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  • Razer announces Wildcat for Xbox One -- a pricey 'tournament-grade' controller

    Sat 12:07pm By Brian Fagioli
    Unlike on PC, console gamers have far fewer options to gain an advantage by buying hardware. PC gamers, for instance, can buy faster processors, better graphics cards, SSDs and more. Console gamers can pretty much just buy different controllers. Third party…
  • Full steam ahead for Microsoft phones after patent infringement win

    Sat 8:26am By Mark Wilson
    Microsoft has been cleared of patent infringement by the US International Trade Commission. The case dates back to 2007 when InterDigital Inc claimed Microsoft infringed its patents, and there were calls for a ban on the import of handsets. InterDigital Inc…
  • Twitter's diversity goals are completely meaningless nonsense

    Sat 6:33am By Mark Wilson
    Workforce diversity is something that every company wants to be seen to be getting right. At the moment -- particularly in the world of technology -- they're failing spectacularly. As in so many walks of life, it's a world dominated by white, middleclass men,…
  • How to remove a stuck S Pen from a Samsung Galaxy Note 5

    Sat 4:03am By Mark Wilson
    Is it a design flaw, or just a case of a company expecting its customers to know how to do something? The problem of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S Pen getting stuck inside the handset if inserted the wrong way has divided opinion. But whether you think someone…
  • Facebook ramps up video piracy fighting technology

    Fri 5:11pm By Mark Wilson
    Think of video piracy, and talk of BitTorrent probably isn’t far away. While torrented movies and TV shows account for a large proportion of pirated material, it is far from being the end of the story. Even sites as seemingly innocuous as Facebook can be…
  • Microsoft Surface 3: Interesting but flawed [Review]

    Fri 5:03pm By Randall C. Kennedy
    "You can't get there from here". That's how many customers must feel as they ponder the broken Windows 10 upgrade path for first-generation Windows 8 hybrid PCs. With Intel refusing to update the Atom z2760 video driver, and with existing Windows 8.1 drivers…
  • Chrome embraces HTML5 and tells Flash ads to eff off

    Fri 4:09pm By Mark Wilson
    The writing has been on the wall for Flash for some time now. A web technology loathed for countless reasons -- not least the security issues -- the death knell is now tolling loudly as HTML5 is more widely embraced. Back in June, Google announced that Chrome…
  • I hate autocorrect

    Fri 3:45pm By Joe Wilcox
    I must apologize to Art Alexakis, lead singer for Everclear. In a personal post last night observing his role as a tattoo artist in movie "Wild", his name is misspelled. Funny thing, so to get it right, I copied and pasted from the web into the WordPress…
  • Alienware refreshes lineup -- Intel Skylake, dynamic overclocking, and liquid cooling

    Fri 3:20pm By Brian Fagioli
    While many PC gamers prefer to build their desktops themselves, buying a pre-built solution as an alternative can be rewarding too. If you want a gaming laptop, you pretty much have to turn to a manufacturer for your computer. If you want to buy a pre-built…
  • Tidal might be history in less than a year

    Fri 1:24pm By Phoebe Jennelyn Magdirila
    Seventy-one percent of top music executives believe that Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal will fold in a year or less. Following Jay Z’s acquisition of the streaming platform in March for $56 million (£36 million), the company’s valuation spiked to…
  • Best photo editing apps

    Fri 1:16pm By Icecream apps
    Summer is the time for vacation and we can all agree that vacation means a lot of pictures. Smartphone cameras have become so awesome that the majority of people don’t even use or have cameras as all the photos are taken on the phone. Usually pictures taken…
  • These are Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile flagships

    Fri 10:55am By Sead Fadilpašić
    Known tech leaker Evan Blass has posted a couple of pictures on his Twitter profile which seem to be press renders of the upcoming Lumia phones. According to the tweets, the two phones are Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL, codenamed Talkman and Cityman,…
  • Former Apple CEO's company unveils two affordable smartphones

    Fri 10:16am By Sead Fadilpašić
    Former Apple CEO John Sculley announced two new smartphones from his Obi Worldphone brand, built to target the developing world. The devices, powered by Android, will apparently cost less than £160, and are built for the Asian, African and the Middle Eastern…
  • Kaspersky launches improved business security for Macs

    Fri 10:03am By Ian Barker
    Macs have around six percent of the business endpoint market and Mac specific malware is on the increase. In the rapidly evolving world of malware and security, Mac users can no longer afford to be complacent when it comes to protecting their systems. To…
  • Best Windows apps this week

    Fri 8:04am By Martin Brinkmann
    One-hundred and forty-three in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows 8.x/10 in the past seven days. Microsoft released a new Windows Insider build yesterday and revealed that more than 75 million devices…
  • Six questions to ask before buying an enterprise search platform

    Fri 7:24am By Mike Miranda
    Every organization out there needs an enterprise search program. Otherwise, all the data they pile up over the years wouldn't be worth storing. It’d be like writing down important facts in a language no one can read. While countless platforms exist these…
  • Charge as you drive -- Inateck USB car chargers [Review]

    Fri 7:11am By Ian Barker
    It's not unusual for modern cars to have a built-in USB facility, but generally you only get one port and it has to do duty as both a charging point and an input for the audio system. That means family journeys with multiple devices demanding power can lead to…
  • Will your Samsung Galaxy devices receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

    Fri 7:01am By Mihaita Bamburic
    Google will officially introduce Android 6.0 Marshmallow in a few months, if history is of any indication. And, like with every release of a new version of the operating system, one of the common questions that users will ask is whether an upgrade will be…
  • How managed DNS has evolved

    Fri 6:42am By Ian Barker
    DNS is essential to the smooth running of the internet but the rise of the cloud and the spread of distributed applications has placed it under increasing strain. This has led to the rise of managed DNS services that streamline reporting, traffic management…
  • Mixmax upgrades Gmail with email tracking, previews, surveys, more

    Fri 6:39am By Mike Williams
    Mixmax is a free Chrome extension which upgrades Gmail with a host of useful extras. You get instant visual previews for YouTube videos, Google Maps, Twitter timelines, Pinterest pins, and other links and attachments. It’s easy to create quick polls and…