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Alienware slims down and speeds up its powerful gaming laptops

Earlier this year at CES, Alienware announced the Area-51m, its latest flagship gaming laptop that featured a whole new design ethos for Dell’s premium gaming brand. And at Computex 2019, the company is bringing that same design to its m15 and m17 laptops — although unfortunately without the modular components of the Area-51m. The new design for the m15 and m17 borrows a lot from the Area-51m, to the point where the new laptops essentially resemble slimmed down versions of the flagship model. Keep in mind that they’re not that…

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Dell’s overhauled XPS 13 2-in-1 has Intel’s 10th Gen processors and a normal webcam

Back at CES, Dell updated the XPS 13 with an improved webcam that finally put it back on top where it belonged, and at Computex 2019, it announced that it would bringing that same improvement to its XPS 15 and XPS 13 2-in-1 models —along with a full redesign for the XPS 13 2-in-1. The new design for the XPS 13 2-in-1 is the highlight here: Dell has overhauled the device with Intel’s long-awaited 10th Gen Ice Lake processors, a new display, and an updated keyboard. First, the processor: Intel’s…

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China gains, auto sector lift Asian shares, but sentiment fragile

© Reuters. Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic board showing stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Tuesday, lifted by gains in China and as auto firms climbed on merger news, but broad uncertainties over trade and economic growth kept investor enthusiasm in check. European equity markets were expected to open higher. In early European trade, pan-region were up 0.39% at 3,365, German were up 0.39% at 12,112, futures were up 0.5% at 7,299.5, and France’s were up 0.41% at…

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Asian equities buoyed by China, auto merger but gains capped

© Reuters. Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic board showing stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares edged up on Tuesday lifted by gains in China and as auto firms climbed on merger news, but broad uncertainties over trade and economic growth kept a lid on gains. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.31%, and U.S. rose 0.19% to 2,837.25. Chinese blue-chips rose 1.02% a day after data showed Chinese industrial firms’ profits shrank in April, which is expected…

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Intel’s Project Athena could make laptops better, if only it had teeth

Roughly years ago, Intel flexed its enormous power as one of the PC industry’s leading component manufacturers to improve the quality of the world’s laptops with one word: “Ultrabook.” Intel poured hundreds of millions of dollars into a marketing campaign for the industry’s latest laptops, but the publicity came with a condition: those laptops would have to meet exacting standards for thinness, weight, responsiveness and battery life. Facing down the sizable challenge of the then-amazing MacBook Air, the PC industry signed on — and within a few years, the quality…

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Explainer: Will China dump U.S. bonds as a trade weapon? Not so fast

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Worker gestures as a crane lifts goods for export onto a cargo vessel at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu By Richard Leong (Reuters) – The trade war between Beijing and Washington has stoked concern in financial markets that China might opt to weaponize its holdings of more than $1.1 trillion worth of U.S. Treasuries in retaliation for the tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on Chinese imports. Often referred to as the “nuclear option,” choosing to dump so large a pool of assets would likely destabilize…

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Money, money, money: behind the scenes at a euro note printing press

© Reuters. A detail of the silvery stripe on the new 200 euro banknote is seen in the secretive vaults inside the Bank of Italy in Rome ROME (Reuters) – In secretive vaults in Rome, crisp 100 and 200 euro banknotes are rolling off the printing press. The new notes with enhanced security features will offer better protection against forgeries, officials told Reuters, which was given rare access to see the Bank of Italy’s Banknote Printing Department at work. The notes, named after the mythological princess Europa and released on…

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HP has a new VR backpack

Three years to the day (in certain timezones) after unveiling its first VR backpack at Computex Taipei, where I declared them actually pretty cool, HP is still at it and has announced the latest version. It doesn’t reinvent the concept, but it sounds like a pretty good upgrade. The new VR backpack, which is now just called the HP VR Backpack G2, uses an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and an Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU to deliver what HP describers as 30 percent better performance and 25 percent faster…

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HP now makes partially wooden laptops

After a successful experiment with leather, HP is taking its natural material vibe to the next level with the new Envy Wood series. No, they haven’t exactly been carved out of redwood trees by artisan lumberjacks, but they do come with a “one-of-a-kind authentic wood inlay” on the palm rest. HP is decking out the Envy 13, Envy 17, Envy x360 13, and Envy x360 15 in the new timber-ish livery, which is available in “Nightfall Black with Natural Walnut,” “Ceramic White with White Birch,” and “Natural Silver with Pale…

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Intel’s 10th Gen, 10nm Ice Lake CPUs: everything you need to know

Intel has a lot to prove. 2018 marked the chipmaker’s 50th anniversary, but it was also a year that shook the company to its core. It was the year that Intel lost its CEO, struggled with Spectre and Meltdown, and reportedly lost Apple’s confidence as far as chips for future Macs are concerned. Above all, it was the year the world finally realized Intel processors had hit a wall, after yet another failure to shrink its circuits down to the “10 nanometer” process node. But now, after years of delays,…

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