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Opera Ice makes mobile web browsing ultra-minimalistic

Opera Ice makes mobile web browsing ultra-minimalistic

This week the folks at Opera Software have given the world a glimpse of their next big (and yet tiny) production: Opera Ice, a mobile web browser to out-simplify every competitor. The mobile version of this browser is the first in a set of browsers that'll also be out for desktop machines and - if you're lucky - in-between machines as well. The aim of this browser is to take what Opera has learned over the past few years about the tendencies of the public to do only a limited number of tasks in a web browser on a mobile device and turn those tendencies into efficiency.

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Operation Red October cyberattack detailed by Kaspersky Lab

Operation Red October cyberattack detailed by Kaspersky Lab

This week the Moscow-based antivirus company Kaspersky Lab has revealed details of a five year long campaign that apparently targeted diplomatic, governmental and scientific-research organizations across the former Soviet Union. This attack used software known as Operation Red October, aka Rocra, a piece of malware designed to locate and make copies of both encrypted and non-encrypted documents in a target's computer. This attack appears to have been spread across hundreds of victims since 2007 with an intent on gathering classified information as well as geopolitical intelligence.

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Lenovo Erazer X700 PC targets the gaming crowd

Lenovo Erazer X700 PC targets the gaming crowd

When we think of hardcore PC gaming, Lenovo isn't exactly the first manufacturer that comes to mind, but the company is looking to change that. Today Lenovo unveiled its new Erazer X700 gaming PC, and if you're thinking of entering the PC gaming realm but don't want to build your own rig, the Erazer X700 might be worthy of your consideration. Most gaming PCs come equipped with truly stellar enthusiast-level hardware, but the Erazer X700 has one feature in particular that sure to turn some heads.

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Vizio Windows 8 PCs get AMD and touchscreen refresh for 2013

Vizio Windows 8 PCs get AMD and touchscreen refresh for 2013

The full Vizio PC line has gotten a boost for 2013 with what's essentially the same great industrial design we saw first in 2012, coming on this time with AMD internals and full touchscreen displays. Perhaps the most interesting of these updates is the CT14 notebook being refreshed as the CT14T, coming in two models with one on AMD and the other with an Intel Core i7, both of them with the same sharp industrial design to keep them looking nice.

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Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) Review

Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) Review

Apple doesn't change things for the sake of change, and that's why we've had to wait a few years for a redesign of the iMac. When a fresh model does arrive, though, it arrives in style: for 2012, the iMac is slimmer than ever, with a crisp new casing that borrows aerospace construction methods and iPhone display technology to wrap together a beautiful, slim computer that's pleasing to the eye whether or not it's powered up. Still, as Apple's mainstream desktop, the new iMac has to perform, too, and with space at a premium there are some interesting choices to be made as to what goes inside. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Lenovo unveils IdeaCentre Q190 and new C-Series all-in-one PCs

Lenovo unveils IdeaCentre Q190 and new C-Series all-in-one PCs

Lenovo has announced its new IdeaCentre Q190, as well as new additions to the C-Series all-in-one line. The IdeaCentre Q190 is touted as the "world's smallest full-function desktop PC," making it an excellent option for those in the market for an entry-level, space-saving computer. The C-Series additions, meanwhile, give shoppers looking for an all-in-one PC a variety of options.

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Nexgen Skins officially launches with custom 3D coverings for smart devices

Nexgen Skins officially launches with custom 3D coverings for smart devices

Earlier this year we happened upon a group that had a completely wild idea for protective skins for smart devices of all kinds: customizable 3D graphics that literally change the way you feel your day-to-day technology. Now Nexgen Skins is ready to launch for real, bringing on a "spare no cost" mentality for the next generation of gadget users. The folks at Nexgen Skins are now happy to announce that they're officially ready to take orders and make custom-designed 3D skins for a massive amount of devices: everything from your MacBook to your HTC smartphone and back out to your massive desktop machine.

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AMD unveils 4GHz+ FX Series Vishera processors

AMD unveils 4GHz+ FX Series Vishera processors

AMD has revealed the latest in its FX Series of processors: the Piledriver Vishera chips. Aimed at computer users with demanding hardware needs, the new series comes in 4, 6, and 8-core variants with a "default" speed of 4GHz. The chips feature a variety of enhancements and improvements over previous offerings.

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