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Apple MacOS 10.13 Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

On Monday, Apple announced the next version of its MacOS : High Sierra. The update adds many behind-the-scenes improvements to last year’s MacOS Sierra and brings support for virtual reality (VR) content creation on a Mac for the first time. To a mix of laughs and applause from the audience ...

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Apple HomePod speaker favors sound over Siri

Apparently Apple knows Siri kinda sucks, because it was the last thing mentioned in the unveiling of the new HomePod speaker. That’s why it’s dumpily named as a successor to the iPod, not Apple’s old-but-unwise voice assistant. The $349 HomePod Wi-Fi speaker has seven beam-forming tweeters, a custom subwoofer, multi-channel echo ...

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How the studio behind 'Prey' reimagined space history

Keeping up appearances The parts of Talos I built by Transtar have a distinctive, retro-futuristic look. They represent the company’s wealth and lofty ideals, but also the impact of Kennedy, and how his extended reign as president affected architecture, fashion and interior design. Art-deco typography lifted from the 1920s and ...

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Sony XBR-A1E series review – CNET

“It’s a Sony.” That memorable ad tagline from the company’s heyday in the 80’s and 90’s still resonates today. In the last few years Sony has reburnished its reputation with high-performance, high-cost LCD TVs like the excellent XBR-X930D and XBR-Z9D. For 2017 the storied Japanese brand goes a step further ...

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Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve

Microsoft is betting big on Always Connected PCs Expect to hear plenty more about “Always Connected” PCs over the next year. It’s an initiative spearheaded by Microsoft, along with partners Intel and Qualcomm, to develop PCs that are never without an internet connection. Key to Qualcomm’s strategy is bringing Windows ...

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Belkin WeMo Dimmer review – CNET

The WeMo Dimmer is the latest gadget in Belkin’s likable lineup of smart plugs and switches. At $80, it’s essentially a fancier version of the original Belkin WeMo Light Switch that adds in a few new features — namely, the ability to dim your lights up and down as you ...

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HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality

The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKit is an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and ...

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