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Living With a Chromebook: Can You Live With Just a Chrome Browser?

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Chromebooks are becoming more popular, with Samsung’s $249 Chromebook garnering solid reviews and decent sales. But a Chromebook still seems a bit scary — how do you live with just a Chrome browser? Is that really enough for a laptop? Go To Full Article

Will the Windows 8.1 Start Button Open a Start Menu or the Start Screen?

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Our last edition of WIG for April is filled with news link coverage on topics such as Microsoft has issued a new version of the security update pulled on Patch Tuesday, Google Glass has now been hacked, Apple has added… Go To Full Article

LG Optimus F5 mid-range LTE smartphone hits France April 29

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LG's F-series handsets may not be in the same class an HTC One or GS4, but we can't help but appreciate the solid specs and LTE-goodness baked into these mid-range devices. Following a debut alongside its F7 sibling at MWC,… Go To Full Article

BIWIN – More Than Just Flash Products

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April 29th, 2013, China – BIWIN, the world-leading expert in the development and manufacture of NAND flash memory, announced the start of the sales for its commercial and industrial grade SSD product lines in Russia, Japan, Germany, and the U.S.A.… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy S 4 drops original TecTile support, requires new TecTile 2

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Don't get too attached to that collection of TecTiles if you're upgrading to a Galaxy S 4. AnandTech has discovered that Samsung's newer phone includes an NFC chipset that can't read the older TecTiles, which rely on a less common… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy S4: OLED Challenging the Best LCDs

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DisplayMate did a screen test on a pre-production flagship smartphone unit from Samsung - the Galaxy S4, and they concluded that it is just as good as the "Retina" display on the iPhone 5. Go To Full Article

Uncover gives your MacBook's lid a new, Apple-less kind of glow

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Etsy stickers adorning your MacBook's lid, oft making a cute play on the presence of that glowing Apple? That's so 2012. Uncover, a Dutch company showcasing its talents here at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam this week, has crafted… Go To Full Article

Google Just Fixed the Worst Part About Microsoft Office

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Google announced on Friday that with the latest version of Chrome Beta, users will be able to open Microsoft Office files from within Google Chrome, saving time from slow opening Office files and minimizing the threat of malware attacks. In… Go To Full Article

GTA5 Trailers Will Be Revealed Next Week

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Rockstar Games is tantalizingly slow in releasing trailers for the upcoming debut of Grand Theft Auto 5 in September, but next week the developers have promised to make the wait worthwhile with three character trailers being introduced on Tuesday.… Go To Full Article

Hand placing flash die to make USB drives

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It’s a stretch to call this one a hack, but USB thumb drives are around us constantly and we always assumed that the boards inside were machine populated (like with a pick and place machine). [Bunnie] tells us otherwise. He… Go To Full Article

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