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  • News: Samsung and Amazon customize Kindle app, offer free e-books

    Users of the new Kindle for Samsung app will get up to 12 e-books for free a year, as Samsung Electronics joins forces with Amazon.com to boost the content on its mobile devices.

  • Test Centre: Best free apps for Chromecast

    We all know Google's Chomecast supports a handful of great apps, including Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Vevo, Plex, Rdio and BT Sport, and that you can enjoy movies and music bought through Google or stored on your device or network via the streaming dongle. But what about the apps you don't know about? More than 250 apps support Chromecast streaming; here's our pick of some great free Chromecast apps for Android on which you're most likely missing out.

  • News: USB 3.0 jumps to light speed with new 10-meter optical cable

    The ubiquitous USB 3.0 connector is advancing to light-speed and longer-distance data transfers thanks to optical cables from Corning that started shipping on Tuesday.

  • News: HP survey finds up to a quarter of male office workers scream abuse at printers

    In one of the more entertaining printer surveys we've seen recently, HP polled 1051 office workers in 2013 to find out ‘how Australians use their printers'. The research, conducted online by Lonergan Research, came out with all sorts of interesting numbers about waiting times and extra wages, but it also found that up to 25 per cent of males are most likely to shout verbal abuse at office printers.

  • News: HP brings inkjet tech to big business with 40K-nozzle printer

    Inkjet technology isn't often the go-to choice for big businesses looking to get things done quickly and efficiently, but HP wants to change that with its new Officejet Enterprise Colour MFP X585. It's said to be able to print twice as fast as a comparable laser (up to 75 colour pages per minute in fast mode), while offering a low total cost per ownership and minimal maintenance requirements.

  • How-Tos: Use two monitors with one laptop

    We show you how to use two displays to work with a single laptop.

  • Test Centre: The 23 best headphones of 2014

    We review the top 23 headphones you can buy in the UK right now. Get the most for your money with our best headphones for your smartphone or tablet.

  • Feature: Google Glass release date, price and specs

    Google Glass release date, price, specs and more information about these smart glasses.

  • News: Logitech's TV-controlling keyboard can light up a room

    When you've dimmed the living room lights to approximate that movie theater experience, you don't want to kill the mood by fumbling for a way to control your TV. Logitech is looking to provide a little illumination in the form of a backlit keyboard aimed at controlling a connected TV.

  • News: Need Wi-Fi access? Just reach out and touch your router

    Networking devices that don't have conventional user interfaces is one of the bigger barriers to realizing the Internet of Things. To make that process easier, the Wi-Fi Alliance has added support for NFC (near-field communication) technology to its WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) security standard. Instead of typing characters or pushing buttons, you'll soon be able to add an NFC device to your network by simply tapping it against your router.

  • How-Tos: How to use a webcam as CCTV

    Build your own surveillance system with your PC’s built-in or USB webcam. We explain how to use a webcam as a CCTV and motion detection recording system.

  • Opinion: Hands on with the Tablo DVR: Over-the-air TV to go

    Anyone looking for an alternative to forking out cash each month to a cable provider has another cord-cutting option at their disposal in the form of Tablo. The DVR not only records over-the-air broadcast television, but also streams live and recorded TV over the Internet for those times when you've left the couch in body, if not in spirit.

  • News: 3D printer price drops could lure home users

    3D printer prices are dropping into a range that could appeal to home users.

  • News: 3D-printed modules for Google's Ara phone coming early next year

    Lego-like parts that will form the building blocks for Google's Project Ara will be produced on 3D printers and ship in time for the customizable smartphone's release early next year.

  • News: Microsoft's next Kinect camera may be staring you in the face

    Microsoft can't hope to mount Kinect sensors at the top of every notebook PC, so it may adopt a different approach: Using the webcams that are already built into most PCs and tablets.

  • News: The da Vinci $499 3D printer goes on sale

    XYZprinting today unveiled details of its 3D desktop printer line pricing and availability starting with its lowest priced model, the $499 da Vinci 1.0, which went on sale today.

  • News: Samsung lowballs the 4K competition with $700 display

    Our eyes have already feasted on 4K TVs, and 4K monitors for computers are coming, too. On Monday, Samsung announced a new line of consumer monitors, including its first Ultra High Definition, 4K display meant for desktop use. The UD590, available now for pre-order, is a 28-inch desktop monitor with a resolution of 3840 by 2160 pixels.

  • News: Samsung's 28-inch, 4K monitor to sell for $699.99

    Samsung has followed up its many ultra-high-definition TVs with a 4K monitor that may help bring down the average cost of super-high-resolution displays for bleary-eyed computer users.

  • News: Microsoft reveals next-gen Kinect for Windows design, teases launch

    Microsoft hasn't issued so much as a mutter about the next-gen Kinect for Windows since first announcing the device last May, but nearly a year later, the company's revealed the design of what's essentially the PC port of the Xbox One's powered-up Kinect.

  • News: Amazon sends money to Kindle readers affected by e-book price-fixing scandal

    Check your e-mail: Amazon may have sent you some free money.

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