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Alienware's Small Gaming Desktop Is Getting A Big Boost

Alienware generally makes giant honking gaming computers. There are two exceptions: The tiny Alpha, and the console-sized X51 desktop. And today the X51 is getting some pretty huge additions — including custom liquid cooling, PCIe solid state storage and external graphics.

AMD's Powerful New R9 Nano Graphics Card Fits In Small Places

This year, I bought myself an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card. It was time to upgrade. And I was pleasantly surprised to find I could buy a mini version of one of the best cards ever made. Now, I can potentially fit my beefy gaming PC into a console-sized case. But a new card from AMD is about to do small and powerful even better.

Give Your Old Laptop A New Graphics Card With These DIY Kits

Thinking about buying a new gaming laptop? Hold up: you might not need to. A new graphics card could breathe new life into your old machine — and now it’s easy to actually buy one you can install yourself.

The Metals In Your Phone Aren't Just Rare, They're Irreplaceable

It takes a lot of different materials to make a modern-day phone, and a fair number of them are of the rare earth metal variety. But a new study by researchers at Yale shows that there’s another troubling detail about the supply of pre-phone components. Many of these metals aren’t just rare; they’re irreplaceable.

65 Years Ago The Transistor Jump-Started The World Of Modern Technology

65 years ago, December 16th 1947, William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain operated the first ever working point-contact transistor, almost known as the iotatron. Now, so many years later, we rely on the decedents of that transistor as a part of practically all of the high tech electronic devices we use every day.

Is HTC Ditching Samsung for Other Smartphone Component Suppliers, Just Like Apple?

Reports coming out of the ever-thrilling component supply chain world suggest that HTC is joining Apple in lessening its dependence on Samsung, moving away from the company and finding alternative suppliers for some internal parts of its smartphones.

The iPhone 4S Costs 49c More To Build Than The iPhone 4

The fellows at iSuppli have done what they do best, breaking down the material nitty gritty of the 4S to find how much its guts are worth. The answer? Slightly, slightly more than its predecessor, at $US188.

IBM's New Processors Will Think Like Brains

It’s been just over 30 years since IBM released its first PC and shook the whole world up. Hoping to do some more world-shaking, they’ve now built two chips that function more similarly to our brains than normal chips do.

What If Samsung Stopped Supplying Parts For The iPhone 4?

This is all hypothetical, but what would happen to the iPhone 4 if Apple’s vigorous legal campaign against Samsung caused an irreparable rift between the two companies?

Sony Adds White Pixel To 'White Magic' Phone Screens

So Sony’s got a brand new TFT LCD. Big whoop. But here’s something to write home to your grandmother about: the 3-inch screen has a switch for “outdoor mode” and “low-power mode”, letting you save battery life for when it’s needed.

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