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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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Can You Guess the Internet's Most Popular Sites by Their Wireframes?

Would you know Reddit or Twitter if you saw it without pictures or text? You might not think so—but you'd be surprised how well you know the structure of your most-used sites. Now, you can take a test to find out. Read More >>

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Incredibly Clear Footage Shows the Blast Effect of 1953 Atomic Bomb

AtomCentral shows us some amazingly clear HD footage restored from 1953 of the Atomic Cannon test from Upshot-Knothole Grable in Nevada. In the video, you can see cars, jeeps, buses and tanks against the backdrop of the massive blast's initial burst and shockwave. The blast eventually swallows everything. Read More >>

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Take This Simple Test to Figure Out How Quickly You Read

Growing up reading Harry Potter, I was always amazed that when a new installment was released, news always broke that someone out there had completed the book in a few hours. Are you a speedy reader? Find out with this interactive test. Read More >>

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Join Facebook's Android Beta Scheme for Early Access to the New Stuff

Facebook, which has been criticised for years for providing an Android app of rather variable quality, has launched a beta scheme so users can get in on the very latest app features and revisions before they hit the mainstream. Read More >>

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3D Printed Gun Tested Again, This Time it Self-Destructs in Police Hands

A new test print-'n-shoot of that controversial 3D printed gun has not gone quite as planned, with police in Australia printing up a pair of Liberators -- only to see one blow itself to pieces when fired for the first time. Read More >>

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Rogue Driving Test Examiner Pocketed £3,000 in Return for Guaranteeing a Pass

Police busted a driving test examiner this week, accusing him of pocketing large sums of money in exchange for securing test success for otherwise dodgy drivers. Read More >>

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Could You Pass the New British Citizenship Test?

If you're applying to be a British citizen, you have to pass a cunning test filled with questions about 'Life in the UK', just to check you're down with the homies or something. After changes in 2011, it was filled with exciting questions about pregnancy rates and unemployment law. Now, it's been re-jigged to focus far more on history and culture. Question is: do you deserve to be British? Can you pass the test? Read More >>

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Tourists Watching Nuclear Explosions Is a Terrible Idea But a Great Facebook Photo

I love these images—created by photographer Clay Lipsky—and their premise: "Imagine if the advent of the atomic era occurred during today's information age. Tourists would gather to view bomb tests, at the 'safe' distances used in the 1950s, and share the resulting phone photos" on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Read More >>

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Google Search Beats the Crap Out of Siri In 1600 Question Test

Pitting Google search against Siri using a monster 1600-question test shows how useful Siri really is: not at all. Google answered correctly 86 per cent of the time. Siri achieved just 68 per cent accuracy. At that point, it's not much better than a crystal ball. Read More >>

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People Test Toilets Using Fake Poop?

If you always thought toilets just worked, be prepared to reassess. A company called Maximum Performance dedicates its activities to optimising your bathroom experience—and that's led it to develop fake poop for testing toilets. Really. Read More >>

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iPad Test Notes: Speed (Versus Tegra 3)

Apple made some bold claims about its new A5X chip, claiming it would give a 4x graphical boost over Nvidia's Tegra 3. At the same time, the Tegra 3 is a powerhouse of computational processing. So lets put 'em to the test. Read More >>

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How Much Abuse Can a BlackBerry Take?

RIM just put out a series of videos showcasing the durability tests a BlackBerry has to withstand prior to its release. Pretty cool! Read More >>

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The Galaxy Nexus Outperforms the iPhone 4S

Like we weren't excited about the Galaxy Nexus enough already. The crew at AnandTech has been busily benchmarking Android's new flagship against Apple's top performer. The results? The Galaxy Nexus is the new king of the hill in some key areas. Read More >>

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