6 'James Bond' inspired Black Friday must-have tactical steals

Shopping for a hunter, outdoor enthusiast, adventurer, first responder, military member or someone else who deserves something best-in-class this holiday season?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/24/6-james-bond-inspired-black-friday-must-have-tactical-steals.html

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AMD’s Radeon R7 SSD reviewed: A solid mid-range buy, and not much more

AMD is making a play for the enthusiast space with its R7 family of SSDs, but does it have what it takes to take on competitors in this field? We put it to the test.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191044-amds-radeon-r7-ssd-reviewed-a-solid-mid-range-buy-and-not-much-else

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Apple hires noted tech journalist Anand Lal Shimpi

Apple has confirmed hiring Anand Lal Shimpi, the 32 year old founder of tech enthusiast site AnandTech.

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Intel Haswell-E review: The best consumer performance chip you can buy – with some caveats

Haswell-E die shot
Today, Intel is launching its long-awaited update and refresh of its top-end enthusiast platform: Haswell-E. It’s a refresh that’s been a long time coming — the old X79 chipset was long in the tooth 12 months ago, while the top-end six-core Ivy Bridge didn’t overclock well and wasn’t a huge improvement over the six-core Sandy Bridge. Will the new hardware put a fresh coat of paint on a lackluster lineup? Let’s take a look.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/188911-intel-haswell-e-review-the-best-consumer-performance-chip-you-can-buy-with-some-caveats

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Are Google Glass users glassholes, or merely the misunderstood vanguard of technology?

A new enthusiast hack can kill the WiFi on any local Google Glass by checking for a common MAC address, then kicking the device off the network. It’s cheap, easy to deploy, and says a great deal about the upward fight Google faces to make its face computer ubiquitous.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/183794-are-google-glass-users-glassholes-or-merely-the-misunderstood-vanguard-of-technology

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Teardown offers rare look inside hard-drive equipped 1990 Apple Mac Classic

Known primarily for modifying and miniaturizing game consoles, hardware enthusiast Ben Heck recently turned his attention to a relatively rare hard drive-equipped Mac Classic, providing a glimpse at the internal workings of the first $1,000 Mac.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3a6c6570/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A50C140Cteardown0Eoffers0Erare0Elook0Einside0Ehard0Edrive0Eequipped0E1990A0Eapple0Emac0Eclassic/story01.htm

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CES 2014: The Under-A-Pound Gaming PC

Maingear Spark

Enthusiast gaming PCs tend to be big. In some cases, they’re very, very big. But the Spark, from boutique system builder Maingear, bucks the trend by going small—and by desktop standards, this thing is tiny.

The aggressively styled red-and-black Spark measures just 4.5 x 4.2 x 2.3 inches, so it won’t take up too much room on your entertainment stand. And it weighs in at just 0.98 pounds, according to Maingear. Its tiny size is due to its mostly laptop-class internals. But with a quad-core AMD A8 processor that tops out at 3.1GHz, brand-new AMD R9 M275X graphics, and up to 16GB of RAM, it should have enough power to make modern games look pretty good on your HDTV. There’s also room inside for two drives: an SSD to run games from for fast load times, and a hard drive to store media files. Four USB 3.0 ports let you add extra storage or other devices.

The Spark will be offered running Valve’s Linux-based game-centric SteamOS. But if you’re more of a traditionalist, Maingear will sell you one with Windows (7 or 8) installed as well. Maingear isn’t offering a price just yet, but we’re sure that will slip out once we get closer to when it’s expected to go on sale. The company says that should be sometime in late February or March. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/ces-2014-under-pound-gaming-pc

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