Dell Turns XPS 13 Into a Convertible

From PC Mag: The deluge of CES PC product announcements begins with Dell this year, thanks to its new XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop.

The Dell XPS 13 is a well-regarded Windows ultraportable laptop. And while it has been updated with seventh-generation Intel Core processors, now you can buy one with an articulating hinge that converts the laptop through Laptop, Stand, Tablet, and Tent modes. It's a natural fit if you want more tactile interaction with your computer, but don't want to give up access to the keyboard.

Samsung unveils new Galaxy A phones

From CNET: Samsung is kicking off 2017 with budget phone buyers in mind.

The electronics giant on Monday introduced its updated Galaxy A series phones: the 5.7-inch A7, 5.2-inch A5 and 4.7-inch A3. The 2017 versions of these phones come with a handful of upgrades, like IP68 water and dust resistance, and improved 16-megapixel front and rear cameras.

New AMD Radeon website counts down to Vega graphics card architecture preview

From PC World: The wait for more details about Vega, AMD’s forthcoming enthusiast-class Radeon graphics card architecture, will soon be over.

This morning, AMD’s social media channels teased a new Ve.ga website featuring a countdown to a “Vega architecture preview.” The clock runs out at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on January 5, the opening day of CES 2017.

Apple to cut iPhone production by 10 percent, report says

From CNET: Apple is cutting production of iPhones by 10 percent in the first three months of 2017, according to a report published Friday in the Japanese business paper the Nikkei Asian Review.

It would be the second year in a row in which the tech giant scaled back production of its flagship product, the report said. The paper based its analysis on numbers from Apple's suppliers. The cuts would include production of the most recent iPhone models, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Where do you go for phone repairs?

Manufacturer or manufacturer-approved shops
47% (65 votes)
Independent shops
24% (33 votes)
I do it myself
12% (16 votes)
I don't bother
17% (23 votes)
Total votes: 137

SilverStone ARM23BS Review

Last month, I was telling one of my friends how I would be going to see a play with my compadre. She asked how much it cost, so I told her the price, including the fact my ticket was more expensive than my compadre's. Due to her curiosity, she asked why. At this point, I could have told her the true answer, as the theater had discounts for student pricing compared to non-student pricing. However, considering how gullible this friend is, I first told her the theater was involved in a feminist movement, and so male attendees would have to pay more. This friend was shocked for a second, but before I let her respond, I quickly told her I was kidding. I then made up the fact the theater required us to report our personal income, and so my ticket would be pricier since I was working. By now, I thought she would have seen through all the complexities and called me out on my lies, but again rather than objecting, she just commented on how weird it was. If there is anything I learned from this, other than confirming her gullibility, is the fact sometimes the simplest answer is not always the most obvious or accepted solution. A lot of different venues charge based on either age or employment status, but to her, it was not the most immediate answer. On an aside, it could also just be a specific issue with this particular friend. Today, we have a pretty simple looking way to mount two monitors on a single stand in the SilverStone ARM23BS. Taking a look at the manufacturer's website, this may look like a pretty normal way to solve such a problem, but is it actually the case? Hopefully this review will answer your questions and more about the SilverStone ARM23BS!

NZXT Kraken X52 Review (Page 1 of 4)

Calgary has some of the strangest weather I have ever experienced. Back in South Africa, we also had some strange weather changes, where it would be cloudy and rainy and then suddenly sunny and warm. Calgary also has similar issues. It can be warm, and just a little while later, a full on storm could be blowing through. So far, our winter this year has been fairly mild, but this week has been, in Canadian terms, a little chilly eh? Temperatures are hanging out around -15 to -20 degrees Celsius without windchill. Mornings are usually the worst, with having to scrape the ice off of my car's windshield, and also having to heat it up. Luckily, I do not have a long walk to the university anymore, so I do not have to spend much time outside. Sometimes, you have to make the best out of bad weather, which, if you take a page out of Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Kwan's book, would be to stick your computer outside and let nature do the cooling for you, haha. Just for the sake of testing though. I do not think it will be always too consistent, especially when the weather suddenly changes. The Calgary weather forecast was fairly consistent with it just being cold for the last few weeks, which is a nice change in a sense. Consistency, I think, is desirable and key, especially if it comes to the temperatures inside of your computer. I would be fairly concerned if the temperatures of my computer's components fluctuate randomly from very hot to cool randomly. Today, we have the NZXT Kraken X52 all-in-one liquid cooler. Perhaps this one will keep the temperatures in your computer under control? Let us find out.

Amazon Teases Game, App Discounts for 'Digital Day'

From PC Mag: Christmas has come and gone, but holiday shopping deals aren't over yet at Amazon, which is planning a first-of-its-kind "Digital Day" on Friday that will discount movies, TV shows, music, apps, and games by as much as 80 percent.

Amazon will offer the deepest price cuts on video games, while movies and TV shows will sell for up to 50 percent off, and other content like comics and apps will receive discounts of up to 75 percent.

Microsoft foresees AR tracking your keys, milk, entire life

From CNET: Want a virtual assistant that means you won't lose anything ever again? A patent application filed by Microsoft hints at that future.

The technology described in the patent filing, published Thursday, would bring sophisticated, automatic object tracking to augmented reality. A cousin of VR, which creates an entirely digital experience, augmented (or mixed) reality blends the real and virtual worlds into a seamless experience -- think Pokemon Go.

Super Mario Run appears in the Play Store with a 'pre-register' button

From PC World: Super Mario Run is the hottest thing since sliced app updates over in the iOS App Store, but Nintendo is about to send Mario running to the Play Store.

A listing for Super Mario Run is live, and you can click the big friendly “Pre-register” button if you’d like a notification sent to your device when the game is ready for download. (You’ll still have to initiate the download yourself—don’t worry about it auto-downloading when you aren’t on Wi-Fi, or anything like that.)

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