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Toshiba dynaEdge Mobile is a pocket-sized PC with a built-in battery

Toshiba dynaEdge Mobile is a pocket-sized PC with a built-in battery

Toshiba has taken the wraps off of a new miniature PC called the dynaEdge Mobile Mini PC. While far from being the first miniature PC on the market, Toshiba's offering does pack some impressive specs and a hefty price tag to match. The entire PC measures only 6.5 x 3.3 x 0.8-inches with an overall weight just under 11 ounces. As with some competing models, Toshiba's new mini PC has a battery built in so that the device can be disconnected from display and moved to another located elsewhere.

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Western Digital My Book Duo offers space, speed, safety in a box

Western Digital My Book Duo offers space, speed, safety in a box

As much as we consume a ton of digital content, we also make a ton of them. From home videos recorded from our smartphones, cinematic footage from drones, environmental data coming from sensors and robot vacuum cleaners, the works. We’ll need a place to keep all of those, and our measly desktops, much less our external hard drives are definitely not up to the task. Answering the call, Western Digital, one of the leading makers of data storage solutions, has just announced the new My Book Duo that brings up to 20 TB of storage and RAID backups while remaining as simple to use as a USB hard drive.

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CrashPlan Home just shut down: You need a new cloud

CrashPlan Home just shut down: You need a new cloud

CrashPlan for Home just shut down its cloud service and its creators at Code42 are sunsetting service. People that use the service will need to move their data off the CrashPlan for Home servers as soon as possible. When the service is fully sunset, the sun wont be coming back again - and all that data will be lost.

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Linksys WRT32X gaming router is now available for Killer PCs

Linksys WRT32X gaming router is now available for Killer PCs

In that past, it was already enough to have a PC rig that was “good enough” to churn the numbers needed to produce high quality graphics on screen. As more games these days are played only or mostly online, it has come to past that gamers now also need “better than good” Internet connections as well. While Linksys can’t do anything about the quality of the connection coming into your house, it can at least do something about how that connection gets allocated to devices on the network. And with the WRT32X gaming router, you can make sure that your gaming PC gets the choicest packets, provided you have a Killer-enabled PC.

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OMEN X Laptop is HP’s first overclockable portable gaming rig

OMEN X Laptop is HP’s first overclockable portable gaming rig

There’s only so much you can change in a laptop, given its more or less fixed design. But while you can’t swap out processors and graphics cards, you can at least push them to their limits. Overclocking is common fare for gamers, but it is only recently that gaming laptops have started to embrace the practice. Jumping on that trend, HP is announcing the OMEN X Laptop, part of its new brand of gaming computers. But more than an already powerful laptop out of the box, this devil dares you to overclock it til it can give no more.

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New Chromebook Pixel, Google Home mini reportedly coming

New Chromebook Pixel, Google Home mini reportedly coming

While a lot of attention has been paid to the second gen Pixel phones, especially now that Android Oreo is out, they might not be the only devices that will be coming later this year. According to Android Police’s sources, Google is working on a new Chromebook Pixel, the first since the second gen laptop in 2015, as well as a smaller version of the Google Home. Both are definitely interesting products that may actually be long overdue.

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Intel 8th-Gen Core made simple

Intel 8th-Gen Core made simple

Intel just revealed their 8th-Gen Intel Core processors, and with them, a bundle of information that's not important to most consumers. Much like the rest of the tech universe, PC users can be broken up into two categories: those that can tell the difference between processors, and those that don't care. The vast majority of the world is made up of the latter group.

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Acer Nitro 5 Spin: Intel 8th-gen Core isn’t the most exciting part

Acer Nitro 5 Spin: Intel 8th-gen Core isn’t the most exciting part

Acer seems to be combining two popular aspects of the consumer laptops with its new Nitro 5 Spin notebook. Not only is this new notebook a convertible, allowing you to choose from a few different usage orientations, but it's been revealed as a notebook for those looking to do a little casual gaming. It also happens to be one of the first machines confirmed to use Intel's freshly launched 8th-gen Core processors.

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ASUS VivoBook W202 laptop joins the Windows 10 S stable

ASUS VivoBook W202 laptop joins the Windows 10 S stable

It’s back to school time, which means that for some students or their parents, it’s also time to invest in a new, or their first, school laptop. Taking advantage of this unique shopping season, Microsoft and its OEM partners have gotten the ball rolling with a team of Windows 10 S computers. The latest to join the team is ASUS’ very first Windows 10 S laptop, the VivoBook W202, which is, quite honestly, going to have a hard time standing out from the rest.

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Samsung T5 portable SSD promises crazy speeds thanks to V-NAND

Samsung T5 portable SSD promises crazy speeds thanks to V-NAND

Computers, especially laptops, are getting thinner and thinner. At some point, it might be near impossible to cram more data storage in those already crammed spaces. But even if future technology does make it possible, there will always be a need for external storage you can take with you anywhere. Unfortunately, such portable drives are often limited in capacity, bulky, slow, or all of the above, especially when compared to internal data storage. Not unless you save up for Samsung’s new SSD T5 portable drives.

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Synology DiskStation DS418j has home uses in mind

Synology DiskStation DS418j has home uses in mind

Most of the time, when you hear about new Network-Attached Storage (NAS) products, they’re geared towards professionals or, at the very least, small to medium businesses (SMB) or home offices. But with the mass of data we produce and the growing number of computers and devices in our homes, the benefits of reliable data storage as well as access from multiple devices will soon also be critical for home owners as well. Ready to meet that demand, Synology has announced the new DiskStation DS418j for home use and with a home-friendly price to boot.

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This leaked memo just made Microsoft vs Consumer Reports fascinating

This leaked memo just made Microsoft vs Consumer Reports fascinating

Microsoft's war over Surface reliability with Consumer Reports has taken another unexpected turn, with leaks suggesting a combination of ambition and inexperience led to higher than expected return rates. The two companies came head to head last week, after Consumer Reports took the unexpected decision to strip Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Laptop of their "recommended" ratings, in addition to warning buyers off the Surface Pro 4. That was down to the worrying results of a survey which suggested Microsoft's laptops and tablets were the least reliable in the industry.

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