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Intel SSD 750

Thinking of adding an SSD for SUPREME speed? Read this

Feature Those guys in white coats at the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) must have been really proud when they unleashed the SATA 6Gb/s specifications on the world. You can imagine them thinking: this will keep us ahead of the game when it comes to hard drive performance. Certainly they were right when it comes to the …
Simon Crisp, 10 Jul 2015
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, speaking at Build 2015

Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

Opinion What happens when your data sample isn’t representative of the public? We already know, for 2015 is turning out to be the year of the dodgy opinion poll. And it isn’t just politicians who are being stung. In Windows 10, Microsoft says it will hide running apps from the task bar, breaking a twenty-year-old convention which …
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But it's only wafer thin: Skinniest keyboard EVER is designed by Camby biz

Wireless technology specialist CSR has come up with the world's thinnest touch keyboard, which is less than 0.5mm thick. Ultra thin keyboard The ultra-thin keyboard The flexible Bluetooth-capable interface can change any surface into a keyboard or extend the touchscreen of tablets and smartphones, CSR said. The Cambridge- …
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Kinect 2 said to read lips, sense mood

The next version of Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing platform is reportedly so advanced that it will be able to read your lips and sense your mood. According to Eurogamer, a member of the Kinect development team claims that the next version of Kinect will be able to read lips to interpret what you are saying, as well as take …
Iain Thomson, 29 Nov 2011
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Google squeezes thumbnails into mobile search

Mobile searchers can now get thumbnails of their Google search results, generating even more traffic for the sake of enabling browse-by-picture. The new feature was launched yesterday, and adds a magnifying glass beside every search result. Tapping on the glass takes one to an interface very reminiscent of that used to browse …
Bill Ray, 10 Mar 2011
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IBM re-ups mainframe interface licensing with EMC

IBM would prefer to sell its own DS or XIV series of disk arrays to its System z mainframe customers, but mainframe shops sometimes have other ideas, such as buying Symmetrix DMX or VMAX arrays. And that's why Big Blue has extended an interoperability and technology licensing agreement with disk array rival EMC. Under the …
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Google borgs 3D desktop

Google has acquired Bump Technologies, a more-than-three-year-old startup that offers a 3D desktop interface known as, well, BumpTop. Bump announced the deal with a post to its website. "More than three years ago, we set out to completely change the way people use their desktops," the company said. "Thanks again for all your …
Cade Metz, 3 May 2010
Korean-sausage iPhone stylus

Frosty fanbois navigate iPhone with sausage

Enterprising South Koreans have found a solution to the problem of using their iPhones in frigid weather: sausages. From Clusterflock comes word that a Korean cold snap has inspired iPhone users in that country to use CJ Corporation's meaty Max snack sausages as iPhone styli, keeping their hands well-protected in toasty gloves …
Rik Myslewski, 12 Feb 2010
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Apple seeks patent on reality

Apple has filed a US patent for an immersive 3D display technology that allows you to vary your perspective on objects simply by moving your head. It's a difficult concept to put into words when attempting to describe its use on a computer display, but immersive 3D is simply the way we view the world around us all the time. …
Rik Myslewski, 18 Dec 2009
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NASA to develop haptic air-typing spacesuit gloves

NASA is considering plans to integrate haptic vibro feedback and Halting State style air-writing accelerometer capability into spacesuit gloves. The news came this week as the space agency announced candidates selected for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) pork handouts. Among the successful applicants was Virginia …
Lewis Page, 26 Nov 2009
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Google flirts with new-look home page

Google is testing out a new look for its iconic search page, featuring cleaner, bolder graphics and a default side bar. A small number of Google users have already been seeing the changes over the past week or so, although it's not clear when, if ever, the new search interface will be widely deployed. As you can see from …
Austin Modine, 26 Nov 2009
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Apple, Microsoft sued over iPod, Zune controls

Apple, LG, Microsoft, and 20 other companies are being sued for patent infringement by a Texas firm that claims to have invented the touchpad. Tsera LLC, a Texas business that's apparently named after a defunct Native American tribe, filed the suit on Wednesday in the US District Court, Eastern Texas Division. According to …
Rik Myslewski, 17 Jul 2009
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$1m for seethrough vidspecs in DARPA VR war-graffiti plan

Brobdingnagian arms company Lockheed yesterday passed on a million of its government greenbacks in a subcontract aimed at helping it achieve a new standard in interface tech. The cash goes to Washington-based Microvision Inc to develop "daylight-readable, see-through, low-profile, ergonomic" colour video specs. DARPA photo …
Lewis Page, 7 Jul 2009
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Minority Report command sales system pushes Euro UAV

Paris Airshow Continental aerospace colossus European Aeronautics Defence and Space (EADS) says that touchscreen interfaces aren't just for iPhones and people in movies. They're for everyday, mainstream present-day applications, such as controlling enormous killer robots in the sky. The Talarion concept at the Paris Airshow Aerospace/ …
Lewis Page, 16 Jun 2009
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Software to turn iPhones, Pres into virtual pens grabs award

An undergraduate engineering student in America has won an award for developmental software which allows accelerometer-equipped smartphones - for instance the renowned Jesus Mobe and new kid the Palm Pre - to be used as "pens" for writing or drawing on the air in front of a user. Text or images are generated within the phone and …
Lewis Page, 10 Jun 2009
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Computer-related injuries in US 'increase sevenfold'

American medical eggheads have issued a stark warning today about the latest deadly health scourge to hit the developed world. It's one particularly relevant to Reg readers. We refer, of course, to the unprecedented rise in computer-related injuries, which have - shockingly - surged by a shocking 732 per cent in America during …
Lewis Page, 9 Jun 2009
Multitouch iPod wheel patent

iPod poised for multitouch scroll wheel

Apple's scroll wheel-equipped iPods may soon inherit the multitouch swipe and pinch gestural controls currently available in the iPod touch, iPhone, and MacBooks. That is, if they take advantage of the technologies discussed in an Apple patent filing entitled Multi-Dimensional Scroll Wheel, published Thursday by the US Patent …
Rik Myslewski, 4 Jun 2009
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Boffins dream up Sleeptalking PC standby-mode tech

Computer boffins at Microsoft Research and UC San Diego have proposed the introduction of "sleep talking" technology, allowing PCs to carry out network tasks such as BitTorrent downloads or VoIP/IM listening while in energy-saving standby mode. The prototype gumstix-based Somniloquy "sleep talking" network interface Sniffs …
Lewis Page, 27 Apr 2009

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