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Microsoft bypasses ‘Windows 9’ to unveil latest operating system. Hands on: Windows 10 review: Microsoft tries to strike a balance for every kind of user

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Oct 2014

Microsoft bypasses ‘Windows 9’ to unveil latest operating system. Hands on: Windows 10 review: Microsoft tries to strike a balance for every kind of user

Our early verdict “Practical productivity improvements designed to win over the desktop and mouse users make the Windows 10 technical preview useful but not exciting.” For Snapping and virtual desktops gives options for arranging windows Command prompt gets familiar keyboard shortcuts Charms bar evolves to fit the desktop Against Nothing new for touch fans Resizing options for the Start menu can be confusing Yes, the...

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Fire Phone: is Amazon’s foray into the smartphone space a success?

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Sep 2014

Fire Phone: is Amazon’s foray into the smartphone space a success?

Verdict “The Fire Phone is a shopping tool for Amazon with some phone features baked in” For Easy Amazon shopping Decent battery life 24/7 live tech support Against Unintuitive UI 720p display Expensive Jumping into a highly competitive space, like the smartphone market, is risky. But if there’s a company out there that could do it with a chance of success, it’s Amazon. Its new...

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The VR race: who’s closest to making VR a reality?

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Sep 2014

The VR race: who’s closest to making VR a reality?

Analysis Virtual reality competes for our attention When it comes to emerging technologies, numerous tech companies appear to be eyeing virtual reality as a veritable New World ripe for plunder. The technology itself, of course, has existed for decades in one form or another; however, it’s only been able to offer little more than novel functionality for consumer-facing markets. But VR technology has evolved dramatically...

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OnePlus wants to start selling the One like a normal company

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Aug 2014

OnePlus wants to start selling the One like a normal company

The OnePlus One really rocks The OnePlus One is one of the coolest new phones on the market, perhaps partially because you need an invitation just to buy one. But OnePlus will prove that exclusivity isn’t the One’s only appeal when it starts selling the phone normally this fall. The company said during a Reddit ask-me-anything Q&A session that it hopes to open the phone...

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Could Windows 9 launch Microsoft back into business? Windows ‘Threshold’ (Windows 9?) preview could go live in September

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Aug 2014

Could Windows 9 launch Microsoft back into business? Windows ‘Threshold’ (Windows 9?) preview could go live in September

Windows could definitely use an overhaul The next major update to Windows, currently being called Windows Threshold, could arrive in preview form as soon as late September. That’s according to ZDNet, whose unnamed sources said a Windows Threshold “technology preview” will go live in early October at the latest. “Threshold” is thought to be the code name for Windows 9, though Microsoft has yet to...

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Nvidia cooked up its own AR headset – should Google Glass be worried?

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Aug 2014

Nvidia cooked up its own AR headset – should Google Glass be worried?

Glassholes could soon be a thing of the past Take that, Glassholes! (credit: SlashGear) Google may have gotten there first, but Nvidia could wind up having the last laugh when it comes to improving head-mounted displays thanks new technology that takes the bulkiness out of eyeglass wearables. Nvidia and researchers from the University of North Carolina have teamed up to build Pinlight Displays, a more...

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Google Glass Explorer Edition upgrades to 2GB of RAM in the US and UK. Is it worth the price now?

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Aug 2014

Google Glass Explorer Edition upgrades to 2GB of RAM in the US and UK. Is it worth the price now?

TechRadar’s verdict “Google has created the most sought-after sci-fi-looking gadget that everyone wants to wear at least once. But its uses are currently limited and a Google Glass consumer edition is due out this year. Not everyone will get their money’s worth with this one-of-a-kind novelty.” For Slick, comfortable design Easy-to-take hands-free photos Google Now rocks Head-tracking navigation is surreal Conversation starter Against Outrageously expensive...

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Sony outs its first ever curved 4K TV

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Aug 2014

Sony outs its first ever curved 4K TV

Not to be left out of the fun, Sony has just announced its own curved TV debut, the Bravia S90, ahead of the IFA 2014 trade show. The TV come in 65-inch and 75-inch versions, and arrives with 4K Ultra HD resolution and curved design that hopes to give you a bit more immersion for your money. Unlike Samsung’s Bendable TV, Sony’s is fixed in...

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Save £90 on Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones

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Aug 2014

Save £90 on Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones are now available for only £179.99 at Amazon for a limited time. In our review of the wireless versions, we said “These are some of the best looking headphones around and are both utilitarian and understated in their design. Most headphones in this price range typically offer more features or value-added content, but if you can live without all...

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Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

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Aug 2014

Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

Scientists have dreamed of painting solar cells to generate energy on just about any surface, but efficiency has been a problem; researchers were happy to get one percent just a couple of years ago.  At last, though, it looks like viable paint-on power is close at hand.  A team at the University of Sheffield has developed spray-on cells that should be both cheap and capable. ...

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