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Google Pixel Smartphone Gets Sequel

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Google might be serious about different kinds of devices, but the man focus of the Pixel 2 is event obviously the Pixel 2, the sequel to last year's flagship smartphone from the search giant.

Google Pixel 2Perhaps unsurprisingly the Pixel 2 is less an revolution and more a revolution of the previous model. It comes in 2 versions, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, with display size marking the only difference between the two-- the regular Pixel 2 has a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 OLED display, while the 6-inch Pixel 2 XL has a 2880 x 1440 OLED screen.

On the specs side, both the Pixel 2 models carry a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, dual front-facing speakers, 12.2MP rear-facing camera with an autofocus using a laser and dual-pixel phase detection, 8MP fixed-focus front-facing camera, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless and USB-C connectivity.

Lian-Li Presents PC-Q38 mITX Case

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PC case specialist Lian-Li announces a small form factor (SFF) chassis-- the PC-Q38, a windowed Mini-ITX case built out of full aluminium with a focus on performance per litre.

Lian Li PC-Q38Aimed at customers who find the previous PC-Q37 a bit too big, the PC-Q38 measures 180 x 295 x 372mm. It has an acrylic window and supports CPU coolers up to 140mm tall, graphics cards up to 315mm and SFF power supplies up to 140mm long. An optional mounting bracket allows installation of standard ATX power supplies.

One can install a pair of 120mm fans in the mounting locations in the top of the chassis, together with a radiators and all-in-one coolers up to 240mm in the top (or side, depending on orientation) of the case. In addition the case features mounting locations for one 3.5-inch or two 2.5-inch HDDs, two USB 3.0 and HD audio jacks.

HP Updates Spectre Portfolio

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HP presents a pair of updated laptops-- the next-generation Spectre 13 and Spectre x360 13, both promising the latest processors, longer battery life and improved displays in "sleeker, more angular" designs.

HP SpectreThe second generation Spectre 13 is described by the company as the thinnest touch laptop yet. Built out of CNC aluminium and carbon fibre, it features micro-edge bezels and a Gorilla Glass-clad display in up to 4K resolution. Inside are 8th generation Intel Core i5/i7 processors, up to 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and up to 1TB SSD storage, while the battery offers up to 11.5 hours of use on a single charge.

More Google Devices at Pixel 2 Event

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The Google Pixel 2 event might have technically been about the flagship smartphone, but the search giant also found the time to reveal a range of other devices-- the Pixelbook Chromebook, the Home Max and Mini smart speakers, and the Clip camera.

PIxel DevicesTying all the recently announced Google devices together is Assistant, the Google virtual assistant. The search giant says the launch builds on its current "AI-first philosophy," making a combination of hardware and software able to learn and adapt to the user.

But on to the devices themselves. The Pixelbook is a continuation of Google's Chromebook efforts, being a 12.3-inch notebook powered by the browser-based OS, with built-in Google Assistant and Play Store support. It is 10mm thick, weighs 1kg and carries 7th generation Intel i5/i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, up to 512GB SSD storage and a battery promising 10 hours of use on a single charge.

Enermax Intros RevoBron PSUs

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Enermax announces a successor to the Triathlor PSU line-- RevoBron, a portfolio of 3 products featuring 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency and a semi-modular cable designed aimed at the mid-range market.

Enermax RevoBronThe RevoBron PSUs feature DC-DC converters for the generation of minor rails, together with twister-bearing fans. The internals feature Japanese electrolytic capacitors, while the addition of a Dust Free Rotation (DFR) function allows the PSUs to self-clean by rotating the fans in the opposite direction for a period of time in order to extract dust accumulated inside.

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