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HP Spectre x2 leads refreshed line of high-end HP laptops
Debuting in France at the Cannes Film Festival, HP has pulled the curtain back on not one, but three refreshed lines up laptops and 2-in-1 devices. The goal for these newly upgraded devices is to empower...
Project Treble is the most important Android update you've never heard of
“This time, things will be different,” or so Google says with each major dessert-flavored Android release that it pushes to phones and tablets. But looking at Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat over...
Razer Blade 2016
[Editor's Note: what follows is a review of the 2016 version of the Razer Blade. This is our review of the latest Razer Blade.]Over the past few years, gaming laptop makers have focused on looks around...
The best Nokia 3310 pre-order deals: register your interest
The reboot of the iconic Nokia 3310 phone has generated a lot of buzz since it was revealed at this year's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. With a price rumoured to be around £40, we're not surprised...
HP Pro x2 612 G2 wants to make the work laptop cool with Kaby Lake
HP, like every other Windows-bent PC firm, has made its mission to outdo Microsoft’s own Surface line, especially in the workplace. The second attempt from HP, unveiled in Barcelona at MWC 2017, seems...
As Windows 10 Creators Update nears completion, new build focuses on fixes
reader comments 7 Share this story Cortana's latest animation.Two new Windows 10 builds went out today to fast ring members of the Insider Program: 15042 for desktop PCs and 15043 for phones. They bring...
Kaby Lake MacBook Pro models hinted in the latest macOS beta
Evidence of upcoming Kaby-Lake powered MacBook Pro has been uncovered in Apple’s latest software.An avid Apple fan site named Pike’s Universum has uncovered references to new SKUs in the latest macOS...
The future has a subscription fee: how technology is changing what we own
As the new becomes old at an increasingly fast rate and our desire to keep up with the latest technology and trends remains the same, we’re seeing an increase in subscription services and a reduction...
The LG G6 is one step forward, but two steps back
The LG G6 needs to restore some faith in the LG smartphone brand, as a faltering couple of years has seen it lose ground on Apple and Samsung.However, with the former still insisting on iterative updates...
LG G6 could be the first non-Pixel phone to feature Google Assistant
It’s not long until we get to see LG’s upcoming flagship the G6 in its final form at Mobile World Congress on February 26, but until that date there’s still speculation to be done. The latest rumor flying...
Samsung Notebook Odyssey Packs Power for High-End Users
In a break from a trend that has seen technology companies invest heavily in low-cost two-in-one hybrids over the past couple of years, Samsung in early January announced a new high-end laptop called the...
B&O Play's latest speaker brings crisp sound, sharp looks and a steep price
Hear that? That's the sweet sound of a new B&O Play speaker drifting from the halls of CES 2017.The Bang & Olufsen sub-brand's latest offering is the Beoplay M5, a stylish cylinder that comes with Chromecast...
Casio pumps its new smartwatch full of Android Wear 2.0
Casio has launched its latest smartwatch at CES 2017, and it’s aimed firmly at those will a love of the great outdoors. The rugged watch has a sizable protective bezel and chunky design allowing it to...
It looks like you won't be able to upgrade the battery of your Nintendo Switch
Right now we don't have much in the way of official details on the Nintendo Switch, but information keeps leaking out ahead of the new console's big reveal in a livestream scheduled for January 12.The...
Two new Nvidia Shield TV Android boxes look set for CES 2017
Android TV hasn't quite reached its potential yet, and Nvidia wants to be the one to push the boat out. According to the latest leaks, the GPU specialists are lining up not one, but two new Nvidia Shield...
What’s new in Apple’s latest update?
Matthew Dunn reviews: iPhone 7 Apple has included a Headphone Icon so you know when they are connected APPLE has launched its latest software update for iPhones and iPads iOS 10.2. The last update of this...
Christmas shopping: 50 great gadget gifts
http://thomasvogel.eu/istock/is_christmas.jpg Wrap up Christmas with 50 great gadget ideas from National Technology Editor JENNIFER DUDLEY-NICHOLSON. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the...
Exclusive: Singulato is China's latest e-car newcomer to rev up with big fundraising
BEIJING (Reuters) - Little-known Chinese electric car start-up Singulato Motors is expected to say this week it raised around $600 million in a second fundraising - the latest such move illustrating China's...
40 best PC games: the must-play titles you can't afford to miss
Update: Arkane Studios introduced sleeper hit Dishonored back in 2012. Continue reading to find out why its sequel is on our radar.With the gap in graphical capabilities growing wider every day, there's...
Meet Maui 1, the Slick New Hawaiian Netrunner
Maui 1, which launched this summer, is one of the latest newcomers in the continuously changing list of Linux distributions. Maui Linux, with its new Hawaii desktop environment, is a replacement and rebranding...
Lenovo has a plan to stay at the top of the PC market
It seems as if Fujitsu could be on the verge of selling its PC division to Lenovo, a move which would bolster the latter's lead as the biggest computer manufacturer, helping it stay ahead of second-place...
Latest strain of Mac malware is a particularly nasty critter
A new piece of OS X malware has been uncovered, and it's a nasty strain of malicious software which has been adapted to target Mac users.The so-called Mokes malware was discovered at the beginning of this...
Midokura Enhances OpenStack Capabilities in MEM SDN Offering
The company also is including container support in the latest version of its MEM SDN network overlay software for distributed environments. Midokura is putting the ability to connect multiple OpenStack-based...
Google Maps' sleek new look isn't the only change it's making
The modern traveler wouldn't be caught dead without Google Maps. From finding restaurants to plotting routes, the triangulation, navigation, and direction app has become standard on many a smartphone and...
Latest Surface Book and Pro 4 update jazzes up camera and Windows Hello
Some fresh drivers for Microsoft's newest Surface devices have been pushed out, following hot on the heels of a host of driver tweaks earlier this month.This time around, the driver updates all pertain...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch confirmed for August 2
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch will take place on August 2 in New York, after the South Korean firm sent out invites for the exclusive event.It had been rumored that Samsung would bring the launch of...
Two Twitter senior execs to leave in latest management shuffle
Twitter Inc said senior executives Jana Messerschmidt and Nathan Hubbard are planning to leave the company in its latest management shuffle.Messerschmidt, who leads the company's business development...
HP Refreshes Pavilion Line With New Convertibles, Notebooks, Desktops
HP's newest generation of notebook and convertible portable computers, which are thinner and lighter than its previous models, have just been announced by the company, as well as a new all-in-one computer...
With Latest Opera Browser, Everybody Gets Free VPN
Opera on Wednesday announced that it would add a free VPN service to the latest version of its browser. VPNs, or virtual private networks, add an extra level of security for Web surfers. Companies use...
Windows Ink, Cortana improvements and more arrive in the latest Windows 10 build out now
It’s going to be a good Friday for those testing the latest releases of the Windows 10 operating system, as Microsoft is today rolling out a new build of its PC and mobile OS which will allow...
Twitter's latest play is to live stream sports to your screen
Twitter is broadening its horizons, and its next play is to stream Thursday Night Football games for free.We're talking American NFL football here, in case you Brits hadn't worked it out yet, with Twitter...
Latest iOS Upgrade Drives Users Buggy
Apple has been deluged with complaints from users who say the latest version of its mobile operating system is breaking links and crashing apps. "Following iOS 9.3 on iPhone 6splus update links in safari...
iPhone SE tipped for copycat looks and iPhone 6S camera
We're just days away from Apple's next launch event on March 21, and leaks continue to flow on the iPhone SE with the latest suggesting it will take features from a number of previous iPhones.Sources supposedly...
Review: Raspberry Pi 3
Has it really been four years since the Raspberry Pi blasted onto the single-board computer scene? Well, it has and to celebrate the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released its latest version, Raspberry Pi...
Android 6.0 Marshmallow now on 2.3 percent devices
Comments By: Tech Desk | Published:March 9, 2016 5:18 pm Google has put out its latest chart indicating the percentage of devices running on different Android versions and Android Marshmallow 6.0 now...
Upcoming WordPress Blog Previews to Increase User Engagement
Displaying your latest news or blogs easily on your website is one of WordPress’s most important functions. WordPress started out as a blogging platform and has historically offered a range of tools and...
Samsung's Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Available Through Carriers March 11
Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, will go on sale March 11 from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless in the United States. These handsets...
Google I/O conference planned for May 18, registration starts March 8
Google will show its latest services and products to developers at its Google I/O conference on May 18. The company announced on Tuesday developers can register online for the chance to buy tickets to...
The latest expectations for Apple's next iPhone
If the latest Apple iPhone rumors are true, the next model will have stereo speakers, a dual-lens camera and a slightly thinner design than the iPhone 6S, according to recent reports. In addition, the...
Amazon And Facebook Founders In Rich Top Ten
Internet billionaires Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg have shot into the top-ten list of the world's richest people, according to Forbes magazine. The Amazon and Facebook founders climbed to fifth and...
Latest: Apple files motion to vacate judge's order
February 25, 2016, 4:00 PM|Apple has responded to a judge's order to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters by filing a motion to vacate the order. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid...
Atlas Robot Turns the Other Cheek
Google-owned Boston Dynamics on Tuesday gave the world a look at the latest version of Atlas, a bipedal robot that someday could threaten manual laborers' livelihoods. Boston Dynamics certainly didn't...
Boston Dynamics' latest Atlas robot struts its stuff
Boston Dynamics' family of robots continues to evolve with the company releasing a video of the latest version of its Atlas humanoid robot. At 5.75-ft (175-cm) tall, it's a head shorter than its elder...
The Latest Generation Atlas Humanoid Robot Is Absolutely Incredible
Ready to feel bad for a pile of circuit boards? Wait ’til about a minute and twenty seconds into the video. That robot you see being pushed around is the latest generation of Atlas, the insanely...
Qualcomm rolls out new Snapdragon trio and wearable platform
Qualcomm on Thursday launched three Snapdragon processors designed to bolster camera, video and gaming in smartphones. The company also rolled out the Snapdragon Wear 2100 system on a chip for new wearable...
Infotainment Updates Jazz Up New Cars at Philadelphia Auto Show
PHILADELPHIA—In-car information systems for drivers and passengers continue to spread to a wider range of vehicles, including many sports cars that in the past have eschewed such components as unnecessary...
Square’s Latest Reader Available At Apple
Square’s latest payments reader is coming to an Apple store near you, the company tells TechCrunch. The devices will retail for $49 and be available online and in-store throughout the U.S....
Windows 10 sees big jump to overtake Windows XP
Windows 10 is making good headway and indeed is now the second most popular version of Microsoft's desktop OS, having finally beaten out old-timer Windows XP.This is according to the latest figures from...
Is this the latest iPhone?
Apple fans are intrigued by an image posted online believed to be a leaked preview shot of the latest iPhone.The photo shows what Apple fans believe is the 'iPhone 5se', the iPhone model Apple is expected...
Why the iPhone 5SE could impress then depress you
If the rumors are true, Apple will soon lift the veil on the iPhone 5SE, a return to the 4-inch form that many (including myself) are excited about. We still don't really know if it will happen, as it's...
Announcing The 2016 Crunch Network Editorial Calendar
We’re looking for pieces that explore the intersection of technology and aspects of society. Everything from the latest laboratory research, to surveys of the startup landscape, to the newest...
Neutral result charges up antimatter research
Scientists of the international ALPHA Collaboration have once again pushed the boundaries of antimatter research with their latest breakthrough studying the properties of antihydrogen. Published today...
Driverless cars on a roll at latest tech showcase
Driverless cars are still top of mind at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where more than 100 tech companies are showcasing the latest developments in everything from smart home and...
Singapore investors lead $45M funding in IoT firm
US-based Internet of Things (IoT) vendor Greenwave Systems has secured US$45 million in its Series C, raising most of the funds from Singapore investors. Latest news on Asia Samsung warns of difficult...
CES 2016: We're here at CES 2016!
Did you know that it's actually pretty brisk in Las Vegas this time of year? Well, we would know, because we're reporting straight from this sleepless city on the latest in technology all week long. That's...
Hyatt Is Latest Hotel Brand Hacked After Finding Malware On Its Payment System
Hyatt, the global hotel chain with 627 properties across more than 50 countries, is the latest in its industry to suffer a cyber security attack. In an announcement devoid of specific information or details,...
Finance-Focused Deal Street Asia Is Latest Asian Media Startup To Land Funding
Deal Street Asia, an eighteen-month-old website covering financial investment news, is the latest media outlet in Asia to raise funding as it plans to increase its presence and expand into events...
Week in Tech: Week in Tech: Zuck's bucks, disastrous dads and the fate of Flash.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday distant memories, it's time to concentrate on what's really important: saving the world! That's what Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg thinks, anyway, although his plan for...
Apple pulling the plug on the headphone jack?
Rumors are already flying about features the iPhone 7 might have, just one month after the latest iPhone modelwas released.But this latest rumor might be a total game changer.According to a Japanese blog,...
Not everyone succumbs to the tech industry’s ‘upgrade your phone now’ attitude
NEW YORK – Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology...
Rise of machines will ‘lead to more opportunities, rather than less'
Given these rapid advancements, the tech firm is now looking to apply AI to a range of fields. Image recognition, for instance, can be used for diagnosing medical conditions, said Lily Peng, a trained...
Computer Wins 2nd Game Against Chinese Go Champion
A computer beat China's top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see. Ke Jie...
Nvidia CEO shrugs off Google's efforts to undercut its growth engine
In a blog post Wednesday, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang emphasized that his company has an ongoing collaboration with Google, while also indirectly belittling part of Google's tensor processing unit (TPU) initiative....
Google can now track your offline purchases
Google runs the world's largest and most profitably online ad network, but the lion's share of ad dollars still go to TV. The search giant is looking to change that by associating online ads with purchases...
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