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Microsoft Pluton is a new processor with Xbox-like security for Windows PCs

November 17, 2020

Via: The Verge

Microsoft is creating a new security chip that’s designed to protect future Windows PCs. Microsoft Pluton is a security processor that is built directly into future CPUs and will replace the existing Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a chip that’s currently […]


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AMD has Ryzen up to beat Intel with its new Zen 3 CPUs

November 6, 2020

Via: The Verge

AMD has beaten Intel’s performance advantage in desktop PCs with its new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. That’s the verdict from a range of reviewers this week that have been testing AMD’s flagship $799 Ryzen 9 5950X with its 16 cores […]


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Apple now accepts Mac trade-ins in its US stores

June 19, 2020

Via: The Verge

You can now trade-in your old Mac at Apple Stores in the US and Canada. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman notes that Apple’s site has been edited to remove a disclaimer that says Mac trade-ins are online-only, and a representative from the […]


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Apple is building the new Mac Pro in Texas

September 23, 2019

Via: Apple Insider

Apple has announced that it is to manufacture its new 2019 Mac Pro in Austin, Texas, utilizing the same plant where it has been making the previous generation model. The move comes despite earlier reports of a China-based firm assembling […]


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Review: AMD Radeon RX 480 review

June 29, 2016

Via: itCurated

AMD’s new Radeon RX 480 graphics card pivots around one goal: bringing high-end gaming and the virtual reality experience to a wider selection of PC enthusiasts and gamers. And with over 40 VR headsets slowly making their way to market […]


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AMD makes virtual reality gaming affordable with Polaris graphics cards

June 29, 2016

Via: itCurated

AMD is hoping to capture the minds and hearts of all gamers by introducing a new line of Polaris graphics cards that focuses on affordability on top of performance. First announced at Computex 2016, AMD has finally pulled the wraps […]


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Lenovo’s new ThinkStation P410 turns ‘entry-level’ up a notch

June 14, 2016

Via: itCurated

Lenovo has revealed a pair of workstations, one of which is a fresh offering – the ThinkStation P410 – alongside a refreshed ThinkStation P510. The new ThinkStation P410 is pitched to deliver affordable mainstream workstation performance and boasts Intel Xeon […]


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6 productivity solutions that would benefit a 15-inch MacBook Air

June 9, 2016

Via: itCurated

At last! According to the rumour mill, Apple is readying a 15-inch MacBook Air. This is great news for fans of the company’s larger laptops, and anybody who values having a ton of space on the desktop to be productive. […]


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ASUS ZenPad Z8 Ready for Debut on Verizon Soon, Packing Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 CPU

May 30, 2016

Via: itCurated

If you’re looking to purchase a brand new slate from Verizon, you may be interested to get the ASUS ZenPad Z8, that just leaked via Evan Blass. We haven’t heard this name before and the ZenPad Z series doesn’t feel […]


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2016 MacBook review: It’s almost the Pro we’re dreaming of

May 16, 2016

Via: itCurated

When Apple first introduced the MacBook, it was a massive technological leap forward. Its recent upgrade seemed incremental, especially when some are hoping for a new Pro. Many were confused by Apple’s move, and the prevailing thinking was that Apple […]


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IBM Just Made a Powerful Research Tool Available to Everyone for Free

May 5, 2016

Via: itCurated

IBM has a powerful new research project that anyone can use for free. The business technology company’s research arm said on Wednesday that it’s giving everyone access to one of its quantum computing processors, an experimental technology that has the […]


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Outshone by Smaller Screens, PCs Aim to Be Seen as Cool Again

April 5, 2016

Via: itCurated

There are PCs that fit in a pocket, understand voice and gesture, or sense when they need repairs and call on their own for a remote tuneup. Yet as people increasingly gravitate to smartphones and tablets for their computing needs, […]


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Mac OS X gets bumped to version 10.11.3, brings bug fixes and security updates

January 20, 2016

Via: itCurated

Apple on Tuesday released OS X El Capitan 10.11.3, a new point release that the company says brings bug fixes and security updates to the venerable desktop operating system. There is no word yet on what specific changes Apple has […]


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New CPUs will only be compatible with Windows 10, says Microsoft

January 18, 2016

Via: itCurated

Starting with the current 6th generation Skylake processors, future CPUs are only going to be fully compatible with Windows 10, Microsoft has confirmed. In other words, if you buy a new Windows machine, you run Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 […]


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PC Market Hits Historic Low: Can Windows 10 Save It?

January 14, 2016

Via: itCurated

Sales of PCs continue to fall as more and more people turn to smartphones and tablets for their computing needs. However, Gartner and IDC predict uptake of Windows 10 could provide a market boost later in the year. The struggling […]


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iPad Air 3: Apple tablet to launch without 3D Touch next year

December 16, 2015

Via: itCurated

THE SO-CALLED iPad Air 3 won’t arrive with 3D Touch functionality when it debuts in the first half of next year, according to analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The respected analyst said in research notes seen by 9to5Mac that supply chain […]


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Samsung Galaxy Tab S First Gen Models Getting Official CyanogenMod Support

December 15, 2015

Via: itCurated

While the Galaxy Tab S2 tablets are getting their share of Marshmallow updates in Q2 next year, we can’t help but wonder how long it will take for the first gen Tab S units to get it. Anyway, those models […]


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Google’s Android Tablets To Get Split-Screen Multitasking

December 14, 2015

Via: itCurated

The engineering team behind Google’s Pixel C tablet recently took to Reddit to answer questions about the device. Unfortunately, the Googlers were assailed by questions concerning the negative reviews and buggy performance of the tablet, not to mention some of […]


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Consumer Reports survey finds Apple most reliable laptop brand

December 3, 2015

Via: itCurated

While nearly 20 percent of users reported some sort of malfunction within the first 3 years after purchase, most claiming a serious system issue, Apple saw a 10 percent failure rate for its laptops over the same time period. Specifically, […]


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Best Black Friday Tech Deals

November 27, 2015

Via: itCurated

The biggest shopping weekend of the year is here, and sales abound. Retailers are not reserving their lowest prices for Black Friday alone. This year, sellers near and far are offering a range of deals between Wednesday and Monday, both […]