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Nvidia's Titan X: The 4K Gaming Graphics Card You've Been Waiting For

Let’s skip the foreplay. Nvidia’s Titan X is the best single-GPU graphics card on the market, and a remarkable feat of engineering. This is an inarguable conclusion. <i>If</i> cost is no concern and you want exceptional 1440p gaming and/or surprisingly strong 4K gaming from a single-GPU graphics card …

Computer Hardware

Genesis Duo 3D Printer With Dual Extruder Launches Next Week For $349

A new 3D printer has been unveiled this week in the form of the Genesis Duo which has been designed to provide dual extruders for users to enjoy.<p>X3D …

The Modern JavaScript Developer’s Toolbox

<i>The Web Platform has gone a long way since HTML5 was first made popular and people started looking into JavaScript as a language that could do build</i> …

JavaScript

IMASD Click-ARM One promises the modular tablet dream

This year might be a year for modular mobile devices. Or at least the attempt to market these things. On the smartphone front, we have a lot of them, …

This is what happens to your brain when you stop eating sugar

I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Penn., “Chocolate Capital of the World,” doesn’t help either of us.<p>But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave up sweets for Lent. I can’t say that I’m …

Neuroscience

Scientists 'grow' replica of the Crown Jewels

Ingredients from common household items such as drain unblocker, sandpaper and antiseptic cream are used to reproduce the Imperial State Crown<p>Scientists have got their hands on part of the Crown Jewels, by making their own.<p>Leading physicists have grown a replica of the Imperial State Crown, a key …

Dump your iPhone or Android smartphone, and go modular

Tourists who visit my home country of Croatia soon notice that a hallmark (besides beautiful beaches, fortified cities and wondrous sites of ancient …

New Matter raises $6.5M to deliver on its crowdfunded 3D printer

Image copyright New Matter.New Matter’s MOD-t, one of the hit crowdfunded 3D printers of 2014, is nearing its shipment day, and the startup announced …

3D Printing

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Wi-Fi

Google Translate Update May Save You A Lot Of Money

Your smartphone is about to become your best friend when traveling abroad, even if you don't want to shell out big bucks for an international data plan. An update to the Google Translate app, announced Wednesday, will add the ability to translate printed text by aiming your phone's camera at it -- …

Google Translate

World's first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China

A Chinese company has successfully 3D printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100 square metre villa from a special print material.<p>While architectural firms compete with their designs for 3D-printed dwellings, one company in China has quietly been setting about getting the job done. In …

3D Printing

A cheap solution for multi-color desktop 3D printing is coming

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Spectrom<p>The biggest hurdle to bringing full-color desktop 3D printing to all is really a software problem, and a …

Check Out This Stunning Port-A-Loo Christmas Light Show Set To A Cappella Music

Service Sanitation has a very unique way to show off their products this festive season.<p>The port-a-potty company used coloured lights in the roofs of …

It's Suddenly Super Easy to Buy The Most Exclusive Android Phone

The Chinese-made OnePlus One is widely considered one of the best Android phones on the market — but it’s also been incredibly difficult to purchase. …

Google-Backed Home DNA Screening Banned In America Comes To The UK

The company behind a controversial genetic test that claims to reveal your risk of cancer or Alzheimer's has defended its decision to launch in the …

Apple gets patent to prevent cracked screens by rotating iPhones as they fall

Can science save our iPhones from a big fall?<p>Apple was granted a patent on Tuesday (first reported by <i>AppleInsider</i>) that outlines technology that …

Ex-Skypers unveil Wire app, offering voice, messaging and more

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Wire<p>Skype co-founder Janus Friis is backing a new communications network called Wire, which is based out of Zug, …

YotaPhone 2 UK Pre-orders To Start Today

The YotaPhone 2 is now official, and the company will apparently start taking pre-orders on the device later today, the handset comes with Android …

Billion-dollar Apple iPod antitrust lawsuit gets under way in US court

Statements by the late Steve Jobs central to trial, which sees Apple accused of unfair tactics for digital music dominance<p>Steve Jobs had a few terse words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a programme that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play …

China builds computer network impenetrable to hackers

China is building the world’s first long-distance quantum encryption network, a 1,200-mile line between Beijing and Shanghai that will be theoretically unhackable<p><b>China</b> will soon have the world's most secure major computer network, making communications between Beijing and Shanghai impenetrable to …

New Initiative Aims To Help Novice Coders Find Jobs

Codeacademy, a startup that teaches people how to code, is teaming up with similar organizations to create a coalition of computer programming education providers to help prospective programmers land jobs after completing their training.<p>This coalition, called ReskillUSA, aims to help the …

It’s all about the fractals: How goTenna designed its off-grid messaging device

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: goTenna<p>goTenna is only a few months away from shipping its first device, a messaging baton that can communicate in …

Vsenn is a mystery modular smartphone project that promises 4 years of Android updates

(Preface: All images featured in this article are taken from Google’s Project Ara. The device in question here has yet to be unveiled).<p>Modular mobiles are of a somewhat contentious nature. On the one hand, the ability to customize and replace specific parts of your phone is the perfect panacea to …

Mobile Technology

Google Brings Its Dart Programming Language To App Engine

Earlier this year at its I/O developer conference, Google quietly announced plans for supporting its Dart Programming language on App Engine. It’s taken a bit longer than many expected, but starting today, developers can run their Dart server-side application on Google App Engine’s Manage VMs.<p>Dart …

At just 4.85mm, Oppo R5 is the world's slimmest smartphone

Step aside, Gionee, as your record for the world's slimmest smartphone has just been beaten by a fellow Chinese manufacturer. Oppo's R5, the successor to the Asia-only R3, comes in at just 4.85mm thick, thus beating the 5.15mm-thick Elife S5.1 from Gionee. Despite the crazy thin metallic body, the …

Inside a Russian malware scheme that hijacked 500,000 computers

The group stayed under the radar and ahead of antivirus scans<p>At its peak, the malware ring had control of half a million computers, using keystroke logging to harvest banking passwords and then putting the computers to work in a botnet. By growing slowly and staying one step ahead of anti-virus …

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Intel Releases $99 “Minnowboard Max,” An Open-Source Single-Board Computer

Not to be outflanked by rivals, Intel has released the $99 Minnowboard Max, a tiny single-board computer that runs Linux and Android. It is completely open source – you can check out the firmware and software here – and runs a 1.91GHz Atom E3845 processor.<p>The board’s schematics are also available …

110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years

It's never easy to predict the future. But as PM's 110th anniversary celebration draws to a close, we've decided to try. Here are 110 ambitious ideas for the decades ahead.<p><b>2012—2022</b><p><b>· People will be fluent in every language.</b> With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won't be …

How to build a universe for $40m

<b>If you were given $40m (£24m), what would you spend it on?</b><p>Buy a yacht and sail the world, lie on a beach all day or put it all on red at a Vegas casino?<p>Chris Roberts has that much to spend and he is using it to build a universe.<p>Mr Roberts is not entirely free to use the cash as he wishes because …

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