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HTC One M8 Relegated to Last Place as Benchmarking Nerd War Turns Nasty

HTC's claim that its gaming of the benchmarking system is actually a feature of the HTC One M8 has been laughed at by the makers of the 3Dmark tool, with the M8 accused of cheating and dumped to last place in the tables. Which, in the packed world of Android, means the HTC powerhouse is now around 1,000th position in the performance charts. Read More >>

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HTC One M8 Benchmarks Inflated by Sneaky "High Performance Mode" Option

HTC has confessed that its new HTC One is able to detect benchmark testing tools and throw more resources at them, although rather than fudge the issue as Samsung did when it was rumbled pulling the same trick, HTC says this "High Performance Mode" is actually a feature. Read More >>

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Why are Most Planes Painted White?

Here's a difficult question to answer without getting involved in a heated internet argument that eventually spills over into real-world violence -- why are big planes mostly white? Shouldn't Branson's Virgin fleet be red? Is there some sort of law? Does it help with visibility? Read More >>

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If These Benchmarks Are Genuine, the iPhone 5 Will Blow Literally Everything Out of the Water

The iPhone 5 is out in the wild, well, under NDA in the hands of reviewers at least, but it's apparently made a quick appearance on Geekbench, just to test its mettle a little. It clocked up a score of 1,601, which totally annihilates the iPhone 4S with its puny 631 score, and even tops Android's best. Read More >>

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