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QLED is finally available in a glass display with the HP Pavilion 27

By | CES 2019, Computer Hardware, DisplayPort, Gadgets, HDMI, Technology, television, USB-C, VESA

HP today announced the Pavilion 27 and it looks spectacular. This is the first display that offers a QLED screen — HP calls it by it’s official name Quantum Dot — that’s on glass instead of film. The differences should be clear. When offered on glass, the images are sharper and cleaner — though so […]

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The good news and bad news of HP’s new AMD Chromebook

By | CES 2019, chipset, chromebook, Computer Hardware, computing, Gadgets, google-chrome, Intel, laptops, Qualcomm, smartbooks, TC, Technology

Good news: HP made an AMD Chromebook. Bad news: It uses an old chipset. Meet the new HP Chromebook 14. This is one of the first Chromebooks powered by an AMD processor. But don’t get too excited. This isn’t the AMD-powered Chromebook a lot of people were waiting for. This Chromebook is powered by a […]

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Samsung fakes test photo by using a stock DSLR image

By | a8, Computer Hardware, computing, EyeEm, Gadgets, Getty-Images, huawei, malaysia, mobile software, photo sharing, photographer, Samsung, Samsung Electronics, TC, Technology

Samsung’s Malaysian arm has some explaining to do. The company, in an effort to show off the Galaxy A8 Star’s amazing photo retouching abilities, used a cleverly shot portrait, modified it and then ostensibly passed it off as one taken by the A8. The trouble began when Serbian photographer Dunja Djudjic noticed someone had bought […]

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This gadget adds two USB 3.0 ports to Apple’s power adapter

By | Apple, apple inc, Computer Hardware, computing, Gadgets, iPhone, lightning, macbook, macintosh, usb

This is clever. Made by HyperDrive, the USB-C Hub slips onto an Apple USB-C power adapter and adds two USB 3.0 ports. That’s all. I love it and it addresses a major shortcoming of Apple’s current notebook lineup. Apple ditched full-size USB ports in favor of the versatile USB-C. It makes sense on some levels. […]

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Printrbot has shut down

By | 3d printing, Computer Hardware, Gadgets, Innovation, Kickstarter, Makerbot, printing, science channel, Startups, TC

Printrbot, a popular Kickstarter-backed 3D printer company, has shut down, leaving only a barebones website and little explanation. The founder, Brook Drumm, wrote that “Low sales led to hard decisions.” “We will be forever grateful to all the people we met and served over the years,” he wrote. “Thank you all.” Printrbot’s machines costs about […]

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iFixit finds dust covers in latest MacBook Pro keyboard

By | Apple, apple inc, apple keyboard, Computer Hardware, computing, Gadgets, Keyboard, macbook, macintosh, Steve Jobs

Apple released a refreshed MacBook Pro this week and top among the new features is a tweaked keyboard. Apple says its quieter than the last version and in our tests, we agree. But iFixit found something else: thin, silicone barriers that could improve the keyboard’s reliability. This is big news. Users have long reported the […]

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Sales of PCs just grew for the first time in six years

By | Acer, Apple, chromebook, Computer Hardware, computing, Dell, fujitsu, Gadgets, gartner, HP, lenovo, mobile devices, Technology

Don’t look now, but the PC might not be dead. According to Gartner, collector of marketshare and industry metrics, worldwide shipments of personal computers just experienced the first year-over-year growth since 2012. Shipments totaled 62.1 million units, which is a 1.4 percent increase from the same time period in 2017. The report states “experienced some […]

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ASUS announces a motherboard just for crypto-mining

By | asus, Asus Eee, Computer Hardware, computing, Gadgets, GUI, motherboard, North America, nvidia ion, PCI Express, taipei, TC, video card

Mining hardware is weird stuff. Either it’s commodity hardware used – inefficiently – for complex computation or specifically-designed, expensive boards that can be used to bring in Bitcoin and little else. Asus, a motherboard maker of some renown, is now helping bridge the gap. The H370 Mining Master is a basic motherboard that supports 20 […]

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