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One Mix 3, Chuwi MiniBook, GPD Pocket 2 Max race for 8″ laptop crown

One Mix 3, Chuwi MiniBook, GPD Pocket 2 Max race for 8″ laptop crown

Netbooks are coming back in style. That is if you believe the likes of Chuwi, GPD, and One Netbook. These Chinese brands have been pushing small, large pocket-sized palmtop computers for quite a while now and they're taking the next big step in that direction. Literally, too. They have announced their 8-inch racehorses in an attempt to offer a more comfortable typing experience that you can still put in your extremely large pocket or petite bag.

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Korean government is moving from Windows to Linux

Korean government is moving from Windows to Linux

Microsoft Windows is the most used operating system in the world, at least when talking about desktop and laptop computers. In addition to the usual consumer and enterprise customers, it is also used in government offices and computers. That may have been the status quo but more and more governments are looking to other solutions for one reason or another. The latest to start that journey is South Korea, whose government is planning to migrate its computers to the open source operating system Linux.

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Samsung Notebook Odyssey and its gaming chops go up for pre-order

Samsung Notebook Odyssey and its gaming chops go up for pre-order

Back at CES 2019, Samsung announced a refreshed version of the Notebook Odyssey, a gaming laptop it first introduced in 2017. This refreshed Samsung Notebook Odyssey is the most powerful gaming notebook the company offers, and if you can stomach the hefty price tag that comes along with that designation, then good news: It's up for pre-order today.

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Google Translatotron translates and imitates user’s own voice

Google Translatotron translates and imitates user’s own voice

We might be on the verge of reaching uncanny valley when it comes to real-time translation of the spoken word. It's already amazing how systems, particularly Google's, are now able to translate what we say on the fly but almost all of those speak in their own obviously synthesized voices. What would you feel if you heard yourself speaking another language you barely know? That's the magical and almost unsettling future that Google Translate might offer thanks to Translatotron.

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SanDisk 1TB Extreme microSD card is now ready for your money

SanDisk 1TB Extreme microSD card is now ready for your money

Smartphones and digital cameras are getting more capable and more sophisticated and that's not yet considering the new breed of 360-degree 3D cameras that are starting to pop up here and there. This means that internal storage may no longer be enough to hold even the shortest videos and common microSD cards may be too low and too slow to meet the need for speed. Enter the first generation of 1 TB microSD cards now led by the SanDisk Extreme. With promises high capacity and high speed, this card will breeze through your video and data workload, if it doesn't burn a hole in your wallet first.

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HP Omen X 2S gaming laptop adds a clever second display

HP Omen X 2S gaming laptop adds a clever second display

At this point, gaming laptops are mostly a known quantity. Many of them use the same hardware, so the big difference usually come down to aesthetics. HP turned that whole concept on its head today by introducing the Omen X 2S, a new gaming laptop with dual displays as its primary selling point.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 foldable teases future of ultraportable laptops

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 foldable teases future of ultraportable laptops

Lenovo has just unveiled one of its most incredible devices to date: a foldable Windows-based PC designed for business executives, on-the-go professionals, and anyone who wants to be on the cutting edge of technology. The foldable will be part of the company's popular ThinkPad X1 family when it arrives on the market next year, offering buyers a device with a flexible display that can function as their primary PC.

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Lenovo ThinkBook 13s and 14s offer SMBs the stylish laptops they crave

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s and 14s offer SMBs the stylish laptops they crave

In addition to its new X1 Extreme model and ThinkReality enterprise platform, Lenovo has taken the wraps off a new sub-brand called ThinkBook. Kicking off this new product family is the ThinkBook 13s and its larger ThinkBook 14s companion, a pair of laptops designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in need of portable, easy to use notebooks.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano ultra-compact desktops are made for business

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano ultra-compact desktops are made for business

Lenovo has taken time at its Accelerate conference to unveil its new ThinkCentre M90n Nano, a miniature commercial desktop series that it claims is the most compact of its kind available on the market. The smaller of the two desktop models in this series is only a third of the size of the ThinkCentre Tiny while offering up to 30-percent greater annual energy savings in comparison to larger, traditional desktops. The ThinkCentre M90n Nano is joined by the M90n Nano IoT model for select environments.

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ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 revealed: 9th-gen Intel Core processors and GTX 1650

ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 revealed: 9th-gen Intel Core processors and GTX 1650

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 model, revealing an update to 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processors and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with Max-Q design. The system brings everything we love about the ThinkPad X1 lineup, including the classic, durable design, as well an an optional display perfect for graphics professionals.

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Fuchsia OS gets its biggest public confirmation from a Google exec

Fuchsia OS gets its biggest public confirmation from a Google exec

Fuchsia isn't exactly a total secret. It has been spotted numerous times, partially thanks to its open source nature. But while Google hasn't taken pains to hide this third operating system, it also hasn't said much about it. Perhaps for the first time in a long while and in the biggest way possible, Fuchsia's existence and goal has been confirmed by a high-ranking Google official. And not just any Google exec but the very man who heads Android and Chrome OS, the two platforms Fuchsia is expected to unify or replace.

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Intel 10nm chips finally ready to ship next month, 7nm in two years

Intel 10nm chips finally ready to ship next month, 7nm in two years

It may have long thrown in the mobile and IoT towels and just recently yielded its 5G stake, but Intel arguably remains the most important CPU maker in the computing market. Just ask the OEMs, including Apple, whose products and sales were impacted by Intel supply shortages. That's why the market is now probably both excited yet also cautious after Intel revealed its roadmap for the next three years, including the long-delayed shipment of 10nm CPUs.

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