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AMD crashes Intel's party: Powerful Zen CPUs are coming next year

A block away from Intel's Developer Forum in San Francisco, AMD brought together a select group of media and analysts to make one thing clear: Its long-awaited Zen processor actually exists, and it's on track to ship early next year for desktops. Surprisingly, the company is aiming directly at the …

Stop sacrificing storage for price with Western Digital's new SSD technology

More layers means more memory in less space -- and for less money.<p>If you like solid-state drives that use 3D vertical NAND flash memory, like the Samsung SSD 850 Evo or the Crucial MX300, here's some good news: there will soon be more of them.<p>Western Digital today announced that it, in …

Western Digital

Avast to buy AVG in $1.3B antivirus acquisition

The goal: get bigger to get tougher on malware, with your devices acting as "de facto sensors."<p>Avast has announced plans to acquire AVG in a $1.3 billion deal that will combine the antivirus products of both companies.<p>On Thursday, the Prague, Czech Republic-based company said an agreement has been …

Administrative Law

A closer look at the HTC 10's powerful theme engine

HTC got a lot right with the 10. The Quad HD display is super bright and clear, performance is smooth and snappy thanks to the Snapdragon 820 chipset, and it’s currently one of the best-looking devices on the market right now. It’s not without its flaws, but this is certainly the best phone the …

Web Design

SanDisk's new microSD cards are insanely fast 4K beasts

If you’re into shooting 4K video, you’ll probably be <i>really</i> into the newest microSD cards from SanDisk which can hold 14 hours of footage and transfer info insanely fast.<p>The SanDisk Extreme 256GB microSD card not only has an insane capacity (seriously, 14 hours of 4K footage!), it can transfer your …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung rumored to move to a 4K UHD display for the Galaxy S8

There certainly is a lot happening in Samsung‘s hardware department. Following a general slowdown of the immense growth smartphones have enjoyed over the past lustrum in particular, OEMs are preparing for a new wave of next-generation devices.<p>Amid the numerous experimental projects the company is …

4K Ultra HD

First Christmas full moon in nearly 40 years seen worldwide

<b>(CNN) —</b> A full moon illuminated Christmas this week, sending social media users abuzz.<p>Friday's lunar show was the first full moon on Christmas in 38 years.<p>The moon was covered by clouds in a big chunk of the United States, but in places with clear skies it was quite the holiday treat.<p>Stojan …

Christmas Eve

Channel 4 adds live TV streaming to the All 4 Android app

Channel 4 retired its aging 4oD platform and replaced it with the new and shiny All 4 streaming service this time last year. All 4 finally put on-demand content, live channel feeds and sundries like web shorts in one place. Well, that was true of the All 4 site and iOS app at least, but Android …

Say 'what' again! 7 ways for expats to learn new languages

<i>Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry or savor their songs – Nelson Mandela</i><p>Having moved to the Netherlands just over a year ago, this quote hits close to home. Or at least my new …

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Eyes on the prize: Spectrum auction to pave the way for UK's 5G mobile future

UK telecom regulator Ofcom has announced that it will auction additional mobile spectrum in a bid to provide enough capacity for user’s insatiable data appetite.<p>The auction is planned for early next year and includes two bands – 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz – that are particularly well suited for high-speed …

100 Years After Breaking Ground, Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia Enters Final Stage

Designed by legendary Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí in 1883, La Sagrada Família basilica remains unfinished to this day, despite being an emblem of the Barcelona cityscape and a major attraction for tourists worldwide. Largely regarded as a modernist masterpiece, this church is one of Gaudí’s most …

Sony Shows Off a New Ultra-Sensitive CMOS Sensor Called ‘STARVIS’

Sony just launched a new image sensor called the STARVIS that excels in capturing images in low-light environments. Designed for industrial …

46-Gigapixel View of Milky Way is Largest-Ever Image of Space

Space is big, but it's never been quite <i>this</i> big. This composite image taken by astronomers at Germany's Ruhr-Universität Bochum is, they claim, the largest image of space to date. It shows a long swathe of the Milky Way, photographed piece by piece over a period of five years from the university's …

Cosmology

Western Digital To Aquire SanDisk For $19 Billion

Western Digital just bought a bunch of memory cards. The storage giant just announced that it has agreed to buy SanDisk Corp for about $19 billion. This comes after speculation that SanDisk was shopping for a buyer.<p>The deal values SanDisk at $86.50 a share, which is a 15% premium on the previous …

NASA will show the world new 'blue marble' photos of Earth every day

Photos of Earth against the blackness of space can help change a person's perspective about our small, blue marble of a planet. Such photos have …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

NASA's bringing space to your living room with new 4K TV channel

NASA has announced that it’s launching a new 4K television channel in November that will stream ultra-high definition (UHD) footage from the International Space Station and other missions.<p>Teaming up with Harmonic, a company that specializes in video delivery infrastructure, NASA says it will be the …

Living Rooms

Canon: We’re Building a 120-Megapixel DSLR

Yesterday, Canon made a splash by announcing the development of a new 250-megapixel CMOS sensor — the highest resolution for a sensor smaller than …

Super Mario’s Creator Reveals The Design Secrets Of Its Famous First Level

The first level of <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> is a masterclass in game design. And now Shigeru Miyamoto–the genius game designer who gave us some of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises–explains why. Within the first few seconds of the game, a player is enticed to jump and hit that question mark block, learns …

PlayStation turns 20 in the US! A look back at its evolution

September is a momentous month for Sony — September 9 marks the 20th anniversary of the North American launch of the PlayStation, while September 29 marks the European launch. Over the last couple decades, Sony has cemented its spot as a premier gaming company, particularly fueled by its global …

Living Rooms

Land Rover Uses Cameras to Make Trailers Disappear in a Rear View ‘Mirror’

British car manufacturer Land Rover has introduced an interesting new technology that uses multiple cameras to make trailers “disappear” from an LCD …

There's now an official way to check the mobile coverage of your new house in the UK

Moving house is a bit of a lottery for a number of reasons, but one of the most annoying problems that you can’t really do much about until it’s too late is your mobile coverage – if you move into an area of poor reception, you’re out of luck.<p>Now, however, you can use Ofcom’s official mobile …

OFCOM

Will Human Beings Ever Reach 'Earth 2.0'?

Kepler-452b is the most Earth-like planet ever discovered, a place with just enough sunlight to possibly support the crops and house plants of life forms like ourselves.<p>But don't pack your bags just yet. While the planet might seem like a tantalizing target for NASA's next mission, it's extremely …

Universe

Burger King is beating McDonald’s in sales growth thanks to chicken fries, pulled pork, and a fancier cheeseburger

Less than a week after McDonald’s announced another disappointing quarter, its old rival Burger King is asserting some bragging rights.<p>The chain, owned by Canadian Restaurant Brands International Inc., reported that same-store salesjumped 6.7% in the second quarter, compared to Mickey D’s 0.7% …

Burger King

Musk and Hawking lead 1,000 strong call for AI weapons ban

The murderous aims of Skynet in the Terminator series of movies are pretty well known, so you’d think that nations might be a little cautious about working towards a fully automated weapon system for the future.<p>Unfortunately, it seems that the UK is taking a soft line towards the development of …

Singularity

Impressive: The Nikon P900’s 83x Zoom Can Show the Moon ‘Moving’

The new $600 Nikon P900 compact camera has received a good deal of attention lately thanks to its record-breaking 83x optical zoom lens, the …

Cameras

Sharp’s New Screen Tech Promises To Make Smartphones Even Thinner And Lighter

Think smartphones are suitably thin and light enough already? Well, they might be about to get even slender, that’s if top component maker Sharp has its way with a new type of screen that it has begun manufacturing.<p>The Japanese electronics company has begun mass producing “in-cell type touch …

Google is bringing back the spirit of Geocities in Google Fonts

A buried feature in Google Fonts, called font effects, is an amazing throwback to the days of Geocities and Microsoft’s infamous WordArt for your modern-day website.<p>You remember what I mean, right? Sites all over the Web that used to feature glorious pages like this:<p>Font effects can be applied to …

Typography