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Convertible notebooks are a dime a dozen these days, so it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd. Toshiba has just poked its head through the fog with the Satellite Radius 12, which is the company’s stunning hardware showcase for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Front and center is the 12.5-inch display, which features a resolution
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If you're an old school gamer, then you probably remember Razer's original Diamondback mouse. Released in late 2004 at the World Cyber Games, it was one of Razer's earliest products, with only the Boomslang (multiple versions) and Viper predating it. If you were a fan of the Diamondback, you'll be happy to know that Razer is bringing it back. This
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It's no secret that Google's Chrome browser loves to hog RAM. In fact, it sometimes seems like it wouldn't matter how much RAM is tossed at the browser - it's going to find a way to eat it up. Months ago, I had such bad experiences with this that the browser would lag my entire PC (and that was with 16GB of RAM!), an issue that a subsequent
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Samsung announced their latest smartwatches a couple of days ago, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic. We’ve got all of the initial details and imagery from Samsung’s release posted here if you’d like to check them out. To quickly reiterate some particulars, both of these smartwatches feature 11.4mm thin casings and 1.2-inch, 360x360 displays
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When it comes to Intel’s Skylake processors, we’ve already got you covered things on the desktop side with a review of the Intel Core i7-6700K and the Z170 chipset. We followed that up with an in-depth look at Skylake’s Gen9 graphics architecture. Now Intel is following up on its Skylake bonanza by opening the floodgates on at least two dozen
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Nintendo began selling its super sized (and confusingly named) "New Nintendo 3DS XL" handheld console in the U.S. market back in February of this year for $200, and later this month, the regular version will available too. Set for a September 25 release, the more compact version will debut at $220 as part of a special bundle. The bundle
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The Nexus 6 launched nearly a year ago with a price tag of $649. At the time, it was a pretty fair price given the high-end specs that the device shipped with: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, 5.96-inch QHD display, and up to 64GB of internal storage. A year is an eternity in the smartphone world, and some pricing adjustments have
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It was just last month that we raved about the Asus ROG G751, which hammered our gaming benchmarks. Now, Asus is taking the wraps off its latest gaming laptop series, the ROG G752. Sporting Skylake processors and Nvidia graphics up to a GTX 980M, the three new ROG models look like they’ll be bringing even more muscle to your game. The systems
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If there's one thing I love, it's beer and graphics. Alright - that might be two things, but when I have beer on the mind, it tends to override other less important brain processes. I imagine it's quite hard, too, for Jason Cohen, CEO of Analytical Flavor Systems. He has to do his job without overdoing the ice cold brews. But, his resistance
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As consumers, the sheer number of different codecs available for a given media type can be downright frustrating. There's a reason a multitude of devices exist that help transcode streams to be playable on another device - there's been a lack of a standard, so we have no choice but to bend over backwards and jump through hurdles in order to
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Lenovo is beefing up its reliable ThinkPad E Series notebooks with a late summer/early fall refresh. The ThinkPad E Series is aimed at the bread and butter of the business notebook sector and is available in both 14-inch and 15.6-inch form-factors. This time around, Lenovo has four base configurations for the E-Series, with the E460 (14-inch)
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When I was a high school student, there was no such thing as Google. And today? Without the resources to ping every current student at all levels of education, I'd be willing to wager the vast majority of them use Google for more than just searching cat memes on the web. Google's evolved over the years, and to reflect that, the company is
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Create, Analyze, Write, Report, Breath-in, Breath-out.
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  • Forbes
    Contributor, 2013 - present
    Dave Altavilla covers breakout news and technologies in the mobile, desktop and datacenter industries.
  • HotHardware.com
    Editor in Chief, Publisher, 1999 - present
    Dave Altavilla is the Founder & Editor in Chief of HotHardware.com, a computing a technology reviews and news website for enthusiasts, gadget freaks and IT Professionals.
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Cape Cod, Mendon, MA
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Dave Altavilla is Editor in Chief at HotHardware.com, a Technology-focused web publication bringing news and reviews on computer products, gadgets, mobile computing and related technologies.
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David Altavilla is a Journalist and Editor in Chief at HotHardware.com and has a column with Forbes as well. 

Dave has been immersed in the technology scene for decades. With a fascination for technology, I am blessed to have the ability to work with it for a living.
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Trained in martial arts but need to get back to it some day soon. Fish lover and sushi addict. Dad was a Lobster Fisherman.
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  • Fitchburg State University
    Business - Technology
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