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Chuwi HiGame mini PC challenges the PC gaming status quo

Chuwi HiGame mini PC challenges the PC gaming status quo

When you hear about gaming PCs, you will most likely think about hulking towers with neon LED lights. Thanks to progress in technology and manufacturing, however, size is no longer as big a constraint as before. Mini PCs have emerged, some of them even capable for gaming. Chinese manufacturer Chuwi wants to do for this budding market what it has been doing for tablets and laptops: offer a product that pushes the envelope of what’s possible in that category, in price, design, and functionality. And that’s exactly what the Chuwi HiGame PC is for.

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2018 Lenovo Legion gaming towers and cubes detailed: Up Close

2018 Lenovo Legion gaming towers and cubes detailed: Up Close

Today we're having a peek at the new wave of Lenovo Legion gaming PCs, each with their own unique sort of subdued design. That's subdued in a good way - the power's still there, under the hood. It's the look that's not what we'd expect from a big-name brand with gaming PCs. Compared to past generations of gaming PCs of this caliber, these machines look positively grown up. They've got an adult industrial design sensibilities in their exteriors.

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Generation Zero is PUBG meets Stranger Things [Trailer 1]

Generation Zero is PUBG meets Stranger Things [Trailer 1]

The game Generation Zero is a formulaic combination of elements made solid as a video game for several platforms. In the first trailer you'll feel the culmination of several 1980's-vibe properties - like Stranger Things, Guardians of the Galaxy, etcetera. You'll also see a game that should remind you of PUBG. The game isn't described as working the same as PUBG, but as PUBG is the biggest game in this genre (cooperation FPS, outside of Fortnite), that's what people will think.

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Tablets surpass desktops in Internet use, says survey

Tablets surpass desktops in Internet use, says survey

What do tablets and PCs have in common? Both of them are being considered as dead markets. Of course, that could simply be an exaggeration but what may be true is that they are being buried by smartphones. That and we desperately need to stop lumping desktops and laptops under on “PC” heading. Because according to a recent US government survey, tablets have just surpassed desktops PCs as the most used device to access the Internet. Both, of course, fall way below laptops, also considered PCs.

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MSI gaming products march onto Computex 2018

MSI gaming products march onto Computex 2018

Computex is, naturally, all about computers but of late it has been dominated by gaming PCs, laptops, and peripherals. Perhaps hinting at where the PC industry is headed, PC makers are showing off their latest wares designed to take a beating as far as high-end gaming goes. We’ve heard from ASUS’ ROG brand and, unsurprisingly, MSI isn’t going to take the challenge sitting down. Spanning laptops, towers, and monitors, MSI’s new gaming products have on thing in common: they don’t look like hulking technobeasts.

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Acer Predator Orion 5000, Helios 500, Nitro 50 AMD gaming PCs unveiled

Acer Predator Orion 5000, Helios 500, Nitro 50 AMD gaming PCs unveiled

Acer has announced new AMD-powered gaming PCs ahead of Computex 2018, including the Nitro 50, Helios 500, and Predator Orion 5000. Two of the three are desktop gaming systems, while the Helios 500 is a laptop designed specifically for PC gamers. The company promises that all three models, which will be available starting in August, will meet the needs of modern gamers.

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Apple “Star”, new Windows ARM PCs: why you’ll want one eventually

Apple “Star”, new Windows ARM PCs: why you’ll want one eventually

As far as personal computing, that is, desktops and laptops, goes, Intel has the lion's share of the market. In terms of computer architecture, x86 (and x64) still dominate what most consumers will consider to be the "serious" kind of computers, despite how ARM-based devices, thanks to smartphones, actually win by the numbers. But, as they say, change is coming and this change has a name: ARM. ARM-based PCs have already started rolling out and Macs might soon be next. But is this new breed of computers really worth the hype? They are, but only if the market gives them time to grow a bit.

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Rainbow Six Siege will be free starting tomorrow: how to get it

Rainbow Six Siege will be free starting tomorrow: how to get it

Tactical shooting game Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege will be free on all the platforms it supports this upcoming weekend. The game was first launched on December 1, 2015, ultimately enjoying solid ratings from critics and players. It's not unusual to see these games offered for free occasionally once used prices drop substantially, and that's what is happening starting tomorrow.

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Surface Hub 2 is another massive PC for walls

Surface Hub 2 is another massive PC for walls

Businesses in need of wall-based Windows 10 devices rejoice, there's a new Surface Hub 2 in town. This device brings out the best bits of the Surface Hub 1 and advances all the parts that needed advancing. This beast features a 4K+ 50.5” multi-touch display and it's made to get business done.

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HP’s ENVY Curved AiO 34 gets sleek new design and Alexa

HP’s ENVY Curved AiO 34 gets sleek new design and Alexa

HP has updated its ENVY desktop line, adding Alex to its vast ENVY Curved AiO 34, and adding a minimalistic but potent tower to the range. Revealed today, the new desktops feature a more mature, restrained design language than you might expect from machines that have a gaming bent.

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View and control your Android phone from your PC: here’s how

View and control your Android phone from your PC: here’s how

Smartphone users these days are often chided for their inability to put down their phones. Those of us who have to work with computers everyday, however, aren't always so attached. That said, there are times when we do wish, or even need, to have access to our phones even while typing away. At the risk of really keeping us connected to our Android phones, here is a selection of some of the top apps and services you can use to not only but even control what's on your phone without leaving your desktop or laptop.

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5 fast facts about AMD’s Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs

5 fast facts about AMD’s Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs

Today we're taking a quick look at the latest in CPU power from AMD in Ryzen 2nd Gen, in four configurations. This is the firsts official announcement on hardware for Ryzen 2nd Gen, and it comes in four different packages. The factoids we're about to run down should give you a good enough idea of what's going on to get yourself in the mood to move on from 2017, at last.

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