Author: James

Acer Launches TravelMate X3 Notebook for Design-Minded Professionals

The Acer TravelMate X349 announced today is a 14-inch notebook aimed at professional users. It has an impressive battery life of up to 10 hours and a sleek, all-aluminium chassis that’s less than 18 mm thin and weighs 1.53KG. The notebook can be fitted with Intel Core 6th generation processors, paired with DDR4 RAM. Storage is via an SSD to give the machine more run time and faster access to data and software. The chassis of the machine is aluminium and it has brushed-metal finish. The 14-inch screen has IPS technology and 1920 x 1080 native resolution. The display...

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Google is building two Android Wear smartwatches with Google Assistant integration

Android Police is reporting that they have a very reliable source claiming that Google is currently building two Android Wear devices – possibly Nexus-branded – for release sometime after the latest Nexus phones are announced. One watch will be larger, sportier, and more fully-featured (LTE, GPS, heart rate), the other will be smaller and lack the aforementioned mobile data and GPS. It is believed that both watches will be circular and have the codenames of Angelfish and Swordfish. Angelfish will have GPS, LTE, and a heart-rate monitor, giving it the ability to be a true “standalone” Android Wear device....

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The best football apps on Android

Underdogs Wales are out of the Euros and the finals will be held on Sunday. Fear not though as you only have to wait another month before the Premier league kicks off again. To celebrate the pending start of the Premier League next month, I have compiled a list of my favourite football Apps available on Android now. You can find most of the Apps in the Google Play Store. Sky Sports for Android With the Sky Sports for Android app, you can stay up to speed with all the action from all the major sporting events as they...

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Some Radeon RX 480 4GB models are flashable to 8GB

According to posters on Tweakers.net, confirmed in a blog post by the site, selected 4GB RX 480 models have been found with 8GB of memory physically on-board. Previously, AMD had suggested that that 4GB/8GB split between the two models was hard rather than soft. This is not an unheard of modification from AMD or other hardware companies. In the past the AMD 7950 was upgradable to the 7970 and selected AMD X3 Phonoms could have a 4th core unlocked. The reason behind these possible upgrades is that it is often cheaper to produce 1 hardware configuration then disabling features via software,...

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Buyer’s guide: Choosing a 3D printer

Are you in the market to buy a new 3D printer? Whether it’s for your business or just personal use, it can be confusing enough to choose the perfect one needed with so many available and not knowing where to begin. 3D printing is still very new and is only just moving into the mainstream. So, if you’re unsure where to start, here’s some clever advice to consider, from German online electronics retailer, reichelt.co.uk. 3D Printing Technology The first thing to understand is the technology used in these devices. Most 3D printers use a process called “Fused Deposition Modelling”...

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