Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | HP steps up the design on its premium Envy lineup

Hexbyte – News – Computers\Tech | HP steps up the design on its premium Envy lineup

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Sarah Tew/CNET In between HP’s cutting-edge Spectre PC line and the mainstream Pavilion line are its Envy PCs, which have an air of luxury while still being reasonably priced. If you’re a fan of thin all-metal designs, higher quality components and extra features, you’ll want to check out the Envys. For 2018, HP has slimmed…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | GPU-equipped Ryzen Pros give AMD what it needs to conquer the corporate desktop

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | GPU-equipped Ryzen Pros give AMD what it needs to conquer the corporate desktop

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Enlarge / The dark block on the left is the four-core Zen CCX. On the right is the GPU. AMD has launched a new range of Ryzen Pro processors that gives the company an important new weapon in its competition with Intel. Last year, AMD introduced Ryzen Pro, a range of processors aimed at corporate…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Smart Compose and offline mode have arrived in Gmail

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Smart Compose and offline mode have arrived in Gmail

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As promised, Google has rolled out new key features for Gmail. Native offline mail support is now available after it was promised as a follow-up to the major redesign that launched late last month. You have to be using Chrome as your Web browser to access this feature, though. Additionally, Google has launched Smart Compose.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Cliff Bleszinski’s Boss Key Productions shuts down after three years

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Cliff Bleszinski’s Boss Key Productions shuts down after three years

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Enlarge / A scene from Lawbreakers Boss Key Productions, the studio behind gravity-bending shooter Lawbreakers and ’80s-themed battle royale game Radical Heights has shut down. Founder Cliff Bleszinski, previously best known for his role as director on the Gears of War series, announced the studio was “effectively no more” Monday afternoon on Twitter. “Lawbreakers was…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Defying Republicans, Senate Democrats schedule vote to save net neutrality

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Defying Republicans, Senate Democrats schedule vote to save net neutrality

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Enlarge / Democrats vs. Republicans. The US Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May 16 on whether to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules. Republican senators were hoping to avoid the vote, but Democrats are using a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to force the full Senate to vote. The CRA…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Lenovo hypes up an all-screen (no, really) flagship smartphone

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Lenovo hypes up an all-screen (no, really) flagship smartphone

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A drawing of the Lenovo Z5. Lenovo This is a full render of the corner of the phone. Lenovo The smartphone hype train is reaching full speed for a smartphone from—believe it or not—Lenovo, which has been teasing an all-screen, notchless smartphone on Chinese social media. People throw around the term “all-screen” far too often,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Download and play these Xbox Games Pass titles while you still can

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Download and play these Xbox Games Pass titles while you still can

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Enlarge / While still “over 100 Games,” the selection on Xbox Games Pass is set to get a bit smaller next month. Microsoft’s $10 per month Xbox Games Pass subscription service will be seeing the first significant reduction in its game library at the end of May. That’s when 21 available titles—primarily backward-compatible Xbox 360…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Homo naledi’s brain:  Like ours, but smaller

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | Homo naledi’s brain: Like ours, but smaller

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Homo naledi’s brain may have been small, but it looked surprisingly similar to ours, according to a new study that suggests that structure may have come before size in the evolution of hominin brains. Measurements of skull fragments indicate that Homo naledi’s brain was about the same size as that of an Australopithecine—the genus of…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | “Like stealing candy from a baby,” arrested teen says of his phishing efforts

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | “Like stealing candy from a baby,” arrested teen says of his phishing efforts

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The Concord Police Department, with their police dog “Dug,” arrested a teenage suspect believed to be involved in a phishing campaign at a local high school. Last week, police in Concord, California, arrested a high school student for allegedly deploying a series of phishing emails targeting teachers at his school in an attempt to change…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | A year ago, the NES Classic flew off the shelves—now it’s coming back

Hexbyte – Tech News – Computers | A year ago, the NES Classic flew off the shelves—now it’s coming back

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Enlarge / This is like one of those optical illusions… isn’t it? After plans for a summer re-launch were announced last September, the NES Classic Edition will be available once again starting on June 29 in both North America and Europe, Nintendo announced via Twitter last night. While the plug-and-play hardware saw widespread shortages during…