Aquantia Wants to Put 5-10 Gigabit Ethernet in Your PC

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Aquantia wants to put 5GigE or even 10GigE network cards in your next desktop PC — but you’ll have a hard time using them at their rated speeds any time soon.

The post Aquantia Wants to Put 5-10 Gigabit Ethernet in Your PC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249390-aquantia-wants-put-5-10-gigabit-ethernet-pc?source=Computing

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Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected

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Intel may be considering pulling in its upcoming HEDT and desktop refreshes. Current rumors suggest next-generation high-end desktop chips will be demoed at Computex, with Coffee Lake launching six months earlier than previously expected.

The post Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248079-rumor-intel-will-launch-coffee-lake-refresh-new-high-end-desktop-parts-earlier-expected?source=Computing

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AMD’s Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X reviewed: Taking the fight against Intel to the midrange market

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Five weeks ago, AMD blew a hole in Intel’s high-end desktop pricing with the launch of Ryzen 7. Today, Ryzen 5 is hoping to do the same thing to Intel’s Core i5 / i7 market.

The post AMD’s Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X reviewed: Taking the fight against Intel to the midrange market appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247463-amds-ryzen-5-1500x-1600x-reviewed-taking-fight-intel-mid-range-market?source=Computing

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X reviewed: Zen is an amazing workstation chip with a 1080p gaming Achilles heel

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After over a decade, AMD is ready to slug it out with Intel in the high-end workstation and desktop space. Ryzen isn’t a perfect chip, but it packs one hell of a wallop in certain tests.

The post AMD Ryzen 7 1800X reviewed: Zen is an amazing workstation chip with a 1080p gaming Achilles heel appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245204-amds-ryzen-7-1800x-reviewed-zen-amazing-workstation-chip-1080p-gaming-achilles-heel?source=Computing

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YouTube begins rolling out live-streaming via app, starting with creators

YouTube has featured live-streaming on its desktop site since 2011, but the company is finally ready to take on Facebook Live by bringing the feature to smartphones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/07/youtube-begins-rolling-out-live-streaming-via-app-starting-with-creators.html

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First Intel Optane hardware could be coming to consumer desktops

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Intel could bring its 3D XPoint / Optane technology to the desktop as part of the Kaby Lake refresh, but it’s not clear how the tech would benefit enthusiasts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237817-first-intel-optane-hardware-could-be-coming-to-consumer-desktops?source=Computing

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ComScore: Computer usage falls as 20% of millennials go mobile-only

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Desktop usage keeps falling as mobile is on the rise, but can you ever replace a “real” computer? One in five millennials doesn’t even use a PC anymore.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/226867-comscore-computer-usage-falls-as-20-of-millennials-go-mobile-only

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Google finally kills Picasa desktop client, Web service

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Google is finally killing off Picasa and replacing it with Google Photos. The desktop client is going away first, with the online Web Albums migrating to new servers by May.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/223007-google-finally-kills-picasa-desktop-client-web-service

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With Zen delayed, AMD could tap Carrizo for 2016 desktop hardware

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Rumors suggest that AMD is prepping a desktop version of Carrizo for launch in 2016. The chip could theoretically offer some advantages over the older Kaveri, but does AMD have something else up its sleeve?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/219303-with-zen-delayed-amd-could-tap-carrizo-for-2016-desktop-hardware

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Report: Google to merge Android and Chrome OS in 2017

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Google plans to merge its Chrome operating system currently used in notebook and desktop computers into its Android operating system used in smartphones and tablets, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/217222-report-google-to-merge-android-and-chrome-os-in-2017

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OMB Prohibits 'Wasteful' PC Purchasing Practices


Consumers who purchase desktop or laptop computers are able to select various options, such as screen size or type of processor. When it comes to paying for the device, however, each consumer has the buying leverage of exactly one. If the customer is the U.S. government, which buys computers by the truckload, the transaction surely involves a lot of pricing leverage for bulk purchasing. Well, not really, says OMB, which has launched a program to change the way federal agencies purchase personal computers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82664.html?rss=1

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Teardown of Apple's new 21.5" iMac finds LG-built 4K Retina display, soldered & non-upgradeable RAM

Article Image Apple’s revamped 21.5-inch iMac desktop has been given the teardown treatment, revealing that its high-resolution 4K Retina display was manufactured by LG Display, while the Wi-Fi antenna design has been slightly tweaked.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4ab2dc03/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C10A0C150Cteardown0Eof0Eapples0Enew0E2150Eimac0Efinds0Elg0Ebuilt0E4k0Eretina0Edisplay0Esoldered0Enon0Eupgradeable0Eram/story01.htm

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Apple launches 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display, starting at $1,499

Article Image Apple on Tuesday updated its smaller all-in-one iMac desktop with a high-resolution Retina 4K display, packing 9.4 million pixels into its 21.5-inch screen.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4aa24884/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C10A0C130Capple0Elaunches0E2150Einch0Eimac0Ewith0Eretina0E4k0Edisplay0Estarting0Eat0E1499/story01.htm

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Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina display rumored to launch next week

Article Image Apple’s all-in-one iMac desktop lineup could be expanded as soon as next week, with a new high-resolution 21.5-inch model with 4K Retina display reportedly set to launch soon.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4a73eed0/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C10A0C0A60Capples0E2150Einch0Eimac0Ewith0E4k0Eretina0Edisplay0Erumored0Eto0Elaunch0Enext0Eweek/story01.htm

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