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Gaming
Hands-on review: 16GB PNY XLR8 Gaming EPIC-X 3600MHz DDR4
PNY sent over its 16GB XLR8 Gaming EPIC-X 3600MHz CL16 DDR4 module kit for testing. The kit contains two 8GB dual-channel modules with RGB lighting.
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Gaming
PNY launches XLR8 Gaming EPIX memory products in A/NZ
PNY has launched its XLR8 Gaming EPIC-X RGB™ DDR4 Silver 3200MHz and 3600MHz memory products in Australia and New Zealand.
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PC Hardware
Hands-on review: Terra Master TD2 Thunderbolt 3 2-Bay DAS
Terra Master’s TD2 Thunderbolt 3 2-Bay direct-attached storage box is designed with the creative professional in mind
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Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies announces monitors for the professional at home
"The relevance of portable displays and video conferencing is more evident than ever before."
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IDC
Intel announces two new 11th Gen processors
Intel has announced the addition of two new processors for thin and light laptops to its lineup of 11th Gen U-Series Intel Core processors.
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IDC
Global PC market thrives despite semiconductor shortages
Expert analysts find that despite ongoing concerns around semiconductor shortages the PC market continues to be one of the many consumer technology markets that is thriving.
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PC Hardware
Kingston launches NV1 NVMe PCIe solid state drive
Aimed for use in laptops and small form factor PCs, these tiny but fast drives single-sided M.2 SSDs promise to be a great upgrade or new build storage solution. 
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5G
Sophos announces collaboration with Qualcomm for PC security
This unification enables a connected, interactive computing environment that combines smartphone and PC technology to deliver security capabilities and opportunities, the company states.
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PC Hardware
Hands-on review: Twelve South’s Curve Riser
As an Apple fan, Twelve South is one of my favourite brands to look at when organising a desk space. This time, I got the chance to take a look at the Curve Riser. 
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PC Hardware
Supercharge your workplace with these pimpin' deals from Ingram Micro & Lenovo
Does your workspace need a buff and a polish? Maybe some new gear could 
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PC Hardware
D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi 6 PCIe adapter with Bluetooth 5.1
The DWA-X3000 can achieve Wi-Fi speeds up to 2402Mbps (5GHz) + 600Mbps (2.4GHz) and is backwards compatible with 802.11ac/n/g/a/b technology.
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PC Hardware
Hands-on review: Acer Predator X38 37-inch gaming monitor
A good screen can make a huge difference in the gaming experience.
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PC Hardware
Hands-on review: Gigabyte RTX 3080 Gaming OC 10G graphics card
The card’s unquestionable performance makes it a very desirable solution for the more discerning PC gamer. 
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PC Hardware
Hands-on review: MSI Cubi 5 Mini-PC
Aimed at the business user or consumers looking for a media centre PC, the Cubi 5’s small footprint means that it can be tucked out of sight.
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PC Hardware
A sneak peek at HP's new line of laptops, PCs, monitors & printers
HP’s vision for its new range of PCs, printers and services is to make remote working ‘as productive, connected, and secure as possible’ as businesses adopt hybrid workplaces.
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PC Hardware
Nvidia’s Ampere-based RTX 3000-series GPUs are nearly here
Nvidia fans will need to enter a raffle to get their hands on one of NVIDIA's Founders Edition the RTX 3080, RTX 3090 and RTX 3070.
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Apple
Hands-on review: The 2020 iMac is as 'pro' as desktops can get
This year’s iMac is a beast. It ticks all boxes from design to display, internals, camera, mic and speakers. It even has the Apple T2 Security Chip for additional security.
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IDC
IDC: Pandemic drives Kiwi PC market up 40%
The NZ PC market for 2Q20 saw shipments of commercial and consumer PC devices grow by 61.5% YoY and 13% YoY respectively.
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Cloud
Apple unveils major update to its 27-inch iMac
"The 27-inch iMac is loaded with new features. It is the ultimate desktop, to work, create, and communicate."
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IDC
Strong second quarter for traditional PC market - IDC
"The strong demand driven by work-from-home as well as e-learning needs has surpassed previous expectations and has once again put the PC at the centre of consumers' tech portfolio."
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PC Hardware
Dell announces XPS Desktop, S-series monitors
The new desktop offers the XPS design sensibility in a configurable desktop, and new monitors including a curved, 4K 32in UHD.
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PC Hardware
Lenovo launches newest ThinkCentre nano range
The range has taken the ‘nano’ approach to form factors, releasing a range of ultra-small products suited for the modern workplace.
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Gaming
PNY launches high-performance XLR8 Gaming RGB Memory
PNY’s XLR8 range is aimed at the PC enthusiast market. The range sports a more aggressive industrial styling suited to high-end PC cases that show off the components inside.
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PC Hardware
Hands-on review: Intel Core i5-10600K and Core i9-10900K
The Core i5-10600K seems a good gaming CPU, whilst the Core i9-10900K is a real boost for multi-CPU applications.