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Microsoft finally gets the bugs out of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

Users' complaints about buggy, unreliable systems have subsided since the massive April 19 fixed most driver problems

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59% off StarTech SATA to USB 3.0 Converter Adapter - Deal Alert

The USB3S2SAT3CB USB 3.0 to SATA adapter cable lets you connect a 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid state drive to your computer through an available USB port. It is currently discounted 59% on Amazon.

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Save 69% on Dell XPS 13 13.3" Full HD Signature Edition Laptop - Deal Alert

This fast, durable and very portable laptop is currently discounted over $1,600 on Amazon.

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Europe places $1 billion bet on quantum computing

Aim is to place Europe at the forefront of a technological revolution that offers 'spectacular possibilities,' one researcher says

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U.S. efforts to build next-gen supercomputer take shape

American plans envision a system that can solve science problems 50 times faster than the 20-petaflop systems now available

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Why email hasn’t killed the fax

We should have had a suitable alternative to the fax long ago, but email failed

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Lenovo Yoga 900 Review

It's not as thin as its predecessor, but the Yoga 900 is faster and lasts longer between charges.

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A new AMD licensing deal could create more x86 rivals for Intel

AMD is licensing its server chip technology to a Chinese joint venture and may later license its PC chip designs

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PCWorld Show Episode 13: Big Intel layoffs, rose-gold MacBooks, and dumb ideas for smart mattresses

Jon, Melissa and Gordon discuss the meaning of the hottest tech news this week, from big changes at Intel to disappointingly small changes to the 12-inch MacBook.

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Quantum computing, here we come: A qubit data bus may soon be possible

A research breakthrough could put much faster computing within reach

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The nightmare of rogue USB-C cables and adapters will end soon

Proposed USB Type-C Authentication spec will verify that cables, chargers and power sources are compliant with standards

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HP wants to turn your Mac into a 44-core Windows PC

HP's Remote Graphics Software turns the Mac into a remote desktop that can run applications hosted by Z workstations

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PCWorld Show Episode 12: HTC 10, LG G5, poor PC sales

Jon, Jason, and Gordon discuss the latest mega smartphones, dismal PC sales, and whether you will soon have a 10-core CPU.

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Next-gen Intel Pentium and Celeron chips are coming soon

The new chips, code-named Apollo Bay, are based on the Goldmont architecture

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SanDisk Extreme 900 Review: It's delightfully fast

The Extreme 900 is the first 10Gbps USB 3.1 drive we've seen from a major storage company—and we can't wait to see what will follow.

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Intel starts baking speedy FPGAs into chips

If Nvidia and AMD have graphics processors, Intel is now deploying screaming co-processors of its own answer in the form of FPGAs

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Everspin ships high-density MRAM to safeguard data in flight

The 256Mbit and 1Gbit MRAM chips will allow hot data on servers to be stored safely even in a power failure

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55% off Tripp Lite Rotatable Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Deal Alert

This power strip has a built-in surge protector, 6 rotatable outlets, an extra long 8 foot cord and a USB port for charging portable devices. Currently averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from almost 600 people on Amazon.

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