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Beware bad USB-C cables, Google engineer warns—while naming names

Non-compliant USB-C cables could damage your gear, Google engineer warns.

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12 extreme, obscenely expensive laptop bags

All laptop bags are not created equally … and some cost a lot more than others. These 12 lavish notebook satchels may not be in your price range (unless you're a Saudi prince) but they're sure to inspire envy, confusion, disdain, or some odd combination of these emotions.


Microsoft finally gets real about HoloLens's field of view

New video shows what it's really like to use the new hardware, clipping and all

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Microsoft gets into the phone charger business with Portable Dual line

If you want a Microsoft-branded phone charger to go along with your new Lumia or Surface 3, Microsoft can oblige with its new Portable Dual chargers.


Microsoft employees hack up the coolest Surface Pro 3 dock you can't buy

Forget the official Surface Pro 3 docking station. A bunch of Microsoft employees came up with something better as part of a company hackathon.

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Zensors app lets you crowdsource live camera monitoring

Workers in the cloud can train machine learning tools to take over monitoring tasks

This trackpad is the size of your thumbnail

Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype trackpad that’s the size of a stick-on nail and controlled by running a finger over its surface.

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HDMI 2.0 finally appears in a pair of Viewsonic 4K monitors

The dream of driving 4K at 60Hz is finally reality thanks to these two displays--assuming you also have an HDMI 2.0 graphics card.

Flash drives in mobile devices to become faster with new standard

JEDEC's eMMC 5.1 standard will also secure storage on mobile devices.

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Citrix develops mouse to make iPads, iPhones more Windows friendly

The mouse uses Citrix's Receiver client to interact with remote Windows apps

OfficeIQ adds sensor intelligence to your standing desk

Push notifications, gamification, and calendar integration work together to nudge you into better habits.