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Acer Switch 7 Black Edition boasts fanless design with GeForce graphics

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition boasts fanless design with GeForce graphics

Amongst all of Acer's IFA 2017 announcements comes the Switch 7 Black Edition, a 2-in-1 detachable laptop with a slim build and what the company calls a world's first: a fanless design despite having discrete graphics. Such an achievement is thanks to Acer Dual LiquidLoop cooling tech, which keeps the Black Edition from overheating despite the lack of a fan. There's a lot to like about this model, not the least of which is its NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.

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Razer Wolverine Ultimate detailed: Xbox One/PC Elite Controller competitor

Razer Wolverine Ultimate detailed: Xbox One/PC Elite Controller competitor

This morning Razer revealed the Razer Wolverine Ultimate, a customizable gaming controller for Xbox One and PC. This device is one of a collection of Xbox peripherals made by Razer on the market today, this set also including the Razer Thresher Ultimate wireless gaming headset and the Razer Atrox fight stick - another wacky controller made to push the boundaries of what input's possible on the console. The Razer Wolverine Ultimate works with interchangeable D-pads, interchangeable thumbsticks, and 6 remappable triggers and buttons.

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Parallels 13, VMware Fusion 10 improve Windows on Mac experience

Parallels 13, VMware Fusion 10 improve Windows on Mac experience

Mac users might hate to admit it but, sooner or later, they will need to use software that only runs on Windows. There are a couple of ways to solve that conundrum, like dual booting macOS and Windows or running individual apps through WINE or CrossOver. But if your Mac or MacBook is powerful enough, you can also run a full blown Windows 10 installation on top of macOS. And with the new Parallels Desktop 13 and VMware Fusion 10 releases, you are promised an experience that is as good as running Windows 10 as if it were a native Mac app.

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Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition trailer is absurdly cute

Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition trailer is absurdly cute

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition's first trailer was shown today with a promise of cuteness - and it delivered. Imagine a world somewhere between the Windows edition of Final Fantasy XV and the super teeny-tiny world of Final Fantasy Tactics. That's where this newest game lives, right in the middle. Maybe a little bit closer to the cute side.

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Intel 8th-Gen Core made simple

Intel 8th-Gen Core made simple

Intel just revealed their 8th-Gen Intel Core processors, and with them, a bundle of information that's not important to most consumers. Much like the rest of the tech universe, PC users can be broken up into two categories: those that can tell the difference between processors, and those that don't care. The vast majority of the world is made up of the latter group.

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Skype Preview hits non-Win10 and Mac starting now

Skype Preview hits non-Win10 and Mac starting now

The next generation in Skype functionality is coming to Apple and non-Windows 10 computers. Yes, you read that correctly, non-Windows 10, as in every version of Windows before Windows 10 version 1511 (OS Build 10586). For everyone who has the newest version of Windows 10, there's also good news to be had.

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Laptops for back-to-school students: best budget to top-tier models

Laptops for back-to-school students: best budget to top-tier models

Later this month, thousands of students will return to college, and thousands more will be heading out for their first semester. Just as necessary as dorm room mini-fridges and a comfortable backpack is a laptop, the tool through which you will complete seemingly endless course work and Netflix binging. Whether you're in the market for a top-tier laptop that'll last you four plus years or just something cheap to get you through your first semester, this list has got you covered.

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Microsoft dodges antivirus antitrust with Windows 10 Fall tweaks

Microsoft dodges antivirus antitrust with Windows 10 Fall tweaks

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will see Microsoft change how it works with third-party antivirus developers, after being accused of anticompetitive practices. The change in policy comes after one high-profile security firm, Kaspersky Labs, slammed Microsoft back in November 2016 over what it claimed was a concerted effort to squeeze out third-party antivirus software and give priority to Microsoft's own Windows Defender. It wasn't just talk, either, with Kaspersky also filing complaints with antitrust investigators in both the EU and Russia.

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Finance a Surface Pro with Microsoft’s new monthly payment option – With a catch!

Finance a Surface Pro with Microsoft’s new monthly payment option – With a catch!

If you're in the market for a Surface Pro or other Surface device but you don't have the cash to pay for it upfront, Microsoft has a new option: the Surface Plus Program for financing the device. The company announced the new financing option today, explaining that it is available as of 9AM PT for things like the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Studio, and Surface Book. A similar option has also been launched for businesses.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux leaves beta in Fall Creators Update

Windows Subsystem for Linux leaves beta in Fall Creators Update

“Windows Linux”. Two words I would have never thought I’d mention so close to each other, and yet that is the reality that the computing world will face this coming Fall. Microsoft has made it official that its Windows Subsystem for Linux, a.k.a. WSL, a.k.a. Linux on Windows, will be shedding off its beta tag once Windows 10 Falls Creators Update comes around. While nothing really changes, it does mean that Microsoft is making a big commitment to offering official support for this feature that nobody really saw coming years ago.

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SMB v1 vulnerability won’t be fixed, here’s how to disable it

SMB v1 vulnerability won’t be fixed, here’s how to disable it

Most of the time, when software vendors receive a report of a vulnerability, especially a serious one, they usually move swiftly in order to plug up the hole. There are times, however, when a vendor might decide that the cost of patching up the vulnerability and distributing that fix is far more trouble than it’s worth. That seems to be the line of thinking Microsoft has adopted regarding a 20-year old SMB bug that affects every Windows machine dating back to 2000, leaving it up users to protect themselves.

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HP Z VR Backpack is pretty gosh-darned sleek

HP Z VR Backpack is pretty gosh-darned sleek

Back in May of last year we first saw the rise of the VR backpack with such manufacturers as Aorus, MSI, ZOTAC - and HP. Imagine our surprise when HP came here in July of 2017 again with another far more sleek and low-profile entry into this ecosystem.

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