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Why 'qudits' (not qubits) may be the key to quantum computing

Announcing what they say is a major advance, Russian scientists propose that qudits could make it easier to build a working quantum device

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Review: 4 mini-PCs give you full power in a very small package

These tiny Windows systems can be hidden away yet offer complete computing power

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AMD mulls a CPU+GPU super-chip in a server reboot

AMD is rebooting its server business around chips with the Zen CPU, which will also be used in PCs. AMD is getting creative with Zen and considering merging the CPU with a high-performance GPU to create a mega-chip for...

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Best Deals of the Week - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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Intel experiments with 3D Xpoint as it ships out SSDs to testers

The company is still looking for a good fit for its groundbreaking 3D Xpoint memory and storage technology

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Virtual Superman: Six Flags adds thrills to its top coaster

Network World's Keith Shaw and Brandon Butler get a first-hand look at the new virtual reality experience on the Superman roller coaster at Six Flags New England. The coaster recently debuted the VR experience, in which riders can...

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How ARM set itself up for a $32 billion acquisition

The TV you watch perhaps has an ARM processor chip in it. So does the Amazon Echo that helps switch on the light and air-conditioner through voice commands.

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Seagate unveils hard drives with up to 10TB capacity

Seagate brings back the BarraCuda moniker

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The Full Nerd: Episode 5: Kaby Lake-X, AMD vs. Nvidia and world's largest hard drive

This week on the Full Nerd, Brad, Alaina and Gordon discuss rumors of Kaby Lake-X

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19% off Polaroid ZIP Mobile Photo Printer with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology - Deal Alert

Enjoy all the power and fun of Polaroid instant print cameras without the need for the actual camera. This brand new standalone mobile printer is designed to print vibrant, colorful photos from a variety of sources, and is currently...

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Best Deals of the Week - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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The Full Nerd Episode 4: Budget gamers rejoice: GeForce GTX 1060 debuts! RX-480 fixed!

This week Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee and Gordon Mah Ung talk Nvidia's new budget wonder and yes, AMD has fixed the RX-480. Also: Rate My Budget Rig.

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Microsoft customizes Surface tablets for enterprises

Microsoft has partnered with IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton to make custom software for Surface enterprise customers, and is open to customizing hardware as well

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Microsoft spices up Surface Hub with Azure cloud services

Microsoft's supersized Surface Hub is viewed as a computer for videoconferencing and digital whiteboarding, but it's starting to do a lot more than just be the centerpiece of a conference room.

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Fenix's RC40 is the ultimate flashlight

It’s like having the sun in your pocket.

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40% off APC Performance SurgeArrest Outlet with Phone Splitter and Coax Protection - Deal Alert

This 11 outlet heavy duty 3020 Joules surge protector from APC provides the highest level of power surge protection for your professional computers, electronics and connected devices. It's currently discounted by 40%.

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Microsoft delays its Azure Stack software until mid-2017

The private cloud system will only be available on integrated systems from Dell, HPE, and Lenovo

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The end of free Windows 10 upgrades may prop up PC shipments

Buyers may opt to buy a new Windows 10 PCs instead of upgrading existing PCs with a paid version of the OS

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