Coloured Lights for Snack-Resistant Keyboard

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Last year Corsair released the K68, a mechanical keyboard with an IP32 rating making it spill- and dust-proof. Now the PC accessory maker releases a version adding coloured LED lighting, the K68 RGB.

Corsair K68 RGBLike the previous model, each keycap on the K68 RGB has an individual silicone rubber shield to protect the internal hardware from any accident involving spilled drinks or snacks. Inside the keys is a choice of either Cherry MX Red or Blue switches and, new to this model, coloured LEDs for rainbow lighting effects.

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BenQ Intros CineHome HT2050A Projector

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BenQ announces the CineHome HT2050A-- a 1080p home entertainment projector upgrade of the HT2050 featuring a 6x speed RGBRGB colour wheel able to achiever over 96% Rec. 709 accuracy with CinematicColor technology.

BenQ projectorThe HT2050A is 3D-capable, and comes equipped with two 10W CinemaMaster Audio+ speakers for deeper audio. Low 16.67ms input lag and a special Game Mode make the projector ideal for gaming, while a pair of HDMI ports (HDMI x1, HDMI/MHL x1) allow the connection of a Google Chromecast, Roku or Amazon Fire TV. MHL connectivity allows the streaming of HD content from any MHL-enabled mobile device.

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The Philips 2018 LED, OLED TV Range

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TPVision-owned Philips reveals a range of LED and OLED TVs for 2018, with models including the entry-level 4K 6503 series, the HDR10+ capable 8303 and 5203 series, and no less than 5 OLED screens.

Philips 2018 TVsOn the LED side, the 6503 entry-level 4K series features in 43-, 50-, 55- and 65-inch models. All carry HDR support, Ambilight technology, a "Pixel Precise Ultra" processing engine and the Philips Saphi UI. Following on these models are the 7303 TVs, coming in the same sizes but adding DTS-HD Premium audio processing and the "P5 Perfect Picture" processing engine. The TVs run on Android, and as should feature Google Assistant voice control.

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EU Fines Qualcomm for Position Abuse

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Qualcomm is the latest company to face the ire of the European Union-- following the €2.42 billion fine slapped at Google, the European Commission orders the chipmaker to pay €997 million for "abusing its market dominance."

Qualcomm"Qualcomm illegally shut out rivals from the market for LTE baseband chipsets for over five years, thereby cementing its market dominance." European commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager says. "Qualcomm paid billions of US Dollars to a key customer, Apple, so that it would not buy from rivals. These payments were not just reductions in price-- they were made on the condition that Apple would exclusively use Qualcomm's baseband chipsets in all its iPhones and iPads."

Technically monopolies are not against EU policy, but according to the EC Qualcomm got to dominate the market through means deemed abusive. How so? In 2011 Qualcomm started making "significant payments" to ensure the exclusive use of its LTE baseband chips in iPhones and iPads. If Apple started using chipsets supplied by a rival (such as Intel) the payments would not only stop, but the agreement dictated the iPhone maker would have to return "a large part" of payments received.

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The Biggest Integral Memory microSD Card

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Integral memory cardBritish flash specialist Integral Memory presents what it claims is the biggest microSD card yet-- the 512GB microSDXC V10 UHS-I U1 card, ideal for customers demanding a "massive memory boost."

The card meets the Video Speed Class 10 (V10) standard for fast data transfers, meaning it has a minimum write speed of 10MB/s. Thus the card should be ideal for HD/4K video recording in digital cameras, action cams, drones and camcorders.

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