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Intel's power-saving Haswell chips to boost laptop battery life by 50 per cent

Apple MacBooks and Windows laptops with Intel's new Haswell chips will benefit from a 50 per cent boost in battery life, the company has claimed.<p>The …

Batteries

guide4games.com

Best high resolution and multi GPU graphics cards: 10 reviewed

Want to justify that £829 graphics card you just bought? Need to figure out how to drive that massive-o-screen that almost melted your credit card? …

Computer Hardware

More sources say Intel Atom to power Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3

Intel has scored a mobile win with Samsung and will power at least one Galaxy tablet in the near future says VentureBeat. The site’s sources on …

HGST's 1.5TB laptop drive is the densest hard disk available

If you're looking for pure storage for the dollar, SSDs have nothing on good old hard disks. And WD subsidiary HGST has packed more gigabytes into a smaller space than ever before with the new Travelstar 5K1500. It's a 2.5-inch, 9.5mm thin model packing 1.5TB, giving your notebook a huge shot of …

AMD Radeon HD 7990 says hello, plays a bit of Battlefield 4 at GDC

Gamers were down-right spoiled at this year's GDC with a full 17 minutes of beautiful Battlefield 4 in-game footage. Minds blown, AMD took responsibility for the part it played in the mess, admitting the demo was running on its Radeon HD 7990 graphics card. It's the first time the company's …

How overclocking your monitor really can work

Ambivalent at the best of times. That's pretty much my attitude to overclocking PCs.<p>The fact is, you usually can't feel the difference between an …

Computer Hardware

Intel: Haswell will boost laptop battery life by 50 percent

When Intel launched Haswell, it promised a generational leap in battery life, and now the chip giant's talking numbers to back that up. Architecture Group VP Rani Borkar said that laptops packing the chipset should get 50 percent more battery life than current Ivy Bridge models and go up to 20 …

Intel wants to kill the traditional server rack with 100Gbps links

New rack design disaggregates and shares CPU, storage, and network components.<p>Intel is working to replace the traditional server rack with a more …

Logitech Leans On Science For Updated Line Of PC Gaming Accessories

Logitech is no stranger to the accessory market. From universal remote controls to laptop cooling pads to my favorite iPad keyboard, the company covers the bases. With today’s announcement of a refreshed line of PC accessories, Logitech seems to be improving their focus on PC gamers — and they’re …

Asus rolls out new P9X79-E WS mainboard with support for four-way graphics

Asus has announced a new motherboard that gamers and computer enthusiast’s building up a high-end PC will certainly lust over. The new motherboard is …

Intel’s Next-Gen Thunderbolt Will Leave USB in the Dust

By 2014, USB 3.0 will see its data-transfer speed of 5 gigabits per second increased to 10Gbps. And even then, it will still be just half as fast as …

5 Common Misconceptions That Destroy Computers

Look, not everyone is a computer genius. I know that. The computer guy who hates you knows that. I'm sure that when cars came out, the first …

Haswell chip primer: How Intel pinches power

How serious is Intel about battery life on its next processor? Very.<p>On Thursday, the world's largest chipmaker hauled out two chip experts to brief journalists on the ways Intel's fourth-generation core processor, aka Haswell, reduces power consumption and boosts battery life.<p>Intel is claiming a 50 …

Computer Hardware

Meet NVIDIA's New GTX 780: Titan-Like Performance For $350 Less

At some point during the GeForce GTX 780 briefing I had last week, someone playfully uttered the phrase “Titan junior.” And while NVIDIA has transferred the Titan’s premium chrome and black design to the GTX 780, I didn’t grasp how accurate that statement was until I spent several hours running …

Are My Old Computer Parts Worth Any Money?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I read your guide to what to do with my old computer parts, but I'm interested in your last suggestion: selling them and making some …

Personal Finance

The Legend of Zelda inventory recreated using a 3D printer

Hyrule Foundry, a blog dedicated to the Legend of Zelda universe and 3D printing technology, shared photos of <i>The Legend of Zelda</i>'s item collection, recreated through the use of a 3D printer.<p>The full set features 32 items, including rupees, a boss key, swords, boomerangs and bombs. In a post …

Nintendo details its pre-E3 2013 'Wii U Software Showcase'

In lieu of holding a large-scale press conference at E3 2013, Nintendo will host a "Wii U Software Showcase" for media, featuring hands-on time with Wii U titles and remarks from game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aime, just prior to the expo's opening.<p>According …

Dead Space Plasma Cutter replica uses lasers to burn through wood, plastic

Laser-Gadgets founder and crafter Patrick Priebe created a low-level working replica of Dead Space's Plasma Cutter.<p>Priebe, whose previous works include an Iron Man gauntlet, laser tool and flame glove, demonstrates the Plasma Cutter's power to burn through wood and plastic in the video above. …

Xbox One: our first look at the new console, controller, and Kinect

After Microsoft's big reveal, we've finally had time to get a closer look at the new Xbox One, the Kinect 2, and the new controller for the new console. For the most part, they're more tweaks on the existing devices than huge changes to what already exists – the console is a big, wide, flat …

Xbox One-exclusive 'Quantum Break' aims to blend TV with gaming for a 'revolutionary entertainment experience'

Microsoft has just launched its new Xbox One, and one of the first confirmed games for the next-generation console is <i>Quantum Break</i>. Created by Remedy Entertainment, the team behind <i>Max Payne</i> and <i>Alan Wake</i>, and produced by Microsoft Studios, the game was announced alongside Microsoft's <i>Forza</i> and a …

First wave of Xbox One games includes 'FIFA 14,' 'Forza 5,' 'Call of Duty: Ghosts,' and 'Madden NFL 25'

Microsoft just unveiled its next-generation Xbox, and in addition to the console itself, the company also revealed some of the games that will be coming to the platform. Electronic Arts announced a quartet of sports games, including <i>Madden NFL 25</i>, <i>NBA Live 14</i>, <i>EA Sports UFC,</i> and the previously …

Microsoft Unveils ‘Xbox One’ An All-In-One Entertainment Hub

- May 21, 2013<p>Microsoft unveiled their next generation console on Tuesday. In an event hosted at its Redmond, WA campus, Microsoft took the wraps off …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4

Ah, now we can finally compare the two. Pretty much. With Microsoft's Xbox One cat out of the bag, at last both it and that other yes-it's-been-announced-but-no-we-don't-know-every-detail console, the PlayStation 4, can be put under our powerful, analytical virtual microscopes.<p>There are still …

James Martin

Xbox One Is The First Games Console For People Who Don't Like Games

At last: a game console that doesn't require gaming.<p>"PlayStation" is a literal description of what you do with it: it's a station at which you play. Nintendo has released systems with "game" in the name--Game Boy, GameCube. But Xbox doesn't mean much of anything. Originally it stood for, in …

Will you buy an Xbox One or PlayStation 4?

What's hotter -- the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4?<p>This year kicked off a new chapter in gaming history as Microsoft and Sony revealed their next-generation consoles, which are destined to rule living rooms (and hands) around the world. Of course, Nintendo also had its fun with the Wii U, but …

Gaming

Xbox One not backwards compatible, supports used games and offline connection [UPDATE]

Some key questions that many people have about the new Xbox One weren’t answered in the keynote during today’s unveiling, but Microsoft confirmed …