First benchmarks of Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti

A Chinese website has gotten its paws on images and benchmarks of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

British supermarket monster, Tesco, scanning shopper faces

The Amscreen technology will estimate age and sex for advertisers, tailoring ads at gas pumps at Tesco gas stations. Yup. Minority Report.

Students in China build sports car using 3D printing

40 Chinese students from the School of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering, Changsha University of Science & Technology (CSUST) have used 3D printing to build a race car. The Chinese are pinning their hopes on 3D printing to boos their automotive and aerospace industries.

Intel giving up on TV business

It appears that Big Content might have killed off Intel’s cunning plan to get into the TV business.

What’s in the Google Boxes?

It’s been reported in a number of posts, news articles, and even on local television shows that two mysterious giant boxes have appeared in the San Francisco harbor next to Treasure Island and another one just like it is being constructed in the Portland Main harbor. The boxes are roughly four stories tall, 250 feet long, and 70 feet wide. They are made from cargo containers stacked on barges and, according to the reports, everyone is pretty sure the structures belong to Google.

John Carmack says Oculus Rift may go Android

When he was the god of code at iD Software, he would have Microsoft's DirectX developers begging him for his support. That was just 3D, now Carmack is going to spice up our reality and he is still the king of gaming.

Nvidia's G-SYNC steps up your display to your graphics card

Display technology hasn't kept up with the improvements in hardware graphics from the likes of companies like Nvidia. So, fully rendered 3D gaming experiences are not all they can be. Now, engineers at Nvidia want to make your display play ball with your graphics hardware to give you the best experience possible.

Chromecast tops the sales charts on Amazon

We were ecstatic to find out that Chromecast is the biggest seller in Amazon's electronics store. This is because we are big fans of the device. So, no surprise to us.

Allwinner details ARM roadmap

Chinese chip maker Allwinner has published a roadmap detailing its upcoming ARM-based processors, including the dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 chip for entry-level tables and the A80 octa-core SoC for higher-end devices.

Amazon's Christmas gift to you: streaming STB. Maybe. Not quite sure, yet.

It's code-named "Cinnamon," and it has no release date or intended price however, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos likes to keep his hardware costs down. In that regard, we can expect him to enter into the fray against Apple TV at $99 and Roku at $50. I'll throw in Chromecast at $35 because, I like it better than the set-top box (STB) stuff.

How to build a game in 24 hours

This is a simple game made in 24 hours for the Microsoft Hack-a-Thon. The project uses an Arduino, Bluetooth module and Android phone. The project won first place in the hardware division and first overall. Check it out, it's pretty cool what these guys pulled off.

Google's Chromebooks are going (Intel) Haswell

Google has confirmed that its next-gen lineup of upcoming Chromebooks will be powered by Intel Haswell processors - boasting extended battery life and improved performance compared to earlier models.  

Tivo Roamio goes too far on price and not far enough on innovation

We've orgasmatron'd ourselves into a stupor over Chromecast, but we still have four TiVo boxes lying around the house, one is out of use, and one is even a TiVo Premier HD, or some such crap.    

Chromecast is not smart TV; it's the display-less future of mobile computing

If Google starts to get really evil its redemption will come from having given us Chromecast. This $11 piece of hardware should, unless the world is insane, kill the attached computing display for ever. Because, we should never have to lug around a laptop, or set up a room with a projector or a TV for meetings, or even have to go through the nightmare that is Hulu Plus on Tivo Premier.   

Tablets, schmablets: Build a full tower PC with some of the best cases around

We decided to go old school when we saw this ranking for the best computer cases for airflow. So many memories. Good times. It made us nostalgic for the days when size mattered. When power mattered and you could roast a turkey in a high-end rig.  

Google Glass and Autism: an opportunity to do some good

Teenage freshman at Stanford has a project that uses Google Glass to help people with autism to read another person's emotions. Autism is characterized by deficiencies in social interaction, emotional and non-verbal communication.    According to a report in Medical Daily:  

German web firms will encrypt emails - suck it, NSA

Well, the Europeans, especially the Germans, are not taking the whole NSA thing lightly. They are not happy. But, real hackers claim it is all a publicity stunt and no one is going to be really safe. We are all doomed to being snooped.   Two of the largest ISPs in Germany are going to encrypt emails in response to German consumer concerns about US intelligence snooping:  

Is Amazon really selling Chromecasts for $11?

If you count the promise of a 3 month subscription to Netflix then, maybe. The buzz on Chromecast is strong. At $11 it is pointless not to buy one or put your order in right now. Somewhere, at some cable company, an executive is falling and no one is there to hear him crash.

Booty mining medical devices market to be worth $9.7 billion by 2016

Yes, endoscopy devices are really useful. Less invasive than traditional surgical procedures, and with the addition of more things like 3D cameras, they will turn you inside and out. There's a lot of hidden financial booty for companies working their way up your booty.  

The $80 billion LED lighting market has a silicon beatdown

A new market research report from Lux Research highlights the dynamics of competitive wafer technologies in a pretty humongous business. I did not know that LED lights are the new bling.