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Mac design decline: The solution staring Apple down

Stagnation in Mac hardware design abounds for Apple. So maybe a trip down memory lane is just what Apple and its fans need.

Why we love doing tech support for 'friends'

IT pilot fish comes in to work one day to find a co-worker who's brought in a PC from home -- with an invitation to see "the world's worst memory upgrade."

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Discounted CleanMyMac 3 with Gemini 2 Space Saving Bundle - Deal Alert

CleanMyMac 3 with Gemini 2 in tow is like a professional cleaning team for Mac: CleanMyMac 3 cleans your system, and Gemini 2 removes your duplicate files. The result is gigabytes of newly recovered space on your Mac. Right now you'll...

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3D NAND to make up half of all flash memory production

3D NAND, which stacks layer upon layer of flash cells atop one another like a microscopic skyscraper, will become the prominent technology for all flash memory this year, according to a new report.

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Startup claims 3D printers create metal parts faster, more cheaply

Two-year-old Desktop Metal today announced its first 3D printer products. They build objects using dozens of different alloys with a method similar to today’s thermoplastic-based machines, only faster and less expensively, the vendor...

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Tim Cook’s mic-drop moment

All the Apple rumors appear to be coming home to roost. Things are shaping up, I feel

Hey, it HAS a C: prompt, so what's the problem?

It's the dawn of PC history, and this still-in-school pilot fish has a job working on the department's machines, including an early Tandy computer -- Radio Shack's first crack at a PC compatible. But is it?

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Apple's Mac Pro gets crushed by new HP Zbook laptops

Apple's Mac Pro has been ignored for so long that even Windows 10 mobile workstations are catching up on features and performance.

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Researchers build a microprocessor from flexible materials

Researchers have built a primitive microprocessor out of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene, the flexible conductive wonder material that some believe will revolutionize the design and manufacture of batteries, sensors and...

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What happened when the Apple I team got together?

The Living Computers: Museum + Labs recently opened a permanent exhibition dedicated to the first two decades of Apple, I spoke with the Museum’s executive director Lath Carlson to find out more.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Now updated for build 16179, released on April 19, 2017: Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone as they roll out from Microsoft.

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6 portable keyboards for tech workers on the go

CIO.com writer, Sarah White looks at 6 portable keyboards for IT pros that want a light easy-to-use keyboard that can go anywhere.

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Blockchain used to power Brooklyn microgrid for solar energy re-sale

Siemens and a Brooklyn-based energy start-up have created a blockchain-based microgrid for residents of three neighborhoods to sell energy from rooftop solar panels to each other and the utility.

How to hold on to Windows 7 for the long haul

Developer lifts Windows 7's update blockade with unsanctioned patch

An anonymous developer created the patch, which negates Microsoft's barring of security updates from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors.

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23% off HDMI Cloner Box for Gaming or HD Video Stream Capture, No PC needed - Deal Alert

Clone video from virtually any video device including game consoles and DVD/Blu-ray. With the push of a button, this device captures and records to any attached USB stick, with no PC required.

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Apple calls climate change 'undeniable,' Greenpeace says repairs matter too

Apple commits to building products with 100 percent recycled materials, but Greenpeace says repairs matter too

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Microsoft plugs new power savings in Windows 10

Microsoft is touting operating system-wide power savings in a recent preview of Windows 10, claiming it can reduce notebook battery consumption by 11% on some newer laptops.

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39% off Exploring Raspberry Pi: Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux, Paperback - Deal Alert

The innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental...

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