Computing

16-inch MacBook Pro could launch alongside 2019 iPhone

16-inch MacBook Pro could launch alongside 2019 iPhone

Apple's most intriguing laptop in years could arrive this fall, according to analyst predictions, with the 16-inch MacBook Pro tipped to launch at the same event as the new 2019 iPhone. The much-rumored notebook would have the largest display available on a current MacBook Pro, slotting in above the 15-inch version as Apple's flagship.

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Raspberry Pi 4 launches with more modern capabilities and features

Raspberry Pi 4 launches with more modern capabilities and features

The Raspberry Pi single board computer or SBC was originally designed to be used in education. That purpose formed its features and, most importantly, its price. Seven years later, however, the Raspberry Pi has grown to become one of the most popular and most loved computer by educators, hackers, and makers but it has more or less retained its relatively modest capabilities. The new Raspberry Pi 4 breaks away from the tradition by making a huge jump in hardware but miraculously still manages to keep its base price tag the same since 2012.

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Microsoft foldable Surface tip sounds too good to be true

Microsoft foldable Surface tip sounds too good to be true

You know what they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's not going to stop techies and geeks from wishing it were indeed true. Ever since the Courier project, Microsoft has been rumored to be working on or at least playing with the idea of a dual screen or even foldable device. Those rumors have ramped up in recent years thanks to foldable phones and a few sightings in code. Now we're hearing second-hand word from supply chain sources claiming it's close to becoming a reality and the details could make fans of the idea drool.

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Two years later, ASUS’ ROG Swift PG35VQ 200Hz monitor is finally shipping

Two years later, ASUS’ ROG Swift PG35VQ 200Hz monitor is finally shipping

ASUS teased us all the way back in 2017 with its beastly Republic of Gamers Swift PG35VQ 200 Hz gaming display, and now after no short wait the 35-inch behemoth is finally shipping. Unveiled alongside a refreshed range of ROG monitors, even two years on the PG35VQ checks off plenty of the items on gamers' recent display wish-lists, though you'll pay handsomely for the screen.

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What Microsoft needs to do to stop losing ground

What Microsoft needs to do to stop losing ground

Once upon a time, when you talked about PC software, you could only think about Microsoft. Unless you were talking about games, in which case you'd still be talking about running them on Windows. These days, however, people and companies have begun asking what a computer is today and their definition doesn't always include "Microsoft", "Windows", or even "Office". In almost all sectors save for two or three, Microsoft has been slowly but surely losing its teeth and its market share. And if it doesn't take swift action, it could very well find itself on the verge of becoming irrelevant once more.

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Apple recalls some 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro models due to battery overheating

Apple recalls some 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro models due to battery overheating

Apple announced today that it's voluntarily recalling a number of 15-inch Mid 2015 MacBook Pros. The company says that the batteries in these units have the potential to overheat and may start a fire as a result. If you've got one of the affected units, Apple will replace the battery free of charge.

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Chuwi MiniBook 8-inch laptop convertible starts pre-orders on Indiegogo

Chuwi MiniBook 8-inch laptop convertible starts pre-orders on Indiegogo

Netbooks may have gone the way of the dodo but, if some Chinese manufacturers are to be believed, small laptops are back in fashion. The likes of GPD and One Netbook have been making 7-inch laptops and have now jumped on the "8-inch or larger" train. The newest passenger to hop on board is Chuwi who just launched the 8-inch MiniBook on Indiegogo to accept pre-orders for the laptop that turns into a tablet.

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Kano PC is Windows 10’s entry into DIY computer world

Kano PC is Windows 10’s entry into DIY computer world

The Raspberry Pi was primarily intended for educational purposes but the Single Board Computer (SBC) kicked off a new niche market of affordable computing boards and even computers you can assemble yourself. There are a few players in the later segment but one of the longest to stay in business is Kano. The computing kit maker has now partnered with Microsoft to launch a DIY tablet/laptop hybrid for kids that runs, of course, Windows 10.

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch gets $500 cheaper with new model

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch gets $500 cheaper with new model

There's a new version of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch model in the world today, and it might be a bigger deal than it seems. I don't mean that this is a "deal" like it's inexpensive so much as I mean that the price drop could signal a turning point in the PC industry. At last, it could be, that the Windows laptop will be available from the top names for prices that won't break the bank.

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Intel Performance Maximizer released: Overclocking made super easy

Intel Performance Maximizer released: Overclocking made super easy

Users of the latest round of Intel processors will be able to make use of the Intel Performance Maximizer (IPM) as of this afternoon. Today the download for this system was released by Intel as promised earlier this year at Computex 2019. Users will be able to safely and reliably overlock their 9th-gen Intel Core desktop processors at will - but if it's safe, is it really overclocking?

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PCIe 6.0 promises super-fast speeds in 2021

PCIe 6.0 promises super-fast speeds in 2021

USB and to a lesser Thunderbolt often get the lion's share of attention when it comes to data transfer speeds between devices. But when it comes to ferrying data between a computer's internal components, PCI Express, more popular in marketing by its abbreviated "PCIe" name, is the name of the game. In order to catch up with growing demands for faster transfer of large files, the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) announced that, in two years, the spec will double its data rate up to 64 GT/s.

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GrandCrab ransomware authors retire after earning $2 billion

GrandCrab ransomware authors retire after earning $2 billion

There is no shortage of malware around the world but the most vicious kind are the ones that hold people's precious files for ransom. Even worse are the ransomware that demand payment from victims knowing fully well that there is actually no way to recover those files. One of the most recent and most egregious is the GrandCrab strain of ransomware. The good news is that its principal owners and operators have announced their "retirement". The bad news is that they're doing so because they claim to have already earned $2 billion from the operation.

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