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When you’ll soon be able to buy a home automation system at the same place you pick up paper for your copy machine, you know that the technology that was once only afforded by the rich and famous has made into mainstream America. The recent announcement by Staples (read about Staples Connect) that select stores would begin offering later this fall an assortment of wireless devices to enable... continued.
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The new Counter Logic Gaming DeathAdder, released by Razer, is a limited edition team-branded gaming mouse that offers a combination of comfort with its ergonomic form factor and gaming precision with a 6400 pdi optical sensor. The CLG DeathAdder is wrapped in an exclusive black and white finish, and the mouse scroll wheel and team logo are illuminated in white. “We’ve updated CLG’s favored... continued.
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ViewSonic has released its second-generation smart displays. The 24-inch (23.8-inch viewable) VSD241 is a self-contained Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based smart display with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Paired with a 2 MP webcam with integrated microphone for video conferencing, and built-in speakers, this dual-point optical touch screen display is designed for commercial vertical markets... continued.
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Large organizations are finding benefits to moving from a “one PC for everyone” model to servers that support a number of users logged in through virtualization services such as Microsoft’s Remote Desktop or Citrix. The user’s local system is just a means to access the server—applications are not installed locally. This reduces support requirements by centralizing the systems that actually need... continued.
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Smartphones and tablets have become lifesavers when it comes to directions, last-minute reservations, and trying to figure out who that guy was in the movie. However, did you know that some of these apps can be actual lifesavers? We’re not taking about the candy, people. There are plenty of apps out there that are designed to save your life. Some are ones you’d want to have on hand... continued.
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Lenovo just unveiled its latest addition to the its multimode family of transformable PCs. The new Android-based Yoga Tablet features three modes—hold, tilt, and stand—giving consumers a better way to use a tablet. Lenovo designers and engineers focused on three challenges tablet users face: fatigue when holding and using the tablet; no self-supporting mechanism when laid on a flat... continued.
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Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has revealed its latest mini-ITX motherboard line, BAT-I, featuring the new Intel System-on-a-Chip (SoC) processor family, formerly code named “Bay Trail.” Based on the new low-power consumption microarchitecture “Silvermont,” ECS BAT-I is suited for small-form-factor PCs and AIO systems, with a maximum power consumption of 10W and a fanless heatsink design.... continued.
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Lenovo announces two new performance-optimized rack servers, the ThinkServer RD540 and ThinkServer RD640. Featuring the latest Intel Xeon E5 processors, the servers are designed for easy integration into existing IT infrastructures that handle demanding virtualization, cloud and compute-intensive workloads. Lenovo’s ThinkServer RD540 and RD640 provide the performance, security and reliability... continued.
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Corsair has unveiled the Hydro Series H75 dual-fan 120mm liquid CPU cooler that is compatible with most PC cases on the market. It is comprised of a low-profile CPU cooling block connected to a 120mm radiator and fan assembly via kink-resistant rubber tubing. The H75’s new cooling block is designed with a micro-fin copper cold plate and a ceramic bearing pump that provides low-noise heat... continued.
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Earlier this year, we were talking up Y-cam’s $199 HomeMonitor. The plug-and-play security camera allows users to peep in on a home or surrounding property using any web-enabled computer or smartphone, all without monthly fees. Now, the company is adding Roku media players into that mix of viewing options. Y-cam just launched a whole Roku channel designed for its HomeMonitor system. The channel... continued.
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ADATA Technology, a manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has launched the DashDrive Durable UD311 Flash drive. The UD311 is compact and portable, with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface that makes the most of Chip-On-Board (COB) technology with high transfer speed up to 85 MB/sec (Read). As USB flash drives become more ubiquitous for the transporting and... continued.
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It’s easy for tech items to go missing. Most are small and pretty simple to drop or leave on a store counter 300 miles from the office. Also, because of the price tag that’s attached to most electronics, thieves often seek out a lot of these items. Currently, there’s an entire industry based around “Apple Picking.” We’re not talking about the favorite fall... continued.
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When dealing with technology problems and demanding clients it ups our stress levels to new highs. And in our “always on” workplace, our smart devices make sure we’re connected 24/7. But you can also use those devices to “unplug” for a while and take some needed time to nurture and renew body and spirit. Whether you prefer some quiet, scheduled time to meditate, practice yoga, or even get a... continued.
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A few short years ago, if you were to ask me if I thought Google’s Chrome OS would compete with the likes of Apple and Microsoft for traditional desktop OS market share, I would have downplayed the search giant’s efforts like anyone else. Chrome OS, which is essentially Google’s “the OS is the Web browser” vision, seemed just a little too far out there at the time. Most chalked it up as another... continued.
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No matter how much you try, it’s hard to take that big-screen experience with you—even if you’re just going to another part of the house. Sony is looking to make home theater a very portable, very personal experience, with the HMZ-T3W Personal 3D Viewer. The HMZ-T3W is a head-mounted, wireless display that promises an immersive viewing experience. That’s because it’s basically like strapping... continued.

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