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Microsoft Surface event set for October 2 with dual-display potential

Microsoft Surface event set for October 2 with dual-display potential

This morning Microsoft sent invitations to a New York City-based special event set for October. This event will almost certainly include Microsoft Surface products, including new devices and refreshed iterations of favorite products from past years. If we're lucky we might even see a USB-C port for power - or a new Microsoft Surface Go tablet. And what of this dual-screen Surface device that's been rumored these past few weeks?

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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga detailed: 10th-Gen Intel, Dolby Audio

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga detailed: 10th-Gen Intel, Dolby Audio

Lenovo has updated its ThinkPad L-Series business notebooks with the new ThinkPad L13 and ThinkPad L13 Yoga models. Both laptops are designed for enterprise, offering business customers the performance they're seeking in classically-styled ultra-portable form factors. As the latter product's name suggests, Lenovo is offering the L13 in both an ordinary laptop design and in the company's iconic Yoga style with a 360-degree hinge.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga lead Intel “Comet Lake” upgrades

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga lead Intel “Comet Lake” upgrades

Lenovo's flagship ThinkPad laptops are getting an upgrade, with Intel's 10th Gen "Comet Lake" processors arriving along with features like WiFi 6. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, T490, and X390 all package the new Intel silicon in a variety of form-factors, depending on whether you want a convertible, need a stylus, or are simply in the market for a more traditional notebook.

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NASA launches new energy-efficient modular supercomputer facility

NASA launches new energy-efficient modular supercomputer facility

NASA has launched its new Modular Supercomputing Facility at its Ames Research Center in California. The grand opening took place last week, ushering in the arrival of a new 'modular approach to supercomputing,' the space agency said, explaining that its new facility will expand the overall power of its NASA Advanced Supercomputing center in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Flash videos and games are resurrected by Ruffles emulator

Flash videos and games are resurrected by Ruffles emulator

Once the darling of the young Web, Flash eventually became a liability because of its gaping security holes and heavy resource usage. But for all the flack it has received, it's hard to deny the amount of legitimate and noteworthy content produced using flash, particularly 2D animations and games. To make sure those are never lost forever, one developer has taken upon the rather grueling task of creating Ruffles, the open source WebAssembly Flash emulator.

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Google MediaPipe hand tracking bodes well for AR and smartglasses

Google MediaPipe hand tracking bodes well for AR and smartglasses

Google may have been less than consistent with its commitment to virtual and augmented reality products but, almost ironically, it has been developing the technologies that could advance those markets. Google has particularly been investing heavily in computer vision and machine learning that don't need to be offloaded to powerful servers running on the cloud. Its latest research project, if it truly takes off, could make hand and finger tracking as affordable as simply using a camera and a smartphone.

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Eve V back-to-school offer sets the tone for V2 debut

Eve V back-to-school offer sets the tone for V2 debut

The Eve V was ambitious and audacious when it challenged Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets at offering value for price. It was, for all intents and purposes, a wild success and the startup was able to deliver on its promises. It wasn't all fine and dandy, though, as users started complaining about unfulfilled orders. Eve Tech has since cleared the air and is preparing for its next big "Version 2". But before that takes off, the company is giving the original Eve V one last send-off, but one that some might find hard to refuse.

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Windows 10 Preview can automatically restart some apps at startup

Windows 10 Preview can automatically restart some apps at startup

Computers today are super powerful and yet at times they can also be frustratingly simple-minded. Truth be told, you really need to tell them what to do or, at the very least, have software that lets you do so. Sometimes even something as simple as starting up the same apps after you restart the computer is something that doesn't come naturally to some operating systems. Actually just one operating system. Thankfully, it seems that Windows 10 is finally catching up with that in next year's major update.

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New 10th Gen Intel Core ‘Comet Lake’ processors detailed: i3 to i7

New 10th Gen Intel Core ‘Comet Lake’ processors detailed: i3 to i7

A new collection of 10th Gen Intel Core processors were detailed with units from Core i3 all the way up to Core i7. Included this morning in the release from Intel were the Intel Core i7-10710U, i7-10510U, i5-10210U, and i3-10110U all in the "U-Series." Also included were the Y-Series processors Intel Core i3-10110Y, i5-10210Y, i5-10310Y, and i7-10510Y.

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Samsung CRG5 adds 240Hz refresh to a curved monitor

Samsung CRG5 adds 240Hz refresh to a curved monitor

It's Gamescom week and, naturally, companies are using the opportunity to entice gamers with their latest gaming products and peripherals. It may be best known for its smartphones but Samsung has also been making TVs and monitors far longer. This week, it announced three new gaming monitors, one of which boasts of being the first in the market to combine a curved screen and a super fast response rate.

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Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra modular PC hides inside a monitor stand

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra modular PC hides inside a monitor stand

The trend in computers, even among desktop users, has been to shrink the PC and even make it disappear. For desktops, that has usually meant either a mediocre box that sits visibly on your desktop or an all-in-one PC that locks you to a specific configuration or at least a specific screen. Dell, however, may have something a bit ingenious in mind. Its new OptiPlex 7070 is described as a zero-footprint computer and it accomplishes that by hiding its parts inside a monitor stand that can hold any monitor in the market.

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NVIDIA GeForce Gamescom driver boosts performance, adds low latency mode

NVIDIA GeForce Gamescom driver boosts performance, adds low latency mode

NVIDIA has already enjoyed a good start to Gamescom, announcing yesterday that ray tracing will soon be coming to Minecraft. Today, however, the company announced the roll out of a new GeForce Game Ready Driver specifically for Gamescom. The driver adds a lot of features, but perhaps most importantly, it's bringing a performance boost to a number of popular games.

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