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Apple’s custom Mac chips could oust Intel from 2020

Apple’s custom Mac chips could oust Intel from 2020

Apple aims to oust Intel from its Mac range with homegrown processors, and could begin the transition as soon as 2020, insiders claim. The Cupertino firm has been refining its chip design efforts for some years now, though so far focused on the iPhone and iPad which use ARM-based technologies.

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Acer Aspire S24 slimline AIO still finds space for wireless charging

Acer Aspire S24 slimline AIO still finds space for wireless charging

Acer has a new all-in-one PC it's introducing to the world today, and while this is a fairly standard mid-range machine in many regards, there are two features that make for interesting points of focus. One thing that's immediately obvious about the Apsire S24 will be its size - this is one thin PC, with Acer saying that it's the slimmest all-in-one it's ever produced. If you've been wanting a sleek PC, then, Acer would have you look no further.

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Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 privacy DNS is real: here’s how to use it

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 privacy DNS is real: here’s how to use it

Privacy has always been an important topic but, of late, it has become an increasingly troubling one. From smartphones to social media to plain Internet traffic, protecting one’s digital privacy has become more important than ever before. But few people take the steps to do so, mostly because they’re often non-trivial. But what if you could add a layer of protection with just a few simple steps and forget you even set it up? That’s practically the kind of offer that Internet giant Cloudflare is making with its privacy-first consumer DNS resolver service.

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Samsung Notebook 3, Notebook 5 launched for the masses

Samsung Notebook 3, Notebook 5 launched for the masses

Launching anything on April 1st is probably foolish in some parts of the world, but that doesn’t seem to have discouraged Samsung form putting out two new laptops on that very date. Or perhaps it figured they would be so low-key it might not matter if they were seen as a joke or not. Compared to the recent Notebook 9 and Notebook 7 Spin, the Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 sound and look almost too plain. But that’s precisely because they were designed that way.

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macOS external GPU support: Here’s the good and bad news

macOS external GPU support: Here’s the good and bad news

The latest version of macOS High Sierra, 10.13.4, is here, and with it comes a big new feature: official support for external GPUs. There are, of course, some other fixes and new features with this update, but eGPU support definitely steals much of the spotlight for itself. Before you dive into the wonderful world of increased graphics power, Apple has some recommendations to get the most out of external graphics support.

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The PC isn’t dead, it’s even making companies richer

The PC isn’t dead, it’s even making companies richer

What is a PC? In fact, what is a computer? Some market analysts and Apple predict that the next two or three generations will start asking those questions. For years, in no small part due to the downhill trend of PC sales, analysts and journalists have been declaring the PC to be dead. The problem which such overarching declarations is that it can’t be true for all cases. And depending on who you ask, that PC market is actually even more lucrative than ever before.

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Mi Gaming Laptop is Xiaomi’s alternative to the Razer Blade

Mi Gaming Laptop is Xiaomi’s alternative to the Razer Blade

Chinese company Xiaomi has launched a laptop designed for gamers, the Mi Gaming Laptop. The laptop has a design that seems to draw inspiration from the Razer Blade, including the multi-color keyboard backlight. The model, among other things, features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card and a seventh-generation Intel processor. Xiaomi introduced the model alongside a couple other products.

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Qualcomm Windows on Snapdragon ads try to prove reviewers wrong

Qualcomm Windows on Snapdragon ads try to prove reviewers wrong

The first reviews of the first Windows 10 on Qualcomm Snapdragon devices are out and they are anything but flattering. Microsoft and Qualcomm nearly promised the moon and more, which made not a few rather dubious if they could pull it off. And it seems those doubts were well-founded. Perhaps trying to do some damage control, Qualcomm has released three new ads that showcase the advantages of software and hardware combination, without actually addressing reviewers’ biggest complaints.

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Razer Blade Review: a colorful, ultraportable gaming beast

Razer Blade Review: a colorful, ultraportable gaming beast

Razer has launched a trio of gaming laptops, first among them being the Razer Blade. The laptop is dark, adorned with colorful lights, sporting a design that makes it identifiable as not just any ole laptop, but a gaming laptop. Relative to other models, I wouldn't hesitate to call the Razer Blade an ultraportable offering, but what compromises were made to get this level of portability?

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HP LaserJet Pro M15, M28 tiny printers are for micro businesses

HP LaserJet Pro M15, M28 tiny printers are for micro businesses

HP has launched what it says is the smallest laser printers of their kind, the HP LaserJet Pro M15 and M28 series. Laser printers are popular given the huge cost of printer ink, but more often than not they come in large sizes most suitable for libraries, schools, and other places where multiple people will be using them. The new LaserJet Pro models help fill that void, offering "micro and small" businesses, including the self-employed, a laser printing option.

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IBM’s salt-grain sized computer is ready for the blockchain

IBM’s salt-grain sized computer is ready for the blockchain

A computer the size of a grain of rock salt is not only the world's smallest computer, IBM claims, but could be cheap enough to spread AI smarts and the blockchain ubiquitously. Shown off for the first time at IBM Think 2018, the company's annual research event, the tiny computer could have huge implications for making sure everything from medication to luxury goods are genuine rather than counterfeit.

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Bigscreen Gear VR brings social viewing, PC streaming soon

Bigscreen Gear VR brings social viewing, PC streaming soon

Samsung’s Gear VR has been left by the wayside. While technically powered by Oculus, the smartphone-based version is different enough that it doesn’t enjoy the same richness of content as the main Oculus Rift. Samsung itself doesn’t seem to be that enthusiastic about it either. Hope, however, might come from outside, with third-party VR developers Bigscreen announcing their big intention to bring almost exactly that same experience to the Gear VR and, later on, other mobile VR platforms as well.

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