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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

No, Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 won't ''double your battery life''

Qualcomm is proud of its new Snapdragon 820 SoC. So proud, in fact, that it's making a bold claim: That the system-on-a-chip is up to twice as power efficient as its previous high-end offering. However...

How hard could it be?

This pilot fish wants to print some large posters, and he discovers his department has inherited a large-format laser printer that can do the job. All he has to do is get it hooked up to the network.

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As police move to adopt body cams, storage costs set to skyrocket

Police body cams are a big business, but even bigger is the business of storing the video content that's created as camera adoption grows. Determining how much video to keep -- and for how long -- is also an issue.


New Intel Core processors mean slimmer computers, long-lasting batteries

Processor improvements don't necessarily mean a boost in everyday tasks like email and web browsing, but they will mean thinner machines that have longer battery lives.

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Intel preps wireless power laptop tech for 2016

A wireless charging system that packs enough power to replenish a laptop battery should hit the market in 2016, helping realize the long-held dream of a cable-free desk, Intel said on Wednesday.


Intel's charging without wires is coming soon to PCs

A wireless charging system that packs enough power to replenish a laptop battery should hit the market in 2016, helping realize the long-held dream of a cable-free desk.

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Intel launches major new processor range

Intel has at last launched the chips it developed under the "Skylake" codename, now calling them sixth-generation Core processors. The launch is an important step for the company, which has had trouble keeping up in a marketplace that...

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Seagate breaks through the 1TB-per-platter barrier for laptop drives

Seagate today announced its first laptop drive that can store 2TB of data using just two platters, allowing the company to manufacture them in a 7mm-high form factor.


Windows 10 sets one-month OS adoption record

Windows 10 in August set a record for a one-month increase in user share for any operating system.

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Samsung to show transparent display

Samsung has developed a big-screen OLED screen that's transparent, and plans to put it on show at this week's IFA consumer electronics expo in Berlin.

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Intel says GPU malware is no reason to panic, yet

Malware that runs inside GPUs (graphics processing units) can be harder to detect, but is not completely invisible to security products.


Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.


Linux Foundation's security checklist can help harden workstations

The Linux Foundation published a list of security recommendations to help systems administrators harden Linux workstations.

Apple TV 4 launch date

Rumors: Apple TV update super-spendy. Launch date 9/9 (at iPhone 6s bash)

The Apple TV 4 will cost $200 (or $150, depending on who you believe). It's expected to be launched next week at Apple's 9/9 iPhone 6s event, with a release date sometime next month...

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As energy push accelerates, battery costs set to plunge 60%

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency foresees up to a 60% price plunge for certain battery technologies by 2020 that will enable renewable energy storage.

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Apple on course for wireless charging in iPhones?

Apple has been researching wireless charging (also called inductive charging) for an incredibly long time.

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Microsoft to deliver Windows 10's business update service in stages

Microsoft won't have all the pieces in place for its Windows Update for Business (WUB) until sometime next year.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S-Pen-gate

FAIL: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S-Pen -- RTFM, you're inserting it wrong

Samsung comes under intense criticism for Galaxy Note 5 design flaw. If you insert the S-Pen upside-down, it gets stuck. Removing it damages the motherboard -- probably beyond repair...

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