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Why Comparing Smartphone Specs is a Waste of Time

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone then you’re naturally going to want to look up key details such as processor speed, RAM, storage space, battery size, and the camera’s megapixel rating, but weighing up these raw specifications is increasingly becoming a waste of time. Here’s why. Read More >>

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The Anatomy of a Motherboard

It’s a crucial component in any laptop or desktop computer, but very few computer owners actually know what a motherboard is or what it does. There’s a motherboard (often called a logic board in smaller more mobile devices) sitting in every computer system: the processor, RAM, hard drives, graphics card, and other bits and pieces all plug straight into it. Read More >>

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What All of Your Computer’s Specs Really Mean

Computer specs can be a baffling mix of acronyms and numbers at the best of times, but it’s worth learning something about them: It’ll help you choose a new computer, troubleshoot your old computer, and generally understand more about the relationship between the specs on the page and the experience you’re getting. Read More >>

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Oculus Lowers Tech Spec Barriers to VR Entry

The maker of the Oculus Rift VR headset has slightly lowered the minimum tech requirements needed to have a PC validated for the VR experience, thanks to a new software technique that lets the machine better fill in skipped frames. Read More >>

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Full Specs for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 are Out

Nvidia’s second Pascal gaming graphics card is finally breaking cover, after only a quick mention at the launch of the top-spec GeForce GTX 1080. It’ll be out two weeks after its slightly more powerful counterpart, but its significantly lower price should make it especially attractive to anyone gaming at sub-4K resolutions. Read More >>

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How The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus Stack Up Against The Competition

Please never buy a phone on specs alone. In the grand scheme of things, most don’t matter. But if you’re looking to see how well Apple’s playing the specs game with its two new iPhones, you’ve come to the right place. Read More >>

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Complete Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs Bulletpointed by Reliable Leaker

An enormous and seemingly final list of what we can expect to see inside Samsung's Galaxy S6 model has been published, which, if true, should tell us if it's the phone to put Samsung's flagship smartphone series back on the right track or not. Read More >>

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How Google’s Giant Nexus 6 Stacks Up to the Big-Phone Competition

Finally, the long-rumoured 6 inches of pure, unfiltered Android (Lollipop!) just the way Google always intended. So how does Google's new Motorola-made flagship stack up to the other big dogs in phablet land? Let's take a look. Read More >>

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Developers Say Xbox One is “Weaker” and Slower than PS4 in Critical Areas

The unseemly power struggle that's currently being waged between the Xbox One and PS4 camps has taken a turn for the worse for Microsoft, with developers claiming key areas of the Xbox One hardware are up to 50 per cent slower than PS4's internals. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy Note III Benchmarks Hint at Phone of Ultimate Power

Samsung's Galaxy Note III, images of which have been leaked all over the internet for the past few months, has supposedly been benchmarked in something approaching its final hardware and software form. The numbers are quite impressive. Read More >>

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PS4 May Reserve 3GB of RAM for the OS, Leaving Devs with 5GB to Play With

Some technical specs covering the PS4's memory allocation have been causing the usual massive, angry internet controversy, with gamers left in bewildered, directionless uproar over news that PS4's 8GB of RAM could leave just 4.5 - 5GB for games once the OS has taken a chunk out of it. Read More >>

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The Moto X Might Have a 4.5-Inch Screen and a Back Made from Kevlar

Motorola and Google both don't even care about keeping the Moto X a secret, plastering it on its August 1st announcement invitation and letting Eric Schmidt bandy around with the thing, so hey, don't be surprised if a few details of the phone leaks. The Verge and @evleaks are reporting that the Moto X will have a 4.5-inch display, dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and a 10-megapixel camera. Oh, and a back shell made from Kevlar. Read More >>

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EA Man Claims Xbox One and PS4 are a Whole “Generation” Ahead of PC

Well that's one way of putting the PC Sim City mess behind you. The aggressive posturing about the power of the next-generation of home consoles comes from EA man Rajat Taneja, the game giant's Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, who says Xbox One and PS4 are "a generation ahead" of the best gaming PCs. Read More >>

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Here Are Google Glass’ Tech Specs

Google released the official specs for Google Glass last night (after releasing the API too) and the futuristic frames come with 16GB (only 12GB will be usable) Flash memory, a 5 megapixel camera for stills, 720p video recording, Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth, and a battery that can handle "one full day of typical use". Read More >>