Hands-On: Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball

Hands-On: Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball
The Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless. Image: Kensington Let's start this by getting the name out of the way. This device is called the Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball. This is a trackball. Period. Nothing more, and nothing less. If it were possible to turn it over and use it as a mouse, I might understand the name (don't laugh, I already own a Kensingto…
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iPhone 8 may not have the killer feature we've been hoping for

iPhone 8 may not have the killer feature we
CNET/CBS Interactive It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between iPhone rumors and wishful thinking on the part of overly optimistic pundits. But you can count on analysts to bring us all down to earth.Must read: 10 things Steve Jobs would hate about Apple today A much-rumored feature of the highly-anticipated tenth-anniversary iPho…
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​Samsung completes $8 billion Harman acquisition

​Samsung completes $8 billion Harman acquisition
Samsung Electronics has completed the acquisition of Harman International Industries in a deal worth $8 billion, the company announced.Harman stockholders will receive $112 per share in cash, and the deal was approved by the US firm's stockholders and local and foreign regulators, the Korean company said. Harman will be 100 percent owned by Samsung, while Dinesh Paliwal will remain as Harman's CEO. The company's workforce, head…
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Qualcomm invests in semiconductor factory in Brazil

Qualcomm invests in semiconductor factory in Brazil
A joint venture led by Qualcomm and the Brazilian government will see the launch of a semiconductors factory producing high-complexity equipment.The consortium, which also includes semiconductor manufacturing firm ASE Group, is predicted to make a total investment of $200m in the initiative.The memorandum of understanding on the project was signed by the companies and the Brazilian Social Economic Development Bank (BNDES) on Wednesday (8). …
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Build a high-performance $2,200 AMD Ryzen 7 PC

Build a high-performance $2,200 AMD Ryzen 7 PC
What case you get is a very personal choice (and if this is something you're going to be looking at and working with for the next few years, it's sometimes worth investing in). Personally, I like a case that is robust (flimsy cases are a pain), aren't filled with sharp metal shards that will rip at my flesh, and offer plenty of space for hardware.Steel/Plastic/Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower2 x USB 3.0/Mic/Headphone front ports6 x 3.5-inch/2.5-inch internal 3.5-inch drive baysPrice: $90…
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This USB firewall protects against malicious device attacks

This USB firewall protects against malicious device attacks
USG hardware firewall for USB devices. (Image: Robert Fisk)Meet the USG.The USG is a small, portable hardware USB firewall that isolates a potentially harmful device from your computer. It's designed to prevent malicious USB sticks and devices laden with malware from infecting your computer. You might be thinking, "What's the point?" The problem is that most computers automatically trust every USB device that'…
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Google's 55-inch 4K Jamboard will ship in May for $5,000

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The Jamboard competes directly with the 55-inch Microsoft Surface Hub. (Image: Google)Google on Thursday announced its 55-inch Google Jamboard interactive whiteboard will be available for $4,999 in May. Google is sticking with its original promise to deliver the Jamboard for under $6,000. The 55-inch 4K touch display is Google's effort of "moving the whiteboard to the cloud." The interactive display will allow for improved collaboration during meetin…
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China tops global supercomputer speed list for 7th year (Update)

China tops global supercomputer speed list for 7th year (Update)
Credit: Jack Dongarra, Report on the Sunway TaihuLight System, June 2016 A Chinese supercomputer has topped a list of the world's fastest computers for the seventh straight year—and for the first time the winner uses only Chinese-designed processors instead of U.S. technology. The announcement Monday is a new…
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Microsoft testing underwater datacenters

Microsoft testing underwater datacenters
Microsoft reveals "Project Natick", a prototype vessel on the ocean floor about a kilometer off the US Pacific Coast Microsoft on Monday revealed that as the world turns to computing power in the cloud it is working to put datacenters under water. Researchers working on "Project Natick" tested a prototype vessel on the oce…
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New Intel chip technology designed to foil hackers

New Intel chip technology designed to foil hackers
Intel Tuesday announced a chip technology that the company said was designed to foil hackers who use fake emails to trick employees into revealing their usernames and passwords. It could also give future corporate IT managers the option of eliminating long, ever-changing passwords and replacing them with short personal identification n…
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