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6 perfect gifts in 2015 for science geeks

The holiday shopping season has begun, and now's the time to decide exactly what kind of gifts you're going to buy for your loved ones. Smartphones and game consoles are certainly crowd pleasers, but it's worth remembering that this is a great opportunity to foster a love of science -- especially in children.

First: Astronomers capture a planet in the process of forming

Astronomers have captured the first-ever photos of a forming planet, a gas giant some 450 light-years from Earth.

AMD Moves Radeon HD 5000 & 6000 Series to Legacy Status - All Pre-Graphics Core Next GPUs Now Retired

Alongside today’s release of the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver set, AMD has published a new page on their driver site announcing that video cards based on the company’s pre-Graphics Core Next architectures have been moved to legacy status. Show More Summary

Best Tablets: Holiday 2015

After kicking off our yearly holiday guides with a look at some of the best Android smartphones on the market, it's time to take a look at the best tablets you can buy this holiday season. Something interesting about the tablet industry...Show More Summary

'Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate' Benchmarks: A Stressing Experience

"Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" is finally out on the PC, and if you want the best frame rate for your system, you'll need a high-end system and also spend some time in the game's graphical settings.

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Driver Released: New Features & A New Look

At the tail-end of 2014 AMD launched their Catalyst 14.12 driver set, better known as the Omega driver set. With Omega, AMD shifted their development process for the Catalyst driver set, focusing on delivering feature updates in fewer,...Show More Summary

ARM on AMD: The A1100 Seattle Silicon at SuperComputing 15

Anyone loosely following AMD’s efforts with ARM intellectual property would have had on their periphery the noise of the A1100 product aimed at servers, codenamed Seattle. The idea was to use AMD’s back-end expertise to produce a multi-core...Show More Summary

iPad Air 2 vs. Fire 10 HD: Which is the best tablet?

Both Amazon and Apple have tablets at the ready for the holiday spending extravaganza. But that means consumers are faced with a choice. So, let's put Apple's iPad Air 2 up against Amazon's 10.1-inch Fire HD 10 and see which comes out as the winner.

Adata SP550 SSD Review

Adata's SP550 is the first SSD to hit our lab with Silicon Motion's new SM2256 controller paired with SK Hynix NAND. But does it compete with Samsung's prolific 850 EVO?

What America's drone owner database could look like in future

ID number per person, tiny gadgets exempted, personal info optional, etc A task force assembled by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revealed its suggestions for personal drone registration in the US.…

Bethesda’s First Patch For ‘Fallout 4’ Arrives As Beta

The first patch for "Fallout 4" is available now in its beta stage. This is the first of more frequent, yet smaller updates coming to the game.

Dell: Yes, we shipped laptops, PCs with a nasty web security hole

And we promise we'll tell you how to remove it Dell says it will publish a guide to remove the web security backdoor it installed in its Windows laptops and desktop PCs.…

Sony PlayStation Black Friday deals: Get the lowest priced PS4 ever

Sony has announced it will be dropping the price of its PlayStation 4 console to match that of Microsoft's Xbox One for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday period.

Broadwell E3 v4 Xeons: Cirrascale at SuperComputing 15

The hubbub about the Broadwell Xeon family was relatively interesting. We managed to get hold of the models that came in a socketed form for testing, the E3-1285 v4, E3-1285L v4 and the E3-1265L v4, but because these parts use Intel’s...Show More Summary

Dark Rift, Lenovo Partner To Develop Indie Game Based On Player Recommendations

Dark Rift Entertainment is making a sci-fi tower defense action game with heroes, and the development process requires input from interested players.

Superfish 2.0 worsens: Dell's dodgy security certificate is an unkillable zombie

Reg confirms: Root CA file reinstalls itself upon death The rogue root certificate in new Dell computers – a certificate that allows people to be spied on when banking and shopping online – will magically reinstall itself even when deleted.…

Anonymous goes to war with ISIS and shoots itself in the foot

Anonymous members claim to have reported 20,000 ISIS Twitter accounts, except most of them probably don't have anything to do with ISIS.

Dell laptops may have a Lenovo Superfish-size security problem

New data suggests that Dell, like Lenovo, may have been shipping compromised systems for the past few months. Research on the size and scope of the flaws is still ongoing.

ET deals: Today’s best Black Friday deals

This Black Friday is bound to be a barn burner, but you needn't wait until the end of the week to get in on some excellent deals. Numerous stores are offering up massive discounts all week long, and that goes double for Amazon.

Intel Introduces New Braswell Stepping with J3060, J3160 and J3710

When a processor is manufactured, it has a series of designations to identify it, such as the name. But alongside this, as with almost every manufactured product ever, each product will go through a number of revisions and design reinventions to do the same thing better or add new functionality. Show More Summary

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