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The PC isn’t dead, it’s even making companies richer

The PC isn’t dead, it’s even making companies richer

What is a PC? In fact, what is a computer? Some market analysts and Apple predict that the next two or three generations will start asking those questions. For years, in no small part due to the downhill trend of PC sales, analysts and journalists have been declaring the PC to be dead. The problem which such overarching declarations is that it can’t be true for all cases. And depending on who you ask, that PC market is actually even more lucrative than ever before.

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PUBG SteelSeries accessories revealed

PUBG SteelSeries accessories revealed

SteelSeries PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) accessories were announced today in a real power move by both companies. This accessory release will basically plant PUBG branding and imagery on already-nice SteelSeries devices and peripherals of many sorts, but it's going to be super neat. This is one part of the one-year Anniversary Celebration of PUBG, with both companies giving away a bunch of SteelSeries stuff, PUBG stuff, codes, and whatnot.

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Scrabble keyboard is truly real and run by Massdrop

Scrabble keyboard is truly real and run by Massdrop

The folks at Massdrop announced that they'd be coming correct, officially, with a Hasbro collaboration to make a Scrabble Keyboard. This keyboard is mechanical, which is neat, but it's mostly made because the keys look slick. This Scrabble-themed keyboard doesn't just make its user appear smart, it makes its user feel like they know all sorts of words and such, too.

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Toshiba’s dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses make Win 10 wearable

Toshiba’s dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses make Win 10 wearable

Augmented Reality may be on the roadmap for Apple, Google, and others in the next few years, but Toshiba is pulling the trigger early with its dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses. Targeting not consumers, but businesses, its wearable PC neatly sidesteps some of the more pressing issues facing other AR wearable projects, like battery life, processing power, and general style and heft.

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Mod puts modern PC internals inside ancient 386 case

Mod puts modern PC internals inside ancient 386 case

You can only take retro so far, especially when it comes to computers. Older hardware won’t get you far if you need something actually usable. The most you can do is to make, usually 3D print, an old-school shell around new hardware. The more hardcore, however, will force those new parts into an original shell. That’s exactly what Reddit user Tylinol did with SErEndIPITy, a more or less recent PC gaming rig shoehorned into a 386 case, with some modern amenities like a CPU temperature display.

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HP reveals potent VR workstation and Mixed Reality headset

HP reveals potent VR workstation and Mixed Reality headset

HP kicked off the work week by making a bunch of new announcements, indicating that it's about to hit the world of VR hard. Today the company unveiled its new HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset - Professional Edition. Though it could do with a somewhat shorter name, those who are looking for a high-end VR headset might want to give this one a look.

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BlueStacks Android N beta brings faster, newer Android games to PC

BlueStacks Android N beta brings faster, newer Android games to PC

It’s 2018 and you still can’t easily run Android apps on your PC. Yes, you can, but the keyword here is easily. Platforms like BlueStacks exist to ease that pain but there are still some hurdles to overcome, like Android’s dreaded fragmentation. With a new Android N beta release, BlueStacks has taken one step closer to bridging that divide, bringing the promise of the latest Android games for you to ply play on your Windows or Mac computers.

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Dell Mobile Connect mirrors smartphone display on PC for easy access

Dell Mobile Connect mirrors smartphone display on PC for easy access

Dell has a new productivity tool that will help PC owners streamline their daily work: Dell Mobile Connect. With this, Android and iOS users can mirror their phone's display onto their computer display, enabling them to see and interact with their phone without actually touching the handset. Even better, the software is available for anyone to download now. The downside? You must have one of a select number of Dell computers to use it.

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ASUS unveils Chromebox 3, Tinker Board S, and Mini PCs for 2018

ASUS unveils Chromebox 3, Tinker Board S, and Mini PCs for 2018

In the market for a tiny-but-powerful PC, a small device for DIY project, or a new Chromebox? ASUS has you covered. The company has introduced all three varieties of computing products at CES 2018, including a couple of small-form-factor (SFF) desktop PCs perfect for compact spaces, home entertainment systems, and more. The Chromebox is back as well, this time packing an 8th-generation Intel Core processor and USB-C.

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HP CES 2018 Round-up: All the new sweets

HP CES 2018 Round-up: All the new sweets

HP revealed a bunch of new devices this week at CES 2018, including computers, a 3D camera, gaming devices, and a massive gaming display. These products cover some of the most interesting non-mobile spaces in the tech world today, and make what HP already had on the market all the more sweet. This is just the beginning, too - HP generally releases just a few products at CES, then sprinkles more throughout the year.

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Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop revealed plus Predator Orion 9000 US price

Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop revealed plus Predator Orion 9000 US price

Acer may have some super-slimline notebooks in its CES 2018 line-up, but if you want the beef you probably need the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. Targeting casual gamers who need more grunt for AAA titles, but don't want to go down the full performance route with all the cost that entails, the new notebook packs AMD's Ryzen's processors.

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Meltdown and Spectre reveal Firefox passwords

Meltdown and Spectre reveal Firefox passwords

Firefox creator Mozilla confirmed Meltdown and Spectre flaws could be used to extract login info from users online. The chances of this happening to the average user are slim, but still most certainly significant. This adds to the already-massive set of devices and situations in which either Meltdown or Spectre could have effects on computer users.

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