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Is Amazon planning to give Alexa eyes?

A leaked image suggests that Amazon could be working on an Alexa camera.

Here's how to make sense of AMD Ryzen naming

Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1700 - what do these names tell you about the chip? Answer: A lot!

The next iPhone won't switch to USB-C, but the cable might

If you're not using a computer with a USB-C port, then charging your next iPhone could mean more dongles in your future.

Best iPhone or iPad apps (March 2017)

Kick off the new year with some of the very best productivity apps available for the iPhone and iPad. Deleting a built-in app is the same as deleting any other app, just press and hold on the icon on the Home screen until they jiggle, and then tap the X. Press the Home button when you're done. (Updated Jan 2, 2017)

AMD Ryzen: Everything you need to know

For almost a decade AMD has yielded ground to Intel when it comes to processors, but the new Ryzen 7 chips change all that.

AMD Ryzen: Taking the fight to Intel

For almost a decade AMD has yielded ground to Intel when it comes to processors, but the new Ryzen 7 chips change all that.

Top Google Chrome extensions for security, productivity, and privacy (March 2017)

If you are a Google Chrome user and you're not making use of extensions, then you are really missing out. Here are a huge selection of extensions aimed specifically at boosting your productivity and privacy. (Updated March 1, 2017)

Is Apple's "next big thing" the iPhone Pro?

Apple is looking for a way to revitalize iPhone sales. Could an iPhone Pro be the way forward?

Top Raspberry Pi alternatives, with prices starting at only $5

The Raspberry Pi might be the name that springs to mind when people think of single board computers for homebrew projects, but there are other boards out there worth considering, with prices starting at only $5. (Updated March 1, 20...

Is Apple preparing to dump the Lightning connector already?

The WSJ is reporting that Apple's upcoming $1,000 iPhone 8 will drop the Lightning connector in favor of a USB-C port.

Kingston's 2TB 'world's highest capacity USB flash drive' costs almost as much as a MacBook Pro

Kingston has unveiled the price of its 2TB USB flash drive, and it definitely falls into the category of "if you have to ask what the price is, it's not for you."

Pocket tools and gadgets

My pockets are always crammed with tools and gadgets. Here are just a few of the things that I carry around with me on a day-to-day basis. Updated with reader suggestions.

10 things Steve Jobs would hate about Apple today

Steve Jobs never left anyone in any doubt as to what was on his mind, and thanks to hundreds of hours of keynotes, speeches, and interviews, we can get an insight into what he might think about the current state of the company he founded.

Intel should be very worried about AMD's Ryzen 7 processors

For almost a decade AMD has yielded ground to Intel when it comes to processors, but the new Ryzen 7 chips change all that.

Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs added to Google Compute Engine and Cloud Machine Learning

Google has added beta support for Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs to allow Cloud Platform customers to get extra computational power for deep learning tasks.

Apple to manufacture more than 100 million 10th-anniversary iPhones this year, claims report

Overall iPhone production for the year also estimated to increase by 6 percent compared to last year.

How much power is your smartphone charger wasting when it's not in use?

How many smartphone and tablet chargers do you have? Ever wonder how much it's costing you to leave them plugged in 24/7, or whether you should unplug them when they're not in use?

How to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the world, and yet still keep your iPhone or Android device.

Seven Apple products that are headed for extinction

As Apple more and more morphs into a smartphone company (albeit a stratospherically profitable smartphone company), a number of products in the Apple lineup are being allowed to wither and die. Here are seven Apple products that are on the endangered list and heading for possible extinction.

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