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Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 end of sales was October 31, 2016

Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 end of sales was October 31, 2016

If you are familiar with the Windows operating system, you are probably aware that Microsoft has a lifecycle for its older operating systems that includes launch, on sale, end of sale, and end of support dates. Microsoft has announced that the end of sales for Windows 7 and 8.1 for PCs with the OS pre-installed ended as of October 31, 2016.

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Glide CMRA strap adds two cameras to the Apple Watch

Glide CMRA strap adds two cameras to the Apple Watch

Some owners of the Apple Watch lament the fact that the wearable has no cameras on it for taking selfies or other images on the go. A company called Glide has a new product that will fix that omission and won't impact the runtime of the Apple Watch itself. The product is called the CMRA strap.

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Apple cuts Mac flash storage upgrade pricing

Apple cuts Mac flash storage upgrade pricing

If you are in the market for a new Mac computer storage upgrades for the older Mac Pro and MacBook machines have been reduced at Apple. If you like the idea of spending big money on the Mac Pro with its umbrella holder style, you will want to hear this. Apple has cut the price of storage upgrades for buyers of the Mac Pro. The base amount of storage is still a 256GB PCIe-based flash device. Upgrades include 512GB or 1TB of the same type of storage media.

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InstruMMents creates a better tape measure with 01

InstruMMents creates a better tape measure with 01

If you have ever had the need to measure something, you had to resort to using a tape measure or ruler. Those are the same tools that people have been using to take measurements since 1860 when the tape measure was first invented. A company called InstruMMents, founded by the folks who created the Misfit Shine, have unveiled a new dimensioning device that can replace that old tape measure with something more modern and easy to use and the product is called the 01.

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G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD USB-C aims at MacBook Pro users

G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD USB-C aims at MacBook Pro users

G-Technology is a premium storage brand owned by Western Digital and it has unveiled a new product called the G-Drive slim SSD USB-C. This drive brings faster data speeds and USB connectivity that will be perfect for users of the new MacBook Pro notebook with the USB-C port. The external SSD is offered in 1TB and 500GB capacities.

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MacBook Pro price cut and hardware upgrade coming next year tips analyst

MacBook Pro price cut and hardware upgrade coming next year tips analyst

It's only been a few days since the new MacBook Pro notebooks were unveiled. If you want to know what we thought about the 13-inch MacBook Pro, check out our review of the notebook. It's hardly time for more upgrades, but analyst King-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities is already looking at what Apple has in store for next year's models. According to Kuo Apple will both upgrade hardware on the next version and cut prices.

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Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 smartphone will land on T-Mobile for $469

Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 smartphone will land on T-Mobile for $469

T-Mobile has a new smartphone for folks who like Windows 10 devices to check out called the Alcatel Idol 4S. The device will launch the T-Mobile network on November 10 and will sell unlocked and with no contract for $469.99. The device has nice hardware inside for the money packing a Snapdragon 820 quad core processor.

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EVGA GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards go up in smoke

EVGA GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards go up in smoke

There have been plenty of issues over the years where computers have caught fire, typically the fires were associated with defective batteries. A new issue is plaguing some owners of EVGA branded NVIDIA GTX 1080 and 1070 video cards that causes the cards to catch fire and the computers to die. The issue has cropped up over the last week with several threads with owners reporting the same sort of fire apparently caused by overheating leading to component failure and a MOSFET blow out.

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Meizu M5 gets official with 5.2-inch screen and 3GB of RAM

Meizu M5 gets official with 5.2-inch screen and 3GB of RAM

Meizu has officially unveiled a new smartphone called the M5 and it looks to be a decent device. The M5 is a budget offering packing in a 5.2-inch screen with HD resolution covered by 2.5D curved glass. The chipset running the show is a MediaTek MT6750 unit.

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Eclipse USB hub makes charging stations sexy

Eclipse USB hub makes charging stations sexy

Eclipse is a USB hub that is nothing like most of the USB hubs you have used before. This device is round and hides the connectors and all the cables away inside. The round design is meant to charge three of the gadgets that you use daily and can be placed on a nightstand, desk, or hung on the wall.

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Samsung unveils new mobile accessories including speakers and headphones

Samsung unveils new mobile accessories including speakers and headphones

Samsung has announced a new line of mobile accessories that includes six different items. The new accessories are currently available in South Korea and include wireless speakers, earphones, and charging accessories. All six of the items are designed with a premium look and with comfort and performance in mind.

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Huawei Mate 9 specs leak tips 6GB RAM, 1440 x 2560 resolution

Huawei Mate 9 specs leak tips 6GB RAM, 1440 x 2560 resolution

Back in late September we heard our first Huawei Mate 9 rumor that suggested the smartphone would come in a premium version that packed in 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space. Another rumor has popped up that claims the same 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and this time out there are some other specifications thrown in as well. The new rumor claims a 5.9-inch screen with resolution of 1440 x 2560.

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