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60% off Anker 60W 10-Port USB Charger - Deal Alert

Ten ports pump out 60 watts of power, enabling simultaneous multi-device charging. Discounted 60% on Amazon, and currently averaging 5/5 stars from 900 customers.

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Qualcomm agrees to buy automotive chip-maker for over $37 billion

Microprocessor maker Qualcomm is spending its way out of a stagnating mobile phone industry, offering to buy NXP Semiconductors, a company with a strong position in automotive chips.

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Surface Studio: Specs, price, and who's going to want one

Microsoft announced it's all new Surface Studio at an even on Wednesday, an all-in-one with some innovative design features. Here is what you need to know.

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Apple's October event live blog

Will Apple announce new Macs? Or is it Apple TV? Or both? Stay tuned in to our live blog to find out what's coming out of Cupertino.


The Surface Dial is a new way to interact with a PC

Microsoft has developed a hockey-puck like device for use on its touchscreen computers that frees the user from the keyboard when creating.

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Renewable energy represented more than half of all new power capacity in '15

Led by wind and solar, renewable energy in 2015 reached a record 153 gigawatts (GW) worldwide, 15% more than in 2014.

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Microsoft plays creativity card in Windows pitch to consumers

Microsoft unveiled new hardware and named its first 2017 Windows 10 update as part of a new pitch to establish itself and the Windows ecosystem as centers for creativity.

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A.I. and robots aren't gunning for your job, White House economist says

Artificial intelligence and robots aren't coming for your job anytime soon, the White House's chief economic adviser says.

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These are the 3 big reveals from Microsoft's Surface event

Microsoft unleashed a ton of Windows and Surface news on the world from New York on Wednesday, revealing new Windows features and brand new hardware. Here’s the run-down on the biggest news from the company’s two-hour-long...

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38% off Nonda USB-C to USB 3.0 Mini Adapter - Deal Alert

An essential adapter if you need to connect your standard USB devices to the newer USB-C style connector found on the new Macbooks, Chromebooks and others. This one from Nonda is ultra small and currently discounted on Amazon.


Microsoft's Surface Studio is a powerful PC for creators

Microsoft's new Surface Studio is the company's first ever desktop PC and is aimed directly at the creator market, just the kind of people who typically buy Apple Macs.

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Mac sales slide 14% as slump enters fourth straight quarter

Apple sold 4.9 million Macs in the September quarter, a 14% year-over-year drop that extended the sales slump to four consecutive quarters.

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New Microsoft Surface Studio all-in-one is a creator's dream come true

The Dial, the high-res screen with 13.5 million pixels, the easy integration with other Surface devices. It's a great addition to the Microsoft line.

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10 things Apple's new Macs could (and should) copy from the PC

Everyone wants to know what the new Macs will have, and you need look no further than what's already been on the PC for months.

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IBM, Apple, bring Watson into the iOS enterprise

“Hey, Watson, how many bricks in the wall?”

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What happens when Apple removes headphone jacks and USB ports from our devices

When there is no transition period, frustrations arise.

OK, just THIS time we'll admit it's not IT's fault

Flashback to the mid-1990s, when this small manufacturing is just beginning to use PCs -- and the guys in maintenance haven't quite figured out what can go wrong.

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Apple sales, profits fall again but a brighter outlook ahead

Apple recorded its third consecutive quarter of lower revenue as it fought lower demand for the iPhone and tough competition from lower-priced competitors.

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