Computer Peripherals

Computer peripherals news, trends, analysis and practical advice

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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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Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air

Fujitsu is continuing its push into wearables for the workplace with a prototype Bluetooth ring that lets users "write" in the air so they can work hands-free.

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Curved displays from TVs see uptake in PCs, monitors

Curved displays may be a fad for TVs, but they could prove to be more popular as computer monitors.

Apple's Beats unit sued by Monster over headphone deal

Apple's Beats Electronics and its cofounders have been sued for allegedly easing out headphones developer Monster from a partnership ahead of last year's acquisition by the iPhone maker.

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The reversible USB Type-C connector is turning heads at CES

The new Type-C connector has shown up at the International CES this week, and it brings several improvements worthy of attention if you're a USB user.

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HP's Zvr 'virtual reality' display shows holographic projections

Holographic imaging meets virtual reality in HP's futuristic Zvr display.

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Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2014

From device chargers to cameras, smartphones to speakers, here's the best tech gear to give and get this year.

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Apple admits to deleting your iPod music (because confusion)

Yes, it's OK -- let's not confuse the poor widdle users. Apple seems to have admitted that it did in fact silently delete music bought from Real Networks and others. But it's most certainly not Saint Steve's fault. In IT Blogwatch,...

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8 cool toys for Apple users

I keep coming across innovative solutions I want to write more about, so here's the latest collection.


6 great gifts your Mac will love you for

If you’re looking for cool tech gifts this season, look no further — here are half a dozen products your Mac will love you for.

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