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The 10 most popular TechSpot news stories of 2015

By Jos
Dec 31, 2015
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  1. As 2015 comes to a close we're taking a look back at the year's most popular stories on TechSpot. Throughout the day we've gone compiled the most read stories narrowed down by company/topic, including Microsoft, Google, Apple, tech culture news, security and our reviews and longer-form features. To wrap up, these are the most read posts overall in any category.

    We hope you enjoyed our daily dispatch of technology news and analysis as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing it to you. Here’s to an even more exciting 2016!

    #10 Amazon may soon give FedEx, UPS and USPS the boot

    Amazon is reportedly the entity behind a secretive air cargo operation launched this past September codenamed “Aerosmith.”

    #9 Multi-monitor, ultra wide or 4K: What delivers the best gaming experience?

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    A performance and overall gaming experience analysis using four different display setups: 16:9 (1080p or 2560x1440), multi-monitor surround, 21:9 ultra-wide, and 4K (technically 16:9, but different due to high pixel density).

    #8 Panasonic's consumer-grade exoskeleton can be yours in September

    The Assist Suit AWN-03 is designed to help manual labor workers lift heavy objects with less strain, thus potentially reducing the risk of long-term injury.

    #7 This guy meticulously built an entire PC out of cardboard

    This “computer” built entirely out of cardboard and common household materials, is YouTuber Mickey W’s entry in LG’s first annual UltraWide Festival Dream Setup.

    #6 New for Windows 10: free update for most, Spartan revealed, local game streaming, holograms and more

    Microsoft executives detail many of the things coming to the Windows platform accross different consumer, business and even prototype devices.

    #5 Intel's 10nm 'Cannonlake' delayed, replaced by 14nm 'Kaby Lake'

    Intel's Cannonlake, originally slated for 2016 and later 2017, is now on hold indefinitely. Instead, Intel's current Skylake processors will be succeeded by Kaby Lake.

    #4 This guy built an all-electric '68 Mustang that'd put a Tesla Model S in its place

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    The Zombie 222 is a 1968 Mustang with dual 11-inch electric motors that put down 800 horsepower and an insane 1,800 pound foot of torque.

    #3 Popular free VPN service, Hola, discovered to have malware-like behavior

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    One of the most popular free VPN and geo-unblocking services, Hola, is uncovered as exhibiting malware-like behavior by reselling users' idle bandwidth.

    #2 Intel Z170 vs. Z97 chipset: What is the difference?

    There are a number of important differences between the Z97 and Z170 chipsets. The first and most important is the move to the new socket 1151 to support Skylake CPUs.

    #1 'Mars One' finalist breaks silence, claims organization is a total scam

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    Mars One, the non-profit organization that has been recruiting hopefuls wishing to be among the first humans to ever step foot on the red planet, is a giant scam.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,455   +1,733

    Lesson to be learnt, nothing beats a meticulous search for unimportant differences in chip-sets, except for debunking a very believable online promise of getting an accommodation on Mars.

    Very frequently, in answer to why a top article from today suddenly gets much more attention than one from yesterday, I would postulate: it was sunny yesterday, but today's weather is just shitty, - better to stick online...
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2016

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