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Why AMD had to change the Zen name to Ryzen for its new chip

AMD branded its Zen chip architecture to Ryzen to provide a defensible trademark, crossing a space probe with Japanese Buddhist calligraphy.

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AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip review: Very little protection

Amazon recommends this surge protector for all purposes, but it's really just a glorified power strip.

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Accell Poweramid surge protector review: Packs a lot in a small footprint

You can plug six AC adapters and two USB cables into this cleverly designed unit.

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APC SurgeArrest review: Very near the top of the pack

All the features you want, with just a couple of minor drawbacks.

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Tripp Lite TLP1208TELTV review: Its outlets are packed tight, but it does everything else right

Anyone looking for a surge protector that cuts power when it can no longer offer protection should consider this model.

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RAVPower surge protector review: Too many unknowns for us to recommend

It’s full of great features, but it doesn't seem to be UL listed and we were unable to determine other key specifications.

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Belkin 12-outlet PivotPlug review: Clever design helps avoid blocked outlets

All the features you want from a surge suppressor, and for a reasonable price.

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Freebies from Reliance Jio hasten Indian mobile consolidation

India’s largest operator, Bharti Airtel, is to acquire the Indian mobile business of Norwegian carrier Telenor, in an apparent move to counter the impact of disruptive pricing by new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm.

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Brocade's Ruckus Wi-Fi business finds a buyer

Broadcom will unload the Ruckus Wireless Wi-Fi business for US$800 million after it takes over Brocade Communications Systems later this year.

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Verizon plans 5G trial service in 11 cities this year

Verizon said Wednesday it will launch pre-commercial 5G service in 11 markets around the U.S. by the middle of this year, joining rival AT&T in aggressively deploying the future technology.

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Researchers prove that a hard drive's LED light can be used to covertly leak data

The seemingly harmless blinking lights on servers and desktop PCs may give away secrets if a hacker can hijack them with malware.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Is Just $79.99 For a Limited Time If You Buy Refurbished - Deal Alert

Amazon has discounted its refurbished Paperwhite models for a limited time, so with the current deal you can get one for just $79.99. A Refurbished Paperwhite E-reader is refurbished, tested, and certified by Amazon to look and work like new.

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Kite-surfing could put rural Brits online

Network operator EE will deliver 4G internet access from a kite-like balloon first developed as an observation and communications platform for the military.

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Windows 10's Mail app users start seeing the Focused Inbox organization feature

Some Windows 10 users are starting to see a Focused Inbox feature show up in the Mail app.

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58% off Alinshi Foldable Soft Silicone USB Waterproof Keyboard - Deal Alert

Flexible, Soft, Foldable, Roll-up, Silent, Waterproof, Dustproof, Lightweight, Portable and easy to store. If you're looking for a travel keyboard you won't have to worry too much about, this one is currently discounted 58% to just $13.