How to unroot your Galaxy S3 and flash it back to stock ROM

Rooting your phone and even trying out new ROMs is part and parcel of being a hardcore enthusiast. But sometimes you need to go back to the way things were. Here’s how to do that.

What you need to know about Haswell Lynx Point chipset

The Haswell CPU platform will be accompanied by a new Series-8 chipset otherwise known as the platform controller hub (PCH) codenamed Lynx Point. This will initially include the Z87 and H87 parts aimed at enthusiasts and mainstream system builds respectively followed by a budget H81 chipset to replace the old H61 model later in 2013.…

How to build a gaming pc for $900

Performance on a budget One of our younger APC readers asked us about building a PC that would handle fast gaming and server work for under $900. While it’s easy to dismiss the idea as mission impossible it’s actually worth looking at the idea particularly when PC component prices are at or near all-time lows.…

All you need to know about Intel’s Haswell chip

  Haswell is a small country town in the US state of Colorado. Its entry into the IT lexicon due to Intel’s determination to avoid trademark issues by using location names instead appears at a critical time in the computing landscape. With Microsoft’s collection of Windows 8 hybrids convertibles and all-in-ones failing to excite and…

Seagate’s new 5mm Ultrathin hard drive a game changer

Expect cheaper Ultrabooks in the next few months and tablets with massive PC-like storage down the track thanks to an astonishingly-thin 5mm 500GB mechanical drive announced by Seagate at the Computex computer show in Taipei this week. PC laptop and tablet makers ASUS Lenovo and Dell have endorsed the Laptop Ultra-thin HDD500GB drive and are…

Arduino Project 5: Digital audio player

So far in this series we’ve had a diverse look at how Arduino can interact with a range of real-world devices from servo motors to ultrasonic range finders TVs to humidity sensors. Now we’ll see if we could get the Arduino to make a few sounds. We’ll actually do a bit better than that -…

Fundawear: Arduino finds its way into your underwear

 The vibrating underwear announced by condom-maker Durex has clearly touched a sensitive nerve around the world judging by the number of stories about the remotely-controlled masturbation undies that have flashed up on major media websites.But what’s actually inside those underpants and bra that are designed to let you deliver app-controlled vibrations to your partner’s private…