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Why Chrome browser on Windows eats batteries like crazy

Why Chrome browser on Windows eats batteries like crazy

If you're a dedicated Chrome user and have noticed your Windows laptop plunging into an earlier death than normal, then you may very well blame a "feature" that was introduced way back in 2010. Though that feature made sense in a day and age when browser plugins, Java applets, and Flash dominated the Web, Chrome's high-performance system tweaking has now become a liability that Google doesn't seem to be keen on addressing quickly.

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Kyocera teases durable yet affordable Sapphire Shield display

Kyocera teases durable yet affordable Sapphire Shield display

Many iPhone fans are waiting with bated breath to see if Apple's next smartphone will indeed sport that much desired sapphire glass display. It seems, however, that whether or not the iPhone 6 boasts this material is no longer relevant to Kyocera's business plans. The Japanese electronics manufacturer has just put up a video teaser, claiming that it has more street creds to make sapphire displays not just a reality but also a financially feasible option.

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Vision Research Phantom v2511 camera boast 25.6K fps

Vision Research Phantom v2511 camera boast 25.6K fps

Yes, you read that right. Vision Research, which specializes in high-speed digital imaging systems, announced the Phantom v2511, a high-speed camera that is capable of recording video at an astounding 25,600 frames per second. The only draw back is that the v2511 is part of the company's Phantom v-series family, which means the highest resolution it has is at 1280x800 or 1 megapixel.

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Senate OK’s phone unlocking bill, must sync with House

Senate OK’s phone unlocking bill, must sync with House

Through a unanimous consent agreement, the US Senate has passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. Should this bill be approved by both Senate and House in its final form, it would once again make it legal for mobile phone owners to have their devices unlocked after their contract with a carrier has expired.

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Sony Xperia Z3 D6603 stops by the FCC

Sony Xperia Z3 D6603 stops by the FCC

We've seen glimpses of Sony's next flagship before, but now it seems that it might be coming sooner than expected. A certain PM-0800-BV, also known as the Sony D6603 and speculated to be the Xperia Z3, entered the FCC database, giving rise to speculation that Sony might make the upcoming smartphone available in the US earlier than usual.

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LeapTV video game system gets kids to move and have fun

LeapTV video game system gets kids to move and have fun

Ask any parent and they will most likely put "playing games in front of the TV", or even with a tablet, at the bottom of their list. But what if you could get kids learn while they're playing, and keep on moving while they're playing? This is the kind of thinking that led LeapFrog, who specializes in all kinds of electronics for kids, to develop LeapTV, a video game console, you can't really call it a "box", that is designed to get kids' bodies and minds moving.

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GE designs THE MISSIONS sneakers for astronauts on earth

GE designs THE MISSIONS sneakers for astronauts on earth

On July 20, we will be celebrating the 45 anniversary of man's landing on the moon, an event hailed as having advanced science, technology, space exploration, and many other fields by leaps and bounds. To celebrate the occasion, GE will be doing something that would have never crossed your mind. On Sunday, GE will be launching THE MISSIONS, a very limited edition "moon boot" sneakers that will let a lucky few feel what is like to wear footwear designed for space and beyond.

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Synology DS415play is a NAS designed for entertainment

Synology DS415play is a NAS designed for entertainment

Synology seems to have an endless train of NAS boxes, each designed to address different use cases and market segments. This latest model, the Disk Station DS415play, is no different. Building up on the DS214play unveiled last year, this NAS boasts of 4 drive bays that will ensure that your videos, music, and photos are well accommodated for streaming and sharing with friends and family, whether it be locally or over the Internet.

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