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Google shows off Chrome OS redesign experiment, with windows stacked in card-like view

Google shows off Chrome OS redesign experiment, with windows stacked in card-like view

By 18 July 2014

Google is experimenting with a new version of its desktop OS, and parts of the interface looks completely different. In fact, it subtly resembles Android L. Following last month's introduction of Material Design, a part of the upcoming Android L release... >>

How to stop your gadgets from overheating in the summer heatwave

How to stop your gadgets from overheating in the summer heatwave

By 18 July 2014

The UK is finally seeing a bit of sun and heat this summer. So rare is this occasion that most people won't realise their gadgets could be damaged from overheating. We've put together this guide to make sure you don't lose speed or gadget life from the... >>

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

By 14 July 2014

Those of you want to buy cheap computers for your kids will have more options to consider beyond Google's Chromebook lineup this Christmas, it's claimed. Microsoft shined a spotlight on several new Windows-powered laptops and PCs at its partner conference... >>

Leaked Windows 9 Threshold build shows the Start menu is back

Leaked Windows 9 Threshold build shows the Start menu is back

By 14 July 2014

If you're hoping Microsoft will bring back the Start menu to Windows sometime soon, then feast your eyes on the latest Windows 9 Threshold leak. The Start menu pictured above provides a look at how Metro-style apps will look in the Start menu, though... >>

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

By 14 July 2014

The all-in-one mini computer, Raspberry Pi, has been updated thanks to a re-designed model called B+. The B+ will consume less power than the Raspberry Pi thanks to its ability to use more peripherals without the need for a dedicated power source. It... >>

A week in reviews: 7 - 11 July

A week in reviews: 7 - 11 July

By 12 July 2014

It's been a raucous week of cars, phones and more. We've given the BMW i8 hybrid supercar its first drive in Scotland, and have also been checking out the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron over in Vienna - more on the latter next week. But it's phones that have... >>

Acer C720 is the first Chromebook to offer Intel Core i3, but it'll cost you

Acer C720 is the first Chromebook to offer Intel Core i3, but it'll cost you

By 10 July 2014

The Acer C720 Chromebook is a little less affordable now, thanks to a spec bump that includes a new Intel chip. Acer America has introduced the first Chromebook to come with a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 processor. The news shouldn't be too surprising... >>

Step aside fibre optic: Bell Labs uses copper phone lines to achieve 10 Gbps net speeds

Step aside fibre optic: Bell Labs uses copper phone lines to achieve 10 Gbps net speeds

By 10 July 2014

A team of Bell Labs researchers has announced that traditional copper phones line are capable of delivering an ultra broadband-like connection. In fact, it has successfully used the aged technology to transfer data at a record speed of 10 Gbps. During... >>

Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 review (2014)
4 out of 5

Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 review (2014)

By 10 July 2014

Serious laptops don't have to be dull anymore. Just a few years ago, we'd have avoided those designed for business folk like we would a swaying drunk on the train - but the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon proves that Ultrabooks fit for business are now good... >>

101 Best cakes for geeks

101 Best cakes for geeks

By 10 July 2014

It's our editor Chris Hall's birthday today so to celebrate we thought we'd present him with not one cake but 101 of them. And what's better, they are all geek-based (and probably flour and eggs and that). So we've collected the finest we've seen and... >>


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