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Huawei Watch heading to the US later this month starting at $350

Sep 2, 2015 1:15 pm

Huawei announced earlier today at the IFA trade show that its Android Wear smartwatch will be landing on US soil later this month. [more]

Sony Xperia Z5 phones are official: world's first 4K smartphone display is here

Sep 2, 2015 12:30 pm

Sony has unveiled its new smartphone family for 2015, comprised of the Z5 and Z5 Compact as well as a new flagship Z5 Premium which sports a 4K IPS panel packing a category-first 3,840 x 2,160px resolution display. [more]

Acer reveals gaming-focused smartphone, monitors, projector and more at the IFA trade show

Sep 2, 2015 11:00 am

This year’s IFA electronics show in Berlin has seen Acer unveil a new smartphone, projector and other devices aimed at gamers. [more]

Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Intel and others unite to create open-source video format

Sep 2, 2015 9:45 am

Seven of the tech industry’s biggest companies have joined forces to develop the next-generation of royalty-free, open source media formats. [more]

Tesla now accepting pre-orders for Model X SUV

Sep 2, 2015 8:45 am

Tesla is now taking orders for its Model X, the company’s seven-passenger electric SUV first announced in 2012. Here’s all of the pertinent we know at this hour. [more]

Neowin: First look at Tronsmart's $150 Ara X5 Windows 10 Mini PC

Sep 2, 2015 8:15 am

There was once a time when I loved building Windows PCs. Whenever I built a new rig, I always had a vision of creating the most powerful system, but encasing it in the smallest possible package. Although it has been quite some time since my last build, nearly a decade,... [more]

SilverStone SX600-G SFX Series Power Supply Review

Sep 2, 2015 8:03 am

Silverstone is well-known for their high-end products, having created some very impressive power supplies, coolers, chassis products and a whole lot more over the years. One of their strongest areas is certainly in the power supply market, even more so when you look at smaller form factor units... [more]

OCZ Trion 100 480GB SSD Review

Sep 2, 2015 8:02 am

We may still be far away from a time when solid state drives regardless of type (PCIe/M.2/SATA) will replace mechanical disk drives altogether (largely due to capacity limitations) but as things stand today they have managed to replace them at least partially as the "weapon" of choice for use as... [more]

Asus ZenBook UX305 Ultrabook Review

Sep 2, 2015 8:01 am

The ZenBook UX305 is the latest Ultrabook offering from Asus. When I last reviewed one of their products – the hybrid T300 Chi – it greatly impressed me. The UX305 is a similar device, with a Core M processor, 8GB RAM and another SanDisk M.2 SSD. This time, however, it is a conventional laptop,... [more]

Samsung Galaxy Note5 And Galaxy S6 Edge+

Sep 2, 2015 8:00 am

Samsung has done very well with a couple of key design elements in their previous smartphone offerings, curved displays and the larger format Galaxy Note line. The Galaxy Note series has done especially well for the brand, with a user base that doesn't mind a bit more heft in exchange for more... [more]

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review: A Tough, Rugged Galaxy S6

Sep 2, 2015 1:00 am

For the most part, the S6 Active is a clone of the Galaxy S6 featuring the same 5.1-inch 1440p display, Exynos 7420 SoC inside, and 16-megapixel optically stabilized camera. But where they differ is in design. The Galaxy S6 Active is better suited to survive drops, harsh conditions and... [more]

"KeyRaider" Hits 225,000+ iPhones, Mobile Malware no Longer Just a Droid Thing

Sep 1, 2015 11:50 pm

Chinese third party app stores are presenting the same headache to Apple that they do Google [more]

Intel launches new Skylake processors for laptops, desktops and more

Sep 1, 2015 9:00 pm

Intel has officially unveiled their full line-up of Skylake sixth-generation Core processors today, spanning a range of product categories from performance desktops to low-power compute sticks. [more]

Capcom announces Resident Evil Origins Collection

Sep 1, 2015 8:15 pm

Capcom has announced a new Resident Evil physical disc bundle that’ll include remastered versions of both the original Resident Evil and the upcoming prequel, Resident Evil 0. [more]

The day when Apple creates its own movies and TV shows may be sooner than you think

Sep 1, 2015 7:30 pm

Is Apple getting into the original programming game? Maybe. Variety reported yesterday that Apple has indeed had “preliminary conversations” with Hollywood executives about starting to create its own entertainment content. Apple declined to comment on the story. [more]

PayPal has just launched PayPal.me, a peer-to-peer payment service

Sep 1, 2015 6:45 pm

Paypal has today launched a new service called PayPal.me that allows customers to set up thier own personalized URL which can then be shared with others as a way to request money. [more]

Nest thermostat refresh includes larger display, slimmer profile, furnace monitoring and more

Sep 1, 2015 5:45 pm

Google’s Nest on Tuesday announced its third generation smart thermostat, a leaner and more visually appealing model with a couple of noteworthy improvements. Like the two before it, the newcomer is simply known as the Nest Learning Thermostat. [more]

TechSpot Store's most popular deals: CompTIA, TigerVPN, UI/UX Hacker and more

Sep 1, 2015 5:15 pm

From IT certification to VPN service to one of the most comprehensive tech training packages you’ll ever see, we gathered together all of August’s greatest deals for your last best shot at some incredible savings. [more]

Notice something different? Google debuts new logo

Sep 1, 2015 4:15 pm

Things at Google are looking a little different now. That’s because the colossus of the web changed its well known logo to something more informal, and sans-serif. [more]

Nextbit's debut smartphone, Robin, leans heavily on cloud storage

Sep 1, 2015 3:30 pm

True to its word, Nextbit on Tuesday unveiled its debut smartphone. The Robin was conceived by a group of former Android and HTC veterans determined to build a smart smartphone that embraces the cloud like no other. [more]

The real software revolution is in the data center

Sep 1, 2015 2:45 pm

Sometimes, behind-the-scenes work is more important than the up-front stars. Just ask anyone who’s worked on a special-effects-laden movie or other video project. [more]

Google's self-driving vehicles set to hit Austin roads in the next few weeks

Sep 1, 2015 2:00 pm

Google has announced that it is expanding its self-driving vehicle tests in Austin, Texas, in the next few weeks when the company brings its pod-shaped prototype vehicles to the roads of America’s 11th biggest city. [more]

LG Nexus (2015) details leak ahead of rumored September 29 launch

Sep 1, 2015 1:15 pm

Google is said to be prepping a pair of handsets to launch by the end of the year: a 5.2-inch smartphone by LG and a 5.7-inch phablet from Huawei. Android Police has the scoop on the former from what they call a reliable source. [more]

I've played 30 hours of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and it's friggin' great

Sep 1, 2015 12:30 pm

For the past few days, I’ve done very little but play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a new video game made by the well-known spa company Konami. I’ve been sneaking and shooting through deserts and forests. I’ve infiltrated bases, crippled soldiers, and taken four showers.... [more]

TECHSPOT The Crew Benchmarked: Graphics & CPU Performance

Sep 1, 2015 12:03 pm

While it may seem antiquated in this day and age of modern operating systems, the command line remains the most flexible and powerful way to perform tasks in Linux. In this follow up article to our command line series we go a bit deeper to discuss file metadata, permissions, timestamps, some new... [more]

Tech Primer: What you need to know about DDR4 memory

Sep 1, 2015 12:02 pm

From a physical standpoint, DDR4 is the same width as DDR3, but is slightly taller by about .9mm. The main physical difference between DDR3 and DDR4 is that DDR4 uses 288 pins compared to the 240 pins on DDR3 and the key is in a different location. Though there are ton of changes, the four major... [more]

Silverstone Fortress FT05 Case

Sep 1, 2015 12:01 pm

Silverstone's "stacked" design might offer unbeatable cooling performance, but as we found out in our review of the Raven RV05, it also resulted in a lot of wasted space and a cramped area to work with. The company knows this and has come up with a calmer, classier version of its extreme gaming... [more]

Micron M600 SATA & M.2 Solid State Drive Review

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 pm

Samsung made some waves earlier this year with the introduction of its 850 Pro family of solid state drives and the first commercial iteration of 3D stacked flash memory. Micron is striking back with lower-geometry 16nm conventional NAND, however, and a new drive technology it claims will... [more]

Will your hardware startup make money?

Sep 1, 2015 11:45 am

We talk to lots of founders who underestimate how hard it is to make money selling consumer hardware, especially on their first production run. If your product costs $30 to produce and you sell it for $99, you make money, right? Not so fast. [more]

Atari games found buried in New Mexico landfill make $107,000 on eBay

Sep 1, 2015 10:00 am

The Alamogordo News has reported that 881 of the early-eighties Atari video game cartridges that were dug up last year by a team of diggers and filmmakers have sold for a grand total of $107,930 on eBay. [more]

Did you know? It's possible to be allergic to Wi-Fi, kind of

Sep 1, 2015 9:00 am

Most of us are allergic to something, even if it’s a minor affliction. Now imagine that whatever you’re allergic to invisibly criss-crosses every major city and small town. You can’t get away from it unless you sequester yourself in an isolated corner of the world. Pretty... [more]

MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning

Sep 1, 2015 8:03 am

"MSI builds some pretty unique cards with its Lightning series. You know you are going to get world class components and build quality thanks to the deign work that MSI as a company does. In this respect, I am far from disappointed. For one, right out of the box the GTX 980 Ti Lightning was... [more]

Taiwan key economic indicator continues to signal slow growth

Sep 1, 2015 8:02 am

Taiwan's economic conditions remain soft, affected by weak international economies, the National Development Council (NDC) has said, citing its latest survey on the outlook of the local economy. ... [PCSTATS] [more]

Vendors raising motherboard, graphics card prices in China

Sep 1, 2015 8:01 am

Following Lenovo's decision to raise its PC product prices by the end of August, most motherboard and graphics card vendors in China have also recently increased their prices by 3-5% to reflect the rising costs resulting from the depreciation of the country's currency, according to sources from... [more]

GPU Charts 2015 - 1080p, 1440p, UHD - ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum

Sep 1, 2015 8:00 am

These garphics cards charts contain benchmark results of numerous recent graphics cards. We've tested the card with three different resolutions, where there are 1080p, 1440p and 2160p. Apart from that we also show live price tags for all models. ... [PCSTATS] [more]

Malware steals 225,000 Apple logins from jailbroken iPhones

Sep 1, 2015 7:45 am

Jailbreaking your iPhone can give you the ability to add in extra features and more functionality, but it can also make your phone more vulnerable to malware. One newly-discovered strain of malware has already affected some people with jailbroken iPhones, stealing the account credentials for more... [more]

Gigabyte GTX 950 OC Graphic Card Review

Sep 1, 2015 5:00 am

With an exception the GPU’s dimensions, cooling setup and the GPU base/boost clock speed, it’s the same as stock. The Gigabyte GTX 950 WindForce OC Edition card’s base clock speed is 1102 MHz, which is a tiny 7.61% bump over its reference clock. Just like the Nvidia GTX 950, all AiB... [more]

Samsung unveils the Gear S2 and S2 Classic, its first round smartwatches

Aug 31, 2015 11:15 pm

Samsung first teased its upcoming round smartwatch, the Gear S2, a couple of weeks ago. Now, the South Korean tech giant has officially taken the wraps off both the regular and classic editions of the wearable. [more]

AMD launches Catalyst 15.8 beta drivers with Oculus SDK support

Aug 31, 2015 8:15 pm

Following on from Nvidia's release of the GeForce 355.82 graphics card drivers, AMD has today launched their own set of new drivers: Catalyst 15.8 Beta. [more]

Microsoft's Flagship Windows10 Lumias Rumored to Pack 25 Minute Charge Times

Aug 31, 2015 8:13 pm

New Fast Charge 2.0 technology is reportedly being licensed from Qualcomm [more]

Snapdragon 820 SoC will use machine learning to detect malware in real-time

Aug 31, 2015 6:45 pm

Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC is shaping up to be quite an impressive mobile chip. Earlier this month, the chip maker revealed that its Adreno 530 GPU will offer up to 40 percent faster performance while consuming 40 percent less power compared to the Adreno 430. What’s more,... [more]

Now you can download Sling TV on your Amazon Fire tablet, and get a free trial

Aug 31, 2015 5:45 pm

Online TV streaming service Sling TV, which was only launched earlier this year, has continued to add support for more platforms and devices. The most recent additions to the family are Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablets, and there’s a bonus for those who sign up -- they get a... [more]

Android Wear for iOS gives iPhone users a number of additional smartwatch options

Aug 31, 2015 5:00 pm

Google has revealed that its Android Wear platform is now compatible with the iPhone. It’s been a long time coming although naturally, there are a few caveats that you’ll want to be aware of before diving in. [more]

Xbox One Elite bundle includes hybrid SSD, customizable controller

Aug 31, 2015 4:15 pm

Microsoft on Monday announced a new Xbox One bundle that’ll include a new type of hard drive and a customizable controller. [more]

Square Enix offers Deus Ex: Mankind Divided customers a way to 'augment' their pre-orders

Aug 31, 2015 3:30 pm

Square Enix has announced the release date and a unique pre-order campaign for its highly anticipated follow-up to 2010’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will hit the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 23, 2016, but if enough people pre-order the game it will... [more]

Microsoft Announces $499 Xbox One "ELITE", w/ High-End Controller, Hybrid HDD

Aug 31, 2015 3:29 pm

Limited addition "Lunar White" controller is also announced as Gamestop exclusive [more]

U.S. may be considering sanctions against China over cyberthefts

Aug 31, 2015 2:45 pm

The United States government is considering imposing economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals that it believes have benefitted from the cybertheft of US trade secrets, according to a Washington Post report. [more]

T-Mobile is going after subscribers that "steal" tethering data

Aug 31, 2015 2:00 pm

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is taking aim at a small group of subscribers that, in his words, are blatantly stealing data and whose actions could eventually impact other users in a negative manner. [more]

LG's new 23-karat gold Android Wear smartwatch costs $1,200

Aug 31, 2015 1:15 pm

LG has today announced a new version of their Watch Urbane that features a body made from 23-karat gold, making it the perfect choice for someone wanting a premium smartwatch running Android Wear. [more]

This stabilization system for camera-equipped drones was modeled after a swan

Aug 31, 2015 12:30 pm

Researchers from Stanford University are turning to an unlikely source of inspiration to help improve video captured by aerial drones. [more]

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