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K3 Wintel Keyboard PC

We’ve witnessed the arrival of new designs over the past decade when it comes to personal computer form factors. The traditional towers and boxy cases have made way for all-on-ones, HDMI dongles, micro-computers and even entire units that live in...
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Skylake-based Dell XPS 13 with Linux arrives in the US

Skylake-based Dell XPS 13 with Linux arrives in the US

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the new Skylake-based Dell XPS 13 developer edition, you’re in luck. Dell announced late last week that its new Linux notebook is here—if you’re in the United States, anyway. The new Dell XPS 13 developer edition—part...
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PC rivalry extends to servers: Lenovo aims to topple HPE, Dell

PC rivalry extends to servers: Lenovo aims to topple HPE, Dell

A few years ago, Lenovo toppled rivals HP and Dell to become the world’s top PC maker. It now wants to do the same in servers. It hopes to do so through the newly formed Data Center Group, previously known...
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Energy Star 3.0 server spec to look at coprocessors for more accurate power-efficiency ratings

Energy Star 3.0 server spec to look at coprocessors for more accurate power-efficiency ratings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is revising the Energy Star specification for servers to take into account significant system design changes and help buyers make effective purchasing decisions. Over the last few years, server makers have increasingly ...
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Use Preview on a Mac to Add Your Signature to Emails and Documents

If you have a Mac, you have Preview, but you might not know this helpful little utility can store digital signatures for you-signatures that can then be appended to PDFs, Pages documents and Mail messages. Here’s how to set up...
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There’s Finally a Way to Upgrade Macbook Storage

When I bought my Macbook Pro a year ago, I was feeling so internally guilty about spending $1500 on a laptop that I only paid for 128GB of storage, a decision I’ve regretted about three times per day ever since....
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Maker culture: junk robots, DIY tablets, 3D-printed dice, and more

Maker culture: junk robots, DIY tablets, 3D-printed dice, and more

In a world where $5 computers and custom 3D-printed hardware are commonplace, it’s no surprise that maker culture has bloomed. Regular people all over the globe are developing exciting new projects on the daily, and sharing their hard work with...
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Amazon bans cheap USB-C cables in wake of Google engineer’s crusade

Amazon bans cheap USB-C cables in wake of Google engineer’s crusade

For months, Google engineer Benson Leung has been engaged in a one-man war against a seemingly endless stream of terrible USB-C cables. As we detailed back in November, Leung, who works on Google’s Chromebook Pixel and Pixel C teams, has...
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Intel formally kills its tick-tock approach to processor development

Intel formally kills its tick-tock approach to processor development

Nearly 10 years ago, Intel formally unveiled the new design and manufacturing process it would use for its microprocessors. Before 2007, there was no exact, predictable alignment between the deployment of new manufacturing techniques at smaller process nodes a...
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Andy Grove, tech titan and Intel legend, passes away at 79

Andy Grove, tech titan and Intel legend, passes away at 79

When Sam Foss penned, “Give me men to match my mountains” he was talking about taming America. For the mountains that are the technology industry, Andy Grove was the right man. His vision and drive, and most of all his...
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