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TP-LINK URL used to configure routers no longer owned by TP-LINK

TP-LINK URL used to configure routers no longer owned by TP-LINK

While domain names like "google.com" or "apple.com" seem to last forever, their ownership doesn't. Companies who maintain these and other official URLs need to regularly renew ownership or risk losing ownership to someone else. Network equipment maker TP-LINK might have forgotten that simple chore. Either that or it decided to simply let its ownership lapse. Either way, it has been discovered that two domain's formerly used by TP-LINK to configure its routers and Wi-Fi Extenders are, in fact, no longer owned by TP-LINK at all.

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This Tetris runs on a giant home-built “megaprocessor” computer

This Tetris runs on a giant home-built “megaprocessor” computer

Creating a Tetris game to be played on the side of a Seattle skyscraper is undoubtedly a huge undertaking, but that's relatively easy for a company with resources and ready-made components at its disposal. On the other hand, creating a Tetris game to be played on a computer built from scratch to resemble a blown up microprocessor probably takes the cake. It's also insanely hard too. But that's exactly what James Newman from Cambridge has accomplished. Both creating what he calls a "megaprocessor" and using it for what it does best: playing Tetris.

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GIGABYTE GTX 1070 OC is a GeForce for your Mini ITX

GIGABYTE GTX 1070 OC is a GeForce for your Mini ITX

When you hear about gaming rigs, you usually imagine hulking boxes with all sorts of ports, lights, and odd cooling apparatus specifically fine tuned to meet the extensive demands of high-end PC gaming. Some gamers, however, would like to take up a little less space on the desk or shelf. Yes, Mini ITX gaming PCs are a thing, and GIGABYTE just unveileed is custom-made GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC card to give those smaller boxes some added graphics muscle to still perform adequately while keeping the space footprint to a minimum.

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Kineti Windows 10 table shows what the Surface could have been

Kineti Windows 10 table shows what the Surface could have been

Before it became a tablet, "large screen", and soon all-in-one PC brand, the "Surface" was envisioned to be something that nobody really wanted back then: a Windows-powered touchscreen coffee table. Perhaps it was just too far ahead of its time, or the powers that be (marketing) decided it has no chance of retail success. The dream, however, is far from dead and French outfit Kineti is trying to prove that there is indeed a market for a Windows 10 table by making it available for anyone to buy. If they can afford the $5,600 price tag, of course.

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Surface Book packing Core i5, 128GB SSD and NVIDIA graphics returns

Surface Book packing Core i5, 128GB SSD and NVIDIA graphics returns

Back when the Surface Book first launched Microsoft was offering a model that had an Intel Core i5 processor, 128GB SSD, and the discrete NVIDIA graphics card. That particular model was the lowest priced version of the Surface Book to bring that NVIDIA dGPU and as such, it turned out to be very popular. Microsoft said at the time that it had only made a limited number of that model and it sold out quickly. Undoubtedly, Microsoft was hoping that people would instead opt for a more expensive version of the Surface Book with dGPU.

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Windows 10’s (hopefully) last nag goes full screen

Windows 10’s (hopefully) last nag goes full screen

Winter, er, the end of the Windows 10 free update is coming. And so will all the nagware and nag windows. Or at least promises Microsoft. However, that isn't stopping the company from trying one last time to force convince users to upgrade before time runs out (for Microsoft). Don't worry, it's not going to suddenly pop up a window in the middle of your weather forecast. Instead, it will fully block your entire screen with the reminder. Considering that same style is used for serious error messages, it has some shock effect to make users perhaps unwillingly click on that "Upgrade Now" button.

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Evidence of upcoming Microsoft Surface revealed, all-in-one also rumored

Evidence of upcoming Microsoft Surface revealed, all-in-one also rumored

Just a week after Microsoft confirmed Surface 3 production would end later this year, potentially leaving 2016 with no new Surface hardware announcements, evidence has popped up to prove otherwise. On a visit to Microsoft's building 88 in Redmond, developer Shubhan Chemburkar was able to take photos of a wall that highlighted the history of Surface hardware releases. Surprisingly, there were placeholders for both 2016 and 2017 products.

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One Laptop Per Child debuts new, larger Infinity:One model

One Laptop Per Child debuts new, larger Infinity:One model

You don't hear about the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative much anymore, but with its partner One Education, it made waves with its cheap, simple, and rugged XO laptop designed for children in poorer countries. Now the Australia-based One Education is back with a new, larger laptop: the Infinity:One. It's scheduled to start shipping in August, and along with a number of changes from previous OLPC models, it's priced at just $230 — just over double the original $100 XO model.

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Das Keyboard 5Q cloud-connected keyboard color controls keys over the internet

Das Keyboard 5Q cloud-connected keyboard color controls keys over the internet

The Das Keyboard has been around for a while now in different forms and as each new generation comes to market, it brings with it some cool new features. The next version called the Das keyboard 5Q has turned up on Kickstarter and its bit of new tech comes in the form of cloud connectivity along with an open API and RGB mechanical keys.

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Samsung Gear VR owners to enjoy exclusive 2016 Olympics videos

Samsung Gear VR owners to enjoy exclusive 2016 Olympics videos

If there were still any doubt that virtual reality is the next big thing in computing and entertainment, this should probably banish those. For the first time ever, Olympics, which will be held this year in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, will be available via VR, though not in live coverage. And not just any VR, mind you, NBC is making it an exclusive for Samsung Gear VR owners, with authorized Samsung Galaxy smartphones only, and for certain pay-TV subscribers only. Talk about VIP.

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Windows 10 isn’t getting “Messaging Everywhere” after all

Windows 10 isn’t getting “Messaging Everywhere” after all

Windows Phone users should probably be used to things by now. Microsoft promiseth and Microsoft taketh away. Although this latest official word from Microsoft does affect all Windows 10 users, it will be Windows 10 Mobile users who will most likely feel the biggest effects. In the past builds of Windows 10 leading to the Anniversary Update, Microsoft has been getting Insiders to test its Messaging Everywhere feature. But now with little over a month before the promised update, Microsoft is pulling the plug on that feature.

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Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book 1TB models slink into ten more markets

Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book 1TB models slink into ten more markets

Microsoft has announced that it has expanded availability for the 1TB Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 tablet to ten additional countries with additional countries gaining availability this summer. Previously these devices were available in the US and Canada. With the expansion of availability fans in Australia, Austria, China, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom can order both of these devices online via the Microsoft Store and via partners and resellers.

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