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33% off Kinivo 5 Port HDMI Switch With Auto-Switching & Remote - Deal Alert

The Kinivo 501BN is a premium quality high speed HDMI switch for your gaming or home theater setup. It allows for switching up to 5 HDMI inputs into one output, and supports resolutions up to 1080p.

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Researchers make progress toward computer video recognition

Researchers are trying to make video recognition a reality, and using some image recognition techniques to make that happen.

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How businesses are turning tech into robot toil

The RoboBusiness conference in San Jose, California is all about creating business advantages through the use of robotic helpers. Here's a look at some of the bots that are doing just that.

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The Raspberry Pi Troubleshooting Guide

Find out how to deal with 4 common Raspberry Pi problems in this excerpt from the Raspberry Pi User Guide.

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Ga-ga for goggles: Augmented & virtual reality bring the masses to Harvard

Hundreds descended upon Harvard Innovation Lab to try out the latest augmented and virtual reality gear, listen to Magic Leap's founder, and learn about this next visually-compelling phase of computing

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AMD has its eyes on Las Vegas with Polaris GPUs

The internet of things market is becoming too big to ignore for AMD and Qualcomm. The companies this week announced CPUs and GPUs adapted from PCs and mobile devices for use in IoT devices.

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Make a Wi-Fi gadget with a $9.99 Orange Pi development board

If you want to fashion a smart gadget, robot or drone with wireless capabilities on the cheap, a $9.99 development board from Orange Pi will help you reach that goal.

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Mediatek's developer board features a 10-core chip and Android 6.0

Like PCs, developer boards like Raspberry Pi are getting more horsepower to run faster applications and 4K graphics.

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Microsoft Azure networking is speeding up, thanks to custom hardware

Networking between virtual machines in Microsoft Azure is going to get a whole lot faster, thanks to some new hardware that Microsoft has rolled out across its fleet of datacenters.

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How to build a budget PC for less than $300

This cheap but capable $300 budget desktop PC will outperform any laptop in the same price range.

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42% off Corsair Waterproof Shockproof 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Deal Alert

This USB 3.0 flash drive is designed to keep your files safe. The anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum housing is waterproof to 200 meters, vibration-resistant, and shock-resistant. USB 3.0 means read speeds up to four times faster than...

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Mainframes 2026: What the future holds for big iron

The cloud killed the mainframe? I'm not so sure. Let's take a look at what the next decade has in store for big iron.

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Fitbit Charge 2 review

The top three reasons why Charge 2 is Fitbit’s best activity tracker yet.

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Dell plans to move VR content creation to the cloud

Dell wants to prove that you don't need a high-end GPU in your computer to create content for virtual reality headsets.

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IBM shows how fast its brain-like chip can learn

Developing a computer that can be as decisive and intelligent as humans is on IBM's mind, and it's making progress toward achieving that goal.

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Cisco: Yes, cosmic radiation could have caused router bug

Yesterday we reported on the reaction to a Cisco bug report that speculated “partial data traffic loss” its routers was possibly triggered by “cosmic radiation.” Today Cisco elaborates.

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This $139 computer can be a PC or robot and will run Windows 10 desktop

Many Raspberry Pi-like developer boards are available, but most can't run Microsoft's Windows 10 desktop OS. OS versatility is a strong suit of the new SolidRun Q4 board.

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Cisco says router bug could be result of ‘cosmic radiation’ … Seriously?

A Cisco bug report addressing “partial data traffic loss” on the company’s ASR 9000 Series routers contends that a “possible trigger is cosmic radiation causing SEU soft errors.”

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