Teardown of the Microsoft Xbox One [Pics]

The folks over at iFixit have torn down an Xbox One, and found that the console was fairly easy to disassemble and repair. Microsoft Xbox One Repairability Score: 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair): Only a few tools are required to take the whole console apart. The opening procedure is similar to, […]

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PS4 Suffers the Blue Light of Dozing

The new generation of consoles is finally here, but a colored light is once again a signal of bad news. However, this time it’s not the Xbox’s Red Ring of Death, but rather a flashing blue light on the PS4 that’s causing concern, specifically because it accompanies the console failing to finish powering on, or […]

Helium-Filled Hard Drive Boosts Capacity

Western Digital has released a 6TB hard drive, billed as the highest capacity in a 3.5″ model. The secret behind the added storage is helium. The UltraStar He6┬áis produced by HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary. The space in which the disk platters spin is filled with helium rather than air. Because helium is seven times […]

Google operating mystery barges

Google has been confirmed as behind three mysterious shipping barges on or near the US coasts. The most likely explanation is that they are data centers which will need less cooling. One barge is at Rickers Wharf in Portland and was last reported to be docked with staff installing equipment inside. Another is near a […]

Lego-style phone: Motorola already on the case

Yesterday we reported on a man with an idea to make modular mobile phones where replaceable and upgradeable components snapped together like Lego. It turns out Motorola has been working on just such a concept itself. Dave Hakkens, a Dutch designer, came up with the Phonebloks idea. He suggested a baseboard with an electrical circuit […]

Lego-Style Phone Would Make Upgrades Easy

A Dutch designer has come up with an idea for a totally modular smartphone that clicks together like a Lego set. Whether it’s physically or financially viable remains to be seen, but nearly a million people have agreed to publicize it tomorrow. Dave Hakkens’s idea, Phonebloks, came about after he had to throw out an […]

PS4 controller might have resembled Xbox layout

Sony says it considered redesigning its Playstation controller to be more like that of the Xbox. It settled on the more familiar layout, though has made some tweaks to favor shooter games over those for drivers. The revelations comes from Sony’s Toshimasa Aoki, the man in charge of designing the PS4 controllers. In a lengthy […]