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Google Drive File Stream release signals death of Drive app

Google Drive File Stream release signals death of Drive app

The Google Drive desktop client is dead. Long live Google Drive File Stream! Actually, also long live Google Backup & Sync! Google has just announced the general availability of its new Drive File Stream desktop application for all G Suite users. But even if you aren’t such a customer, you might also need to pay heed, because with Drive File Stream’s availability comes the deprecation and, soon, shut down of the old Google Drive client for PCs and Macs.

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Philips 276E8FJAB QHD 27-inch monitor: slim bezels and bright colors

Philips 276E8FJAB QHD 27-inch monitor: slim bezels and bright colors

Philips has taken the wraps off its latest display, the 276E8FJAB. This 27-inch monitor features a QHD resolution and an IPS panel, as well as the maker's own Ultra Wide-Color tech. Philips promises that its monitor provides a combination of 'crisp images' and vivid colors, making it suitable for graphic designers, photographers, and anyone who is selective about the quality of their work display.

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Lenovo Retro ThinkPad gears up for release

Lenovo Retro ThinkPad gears up for release

It's been a long time coming, but we may finally be moving toward a future where Lenovo's retro ThinkPad is available at retail. Such a notebook has been tossed around for years at this point, but back in June, things got a bit more serious when Lenovo's David Hill revealed that the Retro ThinkPad does indeed exist. Today, we're seeing new certification that suggests the Retro ThinkPad could be just around the corner.

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Chuwi LapBook Air, Hi9 Tablet, SurBook entice IFA 2017 crowd

Chuwi LapBook Air, Hi9 Tablet, SurBook entice IFA 2017 crowd

IFA 2017 presented a ton of new products, many of them premium and many of them premium priced. It might be too easy to think that the tech world is split between expensive high-end machines and cheap, underpowered gadgets. There exists, however, a wonderful world in between, where function, form, and price are in near perfect harmony. Chuwi, one of the more prolific Chinese consumer electronics manufacturers, proved the existence of that world by bringing to IFA three of its latest products that aim to deliver affordable performance, functionality, and design.

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Logitech MX ERGO tries to bring back the trackball

Logitech MX ERGO tries to bring back the trackball

The 80s called and it wants its input device back. Like the floppy disk, the trackball has seemingly been relegated to be an artifact of computing history/. But unlike the floppy disk, it hasn’t become synonymous with any computing paradigm or action. That said, there are people who indeed prefer this now niche style of moving a cursor across the screen, at least enough for Logitech to bring it back after nearly a decade. It may look like a mouse but in no way is it a mouse. It’s the Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball and it’s going to give your thumbs a good exercise.

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Surface Laptop colors go global, Window 10 Pro upgrade extended

Surface Laptop colors go global, Window 10 Pro upgrade extended

A few months ago, Microsoft made a somewhat odd but totally expected announcement. Or rather, a couple of announcements. It was going to reclaim its place in Education with Windows 10 S but, at the same time, introduced a Surface Laptop that very few students would be able to afford. It was still a hit though, especially because of its colors and luscious Alcantara keyboard, which Microsoft is now bringing to more countries. At the same time, it knows that Windows 10 S won’t be to everyone’s tastes, so it is extending the deadline for the free upgrade from S to Pro until Q1 next year.

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Gigabyte GTX 1080 Mini ITX says size doesn’t matter

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Mini ITX says size doesn’t matter

As far as graphics cards are concerned, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is one of the most powerful on the market. A top-of-the-line card in every respect, GPUs like the GTX 1080 usually end up taking up a lot of space in your case. Gigabyte is hoping to solve that issue by introducing its new GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX today.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release date set, Mixed Reality too!

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release date set, Mixed Reality too!

The ship date for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has been set, and it'll be bringing Mixed Reality Headsets along with it. This update will also include items like enhancements in gaming, security, and accessibility, as well as a new photos experience that accesses photos, videos, and 3D effects right out the box. This is the fourth major update to Windows 10, bringing creativity-centered features aplenty.

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Lenovo Yoga 720 12″ and Miix 520 get IFA 2017 upgrades

Lenovo Yoga 720 12″ and Miix 520 get IFA 2017 upgrades

Lenovo is giving its midrange convertible Yoga notebook and Miix 2-in-1 tablet an upgrade. New processors, Windows Ink support, and USB Type-C have all been added, while battery life is up, too. Read on for all the details of Lenovo's new machines.

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Lenovo Yoga 920 hands-on: Thunderbolt 3, 8th Gen Core i7, more

Lenovo Yoga 920 hands-on: Thunderbolt 3, 8th Gen Core i7, more

Lenovo's flagship Yoga 920 is getting an upgrade, with the 2-in-1 hybrid getting a processor upgrade and a refined design. Revealed at IFA 2017 this week, the 2017 Yoga 920 packs a 13-inch display with up to 4K graphics, along with up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. However, fan-favorite elements like the watchband hinge remain.

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Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset hands-on

Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset hands-on

Microsoft is betting big on Windows Mixed Reality, and Lenovo is hoping to ride that headset rollercoaster with the Lenovo Explorer. Its first headset to take advantage of the virtual and augmented reality technology Microsoft will bake into the Windows Fall Creators Update, the Explorer is making its official debut at IFA 2017 this week.

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ASUS ROG goes insane with nine laptop reveals at IFA 2017

ASUS ROG goes insane with nine laptop reveals at IFA 2017

We're used to manufacturers going all out with new reveals at big tech shows like CES and IFA, but for IFA 2017, ASUS Republic of Gamers has taken things a few steps further. Today ROG revealed a whopping nine new gaming laptops during the show, giving us a brief overview of each one. There are obviously a few laptops leading the pack, but each one is worth checking out if you happen to be in the market for a new gaming laptop.

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