MacBook Air 2018: All the rumors on specs, price and Oct. 30 debut

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The rumor mill strikes again. As widely predicted, Apple will hold an event on Oct. 30 after introducing the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and the Apple Watch 4 just last month.  Coming up next, according to the rumors: a new iPad Pro, a new set of AirPods, a more compact HomePod — and a new MacBook Air.  For months now, we’ve been …

Google may have just spilled the beans on a new wave of Chrome OS tablets

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Last Wednesday, a seemingly innocuous request appeared in Google’s Chromium codebase: ‘Add mappings for ‘Hamburger’ and ‘Assistant’ keys on Hammer/Wand/Whiskers and BRYDGE keyboards.’  But that single sentence may have been enough to reveal a secret — Google may be planning to bring a new wave of high-end Chrome OS tablets to market. That’s because Brydge …

The Huawei MateBook D 14-inch laptop with 256GB SSD: Just $530

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MacBook, MateBook. MateBook, MacBook. It’s no stretch to say this Huawei laptop was cut from the same cloth as Apple’s venerable line. Thankfully, the Chinese machine doesn’t have the same premium price. In fact, today it’s even cheaper than usual. For a limited time, and while supplies last, Newegg has the Huawei MateBook D 14-inch …

Save 25 percent on custom eyeglasses from Eyewear Insight

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Not quite a year ago, I did something boneheaded: I bought eyeglasses from a retail store. That’s just always how I’d done it, and I went to this place because it’s affiliated with our healthcare insurance. Because I now wear progressive lenses (curse you, old eyes!), the grand total was well over $600 — and …

Asus trims ZenBook bezels to retain title of world’s thinnest

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For a long time, choosing a laptop required making compromises. Considerations like portability, aesthetic appeal, performance, battery life — depending on your budget, you might find something that delivered on two or three of them at best. But, as we’re seeing clearly at CES this year, times have changed. And Asus continues to refine its …

Samsung’s faster, cheaper 4TB SSD enters mass production

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Samsung has announced mass-production of 4TB consumer SSDs, aimed at improving storage for laptops and other devices.  Samsung hasn’t released official pricing for the in-production drives, but its 4TB 860 Evo is currently selling for over $1,000. By comparison, you can get a 4TB mechanical drive for $100.  The new SSDs are the first to …