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SanDisk 200GB microSD

It's no larger than a fingernail, but SanDisk's new Ultra microSD card holds 200GB of data. It combines the world's highest capacity and blazingly fast transfer speed of up to 90MB/s to deliver premium performance. At this transfer speed, consumers can expect to move up to 1,200 photos per minute. The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, features will be available worldwide in Q2 at an MSRP of $399.99. Continue reading for a hands-on picture and more information.

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Dual Sided USB

Let's face it, plugging in a USB device can be a real pain, but this innovative design aims to solve that issue by including two connector plates inside the head. Simply insert the device and one side will be pushed down, with the other securely locked into the computer. This would be perfect for the USB-C port on the new 12-inch Macbook Air. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of twins who have mastered the game of peek-a-boo.

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Apple Macintosh 2015

If Apple were to release a limited-edition Macintosh for nostalgic purposes, based on the iPad Air, it'd probably look something like this design from CURVED/labs. It's officially called "Mac" and uses the same aluminum casing found on the company's current MacBook, iPhone and iPad lineups. The main difference is its 11.6-inch touchscreen that can also be controlled with a mouse and keyboard via Bluetooth. Available in silver, gray and gold colors, it also features SD card slots, a FaceTime camera, speakers, USB port and a Lightning port. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Tegra X1

We have seen the future of mobile gaming, and it's the NVIDIA Tegra X1. Unveiled tonight at CES 2015, this GPU combines a 64-bit ARM_based processor with a Maxwell architecture-based graphics chipset. While the K1 used NVIDIA's older Kepler GPU technology, the X1 is twice as powerful and also the first teraflop mobile processor. Continue reading for more video demonstrations and information.

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Razer Blade Gaming Laptop

The Razer Blade may appear to be just another ultra portable laptop, but inside its svelte chassis is a powerhouse waiting to be unleashed on the latest games and applications. Measuring just 0.7-inches thin, the Razer Blade packs more power per cubic inch than any other laptop in the world. The Razer Blade is powered by a 4th gen Intel Core i7 processor, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU, and uses solid-state storage technology for boot speeds up to four times faster than a traditional notebook hard drive. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review, more pictures and additional information.

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WD Black2

WD's Black2 Dual Drive is currently being offered for just $149.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $339.99. Now you can load your OS, photo and video editing programs on the SSD and save all of your capacity-heavy RAW photo and video files to the 1 TB HDD. Keep it all local and readily available on your notebook or all-in-one PC without slowing system performance. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing, more pictures and additional information.

Notable features:
  • World's first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution.

  • Fully accessible SSD for the operating system, generous capacity hard drive for personal data and large files.

  • Dual drives extend the life of MLC NAND and maintain optimum SSD performance.

  • You control where your data resides with no need for large cloud storage or expensive third party storage plans.

  • Built for laptops, all-in-one PCs, gaming PCs, mobile workstations, small form factor PCs, high-performance laptops.


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Wireless N Network Adapter

Alfa's AWUS036NH 2000mW High-Gain Wireless N USB Network Adapter is currently being offered for just $24.99 shipped with coupon code: LI93VS7P, today only, originally priced at $59.99. The adapter comes with an RP-SMA antenna connector so that you can add an external antenna to boost your wireless range and signal - a 5dBi screw-on swivel rubber antenna and a 7dBi panel antenna, along with a suction cup / clip window mount are included. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: LI93VS7P during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • 802.11b/g and "N", 2000mW of power which is more powerful than ANY other WiFi adapter on the market.

  • Includes a 4inch 5dBi Screw-On Swivel Rubber Antenna and 7DdBi Panel antenna.

  • Very Secure with wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP,and AES.

  • Compatible with IEEE 802.11n, 802.11b/g/n wireless standards.


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Seagate Expansion 4TB

Seagate's Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is currently being offered for only $119.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $229.99. With no software to install, you'll find installation has never been easier. Just plug it in and go. Product page. Continue reading for a video review, more pictures and additional information.

Notable features:
  • Easy and simple to use - plug it in and go.

  • Fast file transfers with USB 3.0.

  • Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.


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Largest LAN Party

Photo credit: Lunk Plunkett / Kotaku

Here are 10 images from DreamHack Winter, the world's largest LAN party, or as some like to cal it, "computer festival". In addition to gaming, there are live concerts and competitions in digital art as well as electronic sports. It's held twice a year at the Elmia Exhibition and Convention Center in Jonkoping, Sweden. The winter event consistently has approximately 20% more visitors than the summer event, but in other respects they are quite similar. Both events are 72 hours (spanning over 4 days), and have scheduled activity around the clock, every day. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the DJI Phantom drone being used in an epic way to capture The Netherland's tallest cathedral.

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Logitech G930

Logitech's G930 Wireless Gaming Headset w/7.1 Dolby Surround is currently being offered for only $69.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $159.99. Hear them before they see you with an immersive 360-degree sound field. Dolby technology perceptually positions up to seven discrete channels of audio data plus Low Frequency Effects (LFE) in the correct location. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Gaming-grade wireless: Reliable lag-free performance with up to 40 ft. wireless range.

  • Immersive 7.1 surround sound: Advanced Dolby technology delivers detailed positional audio.

  • Three programmable G-keys: Customize with one-touch commands over chat clients, voice morphing and more.

  • Noise-cancelling boom mic: Reduces background noise and auto mutes when rotated up.


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