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Mad Raspberry Pi boffins ripped its BRAINS out and SHRUNK them for you to play with

Tiny new Compute Module targets hardware hackers The makers of the micro-sized Raspberry Pi teaching computer have come up with an even smaller version of the device, this time aimed at hardware hobbyists and device builders who want to create their own printed circuit boards (PCBs).…

ET deals: Inspiron 15 Core i7 touch laptop for $750

It's easy to feel like you have to choose between a slick touch display or awesome specs if you don't want to pay a fortune for a new laptop, but with new savings on this Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series you can get both and still keep the price reasonable. Snag this well spec'd Core i7 touch laptop today for just $750.

Israeli startup shows off smartphone battery that charges in 30 seconds

Too bad it's the size of a brick Video  A two-year-old Israeli startup, StoreDot, thinks it has cracked the problems of limited battery life with a smartphone battery made of biological structures that can recharge in around 30 seconds.…

Qualcomm unveils 64-bit Snapdragon 808 and 810 SoCs: The Apple A7 stop-gap measures continue

Qualcomm is known for its custom Krait cores, but those are still 32-bit. As 64-bit support becomes another spec sheet checkbox, Qualcomm is turning to ARM for off-the-shelf Cortex cores in the new Snapdragon 808 and 810.

The first large-scale invisibility cloak that hides objects from visible light

Among all of the sci-fi tech we see in movies -- space and time travel, shrink rays, weaponized lasers -- the invisibility cloak always seemed like the one piece of sci-fi technology that researchers could never create. Oddly, though, in recent times it has been thrust into the forefront of in-development science fiction technology. Show More Summary

Seagate unveils world’s fastest 6TB hard drive (and it isn’t filled with helium)

Seagate has joined Western Digital's previously exclusive 6TB hard drive club, with the enterprise-class 7,200 RPM ST6000NM0004. Priced at around $600 (similar to WD's Ultrastar He6), Seagate's new drive isn't likely to find a home in your gaming rig or office workstation -- but that's not really the point of ultra-high-end hardware, anyway. Show More Summary

Samsung Releases Standard, EVO and PRO SD Cards

With the rapid decrease of NAND prices in the last few years, the SD card market has more or less become a commodity with very little differentiation. We don't typically minor product releases but we'll make an exception here given that...Show More Summary

NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.0: Remote GameStream and Notebook Support

Coinciding with today’s launch of the R337 driver, NVIDIA has also updated their GeForce Experience (GFE) software to version 2.0. The updated beta drivers are available for notebooks as well as desktops, but as discussed in our 337.50 article, the actual benefit for single GPUs is limited to specific games. Show More Summary

Nvidia beta driver boosts performance ‘up to 64%’ in DirectX games, while AMD’s Mantle looks on sadly from the wings

Nvidia has released two massive software updates this morning: The GeForce 337.50 beta driver, offering a significant performance boost in DirectX games (anywhere from 5% to 50%), and a new version of the GeForce Experience software suite that debuts Battery Boost (prolonged gaming on Nvidia-powered laptops), and rolls out significant updates to both ShadowPlay and GameStream.

NVIDIA Releases 337.50 Beta Driver, Touts Significant Performance Improvements

Kicking off what will undoubtedly be a busy week in the world of video cards, NVIDIA has started the week with a new GeForce driver release over on their GeForce website. This latest driver, version 337.50, is the first public release...Show More Summary

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 808 And 810

Last week, we took a trip to San Diego to meet with Qualcomm and discuss the company's cutting edge 20nm radios and upcoming Snapdragon processors. Unlike the already-launched Snapdragon 801 and 805, these are fundamentally new chips with updated CPU cores as well as Qualcomm's new Adreno 400-class GPU. Qualcomm is announcing two new chips...

AMD Launches FirePro W9100

Kicking off this week is the 2014 NAB Show, the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual trade show for broadcast content and technology. The NAB Show is often a launch point for new video products and this year is no exception,Show More Summary

Samsung's thumb-achingly ENORMO Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

When 10 inches just isn't enough to satisfy Review  As if Samsung's Galaxy range of tablets wasn’t broad enough with its plethora of Tab and Note machines in various screen sizes, the company has added a new subgroup: the Galaxy Pro...

Rumour: Next Apple iThing to feature 65-inch screen. Four-limb multitouch, anyone?

OMG, how handy is THAT Apple is rumoured to have ordered some 65-inch LED panels, which some say might be used to build a huge new iTelly.…

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808/810: 20nm High-End 64-bit SoCs with LTE Category 6/7 Support in 2015

Today Qualcomm is rounding out its 64-bit family with the Snapdragon 808 and 810. Like the previous 64-bit announcements (Snapdragon 410, 610 and 615), the 808 and 810 leverage ARM's own CPU IP in lieu of a Qualcomm designed microarchitecture. Show More Summary

2015 Hyundai Genesis review: The best tech midsize car at the best price, bar none

What competition? Nobody else sells a loaded mid-luxury sedan this good for $50K. But learn to live with one USB jack.

Why won't you DIE?! IBM's S/360 and its legacy at 50

Big Blue's big $5m bet adjusted, modified, reduced, back for more IBM's System 360 mainframe, celebrating its 50th anniversary on Monday, was more than a just another computer.…

Amazon stuffs games into Fire TV box: Soz, rivals... WE don't need to make cash on hardware

Fires opening salvo on Apple, Google, Roku Amazon moved last week to join Apple, Google and Roku as a player in the OTT Set Top space – releasing a box that gives it control of Over The Top TV experiences in the home.…

Google teases more modular smartphone details in run-up to dev meet-up

Project Ara/Phonebloks handset preparing for debutant ball later this month Video  Google has posted a video that provides a few more details of its "Project Ara" modular smartphone effort, perhaps to drum up interest in the upcoming Ara Developers Conference to be held later this month.…

FIVE-year-old finds Xbox Live password backdoor, hacks into dad's account

Boy, they're starting young these days A five-year-old has humbled Microsoft's security team by finding and exploiting a password bug in his Xbox to log into his father's Xbox Live account.…

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