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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s and P15s mobile workstations are made for pros

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s and P15s mobile workstations are made for pros

Joining its newly unveiled ThinkCentre desktop PCs is Lenovo's new ThinkPad P14s and ThinkPad P15s mobile workstations. These laptops, as expected, are made for professionals who need to get serious work done while away from the desk. Both models are entry-level offerings that follow the company's previous ThinkPad P43s and P53s workstations; they're made to run apps like Solidworks and AutoCAD.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre line expands with M70, M80, and M90 desktops

Lenovo ThinkCentre line expands with M70, M80, and M90 desktops

Lenovo has taken the wraps off the latest models in its ThinkCentre line of desktop PCs. The new lineup includes the M70, M80, and M90 series with towers, all-in-one desktops, and tiny computer models. Though each varies in what it offers, all of the models can be bought with the 10th-generation Intel Core processors. The new ThinkCentre models are aimed at enterprises.

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Intel 10th-gen vPro now available for business customers

Intel 10th-gen vPro now available for business customers

We mostly cover consumer technology and products here because those are the things that are most accessible to people. That, however, doesn't discount the innovation and progress that happens in the enterprise and businesses which, more often than not, are what keeps the world churning behind the scenes. In fact, Intel might argue that those businesses may be more profitable but also more sensitive. With its newest fleet of vPro-branded processors, Intel isn't just focusing on performance but also on leveling up its security game to protect these customers.

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Alienware Area-51m R2 is Dell’s new highest-end gaming laptop

Alienware Area-51m R2 is Dell’s new highest-end gaming laptop

The Dell-made Alienware Area-51m R2 revealed today, May 13, 2020, is Dell's highest-end gaming laptop. This machine works with an Intel 10th Gen Core S-series processors, and a choice between NVIDIA GeForce RTX Super graphics cards or AMD Radeon graphics. These laptops include "updated internal cooling technology" as well as 4K UHD display panels - all in a neat package that'll cost users three thousand dollars right out the gate.

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Dell, XPS, Alienware computer release dates and prices revealed for Spring 2020

Dell, XPS, Alienware computer release dates and prices revealed for Spring 2020

Today we're taking a look at a variety of Dell computers set for release in May, June, and "Summer" 2020. You'll find the Dell XPS 15, XPS 17, and XPS Creator Edition ready to roll soon along with the latest refreshes and editions of the Dell G3 and Dell G5 for gaming, and Alienware computers of several sorts. On the list with upgrades aplenty are the Alienware Area-51m R2, the Alienware m15 R3, and the Alienware m17 R3. There's also an Alienware Aurora R11 and a brand new Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor to boot!

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One GX 7-inch gaming laptop to have RGB lighting, detachable controllers

One GX 7-inch gaming laptop to have RGB lighting, detachable controllers

PC gamers would probably love to take their games and play anywhere if not for the hardware they need to power even the simplest 3D PC titles. There have been attempts to cram powers in portable sizes, like the Razer Edge from 2013 and, just this year, Alienware's Concept UFO Nintendo Switch lookalike. Mainstream gaming PC makers might not be so invested in that vision, which is why Chinese brands like One Netbook are taking up the cause and its 7-inch One GX might be the most elaborate of this upcoming breed of small gaming laptops.

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Google Meet now free for anyone with an email address

Google Meet now free for anyone with an email address

After fighting over the team and office chat space, the next arena has quickly become video conferencing. Although Zoom unfortunately still seems to be the buzzword, others have risen up to take advantage of its ongoing privacy and security scandals. Google is now taking the biggest bite out of that Zoom pie by announcing that anyone can now use its own Google Meet video conferencing service absolutely free and you can use any email account, not just Gmail.

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Bitcoin halving today: The next one’s in 2024

Bitcoin halving today: The next one’s in 2024

On Monday, May 11, 2020, a Bitcoin event is set to take place that could affect the entire world of cryptocurrency. The event is scheduled, and it's happened before. The event will automatically cut the reward given to Bitcoin miners for completing Bitcoin transactions. In essence, it'll be more difficult for people to profit from running computers to earn Bitcoin. The effect this will have on the value of Bitcoin is yet unknown.

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Microsoft is giving Chromium a dual-screen emulator

Microsoft is giving Chromium a dual-screen emulator

It was expected but nonetheless disappointing that Microsoft has decided to delay not just the Surface Neo but the dual-screen flavor of its upcoming Windows 10X. It hasn't however, completely given up hope on the dual-screen promise even as it focuses on a single-screen Windows 10X first. Not only is the Surface Duo reportedly still on schedule, whatever that schedule may be, the company is now pushing an emulation mode in Chromium that will let web app developers test their software not just for Microsoft's dual-screen devices but even for something like the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

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Office 365 now blocks Reply-All email storms

Office 365 now blocks Reply-All email storms

Despite numerous attempts to kill it, the venerable email still remains one of the most-used forms of digital communication today, especially in businesses. Although relatively more secure than that other ancient messaging technology, SMS, email has its own set of flaws that are triggered even by well-intentioned users. One such problem is known as a Reply-All Storm and Microsoft Office 365 is now implementing a way to prevent that from taking down the company's email servers.

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Surface Laptop 3 repairs for randomly cracking screens offered for free

Surface Laptop 3 repairs for randomly cracking screens offered for free

Microsoft just announced some new Surface devices but it is hardly done facing problems with its older, existing computers. Earlier this year, what was supposed to be its most repairable and upgradable laptop (which is still not that easy to repair anyway) was reportedly cracking its screen for no immediately apparent reason. Microsoft was, fortunately, more responsive to this than Surface Pro 7 shutdown problems and while its official diagnosis is literally unbelievable, it is at least offering to repair those mysteriously cracked screens at no extra charge.

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Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Review: After 5 months, I’m convinced

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Review: After 5 months, I’m convinced

The 16-inch MacBook Pro has a lot to prove, not least with its Magic Keyboard, but arguably just as much about whether it still fits the definition of what "professionals" are looking for. The new keyboard is about as close to a mea-culpa as Apple gets, but this flagship notebook needed to deliver more than just different keys. It's the sort of improvement that only time can tell whether it's worked or not - so that's just what I gave it.

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