Apple: 'We are completely rethinking the Mac Pro'

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Apple hasn't touched the Mac Pro in over three years, but it seems that an updated version is now in the works.Must read: Top tech fitness gadgets to help you get fit and healthy In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller claims the company is "completely rethinking the Mac Pro" following the last update, which was back in 2013. But don't get too excited just yet because, as Schiller po…
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Best Raspberry Pi alternatives

Best Raspberry Pi alternatives
The PixelPro features a i.MX6Q Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 running at 1.0 GHz, with 2D and 3D GPUs and an embedded 2GB 64-bit DDR3 RAM, which means that it is capable of running rich multimedia applications, embedded web servers, digital entertainment systems, industrial control systems, and high definition video.At $129.95, the PixelPro is not cheap, but you get a lt of power for the cash.Freescale i.MX6Q Soc Quad Core ARM Cortex-A9 up to 1GHz2GB of RAMWiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/acGigabit EthernetPCIe x1…
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Apple is designing its own GPU, will drop Imagination's chips

Apple is designing its own GPU, will drop Imagination
Imagination currently produces chips for iPhones - but Apple plans to go it alone. Image: iStock Apple is planning to develop its own Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) for iPhones, iPads and other devices - ending its reliance on Imagination Technologies, the British chip designer whose products help power Apple's devices. Imagination has a long-standing relationsh…
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Top tech fitness gadgets

Top tech fitness gadgets
I've never been one to jump on the scales regularly, but it was time to get this fixed. And if I could keep an eye on a few other metrics while I'm at it, so much the better.Also, since I'm not likely to have a pen or paper with me, I wanted something that would log the results and send them to my iPhone. I was intrigued by the capabilities of the Withings Body Cardio, so decided to take a chance on it, and I'm pleased I did.Things I like:Sleek designA snap to set upMeasures weight, fat mass, mu…
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Top tech gadgets (April 2016 edition)

Top tech gadgets (April 2016 edition)
I have a love/hate relationship with voice-controlled devices, but the Amazon Echo Dot is an exception.The Echo Dot is small, unobtrusive, adorable, easy to use, and very flexible. And once you master a few commands, it's actually very powerful.Excellent bit of kit, especially for those who are subscribed to Amazon Prime, and it's only $50.…
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Teardown shows new iPad bears strong resemblance to original iPad Air

Teardown shows new iPad bears strong resemblance to original iPad Air
A teardown shows the new iPad looks a lot like the original iPad Air. iFixit With its tablet sales on a sustained decline, Apple made a surprise move last month by introducing a new 9.7-inch iPad with a lower price point of $329. This new model replaces the iPad Air 2 in the company's tablet lineup, but its specs suggested that newer doesn't necessarily equal better. …
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Use your smartphone to fix car troubles and detect heart problems

Use your smartphone to fix car troubles and detect heart problems
Your smartphone is a very versatile tool that contains a huge amount of computational power. By using the right apps and augmenting the smartphone with other hardware you can make it do some very unusual things.Turn your smartphone into a tool to diagnose car problemsGot a 'Check Engine' light on your dash, staring at you? In the trade that's called 'the money light.' Wonder what it means? Wonder how much it will cost you to fix? Wonder if you can fi…
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Video Roundup: New in drones

Video Roundup: New in drones
Japan: Air traffic control plan for predicted drone delivery surgeUPS tests residential delivery via droneHackers can steal your data just from a PC's blinking LED lightsFDNY uses drone for the first time to tame Bronx fireThe French military trained eagles to take down terrorist dronesRent your neighbor's drone: Meet the AirBnB of UAVs These tiny drones use gel on their hair to pollinate flowers …
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Raspberry Pi Zero W rival: New $10 Orange Pi 2G-IoT hooks into mobile networks

Raspberry Pi Zero W rival: New $10 Orange Pi 2G-IoT hooks into mobile networks
The Orange Pi 2G-IoT goes up against the recently released Raspberry Pi Zero W. Image: Orange Pi Last year the Shenzhen-based maker of the Orange Pi developer board undercut the Raspberry Pi 3 on price but only by sacrificing the better-known board's Wi-Fi. Now, a new Orange Pi model, dubbed the Orange Pi 2G-IoT, goes in the opposition direction on connectivity, givin…
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Could the iPad be the death of the Mac (and the PC)?

Could the iPad be the death of the Mac (and the PC)?
Apple is pulling out all the stops when it comes to selling iPad, and seems to be positioning the device as a way to move beyond the Mac. And for the first time, Apple is also targeting PC users.Could the iPad be the death of the Mac (and the PC)?Must read: How to get your iPhone or iPad ready for iOS 10.3 Apple analyst Neil Cybart recently took a look at how Apple is now pushing the iPad and came to an interesting conclusion."…
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