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Latest in tech December 2 TechSpot Feature A Gallery of Weird Keyboard Layouts
     Thu, Dec 22 2016 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
#ThrowbackThursday There’s no place like home row, am I right? We have all undoubtedly come a long way from typing our very first letters to the point it becomes second nature, but it’s probably safe to say that many of us don’t know much about what lies beyond the standard QWERTY keyboard. Well, there’s so much more...
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Primer on Staying Secure and Anonymous on the Dark Web
     Wed, Dec 21 2016 | 4:02P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Privacy advocates who plan to continue using encryption and anonymization software ought to double-down on their security. Here's a brief overview of tips and services for keeping yourself safe while surfing the web.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

ThinkComputers Holiday 2016 Staff Wish List
     Wed, Dec 21 2016 | 12:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It is that time of year again, the Holidays! This time of year everyone is looking to get new hardware and gadgets, whether its from relatives or if you just want to splurge for yourself. Even though here at ThinkComputers we get to look at a lot of really cool hardware, there are some things we still can’t get our hands on. With that he have compiled our Holiday 2016 wish list of things we would love to get this holiday season! Take a look!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Higher Octane Rating Myth Debunked.
     Tue, Dec 20 2016 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Does petrol / gasoline with a higher octane rating deliver MORE POWER and fuel efficiency than petrol / gasoline with a lower octane rating. Yes, in some cases. No, in most cases. Read all about octane rating, and why you should NOT spend more money on high octane fuels that your car cannot make use of.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Chromebooks, laptops, and phones.
     Fri, Dec 16 2016 | 4:03P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, we dig ourselves out of the snow to bring you the latest and best in tablets, Chromebooks, laptops, and phones.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Smart Home Automation Review – Taking Control of Your Home
     Thu, Dec 15 2016 | 3:22P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There’s a technology boom going on right now in the IoT sector, with a huge number of smart and connected devices hitting the market, and consumers mopping them up, especially so in the recent Black Friday sales, where many smart home automation systems were heavily discounted. From Amazon Alexa, to a vast range of light bulbs, there’s a lot of things that suddenly want to talk to each other in your house, so let’s get cracking and see what it’s like to turn your home into a smart home!
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Mikko Hypponen On The Death Of Antivirus
     Tue, Dec 06 2016 | 1:30P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mikko Hypponen is a sought-after speaker who has given keynotes and presentations at Black Hat, TED and SXSW. It was a great opportunity to hear him speak about the purported death of antivirus software and services at the 2016 AVAR Conference.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 
SAP & IDC : The Future Of The Malaysian
     Tue, Dec 06 2016 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SAP and IDC hosted an exclusive briefing on the future of the Malaysian Internet economy. The timing is impeccable because the Malaysian government has declared that 2017 should be the “Year of the Internet Economy“. Their analysis and opinions on how Malaysian businesses and entrepreneurs should chart their courses going into 2017 are invaluable for anyone who wants to stay relevant in the new age of the Internet economy. We all need to stay on top of the wave of new developments, or risk having it crash on us.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

20 of the Worst PC Setups
     Thu, Nov 24 2016 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from Octboer!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Mazda CX-9 Azami 2016 2.5T AWD: Vehicle Tech Review
     Sat, Nov 19 2016 | 4:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mazda's CX-9 Azami 2016 2.5T AWD is not only a sight to behold, but it comes packed to the brim with impressive technology. Let's take a close look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

The Best Smartphones
     Tue, Nov 15 2016 | 2:58P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Smartphones have become so good that it's getting harder to pick something you'd regret. But at the same time, with so many options, picking the right device can become a daunting task. With our vast access to devices, best of smartphones intends to highlight the stuff that matters and make it easier for you to buy the right device.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Tables Turn As Microsoft Innovates While Apple Iterates
     Sat, Nov 12 2016 | 9:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For years, Apple has championed its ability to control every aspect of the products that it designs and builds, including the operating system. Apple has used this tight integration to great effect with both its iPhone smartphone family and its lineup of Mac desktops and notebooks, tying them all together with iCloud. Historically, Microsoft relied on ecosystem partners and OEMs to build machines that make use of its software products. However, the company came around to its own branded product portfolio approach with its Surface/Surface Pro line of tablets and expanded that vision with the Surface Book and most recently, the Surface Studio. But in Microsoft’s move to compete with Apple’s strategy and have total control over the software and hardware for its branded consumer PCs, is the former doing more to advance design and ergonomics than the latter?
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Biggest Rivalries in Computing History
     Fri, Nov 11 2016 | 9:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Pepsi vs. Cola, Edison vs. Tesla, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, history is filled with famous rivalries, but few have matched the intensity and, quite often, the viciousness that comes when two tech industry giants clash heads. Chartering their path from the dawn of computers to the current digital age, here are the five biggest rivalries in computing history.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Google Daydream and Daydream View
     Thu, Nov 10 2016 | 11:00A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've already seen several solutions for mobile VR, most notably Samsung's Gear VR and Google Cardboard. But Google is taking things to the next level with Daydream: a new virtual reality ecosystem for Android and the most compelling case for accessible VR I've seen to date.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Malaysia Now F-Secure Cybersecurity Hub For Asia Pacific
     Tue, Oct 25 2016 | 9:03A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The F-Secure Tower in Bangsar South, where more than 170 F-Secure research and development engineers are based, is now the F-Secure cybersecurity hub for the whole Asia Pacific region.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

TR System Guide
     Tue, Oct 11 2016 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this edition of the TR System Guide, we examine the effects of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 family and AMD's Radeon RX 460 and RX 470 on the PC-building marketplace.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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