labs: the Science of Technology

Recently HP invited journalists from a variety of publications down to their Houston location for a tour of the Science Labs – facilities and labs dedicated to designing, testing, debugging, analyzing, and improving HP products. Our tour focused on testing specific to the commercial line of products (i.e. Show More Summary

Anti-snoop Android 'Blackphone' sees the light of day

Silent Circle's phone for the security conscious reaches first buyers The “Blackphone”, a super-secure Android handset promised to arrive in late June has just made its deadline, with the announcement that the first batch started to ship on the last day of the month.…

Samsung SSD 850 Pro 128GB and 1TB Review

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen a steady stream of new solid state drive releases, from the likes of Plextor, Crucial, and SanDisk. Our review of the Plextor M6M mSATA drive can be found here, and we covered Crucial’s MX100 series here. And reviews of some new SanDisk drives are currently in the works. Today, however, Samsung...

Samsung SSD 850 Pro (128GB, 256GB & 1TB) Review: Enter the 3D Era

Over the last three years, Samsung has become one of the most dominant players in the SSD industry. Samsung's strategy has been tight vertical integration ever since the beginning, which gives Samsung the ability to be in the forefront of new technologies. Show More Summary

Conformist Google: Android devices must LOOK, WORK ALIKE

Demands watch, TV, and car makers stick to default UI Don't expect to see "skins" like HTC Sense or Samsung TouchWiz on kit made with Google's new versions of Android for devices, a source familiar with the company's plans has said....

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