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Samsung is thinking small – really, really small

Samsung is thinking small – really, really small

The next big bit of Samsung technology is going to be very, very tiny. So tiny, in fact, that the company suggests they'll be leading the way to the product before anyone else - and that's a big deal. "The ubiquitous nature of smart, connected machines and everyday consumer devices signals the beginning of the next industrial revolution," said Executive Vice President of the Foundry Business at Samsung Electronics, Jong Shik Yoon. This week Samsung announced that they'd push the semiconductor industry forward with a variety of new sizes in process technology on a new roadmap for the company.

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Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro: Is it worth the upgrade?

Surface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro: Is it worth the upgrade?

We've been waiting about a year and a half for a new Surface Pro, and a couple of days back, Microsoft finally revealed it. Unlike the others, this isn't a numbered entry in the line up, with Microsoft simply referring to it as the Surface Pro. Looking at side-by-side lists of specifications, the new Surface Pro and the Surface Pro 4 seem to be quite similar, so are there enough differences between the two to warrant an upgrade?

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Intel wants Thunderbolt 3 everywhere, release royalty-free spec

Intel wants Thunderbolt 3 everywhere, release royalty-free spec

Just when you thought the industry has settled down on adopting USB-C as the one connector to rule them all, Intel comes along using its industry clout to push another thing forward. Unlike its predecessors, however, Thunderbolt 3 is fortunately based on USB-C, making it possible to use the same type of connection for both, just like in the latest MacBook Pros. And if Intel has its way, Thunderbolt 3 will be in every desktop, laptop, or computing device, thanks to its generous but also aggressive campaign.

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Acer announces Nitro 5 notebook, Spin 1 convertible, Iconia tablets

Acer announces Nitro 5 notebook, Spin 1 convertible, Iconia tablets

Computex won't be taking place until the end of May but Acer wants to get a head start from the flood of announcements that might come. The manufacturer has just announced four new devices that caters to different types of users and different needs. The Acer Nitro 5 is designed for "casual gamers" while the Acer Spin 1 offers a lightweight convertible for workers on the go. The Acer Iconia Tab 10 bills itself as the entertainment tablet with its Quantum Dot screen while the Iconia One 10 is made for serious business with its two micro USB ports.

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MSI Infinite A gaming desktop is ‘quiet as an assassin’

MSI Infinite A gaming desktop is ‘quiet as an assassin’

MSI has taken the wraps off a new gaming desktop at Computex 2017, the MSI Infinite A. This desktop, according to the company, is designed for gamers who 'want infinite possibilities to play the way they want,' hence the name. The computer comes with an angular and quite colorful design that hints at both its modern and its gaming nature, as well as modern hardware under the hood and a Silent Storm Cooling 3 thermal design.

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Missed the big Surface Pro reveal? Now you can re-live it

Missed the big Surface Pro reveal? Now you can re-live it

Microsoft's big Surface Pro announcement this week saw the long-anticipated update of its tablet, but you'd be forgiven for missing the whole thing. The decision to hold the event in China meant that you'd have needed to get up pretty early in order to watch the livestream from North America. That's a shame, as Microsoft devices chief Panos Panay spared no enthusiasm around why the Surface Pro should be in your bag.

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Intel takes drastic measures to keep Thunderbolt 3 alive

Intel takes drastic measures to keep Thunderbolt 3 alive

Intel is baking Thunderbolt 3 into its new chips and ditching licensing fees, in order to avoid adoption of the high-speed connection stuttering to a halt. The processor company said today that it will make it much easier - particularly more affordable - for third-party hardware companies to embrace Thunderbolt 3, the multi-purpose cable which can deliver data, video, and power over a single connection. The move has already won approval from Apple and Microsoft.

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Chuwi SurBook challenges the Surface Pro at the best possible time

Chuwi SurBook challenges the Surface Pro at the best possible time

Microsoft has just announced the New Surface Pro and if you were expecting something groundbreaking, you probably went home disappointed. Sure, it has its fair share of small upgrades and new features, but even Microsoft itself didn't call it the Surface Pro 5 probably for that reason. While the new 2-in-1 will remain a sort of reference device, Microsoft has left the door open for other PC makers to try and do one better. It is at this time that Chinese OEM Chuwi is launching its SurBook, whose name is an obvious reference to Microsoft's Surface line. But while some might consider the timing of the launch ill-fated, given the New Surface Pro reveal, the other side of the coin is that the stars are actually aligning in Chuwi's favor.

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Google Jamboard virtual whiteboard is now available for purchase

Google Jamboard virtual whiteboard is now available for purchase

At Microsoft's press event in Shanghai, it unveiled a new Whiteboard app that took advantage its Surface lineup, from the Hub to the Studio to the New Surface Pro. As if on cue, Google has finally unchained its own cloud-connected virtual whiteboard device. Half a year in the making, the Jamboard is now available to make your meetings more productive and creative. That is, if you can swallow its steep price tag.

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Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: What you need to know

Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: What you need to know

With the announcements of both the new Surface Pro and the Huawei MateBook E today, we find ourselves in a heated 2-in-1 competition. Huawei and Microsoft aren't the only ones participating, though, as Samsung has also entered the ring with its new Galaxy Book 12. Make no mistake, these three devices certainly have a lot in common, but more importantly, there are a few key differences between them. Here's everything you need to know.

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Surface Pro has some great news (and some bad)

Surface Pro has some great news (and some bad)

At first glance, Microsoft has knocked the new Surface Pro out of the park. Coming hot on the heels of the Surface Laptop, the tablet-that's-a-notebook (and which mustn't be called the Surface Pro 5, oh no) could've been overshadowed by its Alcantara-clad clamshell sibling. Instead, Microsoft has gone down the wishlist of existing owners and ticked all the boxes. Well, all apart from one.

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Huawei’s new MateBook trio take the fight to Surface Laptop

Huawei’s new MateBook trio take the fight to Surface Laptop

It looks like HP isn't the only one with a Surface Laptop competitor in the pipeline. Huawei entered the fray today, announcing a grand total of three new MateBooks that challenge the Surface brand not only from a hardware standpoint, but also from a design one. Which one you ultimately choose depends on what you need, with some models more suited for multimedia and others aimed at being your daily workhorse.

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