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Steam Sale Halloween event is full of spooky games and horror movies

Steam Sale Halloween event is full of spooky games and horror movies

We're now in the midst of one of the three Steam Sale events leaked recently in a Reddit forum. The other is, of course, Thanksgiving's own Black Friday, followed by a Winter Sale. Generally the Winter event is one of the bigger two of the year - but the one we're in right this minute isn't too shabby itself.

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Intel’s Optane consumer SSDs make rip-roaring speed mainstream

Intel’s Optane consumer SSDs make rip-roaring speed mainstream

Intel's first Optane SSD has hit shelves, and if you're all about super-speed storage then your mouth might be watering. The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series stores up to 280 GB in its 2.5-inch format, or more if you've space in your PC for a half-height add-in card. More importantly than raw capacity, however, is how quickly that storage is accessed.

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Lenovo YOGA 720 15″ Review: a sleek but heavy Windows laptop

Lenovo YOGA 720 15″ Review: a sleek but heavy Windows laptop

This year has brought one of the most beautiful and capable Lenovo YOGA laptops we've seen so far: the YOGA 720. This laptop -- the 15" version, in this case -- sports a sleek all-metal body alongside an Ultra HD glossy display, powerful graphics, and an excellent keyboard. Like other YOGA models, the 720 is also flexible, able to fully transform into a 'tablet' or sit at any angle between. What's not to like?

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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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