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Samsung Releases Firmware Update to Fix the SSD 840 EVO Read Performance Bug

The news of Samsung's SSD 840 EVO read performance degradation started circulating around the Internet about a month ago. Shortly after this, Samsung announced that they have found the fix and a firmware update is expected to be released on October 15th. Show More Summary

ET deals: HP Envy 17t-j100 Leap Motion Quad Edition laptop for $775

In a market where most laptops struggle to distinguish themselves, the motion-sensing ENVY Leap Motion stands apart. Today you can get a well spec'd model with integrated Leap Motion technology at a new price low of just $775. That's a savings of $275 off the usual price.

FCC begins research into 24GHz for gigabit ultra-dense 5G mobile networks

Last week, the FCC published a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to investigate the possibility of using frequencies above 24GHz for cellular wireless systems -- specifically, for next-gen mobile data standards such as 5G. Given how we've essentially...Show More Summary

AMD-AMMIT! Hundreds face axe at chip maker as PC, graphics crash

jmp.restructing_and_layoffs Following a grim earnings report on Thursday, AMD has announced a restructuring plan that includes axing seven per cent of its workforce by the end of the year.…

Windows 10 Hands-On: What You Need To Know

It has been a few weeks since Microsoft released its Technical Preview of Windows 10 -- which means we've had enough time to walk around the vehicle, kick the tires, and investigate the product in its current form. After the drubbing that Windows 8 took in the tech press and from angry users, Microsoft badly needs this new operating system...

Lenovo Erazer x510 Gaming PC Review

We have seen a rapid influx of entry-level to enthusiast-class gaming systems and hardware over the last few months. The Maingear Rush we recently evaluated targets the most demanding PC users with its twin AMD Radeon R9 295X2 (8GB DDR5) video cards, killer Intel i7-4960X processor and fast storage. Weighing in at a hefty $8,393 as configured...

Android On Intel x86 Tablet Performance Explored

For the past few years, Intel has promised that its various low-power Atom-based processors would usher in a wave of low-cost Android and Windows mobile products that could compete with ARM-based solutions from its major competitors. And for years, we've seen no more than a trickle of hardware, often with limited availability and/or questionable...

Video Card Tuesday: $370 R9 290X & Borderlands: TPS Now Shipping

Following up on last week’s Radeon pricing observations, it looks like there has been one final shift in Radeon R9 290 series pricing. While R9 290 has held steady around $299 with the occasional small rebate, we’ve seen R9 290X continue to fall and drop below the roughly $400 price they were going for last week. Show More Summary

Intel Q3 FY 2014 Quarterly Earnings Analysis

Today Intel released their financial results for the third quarter of their 2014 fiscal year, which ended September 27, 2014. Q3 was a record quarter for Intel, with the highest revenue in the company’s history. Their major markets of...Show More Summary

The Fortis exoskeleton let you lift heavy tools indefinitely – and it’s unpowered!

Lockheed Martin has developed a human exoskeleton that can hold 36 pounds all on its own without the need for power. The machine could make workers more than 20 times as productive and reduce on the job injuries.

Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says

Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event Google is planning to steal some of the thunder from Apple's October 16 event by quietly unveiling a new tablet running the next generation of its Android OS the day before, a report claims.…

Windows 10: The biggest problems, gripes, and missing features so far

Two weeks in, and already 1 million people have joined the Windows Insider Program to try out the Windows 10 Technical Preview. A surprisingly large number of those users are actually using Windows 10 on a PC, too, with only 36% of installations occurring inside a virtual machine. Show More Summary

ET deals: HP ENVY 17t 4th-gen Core i7 touch laptop with 12GB RAM for $800

Looking for a desktop-replacement caliber laptop, loaded with killer specs like a large touchscreen and Core i7 processor? Thanks to a new coupon you can now get one such well-equipped HP ENVY 17t for just $800.

Digital Storm Bolt II: Devil’s Canyon Inside

Until such time as Valve gets its ducks in a row, those of us who want a console-like Steam experience are sticking with DIY PCs, Big Picture mode and a third-party controller. Digital Storm, however, thinks it has a killer system for your living room Big Picture setup (or for use as your main gaming rig if you’re a mouse and keyboard...

Your next smartphone or EV will recharge to 70% in just two minutes, thanks to new lithium-ion battery tech

Scientists at Nangyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have developed a new lithium-ion battery that can be recharged to 70% capacity in just two minutes. This new lithium-ion battery (LIB) can also endure more than 10,000 charge/discharge cycles -- or about 20 times more than current LIBs. Show More Summary

Google joins the VR war, invests in light field ‘cinematic reality’ company Magic Leap

Google is getting into virtual reality. It was only a matter of time: With Google still looking for The Next Big Thing -- and Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR, Sony's Project Morpheus, and many other companies and startups taking a fresh look at VR over the last couple of years -- it was forced to finally wade in. Show More Summary

Windows XP refresh will DO NOTHING for lame PC market next year

Gartner warns consumer will need to help out The XP refresh provided the boon that computer makers and their respective channel suppliers clung to following a period of lean sales, but the majority of replacement have now taken plac...

Nixeus MODA Mechanical Keyboard Capsule Review

Today we're looking at the Nixeus MODA, a tenkeyless mechanical keyboard designed for applications where a compact quality keyboard at the lowest possible cost is the main goal. It lacks backlighting and advanced features but comes with a three-year warranty and has a competitive price tag. Show More Summary

PANTS on FIRE? Too late for you. But others will benefit from singed trouser phone alert

That battery is SMOOOOKIN' Boffins at Stanford University have invented a system which could banish the dreaded trouser fire to the annals of tech history.…

Ada Lovelace Day: Meet the 6 women who gave you the 'computer'

You thought YOU dealt with a rat's nest of cables? Ada Lovelace Day  Ada Lovelace Day, 14 October, marks the achievements of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).…

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