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Samsung Chromebook Pro could have insane 8 or 16 GB RAM

Samsung Chromebook Pro could have insane 8 or 16 GB RAM

It seems that Samsung will be shattering preconceived notions of what a Chromebook is. Back at CES last month, Samsung unveiled two Chromebook models, the Chromebook Plus and the Chromebook Pro, that defied the usual definition, sporting rather high end specs and, for the first time in the device category, a stylus. Now it seems that the Chromebook Pro, which has yet to get a launch date, might take things even higher. A source code change in Chromium lays the foundations for a Chromebook Pro with 8 or even 16 GB of RAM in the near future.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations unveiled

Lenovo ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations unveiled

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its latest lineup of the ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations, the P51, P51s, and the P71. The product line features the latest Intel and NVIDIA hardware, and couples that with the military-grade durability we’ve come to expect from Lenovo. There’s something for everyone, including the P71 powerhouse and the nicely portable P51s.

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Here’s how you can make your own Razer Project Valerie

Here’s how you can make your own Razer Project Valerie

While the jury is still out on the practicality or absurdity of a laptop with three screens, it's a commonly held belief that productivity is proportional to the number of screens you have. Or not. Be that as it may, you may have developed a certain envy for Razer's Project Valerie prototype, which may never become a real product. Fret not, because JerryRigEverything has just shared how you can make your own DIY Project Valerie laptop for not more than $300.

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Lenovo Yoga A12 kicks off budget-friendly A Series tablets

Lenovo Yoga A12 kicks off budget-friendly A Series tablets

Lenovo has introduced a new budget-friendly line of tablets to its existing Yoga lineup, the A Series, and it is kicking off that lineup with the new Yoga A12. The new tablet isn’t unlike previous Yoga offerings, being wonderfully thin at only 5.4mm at its thinnest point, and featuring the unique Halo keyboard. Unlike some other Yoga models, though, the A12 will fit the budgets of most buyers with a price starting at $299 USD.

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Apple Pro Apps Bundle for Education trims hundreds from Logic, Final Cut, more

Apple Pro Apps Bundle for Education trims hundreds from Logic, Final Cut, more

Apple has wrapped up some of its most popular apps for Mac into a "Pro Apps Bundle for Education", offering content creators a one-click step up from free software like Garageband. The new bundle, which arrives on the Mac store today, features apps like Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, targeting those looking to get more serious about digital music and video editing. However, not everybody will be eligible for the deal.

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Mozilla axes its Firefox-powered connected devices dreams

Mozilla axes its Firefox-powered connected devices dreams

Mozilla just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to bringing Firefox outside of the confines of a traditional web browser. After killing its plans for a Firefox OS smartphone, it shifted its eyes towards the more nascent Internet of Things market. Now it is also giving up on that IoT thrust as well. The nonprofit organization has just told its workforce that it will be scrapping its IoT team, laying off as much as 50 people in the process.

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Apple working on MacBooks with ARM chips for low-power mode

Apple working on MacBooks with ARM chips for low-power mode

No, Apple isn’t working on ARM-powered MacBooks that will take on Chromebooks and 2-in-1 convertibles in the lower market segments. The report coming from Bloomberg, instead, highlights the addition of an ARM processor working alongside an Intel one. This ARM chip, however, will only kick in when the MacBook goes into low-power mode, thereby prolonging the laptop’s battery life. And while Apple may not have any short-term plans to ditch Intel’s chips, it still doesn’t bode well for Intel’s image in the power efficiency department.

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Backblaze reveals its 2016 hard drive failure rate list

Backblaze reveals its 2016 hard drive failure rate list

In this day and age of smartphones, tablets, and laptops, hard drive failure almost seems like a thing of the past. Especially since these devices don’t actually use that kind of storage technology. But for gamers, multimedia workers, and backup storage companies, the reliability of the hard drive can make or break their livelihood. That is why every year since 2013, online backup solution providers Backblaze releases a list of its hard drives and their failure rates, basically forming a fame and shame list of which brands and models had the most or least number of failures throughout the year.

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MacBook Pro Touch Bar is barred from NC bar exams

MacBook Pro Touch Bar is barred from NC bar exams

Yes, it is a pun disaster in the making. When Apple designed the hi-tech Touch Bar for its higher end MacBook Pros, it probably didn’t imagine the insane things people would do with them. Like playing a round of first-person shooter Doom on it. It probably also never imagined it would be used as a tool for cheating. And yet that it exactly the presumption that states across the country are making in issuing announcements that instruct bar exam takers to disable their MacBook Pro’s feature.

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Lenovo YOGA 710 15″ Convertible Windows 10 Laptop Review

Lenovo YOGA 710 15″ Convertible Windows 10 Laptop Review

Lenovo has a new flexible laptop in its Yoga lineup, the Yoga 710 15-inch convertible. This model is, first and foremost, a traditional laptop, but with a little extra flavor — a flexible hinge that can fold the display back into a full tablet mode. That flexibility is welcomed, but how does the laptop as a whole hold up to everyday usage?

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Dropbox Paper exits beta while Smart Sync blurs PC, Mac, and cloud

Dropbox Paper exits beta while Smart Sync blurs PC, Mac, and cloud

Dropbox is pushing its collaborative tools, graduating Dropbox Paper to a full product as it tries to avoid being dismissed as just another cloud storage service. First launched in October 2015, Paper is effectively a hosted workspace within which teams can manage a project from various locations and with multiple shared documents. After several months as a closed-beta, it opened up to all midway through last year.

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This $800 MacBook Air clone wants to be the Nexus of Linux laptops

This $800 MacBook Air clone wants to be the Nexus of Linux laptops

"Put Linux on it" may often be the solution to a sluggish old laptop, but what if you want to go open-source from the outset? That's the market the KDE Slimbook is looking to address, a new 13.3-inch notebook running the Ubuntu-based KDE neon operating system. The aim is out-of-the-box usability, with none of the driver headaches or setup woes that can sometimes come with repurposing a Windows or Mac machine.

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