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Start it up: Windows 95 turns 20 today

Windows 95 launched twenty years ago today -- we take a walk down memory lane and hop online, courtesy of IE 4.0.

SilverStone Add-In Card Offers Expanded M.2 Support

SilverStone Releases an M.2 PCI-E adapter, allowing users to use ultra fast M.2 SSDs on any motherboard.

Next Biometrics Announces Bezel-free Fingerprint Scanner For Smartphones, Mobile Devices

Next Biometrics Group has revealed a new fingerprint scanning sensor that doesn't require a bezel and is thin enough to be embedded into any device without compromising the sleek designs of modern gadgets.

Microsoft Makes Cortana For Android Available As A Public Beta

Earlier this year Microsoft announced that their digital assistant Cortana would be making its way to iOS and Android in addition to its launch on Windows Phone and Windows 10. Today Microsoft opened the public beta for Cortana on Android,...Show More Summary

Startup in biotech adds two base pairs to genetic code — and life on earth may never be the same

It took evolution a billion years to devise the four-letter chemical code of DNA. Now for the first time in recorded history, organisms with a new, expanded, genetic code are taking shape in the laboratory.

PvP In 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain' Requires Currency

We knew that microtransactions made their way into "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain," but one review showed that the multiplayer gameplay seems to make it mandatory.

Acer Updates AIO PCs WIth Windows 10

Acer announced that some of its Aspire Z3-710 series of AIO PCs have been updated, and will now sell with Windows 10 pre-installed.

Qualcomm Introduces Next-Generation 'Hexagon 680' DSP For Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm announced its next-generation three-part Digital Signal Processor (DSP) for the Snapdragon 820 chip, which includes significant improvements in performance and power usage for audio, image and video processing as well as sensor data processing.

What is dark energy?

Dark energy may be the most mysterious substance ever proposed, but many scientists are certain it exists. Why?

Vote For A Game To Win From Tom's Hardware Community!

We're giving a game away this week, but you'll have to tell us which one!

ET deals: Dell Precision Tower 5810 quad-core workstation for $1099

If you're in a field that requires powerful workstations, just looking at the price tags can be a bit harrowing sometimes. Thankfully, Dell is currently offering up the Precision Tower 5810 quad-core workstation at a massive 31% discount when you use today's coupon code.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs. Galaxy S6: More similar than ever

The Galaxy Note 5 is more like the Galaxy S series than ever before, and that might be a problem.

LG G Pad II 10.1 Shipping This Fall With Snapdragon 800, 1920x1200 Display

LG unveiled the LG G Pad II 10.1, its highest-end tablet yet, which should come at an affordable price point this fall. The tablet will come in both Wi-Fi only and LTE, and it will be available in North America, Europe and Asia.

Qualcomm Details Hexagon 680 DSP in Snapdragon 820: Accelerated Imaging

Although we tend not to focus too much on the tertiary aspects of an SoC, they are often important to enabling many aspects of the user experience. DSPs are important for a number of unique applications such as voice processing, audio...Show More Summary

Nvidia launches GTX 950, boosts game performance at the $159 price point

Nvidia launched its new GTX 950 this week and it's an attractive value proposition at the $159 price point.

ECS LIVA x2 Review: A Compact & Fanless Braswell PC

The popularity of the NUC form factor has led to a resurgence in the nettop category. Thankfully, the core computing performance of the new systems have been miles ahead of the nettops of the past, and this has created an overall positive sentiment for the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) in the minds of the consumers. Show More Summary

Samsung emits Galaxy S6 Edge+ 'inboxing' video

Somebody probably called this out-of-the-box thinking Unboxing and teardowns used to be something that fanbois did, but marketing savvy Samsung has hijacked the genre with a video of its own. Calling it an “inboxing”, the video shows...Show More Summary

Every Type Of VR Headset (So Far), Explained

With over a dozen different virtual reality options, from Google Cardboard, to Samsung’s Gear VR and the soon to be released Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, it’s important to know what you’re buying before you jump in.

Intel Launches New Socketed 5x5 mini-PC Motherboards

Over the last couple of years, the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) has emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Kickstarted by Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) designs, it has been successfully cloned by other vendors such as GIGABYTE (BRIX), Zotac (C-series nano) and ASRock (Beebox). Show More Summary

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 4G: The Android smartie that can take its drink

Beerproof flagship lookalike topples Moto G from its perch Review  Read any technology site and the advice is pretty unequivocal: if you want an Android smartphone for less than £200 that’s not an import, then buy the Mk 3 Motorola Moto G.…

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