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Endless targets developing nations with unique desktop

Endless targets developing nations with unique desktop

Those in developing nations have had growing options when it comes to gadgets, and one company has done its part to make sure desktop computers are more accessible to anyone who needs one. The Endless computer, as it is being called, is a unique looking desktop computer designed specifically for developing nations, though arguably anyone could find a use for it, and it was conceived during a trip to India. It brings with it its own simplified custom operating system.

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Apple buys LinX for DSLR-quality iPhone & iPad pics

Apple buys LinX for DSLR-quality iPhone & iPad pics

Apple’s iSight camera is already some of (if not the) best camera hardware on a smartphone or tablet. It’s one thing Apple routinely pays attention to, and improves at just about every hardware turn. Now, it seems Apple has purchased an Israeli startup named LinX to further enhance their stock camera hardware, and it could mean big things for your favorite camera or photo editing app. The deal is worth a reported $20 million, though Apple hasn’t exactly announced the deal.

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Razer Forge TV pre-order reveals May 1 shipping date

Razer Forge TV pre-order reveals May 1 shipping date

Razer's little gaming console, the Razer Forge TV, went up for pre-order today...and then was pulled without explanation. We first got a look at the console back during CES 2015, and it is, in true Razer fashion, a stylish dark console with green trim and a matching controller. The Forge TV is a set-top box akin to things like the Fire TV and the Apple TV, but it has a dedicated gaming slant, including related peripherals designed for use when you're lounging on the couch or in the recliner.

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus Review

Huawei Honor 6 Plus Review

After a few weeks of use, one thing is clear: with the Honor 6 Plus, Huawei isn't messing around. While this device will not be released internationally* - nor will it be coming to the United States - Huawei has delivered a smartphone that's worthy of your attention. In the future, we hope, Huawei will be able to continue their path to highest quality as they reach the United States with devices in the near future. For now - here's what they've got brewing in the Honor line of smartphones with the 6 Plus.

*UPDATE: According to Huawei, "Honor 6 plus will [soon] also be available in Europe and other markets."

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Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe SSD: ultra-fast and now available

Kingston HyperX Predator PCIe SSD: ultra-fast and now available

Kingston has announced the launch of its new HyperX Predator PCIe SSD, a drive said to be faster than the other devices in the HyperX product lineup. The drive is being offered in two different capacities, and is faster than the SATA-based SSDs available, using PCIe Gen 2.0 x 4 to give speeds up to 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write. Kingston boasts that the Predator is its highest-end HyperX SSD thus far available. We've a video of all it offers after the jump!

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Microsoft reveals Windows 10 upgrade checklist

Microsoft reveals Windows 10 upgrade checklist

Things are starting to heat up for Windows 10. Just this week, Microsoft has dropped word on various features and interesting tidbits to look forward to in the next major version of Windows. Free upgrades were promised, probably even for pirated copies of the OS, and a summer launch has been mentioned. But just because the upgrade will be free and available doesn't immediately mean your PC or smartphone will be able to get it without a hitch. Again in China, Redmond is sharing what it will take for your PC or mobile to get Windows 10 up and running.

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Plugzee gives any speaker Bluetooth support

Plugzee gives any speaker Bluetooth support

Wireless is the way to go, but the odds are high that not all your devices offer that functionality. Your older portable speaker, for example, may still function perfectly fine and sound excellent, but lack Bluetooth, making it a modern inconvenience. That's where Plugzee comes in, a small square dongle that plugs into the device's audio cable and lends its own Bluetooth functionality, allowing for wireless streaming. This includes car radios that feature an audio jack but don't have Bluetooth.

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Das Keyboard 4 Professional: the new MacBook antithesis

Das Keyboard 4 Professional: the new MacBook antithesis

This week the newest in the classic "Das Keyboard" line has arrived with Mac-specific keys and aim. This model is the "most significant keyboard for Mac users" with Das Keyboard since their original Model S. This unit is just like what you see in our release back in March of last year, with all the power and reliability of the unit we reviewed this January. This newest unit works with mechanical key switches with gold contacts - just like each of the other most recent Das Keyboard units, and works with dedicated media controls with an oversized volume knob, for good measure.

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Apple Watch event rundown: everything we saw or heard

Apple Watch event rundown: everything we saw or heard

This week Apple's Spring event delivered final details for the release of the Apple Watch. Along with the final drop, the company revealed that they'd been working with HBO for an exclusive on web-only streaming content for their Apple TV. The service is called HBO NOW and it requires no cable subscription to get you HBO content. They'd also been working on a new MacBook line. This new MacBook is slim, light, and works with a keyboard that runs edge-to-edge - just like its display glass.

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MacBook Pro gets Force Touch trackpad, MacBook Air updated

MacBook Pro gets Force Touch trackpad, MacBook Air updated

There's a brand new "MacBook" in town - not a MacBook Air, not a MacBook Pro, but just a "MacBook." With the release of this next device in line comes a new set of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro devices. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be getting a faster processor, faster flash memory, and an updated 10-hour battery. Both the new updated Air and Pro models will be shipping today, while the MacBook will be shipping April 10th - and the whole family will continue to ship through the foreseeable future.

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