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Top 5 best cheap smartphones 2013

Strapped for cash or just looking for maximum bang for your buck? Here are the five best budget mobiles money can buy

Radeon R9 290/290X review

Forged with its latest GCN 1.1 architecture at centre, the AMD R9 290X sports a cutting edge Hawaii XT chipset that sets out to better Nvidia's cards …

Top 10 Best Android Tablets in the World 2013

Not an iPad fan? Android is the way to go. Here's Techradar's list of the top 10 best Android tablets in the world today<p>The iPad isn't the only tablet on the market this Christmas.<p>There's a big choice of android devices available, with even Tesco jumping on the tablet bandwagon with their own …

How would you change Toshiba's Satellite U845?

When you're building a laptop to a price point, there's a fine line between success and failure. Take the Toshiba Satellite U845, an Ultrabook priced at the reasonably slender $750. When we placed it in the hands of our resident laptop critic, she found that the tasteful, pleasing design and sturdy …

Google buys military robot-maker Boston Dynamics

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1037000/1037334_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524705076_9343d46d1cfac4e4f639d0e38ef47ede<p><b>Google has acquired the engineering company that developed Cheetah, the world's fastest-running robot and other animal-based mobile research</b> …

How do I tackle WiFi interference?

Chances are that someone nearby has recently installed a wireless device, says Rick Maybury<p><i>My wireless central heating thermostat, which has been working for 8 years, suddenly failed. A garage door opener on the same frequency now needs to be much closer to the receiver than in the past. British</i> …

Top tips for switching broadband provider

Fed up with poor service from your broadband provider? Here's how you can switch<p>The UK has some of the lowest prices available for fixed broadband services, according to Ofcom's latest International Communications Market Report, but many customers are not actually paying the lowest prices, because …

12 tips for improving your broadband connection speed

There is nothing more annoying then your broadband suddenly slowing down while you're streaming your favorite TV show. Here's how you can bring things back up to speed.<p>Average fixed broadband speeds have risen dramatically over the last five years, with the UK's average download speed hitting …

Litecoin 101: A Software Guide To Mining With Windows

<b>Update: Some changes in the cryptocurrency mining space have rendered this guide outdated. I’m currently preparing a new guide using different software, for both AMD and Nvidia miners.</b><p>If you have spare AMD Radeon graphics cards lying around, and energy rates that aren’t stratospheric, mining a …

Litecoin 101: How To Build Your Own Mining Rigs

<b>UPDATE 1:</b> A Software Guide To Mining With Windows is now live<p><b>UPDATE 2:</b> I’ve recently switched my mining hardware to Dogecoin due to its rising popularity and lower difficulty. I’ve found it to be more profitable, and it may be worth pursuing depending on your specific situations.<p><b>UPDATE 3</b>: Nvidia …

The Future Of The iPhone, If Unbound By The Requirements Of Reality

Apple has taught us to dream.<p>When the company launched game-changing products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Apple made us feel like the future we picture in our minds will one day be a reality. And here we are, with Elon Musk working on flying cars while Pebble and friends put your smartphone on …

Hands on with LG’s curved, self-healing G Flex smartphone

Unlike most new smartphones I’ve seen this year, the LG G Flex genuinely surprised me. And not just because of its curved design or the fact that …

New Cut the Rope 2 Game Drops On December 19, Check Out The Video Preview

We’ve seen the global success of games like Angry Birds from Rovio, but while the latter has $42m in funding, ZeptoLab, who is sitting on 400 million downloads of its Cut the Rope game since its 2010 launch, has taken zero external financing.<p>That’s pretty amazing when you think about it, and this …

Valve's SteamOS download goes live, experienced Linux users can grab it now - Pocket-lint

Valve's SteamOS is now available for download, as promised.<p>Valve announced earlier this week that it would ship Steam Machine prototypes to 300 beta …

Google buys Boston Dynamics, the world’s scariest robot developer

Google(s goog) revealed last week that it was getting into the robot-building game in a big way, in order to push into the manufacturing and …

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SteamOS, Steam Machines and Steam Controller: Everything you need to know - Pocket-lint

Valve has long shown dominance in the PC gaming arena, thanks to its Steam software that has been the go-to place to download PC-based games since …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

Tech Analysis: Next-generation game broadcasting

It's a game-changer. No longer the preserve of those who invest in specialist capture equipment, the arrival of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 allows …

23 Tricks To Take The Stress Out Of Wrapping Gifts

You've found the perfect presents, lugged them home, and now you have to put in EVEN MORE EFFORT?! Never fear: you'll get through this.

10 Names Parents Gave Their Kids In 2013 That Should Count As Abuse

BabyCenter has the unenviable assignment of keeping track of the names, both good and terrible, parents give to their kids. We won’t know this year’s 10 most popular choices for both boys and girls until May, though it’s predicted Sophia and Jackson will top the lists, but according to the …

Micro Python: more powerful than Arduino, simpler than the Raspberry Pi

University of Cambridge theoretical physicist Damien George has built a tiny microcontroller that is more powerful than Arduino and far simpler than …

Is your computer slow? 10 ways to make it run faster

There's nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, especially when you know it still has legs in it.<p>Rather than buying a new laptop or PC, here are 10 ways of avoiding a costly new purchase by making your old computer run faster.<p>1. Uninstall unused programs<p>New PCs come with a whole load of …

Swann Quad Starship has 330 Foot Range

Swann is a company that made its name in home security with things like cameras. The company branched out into RC toys and sells for interesting …

Up-close with a Bitcoin mining powerhouse (video)

Alex Lawn is in New York on a pitstop, arriving in from Sweden on his way to next week's Inside Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas. He hasn't slept much. The way he describes it, no one at KnCMiner does much sleeping these days, as the company races to become the driving force in the rapidly expanding …

How To Mine Bitcoins

Mining bitcoins – a process that helps manage bitcoin transactions as well as create new “wealth” – is the new Beanie Babies. Luckily for us, however, bitcoins seem to be going up in value and should maintain their value over time, unlike your mint condition Tiny the stuffed Chihuahua.<p>But how do …

Titanfall Weekly: Maps and Modes

Smartphone screen repair: seven DIY fixes

iPhone screen repair after scratches or cracks can often be expensive, so Daniel Johnson brings you seven cheap DIY fixes<p>Mobile phones are not as indestructible as the small-screened handsets of old. You could almost throw the Nokia 5210 on the floor and there would be little discernable damage to …

18 Of The Goofiest Red Carpet Bloopers Ever Lead The Daily Links

Plus stoned ghost hunters burn down a mansion, amazing man caves in rural Australia, and scientific explanation for why gamers can't stop playing first-person shooters.