Intel's entry-level Braswell CPU to boost cheap laptops and desktops

Mar 31

Intel has introduced seven new processors that will make their way into affordable laptops and desktops. The new chips, from the Braswell family, are manufactured using a 14nm technology and will take over Bay Trail parts in the long term. Interestingly, all the announced Celeron parts cost the same except the N3150 (the top range model) and come with four cores...

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Blip: The original Xbox was almost a free console for 'casual' gamers

Mar 31

Microsoft’s Xbox launch in 2001 marked a turning point for the home video game console market and for the game industry as a whole, but it could have gone off much differently. Former Microsoft developer Seamus Blackley, who helped design and launch the original Xbox, and Oddworld Inhabitants’ Lorne Lanning, who launch Munch’s Oddysee on the Xbox...

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Amazon's physical 'Dash Buttons' buy you household goods with a press

Mar 31

With one day remaining before April Fool’s, Amazon has unveiled a new gimmick that we’re 100% sure isn’t a prank: Amazon Dash Button. The buttons let you order individual products, from Bounty paper towels to Gatorade, with a press. 2015 is the year of cool gadgets The idea is you stick them up in your pantry, laundry room or bathroom and give them...

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Limited edition 'Batman' PlayStation 4 scratches that superhero itch

Mar 31

If you missed out on that coveted 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4, don’t fret: there’s another special-run model coming soon. Sony has unveiled a limited edition Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 bundle that gives you a ”steel grey” console emblazoned with...

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Google turns your TV into a computer with HDMI Chromebit dongle, intros new Chromebooks

Mar 31

There are plenty of way to add some new functionality to your HDMI-equipped TV set, and dongles like Chromecast or Amazon’s Fire TV Stick have made bringing streaming media to your living room a breeze. But sometimes you crave a little more power than access to Netflix and YouTube, and for that you can turn to some beefier dongles that give your TV the power...

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