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Microsoft has announced a number of new products, including the Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Studio 2 and the all new Surface Headphones. This means that, barring the Surface Book, Microsoft’s entire line of Surface devices has been refreshed. In the case of the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2, a slick new colour option has also been added to the mix in the form of matte black.

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The Dell XPS, Apple MacBook and several other systems on the market have decided to put all their eggs in the USB-C basket. And that's proving to be an epic pain with suitable devices, cables and other peripherals still relatively hard to get. So is it worth the fuss?

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In a hot tub in 2012, physicist Seth Lloyd pitched a quantum internet application to Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page. He called it Quoogle: a search engine that, using mathematics based on the physics of subatomic particles, returns results without ever actually knowing the query. Such an advance would require an entirely new kind of memory, called qRAM, or quantum random access memory.

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USB-C is a hot mess of confusion that can leave even the savviest tech geek scratching their head. Some cables are good for charging laptops while others will only work with phones. What's going on? Here are all the facts in one place.

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You’ve had all the slowdowns and crashes and bugs you can take—it’s time to upgrade your computer. While the thought of shopping around for new components or a whole new machine might fill you with dread and foreboding, it doesn’t have to be a stressful process, and this guide will serve as your one-stop shop for all the information you need to have on hand.

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Whether you're after a new gaming rig or something a little simpler, when it's time to get a new PC the toughest decision is not which bells to include and which whistles to exclude but whether you should build it yourself or just buy a pre-built computer.

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As with most things tactile, one's choice of computing peripherals is a deeply personal decision, opinion and feel eclipsing evidence and logic. If there's any gadget this applies to more than others, it's the keyboard — specifically the type of switch. Mechanical dominates, while membrane gets a bad rap. I'm here to remind everyone about the long-forgotten, One True Switch — the scissor.

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Whether you're into coding, word processing or gaming, a mechanical keyboard can make a huge improvement to your output. Boasting individual mechanical switches underneath each key, they provide a higher level of reliability, are more durable and can even help with RSI. Plus, they just look and sound so cool.

This video breaks down all the reasons mechanical keyboard are worth your time.

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Dell is about to launch a new series of Alienware gaming machines - which means the old guard are now going for cheap. Well, "cheap" might be stretching it a bit, but you can score up to $600 off the RRP. Here are the best deals.

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I bet you own a few cords. You might have so many cords that they burst out behind your TV stand or below your desk. Play video games for any length of time and you'll acquire all sorts of cords you don't know what to do with. For just a few bucks you can rein that mess in though and make some sense of the cyberpunk sprawl lurking behind your TV or monitor.

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Last autumn Intel released Intel Optane memory. It was a smart use of a cool new memory type - the first memory type announced in decades, and it allowed you to double the speed of the clunky old hard drive you find in cheap computers. Now Intel is announcing a new variant of Intel Optane, the Intel Optane 800P. It's a tiny bootable drive that could make your computer ridiculously fast.

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Intel and AMD might be fierce competitors for decades, but that hasn't stopped the two chip makers from teaming up to create a new mobile CPU with souped up integrated GPU that will soon be found in gaming and professional laptops from many major computer makers. We've known about this plan since November, but now we have the details.

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Lance McDonald is an Australian video game developer with a particular passion for coding in BASIC. He made an entire video game, Black Annnex, in almost pure QBASIC.

So it's safe to say he knows his stuff. But the real question here is - does Bob from Stranger Things? In that episode, in that scene - just how legit was it? Lance knows.