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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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Making Windows apps is a mess: Project Reunion is Microsoft’s answer

Making Windows apps is a mess: Project Reunion is Microsoft’s answer

Microsoft has revealed its plan to close the gap between Windows app developers, with Project Reunion aiming to make a common platform for new software. As it stands, Windows developers could be creating Win32 apps with the Windows API, or UWP apps using the Universal Windows Platform APIs.

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New Honor ViewPad 6 tablet and MagicBook Pro get some smart home company

New Honor ViewPad 6 tablet and MagicBook Pro get some smart home company

Honor has revealed a new range of laptops, tablets, and smart home tech, including taking on the MacBook Pro with a powerhouse 16-inch notebook of its own. The Honor MagicBook Pro will use up to Intel's 10th generation Core i7-1051OU processor paired with NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics.

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ASUS’ new Google Meet hardware aims to make it easier to get started

ASUS’ new Google Meet hardware aims to make it easier to get started

Video conferencing has become the new hot trend these days, be it for small teams or even big businesses. Sometimes all you need is a laptop with a webcam but some situations do require more specialized hardware or setups that could seem like a huge undertaking for companies that don't have any experience in that area. That's why Google and ASUS are not pushing new hardware, including a "starter kit" to help these businesses hit the road running and, in the long run, snatch more customers away from Zoom.

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GPD WIN Max pre-order price will make you think twice

GPD WIN Max pre-order price will make you think twice

GPD has long been making gaming handhelds that no one else would even dare imagine selling and it sells them to much success anyway. It has recently dived head-on into an extremely niche mini laptop market but now it's going back to its roots, or at least to some of it. The GPD WIN Max is practically the culmination of its voyages, offering a small gaming laptop for the price of a gaming laptop but with one missing feature of a gaming laptop.

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Windows 10 begins the slow trek to dropping 32-bit CPU support

Windows 10 begins the slow trek to dropping 32-bit CPU support

Microsoft's Windows has always been criticized for its bloat but part of that is because it also has to support decades' worth of computers. Unlike Apple, who has complete control over both software and hardware, it doesn't have the luxury of drawing the line to drop what many might consider legacy hardware. Instead, it will have to take a long and perhaps even painful journey to drop support for old 32-bit processors.

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Surface Go 2 is a little bit more repairable says iFixit

Surface Go 2 is a little bit more repairable says iFixit

Depending on who you ask, the latest iteration of the Surface Go might be a disappointment or a perfect upgrade. The base model, while retaining the affordable price tag, remains underwhelming while the configuration you'll probably want is slightly beyond reach and retains enough bezels to make it still look outdated. For iFixit, though, the Surface Go 2 is a rather significant and totally surprising improvement, making it slightly easier to repair even if it still remains low in the grand scheme of things.

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NVIDIA A100, the first Ampere GPU, is an absolute monster

NVIDIA A100, the first Ampere GPU, is an absolute monster

NVIDIA made a lot of announcements during its GTC 2020 keynote today, but at the center of many of them is the company's new Ampere GPU architecture. Ampere is something that's been rumored for quite some time, and the first GPU that will use the architecture - the NVIDIA A100 - is quite the capable piece of hardware. Before you get too excited, though, you should know that the A100 definitely isn't a consumer card for gaming PCs or workstations.

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