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The Pirate Bay ‘revived’ by rival IsoHunt, while figures show no decline in piracy after shutdown

A week ago, The Pirate Bay was raided and shut down. At this point, with no resurrection apparently forthcoming, it looks like it might be dead forever. This hasn’t stopped fake sites from popping up — including, rather amusingly, a...

New build of Windows 10 shows Cortana, unified app store, ability to buy Xbox One games on PC

An upcoming version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview has leaked, and it has some really, really big changes. Where the first few builds of Windows 10 have been very teasing, only showing small tweaks and upgrades, this new...

Samsung and Apple team up on 14nm FinFET, chips expected in 2015

The will-they-won’t-they dance between Apple and TSMC was a long-running tech story years before it became shipping reality. After reported test runs on 28nm and a long negotiation process, TSMC finally won Apple’s business for its brand-new 20nm node....

Bad news, future: Computer brains are easily tricked by optical illusions, too

For some reason, we often think of computers as infallible — subjective, logical, rational, and nearly always right. There is something about a computer’s lack of emotion and intelligence that makes them strangely trustworthy — while, on the other...

BPG: A new, superior image format that really ought to kill off JPEG

For all of the massive technological advances that we’ve seen over the last few years, there are still a number of dinosaurs from a bygone era that, rather unfortunately, just won’t die. JPEG is one of the most prominent examples:...

Ford Sync 3 simplifies the interface (again), ditches Microsoft for Blackberry’s QNX OS

Ford Sync 3 takes a needed step toward simplicity with bigger fonts and less clutter on the home screen. Gone is the four-quadrant home screen in favor of a moving map on the left half, audio and phone boxes...

Xbox One finally breaks the PS4’s winning streak, sells 1.2 million consoles in November

After an 11-month run at the top of the sales charts, the Xbox One finally outsold the PS4 in November in the US and UK. In the US alone, Xbox One sales totaled an impressive 1.2 million units in...

Syber Vapor I PC Review

What is the Syber Vapor I? The gap between consoles and PCs has blurred thanks to efficient components and smaller, sleeker designs, and it’s now viable to opt for a desktop in the living room – they’re able to...

Amazon Kindle Voyage Gadget Review

What is the Amazon Kindle Voyage? The Kindle Voyage is Amazon’s top-of-the-range e-reader. Like the excellent Kindle Paperwhite, the Voyage has a 6-inch backlit touchscreen, but its screen is sharper and clearer. The Kindle Voyage is also slightly thinner...

Panasonic HC-X1000 Camcorder Review

What is the Panasonic HC-X1000? The Panasonic HC-X1000 is Panasonic’s first 4K offering in the prosumer camcorder market. With built-in ND filters, a 20x optical zoom and a host of very impressive 4K frame rates and codecs, the HX-1000...

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