Seagate and Amazon team up on cloud/hard-drive combo
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Hard drive backs up to the cloud

Hard drive maker Seagate has teamed up withy Amazon to create a $99 1TB external hard drive that automatically backs up everything stored on it to the cloud.

Inno3D slaps hybrid cooler on Geforce GTX 1060
Published in Graphics

Liquid and air cooling

Inno3D has unveiled its newest Geforce GTX 1060 iChill Black graphics card with a hybrid cooler on top of Nvidia's GP106 Pascal GPU.

PC shipments pulling out of the tarpit
Published in Notebooks

Latest IDC report

While PC shipments are set to decline in 2016, beancounters at IDC think that the drop will be better than expected and there will be an improvement in 2017.

More Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K benchmarks show up
Published in Processors

Decent overclocker but gets hot

Although Intel's 7th generation Core Kaby Lake desktop CPUs won't officially launch until January next year, during the last few days we have seen plenty of leaks, including detailed performance benchmarks as well as some overclocking results for the flagship Core i7-7700K SKU.

HTC's overall device sales to plateau in 2017
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Vive headset experiences shortage of key components

HTC’s overall device sales next year are expected to hit a plateau as the company experiences a slowdown in smartphone shipments while facing difficulties in increasing shipments of its Vive virtual reality headsets.

Moscow scientists use Google Glass in brain disease research
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Tracking muscle movements using head-mounted display 

In Moscow, scientists are currently using Google Glass to research early-stage brain diseases based on how patients react in augmented reality situations.

No Man’s Sky cleared of false advertising
Published in Games

Screenshots did not end up in the launch

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has cleared Hello Games of misleading advertising allegations for its No Man’s Sky game.

AMD promises a Zen sneak peek on December 13
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It will be streamed

While waiting for Zen is remarkably like waiting for Godot, we have just been told that AMD will be holding a sneak peek of its high-performance Zen CPU on 13 December.

Meizu aims to fill Note 7 void
Published in Mobiles

Pro 6 Plus, is the same only it does not melt

Chinese manufacturer Meizu has just announced the Pro 6 Plus, a larger, more powerful version its Pro 6 and the whole thing appears to be plugging a gap left by Samsung's "not so magnificant" Note 7.

Trump’s protectionism will help Taiwan manufacturers
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Quanta rubs its palms with glee

One of the ironic spin offs of US President-elect Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump’s protectionism plans are they will help the very companies he is trying to shut out of the US.