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New 10th Gen Intel Core ‘Comet Lake’ processors detailed: i3 to i7

New 10th Gen Intel Core ‘Comet Lake’ processors detailed: i3 to i7

A new collection of 10th Gen Intel Core processors were detailed with units from Core i3 all the way up to Core i7. Included this morning in the release from Intel were the Intel Core i7-10710U, i7-10510U, i5-10210U, and i3-10110U all in the "U-Series." Also included were the Y-Series processors Intel Core i3-10110Y, i5-10210Y, i5-10310Y, and i7-10510Y.

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Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra modular PC hides inside a monitor stand

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra modular PC hides inside a monitor stand

The trend in computers, even among desktop users, has been to shrink the PC and even make it disappear. For desktops, that has usually meant either a mediocre box that sits visibly on your desktop or an all-in-one PC that locks you to a specific configuration or at least a specific screen. Dell, however, may have something a bit ingenious in mind. Its new OptiPlex 7070 is described as a zero-footprint computer and it accomplishes that by hiding its parts inside a monitor stand that can hold any monitor in the market.

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WD_Black gaming HDD and SSD look like shipping containers

WD_Black gaming HDD and SSD look like shipping containers

This week the folks at Western Digital released a new collection of WD_Black series hard drives (HDD and SSD) with radical new industrial designs. When you're buying a hard disk drive or solid-state drive, especially an external HDD or SSD, you'll first look at the capabilities of the drive - mostly innards. Then you'll look at the external bits - the way the case looks, the bits you'll be seeing every time you access your gaming machine. Because of this, Western Digital went the extra mile (in the right direction) with their latest round of WD_Black.

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This is Google Stadia’s launch games list

This is Google Stadia’s launch games list

Today we're updating our big list of Google Stadia games to see how far Google's gotten since they first launched "Project Stream." This newest list includes the games announced at today's Stadia Connect event. This list is a relative must-have game list for some, and a "that makes sense" sort of games list for others - either way, there are certainly some winners amongst the mass.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW game streaming Android Beta release revealed

NVIDIA GeForce NOW game streaming Android Beta release revealed

The system known as NVIDIA GeForce NOW was previously in free Beta for PC, Mac, and SHIELD TV, now it'll be opened on Android devices of several sorts. NVIDIA announced several feature updates to GeForce NOW today, also including the transition to RTX-enabled graphics processors for certain regions. NVIDIA also gave a cryptic note on the timing for release of the full service, suggesting "the sun is starting to set on the free beta period."

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Chuwi GBox Pro Review: lite mini PC for lite budgets

Chuwi GBox Pro Review: lite mini PC for lite budgets

News in the computing and tech world often highlights the spectacular and, sometimes, the extravagant. While it's understandable that we get attracted by shiny products and powerful devices, not all consumers are swayed by those factors. Some need simpler yet still usable computers that can not only fit their budgets but also fit their aesthetic tastes as well. Those buyers might want to take the Chuwi GBox Pro into consideration. Despite the "Pro" in its name feeling like a letdown, the small box still has a lot to offer those with more constrained budgets.

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It’s been a really bad week for Windows updates

It’s been a really bad week for Windows updates

This week's been a bad one for Windows updates. A couple of relatively important Windows updates were released, then found to have unexpected effects on some of the computers on which they were loaded. It's extremely unfortunate when this sort of thing happens because it deters users from downloading patches of all sorts - not least of all security patches and Windows Updates from Microsoft. The good news is that negative results seem to have been reported only by a relatively small subset of Windows users.

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Windows 10 update sandbags your PC for worms

Windows 10 update sandbags your PC for worms

There's a security patch for Windows 10 out right this minute that you're going to want to take the time to download. This piece of software aims to stop some new wormable* RDP vulnerabilities. It's bad news and you should patch the flaw with the relatively simple process provided by Microsoft for updating Windows 10 of several sorts.

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Acer Nitro XF252Q gaming monitor packs FreeSync, 2x speakers, major adjustability

Acer Nitro XF252Q gaming monitor packs FreeSync, 2x speakers, major adjustability

A new wave of top-end gaming monitors are coming this summer, and Acer's bringing some of that first heat with the Nitro XF2 Series. Two models will appear this summer: Nitro XF252Q and XF272 X. The former costs approximately $350, the latter around $550. The former is out in stores now, the latter will be available later this month.

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Valve Index VR headset kits released, for real this time

Valve Index VR headset kits released, for real this time

The folks at Valve released new Valve Index VR headset kits today for immediate shipping in the USA. The Valve Index VR system was actually first released in late June, but "initial quantities were outpaced by demand." As Valve tells us today, "users were asked to reserve their hardware as new kits were in production." Today's the day when new kits begin to ship.

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One Punch Man: “The Hero Nobody Knows” game puts a twist on the popular theme

One Punch Man: “The Hero Nobody Knows” game puts a twist on the popular theme

Superhero content and products are big these days, in no small thanks to the push by Marvel, DC, and other comic books companies. Everyone’s getting into the game, both in the West and even in the East. Of course, you could expect our friends in Japan to give the genre a twist. One of those is One Punch Man which is getting a fighting game of its own which, considering what the manga is about, is pretty ironic.

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Next Microsoft Surface device may beat PC and Android at last

Next Microsoft Surface device may beat PC and Android at last

The next generation in Microsoft Surface hardware was tipped this week to take a radical position. Radical compared to what Microsoft's tried before with real, live, market-ready hardware that is to say. This new device would have two displays that work as one, would be surprisingly robust, and would be able to run both Windows and Android apps, with ease.

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