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Dynabook
Dynabook refreshes Portégé X30L series with the Portégé X30L-K
The new model contains hybrid-architecture Intel 12th Gen Core P-Series 28W processor options, Wi-Fi 6E, along with Intel Iris Xe graphics.
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Review
Hands-on review: MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI motherboard
It’s all change with Intel’s 12th generation CPUs. We have a new chipset in the 600-series, a new socket with the LGA 1700, and new DDR5 memory.
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Corsair
Hands-on review: Corsair 32GB Vengeance 5200MHz DDR5 DRAM kit
Corsair’s Vengeance 5200MHz DDR5 DRAM offers PC users an entry-level upgrade to the new memory standard allowing them to get a little bit more out of their new Alder Lake CPUs.
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Review
Hands-on review: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
In almost every respect it works like a book, apart from the fact that it weighs next to nothing, fits in my hand perfectly, and is soothing on my eyes.
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Surveillance
Genetec launches new enclosure management system for data centers
Genetec has released a new enclosure management solution that will give data centers the ability to secure, monitor and manage access to racks and cabinets remotely.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: 32GB PNY XLR8 Gaming MAKO 6000MHz DDR5 memory kit
PNY’s XLR8 Gaming MAKO DDR5 memory modules are designed to get the most out of systems based on Intel’s 12th generation Alder Lake CPUs.
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Data Centre Cooling
Eaton’s DCIM allows for landmark 3D visualisation
Australian businesses in particular are relying more heavily on data, with local and global providers deploying and building centres across the country at rapid speeds.
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Panasonic
Panasonic i-PRO rebrands in the Oceania region
In a major announcement, i-PRO APAC Oceania has recently announced a separation from Panasonic i-PRO in the Oceania region and will now trade as an independent entity.
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GeForce
COLORFUL launches GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Series Graphics Cards
PC component manufacturer, Colorful Technology, has launched its GeForce RTX 3090 Ti series of graphics cards.
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PNY
Hands-on review: 128GB PNY Elite-X microSDXC Flash Card
PNY continues to liven up its product range with the Elite-X microSD card. We were sent the 128GB version to check out.
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Gaming
Razer sees 33% year-on-year growth in latest results
Razer has released its full-year results for the financial year ended December 31 2021, seeing 33.3% year-on-year growth driven by pandemic demand.
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Video
Hands-on review: Elgato Facecam Streaming Camera
Whilst most webcams are fine for zoom calls, they fall short of the specification required for good streaming or YouTube video.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: EPOS B20 Streaming Microphone
No stranger to supplying gamers with high-quality audio, EPOS enters the streaming microphone space with the B20 Streaming Microphone.
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Extreme Networks
Supply chain infrastructure and network security the focus of new Extreme Networks solution
Extreme Networks Inc. has announced a new technology solution designed to protect critical network infrastructure. 
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Firewall
Cloudflare announces new migration program and firewall expansion
Cloudflare has announced it is expanding its Zero Trust firewall capabilities while also revealing a new program to help customers migrate from legacy hardware to the Cloudflare One suite of Zero Trust solutions.
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Leader Computers
PNY signs new Australian distribution partnership with Leader Computers
PNY is adding extra resources, value, commitment, and presence in the Australian market, having signed a new distribution agreement with Leader Computers. 
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Cybersecurity
Yubico launches hardware security key with NFC & FIDO support
Yubico has updated its hardware security keys with near-field communication (NFC) technologies to support devices with NFC functionality, such as mobile phones.
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Channel partners
Barco revamps service program for A/NZ partners & customers
"The Enable – Protect - Optimise framework is a global Barco-wide services offering," notes Barco's A/NZ managing director, but there are plenty of benefits for local businesses too.
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PC Hardware
Supercharge your workplace with these pimpin' deals from Ingram Micro & Lenovo
Does your workspace need a buff and a polish? Maybe some new gear could 
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Gaming
PlayStation 5 hardware and exclusive games revealed
During a digital event, Sony showed the actual PS5 hardware as well as announced lots of exciting new games.
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Hardware
Secure hardware market hard hit by COVID-19
ABI Research finds that two areas in particular, Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) and Trusted Execution Environments (TEE) will be hard hit.
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Intel
Intel & QuTech outline 'milestone' in quantum computing
'Horse Ridge' could pave the way for further understanding how quantum practicality could solve real-world problems.
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Internet of Things
Revealed: Best practices for embedded systems in a world of cyber attacks
By regularly updating an embedded system, manufacturers can keep their products secure.
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Cloud
Voyager responds to rising bandwidth usage with 100 Gbit upgrade
Voyager Internet, the New Zealand ISP, has announced the completion of its 100 Gigabit upgrade of its core data network. According to the company, Voyager carried out the upgrade in response to rising bandwidth usage across the country.