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HP’s new mini-PCs may look almost identical, but they’re very different beasts beneath the surface. While the Stream Mini Desktop focuses on cloud storage and a low price point, the Pavilion Mini offers capable specs and Quad HD output support. Read More

Every poker player will have wished they had just a little more insight into a hand at some point. A new piece of software created by the Computer Poker Research Group at the University of Alberta, however, has no such crises of confidence. Cepheus has "solved" heads-up limit Texas hold 'em. Read More

Samsung has unveiled its first ever portable SSD at CES 2015, the SSD T1. Likened by the firm to the size of a business card, it weighs in at just 30 g (1 oz), and boasts transfer speeds of up to 450 MB per second and a maximum capacity of 1 TB. Read More

Thin is something that will never go out of style in the realm of consumer electronics. Seagate has long adhered to this idea and continues in this vein with the launch of the world's thinnest 500 GB portable HDD, the Seagate Seven. Read More

ThinkPad is a name with some history behind it that shows no signs of slowing down, even after two decades, the sale of the laptop and tablet line to Lenovo from IBM, and Apple's more successful co-opting of the word "pad" as a suffix in the name of its hit tablet. To kick off CES 2015 in Las Vegas this week, Lenovo announced a refresh of its 14-inch ThinkPad ultrabook and the ThinkPad Stack, a collection of stackable accessories to increase the capabilities of a tablet or notebook. Read More
Samsung has unveiled two new systems that will be on show at CES next week. There’s a focus on displays, with a curved screen on the company’s new All-in-One and a pixel-dense LED panel on the ATIV Book 9 thin-and-light laptop. Both systems hit a high-end price point and are set for release in Q1 2015. Read More

LG has just announced that it is going to be showing off a monitor at CES 2015 that could have PC gamers drooling. The company is presenting an ultra-wide monitor with AMD FreeSync, a feature designed to create smoother motion while gaming. Read More

Ur/Web is a new approach to coding for the Web set out in a white paper being presented by MIT researcher Adam Chlipala. Built on the foundations of the existing Haskell and ML code family, Ur/Web extends the Ur language to include a library of rules useful in a web development context. It has the potential to significantly streamline web development, taking the stack of technologies which make up a website and putting them all inside a single application that compiles all the required XML, JavaScript, SQL and CSS. Read More
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