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Android fan to sue Apple for flushing her pals' text messages down the bog

Cupertino faces court bust-up for iMessage cock-up Apple faces a lawsuit after burying a load of text messages sent to people who had dared to ditch their iPhones for other mobiles.…

Samsung Files Counter-Suit & Patent Infringement Claims Against NVIDIA & Velocity Micro

Back in September NVIDIA filed patent infringement complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm. The crux of the issue being that NVIDIA believes that GPUs from Qualcomm, ARM, and Imagination all violate several of NVIDIA’s patents. Ultimately after failing to come to a licensing agreement with Samsung, NVIDIA took the matter to the courts. Show More Summary

Assassin’s Creed Unity runs poorly and is stuffed full of bugs

After an absurd 12-hour gap between the release of Assassin's Creed Unity and the end of the review embargo, one thing is clear: this game is a hot mess. By all accounts, this game was half-baked, and Ubisoft pushed it on consumers anyway.

Oh great, humans taught a robot how to do karate

When the eventual robot overlords of Earth write their history books, many chapters will be dedicated to the arrogance and folly of humankind teaching robots the best ways to take over the planet. One chapter will most assuredly be dedicated to IHMC's Atlas, and the humans that taught it karate.

AMD Catalyst 14.11.1 Beta Drivers Available

As we've noted in a few recent NVIDIA driver articles, there are a ton of new games coming out right now, which of course means we'll need to drivers/profiles in some cases to get optimal performance. Today AMD has released their beta Catalyst 14.11.1 drivers, with support for all recent AMD GPUs. Show More Summary

NVIDIA VXGI Apollo 11 Demo Available

When NVIDIA held their press briefing on the upcoming GM204 Maxwell GPUs back in September, one of the big new features for Maxwell 2.0 was VXGI – Voxel Global Illumination. As part of the presentation, NVIDIA did their best to recreate...Show More Summary

ET deals: LG 47-inch 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD TV + $200 Dell eGift card for $480

With streaming options for an HDTV available through a multitude of plug-in devices these days, it can make sense to save some cash by purchasing a model that lacks built-in "Smart" functions, even if you want them. This new 47-inch LG TV offers a premium picture at a great price of just $480, plus you get a $200 eGift card with purchase.

SanDisk’s DIMM-based SSD benchmarked – and it’s a monster… in some tasks

A year ago, Diablo Technologies claimed it had a flash memory DIMM configuration that provided significantly better performance compared to other drive interfaces. Now that the hardware is finally shipping, those claims are born out...

What is night vision, how does it work, and do I really need it in my next car?

Now that night vision proactively warns of pedestrians and deer, it’s a clearer safety aid, especially in West Virginia. If only it cost $500 not $2,000.

Musk’s next mission: Blanketing the world with cheap internet access, via 700 low-orbit satellites

Elon Musk, capitalizing on SpaceX's unique ability to cheaply launch stuff into space, has announced that he's working on deploying a constellation of some 700 satellites, for the purpose of bringing "very low cost" internet access to everyone on Earth. Show More Summary

Intel Launches M.2 and Larger Capacity 2.5" SSD DC S3500 Models

Two years ago Intel released the DC S3500 and S3700 SSDs that marked as the company's first truly in-house SATA 6Gbps SSDs. Today Intel is adding M.2 form factor to the S3500 lineup along with higher capacity options in the regular 2.5"...Show More Summary

Vodafone: Apple’s soft SIM is JUST AN EE SIM!

Not industry-friendly standard... +Comment  Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao has dismissed the Apple Soft-SIM as “just an EE SIM” and said that it would not be supported by his company.…

HTC Offers The HTC One M8 For $299 In The Latest HTC Hot Deal

Last week HTC launched their new HTC Hot Deals website which offers deals on HTC products every Tuesday. The first deal was an offer that put their newly released Nexus 9 tablet on sale for 50% off of its normal retail price. A combination...Show More Summary

DARPA wants to build an Avengers-like flying aircraft carrier, to make drones even more effective

Drones are a big improvement in many ways over traditional, manned, aircraft -- except they have limited speed and range. By combining drones with airborne, manned, aircraft carriers, DARPA hopes to change that.

We’re about to land on a comet for the very first time: Here’s how we’ll do it

Early tomorrow morning, November 12, the European Space Agency will attempt to land on comet 67P. The Rosetta spacecraft, which has spent the last 10 years chasing down comet 67P, will release its Philae lander -- and, if everything goes to plan, it will touch down on the comet about seven hours later. Show More Summary

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Review: GTX 980M Reigns Supreme

When it comes to high-end gaming notebooks, there are only a few real competitors: Alienware, ASUS, Clevo (under various brand names), and MSI are the main options, with a few others like Razer and Gigabyte offering second tier performance (e.g. Show More Summary

Welcome the DISRUPTIVE NEWCOMER: Microsoft Lumia

Nokia name finally extirpated from Redmondian handsets Microsoft is finally putting its own brand the phones it makes and sells. The company's latest Lumia 535 drops the Nokia branding completely, sporting 'Microsoft' front and rear...

Mushkin Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 120GB Flash Drive Capsule Review

The rise of USB 3.0 as a high speed interface for PCs and the increasing affordability of flash memory has led to some very interesting products. USB flash drives are a dime a dozen, but there is scope for manufacturers to differentiate themselves. Show More Summary

Bendy, but hangs loose too: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch Android tab

Fit for purpose? Read on... Review  When I reviewed Lenovo’s original Yoga Android tablet I was impressed by the design but a underwhelmed by the technology within. Now Lenovo has released its successor, rather predictably called the Yoga 2.…

Microsoft Reveals The Lumia 535 Low Cost Smartphone

It has been a while since the official Nokia smartphone acquisition was completed, but to date all of the current Lumia phones have carried the Nokia brand alongside Lumia. Microsoft has been busy going through the Nokia apps over the...Show More Summary

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