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Huawei Mate 10 rumored to have Samsung DeX-like feature

Huawei Mate 10 rumored to have Samsung DeX-like feature

Samsung may have just revived the "Phone as your PC" idea with its DeX platform and it seems to have inspired another OEM to follow suit. Whispers are going around that Huawei, who now ranks as one of the world's top three smartphone makers (depending on which market analyst you ask) is reportedly planning on a similar feature that will turn the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 into a PC desktop when connected to some peripherals. The difference, however, might be that, unlike Samsung DeX, Huawei's implementation might work with other docks and connectors as well.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer shows onslaught of epic events

Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer shows onslaught of epic events

This week the folks pre-ordering the game Star Wars Battlefront 2 have begun to flip directly out over the trailer you're about to see. This trailer shows a number of epic additions to the game, centering on ability modifiers and looks inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. These "looks" are for both Kylo Ren and Rey, bringing the user directly in to the film ready to roll this December.

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Wacom Bamboo Ink stylus for Windows 10 tablets now up for grabs

Wacom Bamboo Ink stylus for Windows 10 tablets now up for grabs

There is no shortage of Windows 10 tablets and 2-in-1s that support one kind of stylus or another. There is just one problem: they each have their own, using sometimes incompatible technologies. Wacom, ever the champion of styluses, has a solution. Announced last may, the Wacom Bamboo Ink pen offers a pressure-sensitive stylus to a wide plethora of Windows 10 devices from different manufacturers. The only requirement? That they support the Windows Ink.

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OWC USB-C Travel Dock hooks the MacBook up

OWC USB-C Travel Dock hooks the MacBook up

This week the folks at OWC have a new super-duper-dongle that they call the USB-C Travel Dock for Mac and PC. This device rolls with five ports, extending the abilities of the meager USB-C port well beyond its original, single-ported existence. Of course this device would be nothing if USB-C wasn't able to provide the connections - it's a teamwork sort of situation.

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NVIDIA Ansel made these awesome in-game photos possible

NVIDIA Ansel made these awesome in-game photos possible

This week we took a look at a bunch of images captured in the wild by gamers, all made possible with NVIDIA Ansel. The NVIDIA Ansel system allows a gamer to stop time by capturing the environment in which they're playing a game. Through this system's abilities, users can re-live the moment they were in, and share that moment from angles never before possible.

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Razer Wolverine Ultimate detailed: Xbox One/PC Elite Controller competitor

Razer Wolverine Ultimate detailed: Xbox One/PC Elite Controller competitor

This morning Razer revealed the Razer Wolverine Ultimate, a customizable gaming controller for Xbox One and PC. This device is one of a collection of Xbox peripherals made by Razer on the market today, this set also including the Razer Thresher Ultimate wireless gaming headset and the Razer Atrox fight stick - another wacky controller made to push the boundaries of what input's possible on the console. The Razer Wolverine Ultimate works with interchangeable D-pads, interchangeable thumbsticks, and 6 remappable triggers and buttons.

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Toshiba dynaEdge Mobile is a pocket-sized PC with a built-in battery

Toshiba dynaEdge Mobile is a pocket-sized PC with a built-in battery

Toshiba has taken the wraps off of a new miniature PC called the dynaEdge Mobile Mini PC. While far from being the first miniature PC on the market, Toshiba's offering does pack some impressive specs and a hefty price tag to match. The entire PC measures only 6.5 x 3.3 x 0.8-inches with an overall weight just under 11 ounces. As with some competing models, Toshiba's new mini PC has a battery built in so that the device can be disconnected from display and moved to another located elsewhere.

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Lenovo’s new gaming towers missed the 8th gen Intel Core train

Lenovo’s new gaming towers missed the 8th gen Intel Core train

Gamescom is always a great opportunity to put out new hardware designed to cater to gamers. Indeed, Intel timed its announcement of its 8th generation core processors this week and Acer just revealed one of the first laptops to be powered by such a processor. If you expected that the new Lenovo Legion Y920, Y720 and Y520 gaming towers would be similar, you might be in for a disappointment. That said, while the Acer Nitro 5 is aimed more towards casual gaming, Lenovo’s three new boxes are crafted to cater to every level of PC gamer out there.

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Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key locks your laptop with USB

Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key locks your laptop with USB

This year is the year of fingerprints for security - if it weren't already abundantly clear, here's another bit of proof. This is the VeriMark Fingerprint Key by Kensington. This device is just about as simple as a fingerprint scanner gets - or as simple as a fingerprint scanner gets when it's not already embedded into a device. This fingerprint scanner is a USB dongle - and it lets the user log in to their notebook.

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Razer Tiamat headsets V2 include directional audio and pretty lights!

Razer Tiamat headsets V2 include directional audio and pretty lights!

Two new headsets have been revealed by Razer with a similar look, but very different aims - one for hardcore PC gamers, the other for cross-platform play. Both go by the name Tiamat, and both are made for heavy-duty audio and comfort. Tiamat headsets come in 7.1 V2 and 2.2 V2 editions, the former coming with a higher price tag and more features, the latter coming with a slightly more basic set of features for a lower price.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to remove several OS features

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to remove several OS features

The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 will be released in the coming weeks, and Microsoft promises it will include new features not only for creatives, but improvements to accessibility, security, and UI as well. Unfortunately, there are several existing features of the operating system that will be getting removed or deprecated with the update. Most of them are aging and no longer being developed, or they're being folded into other tools and applications.

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Intel Clover Trail PCs – security updates until 2023 only

Intel Clover Trail PCs – security updates until 2023 only

If you were one of the early, and probably disappointed, adopters of the first breed of Windows 8.1 hybrids and convertibles, Microsoft has a good news, bad news thing for you. The good news is that your device is going to be supported for another six years. The bad news is that it only applies to security fixes. As far as “Windows as a Service” is concerned, last year’s Anniversary Update is the end of the line for these devices.

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