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    Razer Blade 2016 With Upgraded Specs, Lighter Weight Launched at GDC 2016

    Razer earlier this year launched Blade Stealth notebook for gamers with high-end specifications. After a couple of months at the onset of Game Developer Conference 2016, it now has launched the fifth edition of its Blade gaming laptop with upgraded innards, a lighter weight, and lower price. The new Blade laptop comes in two configurations […]

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    PC Shipments in India Grow 10.6 Percent in Q4 2015

    Personal computer (PC) shipments in India totalled around 2.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 10.6 percent increase over the corresponding period of 2014, according to information technology research and advisory company Gartner. “Consumers accounted for 40 percent of total PC sales in the fourth quarter of 2015, down from 52 percent […]

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    Microsoft Insists It Isn’t Forcefully Installing Windows 10, Users Disagree

    Microsoft is refuting reports that it has been forcefully installing Windows 10, its newest desktop operating system, on users’ machines. The company insists that users are “fully in control.” Over the months, many instances have been reported in which users found Microsoft installing Windows 10 on their computer without their consent. The latest of which […]

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    Plug Your MacBook Charger Sideways With This Ingenious Plug

    A US-based design studio is taking pre-orders for a neat side-facing plug that seems so obvious, Apple is probably wondering why it hadn’t thought of it first. Blockhead lets users fit their MacBook and iPad chargers to sit tight against the wall. Sculpted to fit the MacBook and iPad power adapter, users can slide their […]

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    Xerox’s New Service Can Translate and Print Scanned Documents

    Xerox has released its Easy Translator Service tool for users to print out a document they scan in any language they choose. To use this service, users should have one of the Xerox’s ConnectKey-enabled multifunctional printers (MFPs). Some of the supported MFPs include ColorQube series and WorkCentre series. The complete list can be seen on […]

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    Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Laptop With Ubuntu Launched

    Dell last week revealed its Ubuntu-based XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop for a hefty base price tag of $1,549.99 (roughly Rs. 1,03,940). The 5th generation developer edition laptop runs Ubuntu Linux 14.04 Service Pack 1 out-of-the-box. The company however, is yet to announce the laptop’s availability. Also mentioned was that now the Precision 5510, Precision […]

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    WD PiDrive Is a 314GB Hard Drive Designed for Your Raspberry Pi

    WDLabs, a part of Western Digital (WD) Corporation, on Monday announced the availability of the WD PiDrive – a uniquely crafted storage solution design for Raspberry Pi devices – on the occasion of Pi Day. The drive is currently available in a capacity of 314GB (a play on the first few decimals in the mathematical […]

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    Time- and frequency-resolved quantum optics for large-scale quantum computing

    A new architecture, based on a single optical parametric oscillator, is used to produce entanglement between qumode optical fields. Quantum computing has the promise of exponentially faster speeds than classical computing methods for specific, but important, calculations. Such problems include Shor’s factoring algorithm (which pertains to data encryption)1 and the simulation of quantum physics.2 Quicker […]

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    Quantum cloud computing could arrive in the next decade, says Bill Gates

    Cloud-based quantum computing could be helping to solve big science problems within the next decade, according to Bill Gates. Speaking during an ‘Ask me Anything’ interview on Reddit, the Microsoft founder was optimistic about the future of the nascent technology. “Microsoft and others are working on quantum computing. It isn’t clear when it will work […]