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ET deals: HP Envy 17t Core i7 touch 1080p laptop with 4GB GeForce 850M for $880

The Envy 17t is a pretty strong offering even at the base level, but we’re suggesting a customized high-end config that takes full advantage of an extra coupon code. Our config includes a new Core i7-4510U dual-core processor paired with a powerful 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M graphics card, a killer combo that will be up to the challenge of…

The final ISA showdown: Is ARM, x86, or MIPS intrinsically more power efficient?

A new paper from the University of Wisconsin tackles the question of whether ARM or x86 is more power efficient with updated processors and results from China's Loongson processor. Does ISA still matter?

SpaceX rocket self-destructs after detecting an ‘anomaly’ – reusable space launchers are tricky business

At its test site in Texas, a new SpaceX rocket has exploded in mid-air. As far as we're aware, this marks the first major failure for SpaceX's commercial space launch program. In a statement, SpaceX says the rocket detected an anomaly and automatically initiated its self-destruct sequence. Show More Summary

Hackers take down PSN with DDOS, and Sony president’s plane with a bomb threat

In a rather bizarre twist of events, a group by the name of Lizard Squad has taken hacking to the next level: Not only did the hackers take down the PlayStation Network with a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack, but they also took down Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley's airplane with a bomb threat.

Zotac ZBOX EI750 Plus: A Feature-Rich Iris Pro mini-PC

Intel's Crystal Well parts (-R series) with integrated eDRAM have arguably been the most interesting products in the Haswell line-up. In the early stages, only Apple had access to these parts. However, since the beginning of 2014, we have seen other vendors roll out products based on the -R series processors. Show More Summary

So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL

It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud Opinion  It’s that time of year again, when Apple’s annual iPhone launch is looming and the mobile chattersphere becomes entirely dominated again by one handset maker.…

Exclusive: ASRock’s X99 OC Formula Motherboard in Pictures

Another element to the current whirlwind of X99 motherboard shots being released, ASRock has now lifted the lid on its high end overclocking motherboard, the X99 OC Formula. Similar to other OC Formula motherboards, this model is designed by ASRock’s in-house overclocker former world #1 Nick Shih. Show More Summary

Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo

Squint and you can see the future Vulture at the Wheel  Ford has announced its first car with LED headlights. It's a Mondeo, which means that while other high-end cars have had LED lights for a while now, this is the first reasonably priced car which uses the technology.…

Leak: Intel readies next round of NUC

Cheap boxen to get a refresh Slides of what's widely reported to be the next iteration of Intel's NUC have hit the Web courtesy of fan site Fanless Tech.…

AMD reveals 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers to get their game on

Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class' Chip giant AMD took the wraps off the latest in a series of graphic cards on Saturday by unveiling the Radeon R9 285, which it claims is speedier than rival Nvidia GTX 760.…

A Month with the iPhone 5s: Impressions from an Android User

I must confess that the last time I used an iPhone was three or four years ago. While I’ve followed the hardware changes from generation to generation, I’ve never really been able to write about the iPhone or iOS in detail. While objective data is great to work with, a great deal of evaluation relies on subjective experience. Show More Summary

AMD Announces Radeon R9 285, Shipping September 2nd

During their 30 years of graphics celebration, today AMD announced a forthcoming addition to the Radeon R9 200 graphics card lineup. Launching on September 2 nd will be the company’s new midrange enthusiast card, the Radeon R9 285. The...Show More Summary

Microsoft Research invented video game time travel to fix cloud gaming

Cloud-based gaming hasn't taken off largely because of lag. Delivering those frames takes time, but Microsoft's DeLorean might be able to get around that by rendering the future.

Habey Releases MITX-6771, J1900 Thin Mini-ITX with Long Life Cycle Support

Habey’s main focus in the PC market is towards industrial computers, with Ganesh having reviewed the BIS-6590 and BIS-6922 fanless systems last year. Industrial oriented components by their nature require sufficient design for 24/7 operation, sometimes in niche environments. Show More Summary

Cheapo Firefox OS mobes to debut in India – definitely not one for selfie-conscious users

Spicephone hopes Fire One Mi-FX 1 will heat up the market The Mozilla Foundation's aim to create a Firefox OS for mobile devices was not to take a quixotic tilt at the top end of the smartphone market. Instead, it hoped to provide an alternative that would enable the delivery of low-cost, but still smart, devices to places where smartphones are still a significant purchase.…

Apple Begins iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program for Certain Defective Devices

Today Apple has started a replacement program for certain iPhone 5 devices experiencing significantly reduced battery life. The company is stating that the affected devices were sold between the months of September 2012 and January 2013. Show More Summary

iPhone owners EARN MORE THAN YOU says mobile report

Fanbois make medico money, Fandroids earn like lesser boffins The average iPhone app user makes nearly double the mean US annual wage.…

AMD Celebrates 30 Years of Gaming and Graphics Innovation

AMD sent us word that tomorrow they will be hosting a Livecast celebrating 30 years of graphics and gaming innovation. Thirty years is a long time, and certainly we have a lot of readers that weren't even around when AMD had its beginnings. Show More Summary

Intel’s NUC 2.0 leaks: The next unit of Steam Machines and home theater PCs

Thanks in large part to the Raspberry Pi, mini PCs are all the rage. In terms of power, none of them quite compare to, for example, a standard gaming rig, but they're slowly creeping toward that end. If some leaked slides are to be believed, then Intel's next NUC is creeping much faster than the competition.

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