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    The best budget laptops you can buy

    The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. HP/Business Insider The Insider Pick: Laptops that cost less than $500 don’t have to be low-powered. For evidence, just look at our top pick, the HP Pavilion x360. It offers a […]

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    Lenovo Legion Y520 Review

    HIGHLIGHTS The Legion Y520 is available in two variants with different GPUs Most games run very well at 1920×1080 using High quality settings The Legion Y520 is cool and quiet, but has a flimsy lid The gaming laptop segment is exploding right now, bucking a general downward trend in the PC business. This is one of the few […]

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    The best computers for students

    What would a back-to-school guide be without a healthy dose of computer recs? Other than a small dorm TV, perhaps, it’s the single most expensive investment you’re likely to make as you begin college — and if you’re graduating or pursuing an advanced degree, it’s possible you’ve been waiting patiently for a reason to upgrade.As […]

  • The best computers for students

    What would a back-to-school guide be without a healthy dose of computer recs? Other than a small dorm TV, perhaps, it’s the single most expensive investment you’re likely to make as you begin college — and if you’re graduating or pursuing an advanced degree, it’s possible you’ve been waiting patiently for a reason to upgrade.As […]

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    Jide Discontinues Remix OS, Moves Focus to Business Customers

    HIGHLIGHTS The company launched Remix OS for PC last year The company says that backers from KickStarter will be refunded Jide says it will be focussing on enterprise customers now Jide Technology on Tuesday announced that the company has decided to discontinue its Android-based Remix OS and that it will be “transitioning away” from consumer space. For […]

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    Computers are getting more expensive, and here’s why

    Prices for memory chips have jumped during the past year, and those increases are starting to make their way to consumers. The world-wide personal computer industry saw another quarterly decline in sales during the second quarter, as price hikes caused by memory chip scarcity scared some consumers away. According to data for the second quarter […]

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    Computers Are on the Verge of a Quantum Leap

    Conceptual artwork representing how data may be controlled and stored in a quantum computer. ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Moore’s Law is a computing term coined by co-founder of Intel Gordon Moore, who predicted the pace of the modern digital world would exponentially increase biannually. This predicted rapid growth of computers has remained constant over the past several decades, but […]

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    Computer that reads body language

    Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed methods to detect the body pose, including facial expressions and hand positions, of multiple individuals. This enables computers to not only identify parts of the body, but to understand how they are moving and positioned. Credit: Carnegie Mellon University Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a […]

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    Microsoft Confirms Changes Are Coming as Layoff Rumours Abound

    HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft on Monday confirmed that changes were on the way It is planning to cut thousands of jobs across the globe The company will focus more on marketing and selling its cloud software Microsoft is planning layoffs as it refocuses its sales force on making the software colossus a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud […]

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    Light-Powered Computers Brighten AI’s Future

    The idea of building a computer that uses light rather than electricity goes back more than half a century. “Optical computing” has long promised faster performance while consuming much less energy than conventional electronic computers. The prospect of a practical optical computer has languished, however, as scientists have struggled to make the light-based components needed […]