5 Unique and Cloud-Free Android Apps for Easy File Transfers

There are many ways to get files from one Android device to another. The thing is, so many of them rely on uploading data to remote servers. That rubs me the wrong way. Why does a middle-man need access to the files I’m sharing with someone sitting next to me? The old-fashioned methods still work…

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5 can’t-miss apps: Dubsmash, Summize, Madhat and more

With all the news coming out of Google’s I/O developer conference this week and rumors that Motorola is set to bring back its legendary Razr, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps. Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an a…

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Twitter is finally starting to relax its 140-character limit

Twitter users will soon be able to squeeze a few extra characters into some of their tweets. The social network is changing up the rules surrounding its 140-character limit so that images, polls and user names won’t count against the site’s famous (or perhaps infamous) restriction. The changes ar…

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Apple prepping thinner MacBook Pros with OLED screen above keyboard, Touch ID for Q4 — 9to5Mac

According to a new note from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities and corroborated by our sources, Apple plans to introduce a dramatically overhauled MacBook Pro later this year. Kuo says the device will have a new “thinner and lighter” design with design cues taken from the 12-inch MacBook, as well as Touch ID support…

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Why Is Cyber Security Important? [Infographic]

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Microsoft changes the hardware rules for Windows 10, Mobile

July 29 is expected to bring a lot of changes to Windows land, some of them good, some of them not so much. But the tides of change aren’t just for end users. Even Microsoft’s OEM partners are getting a taste of it as well. Microsoft hast just updated it guidelines for which hardware specs will b…

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Razer Blade (2016) Review

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Razer is a big name in the gaming world now, so any new release is met with bated breath and it’s 2016 Razer Blade does not disappoint.

The new 14 inch gaming laptop now comes with a new Intel Skylake Core processor and ups the VRAM on NVIDIA GTX 970M to 6GB, yet staying lighter, thinner, and $400 cheaper than the 2015 model.

Specifications

The Razer Blade sports a gorgeous 3200 x 1800 pixel 14 inch multi-touch screen, powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM. The laptop is powered by an Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core processor with a Turbo Boost frequency of 3.5GHz. You get 16GB of DDR4 memory that is soldered on the the board and you get to choose between a 256GB or 512GB SSD. It comes with 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1.

On the I/O it’s pretty much standard as far as gaming laptops go. In addition to the touchscreen interface, it features a 2.0MP webcam, it’s flagship backlit keyboard, 3 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 1.4 port, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo and a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connector. It has a 70Wh lithium-ion battery that gives a decent runtime on basic use. It’s only 17.9mm thick and weighs in at 1.93kgs.

Conclusion

The Razer Blade (2016) is a capable gaming laptop, and it’s excellent build quality, slight bump in specs, and reduced price make it pretty attractive at $1,999. However, the slightly aged GTX 970M may not to appeal to bleeding edge hardware enthusiasts. Also, the GTX 970M will perform well on most titles at 1080p, however may fall short in running games at the laptop’s native resolution. But overall, a more than capable laptop for current titles that would win most over.