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These Two Computers Get Better When You Dock Them

Acer is serious about external graphics — the idea that you can plug a graphics card into a relatively weak computer and make it more powerful whenever you need. How serious? The company will sell two computers with external graphics in mind, starting this year.


Alienware's Small Gaming Desktop Is Getting A Big Boost

Alienware generally makes giant honking gaming computers. There are two exceptions: The tiny Alpha, and the console-sized X51 desktop. And today the X51 is getting some pretty huge additions — including custom liquid cooling, PCIe solid state storage and external graphics.


AMD's Powerful New R9 Nano Graphics Card Fits In Small Places

This year, I bought myself an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card. It was time to upgrade. And I was pleasantly surprised to find I could buy a mini version of one of the best cards ever made. Now, I can potentially fit my beefy gaming PC into a console-sized case. But a new card from AMD is about to do small and powerful even better.


Windows 10 Is Doing Pretty OK Actually

Windows 8 wasn’t exactly a beloved operating system, but it sure seems like its successor is off to a pretty good start! Today, Windows VP Yusuf Mehdi tweeted that more than 75 million devices are running the updated Windows 10 operating system.


Computer Programs Can Be As Biased As Humans

Computer programs might not be as objective and unbiased as they seem, according to new research. The software that process job applications, housing loan decisions, and other data that impacts people’s lives might be picking up biases along the way.


Does Windows 10 Make Sense On A Big Touchscreen PC?

I own a Dell XPS One 27 — a giant touchscreen PC. It’s basically a huge 27-inch monitor with an entire computer crammed inside. The Windows equivalent of an iMac. I like the compact, integrated design so much I’ve bought two of them over the years, but I’ve never really had a need for the touchscreen — it’s just kind of there.


Giz Explains: Why Are URLs Full Of Garbage Characters?

#?&%! Why do some URLs look like cuss words in comic books? We have the answer.


Casinos And Con Men: The Hustler Origins Of Wearable Computers 

Be healthier! Be less distracted! Be more efficient! The wearable tech market is gripped by the idea of quantifying positive change. Fitbits and Apple Watches are shilled as objects that will make us the best versions of ourselves.


I've Ignored 1383 Emails In The Last Three Weeks And Haven't Missed A Thing

I had a sort of epiphany a few weeks ago when I was sitting in the sun looking at my phone one afternoon; How much nicer would my life be if I didn’t spend half of it deleting the emails of no consequence that appear on my phone every 15 minutes?


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