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Need a new computer? Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM laptop just $350 on Amazon

Available for $350, the Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM laptop is a solid and affordable computer suited for general use. The 15-inch laptop runs on a seventh-generation Intel i3-7100U CPU and comes with a 1TB hard drive.
Computing

USB Killer V3 now comes with even more power and an ‘anonymous edition’

The makers of USB Killer released a third iteration of the device-frying hardware that can send powerful surges through devices. Even more worrying, the firm is selling an “anonymous edition” that looks like a normal USB.
Virtual Reality

U.K. hospital uses 360-degree video to reassure kids ahead of MRI scans

A hospital in the United Kingdom has launched a new app that allows children to familiarize themselves with the process of undergoing an MRI scan using 360-degree videos before they go in for the real procedure.
Product Review

Asus Zenbook UX330UA Review

Why pay more? Asus’ Zenbook UX330 is the only laptop you need.
Computing

Asus may reveal a refreshed ZenBook Flip UX300-Series 2-in-1 in late February

A pair of images have surfaced online revealing a handful of unannounced Asus devices, one of which is the ZenFlip UX370 2-in-1. The specs are unknown, but the company may rely heavily on Windows 10 "hero" features as a selling point.
Computing

AMD's Vega, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti may be unveiled on same day at 2017 GDC

AMD is holding its "Capsaicin and Cream" event during the 2017 Game Developers Conference, where it might talk about its upcoming Vega GPUs. Now, Nvidia has announced its own event the same day to talk about its Geforce GTX line of GPUs.
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FIU students develop solution for protecting smart homes during disasters

By making use of IBM's Watson, a pair of students at FIU developed a system capable of helping smart homes adapt to disasters in real time. If a riot broke out, it would have the ability to lock doors or increase police presence.
Computing

You can now control some Linksys Wi-Fi devices using new Amazon Alexa skills

Mesh systems and wireless routers made by Linksys have been added to the list of supported Alexa devices, including those in the Velop, WRT, and Max-Stream families, all of which have gained new Alexa skills.
Cool Tech

Algorithm predicts autism diagnosis in young children with 81 percent accuracy

A team of researchers have developed a deep learning algorithm that can accurately predict whether a child at high risk of autism is likely to be diagnosed with the disorder in early childhood.
Gaming

Ubisoft serves up the PC system requirements for upcoming ‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’

Ubisoft finally released the system requirements for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands. PC gamers will need at least 6GB of system memory, a GTX 1050, and an Intel Core i5-2400S to run the game at 720p.
Computing

MSI launches two teeny-tiny Radeon RX 460 graphics cards packed with dual fans

After launching the super-small Radeon RX-460-2G-OC and the RX-460-4G-OC graphics cards in August of 2016, MSI’s game of limbo continues. The company shows how low it can go with the RX-460-2GT-LP and the RX-460-4GT-LP graphics cards.
Computing

MacBook Pro Touch Bar support added to Office 2016 for all users

Apple's MacBook Pro Touch Bar display is valuable only to the extent that developers update their apps to support it. The Touch Bar recently received an important new champion as Microsoft added support to Office 2016 for Mac.