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Christmas comes late for fanbois as Apple wearable release slips into early 2015

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:52:08 GMT

Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for iWatch

Apple is not set to unleash a wearable device at Cupertino's iPhone 6 event on 9 September, it has been reported.…

Alienware inserts EVEN MORE ALIEN into redesigned Area-51 gaming PC

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:11:55 GMT

Don't hex me, man

Pics Alienware has spent five years honing its Area-51 gaming PC, and - in the process - has sexed up the beast with a menacing new "triad chassis" design.…

Boiling point: Tech and the perfect cuppa

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:02:03 GMT

Smart ways to let off steam

Review Last week, coffee drinkers were treated to some alternative brewing techniques. So, is there any special gadgetry for those with a taste for tea? Jennifer Newton discovers there’s more to letting off steam than meets the eye.

Intel unleashed octo-core speed demon for the power-crazed crowd

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:05:12 GMT

Haswell-E processors designed for gamers and workstation crowds

Intel has released its first eight-core desktop chip, the Intel Core i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition, formerly known as Haswell-E, along with two other slightly slower chips.…

Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:34:06 GMT

... And everywhere else too

Android made further inroads into the US market at the expense of Apple, according to latest market share snapshot from tech analyst Kantar. Meanwhile, Windows Phone has stalled in 2014.…

Larger iPad could target big biz, save Apple from low-end scrum

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:58:03 GMT

12.9-inch iPad to reverse tablet slowdown?

Analysis As has been increasingly the case with smartphones, the tablet market is shifting away from an Apple/Samsung head-to-head, and becoming a free-for-all.…

Nokia: Read our Maps, Samsung – we're HERE for the Gear

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:43:34 GMT

Only on the Tizen smartwatch...

Getting Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer, to use Nokia's HERE Maps is a huge win.…

Google's 'Captain Moonshot': I will BOMB you with DELIVERIES

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:56:53 GMT

Project Wing tests auto-craft for remote drops

Google has unveiled a new programme to build autonomous delivery drones that are capable of carrying items into remote areas.…

End of buttons? Apple looks to patent animating iPhone sidewalls

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:35:58 GMT

Filing suggests handset with display strips

Apple has filed for a patent on technology to put small displays in the sidewalls of a smartphone.…

One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:58:10 GMT

Latest cleaner available for world+dog in September

Vid Video of Dyson's new hoover, sucking away.

Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New MacBook THINNER THAN EVER

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:02:02 GMT

'Supply chain sources' give up the goss on new iLappy

Apple is preparing to release a MacBook which tabloid newspapers might describe as "worryingly thin", supply chain sources have claimed.…

Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:56:06 GMT

Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?

Samsung's Gear S appears to have pipped Apple's iWatch to the post.…

Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:03:06 GMT

Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner

Review Seldom has a device been so reviled and praised at the same time. But is Google Glass the future of wearable connectivity or simply the toy of the self-appointed tech elite?…

Chipzilla gives birth to a TINY comms chip

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:03:03 GMT

Eensy-weensy 3G for Internet of Things

Intel has shrunk a 3G-plus-power amplifier combo with a 300 square millimetre footprint, which it's targeting at Internet of Things applications.…

Qualcomm to get it from both sides? EU probe may be coming – report

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:32:06 GMT

China's 'monopoly' probe has already begun

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm could be facing into an antitrust probe from the EU at the same time as it fends off a similar investigation in China, according to Reuters.…

Ouch... right in the VIDEO GAME: Lizard Squad attacks XBox, Twitch

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:29:05 GMT

Hacktivists must really hate gamers

The hacker crew calling itself the "Lizard Squad" has followed up on high profile assaults on Sony over the weekend with online attacks on Xbox Live and Twitch, a broadcast platform for gamers.…

Tim Cook: I'm NOT worried about CRAP iPad sales. It's just a 'speedbump'

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:58:03 GMT

'We couldn’t be happier with how we’ve done'

Tim Cook has claimed the slowdown in fondleslab sales is not a sign of Apple's imminent demise, but merely a "speedbump" along the path to tablet world domination.…


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:18:10 GMT

Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!

Apple is preparing to turn its relatively humble fondleslab into a monster hand advertising billboard.…

Finally, a practical use for 3D printing: Helping surgeons rehearse

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:02:04 GMT

Measure twice, cut once: Have a poke before going into theatre

A mix of 3D printing, medical imaging and software which joins the two together is helping reduce the length of time taken to complete certain complex operations.…

Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:02:11 GMT

More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it...

Review You might think that as a purveyor of a nifty compact computer selling in the millions, you’d consider two years after the debut of your first offering that it was high time you tempted back the buyers with a go-faster, more capacious and shinier model. Heck, Apple and others don’t even wait that long: they upgrade products year in, year out.…

PhabletPhace: All the cool kids are doing it in Asia

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:53:08 GMT

Phát, smart and happy

Large smartphones, aka “phablets” have have captured a big (fondle)slab of the mobile phone market in Asia.…

Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:05:47 GMT

Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week

HP has recalled more than six million power leads after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission warned the kit was starting fires.…

Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:17:47 GMT

Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?

California's governor Jerry Brown has signed off on a bill that requires any manufacturer selling smartphones in the Golden State to install a kill switch capable of bricking the handset.…

LG pokes G3 Stylus at Samsung's Galaxy Note

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:01:09 GMT

Want more? You'll have to wait for IFA

The mobile phone company once known as "Lucky Goldstar" has taken a trip back into the past and will launch a phablet with a stylus at German phonefest IFA.…

Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:02:09 GMT

Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement

Apple has started a free battery replacement scheme for fanbois whose iPhone 5s were cursed with premature power drainage.…

Next moneybags kingpins of tech: Fondleslab game devs

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:01:10 GMT

Tablet games market to swell to $13 beeelllion - analyst

The fondleslab games market is set to grow to a comparatively mammoth $13.3bn by the end of the decade, new research from Juniper has predicted.…

Will It Blend? Maybe. BlackBerry’s secret comeback weapon

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:26:05 GMT

The Desktop PIM buddy: A 1990s idea finally done right?

Former smartphone giant BlackBerry has another trick up its sleeve for its comeback, alongside the oddest looking phone in recent years. The Passport is expected to be unveiled next month, along with an intriguing bit of software, the as-yet-unannounced BlackBerry Blend.…

Huawei: 'Tizen has no chance', Windows Phone is 'difficult'... it's Android all the way

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:18:07 GMT

One OS to lead them all

+Comment Richard Yu, the head of Huawei's consumer business group, has said that he sees an Android future for the company.…

Six of the best gaming keyboard and mouse combos

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:35:04 GMT

Fingers on buttons, teams

Product round-up I would like to think my gaming skills make me invincible but if I ever do get pwned it’s always easiest to blame the hardware.…

Wearables market set to EXPLODE... Wait, is that a STRAP-ON chair?

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:04:07 GMT

It's not just wrist 'puters any more

The wrist computer market has grown by almost 700 per cent this year, the brainy bods at Canalys have claimed.…

Amazon Twitch snatch catches Google the gobbler off guard

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:31:09 GMT

Level up! Bezos in $970m game stream punt

Amazon has confirmed its purchase of Twitch, the pose-streaming startup beloved of gamers, in a $970m deal which appears to confirm that video gaming is a spectator sport as well as a participatory one.…

Sony's 'Lizard Squad' battered PlayStation Network staggers to feet

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:58:11 GMT

Hackers having more success taking down Xbox

Sony says it has beaten off the latest attack against its PlayStation Network – this time by the hacktivist group that calls itself the lizard Squad" – and insists all of the user information it stores is safe.…

So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:04:29 GMT

It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud

Opinion It’s that time of year again, when Apple’s annual iPhone launch is looming and the mobile chattersphere becomes entirely dominated again by one handset maker.…

Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:42:09 GMT

Squint and you can see the future

Vulture at the Wheel Ford has announced its first car with dynamic LED headlights, which apparently provide as much light as Xenon bulbs – and last for the lifetime of the vehicle.…

Leak: Intel readies next round of NUC

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:05:04 GMT

Cheap boxen to get a refresh

Slides of what's widely reported to be the next iteration of Intel's NUC have hit the Web courtesy of fan site Fanless Tech.…

AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:50:07 GMT

Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'

Chip giant AMD took the wraps off the latest in a series of graphic cards on Saturday when it revealed the Radeon R9 285, which it claims is speedier than rival Nvidia GTX 760.…

Cheapo Firefox OS mobes to debut in India – definitely not one for selfie-conscious users

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:32:04 GMT

Spicephone hopes Fire One Mi-FX 1 will heat up the market

The Mozilla Foundation's aim to create a Firefox OS for mobile devices was not to take a quixotic tilt at the top end of the smartphone market. Instead, it hoped to provide an alternative that would enable the delivery of low-cost, but still smart, devices to places where smartphones are still a significant purchase.…

iPhone owners EARN MORE THAN YOU, says mobile report

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:05:07 GMT

Fanbois make medico money, Fandroids earn like lesser boffins

The average iPhone app fanboi makes nearly double the mean US annual salary.…

Trundle, trundle, FLEEEP: iPhone 6 production grinds to halt

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:10:09 GMT

Screen snags plague fruity supplier Pegatron

The production of Apple's iPhone 6 has reportedly hit a major snag after the redesign of a screen component caused a supply shortage.…

LG takes on Nokia X, Moto G: These are the cheapie 'droids you've been looking for

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:27:11 GMT

Though Fino and Bella do sound like cartoon characters

Nokia's X and Motorola's G now have two new rivals to compete for the reals, pesos and quetzals as LG targets emerging markets with landfill Androids.…

TV transport tech, part 2: From sofa to server at the touch of a button

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:32:07 GMT

The high tech journey behind your telly remote control

Feature These days telly addicts are spoilt for choice with a wealth of services on offer, but what’s behind it all? To find out, The Register was given exclusive access to Virgin Media’s Central Headend – the mothership of its TV services across the UK.

Microsoft ropes in Opera Mini as default Nokia dumbphone browser

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:25:20 GMT

Ancient browser to power ancient Redmond mobes

Opera will provide the browser for Microsoft's last dumbphones, under a new agreement between the two companies.…

Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:51 GMT

Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?

New pictures have surfaced that purport to show the casing for a new super-sized iPhone 6.…

Is it an iPad? Is it a MacBook Air? No, it's a Surface Pro 3

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:02:10 GMT

Nice hardware, shame about the use case

Review Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3.0 tablet sees its UK release on 28 August. But why is the Surface fondleslab called Surface?…

Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:02:12 GMT

Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year

Tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a decent track record on Apple production issues, has risked breaking the hearts of fanbois everywhere with the prediction that the iWatch might not be released until next year.…

Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:01:11 GMT

Linux Foundation swells ranks, coffers

LinuxCon 2014 As LinuxCon 2014 kicks off this week in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced that it has won new support from across the technology industry, including several hardware companies.…

Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:55:13 GMT

Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag

The lovechild of bookseller Barnes & Noble and electronics giant Samsung – the new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet – is now on sale.…

Stand clear! Will HTC's One act as a defibrillator for Windows Phone?

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:33:07 GMT

Low end success, high end boredom

Analysis HTC gave Microsoft a huge PR coup yesterday during the New York unveiling of the most stylish Windows Phone ever made. Redmond could certainly use some good news right now.…

Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:26:04 GMT

It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...

Apple is planning to build the world's biggest iStore in Dubai - marking the first time it has opened a retail store in the Middle East.…

The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:02:06 GMT

And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)

Game Theory Gamers' perception of Steam over the years has changed considerably. This digital distribution platform, which was developed by Valve, was met with derision when it launched back in 2004 – but jump forward 10 years and Steam is the coolest kid on the block. What self-respecting gamer doesn’t blow all their money on a Steam sale these days?…