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MediaTek introduces Helio P10 octa-core processing chip

MediaTek introduces Helio P10 octa-core processing chip

MediaTek, one of the leading processor manufacturers for mobile device chipsets, is expanding its newest generation processor family, Helio, by introducing the P series chips. The P10 is a slim, 8 core processor. What this means for mobile device manufacturers, is that they have a the new chip to work with for handsets that aren't going to get an expensive 10 core processor, let alone an extreme performance 20 core processor like last month's MediaTek announcement, the Helio X20. Whereas, the X20 has flagship written all over it, the P10 looks like it will be for future mid to upper range handsets.

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Windows 10 available now for Raspberry Pi 2

Windows 10 available now for Raspberry Pi 2

The operating system known as Windows 10 Internet of Things Core Insider Preview becomes available today for Raspberry Pi 2. This system requires that users already have Windows 10 Insider Preview for their standard PC - Windows, not a virtual machine, and that they have a Raspberri Pi 2 - of course. This system needs a 5V micro USB power supply as well as an HDMI cable if display is desired, an ethernet cable, and an 8GB micro SD card - class 10 or better. If you're good here, you're about to be good to go on your Pi 2.

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Windows 10 arrives July 29: How much will you pay?

Windows 10 arrives July 29: How much will you pay?

While the announcement of Windows 10 included word that the upgrade to this OS would be free, not every user will have that opportunity. The opportunity to attain this operating system at no cost is limited. Only those who have Windows 7 or 8.1 "Pro" editions - not those with the "Enterprise" editions - will receive this upgrade for free. This push also only exists within the first year of release of the OS. You'll want to read this fine print before you proceed to the "go" button.

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Intel acquires Altera in $17bn IoT gadget play

Intel acquires Altera in $17bn IoT gadget play

Computer processor maker Intel acquires fellow chip-maker Altera in effort to combine technologies and lead the market through the future. Suggesting that this combination "harnesses the power of Moore's Law to accelerate Altera's existing businesses," Intel has announced that they'll acquire the company for $16.7 billion in an all-cash transaction. This combination will allow the companies to "make the next generation of solutions not just better," said Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, "but able to do more." This is the dawn of something greater and far more customizable than past products with either company on their own.

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ASUS 32-inch ProArt monitor offers full Adobe RGB colors in 4K

ASUS 32-inch ProArt monitor offers full Adobe RGB colors in 4K

ASUS has just revealed an updated model of its 32-inch ProArt monitor (PA329Q), which still offers Ultra HD/4K (3840 x 2160) in 16:9, but now with the full Adobe RGB color gamut, making it an interesting option for its targeted professional market, as opposed to the last year's monitor with only sRGB. This new ProArt also touts an IPS display with 178-degree wide viewing angle, eliminating color shifting. ASUS hasn't revealed a price or release date, but as it's currently being shown at the Computex event, hopefully it will be available soon.

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Windows 10 available July 29: Microsoft

Windows 10 available July 29: Microsoft

The summer news that Windows users have been eagerly waiting for is finally here: Microsoft has announced that its newest operating system, Windows 10, will be available to all on Wednesday, July 29. As has been discussed before, the new OS will be free for existing Windows 7 and 8 users (unless, of course, they're running pirated versions). Also, this launch is to be only for the PC and tablet versions of Windows 10, while a timeframe for the smartphone release hasn't been mentioned yet.

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NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti arrives with 4K, VR, DirectX 12 in tow

NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti arrives with 4K, VR, DirectX 12 in tow

At Computex in Taiwan this week, NVIDIA is going out guns ablazing to woo gamers of all shapes, sizes, and hardware preferences, with the availability of the Android TV NVIDIA SHIELD console to notebooks equipped with G-SYNC modules. Now for the desktop gamers at heart, it is revealing the GTX 980 Ti, it's latest flagship graphics card that promises to bring the latest gaming trends to desktop users. Its most future-ready GeForce GPU yet, this second generation Maxwell card supports not just 4K content but also Virtual Reality and the upcoming DirectX 12 on Windows 10.

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$200,000 Vintage Apple I computer recycled by unsuspecting mystery woman

$200,000 Vintage Apple I computer recycled by unsuspecting mystery woman

Next time you clean out your garage, you might want to get any old electronics sitting around appraised before resigning them to the scrap heap. A mystery woman went to the San Francisco electronics recycling company, Clean Bay Area to donate her late husband's electronics to make room in the garage. In doing so, she accidentally threw away a rare, vintage computer, worth $200,000. It may have looked like a random, old circuit board to the untrained eye, but the dusty electronics turned out the be an exceedingly elusive Apple I computer.

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Zotac Zbox MA760 mini PC has a quartet of DisplayPort outputs

Zotac Zbox MA760 mini PC has a quartet of DisplayPort outputs

If you are in the market for a very small form factor PC that has the ability to support multiple monitors, the Zotac Zbox MA760 might be exactly what you are looking for. The PC isn’t exactly bristling with performance, but it's not bad for a mini PC. The biggest feature is certainly the ability for it to support four monitors at one time. The four video outputs are all DisplayPort.

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Zotac Zbox R mini PC supports RAID 0 and 1

Zotac Zbox R mini PC supports RAID 0 and 1

There are plenty of tiny mini PCs on the market today for folks that need a PC that takes up as little space as possible. Typically, these tiny PCs have very few features when it comes to connectivity and storage, but that's not the case with Zotac's latest. This machine is the Zotac Zbox R series and it has room inside for a pair of 2.5-inch drives.

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