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HP ZBook Firefly 14 and 15 take beefy workstation specs mobile

HP ZBook Firefly 14 and 15 take beefy workstation specs mobile

HP has revealed a pair of potent - yet portable - workstations, with the HP ZBook Firefly 14 promising maximum mobility, while the ZBook Firefly 15 packs in greater performance with a cut in heft. Both new ZBook models can be had with the latest NVIDIA Quadra P520 graphics, with up to 4GB of dedicated video memory.

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Thai mobile operator database exposed 8 billion Internet records

Thai mobile operator database exposed 8 billion Internet records

We implicitly trust our ISPs and carriers, often without a second thought that all our Internet-related activity passes through them. After all, they are bound by laws to ensure their customers' safety and privacy though some still manage to find ways around that. Even well-intentioned companies, however, aren't infallible and even a single misconfigured setting could have terrible consequences. That's exactly the frightening scenario that has just happened in Thailand when AIS, one of its biggest carriers, accidentally exposed billions of Internet records to anyone who knew how to snoop around.

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This NVIDIA AI remade Pac-Man and that’s bigger than you think

This NVIDIA AI remade Pac-Man and that’s bigger than you think

The legendary arcade game Pac-Man is turning 40 years old this year, and to celebrate, NVIDIA has trained its GameGAN AI to recreate the iconic title. That might seem like an easy task on the surface, but what's impressive about NVIDIA's project is that GameGAN is recreating Pac-Man without the help of a game engine or Pac-Man's code. Instead, the GameGAN AI is producing a fully functional version of Pac-Man just by seeing the game in action.

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Windows 10 new accessibility features roll out for visually impaired users

Windows 10 new accessibility features roll out for visually impaired users

Computers have become an important part of our lives, even more so during these days of lockdowns and social distancing. Not everyone, however, has the luxury of being able to use a computer normally or even see what's on the screen. Those with low or no vision always find using computers more than just a hassle. To mark this year's Accessibility Awareness Day, Microsoft is pushing changes to Windows 10 that, though small, could mean a world for these users.

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Facebook’s future of work vision revolves around VR, AR, and avatars

Facebook’s future of work vision revolves around VR, AR, and avatars

There is no telling when the COVID-19 pandemic will really end but, when it does, it will be a very different world. Work alone is undergoing a shift and some tech companies are seeing a drastically different future at least for some kinds of jobs. Facebook, for example, thinks that computing and work will be not only remote but also virtual. And, of course, it's in a perfect position to push its social platform and products to be at the head of that new wave of computing.

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Razer Blade Pro 17 2020 refresh adds 300Hz screen

Razer Blade Pro 17 2020 refresh adds 300Hz screen

Razer's Blade Pro 17 laptop has been given a 300Hz upgrade, with a fast new screen joining new Intel processors and NVIDIA graphics. Largest notebook in the company's range, the Blade Pro 17's 2020 revamp sees it offer either a gamer-friendly Full HD 300Hz 17.3-inch panel, or a 4K version for those who want more screen real-estate.

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Intel just bought the WiFi tech loved by gamers-in-the-know

Intel just bought the WiFi tech loved by gamers-in-the-know

Intel has bought the company behind the Killer networking tech, promising to bring the gamer-favorite to a broader audience as it integrates it with its own WiFi products. Handiwork of Rivet Networks, the Killer brand has proved to be a perennial favorite for those wanting to squeeze out latency and maximize their bandwidth, particularly in gaming where milliseconds can mean the difference between winning and losing.

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Galaxy Book S laptop will ditch ARM processor for Intel

Galaxy Book S laptop will ditch ARM processor for Intel

It's definitely understandable if you've forgotten or don't even know what the Galaxy Book S is. Announced back in August 2019 but made available only in January, the laptop is one of if not the only Windows 10 on ARM device that Samsung has ever made. It might be the last one it makes as well if this recent sighting from Samsung's own website is any indication of its desire to rewrite history and present the Galaxy Book S as an Intel-powered laptop instead.

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Microsoft OpenAI supercomputer in top 5 most-powerful at launch

Microsoft OpenAI supercomputer in top 5 most-powerful at launch

Microsoft announced a supercomputer developed for OpenAI this week with power that ranks in the top 5 supercomputers on earth. That's counting the world's publicly disclosed supercomputers, mind you - there may be more powerful computers operating in secret - but this is about computing for the public good. The creation and operation of this new supercomputer was done as part of Microsoft's AI at Scale initiative.

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One GX 7-inch 5G gaming handheld PC looks good but raises questions

One GX 7-inch 5G gaming handheld PC looks good but raises questions

GPD just launched pre-orders for its gigantic WIN Max whose size was dictated by the need for both a decent keyboard as well as gamepad controls on one device. Competitor One Netbook, however, has apparently decided to take a different approach to the same problem. It has no revealed that is One GX will indeed have detachable controllers like the Nintendo Switch but this confirmation only raises more questions that will hopefully be answered next week.

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Windows 10 will soon be able to run Linux GUI apps directly

Windows 10 will soon be able to run Linux GUI apps directly

This is definitely not your grandfather's Microsoft. Not too long ago, then-CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a cancer. Today, Microsoft proclaims it loves Linux and open source, two things the company set out to destroy using whatever means necessary (and some argue it's still doing behind the scenes). From the acquisition of GitHub to its Windows Subsystem for Linux, Microsoft has been increasing its efforts to woo Linux and open source developers and it has just made one of its biggest and most important announcements on that matter.

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Chrome is making some huge privacy changes

Chrome is making some huge privacy changes

Google's Chrome browser is getting a huge privacy and security makeover, with a redesign of the settings with simplicity in mind. In addition to making controlling how Chrome handles privacy, Google is also switching up how extensions are managed, and how cookies are handled when you're in the Incognito private browsing mode.

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