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Is the $4 Freedom 251 Android phone a scam?

Share This article A little-known technology firm in India made news a few weeks ago when it announced an Android smartphone that would sell for less than $ 4 (Rs. 251). While there was plenty of reason to be skeptical ...

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Instrument error: AMD, FCAT, and Ashes of the Singularity benchmarks

Share This article Yesterday, we reported on Ashes of the Singularity performance in DirectX 12 and how it gives AMD a significant advantage over Nvidia. There’s a report making the rounds from Guru3D that shows AMD’s FCAT results as compared ...

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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 uses heatpipe cooling, pre-orders will come with free Gear VR

Share This article Samsung’s Galaxy S7 packs a variety of new features and capabilities, as well as some returning favorites, like a microSD slot. One of the more interesting aspects of the announcement, however, was Samsung’s declaration that the S7 ...

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New data suggests Charon was fractured by massive, subsurface ocean

Share This article When the New Horizons probe swung past Pluto and its various moons last year, most of the excitement and interest focused on the diminutive planet. Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, has secrets of its own, and researchers studying ...

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The myths of Moore’s law

Share This article Earlier this month, at the International Solid State Circuits Conference, Intel made headlines by declaring that future processors built on next-generation technologies like spintronics or quantum wells would likely be slower than current hardware, not faster. The ...

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Top tech cars of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Share This article The Chicago Auto Show is where the auto industry rolls out new vehicles that weren’t quite ready for January’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, or cars and SUVs that would have gotten lost in the ...

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Bryan Fuller to helm new Star Trek series: What do his past episodes tell us about the new show?

Share This article CBS has announced that the upcoming Star Trek TV show will be helmed by Brian Fuller, creator of Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, and Hannibal. Before he created these shows, Fuller was a writer on both Star Trek: Deep ...

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Julian Assange is no victim

Share This article This week, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released a report which found that Julian Assange, one-time leader of Wikileaks and general enemy of government secrecy, has been unlawfully detained in the Ecuadorian embassy for the ...

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Google will warn users away from fake download buttons, social engineering

Share This article The web today is a vastly different place from the Internet I first explored courtesy of AOL and Netscape Navigator back in 1997. One thing that hasn’t changed in two decades, however, is the use of fake ...

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Swarm Intelligence could level the playing field between man and machine

Share This article As the 2016 Oscars approach, prediction gurus worldwide are rubbing their hands in warm anticipation of the revelations to come. The Academy Awards have taken on a significance far beyond mere Hollywood accolade, emerging as a proving ground ...

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