Laird Sentrius RG1xx Gateway offers platform for low-power, long-range enterprise IoT deployments

Laird Sentrius RG1xx Gateway offers platform for low-power, long-range enterprise IoT deployments
Laird Sentrius RG1xx GatewayThink IoT is all about turning light bulbs off and on? Think again. Laird's new Sentrius RG1xx LoRa (low-power, long-range) Gateway enables versatile private enterprise IoT (EIoT) network deployment.Must read: Build a high-performance $2,200 AMD Ryzen 7 PC The Sentrius RG1xx LoRa Gateway allows enterprise customers to create secure, scalable, robust LoRa network solutions for end-to-end control of pr…
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AMD's Ryzen 5 threatens Intel's grip on the mainstream PC market

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The high-end processor market may be where all the bragging rights lie, but it's the mainstream market where the volume is, and AMD is taking aim at that segment with its new Ryzen 5 processors. Must read: Build a high-performance $2,200 AMD Ryzen 7 PC Ryzen 5 is AMD's new line of mainstream processors, joining the already released high-end Ryzen 7 chips, and the budget Ryzen 3 chips which are planned for the second half of the year. Ryzen 5 i…
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This modern netbook is taking on Apple and Microsoft

This modern netbook is taking on Apple and Microsoft
My last column discussed the crowdfunding campaign for Gemini, a reinvention of the Psion 5mx palmtop that included a touch-typeable keyboard. It's about an 80/20 mix of smartphone and laptop, attacking a market gap that seemed to have been filled (at least for a while) by the tablet. But tablets have gotten squeezed by growing smartphones and Chromebook-battling laptops from Dell, HP, Acer and Lenovo that, at $199, are even cheaper than they were in…
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NAND flash shortage leads to higher SSD prices, fewer drive shipments

NAND flash shortage leads to higher SSD prices, fewer drive shipments
SSD prices are expected to rise in the first half of 2017. The growth in the solid-state storage market has followed the usual path of progress for new technologies -- high prices and limited specs of the first products increasingly give way to more and more for less and less as companies gain manufacturing efficiencies and demand leads to lower prices. A 128GB SSD t…
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How to get your iPhone or iPad ready for iOS 10.3

How to get your iPhone or iPad ready for iOS 10.3
It's likely that Apple will release iOS 10.3 before the end of the month, which means you have some time to get your hardware ready for the upgrade. Here's what you need to do to make sure things go smoothly for you.See also: Learn to become a Google Chrome power userWill you get iOS 10.3?First things first, will you get iOS 10.3?Here is a complete list of the devices that are supported by this release (basically, if you have i…
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Tag Heuer, Intel announce Modular 45 smartwatch starting at $1,650

Tag Heuer, Intel announce Modular 45 smartwatch starting at $1,650
(Image: Intel) Tag Heuer on Tuesday announced the latest Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, dubbed the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45. The Connected Modular 45 starts at $1,650, and with the help of Intel inside, features a modular design that allows customers to pick different colors, bracelets, buckles, and whether you want to use an electronic wa…
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Get your tech ready for the coming snowstorm

Get your tech ready for the coming snowstorm
VIDEO A huge snowstorm is hitting the eastern and northern parts of the US today, bringing with it the first big snowfall of the season. If you're in the firing line then here's how to get your tech ready for what Mother Nature throws at you.And who knows, if all goes well you might be able to keep on working while those less prepared than you are get a day off to build snowmen and make snow angels! Charge all your gadgets in advanc…
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Australian PC shipments in Q4 2016 beat expectations to total 1.12m: IDC

Australian PC shipments in Q4 2016 beat expectations to total 1.12m: IDC
PC shipments in Australia totalled 1.12 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, beating market expectations, according to research firm IDC. The total for the quarter, which included both desktops and tablets, was down year on year by 3.2 percent. However, the decline was an improvement on the forecast 10.2 percent drop. While the first half of last year was affected by Dick Smith's shutdown, high inventory, and free Windows 10 upgrades, IDC…
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​Samsung SDI launches high-capacity ESS aimed for Europe

​Samsung SDI launches high-capacity ESS aimed for Europe
Samsung SDI has launched new energy storage system (ESS) products that boast high power and high capacity, aimed at the European market.Samsung's battery-making affiliate unveiled the high-capacity E2 and high-power P3 models at Energy Storage Europe 2017 tradeshow in Dusseldorf, Germany, also attended by major ESS firms ABB, Siemens, and Younicos.The E2 boasts a capacity of 9.1MWh per container, near double its predecessor the E1's 4.8MWh. …
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Statistically speaking, what will Apple announce next -- and when?

Statistically speaking, what will Apple announce next -- and when?
On average, Apple holds 2.6 events per year.It's the second week of March. By this time of the year, especially if Apple has been unusually quiet, you start to see a level of restlessness among tech pundits and bloggers. There should be news. There should be stuff to write about. In the absence of any actual news coming from the House That Steve Built, rumors tend to pop up, which helps keep the self-perpetuating echo chamber…
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