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HP reveals a slew of new PCs aimed at hybrid workers

HP reveals a slew of new PCs aimed at hybrid workers

With working from home becoming a more permanent arrangement for many people, we've seen a lot of companies begin to offer hybrid products appropriate for both office and in-home use. Today, HP is announcing many such products, revealing a collection of new all-in-one and desktop PCs. If you're familiar with HP Presence products, which were announced last year, it probably won't be surprising to learn that many of the PCs announced today are compatible with HP Presence, as well.

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The Apple game system that failed early in the console wars

The Apple game system that failed early in the console wars

Apple is not a name you usually associate with the infamous console wars of the early 90s. But way before the era of the iPods and the iPhones, in the age of the PlayStation 1, the Nintendo 64, and the Sega Saturn, Apple tried its hand at developing its own gaming console. The result was the Apple Pippin, a product that would eventually go down in history as one of the worst Apple products ever made, possibly even superseding the likes of the infamous Hockey Puck mouse and the Newton tablet.

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How to Fix Windows 11’s Most Common Issues

How to Fix Windows 11’s Most Common Issues

Arguably, Microsoft jumped the gun with Windows 11, which had its share of issues and bugs at launch. Some of them were fixed in consequent updates, while others persist even today. Window 11 cannot be called flawless after months of tinkering around since some issues still persist and are reported by users on forums from time to time.

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Here’s how often you should defrag your computer

Here’s how often you should defrag your computer

Defragging a hard drive was once so common it was almost a rite of passage for computer users. Many different disk utility and maintenance programs offered defragmentation routines as part of their suite of utilities. As operating systems (OS) have continued to evolve, and filesystems have improved, many users wonder if defragging is still necessary.

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This is the best way to destroy an old hard drive

This is the best way to destroy an old hard drive

Memories have been a staple of our psyche throughout human history and have even served an evolutionary purpose by helping us learn from and avoid bad experiences. They also help us digest information for future recall and indulge our nostalgia. Fortunately, with advanced technology at our disposal, we have many advanced options to store memories without stressing our brains. The advent of the digital age has made storing memories much easier, thanks to digital data storage solutions like CDs, floppy discs, and hard drives.

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DuckDuckGo’s new browser hopes privacy will make you dump Chrome

DuckDuckGo’s new browser hopes privacy will make you dump Chrome

Following the popularity of its mobile app, DuckDuckGo has announced that it wants to bring its privacy-focused browser to desktop users. The company announced the desktop browser in a post looking back on the things it accomplished throughout 2021.

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What’s the difference between Google Chrome and Chromium?

What’s the difference between Google Chrome and Chromium?

Google's Chrome web browser dominates the market, with 64% market share as of November 2021 (via Statcounter). The browser is often favored for its speed, as well as the vast array of available extensions, giving users the option to customize its look and functionality.

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How Do You Check a MacBook’s Temperature?

How Do You Check a MacBook’s Temperature?

Every time you do something on your MacBook, the hardware inside of it creates heat. Sometimes the amount of heat created is small, like when you're browsing the internet or checking your email. If you're doing more intensive things on your MacBook, though, the amount of heat created can grow quickly. Because heat is so dangerous to tech, especially the internal hardware in laptops and other smart devices, it's important to keep your MacBook's temperature in mind.

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Apple Self Service Repair opens DIY door with new parts store

Apple Self Service Repair opens DIY door with new parts store

This week Apple revealed they'd be releasing parts, tools, and manuals for future Apple devices for repairs. They'll call this their Apple Self Service Repair program, and it'll start with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. This move appears to change the way Apple approaches device hardware handling and repair, away from restricting repairs to those "authorized" to do so, allowing consumers to take their destiny into their own hands.

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PCs, tablets, and Chromebooks need to prepare for the months ahead

PCs, tablets, and Chromebooks need to prepare for the months ahead

The consumer electronics market has seen a surge in the past 22 months, perhaps more than any other industry hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. The shift in work and school arrangements, the need for more home entertainment diversions, and the reliance on Internet-based communication all worked to give PCs, tablets, and Chromebooks a much-needed boost in sales and shipments. The tides are shifting again, however, and manufacturers will need to adopt new strategies if they don't want to return to the same dismal pre-pandemic figures in the coming quarters.

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Photoshop update brings new Sensei AI features to desktop, Raw camera support to iPad

Photoshop update brings new Sensei AI features to desktop, Raw camera support to iPad

Adobe MAX is here, and the company’s most popular editing software is unsurprisingly getting a host of updates for the occasion. The most significant updates are landing on Photoshop for desktop, but we’re also seeing some big new features ship for Photoshop for iPad. As we’ve frequently seen over the last few years, Adobe’s Sensei AI is behind many of these new features, at least as far as the desktop version is concerned.

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2021 MacBook Pro review roundup: Did Apple screw it up?

2021 MacBook Pro review roundup: Did Apple screw it up?

Can you imagine what the reviews would look like if Apple made a MacBook Pro with all the ports users wanted, but none of the processing power or software to back it up? Lucky for the masses, that's not what happened - or at least that's what the first reviews suggest. Still, the starting price and a display with a notch might be enough to suggest that mistakes were made - let's take a peek!

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