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The Trouble With 4K: Where's The 4K Content, And Will It Be Any Good When It Gets Here? [Updated]

<b>[UPDATE: Since writing the feature below, Amazon has launched a 4K/UHD streaming service, details of which can be found here. The Ultraflix 4K platform has started to appear on Samsung, Vizio and Hisense TVs in some territories. And rumours - though they're nothing more than that at this stage -</b> …

MSI (almost) has the thinnest pro laptop ever

Bragging rights are a tricky thing. It's easy to <i>say</i> that you're the first or best, but backing up that claim is another matter. Take MSI's brand new WS60, for example. The company bills the 15-inch laptop as the "world's thinnest and lightest mobile workstation," and it's definitely on the …

The Moto 360 will work with this stylish wireless charger

We now know more info about the hotly anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch from Motorola, thanks to a series of photos from <i>Mister Gadget</i>, aka Luca Viscardi. The foremost detail is a wireless inductive charger that looks easy to use -- no small thing, since that fancy display will no doubt eat the …

Leaked Sony Xperia Z3 Photos Reveal Case Design

Leaked images of the rumoured and highly anticipated Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone have been published online today revealing the outer case design and a …

Lenovo announces the 6-inch QHD Vibe Z2 Pro

Lenovo, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor last quarter, has officially unveiled its new six inch smartphone – the Vibe Z2 Pro.<p>Earlier rumors suggesting that the handset would arrive with a Quad HD display turned out to be spot on, the Vibe Z2 Pro comes packing a mighty 6-inch 2,560×1,440 …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 to hit 25 more countries as losses mount

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is set to arrive in 25 more countries including the UK, most of Europe and China on August 28th. It's been up for pre-order in many of those regions for a while now, but will finally start to ship by month's end. The 12-inch model has been treated more kindly in reviews …

Russian hackers reportedly amassed 1.2 billion username-password combinations

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Blazej Lyjak<p>More than half a billion email addresses, and 1.2 billion username and password …

Surface Pro 3 headed to 25 new markets from August 28

From August 28, the Surface Pro 3 will be available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, …

Uber's latest service has you splitting your ride fare with strangers

Uber likes to undercut conventional taxi pricing, but it can get expensive if you're by your lonesome -- just ask anyone who has had to pay surge pricing to get to the airport. You may not have to cough up the full amount the next time you're going solo, though. The company has just launched the …

Chinese Cortana has 24 personae, US version gets 6 new animations

Liking the Xiao Na persona? If so, you'll be interested to know that the Chinese Cortana has 24 different animations, which are triggered based on …

Telecom Italia continues Brazil review as H1 fails to impress

Telecom Italia said it will continue to review the options for its Brazilian business, as a weak economic climate continued to weigh on its …

MacBooks and iPads off the menu for Chinese government departments, report says

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Days after China removed foreign security vendors from its procurement lists for government departments, it has reportedly done …

Sprint quits T-Mobile US bid; CEO Hesse to be replaced - reports

Sprint has given up its quest to acquire T-Mobile US, according to various media reports which also say CEO Dan Hesse will step down from Sprint in …

Apple and Samsung move toward patent peace

Apple and Samsung are reported to have dropped a number of patent actions worldwide, although a long-running spat between the two in the US remains …

Microsoft publishes changelog detailing new features in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

<b>Folders:</b> Folders let you organize your Start screen the way you want. Just push one Tile on top of another one to create a folder and get</b> …

Xbox One available for pre-order in India for Rs.39,990, exclusive to Amazon

Amazon is incentivising the pre-orders of the console by giving away offers of up to Rs. 10,000 for the first 1,000 customers. The promotion includes …

US destroys 60 percent of Syria chemicals

The United States has informed the UN Security Council that it has neutralised about 60 percent of Syria's most toxic chemicals.<p>Mark Lyall Grant, the British ambassador to the UN and the current president of the Security Council, said that the US made the report after a video-conference briefing by …

Polish PM says threat of Russia's intervention in Ukraine has risen

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Wednesday the threat of a direct intervention by Russia’s military in Ukraine has risen over the last couple of days.<p>Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk walks after voting at parliament in Warsaw July 11, 2014. The Polish parliament on …

Death toll in southern China quake rises to 589

LUDIAN, China (AP) — The death toll in southern China's earthquake jumped from 410 to 589 on Wednesday as search and rescue teams found scores more …

Iraqi Yazidi lawmaker: 'Hundreds of my people are being slaughtered'

When radical Islamist fighters stormed the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar over the weekend, the Yazidi minority who call it home fled into the surrounding mountains in fear of their lives.<p>Now, trapped without food, water or medical care in the summer heat, thousands of families are in desperate need …

OKCupid: we experiment on users. Everyone does

Dating service OkCupid has cheerfully admitted to manipulating what it shows users, a month after Facebook faced a storm of protest when it revealed that it had conducted psychological experiments.<p>Christian Rudder, OkCupid’s co-founder and data scientist, posted three examples of experiments the …

Android or Windows? HTC becomes the first to let you decide with the One M8

<i>Read our full HTC One M8 with Windows review.</i><p>HTC has announced a new version of the One M8, which replaces the Android operating system with …

iPhone 6 screen won't be made of sapphire, analysts claim

Low production yields of the tough but pricey material means it won't surface on the next iPhone in time for a September launch, Trendforce analysts conclude.<p>Repeated rumors have suggested that the iPhone 6 will sport a sapphire-glass screen, but some analysts are throwing cold water on that …

Mobile Technology

How To Buy Xbox One Games on Your PC or Mac

With this month’s Xbox One update Microsoft finally started catching up with Sony’s PS4. To be clear, the Xbox One update didn’t introduce any …