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The Quiet Trend Of New Mechanical Keyboard Switches In New Places

Sometimes it’s almost impossible to miss a tech trend (see “VR, 2016”), but others sort of gently creep into view. Such is the case with the growing prevalence of new types of mechanical switches on laptops and slim keyboards. For a time, MSI was the only laptop maker (that we’re aware of) wading into these waters, with theGT80S Titan SLI ...

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Razer Blade 14 (2016) Gaming

Razer has produced gaming laptops since 2013, when it unveiled the original 14″ Razer Blade. Three years later, Razer is still offering the Razer Blade, now with a 6th-generation Intel processor and an Nvidia Pascal GPU. Let’s see how it stacks up to its competition.

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WD, SanDisk Ship 3D NAND SSDs

Western Digital’s Blue and SanDisk’s Ultra SSDs have been updated with 3D BiCS FLASH and are shipping, according to online reseller B&H Photo. They’re coming in capacities up to 1TB; the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD shows a large 2TB model “coming soon,” but no date is given for availability. The site also gave us a first look at initial pricing for these products. ...

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This Chrome extension will blur out offensive language on your feed

f you’re sick of reading hateful comments and distressing news headlines, Soothe is here to help. Soothe is a Chrome extension that blurs out content that is considered homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic, violent, and sexually violent by the user. Just choose the general categories you want to censor, and the extension will analyze the site’s content to blur out any triggering language. The ...

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TWITTER DEBUTS A LITE VERSION FOR EMERGING MARKETS

Twitter launched Thursday a ‘Lite’ version of its service that runs from the browser on a smartphone, in a bid to attract customers in emerging markets, who have flaky Internet connections or are wary of spending too much on data. The micro-blogging service said that Lite had been designed as a Progressive Web App in collaboration with Google and is ...

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Asus Strix GL702VM-DB71 Gaming Laptop

Asus impressed us last month with the Strix GL502DB-71 because of its excellent performance and attractive price point. Today, we’re looking at the Asus Strix GL702VM-DB71. It also comes with a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, an Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU, and 16GB of memory, making it practically the same as the Strix 15, but in 17″ form. Will the ...

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Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is finally available to S8 owners in the US

After months of delays, Samsung has finally launched its Bixby AI-powered voice assistant in the US for Galaxy S8 and S8+ users. That took way too long. The company first proudly showed off Bixby in March, and then released it only in its home market of South Korea in May – over a month after it launched the flagship phone meant to showcase the service. It’s taken nearly ...

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TWITCH STARTS SELLING THE GAMES YOU’RE WATCHING

Twitch is finally ready to take the wraps off its effort to sell games to the stream-watching masses. The Amazon-owned company now has 51 games for sale, 39 of which require the Twitch desktop app to launch. The others require different software or an account for that specific game. The five games from Ubisoft, for example, require Uplay, while Trion ...

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Lenovo Intros New ‘X1’ Product Family With Infrared Webcams, Long Battery Life, LTE-A Support

At CES, Lenovo announced its latest X1-branded products, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, ThinkPad X1 Yoga, and ThinkPad X1 Tablet, as well as the new Miix 720 detachable notebook. Lenovo seems to want to keep an open mind going into 2017 about the devices consumers would like to use. It has already created a range of different types of notebooks ...

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