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MOBILE COMPUTING Explainer: What the Gigabit LTE is?

Feb
11

One of the big improvements that is coming to mobile networks this year is Gigabit LTE. You might have heard of it already – companies are gearing up for deployments around the globe right now – but if not, it’ll become a bigger talking point in the months to come. Gigabit LTE is set to hit everything from smartphones and laptops to portable hotspots and cars.

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Screenless Prototyping Alternative User Interfaces

Feb
08

There is neither a perfect, nor a natural, nor even a Holy Grail of interfaces.

Every interface requires some amount of training or intuition. For those conducting human-computer interaction research, this is a familiar and welcomed challenge that has, at times, felt unrealistic. But times are changing, and some pie-in-the-sky ideas we had a few years ago are far more manageable to consider today.

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Biggest Tech Fads in the Last Ten Years

Feb
05

A number of industries are well known for their fads: fashion, food, health. But technology has experienced just as many short-lived crazes over the years. From mobile games so popular they caused a danger to the public, to “futuristic” television sets that slowly died off. Here are the tech world’s biggest fads from the last decade.

Netbooks

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How six generations of Nvidia GeForce graphics cards compare

Jan
24

With the venerable GeForce GTX 980 having celebrated its second birthday already, in the world of GPUs that puts it squarely over the hill. To further confirm that notion, its successor, the GeForce GTX 1080 offers 60% more performance for a small premium.

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Does the Q6600 Still Have Game after ten years in 2017?

Jan
21

Launched over a decade ago, the 65nm Core 2 Extreme QX6700 was Intel's first quad-core desktop processor. Though its ridiculous asking price of $1,000 ensured few would take the plunge, even with four unlocked cores operating at 2.67GHz, it was the fastest CPU money could buy back in 2006.

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21% off Polaroid ZIP Mobile Photo Printer with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology

Jan
20

Enjoy the power and fun of a Polaroid camera without the Polaroid camera. This little standalone photo printer connects to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth, and is powered by a rechargeable lithium polymer battery, so it's designed to be portable, easy and fun to use. On a single charge the gadget will print 25 photos -- without ink. Instead, it uses heat to produce deep, vibrant colors that are completely smudge-proof, on 2x3 paper that is waterproof, tear-proof and backed with adhesive so you can peel-and-stick for added fun.

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An IoT Marvel: Inventing the Temper-O-Meter

Jan
13

We recently invented a one-of-a-kind installation that moves, illuminates, and constantly updates to show the predicted weather forecast for the next 15 hours at our different office locations (and more!). We call it “Ye Olde Future Temper-O-Meter," and it seriously rocks.

From the beginning, we knew it was going to be a little bit Harry Potter, a little bit steampunk, and a little bit of what the boss would allow.

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2017's Magic at CES

Jan
11

CES was a fascinating show this year. One of the things that made it so fascinating was that everyone and their brother had cars demonstrating one form of technology or another. It kind of makes me wonder what we'll see at the next car show -- PCs, drones, tablets and smartphones?

That wasn't the only surprise at the show, though. Nvidia, long thought of as living in Intel's shadow, broke out, taking over the prime keynote spot in a big way and demonstrating that it has all but cornered the market for car brains.

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Lenovo Surprises With Home Techology Play

Jan
10

Lenovo watchers expected the company to announce a number of new laptops when CES rolled around, but the company surprised on Tuesday when it also unveiled new products aimed at the home technology market.

"The Smart Assistant and Smart Storage line probably caught everyone off guard," said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy.

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Qualcomm debuted its groundbreaking Snapdragon 835 system on a chip at CES

Jan
06

Qualcomm on Tuesday debuted its groundbreaking Snapdragon 835 system on a chip at CES.

Following the 835 launch, the company joined Osterhout Design Group in unveiling two new ODG augmented reality headsets, the R-8 and R-9, which are the first Snapdragon 835-powered devices to be announced.

The Snapdragon SoC is the first chip built using the ultra-advanced 10nm FinFET process node, said Qualcomm spokesperson Liz Sweeney.

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