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ASUS ROG Strix GL10DH pairs AMD’s, NVIDIA’s best in one desktop

ASUS ROG Strix GL10DH pairs AMD’s, NVIDIA’s best in one desktop

E3 2019 might be wrapping up but ASUS is catching up with some last minute product announcements. Catering to all types of gamers, three new ASUS gaming computers are coming their way in the form and combination they need. From the ROG Zephyrus G GA502 laptop to the ROG Strix GL10DH desktop, ASUS brings the best of AMD's third-gen Ryzen CPUs with NVIDIA's RTX graphics to meet the demanding requirements of AAA PC gaming today.

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Huawei’s blacklisting just killed its first product

Huawei’s blacklisting just killed its first product

The US government's clamp-down on Huawei has produced its first victim, with the Chinese tech firm canceling the launch of an upcoming product over the trade blacklist. Huawei faces a blockade between it and the American firms it relies on for hardware and software for its products, but until now has maintained that its device roadmap has not been derailed by President Trump's policies.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P Series adds 9th Gen Xeon and OLED options

Lenovo ThinkPad P Series adds 9th Gen Xeon and OLED options

You know where you are with a ThinkPad, and in the case of the new Lenovo ThinkPad P Series that's firmly in the realm of "potent portable workstation." Making its debut today, the refreshed 2019 ThinkPad models span everyday portables through to serious mobile workhorses, with features like Pantone-calibrated displays and 9th Generation Intel Core processors under the hood.

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 GPU, 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X CPU debut at E3 2019

AMD Radeon RX 5700 GPU, 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X CPU debut at E3 2019

E3 is naturally focused on all the new titles and updates to make gamers drool but, also naturally, those games are only made possible by the hardware that runs them. Game streaming services promise to make client hardware less relevant but, until that day comes, gamers will continue to need the beefiest components for the most demanding games. It's no surprise, then, that AMD is using that opportunity to reveal its combo of a new RDNA-powered graphics card and third-gen Ryzen desktop processor to promise the ultimate gaming platform for PC enthusiasts among the E3 2019 crowd.

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Acer Swift 7 Review: The impossibly thin ultrabook

Acer Swift 7 Review: The impossibly thin ultrabook

Acer has launched one of the thinnest, lightest laptops available with the new Swift 7 model. This insanely svelte ultrabook sports a 14-inch display, two USB-C ports, and an impossibly slim design that demands attention. The laptop arguably sets a new bar for ultrabooks as far as portability is concerned, but how does it perform as an everyday work and play laptop?

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Samsung 27-inch CRG5 curved gaming monitor hits 240Hz

Samsung 27-inch CRG5 curved gaming monitor hits 240Hz

Samsung has brought its latest gaming monitor to E3 2019, with a 27-inch, 240Hz G-SYNC compatible curved LCD promising silky-smooth gameplay. The Samsung C27RG5 trades resolution for refresh rates: while it tops out at 1920 x 1080 pixels, rather than hitting 4K, the rate at which it can keep those pixels updated is much faster than the average monitor.

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Chrome Remote Desktop on the Web pushes desktop app out

Chrome Remote Desktop on the Web pushes desktop app out

There will always come a time when you wished you could access a computer without actually touching it. And, no, we're not talking about Minority Report. Remote computer access has always been tricky business, requiring some third-party apps, complicated setups, and new account sign-ups. Google's Chrome Remote Desktop has tried to simplify that process and is now making it even simpler by removing the need for any program other than your trusty Chrome browser.

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Quake II RTX shows what NVIDIA’s ray-tracing tech can do for old games

Quake II RTX shows what NVIDIA’s ray-tracing tech can do for old games

When showing off new graphics tech, you'd usually be treated to glorious photorealistic visuals that hint at the complex calculations that both software and hardware go through. In that context, NVIDIA's decision to use id Software's popular Quake II shooter is an odd one. At the same time, however, it is the perfect example of even an old game like Quake II can feel new and modern with NVIDIA's to new fully path-traced ray-tracing technology.

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Google just killed the entry-level Pixel Slate – but there’s good news

Google just killed the entry-level Pixel Slate – but there’s good news

Google has quietly axed its two most affordable Pixel Slate tablets, dropping the entry-level processor options which had come in for widespread criticism for underwhelming performance. Launched in late 2018, the Chrome OS tablet initially came in five different configurations, with an unexpectedly broad range of performance.

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Microsoft Mt. Rogers has you wearing VR headsets in public for productivity

Microsoft Mt. Rogers has you wearing VR headsets in public for productivity

We seem to be a screen-obsessed society these days, be it on phones or on computers. Truth be told, if we could have more screens, we would jump on them without a second thought. Unfortunately or perhaps fortunately, there are only so many screens you can afford and squeeze in a physical location. One solution would be to have an almost infinite number of virtual windows you can place anywhere in virtual space, which is exactly what Microsoft's Mt. Rogers research project is proposing you do.

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macOS Catalina might put an end to the Dashboard and widgets

macOS Catalina might put an end to the Dashboard and widgets

At its WWDC 2019 keynote, Apple made the somewhat surprising revelation of iPadOS along with some features that iOS users have been clamoring for for years. That included mouse support, external USB storage, and, for some, home screen widgets. The latter is something probably few expected will happen but Apple seems to have a lot of surprises in store. Including the almost ironic but unannounced death of macOS' Dashboard feature.

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It’s time for a Mac Pro Mini

It’s time for a Mac Pro Mini

Apple made a new Mac Pro, but not everybody is happy. The potent new computer is a total reset on its much-derided predecessor, instead reminiscent of the earlier Mac Pro models that developers had begun to reminisce over with rose-tinted glasses. Its replacement, though, has turned out to be a wake-up call.

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