Microsoft Set to Unveil New Surface Pro With No USB-C or Thunderbolt

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft is prepping an update to its Surface Pro 4, but the company won’t be making any dramatic changes to its hardware.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249628-microsoft-set-unveil-new-surface-pro-no-usb-c-thunderbolt-support?source=Computing

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Microsoft’s $999 Surface Laptop Is a Blatant Windows 10 Store Push

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Microsoft’s previous hardware efforts have always made good sense if you were in a niche whose needs they were designed to meet. The new Surface Laptop takes everything good about previous Surface products and flushes it.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248685-microsofts-999-surface-laptop-locked-overpriced-garbage-system?source=Computing

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Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft’s overall quarterly results were excellent, but the company’s hardware divisions were a different story. Decline in the Xbox market is expected, but a huge drop in Surface sales doesn’t look good. Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile is barely on life support.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248496-windows-phone-dead-surface-sales-slipping?source=Computing

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Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen

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Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on machines running the latest hardware. One developer has had enough, and is releasing a patch to help users get around this artificial blockade.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248069-unofficial-patch-unblocks-windows-7-8-1-updates-kaby-lake-ryzen?source=Computing

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Intel launches its first Optane SSD, the DC P4800X

Intel has launched its first server-class Optane hardware — the DC P4800X.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246172-intels-launches-first-optane-ssd-dc-p4800x?source=Computing

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Microsoft’s guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 won’t reverse sales decline

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Microsoft has laid out its ideas for the hardware designs it wants OEMs to pursue in 2017. The problem is, there’s really nothing in the company’s guidelines that’s going to move product.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243763-microsofts-guidance-windows-machines-2017-will-nothing-reverse-pc-sales-decline?source=Computing

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New Apple MacBook Pro banned from bar exams in multiple states thanks to Touch Bar

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Apple’s new Touch Bar is causing problems for MacBook Pro users who intended to use their new hardware to sit for bar exams. Multiple states have banned the new systems or restricted their use due to concerns about cheating.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243691-new-macbook-pro-banned-bar-exams-multiple-states-thanks-apples-new-touch-bar?source=Computing

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Two of Razer’s triple-screen laptop prototypes stolen from CES

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Razer brought neat hardware to show off, but someone thought it was so neat they wanted to take it home.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242433-two-razers-triple-screen-laptop-prototypes-stolen-ces?source=Computing

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Chips, ahoy: Intel joins Delphi-Mobileye self-driving collaboration

Delphi V2 Everything Technology Thursday, September 29, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by John F. Martin for Delphi)

Autonomous-drive kits (software, hardware, sensors) go to automakers in 2019. Self-driving cars arrive in 2021, says Delphi. And Intel wants to drive the entire system with current and next-generation processors.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/240335-chips-ahoy-intel-joins-delphi-mobileye-self-driving-collaboration?source=Computing

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HP demonstrates next-generation computing prototype as The Machine comes together

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HP’s new architecture, dubbed The Machine, has reached the prototype phase. While the hardware and software platform is still under active development, the company’s claims about memory-driven computing (and the performance advantages of its new model) are starting to shape up.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240248-hp-demonstrates-next-generation-computing-prototype-machine-comes-together?source=computing

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x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10

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Microsoft may finally bring x86 emulation to its ARM hardware running Windows 10 Mobile, but will there be any demand for the feature? Microsoft’s market share losses make that difficult to predict.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/239912-x86-emulation-may-finally-come-arm-processors-running-windows-10?source=Computing

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Apple Celebrates Itself in $300 Coffee Table Tome


Apple latest offering is neither hardware nor software, but a pricey book bulging with artsy photos of the company’s products. Designed by Apple in California contains 450 photos of products created by Apple over a 20-year span. It’s available in two sizes: 10.20 by 12.75 inches for $199 and 13 by 16.25 inchesfor $299. The linen-covered hardbound volume — filled with photographs by Andrew Zuckerman, who is known for popping his images out of stark white backgrounds — is dedicated to Apple’s late cofounder Steve Jobs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84099.html?rss=1

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Tesla declares victory on self-driving car hardware, announces full autonomous capability

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Tesla has upgraded its Autopilot hardware to a level it claims will be able to support its new Full Self-Driving Capability, once the software is ready. This puts it at odds with most of its competitors, who are still feverishly working with expensive, prototype hardware.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/237946-tesla-declares-victory-on-self-driving-car-hardware-announces-full-autonomous-capability?source=Computing

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From this point forward, all Intel and AMD CPUs are Windows 10-only

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Keep in mind as you plan your hardware purchases — AMD CPUs, APUs, and Intel CPUs are all Windows 10-only from this point forward. AMD GPUs will continue to support Windows 7 and 8 for now, though we don’t know when the company will terminate this.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/234881-from-this-point-forward-all-intel-and-amd-cpus-are-windows-10-only

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Apple’s stagnant product lines mostly reflect the state of the computer industry

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Some of Apple’s hardware is getting long in the tooth — but that’s more a reflection on the moribund state of the industry than a statement about Apple.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/233058-apples-stagnant-product-lines-mostly-reflect-the-state-of-the-computer-industry

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Welcome to Area 404, the hardware lab where Facebook is building the future

Facebook is offering the first extensive look inside its huge new hardware lab, and the state-of-the-art machinery it houses. Inside, Facebook’s engineers will build everything from internet-delivering drones to VR tech.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/05/welcome-to-area-404-hardware-lab-where-facebook-is-building-future.html

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AMD has built hardware at Samsung, could tap foundry for future products

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AMD has confirmed that it has built hardware at Samsung’s foundries and has the option to utilize Samsung’s 14nm in the future. It’s an important move towards securing a stable manufacturing option across the industry as next-generation nodes are ever-harder to target.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232493-amd-has-built-hardware-at-samsung-could-tap-foundry-for-future-products

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