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Why Banksy just painted Steve Jobs

Why Banksy just painted Steve Jobs

Syrian refugees are being downtrodden by Republican leaders and presidential candidates aplenty. Rogue graffiti artist Banksy has something to say about that. In a painting in the Jungle refugee camp in the French port of Calais, Banksy painted a portrait of Jobs holding a sack and carrying an old-school Apple computer. Something like a shortened Color Classic. And why would Banksy paint Steve Jobs in a refugee camp, you might ask?

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NYU teaches machines to learn like humans

NYU teaches machines to learn like humans

Scientists at New York University work with machines that'll soon learn like humans, dramatically shortening the time it takes for a robot to adapt. Creativity is what they're teaching, and the robot apocalypse is nearly upon us. Brenden Lake, the paper's lead author and Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow at New York University, suggests that "this work points to promising methods to narrow the gap for other machine learning tasks."

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Top notable Windows 10 tablets in 2015

Top notable Windows 10 tablets in 2015

2015 is nearly over and with that comes two things: holidays and shopping! And while reflecting on the great things that has happened in the past months and planning for the next twelve, it might also be time to consider whether your computing needs is also due a much needed update. This year has seen many a new things, from a new Windows 10 to new Intel processors, that might have you thinking about your next purchase. But what if you valued mobility just as much as your budget? Worry not, because we have here some of the most notable Window 10 tablets this year that will give you the best bang for your buck.

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Tiny 8-inch laptop has slick 12-inch folding keyboard

Tiny 8-inch laptop has slick 12-inch folding keyboard

Lots of folks who spend time on the road for work know that having a small and lightweight notebook computer can save you a lot of weight in your luggage and still let you get work one. The catch is that the smaller a notebook computer gets, the smaller the keyboard gets and the less comfortable and easy to use the notebook becomes. This little notebook is a Lilliputian 8-inch machine, but it has a larger 12-inch keyboard inside.

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Azulle Access PC Stick and Logitech K400 Plus keyboard turn TVs into PCs

Azulle Access PC Stick and Logitech K400 Plus keyboard turn TVs into PCs

Personal computing has definitely changed a lot these past years. First, what was once an activity tethered to a desk moved over to laps and sometimes even couches and beds. Today, you can take your computing almost anywhere. Even TVs, appliances associated more with entertainment, can now talk serious business too. That's thanks to gadgets like Azulle's Quantum Access PC HDMI stick, which now comes bundled with the new Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus, to turn TVs into devices for both productivity as well as family fun.

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PINE A64 offers a 64-bit computer for less than $20

PINE A64 offers a 64-bit computer for less than $20

It's amazing to see just how far computers have come in my lifetime. When I was a kid, our computer was that thing that sat in my dad's office, that we were only rarely able to touch. These days, I always have a computer (or two) with me, and three different rooms in my house have dedicated PCs. And now there are complete computers you can buy for less than a meal. And now there's a new competitor in the sub-$20 computer market.

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Hybrids: this is the future of tablets

Hybrids: this is the future of tablets

Google has just made the Pixel C Android 2-in-1 tablet available for purchase and the tech world will undoubtedly be awash with reviews of the device, most of which will compare it with the iPad Pro and the Surface 3. And that's to be expected, not just because they are direct competitors to each other, to some extent, but also because they are the forerunners of a shift in the tablet market that will most likely define the device category in the next few years. Tablets are growing up, and they aren't content to just be passive bystanders to the digital content that we are creating by the droves.

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Google wants to play dress up with OnHub router

Google wants to play dress up with OnHub router

Encasing smartphones, and sometimes even tablets and laptops, aren't exactly new to our ears. They have, in fact, given rise to very artistic expressions as well as innovative extensions. But putting a shell around your router? Now that's something you don't hear every day. But if you are one of the few to get Google's and TP-LINK's new cylindrical OnHub router, then that might soon become a way of life. Google has just announced its similarly new concept to put a case around the router to make it more a part of your home than just some black box in the corner.

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New LG Minibeam projectors boast Bluetooth wireless freedom

New LG Minibeam projectors boast Bluetooth wireless freedom

Gone are the days when all projectors are hulking boxes of weight and heat that you'd only use sparingly at the office or some public speaking event. Now projectors are small enough to fit inside tablets and even smartphones. While that latter part might still be an eccentricity, portable projectors are becoming quite the fad. And the new members of LG's Minibeam projector line, specifically the PH550, PW1000, and PW1500 take that portability even further by adding Bluetooth connectivity into the wireless mix.

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Google Pixel C benchmarks reveal a performance monster

Google Pixel C benchmarks reveal a performance monster

Last September, Google revealed an unexpected new member of its Android hardware family. And no, it wasn't a new Nexus tablet. At least not by name. The Google Pixel C looked more like a Chromebook, and even had part of the Chromebook name, but ran Android instead. Rumor has it that the Pixel C will launch sometime in the next few days. But before that happens, some benchmark sites have caught a glimpse of the 2-in-1 tablet hybrid and have revealed just how powerful, and maybe even underutilized, it could be.

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