Computer Peripherals

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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.

Mobile broadband modems lose their appeal with consumers

Modems are one example in a long line of products that have been hurt by the popularity and functionality of smartphones. Cameras, handheld navigators and portable game consoles have also seen their fortunes wane as smartphones have...


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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Prices for 4K monitors sink below $500

Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below $500, bringing them within the reach of cost-conscious buyers.

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Mobile 4K video gets wired to TVs

USB 3.1 will support the MHL 3 specification, which can stream 4K mobile video transfers from mobile devices

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3 power-sipping monitors lower energy bills

Today's displays must be bright, fast -- and able to use electricity intelligently. We test three 27-in. power-saving monitors to find out how they perform.


Silicon Valley's next disruption: Reality!

Virtual reality and augmented reality are practically the same thing and will be served up to us in breathtaking and unexpected ways.

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Apple's A8X chip opens door to new devices

The A8X chip in Apple's iPad Air 2 is faster than its predecessors and could pave the way for the company to put its homegrown silicon in large-screen tablets, TVs, cars and even laptops.

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10 mirroring devices let you present without wires

Wirelessly sending a presentation from your laptop or tablet to a large screen is a breeze with one of these mirroring devices.

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Sharp's new LCDs can be almost any shape, could be in your next car

Eyeing use in car dashboards and consoles, Sharp has developed an LCD panel that can be cut to almost any shape.

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DoCoMo haptic handles put navigation in your palm

It's not quite the same as thumbing a ride, but a cylindrical gadget that nestles in your palm can get you where you want to go.


HP looks to split off PC, printer business

Reversing the corporate strategy CEO Meg Whitman set three years ago, Hewlett-Packard is set to announce as early as Monday that it will split off its PC and printer business into a separate, publicly traded company, according to the...

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Smart gun inspires smart mouse

A cybersecurity engineer at defense contractor Raytheon had been searching for ways to improve computer authentication. He read about an effort to use pressure sensitive gun grips to authenticate a gun owner, and wondered if something...

We bet the second user wasn't NEARLY so helpful

This office has two users who both want to be able to use three monitors at their desks. But after ordering and setting up everything needed, this pilot fish can't get that third monitor working for the first user.

DisplayPort 1.3 standard supports 5K monitors

The new DisplayPort standard, announced by Video Electronics Standards Association, will replace the existing 1.2a standard.

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Yale engineer creates smartphone case that's 3 times tougher than steel

An engineer and researcher at Yale University has developed technology to enable manufacturers to easily build smartphone cases that are lightweight, thin and tougher than steel.

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Sony shows off latest SmartEyeglasses prototype

The latest prototype of Sony's SmartEyeglasses, a head-mounted display used with a smartphone, is on show at this week's IFA electronics show in Berlin.

Smartphone chargers and cables seen as fire risk in Japan

Consumer affairs groups in Japan are concerned about a rash of incidents involving smartphone chargers and cables that have led to fires.

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