Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 could get squeezed by other Android rivals

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 will face a competitive minefield that varies significantly from its predecessor Notes as the device is going to be squeezed on multiple fronts.The electronics giant launches the Note 8 ahead of Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone. The Samsung vs. Apple battle is nothing new so let's just say the iPhone will be a big competitor in the premium space. Enough said. But the more interesting competition for Samsung derives from dynamic…
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This could be a new Nest thermostat

This could be a new Nest thermostat
(Image: Evleaks/Twitter) Notorious Evleaks posted an image over the weekend of what appears to be a new thermostat from Alphabet's Nest division. The tweet accompanying the image didn't include any details, but the new thermostat appears to be made out of plastic and takes a slight deviation from the current Nest design while still ret…
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HTC cuts price of Vive virtual reality system by $200, could spur more enterprise pilots

HTC cuts price of Vive virtual reality system by $200, could spur more enterprise pilots
HTC cut the price of its Vive virtual reality system by $200 in a move that follows discounting by Facebook's Oculus Rift.In a blog post, HTC said it would offer its Vive system for $599. That bundle includes headset, sensors and motion controllers. Oculus in July said that its Rift and Touch were available for $399 for a limited time. Both Oculus and HTC are chasing Sony's Playstation VR, which has sold more than a million units so far and goes for …
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Intel to launch new 8th generation Kaby Lake Core processors today

Intel to launch new 8th generation Kaby Lake Core processors today
Intel today announced its new 8th generation Core processors today, which promises to bring a 40 percent speed boost over the previous 7th generation Kaby Lake chips they are replacing. Must read : Your next iPhone could be $100 cheaper, or $450 more expensive This time around Intel is doing things a little different. Normally, generation leaps go hand-in-hand with architecture changes, but Intel's 8th generation chips will consist of some that …
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The best back to school laptops in 2017

The best back to school laptops in 2017
An option for students who want a versatile mobile PC that can also act as a tablet, the Microsoft Surface Book is a popular option. Investing in this device, however, can be pricey so it would be most suitable for those who need a lot of power and plan to use their device beyond university years.Specs at a glance: 13.5-inch PixelSense Display touchscreen (detachable) | Up to 1TB storage | up to Intel Core i7 processor | up to 16GB RAM | optional NVIDIA GeForce dGPU | Windows 10 Pro | Surface Pe…
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20 must-have back to school, college gadgets and gifts: 2017

20 must-have back to school, college gadgets and gifts: 2017
Mobile photography has become a vast industry in its own right with the explosion in mobile device use, and while some bolt-on lens kits designed to improve the capabilities of smartphone and tablet photography can be as expensive as DSLR lenses, there are still affordable, fun kits out there. The TeqStone 8-in-1 smartphone lens kit, for example, is a bargain set complete with a polarizer, macro, fisheye, telephoto, and wide-angle lenses.Price: $15.99 (£13.99)Via: US | UK…
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Reviews of the week: From Mac upgrades to Windows 10 thin clients

Reviews of the week: From Mac upgrades to Windows 10 thin clients
With good performance and battery life, a decent 5.15-inch screen and an impressive dual-camera setup, the Honor 9 from Huawei gives more expensive handsets a run for their money.Read the full review here.…
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HP launches ProBook 400 Series for small businesses

HP launches ProBook 400 Series for small businesses
HP rolled out the ProBook 400 series, a family of laptops designed for small and mid-sized businesses powered by Intel's latest processors.The HP ProBook 400 series starts at $619 and will be available in September. In addition, the HP ProBooks include:An optional CAT-9 modem for faster wide area network connection speeds.A thinner design with an aluminum keyboard deck.A docking option via USB Type C ports and capability for dual monitors and gigabit…
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Chromebooks will not move into business if they cannot be bought

Chromebooks will not move into business if they cannot be bought
If you were to look at the specs of a number of Chromebook configurations available, it's not too hard to imagine a situation where a business might choose to look into an alternative to Microsoft and Apple. To be sure, this deployment would likely be a trial and extremely niche, as a switch of operating systems should never be entered into lightly, but change has to start somewhere. For the same reason that you may refer a family member to a Chr…
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Snoppa M1, First Take: Crowdfunded smartphone stabiliser off to a shaky start

Snoppa M1, First Take: Crowdfunded smartphone stabiliser off to a shaky start
The Snoppa M1 is a three-axis stabiliser for smartphones which uses similar technology to that employed in drones to deliver professional-looking steadycam video recordings.Well that's the idea. If you buy one expecting magically smooth, 'magic carpet' recordings as you walk down the street, akin to what you get from a gimbal-stabilised drone, you're going to be disappointed. It doesn't dampen your walking, so you'll still have the image bobbing up and down.But disappointment see…
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