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    One Fewer Thing

    One Fewer Thing

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    It pains me to admit this, but I've come to the conclusion that Apple was right to drop the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. And while there may be some short-term pain from this change, the firm's ability to push forward is both notable and---God help me---even admirable.

    Apple iPhone 7 Preview

    Apple iPhone 7 Preview

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    Today, Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in what can only be described as the most-telegraphed Apple event of all time. And that's too bad, really: Apple rumors are a big deal for some reason, but it's astonishing that every single iPhone 7 feature was leaked previous to this event.

    HP Elite Slice Preview

    HP Elite Slice Preview

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    At IFA 2016 today, HP announced the new Elite Slice modular PC. No, it's not the first modular PC system. But thanks to its cable-less USB-C connectivity and stellar design, this new small form factor PC could very well trigger a rethinking of the desktop PC market.

    Thurrott Daily: August 18

    Thurrott Daily: August 18

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Bing goes to the Olympics, a big sale on PCs at the Microsoft Store, new Nokia smartphones are confirmed, a Lenovo profit is driven by a real estate sale not by PCs, and AT&T raises prices for some, lowers prices for others.

    BYOPC: Use a Mini-PC as a "Woku"

    BYOPC: Use a Mini-PC as a “Woku”

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    A few days ago, I wrote about building a Windows 10-based Roku-type device that one could use to inexpensively and elegantly access Windows 10-based media apps and services in the living room. But you may not need to build anything: You could of course simply use a very low-end Windows 10 PC instead.

    HP Updates Its Affordable Stream Laptops

    HP Updates Its Affordable Stream Laptops

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    When HP began engineering its PC comeback a few years ago, it started from an unlikely place: A family of low-cost but high quality Stream laptops. This week, the firm has announced the first major revamping of this lineup, which now offers thinner and lighter designs, longer battery life and better connectivity.

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