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Adrian Diaconescu

Adrian Diaconescu

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Adrian is a mobile aficionado since the days of the Nokia 3310, and a PC enthusiast since Windows 98. Later, he discovered that writing about the gear he's so enamored with was pretty much his only semi-marketable skill. A small blog came into being, then freelance gig after freelance gig in the tech-centric wide web. The rest, as they say, is history, and history can only be written from an Eastern European basement.

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AMD’s CTO says Chromebooks aren’t a good fit for its chips

Before speculation can even spark up, an AMD executive has adamantly denied its company is interested in diving into the Chromebook sea.
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Intel’s best NUC is right around the corner, with Core i7 Broadwell power and Iris 6100 graphics

We already knew Intel would fit a Core i7 processor into the NUC, but it turns out the company plans to cram Iris 6100 graphics in, too.
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Workstations don’t come more ‘professional’ than the 36-core Boxx Apexx 5

With up to 36 cores of Intel Xeon processing power, and room for five top-shelf Nvidia Quadro GPUs, the Boxx Apexx 5 is one of the quickest workstations.
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The Shuttle DS57U isn’t the smallest ‘slim PC’ in the world, but it’s fanless

It's (relatively) small, fanless, powered by Intel Broadwell, and targets DIY enthusiasts. It's Shuttle's newest slim PC.
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Nvidia’s GTX 970 memory woes lead to class action lawsuit

Arguing the capabilities of the controversial GTX 970 video card were misrepresented, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Nvidia.
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Suffering from video woes on an old MacBook Pro? Apple comes to rescue, free of charge

Apple is offering free repairs for 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pros manufactured between 2011 and 2013 with various video defects or random reboots.
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Updated: Nvidia deactivates GeForce 900M laptop overclocking, then recants

In a mind-boggling move, Nvidia has just shut the door on GeForce GTX 900M series GPU overclocking. Here's why.
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Microsoft irons out Windows 10 kinks, setting the stage for new Tech Preview build

Microsoft is taking care of a few small but nasty bugs with hotfixes in preparation for the new preview build of Windows 10, which is coming soon.
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Got an old Surface RT? Microsoft will give you a massive discount on a new Pro 3

Owners of old Surface tablets from all generations should be happy to hear Microsoft now lets them easily trade up to a brand-new Pro 3.
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Sixth-generation Intel Skylake processors tipped to debut in August, not June

There's no movement expected on the Intel processor upgrade front until August, new reports claim, when Skylake should see daylight at IDF.
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Panasonic’s Toughbook 54 is the smallest semi-rugged notebook yet

Panasonic's newest Toughbook is robust yet slim, and can knock your socks off with up to 18-hour battery life while packing Intel Broadwell power.
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Intel’s new quartet of 18-core Xeon E7 chips offer different flavors of fast

Rumor has it Intel is looking to further strengthen its server-destined Xeon chip portfolio with a slew of Haswell-based models, including 18-core beasts.
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Dell’s new Chromebook, Latitude laptop and Venue tablets are made to last

Dell has a new portfolio of education-centric machines to showcase, the most intriguing is a new, rugged Chromebook 11 and its Windows counterpart.
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Get ready to welcome Intel’s slimmer, faster Core M chips in the second half of 2015

Intel is prepping a Core M processor upgrade based on the next-gen Skylake micro architecture. Slim designs and energy efficiency remain the primary goals.
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Microsoft quashes various critical Internet Explorer bugs, leaves a big one standing

Microsoft's February Patch Tuesday sees a bundle of Internet Explorer security flaws erased, but not the one that recently made headlines.
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Two gigabytes of free Google Drive storage is only a security checkup away

For a limited time only, Google grants its Drive users a free 2GB plan upgrade after a simple, quick and hassle-free security checkup.
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VESA makes 8K laptops and tablets possible with eDP 1.4a standard

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has published the eDP version 1.4a specifications, and 8K laptop support headlines the "changelog".
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Google fights Chromebook thieves with Chrome OS remote disable function

Chromebook Enterprise and Education users can now lock their computers remotely in case of theft or misplacement as long as they run Chrome OS version 40+.
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Look out, Nvidia, AMD Radeon 300 Series GPUs Are (Almost) Ready to Rumble

After more than a year of R&D work, AMD confirms a high-end Radeon R9 290X follow-up is coming soon, as part of the "exciting" 300 series of GPUs.
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A new day, a new hack attack, with health giant Anthem the latest cyber-victim

Health insurance provider Anthem is the latest high-profile victim of a major cyber-security breach. Find out all the details here.
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Internet Explorer users, be warned, a critical XSS bug is lurking in the shadows

Yet another security vulnerability threatens to wreak havoc in Internet Explorer, granting complete remote manipulation of a Windows user's web traffic.
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Need more PCIe bandwidth for your crazy gaming rig? Intel’s Skylake chipsets may help

Leaked slides show that Intel's Skylake chipsets will support the PCI Express 3.0 standard and up to ten USB 3.0 ports when they arrive later this year.
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A $35 computer can run Windows 10? Latest Raspberry Pi is a powerhouse

To everyone's surprise, an all-new Raspberry Pi has been launched at the same $35 price point with far superior hardware and software support.
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Tired of using a password to unlock your Chromebook? Try your Android instead!

Smart Lock has made its way through Google's various Chrome OS channels and is now available for all Chromebook users who also own Android 5.0 devices.
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LibreOffice inches closer to Office’s functionality with 4.4 update

LibreOffice, already one of the best open source Microsoft Office alternatives, was made better today, via an update to version 4.4.
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Microsoft’s Sway grows friendlier to external content sources with embeds and more

Sway, a presentation web app very similar to PowerPoint, has been updated by Microsoft to support embeds from various third-party content sources.
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Nvidia vows to assist GTX 970 refunds, roll out performance-improving driver update

After acknowledging the 4GB GeForce GTX 970 GPU is essentially limited to using 3.5GB of VRAM at full speed, Nvidia has promised refunds and driver updates.
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Spartan browser may be minimalist, but you’ll still be able to use extensions

Extension support is now a guarantee for a "future update" of Project Spartan, Microsoft's primary Windows 10 browser.
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Dell pokes Apple’s Retina with a 4K MacBook Pro competitor for less cash

4K resolution and Thunderbolt 2.0 lead the impressive list of Precision M3800 upgrades, making Dell claim the workstation is superior to MacBook Pros.
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Intel beefs up NUC roster by loosing details of Core i7 variant

Intel has done it, putting an uber-fast Core i7 Broadwell processor on a teeny tiny NUC mini-PC. This is due out in Q2.
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Not a moment too soon, Apple gears up to quash Wi-Fi bugs in OS X Yosemite

The end to everyone's OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi woes should be nigh, with a 10.10.2 update reportedly ready to move out of beta.
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HP Spectre 13 x360 breaks cover online, mates flexible hinge with 5th-gen Intel processors

HP has an impressive 13.3-inch convertible laptop in the pipeline, it seems, with Intel Broadwell inside and a 2,560 x 1,440 pix resolution touchscreen.
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You’ve seen PCs-on-a-stick, now it’s time for a PC-on-a-mouse

Ever dreamed of owning a device that blends a mouse and full-featured desktop PC into one? The Mouse Box does just that.
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Office 2016 and universal Office apps on schedule for general availability ‘later this year’

Office 2016 for PCs and Office universal apps for Windows 10 are rolling out in the second half of 2015, according to official Microsoft statements.