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It may be hard to believe, but Acer has a gaming laptop that is almost as expensive as a new car. It’s called the Predator 21 X, and it has the craziest design and most-impressive specs sheet that I have ever seen. The price? It will be offered for a jaw-dropping $8,999 in US and €9,999 in Europe.

Acer actually unveiled the Predator 21 X at IFA 2016, but only chose to reveal the price and availability right before CES 2017 kicks off this week. So, what exactly are makes it so special to warrant that price tag?

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Ateary-eyed Mala Sharma felt vindicated as she stood outside a school for impoverished children in India. A student had snatched the Adobe Systems executive’s iPad and had a go with the company’s simplest video editing program. He nailed it, creating a quick video that Sharma said amused his teacher and peers.

For years, Adobe has been the dominant provider of expensive editing tools to professional content producers.

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Financial institutions Mastercard and Visa have banded together to make mobile and digital payments safer on either of their mobile pay platforms in an effort for wide spread adoption.

While mobile pay is starting to flourish, fraud is still a major point of concern for consumers. Visa and Mastercard, both of which have their own mobile pay platforms, will now allow requested tokenized credentials from each other to be used in their respective platforms instead of credit card information.

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Smartphone VR headsets are a great way to try virtual reality without spending a fortune. They’re the only midrange options between cheap cardboard and expensive, complicated desktop VR devices. In our testing, Google Daydream View narrowly beat out Samsung Gear VR as the best mobile virtual reality headset.

It’s comfier to wear and comes with a hand-tracking controller that makes gameplay easier and more immersive. However, the competition is so close, and the tech so new, that you can’t go wrong picking whichever headset works with your phone.

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has rebranded the upcoming processors based on its ambitious 14nm core architecture called Zen. The new processor family will now be called Ryzen and it inculcates the ones made for desktops and notebooks.

Ryzen processors also pack a new technology AMD calls SenseMI, which fuels the promised 40% increase in the number of instructions per CPU clock cycle. SenseMI uses over 100 high accuracy embedded sensors to enable optimal voltage, clock frequency, and operation mode with minimal energy consumption.

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I love technology. I’m relentlessly optimistic that software can always be crafted better, and bring more joy. I think this can be achieved through better approaches, better tools, and through better attitudes.

While I don’t quite have a crystal ball, I’ve sat down with the rest of the Red Badger team, here’s a summary of our top three picks for better technology in 2017.

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Action camera maker GoPro Inc. will cut more than 200 full-time positions as part of a company-wide restructuring, the firm said Wednesday.

The San Mateo company said it will also close its entertainment division, reduce its facilities and cancel open job positions.

In addition, GoPro President Tony Bates will leave the company at the end of the year.

GoPro emerged as a Silicon Valley darling ahead of its 2014 initial public offering thanks to what was once a unique product: a durable camera that could record, and withstand, the rigors of extreme sports.

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Microsoft’s attempts to get into the smartphone business have mostly been a disastrous affair. And for a while it appeared the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant had made its peace, having found a big growth business in the cloud. But it looks like Microsoft is somehow still not quite done with mobile.

At Microsoft’s hardware developer conference in Shenzhen, China, the company said that a full-fledged Windows 10 experience will work on upcoming ARM-based processors built by mobile chipmaker Qualcomm.

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WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Community) is Microsoft’s string of conferences designed to get hardware developers jazzed about developing for the Windows platform. Microsoft’s goal, like anyone with an ecosystem, is to get their fair share of resources committed to their platform.

At this year’s WinHEC 2016 in Shenzhen today, Microsoft laid out what could possibly be the biggest look into the future of the personal computing platform we have seen in a while.

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C is a general-purpose programming language that was developed by Dennis M. Ritchie in 1972 at the Bell Telephone Laboratories. It was then used to develop the Unix. Since then, it has laid the foundation of many other operating systems and popular computer programs.

If we take a look at its popularity, it keeps sharing the top spot with Java. TIOBE Index is a respectable measure of the popularity of programming languages. Ever since its inception in 2001, TIOBE Index has repeatedly featured C.

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