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Indian-origin scientists develop a new Wi-Fi system that uses 10,000 times less power

Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have demonstrated that it is possible to generate Wi-Fi transmissions using 10,000 times less power …

VAIO, Toshiba, and Fujitsu to unite into a new PC giant

A new Japanese PC giant could be about to emerge. <i>Bloomberg News</i> reports that VAIO, the spin off from Sony's PC brand, is nearing a deal to combine itself with Toshiba and Fujitsu's PC businesses. The merged result will create a significant rival to Lenovo NEC, Japan's biggest PC maker. While there …

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How do I become ... a record producer?

Steve Levine explains how skills he gained working as a studio ‘tape op’ led to him producing multi-platinum Culture Club albums and starting his own label<p>Music producer Steve Levine always knew he wanted a career in music. “I grew up listening to the sound of reggae, ska and Motown in the early …

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The OnePlus 2 now costs $349

If you need a high-end phone but have budget issues, OnePlus has permanently lowered the price of its OnePlus 2 smartphone from $389 to $349 (€345 and £249 in Europe and the UK). That makes it just $100 more than its entry-level OnePlus X phone, and could push it from "kinda expensive" to "okay, I …

Pirating Group to Stop Cracking Some Games to Evaluate Impact on Sales

China-based cracking group 3DM, the team that recently said anti-piracy measures on PC games will be so advanced by 2018 that it may bring about an end to pirated games, has made another big announcement.<p>TorrentFreak reports that 3DM leader "Bird Sister" wrote on her blog that the group will stop …

The HTC Vive isn't limited to perfectly square rooms

I'm not gonna lie: I was jealous when I heard that my colleague Sean Buckley got to play <i>12</i> virtual reality games in Seattle last week. (He even moaned about it later.) I got to try "only" four on the Vive Pre at HTC's Taipei headquarters. But that's OK, because in the end I also had a blast -- to …

Fitbit’s new wearable is a fitness watch called Blaze

How do you compete in a growing smartwatch market without making a smartwatch?<p>You make a dedicated fitness watch, one with smart notifications, but without all of the third-party app complications that come with a full-featured smartwatch. At least, that’s what Fitbit’s strategy seems to be; last …

Wearable Tech

Work out at home: easy exercises to try in 2016

Are you keen to add some healthy habits to your routine in 2016? Exercise can help to ease the stresses of work, boost your endorphins and keep you energised.<p>If you work from home, next time you need a break instead of staring out of the window or getting agitated, why not try a few office-based …

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