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SanDisk enters portable drive market with high-speed SSDs

SanDisk has announced its first lineup of four portable SSDs -- two high-capacity thumb drives and two pocket sized drives -- one of which is using the new USB Type-C connector offering up to 850MB/s throughput.

Well, it was funny while it lasted

User from HR emails this support ticket to the help desk, a pilot fish on the scene reports: "When I printer my documents nothing comes out."

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We test a 'bullet proof' laptop bag the only way you can: By shooting it

We put Force Training Institute's Multi-Threat Shield against a .44 Magnum and 12 gauge shotgun to see if it lives up to the marketing claims.

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Microsoft buys Surface Pro 3 stylus technology

Microsoft now owns the company that provided the stylus and touch display interface technology for its Surface Pro 3.

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10M pieces of wireless charging furniture to sell by 2017

Ikea's release of a wireless charging furniture line will jumpstart what is expected to be a flurry of high-tech furniture that eliminates the need for that plug on your phone, according to a new report.

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MIT develops wireless trackpad for your thumbnail

Researchers at MIT have developed a tiny wireless trackpad that can be worn on a thumbnail.

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Intel shrinks RealSense camera, targets smartphones

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich in China today showed off a 6-inch prototype phone built with the new camera, which is about half the size of the older version.

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USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up

With Apple's latest MacBook and Google's newest Chromebook just out and featuring the new USB Type-C connector, we're on the lookout for peripherals that use the interface, and storage devices appear to be first out of the gate.

USB 3.1 set to reach desktops

The emerging USB 3.1 standard is set to reach desktops as hardware companies release motherboards with ports that can transfer data twice as fast as the previous USB technology.

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Microsoft to support 8K video resolutions with Windows 10

Microsoft is looking beyond 4K with Windows 10 and bringing 8K support to the operating system, years before TVs, monitors and content for that display resolution become widely available.

At least 700K routers given to customers by ISPs can be hacked

More than 700,000 ADSL routers provided by ISPs to customers have serious flaws that allow remote hackers to take control of them.

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Dyson invests in batteries to build new products, robotics

By investing $15 million into supporting battery technology research, a company known for making high-end vacuum cleaners is positioning itself to expand into other products, including robotics.

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Here's a USB flash drive that could fry your laptop

The "USB Killer" device was created by a do-it-yourself hardware enthusiast.

D-Link patches router, promises more fixes

D-Link issued fixes on Monday for flaws that could allow remote access to one of its routers, and will patch other models in the coming week.

USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them soon

Mobile devices and PCs will soon arrive with USB 3.1 ports, but don't expect flash drives based on technology to be available for a while.

And no, you don't get to keep the CRT either

In the late 1990s, this organization is on a six-year refresh cycle for monitors, with the next wave is set to be flat-panel displays, And for one engineer, that can't come soon enough.

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Pixel perfect: 12 innovative displays

Sometimes an ordinary computer monitor isn't enough. Here are 12 new types of display that could improve your workday.

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Now on CIO: 5 affordable hardware upgrades

Jazz up your system's storage, memory, networking and display without breaking the bank with this desktop PC upgrade guide.

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