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Acer Predator desktop gaming expands with RTX 30 and massive monitors

Acer Predator desktop gaming expands with RTX 30 and massive monitors

A set of new gigantic monitors and an updated set of gaming desktop machines were announced this week by Acer. In the display department, three new Acer Predator monitors came in at 28-inches (with 155Hz refresh rate overclocked), 37.5-inches (overclocked at 175Hz), and a whopping 42.5-inches. Acer's Predator Orion 3000 and Nitro 50 gaming desktop lines were given a refresh, too, with 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (or AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors) and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs.

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Acer ConceptD notebooks bring NVIDIA RTX to creative forms

Acer ConceptD notebooks bring NVIDIA RTX to creative forms

This week the Acer ConceptD Creator Notebook lineup got updates to the newest in new processors from Intel and NVIDIA. If you've never seen these notebooks before, they're Acer's best and brightest notebooks and convertable notebooks made for creative output. Today we're looking at the ConceptD 3, Concept D3 Exel, ConceptD 5, and ConceptD 7 Ezel. The "Ezel" notebooks can convert to tablets and work with their own styli, the others are made to be highly capable traditional notebooks.

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Chrome crashing on Windows 10 and Linux now has a fix

Chrome crashing on Windows 10 and Linux now has a fix

A lot of people rely on the Web these days not just to say informed or connected but also to work. Web browsers have become critical pieces of software on any platform, so when those break, the Internet is filled with complaints and demands for explanations. That is what transpired over the weekend when Google Chrome on Windows 10 started crashing left and right. Google did quickly push out a fix and its solution is just as strange as the bug it fixes.

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Windows 10 May 2021 update seals Windows 10X’s fate

Windows 10 May 2021 update seals Windows 10X’s fate

It might be Google's big day but the rest of the tech world isn't going to pause just for Google I/O. In fact, Microsoft curiously timed the announcement of Windows 10 version 21H1's rollout right on the day that Google is at the center of tech news. Regardless, many computer users will want to take note of this update in order to prepare for worst-case scenarios. Likewise, it also brings some sad news to those still hoping to see a Windows 10X in the future.

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, Pro 360, and Flex2 Alpha now on sale: What’s the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, Pro 360, and Flex2 Alpha now on sale: What’s the difference?

Samsung just released three high-powered notebook computers to the public, all in their "Galaxy Book" brand line. The Galaxy Book Pro was released in 13 and 15-inch iterations, both new for 2021. There's a new Samsung Galaxy Book 360 in both 13 and 15-inch iterations, and there's a new Galaxy Book Flex2 α (Alpha) that's new for 2021, too.

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Windows Holographic 21H1 update brings major new features to HoloLens

Windows Holographic 21H1 update brings major new features to HoloLens

Windows 10's first major feature update of the year is already being prepared for rollout but it seems that the HoloLens 2 is getting dibs on its own major update before PCs. In fact, this update might be even more feature-packed than Windows 10's May 2021 update itself. Windows Holographic version 21H1 is now available for download and it finally brings Microsoft's better version of its Edge web browser, the one based on Google Chromium, of course.

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Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 debuts in Asphalt 9: Legends on May 13

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 debuts in Asphalt 9: Legends on May 13

The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is a jaw-dropping, track-only hypercar equipped with the most potent naturally aspirated V12 engine in Lamborghini’s history. Lamborghini is only making 40 units of the Essenza SCV12, making it a rarer sight than a bald eagle in the wild.

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Windows 10X cancellation shows it can’t outgrow the desktop

Windows 10X cancellation shows it can’t outgrow the desktop

A lot of companies from all industries were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have been able to recover while others closed for good. Some were forced to shift their priorities and delay or completely scrap plans. Thanks to a global shortage in semiconductor components, tech companies are now being hit even more, one way or another. Those factors are reportedly behind Microsoft's decision to indefinitely put Windows 10X on hold but that is actually a symptom of an even bigger problem, one that will probably see Windows forever stuck to desktops and laptops. perhaps even on Intel's and AMD's x86/x64 platforms only.

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Windows 10X may be dead as Microsoft falters on Chrome OS rival

Windows 10X may be dead as Microsoft falters on Chrome OS rival

Windows 10X has been official for about a year and half now, but those who were looking forward to the more lightweight version of Windows 10 - meant to go toe-to-toe with Chrome OS - might want to temper their expectations a bit. A new report today is claiming that Windows 10X won't be arriving in 2021 and may not be arriving in the future at all. While that is obviously disappointing news for anyone who was looking forward to Windows 10X, there might be a silver lining to this announcement at the end of it all.

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Windows 10 update will eliminate some Windows 95 icons

Windows 10 update will eliminate some Windows 95 icons

Some features of Windows 10 have been around for a long time, and some of those features still have icons from the days of Windows 95. Microsoft is reportedly planning to kick off Project Sun Valley later this year to bring significant visual changes to the modern version of Windows. Microsoft is giving folks in the Insider program an early look at the changes that are coming.

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Microsoft Windows Defender bug could fill up disks with thousands of files

Microsoft Windows Defender bug could fill up disks with thousands of files

Much of today's modern operating systems are arcane black boxes that no one but the most experienced computer users know. Not that most users know where to look or have access to some folders anyway. So when a system app silently fills up a hidden folder with trash files, most users might not know where to look. This recent incident plaguing some Windows users isn't actually the work of some new malware. Instead, it's actually the fault of Microsoft's own Windows Defender, a buggy Windows Defender at that.

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Windows 10 finally gets Bluetooth AAC audio support

Windows 10 finally gets Bluetooth AAC audio support

Windows is arguably the most-used operating system in the world and yet there are things where it's still playing catch up with others, especially mobile platforms like Android and iOS. One area it has long been criticized for is the handling of Bluetooth audio, both the media itself as well as related accessories. It seems, however, that Microsoft is finally catching up in some regard with the next version of Windows 10 that will finally bring support for one popular audio codec as well as make Bluetooth audio accessories less of a pain to manage.

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