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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin (starts at $ 1,799; $ 1,999 as tested) is the first laptop with the eighth-generation “Coffee Lake” processor to pass through our labs. Built with Nvidia’s Max-Q technology to fit a tuned-down GTX 1070 graphics card into a thin chassis, it’s a solid HD gaming laptop with a long-lasting battery. […]

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What is cloud computing?

Ask people what cloud computing is, and you’re likely to get a dozen different explanations, which probably doesn’t help you understand any better. The truth is, cloud computing has so many different applications it can be tough to define it on the spot. For that, you deserve a more complete explanation. Here’s everything you need […]

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Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower

The Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower (starts at $ 809.99; $ 1,079.99 as tested) is a simple and affordable gaming desktop with modest components backed up by an Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card. While it’s not as powerful as the Editors’ Choice Dell XPS Tower Special Edition (8930), our testing shows that it’s more than up […]

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First Spectre, now BranchScope — another vulnerability in Intel processors

Researchers from four universities discovered a new vulnerability in Intel’s processors dubbed as BranchScope. The problem resides in the method a processor uses to predict where its current computational task will end, aka speculative execution. By exploiting this flaw, hackers with access to the PC could pull data stored from memory that’s otherwise inaccessible to all […]

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Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720

The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 ($ 1,249) is a detachable Windows tablet that’s so light it can actually be held comfortably with one hand. Like most higher-end detachable tablets, though, the Miix 720’s expense makes it a relatively poor value compared with both conventional laptops and devices like the Apple iPad Pro. If that doesn’t […]

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Nvidia hits the brakes on public autonomous tests after fatal Uber crash

Nvidia is now halting all tests regarding autonomous vehicle driving on public roads. The company formerly tested its driver-free technology in California, New Jersey, Japan, and Germany. But the fatal crash in Arizona involving one of Uber’s self-driving cars pushed Nvidia into re-thinking its strategy. Just one error can be devastating. “The accident was tragic. It’s […]

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Nvidia shows off the world’s largest GPU at its GTC conference

Nvidia’s Graphics Technology Conference keynote just wrapped, and the two-hour-plus talk covered a lot of really interesting topics — if you’re a graphical engineer, data scientist, or autonomous vehicle enthusiast. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang didn’t even allude to the upcoming 11-series graphics cards, or the long-rumored Turing-series cryptocurrency mining GPUs. There were a few tidbits of […]

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Acer Spin 5 (SP513-52N-58WW)

Don’t look to Acer’s product names for clues to its 2-in-1 convertible laptops’ screen sizes. The Acer Spin 3 is a 15.6-inch hybrid, while the Spin 7 is a 14-inch system. The Acer Spin 5 seen here ($ 799.99 as tested) is a 13.3-inch convertible, though there’s also a 15.6-inch model. If that isn’t confusing […]