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Samsung Bixby wants to guide you through the Galaxy
— 12:32 PM on March 20, 2017

Smartphones and connected devices keep adding new capabilities, and Samsung thinks users might need some help keeping up. The company says its Bixby AI...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Mobile computing Internet

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EVGA SC17 1070 laptop orders up 4K and G-Sync to go
— 4:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Just yesterday, we reported on an AOC monitor with 4K resolution and support for Nvidia's G-Sync. If cramming 3840x2160 pixels and Nvidia's variable...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Zotac packs several Zboxes for CeBIT 2017
— 2:30 PM on March 17, 2017

It seems like the industry events never stop coming. Next week in Hannover, Deutsche Messe will be hosting its annual CeBIT technology expo. Most...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs
— 1:00 PM on March 17, 2017

Waiting for images to load is no fun. Neither is paying for bandwidth to serve or receive those images. We've reported in the recent past...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Microsoft may block updates on new PCs running Windows 7 or 8.1
— 4:42 PM on March 16, 2017

A while back, Microsoft let the world know that it'd only support recent CPUs in the Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen, and Qualcomm 8996 families...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Asus ROG GR8 II living-room PC packs a punch
— 10:00 AM on March 16, 2017

Asus showed off its first Kaby Lake gaming desktops a couple months ago. The ultra-slim, VR-focused variant called the GR8 II is

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Chrome 57 saves power and CPU cycles by throttling background tabs
— 11:30 AM on March 15, 2017

When we wrote about Chrome 56 about six weeks ago, we mentioned that Google was working on aggressively throttling background tabs in order to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Eurocom Sky X9E3 stretches the meaning of 'laptop'
— 4:00 PM on March 14, 2017

Eurocom has offered plenty of machines with lots of powerful hardware inside laptop-shaped packages before. Now, the company's Sky X9E3 laptop really stretches the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Google Invisible reCAPTCHA fights robots from the shadows
— 3:00 PM on March 9, 2017

Pretty much everyone hates CAPTCHA forms, the often-annoying checkboxes or miniature surveys that many web sites force upon a user in order to access...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Nvidia and Microsoft team up to accelerate cloud-based AI
— 9:30 AM on March 9, 2017

Buzzwords like "AI" and "machine learning" are thrown around like candy these days, but the use cases for those technologies are growing at a rapid...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Windows Servers

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Windows will soon start downloading less for its updates
— 9:00 AM on March 3, 2017

Last November, Microsoft announced an initiative to adjust the way that Windows devices of all kinds receive updates. Broadly speaking, the purpose of the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless is ready for networking action
— 3:30 PM on February 28, 2017

The Pi Foundation's Raspberry Pi Zero caused quite a stir when it was unveiled in November 2015. The $5 computer has most of the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Linux-Unix

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 will crack the floor you drop it on
— 1:00 PM on February 27, 2017

Panasonic's latest Toughbook CF-33 models seem to take after Microsoft's Surface Pro. Both machines have detachable keyboards and similar 12" multi-touch screens with work-friendly...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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In the lab: Asus' Tinker Board SBC
— 5:27 PM on February 24, 2017

We wrote about Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer (SBC) for the first time a little over a month ago. The Tinker Board is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday
— 11:30 AM on February 16, 2017

Windows system administrators have grown to expect patches from Microsoft on the second Tuesday of each month. The software giant formalized the practice of releasing...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Falcon Northwest's Oculus Ready desktops get a splash of Kaby Lake
— 2:00 PM on February 15, 2017

Boutique builder Falcon Northwest has a long history of working with Oculus, having built development and demo rigs for the VR headset maker for a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Amazon Chimes in on video conferencing market
— 3:30 PM on February 14, 2017

Skype was originally released in 2003. Apple's FaceTime first appeared on iOS back in 2010. Video conferencing is definitely not anything new. Amazon is...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Networking Personal tech

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In the lab: MSI's Trident 3 gaming mini-PC
— 2:43 PM on February 10, 2017

Among MSI's gaming PCs, the smallest model is the Trident 3. I've been curious about the performance of one of these slabs ever since...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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