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AMD starts shipping “Seattle” ARM server chips

AMD starts shipping “Seattle” ARM server chips

AMD is best known for its rivalry with Intel in processors, almost all of which are based on the x86 and x64 CPU architecture. But as early as 2012, the chip maker publicly revealed how it was playing around with ARM chips to use in its line of processors for servers. The time for playing is apparently over, as AMD has started shipping the A1100, the first of its ARM-based Opteron A series designed for data centers. And its purpose is no secret either: to undermine Intel's reign in the server market.

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Fixstars 13TB SSD aims at streaming content distribution and storage

Fixstars 13TB SSD aims at streaming content distribution and storage

There are tradeoffs for both traditional hard drives and solid-state drives when choosing your computer storage solution. The HDD offers higher capacity and less cost than the SSD. The SSD on the other hand costs more, is much faster, and has smaller capacity than a HDD. The capacity issue is changing with Fixstars rolling out a new 2.5-inch SSD that crams 13TB of storage inside.

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Chrome browser can soon cast content without Cast extension

Chrome browser can soon cast content without Cast extension

Web browsing was, in the beginning, a more personal activity, with users hogging the screen, reading web pages and viewing pictures of cats. As the Web embraced more types of content, it has expanded to become a social, or at least group, experience, from watching videos to giving presentations. It seems appropriate then that web browsers be able to display their content on some external screen or display. Google made that possible in Chrome via the Google Cast extension but soon the ability will come built into the web browser, no additional software needed.

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Remix OS is now ready to run on your PC (or Mac)

Remix OS is now ready to run on your PC (or Mac)

If you've ever wondered what Android would look and feel like as a regular desktop operating system, now you can give your imagination a break. Chinese company Jide has delivered its promised Remix OS 2.0 for PCs, Macs, and practically anything that runs on an x86 chip, which covers both Intel and AMD. Jide has retrofitted Android into a form that more closely resembles a traditional desktop. And while it does succeed in that to some extent and definitely does better than other similar attempts, Remix OS for PC is still marked as Alpha and will have a bug or two or more hiding in some corners.

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Samsung unveils curved gaming monitors at CES 2016

Samsung unveils curved gaming monitors at CES 2016

With plenty of curved TVs on the market, Samsung is now pushing the curved screen goodness to the PC gaming market. At CES 2016 Samsung is showing off curved gaming, monitors include the CF591, CF391, CF390, and CF398. These monitors have the tightest curvature on the market with a radius of 1.8-meters.

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ASUS ZenBeam projector, portable monitor lets you present anywhere

ASUS ZenBeam projector, portable monitor lets you present anywhere

Your office might be mobile and portable, but giving presentations on the spot, whether to a small group or a big audience, isn't. While there are a few portable projection solutions already in existence, ASUS' new ZenBeam projectors really take the cake when it comes to portability. After all, it's just as big as your smartphone. And when you need a better display close up, ASUS' new Portable USB Monitor can give your smartphone a bigger screen in a pinch.

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Acer Chromebase 24 hands-on: big time Chrome OS

Acer Chromebase 24 hands-on: big time Chrome OS

One of the biggest Chrome devices we've yet come across is the Acer Chromebase 24, the first of its kind with an Intel Core inside. This device has a 23.8-inch Full HD panel up front and a chassis that allows this panel to tilt from 5- to 30-degrees, making it great for a variety of purposes. This thing is big. It's a monster. It's here to convince you to ditch your Mac and/or your Windows desktop altogether.

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Remix OS to bring desktop-like Android to PCs, Macs on Jan. 12

Remix OS to bring desktop-like Android to PCs, Macs on Jan. 12

You're probably not familiar with the Chinese startup named Jide, but if you're anything of an Android fan, you better take note. The company is close to doing what many have tried but few have succeeded: giving Android a more desktop-friendly experiencece. FIrst there was the Jide Ultra tablet "Surface clone". Then came the Remix Mini mini PC. Starting 12th January, Jide will be embracing everyone and their hardware by releasing Remix OS 2.0 for PCs and Macs, or any Intel or AMD device basically. And for free!

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Canon SELPHY CP1200 compact photo printer gets more mobile

Canon SELPHY CP1200 compact photo printer gets more mobile

As mobile as we have become, we sometimes want our photos to also be as mobile as we are. And no, we're not just talking about the digital copies of those moments but sometimes even their physical manifestations. Portable photo printers haven't completely caught on yet, but that hasn't stopped the likes of Canon from pushing the product line forward. With the SELPHY CP1200, the camera and printer maker is toting the wireless compact printer's full mobility, with an optional direct-attachable battery and a new dedicated Wi-Fi button.

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Dell’s new Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1 takes on Surface

Dell’s new Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1 takes on Surface

Making a Surface-style 2-in-1 is all the rage, and Dell isn't to be left out, bringing two detachables to CES 2016 this week. The Dell Latitude 12 7000 Series 2-in-1 and its Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 sibling each pack Intel's latest 6th-gen Core processors and Windows 10, and as the names suggest feature a removable keyboard.

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Dell aims high-end with carbon fiber ultraportable

Dell aims high-end with carbon fiber ultraportable

Apple's MacBook may be the coveted ultraportable on the block, but PC notebook makers like Dell aren't going to leave it that way. The new Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series squeezes a 13.3-inch display into a form-factor more akin to a 12-inch, just 2.48 pounds but with niceties like optional WWAN.

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Dell throws OLED and wireless charging at UltraSharp displays

Dell throws OLED and wireless charging at UltraSharp displays

Just when you think monitors can't excite you any more, along comes something huge, pretty to the eyes, or just plain clever to show you otherwise. Dell has ticked a few of those boxes with its CES 2016 line-up, with the UltraSharp 24 Wireless Monitor and UltraSharp 30 Ultra HD OLED monitor sharing top billing in the range.

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