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I Actually Like USB-C Dongles

Today, Apple finally pulled the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro from its store. This marks the end of the dongle-free MacBook Pro, and now only the super-outdated MacBook Air, which you shouldn’t buy anyways, still has ports besides USB-C. Headphone jacks aside, Apple just moved one step closer to being a USB-C only laptop shop. Read More >>

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Microsoft Notepad Is Finally Getting an Update

It’s taken ages, but Microsoft is finally updating Notepad, its barebones text editor. This is the next in a recent series of updates to software that’s been floating around the Windows operating system since the ‘80s. Read More >>

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The New 15-inch Razer Blade Is a Gaming Workhorse in a Practical Package

The new redesigned Razer Blade laptop (now called the Razer Blade 15) is no longer a thin little outlier in the chunky landscape of portable gaming machines. When it was a 14-inch laptop, it was a powerhouse for its size—an incredible feat of engineering that managed to be an accomplished gaming machine and a laptop portable enough to be tossed in the bag. Over the last year the landscape of gaming laptops has radically altered course, and Razer is no longer the only company selling thin and light gaming laptops. Read More >>

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Microsoft Surface Go Is a Cheap, Tiny Tablet That Might Just Beat the iPad

It’s really, really hard to find a good Microsoft Windows device for under £500. There are some diamonds in the rough — devices that sacrifice display quality or form or speed to get the price way down. Yet until today there was no clear winner. Microsoft’s new Surface Go could change that. Read More >>

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The Secret to Razer’s Sick New Mechanical Keyboard Is Freaking Lasers

The office may hate me, but Razer’s new Huntsman Elite keyboard feels so good to type on I’m willing to suffer the glares for all the noise I’m making. It feels a little silly saying that what with me having expensive keyboard collecting habit. But Razer keyboards never actually wind up in the collection. For me Razer is too mainstream and has often seemed to sacrifice quality and typing experience for gamer aesthetic and flashing lights. The former is still very much apparent in the $200 Hunstman Elite, but its now been paired with some of my favourite keyboard switches I’ve typed on. These switches are so good I can overlook a lot. Read More >>

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It’s So Great That Apple Cares About macOS Again

There have been...concerns. Ever since the iPhone showed up and started making unfathomable amounts of money, it was easy to get the sense that Apple was maybe leaving the venerable Mac behind. Sure there has been some nice new hardware, and each year Apple dutifully rolls out a new version of its desktop operating system, but it’s also been clear for years that the company’s energy has been focused on its far more lucrative mobile products. Read More >>

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Download the iOS 12 Beta If You Dare

The beta for the next big release of iOS, announced at WWDC earlier this month, is finally live. That means if you’re willing to turn your iPhone into a buggy mess, you can get a taste of what’s to come a good four to five months ahead of everyone else. Read More >>

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If Streaming Is the Future of Console Gaming, It Might Be Screwed

News of the next generation of consoles has slowly trickled out over the last couple of weeks. None of the news gives us a clear view of either Sony or Microsoft’s consoles—instead we’ve only gotten teases of each. And those teases have had wildly different focuses. On one hand, you have rumours of what Sony’s hardware will look like, and on the other hand, you have rumours of Microsoft distribution tactics. Read More >>

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Quits After Investigation Into Total Boner Move

Intel’s CEO of five years, Brian Krzanich, has stepped down according to the company’s own press release. Surprisingly, this has nothing to do with Intel’s security woes or Krzanich’s selling of stock just before the news of those security woes broke. Read More >>

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What’s the Worst Thing You’ve Done Online?

Twitter recently “accidentally” banned a whole lot of users for joining the service before they were thirteen years old. The users, now “old enough” to use Twitter “responsibly,” have been upset, and Twitter has a whole thread on steps its taking to bring these “not children” back online. But here is something that is important to consider. Children on the internet are always bad. Read More >>

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Fortnite Is Bad But Sony’s Refusal to Play Nice Is Worse

Earlier this week, Nintendo delighted Fortnite fans by announcing that the game, which might just be the most popular game being played right now, was coming to the Switch immediately. Even better, Switch players would be able to compete with PC and Xbox players, too—instant digital distribution and multiplayer open to all! Nintendo’s announcement felt like a dream come true after years of console makers refusing to play nice. But it isn’t a dream, because Sony continues to flip the bird to its competitors and Fortnite players on the PS4 are being left out in the cold, unable to play with Xbox or Switch gamers. Read More >>

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These Tests Will Tell You Just How Good Your Eyes Are at Seeing Colour

Let’s talk about how you’re perceiving colour. The idea came to me when a coworker asked if they should get the computer with 100-per cent sRGB or 100-per cent Adobe RGB, which displays more shades of green. I jokingly told him to take this X-Rite colour perception test to see if he could even perceive colour well enough for the more expensive Adobe RGB display. He could — but some people can’t! Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Super-Accessible Adaptive Controller Will Be Good For Cheaters, Too

The Microsoft Adaptive Controller might look like a drum machine, but it’s intended to be used by people with disabilities who cannot comfortably use the Xbox controllers currently available. However, the new controller could be a boon for cheaters, too. Read More >>

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Intel Says Its GPUs to Rival AMD and Nvidia Will Be Here By 2020

Intel has stopped dancing around the issue and confirmed in a tweetas noted by Engadget, that it will be making discrete GPUs and that they will be here by 2020. Read More >>