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HP Spectre x360 updated with sleek ENVY along for the ride

HP Spectre x360 updated with sleek ENVY along for the ride

HP has revamped its flagship convertible notebook, outfitting the Spectre x360 with Intel's newest 6th-gen Core "Skylake" processors. The revamped laptop - which owes its name to a 360-degree hinge that allows the 13.3-inch touchscreen to rotate all the way around into a slate form-factor - also gets a new color option, a striking Ash Silver with Copper accents.

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Apple’s 4K 21.5-inch iMac might arrive next week

Apple’s 4K 21.5-inch iMac might arrive next week

The tech flood just doesn't seem to stop, does it? Microsoft has just unveiled a new Surface Book that it unabashedly compares with Apple's MacBook Pro. But in just a few days, Apple might be firing back with a computer that Microsoft doesn't have a competitor to. At least not yet. Yes, it might be time for that iMac refresh. Sources are now claiming that Apple is preparing to launch its new 21.5-inch iMacs that have long been believed to sport a 4K resolution, finally bringing the smaller iMac forward in display tech.

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Surface Book vs MacBook Pro: Microsoft calls out Apple

Surface Book vs MacBook Pro: Microsoft calls out Apple

This morning as Microsoft prepared to reveal several new Surface devices, they couldn't help but call out their competitors first. "We have competitors, you may have noticed," said Microsoft's Panos Panay, referring to the Surface and other competitor tablets launched with keyboards, "they're chasing it, it's pretty cool." Panay went on to suggest that Microsoft's options were to "double down and bring the thunder" or to "reinvent the category again." Microsoft appeared to choose the former as they played Thunderstruck by AC/DC while presenting the new Surface Pro 4.

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Dell XPS 12 “Surface Pro clone” has more pics, specs

Dell XPS 12 “Surface Pro clone” has more pics, specs

In just a few days, Microsoft is expected to reveal its next Surface Pro "tablet that can replace your laptop", but the rumors of devices that are trying to "kill" it don't seem to be stopping any time soon. Dell was already rumored to have such a device ready and now we're hearing more details about it. In fact, we're also seeing more of it, thanks to higher resolution images of this XPS 12, which kinda looks like a cross between Microsoft Surface and an ASUS Transformer.

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NETGEAR launches Nighthawk X8 smart router, ARM-based ReadyNAS

NETGEAR launches Nighthawk X8 smart router, ARM-based ReadyNAS

NETGEAR is one of the world's leading brands when it comes to networking technology, so when it claims to do super fast, people stop and listen. It has just launched two different yet related networked products that both claim to be the fastest in their field. The new Nightwing X8 Smart Wi-FI router boasts of a "blistering" speed of 5.3 Gbps thanks to a combination of tri-band and quad-stream Wi-Fi. The new ReadyNAS 212 and 214, on the other hand, promise the fastest read and write operations on a NAS today.

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Samsung’s wireless charging gaming monitor up for pre-order

Samsung’s wireless charging gaming monitor up for pre-order

If you're sitting in front of a desktop computer right now, you most likely have your smartphone in front of you. If not, it is farther away, maybe on a shelf or at the end of the desk, charging. Either way, it just proves Samsung's point that your smartphone, and maybe its charging cables, are either too far from you to be useful or are cluttering up your desk. Thankfully, the Korean manufacturer's SE370 monitor, the world's first to have wireless charging built-in, is no available for pre-orders.

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Alienware refreshes its lineup with Intel Skylake chips

Alienware refreshes its lineup with Intel Skylake chips

It has barely been less than year since Alienware launched the Alienware 13, 15, and 17 laptops and just about a month since the company flaunted its wares at PAX Prime 2015. But with the launch of Intel's sixth generation Core i processors, there is much reason to want for more. Fortunately, Alienware is taking that opportunity to refresh its PC lineup, giving its desktop and laptops not a fresh coating but a fresh new heart thanks to Intel's new, more gaming-friendly Skylake processor generation.

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Neural implant allows the paralyzed to type 6 WPM using their mind

Neural implant allows the paralyzed to type 6 WPM using their mind

Computers are so integral to work and play today that it can be difficult for anyone unable to use one to function in a normal work setting. Researchers working on a brain computer interface have been able to allow two paralyzed people to type using their brains and a neural implant at six words per minute. That certainly isn't what most consider speedy typing but it's impressive considering that the users move the cursor on the screen using nothing but their brain.

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Google, NASA add D-Wave 2X to quantum computing arsenal

Google, NASA add D-Wave 2X to quantum computing arsenal

Some companies need a few computers to go about their business, others need very fast mainframes and servers to function. And then there are others who need exponentially faster computing to run at peak efficiency. Google and NASA are two examples of those companies, which is why they are heavily invested in the still nascent field of quantum computing. Luckily for them, D-Wave, a leading manufacturer of quantum computing equipment, has just revealed the D-Wave 2X to cater to their, as well as others', needs and experiments in the field.

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