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Doubling Up LCDs In VR Headsets Can Quadruple Their Pixel Density

Donning a VR headset can be a wonderfully immersive experience, if you can look past the pixels. But new research by Nvidia suggests that merely stacking two LCD systems in front of your eyes can quadruple their pixel density. That could make Oculus Rift — and, more importantly, its cheaper DIY competitors — way more immersive.


A New Pure Lithium Battery Could Double Your Phone's Life

Virtually all of your gadgets tote lithium ion batteries — but while they’re the best you can hope for at the moment, new engineering means that pure lithium batteries are now a possibility, and they could double the life of your phone.


Amazon Fire Phone Teardown: So Many Cameras In Such A Small Space

The Amazon Fire Phone’s tricks are pretty sophisticated, even if they’re never really put to good use. And its innards are complicated to match, according to a teardown by iFixit. But damned if they aren’t pretty to look at.


A Crash Course In Transistors, Processors And Moore's Law

Do you sometimes wonder what the hell people a talking about when the discuss transistors, processors, binary or Moore’s Law? Or have friends that need a simple introduction to the topics? Then this is the video for you.


This Flexible 18-Inch Screen Rolls Into A Tube One Inch Across

The idea of truly flexible displays never gets boring. Now, LG has created its biggest bendable screen to date: an 18-inch OLED panel that has enough flexibility to roll into a tube that’s an inch across.


New Kinect For PC Arrives July 15 (And The Hacks Not Long After)

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor will be available for PCs from July 15 — and it will usher in a whole new wave of fascinating and useful hacks.


Your Next Phone Could Communicate Using Magnetism

3G, NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are all well and good, but there’s perhaps an even geekier wireless protocol in town — and it uses magnetism for your phone to communicate.


Your Next Smartphone Could Have Blisteringly Fast Wi-Fi

How fast your phone can scream along on Wi-Fi doesn’t just depend on your internet speed; you also need a killer connection from your router to the device in your hand. A new acquisition by Qualcomm means the tech in question could be in your next phone.


Raspberry Pi Has A Tiny $45 PC Competitor

The Hummingboard, a personal ARM computer the size of a mouse, is available for pre-order today, starting at $US45 from SolidRun. It looks like a toy for a child with small, delicate hands, but it’s really a toy for adults of all hand sizes who like to rig up their own media centres. Finally, Raspberry Pi has some competition.


How Computer Memory Really Works

We talk about memory a lot when we discuss gadgets, and it’s no surprise: it’s one of the biggest indicators of performance in the gadgets we all use. But rarely do we stop and think about how it works at the very basic level.