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PC shipments grew in Q2 2020 but it’s too early to celebrate

PC shipments grew in Q2 2020 but it’s too early to celebrate

After years of declining shipment figures, the traditional PC market, made up of desktops, notebooks, and tablet computers that aren't Chromebooks and iPads, have finally seen a tiny bit of growth in the second quarter of the year. Almost tragically, that growth happened only because the world was plunged into a period of uncertainty, change, and a pandemic. But while the world's PC makers may be delighted to finally see some positive numbers, both Gartner and IDC seem to agree that it's not going to last.

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Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini announced with a surprise in the box

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini announced with a surprise in the box

The DeathAdder is one of Razer's most popular gaming mice, and today, we're seeing the company shrink it down. Following on the heels of the Viper Mini is the DeathAdder V2 Mini, which is meant for gamers who either have small hands or want a more portable gaming mouse. Beyond that, though, it seems to keep many of the features that made the original DeathAdder a success.

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Huawei’s ARM-based desktop PC could leave you scratching your head

Huawei’s ARM-based desktop PC could leave you scratching your head

A lot of focus has been placed on Huawei's predicament regarding its smartphones and networking business vis-a-vis US trade bans but those aren't the only things the company is worried about. It has also started to dabble in the PC market and it will face the same restrictions when trying to get its hands on Intel or AMD silicon and Microsoft software. Its solution is, of course, to roll out its own replacements for those but one review of a Huawei PC doesn't inspire confidence in its chances.

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WhatsApp update for July 2020: Dark Mode, QR codes, new stickers

WhatsApp update for July 2020: Dark Mode, QR codes, new stickers

Today we're taking a peek at what you need to know about the next update for WhatsApp for multiple platforms. This update adds new Animated Stickers, upgrades QR codes, and adds Dark Mode for WhatsApp web and desktop platforms. If you're working with video calls, you'll find the newly upgraded ability to include 8 people on a call. If you're one of the growing pack of people using a phone with KaiOS, you're in luck - a new feature, at last!

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Dell announces a ton of gaming hardware, teases XPS Desktop

Dell announces a ton of gaming hardware, teases XPS Desktop

Dell announced a bunch of new products centered around PC gaming today, and whether you game on a laptop or on a desktop, there's some kind of product aimed at you. Dell's new PC gaming products include a pair of gaming laptops, two new monitors, a desktop, and an Alienware mechanical keyboard. The company also teased the new XPS Desktop, but we're not going to learn specifics about that for awhile yet.

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2020 Acer gaming desktops go from mid-range to ridiculous

2020 Acer gaming desktops go from mid-range to ridiculous

Acer announced a bunch of new machines today, and among them were gaming desktop refreshes aplenty. Specifically, Acer announced new Predator Orion 3000 and Orion 9000 gaming desktops, along with a new desktop in the Nitro 50 line. Counted together, it seems these new desktops cover a fairly wide range of specifications.

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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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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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ASRock Z490 AQUA is a limited-edition water-cooled motherboard for gamers

ASRock Z490 AQUA is a limited-edition water-cooled motherboard for gamers

Nothing shouts "gamer" or "PC modder" than an LED light show of a desktop PC tower, or at least that seems to be the line of thinking that ASRock wants to convey. Of course, that's pretty much the stereotypical image most people have of PC gamers and users who love to customize their desktops. Of course, those aren't just for show and often allude to the power that lies inside. That may exactly be the case with ASRock's latest flagship motherboard whose futuristic design matches the advanced water-cooling technology inside.

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The best Zoom alternative is now Google Meet

The best Zoom alternative is now Google Meet

Google Meet is now free, and exceedingly simple to use. Google Meet's been around for a while, in one form or another, but starting here in May of 2020, global pandemic and the rise of the at-home worker's made for a unique set of circumstances. Now Google Meet is simpler than it's ever been, and it's free for basically everyone to use, in a snap.

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HP Omen reveals 25L and 30L desktops, 165Hz gaming monitor

HP Omen reveals 25L and 30L desktops, 165Hz gaming monitor

HP today is revealing a handful of new Omen products for PC gamers. The reveals comprise two new desktops and a new display, with the desktops sporting some high-end hardware (depending, of course, on your configuration). Intel fans will have the option of up to a 10th-gen Core i9-10900K CPU, while the AMD adherents among us will be able to outfit their rig with a 7nm Ryzen 9 3900 CPU, if they so choose.

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Apple Q2 FY20 iPhone, Mac, iPad net sales down, yet total is up – how?

Apple Q2 FY20 iPhone, Mac, iPad net sales down, yet total is up – how?

Apple reported Q2 FY20 results this afternoon with an odd spread of ups and downs in individual product category net sales. Generally we see one of the three categories down, and the others up, when it comes to iPhone, Mac, and iPad, but this time, things were different. This time, all three were down, and Apple's two other main product category net sales were up.

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