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What is Microsoft Sway?

Last week Microsoft announced the general release of its Sway digital storytelling app. Sway, which is part of Microsoft Office and designed for creating presentations, is in many ways an alternative to PowerPoint. But what is the difference and what can it do?Read More

Google just became part of a new company called Alphabet

Today Google, the company, is smaller while the Google universe seems to be expanding with the announcement by CEO Larry Page of a new umbrella company, called Alphabet, which will include a stripped down Google focused on search and Internet products and other companies like Calico operating as subsidiaries of the new company.Read More

Epson "supertank" printers come with up to 2 years worth of ink

Epson has a new line of printers designed to tackle one of the most irritating aspects of printing – the need to change ink cartridges, often at the most inconvenient times. On Tuesday, the company unveiled a line of five new "supertank" all-in-one color printers with large ink reservoirs that can go up to two years without needing replacement. Read More

Intel and Micron announce memory breakthrough

If being a processor chip was a human job, it would be one of the most boring. That's because modern processors spend a lot of their time doing not much of anything, as they wait for the slower memory chips to catch up with them. But that may change if Intel Corporation and Micron Technology's new 3D XPoint (3D Crosspoint) technology pans out. Described by the makers as a "major breakthrough in memory process technology," it's the first new class of non-volatile memory to be released since 1989 and is reportedly 1,000 times faster than NAND flash memory.Read More

Cusby transforms lone Macbook USB-C port into an a-la-carte device hub

The new USB-C connection is powerful, versatile, and poised to shape the future of many consumer electronic devices. But despite this promise, new Macbook owners accustomed to having separate ports for HDMI, USB, and/or video, may find a single USB-C port to be rather limiting. Cusby is a compact, modular and expandable adapter designed to make the transition to a USB-C future a bit easier.Read More

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Review: Logitech MX Anywhere 2 does multi-device mousing right

Despite the rise of touchscreens, for many people the humble mouse remains the primary computing input device, requiring the right amount of comfort and precision for the user. Just as with tools in the garage or utensils in the kitchen, quality makes a big difference on overall experience. We give the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 mouse a spin, click, and scroll to see how it handles.Read More

PhotoFast flashdrive speedily shuffles data between Lightning and USB 3.0 devices

When it comes to portable gadgets, small, fast, and capable are ideal attributes to look for. Devices that are compatible across multiple platforms also provide users the added benefits of convenience and consolidation. PhotoFast's latest accessory, the i-FlashDrive Max USB 3.0, merges those desirable features into an ultra-small, ultra-speedy flash drive for fast data transfer between Mac, iOS, Windows, and Linux systems.Read More

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