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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... >>

Samsung factory gets raided for $36 million worth of gadgets

Samsung factory gets raided for $36 million worth of gadgets

By 8 July 2014

Samsung's Campinas factory near Sao Paolo was invaded late Sunday night and its workers were held hostage as the criminals made off with BRL $36 million worth of gadgets. The armed robbers made off with seven trucks full of Samsung phones, tablets, and... >>

Which mobile battery charger is best for you?

Which mobile battery charger is best for you?

By 2 July 2014

As smartphone screens grow ever larger and higher in resolution battery suffers. 4G is also an enemy of battery life and that's only getting faster. So without any battery breakthroughs coming anytime soon you're going to need a mobile charger to help... >>

Hands-on: 21.5-inch entry-level Apple iMac (2014) review

Hands-on: 21.5-inch entry-level Apple iMac (2014) review

By 2 July 2014

In June Apple announced a new version of its super slim iMac that is lower specced than the ones already on the market, but similarly offered at a lower price to allow those on a smaller budget a chance to jump on board team Mac. The 21.5-inch has the... >>