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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Bluetooth 5 spec promises increased speed, range, and throughput
— 10:08 AM on December 8, 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group pulled back the curtain on the Bluetooth 5 Core Specification. According to the SIG, the new specification's low-energy mode...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Microsoft makes Windows 10 run on ARM devices
— 9:09 AM on December 8, 2016

Microsoft never seemed to have put together a cohesive strategy for mobile device software. The company's Windows Phone operating system has never been able to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Jonsbo cases drop thick tempered glass on the competition
— 4:19 PM on December 7, 2016

Jonsbo might not be a particularly familiar name to some readers, but the company has been building PC chassis for other vendors for some time,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Raidmax Alpha case comes with an integrated rainbow
— 11:37 AM on December 7, 2016

Raidmax is offering up a new chassis called the Alpha. The case ticks the "2016 gaming PC case" checklist with RGB LED lights and...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Khronos Group unites VR industry leaders for a standards initiative
— 9:00 AM on December 7, 2016

It's no secret that the world of virtual reality is fragmented. This fragmentation requires developers to port and customize their software for multiple devices, a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Independent QA firm digs into the causes of Note 7 battery fires
— 11:20 AM on December 6, 2016

Remember the Samsung Note 7 battery issues? Instrumental, a company that produces tools for remote quality assurance, certainly does. On its blog, Instrumental used...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Corsair's Carbide Series Air 740 case reviewed
— 6:27 PM on December 5, 2016

In a world where the compact ATX mid-tower is gaining traction, Corsair's Carbide Series Air 740 is an unapologetic bruiser of a case that promises...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Intel takes the lid off the full specs of its Apollo Lake NUCs
— 2:01 PM on December 5, 2016

The rumors of Atom's death were greatly exaggerated. Intel just released documents with the final specifications of its latest NUC kits, called the NUC6CAYH and...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Leap Motion adds hand signals to mobile VR
— 12:30 PM on December 5, 2016

Some readers may recall Leap Motion, a rather nifty hand-tracking technology first offered in development kits back in 2012 and subsequently integrated into VR...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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I made my dumb appliances smarter with the Internet of Things
— 2:58 PM on December 2, 2016

Sometimes I forget things. In particular, I forget to transfer my clean but wet laundry from the washing machine to the dryer. When this happens,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Networking

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Seagate Duet portable drive reaches for the clouds
— 1:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Between the proliferation of cheap eMMC storage devices, crazy-fast NVMe SSDs, and cloud backup services, users' interactions with platters of spinning rust is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Deals of the week: laptops and a mixed bag of goodies
— 12:02 PM on December 2, 2016

Greetings, fellow gerbils. I know, I know, your credit cards are beaten, bruised, and broken from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. And...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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ASRock Beebox-S reports for HTPC duty
— 9:01 AM on December 2, 2016

Every shake of the magic eight-ball seems to deliver the same conclusions regarding Intel's Kaby Lake seventh-generation Core CPUs: a little extra battery life...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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Silverstone Primera case looks hot and stays cool
— 2:59 PM on December 1, 2016

Skipping the 5.25" drive bays gives case manufacturers a lot of liberty to improve the airflow of a computer chassis. Silverstone takes full advantage of...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Zotac's VR Go Backpack is ready to strap up
— 12:14 PM on December 1, 2016

Product development takes time. Some products are first offered up in final form when they are days away from shipping. Others, like Zotac's VR Go...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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HP ProBook x360 Education Edition can survive the playground bully
— 10:24 AM on December 1, 2016

Remember back when laptops were first becoming a thing? Some folks thought we'd see every high-schooler carrying around their own personal PC by now, some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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