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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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AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Processors: Everything you need to know

AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Processors: Everything you need to know

It's time for the second generation of the AMD Ryzen brand of PC processors. The first lineup includes the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600. Two of these CPUs roll with 8-core, 16-thread tech, and the other two are 6-core, 12-thread models. Each of these AMD Ryzen (2nd-gen) CPUs have advanced AMD SenseMI technology under the hood.

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Chuwi HiGame steps up from tablets, laptops to mini PC market

Chuwi HiGame steps up from tablets, laptops to mini PC market

We've done quite a few reviews on Chuwi's products, ranging from 2-in-1 detachable Windows hybrids to Android tablets to charging accessories. Time again, the company has shattered biases against Chinese brands, especially those that sell at unbelievably low prices. Now Chuwi is preparing to face its biggest challenge yet as it readies it most ambitious product. Come May, it will debut the CHuwi HiGame, a gaming PC that promises to cram as much power in such a tiny space.

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HP Pavilion lineup brings power for both work and play

HP Pavilion lineup brings power for both work and play

HP's Pavilion brand has always prided itself for offering great performance at great value. However, it has mostly been limited to notebooks and desktops for regular everyday use. In time for the upcoming Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, HP is unveiling a new generation of Pavilion computers, including the completely new Pavilion Gaming line. These powerful computers are not just built for everyday use but also for gaming and work, especially when that work involves content creation.

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How the Steam Machines failed in the gaming industry

How the Steam Machines failed in the gaming industry

Two days ago, Valve removed any trace of Steam Machines from its store. If it weren’t for the media coverage, people might not have even remembered they still existed. Except for the hardest core of PC gamers, most have probably presumed Valve’s overnight sensation to have been long gone. And now, it really is. What was first seen as the revolution of PC gaming has now become almost an embarrassing footnote in gaming history. What happened and why did Valve fail so miserably? It all boils down to trying to hit too many birds with just one stone.

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Acer Aspire S24 hands-on: 5 things to know

Acer Aspire S24 hands-on: 5 things to know

Acer's Aspire S24 wants to upset the apple cart, and prove that it's not only Cupertino that can design a good looking all-in-one. Launching today, the Aspire S24 combines waifs dimensions with legitimately useful features rivals haven't even started to offer, including a way to recharge your smartphone cable-free. Read on for what you need to know.

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Fortnite issues in effect: Maybe quit for a while?

Fortnite issues in effect: Maybe quit for a while?

Today we're having a peek at a list of issues with the servers hosting Epic Games' Fortnite. At the point at which this article is set to go live, Epic Games said the they are "currently diving into issues revolving around matchmaking + game services." This is a "Game Services issue" which means Fortnite online matches are not going quite as planned for pretty much everybody, in one way or another.

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