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eGPU Tests Show Big Gains For MacBook Pros, Courtesy of AMD’s RX Vega

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the past few years, AMD has worked on a new generation of external GPU technology that would use Thunderbolt 3 and offer a better experience. This push got a major boost when Apple announced back in June that the MacBook Pro line would support this functionality. eGPU support is still being built into macOS High Sierra, but it’s now in a sufficient state for testing. 9to5 Mac took a Mantiz Venus MZ-02 chassis for…

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Apple Watch gains 4G connectivity

Apple has unveiled a version of its smartwatch with its own 4G link. It means the Apple Watch Series 3 can receive phone calls, access internet services and stream music without being linked to an iPhone. Apple recently overtook Fitbit to become the world’s joint-top wearable tech-maker alongside Xiaomi, according to one study. The firm will later unveil new iPhones including a high-end X model, if an earlier leak proves accurate. Other companies – including LG and Samung – have previously sold smartwatches with in-built cellular capabilities, but battery-life restrictions…

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David Jones gains weight for summer

While Myer’s identity crisis continues, David Jones knows exactly who it is: the retail equivalent of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud. Over the past seven months the department store has morphed into the monarch who famously set off in February with 459 tonnes of cargo for a nine-day tour of Indonesia. Models showcase new brands acquired by David Jones. Indiarose wears a dress by Self Portrait, Julia Gardell wears Aje, and Lexi Graham wears a dress by By Johnny. Photo: Jessica Hromas The racks of David Jones started gaining similar weight after David Collins replaced long-serving…

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Survey: US uninsured up by 2M this year as gains erode

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode. The new numbers highlight what’s at stake as Congress returns to an unresolved debate over Republican proposals to roll back much of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, published Monday, found that the uninsured rate among U.S. adults was 11.7 percent in the second three months of this year, compared with a record low of…

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Technology 

Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI

Samsung’s latest flagship phones have ditched the physical home button found in their predecessors and introduced a new virtual assistant. The screens of the Galaxy S8 and bigger S8+ are also larger despite the devices being about the same size as last year’s S7 and S7 Edge. This time, both models feature displays that curve round the phones’ sides. The launch follows Samsung’s botched release of the Note 7, which was recalled twice after fires. The South Korean firm blamed the problem on battery faults and said it had since…

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