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Facebook, Oculus hit with legal challenge over rights to Rift tech

May 12, 2014 - 12:38 pm in Gadgets

Josh Miller/CNET The deal that would officially bring Oculus VR under the helm of Facebook after a $2 billion acquisition last month has yet to close. But both the virtual reality headset maker and its soon-to-be owner are facing a complicated legal challenge…

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Don’t Be Intimidated: Building Your Own Computer is Easier Than You’d Think

May 4, 2014 - 12:12 pm in Gadgets

Building your own computer is actually pretty simple. Don’t be afraid to dive right in — all you’ll need is a screwdriver, patience, and the ability…

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Seagate Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS (16TB)

April 22, 2014 - 2:28 pm in Gadgets

The Seagate Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount network-attached storage (NAS) device is a full-length 1U rackmount unit capable of taking eight drives in…

Visually arresting video needed just powder and a speaker

Visually arresting video needed just powder and a speaker

April 14, 2014 - 10:59 pm in Gadgets

Sometimes the simplest of elements can be combined to create the most interesting of results. And I’m not talking about the old baking soda-plus-vinegar volcano, this is the combination of nothing more than an active subwoofer cone and a dust-like powder.…

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TomTom Start 60 Europe review

March 15, 2014 - 5:37 am in Gadgets

If you've recently bought a new car, there's a good chance it has sat-nav built in. If you own a smart phone, you could easily download an app to do the same job.   Does that mean traditional windscreen-mounted devices have had their day? Absolutely not.…

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Apple iPod nano 7th gen hands-on

March 15, 2014 - 5:22 am in Gadgets

There's a new look for the iPod nano. The seventh generation of Apple's slimline, barely-there mini MP3 player has a screen for putting films, TV programmes and photos in your pocket along with your tunes. Announced alongside the new iPhone 5 and new iPod…

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Best noise cancelling headphones: Top deals in the UK

March 15, 2014 - 5:22 am in Gadgets

Noise cancelling headphones are a great option for frequent flyers because they use electronic circuitry to cancel out background sounds, such as the roar of jet engines and the whoosh of air-conditioning systems. They're also really useful in other environments,…

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Best money-saving tech

March 15, 2014 - 5:09 am in Gadgets

Cutting-edge gadgets have much in common with fresh seafood -- sky-high prices and a second-hand market that has people turning their noses up. So if you're fed up of throwing your hard-earned cash into technology's bottomless money pit, check out CNET UK's…