ASUS shows off ROG Zephyrus based on Max-Q
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Light enough for a backpack, compelling enough to be a desktop

During Computex in Taipei this week, ASUS also took the wraps off the ROG Zephyrus, a new ultra-thin gaming laptop and the world’s first to feature Nvidia’s new aerodynamic Max-Q laptop design.

ASUS debuts first Ryzen-based gaming notebook
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Also the world's first to feature Radeon RX 580

During Computex in Taipei this week, ASUS took the wraps off the world’s first AMD Ryzen-based gaming notebook, the ROX Strix GL702ZC.

Nvidia announces Max-Q technology for gaming notebooks
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Gaming-class performance inside premium ultrabook designs

On Tuesday, Nvidia announced a new design approach for gaming laptops that will enable a generation of quieter, thinner, and faster products equipped with GTX 1080 graphics beginning June 27th.

Nest preparing 4K-capable security camera
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4K sensor zooms in, outputs at 1080p with more clarity


Nest Labs, the home automation company acquired by Alphabet in 2015, is preparing to introduce a 4K-like indoor security camera with enhanced 1080p zooming features before the end of the month.

Far Cry 5 details revealed in focus group
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Middle America meets cult-like Doomsdayers with mountainous backdrop


On Monday, details surrounding the upcoming fifth installment in the Far Cry franchise made their rounds on Reddit ahead of the game’s Friday reveal.

Linksys WRT3200ACM Tri-Stream router reviewed
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Up to 1.67Gbps 802.11ac with upcoming client adapters

Fifteen years ago, Linksys introduced a black-and-blue wireless router that became the first 802.11g draft product to hit the market. The WRT54G offered consumers reasonable performance, exceptional versatility with custom firmware, and fell dramatically in price in the following years.

iPhone SE 2 backplate prototype surfaces
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Single-lens camera design similar to iPhone 7


Apple is expected to release a second-generation refresh of its popular iPhone SE, which has enjoyed robust sales in the low-end market worldwide and has now cut into the sales of higher-priced iPhone units in the US.

Echo smart hubs do not support call blocking
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This will be important for replacing landline phones with VoIP devices

Amazon’s lineup of Echo devices, including the Echo Show that was announced earlier this week with a 7-inch touchscreen display for $230, all include VoIP-based calling support but can't give people the simple ability to block unwanted calls.

Microsoft announces new VR motion controllers
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Arriving with Windows Mixed Reality headsets later this fall


Yesterday,  during the second day of its annual Build conference, Microsoft announced a set of motion controllers for its Windows Mixed Reality headsets, due for release later this fall. The controllers are fully tracked by internal sensors instead of external cameras and markers.

Microsoft previews next major Windows 10 release
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Big focus on “connection,” making other devices "great" again

During its annual Build conference in Seattle this week, Microsoft announced what it believes is the next milestone in its Windows 10 operating system that fills in some of the pieces missed in the Creators Update it released in late March.