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Nvidia's first-ever PC mod lures Fallout 4 players to Vault 1080

Nvidia's getting into PC mods with Vault 1080 for Fallout 4, a spooky side quest rife with GameWorks visual technologies.

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Acer's convertible Chromebook R 13 is designed to welcome Android apps

Acer's versatile Chromebook R 13 is one good device to run Android apps because it can be a laptop or tablet.

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Battlefield 1 beta impressions: Riding an armored train through the middle of hell

We spent a few hours with Battlefield 1's beta and managed to shoot down a plane with a cannon. A cannon mounted on the front of a train. You might want to play this.

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Fujitsu's DRAM killer uses carbon nanotubes for a 1,000x performance boost

Fujitsu is now manufacturing a new storage-class memory made from carbon nanotubes that is 1,000 times faster than DRAM and has seemingly limitless endurance.

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Acer's new Spin laptops double as tablets and start at $250

Acer's new Spin laptops can be used as a Windows laptop or a Windows tablet.

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Acer's Pawbo gadgets will let you play with your pets when you're away from home

In the battle to sell more stuff to consumers, Acer has a new target: your pets.

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Z-Wave (part of it, at least) becomes an open smart-home standard

Sigma Designs has released crucial software elements of its Z-Wave technology into the public domain.

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Sunrise Calendar is gone, and Microsoft Outlook can't replace it

Contrary to Microsoft's word, Outlook has not adopted Sunrise's more popular features.

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Bang & Olufsen's Dalek-esque BeoSound wireless speakers project music 360 degrees

Audiophiles may roll their eyes at the very idea of portable Bluetooth speakers, but high-design hi-fi firm Bang & Olufsen just unveiled two of them in Berlin.

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Dropbox made you change your password because 68 million accounts were hacked

Dropbox’s move last week to ask users who had signed up before mid-2012 to change their account passwords followed the discovery of a dump of some 68 million email addresses and passwords.

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How to use Windows 10's Battery Saver mode

Battery Saver in Windows 10 is a handy feature for anyone who prefers to keep their power cords at home.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 will power Google's VR-capable Daydream phones

The first smartphones to use Google's Daydream virtual reality platform are coming later this year, and many could have Qualcomm's latest processor, the Snapdragon 821.

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Windows 10 Mobile review: Small fixes show this plucky phone OS won’t give up

Windows 10 Mobile's Anniversary Update is a leap of faith for a lonely phone OS, but a new Wallet app and wireless Continuum options prove Microsoft isn't ready to give up.

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Acer's Predator 21 X is the first laptop with a curved screen

Acer's Predator 21 X is stuffed with cutting-edge tech: a curved screen, a Kaby Lake CPU, and even Tobii eye-tracking. Dual GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI mean it's ready for the most intensive gameplay.

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Acer's Swift 7 is the leanest laptop ever

Acer's Swift 7 narrowly wins at just 9.98 mm compared to the 10.4-mm HP Spectre 13.3. A Kaby Lake CPU and SSD squeeze into its slender shell.