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Raspberry Pi Compute Module shrinks to memory stick size

Raspberry Pi Compute Module shrinks to memory stick size

The wraps have been taken off the new Raspberry Pi compute module, and with it comes a new slimmed down size. The new unit is slimmed down enough to fit into a DDR2 memory slot you'd find in laptops, and is aimed at business and industrial users.

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Apple’s first third party retailer going out of business

Apple’s first third party retailer going out of business

Back when Apple was a new company in the computer market, it needed third party retailers to get its products to the masses. This was decades before Apple was the retail juggernaut that it is today with its own fancy and efficient retail stores around the country. The very first batch of Apple computers went to a retail store in Minneapolis called Team Electronics.

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New Mac Pro now supports Windows 8 and up only via Boot Camp

New Mac Pro now supports Windows 8 and up only via Boot Camp

For years, Mac users that also need to be able to access software that only runs on Windows machines have been able to use Boot Camp to make that happen. Boot Camp is a dual boot environment that allows the installation of Windows OS on Mac computers. Apple has made a change to Boot Camp that might affect users on the new Mac Pro computer.

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GateKeeper Bluetooth device locks your computer when you step away

GateKeeper Bluetooth device locks your computer when you step away

It doesn't matter how good the password is on your computer if you forget to lock the machine when you step away. A lot of people set up secure passwords to lock their machines and keep people from being able to access their computer without their knowledge. Many of these same people have their machines set to lock 10-15 minutes after the last activity.

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Handheld Nautiz X4 rugged handheld computer aims at mobile workers

Handheld Nautiz X4 rugged handheld computer aims at mobile workers

People who work in harsh and rugged environments can't use normal computers, at least not if they want the machines to last long. Many of these workers need machines that are very rugged and a company called Handheld has a new rugged device that it has unveiled. The new device is called the Nautiz X4.

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PC mod imitates Mac Pro 2013 design

PC mod imitates Mac Pro 2013 design

Some might jeer at Apple's latest Mac Pro design, but it is, of course, no surprise that it has also drawn its fair share of fans. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and a certain user by the name of "sascha288" from a certain German forum has taken that to heart, building his own PC from the ground up to look like none other than the late 2013 model of the Mac Pro.

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Lenovo’s Miix 2 ‘multimode’ devices, hands-on at CES 2014

Lenovo’s Miix 2 ‘multimode’ devices, hands-on at CES 2014

Lenovo has come in hot and heavy this year at CES, with their over-the-top impressive 4K monitor and sublime windows tablets. Continuing their innovative approach to convertible devices, Lenovo has the Miix 2. A tablet, a laptop, and so much more. We were given the opportunity to check it out, and we must confess; we’re smitten.

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Toshiba Shape-Shifting Concept PC eyes-on

Toshiba Shape-Shifting Concept PC eyes-on

Some of the products you see at CES are coming out soon, and many will be coming out sometime later in the year. But along with those two, there is also a third category which includes devices that may or may never hit the market. Toshiba had one such item sitting on the floor and it is clearly just in the concept stage. In fact, they have it sitting behind glass and listed as being the "Shape-Shifting Concept PC."

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Toshiba Chromebook 13.3 hands-on

Toshiba Chromebook 13.3 hands-on

With Chromebooks gobbling up more and more of the market, it isn't any wonder we are seeing more and more companies joining the party. The latest, and the first from Toshiba is a 13.3-inch Chromebook with Haswell. This particular model won't be available until sometime in mid-February, however Toshiba has priced it, offered a complete set of specs and has it on display here at CES.

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Toshiba Chromebook announced with 13.3-inch display and Haswell

Toshiba Chromebook announced with 13.3-inch display and Haswell

Toshiba has officially entered the Chromebook market with a 13.3-inch model that is expected to arrive for those in the US in February. The Toshiba Chromebook will be priced at $279.99 and bring Intel's Haswell platform with a promised battery life of up to nine hours. The display will have a familiar Chromebook resolution of 1366 x 768.

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NVIDIA SHIELD streams Batman 6000 miles away

NVIDIA SHIELD streams Batman 6000 miles away

This week NVIDIA started CES 2014 off with chat on visual computing, summoning "Next-Gen PC Gaming" as their first point of action. Speaking up on how they're continuing to make the PC world work in gaming as easy as a console with things like GeForce Experience, they've gotten 20 million downloads deep - with that app system alone - in support from the public. Here we're seeing the technology called Gamestream - a relatively new technology - working with NVIDIA GRID in a way we've never seen before.

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Laptop searches by U.S. border agents ruled legal

Laptop searches by U.S. border agents ruled legal

For most people, one's laptop is a like a trusted friend, packed full of data that one would not give out part and parcel to just anyone, particularly not strangers. Random laptop searches at United States borders have been taking place for years, and have been the subject of much outcry, particularly due to the complete lack of suspicion needed to perform the search. Civil rights attorneys filed a lawsuit against this activity, citing reasons of being unconstitutional, but a New York judge has dismissed their complaint, giving border agents the go-ahead.

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