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AMD launches its Epyc server chip to take on Intel in the data center

It's not just the folks at AMD who hope that that the company's Epyc server processor, officially launched Tuesday, will break Intel's stranglehold on the data-center chip market.

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iPad Pro 10.5 review: Meet the best iPad Apple has ever made

Apple has perfected the iPad Pro with this year's new 10.5-inch model, which is faster, bigger, and better than its already-powerful predecessor.

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Yahoo selling its ‘chicken coop’ data center design

Yahoo has several patents for sale, including the design for its energy-efficient Yahoo Computing Coop data center. Making it open source would be ideal, so all companies can use it.

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$71 Off Samsung Chromebook Plus Convertible Touch Laptop - Deal Alert

The Samsung Chromebook Plus adapts to whatever you’re doing. Use it like a laptop to reply to emails or to work on a paper. When you need a break, flip the screen so you can play games or catch up on your latest book.

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PCI Express 4.0 is done, 5.0 spec nears approval

The PCI-SIG announced that PCIe 4.0 specification is finished and plans to have PCIe 5.0 ready by 2019, which may cripple the 4.0 spec before it gets out of the gate.

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White boxes crushing the traditional server market

IDC says big-name server vendors, including HPE, Cisco and IBM, are struggling as no-name white-box vendors—and the cloud—take up the slack.

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Consumer IoT could outpace industrial IoT

Gartner and Tech Insider agree on how many IoT units will exist by 2020, but they disagree on who the buyers will be.

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Hands-on: Creative Labs' Sound BlasterX AE-5 is made for gamers

Creative Labs' Sound BlasterX AE-5 is a sound card made for gamers. Its 32-bit DAC gives it "extra headroom" for upsampling and resampling multi-channel audio sources in gaming.

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25% off Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for Computer, Phone & Tablet - Deal Alert

Logitech's type-on-everything keyboard features easy switching between three devices, including any computer, tablet and smartphone. An integrated phone and tablet stand holds your devices at the perfect angle to type and read....

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37% off DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Thermal Label Printer - Deal Alert

Create and print up to 71 address, shipping, file folder and barcode labels, name badges and more per minute. Prints USPS-approved postage as well. Thermal printing technology eliminates the ongoing need for ink or toner.

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WWDC 2017: Our Top 3 Predictions

Here's what you can expect to be announced during the WWDC keynote on Monday, June 5.

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22% off APC Back-UPS 600VA 7-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB Charging Port - Deal Alert

The new APC BE600M1 Back-UPS has 7 total outlets: 5 battery backup outlets plus 2 Surge Protection outlets, more than ever before. BE600M1 Back-UPS is capable of powering your wireless networking equipment for 2 to 6 hours when power...

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What secrets does the recent HP Officejet 8715 firmware update hold?

HP recently sent out a notice of the availability of a firmware update for its Officejet Pro 8710 family of inkjet printers. The company really didn't offer an explanation of what this update does and its tech reps appear not to know...

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Intel unleashes the powerful teraflop Core i9 processor

The battle between Intel and AMD is heating up. At Computex in Taipei on Tuesday, Intel previewed its mammoth Core i9 processor.

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Here's what eight M.2 drives in RAID looks like on Intel's new X299

Intel's new Core i9 and Asus Hyper M.2 lets you build a bootable M.2 array with up to 20 drives

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Asus ZenBook Flip S First Look

This is the Asus ZenBook Flip S. Asus says it is the thinnest 2-in-1 convertible laptop in the world.

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38% off Inateck USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA Hard Drive Adapter - Deal Alert

This USB 3.0 adapter from Inateck can interface with up to three drives simultaneously. It is compatible with 2.5"/3.5" IDE/SATA hard drives and 5.25" IDE/SATA CD/DVD drives, and features a one-touch backup function.

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Microsoft previews the 2017 Surface Pro

The 5th generation version of Microsoft’s performance tablet is here. Its looks are largely unchanged, but there are substantial internal improvements

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