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My 120TB NAS is faster than an SSD – PC Gamer

I remember a time when buying a 1GB hard drive set me back a mind-melting $300. That was a lot of money, and a lot of storage. My first PC had a 20MB hard drive, so when a “gigabyte” hit the market, it was substantial. Today we have cheap USB …

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Commuter punched after asking fellow passenger not to look at his laptop – The Independent

A commuter was punched in the head by a fellow passenger after he was asked not to stare at his laptop screen. The 46-year-old victim was working on his laptop when he noticed a man staring at his screen.  He asked him not to look and as he went to move …

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Tests Show Tiny PC Performance Hit From Meltdown, Spectre Fix – PCMag

Intel, Microsoft, and other companies have warned that some PCs may see performance decreases as a result of security patches to fix the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws disclosed earlier this month. We tested five PCs from a variety of manufacturers that were updated to protect against the flaws and …

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Best Laptops for Seniors in 2018 – Windows Central

You might’ve grown up with computers and smartphones, so all this newfangled technology is easy to take for granted. But if you didn’t — like, say, your parents or your grandparents. It’s a lot to take in, so if you’re doing computer shopping for a relative it’s important to put …

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Power is key to PC gaming – Toledo Blade

Share Tweet Share Email Print My father and I share many traits and similarities, worldview notwithstanding. We both appreciate smoked meats and high-tech gadgetry. He makes this low groaning sound when displeased that I also seem to make as I’ve aged. Much to my dad’s chagrin, the one thing we …

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5 ways the MacBook Air changed laptops forever – Digital Trends

Digital Trends 5 ways the MacBook Air changed laptops foreverDigital TrendsOf course thick laptops are still around, but the overwhelming majority of them are thin, light, and wedge-shaped. That wedge design pioneered by the MacBook Air still lives on in laptops like the Dell XPS 13. It’s easy to see …

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Selling used PC games through the blockchain? We're not buying it – Ars Technica

Enlarge / A foolproof plan! Aurich / Getty Companies in industries ranging from iced tea to image processing to fast-casual dining are jumping on the recent blockchain-mania as a way to try to revolutionize often-moribund businesses. Now, startup Robot Cache wants to bring that same technology to bear in revolutionizing …

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The best laptop stands you can buy – Business Insider

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Roost/Business Insider The Insider Pick: A laptop stand should make it more convenient and comfortable to use a laptop on a desk. But it doesn’t …

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Origin PC invites you to gear up and see its etchings – CNET

Origin PC is all about the customization, so it’s not surprising that the new systems it showed at CES 2018 were mostly (though not entirely) about the razzle dazzle; the company adds first-rate laser etching and textured printing to its Custom Paint options. Of course, there are also some tweaks …

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Millburn, NJ Student Fixes Up Used Laptops For Young Female Students In Africa – CBS New York

MILLBURN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A Millburn High School junior is helping young women in Africa with their education by giving them a technical leg up. Alexander McBride, 17, has sent nearly two dozen refurbished laptops to female students in Africa, working with a girls school in Tanzania. “They’re just as …

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