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DARPA sees IoT and AI as weapons to dominate wars

DARPA wants to exploit the power of the internet of things to help the U.S. dominate battlefields.

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Up to 22% off Various Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Models - Deal Alert

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. Use the included Surface Pen to mark-up presentations, sign documents, take notes and much more.

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Google quietly discontinues the Chromebook Pixel 2 without replacing it

The Chromebook Pixel 2's reign is over, and it's not clear what will replace it.

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Intel's Kaby Lake chip is a must-have for 4K video fiends

Intel's Kaby Lake chip brings a modest bump in performance and some amazing video optimizations, as the third chip on the company's aging 14-nm process.

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10 key things to know about Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs

Intel's 7th-gen Kaby Lake CPUs will bring massive power savings when playing 4K video and a double-digit performance increase.

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Intel's new Kaby Lake chips for PC: Here's the company's vision

New chips can be a reason to upgrade PCs. But does Intel's latest 7th Generation Core chip, code-named Kaby Lake, have enough bite to trigger replacements of old PCs?

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Laptops are about to get a whole lot faster

Up to 50% of laptops sold in 2018 will have SSDs, which will vastly improve performance and durability of the computers.

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Apple could release new Macs in October

The MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac updates we've been waiting for could be getting close, and Apple is reportedly planning new software features for the iPad Pro.

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New Surface Pro 3 firmware update should solve battery woes

Surface Pro 3 owners who have had problems getting reasonable battery life from their tablet have relief coming their way in the form of a new firmware update.

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Microsoft's new Catapult v2 server design is targeted at AI

For years, Microsoft has been delivering speedy and accurate Bing results with experimental servers called Project Catapult, which have now received an architectural upgrade.

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Apple's iPhone 7 event is confirmed for Sept. 7

Mark your calendars for Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. Pacific, when Apple will unveil the iPhone 7—and possibly the Apple Watch 2—at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

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25% off Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard (Blue) - Deal Alert

The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth keyboard brings the comfort and convenience of desktop typing to your smartphone, tablet, and more

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Quantum encryption gets off the ground with China’s Micius satellite

Researchers are pushing ahead with the development of powerful quantum computing technology.

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31% off Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive - Deal Post

The Backup Plus Ultra Slim Portable Drive is one of Seagate's thinnest and most eye-catching portable hard drives

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Best Deals of the Week, August 22-26 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 22nd. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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AMD rockets past 100 FreeSync displays as Lenovo jumps on board

AMD's stutter-killing FreeSync displays launched long after G-Sync monitors, but 101 different models are already available.

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Why Apple Watch 2 doesn't need cellular anyway

Adding a cellular radio should be a low priority for Apple, at least in the next version of Apple Watch.

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Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB hard drive review: Vast and amazingly fast (for a hard drive)

The Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB is pricey, but this large-capacity hard drive also reads and writes data far faster than the average HDD. It can't match an SSD, but it makes a great companion for one.

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