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HP is recalling 100,000 laptop batteries

It looks like Samsung isn’t the only company to run into some bad luck with batteries lately as HP has announced that it is recalling thousands of laptop batteries due to risk of overheating and catching fire. The recall affects 101,000 laptop batteries in total, all sold between March 2013 …

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ASUS debuts ZenBook UX430 and UX530 slimline laptops

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ASUS has debuted a new pair of laptops with ultra-thin bezels, with large displays and powerful internal hardware. The Zenbooks come packing i7 processors, half terabyte SSDs and as little additional plastic as possible, making them ultra-portable, but with the performance to make them functional too. The ZenBook UX430 has …

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Google has put a stop to Project Ara

Ever since the Phonebloks concept first hit the web, the idea of a modular smartphone has really took off and Google was the first to take the idea seriously, kicking off Project Ara. We have seen Ara evolve a lot over the last couple of years and just a few months …

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Asus ROG GL552VW Laptop Review

So you fancy an Asus Republic Of Gamers laptop but you don’t much fancy spending £1,500 on your new purchase. We feel your pain, but honestly can’t you trim your expectations? Surely you know an Asus ROG laptop is an expensive proposition? Well no, not necessarily. The new Asus ROG …

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Dell XPS 15 (2016) Review

Dell has been producing some of the most powerful gaming laptops since well before it purchased Alienware almost exactly a decade ago. The original XPS Gen2 was one of the most potent gaming laptops in its day, and the XPS brand has been synonymous with entertainment prowess ever since. However, …

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