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The NZXT Kraken G12 GPU AiO Cooler Mount

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Power and cooling specialist NZXT launches the Kraken G12-- a liquid cooler to graphics card mounting kit with support for over 30 liquid cooling systems, including several from 3rd parties.

Kraken G12The Kraken G12 promises improvements on compatibility and ease of fitting compared to its predecessor, the G10. It obviously supports the latest Kraken X42, X52 and X62 AiO coolers, together with a number of 3rd party systems, and is compatible with 40 different GPUs, including reference and non-reference AMD Radeon and Nvidia GeForce graphics cards.

According to NZXT the Kraken G12 offers 40% better cooling over stock GPU coolers. It features a 92mm dedicated fan for both memory and VRM compatible with aftermarket VRM heatsinks, and has a redesigned bracket for easier installation.

The Indi All-in-One Speech Tablet

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Assistive technology specialist Tobii Dynavox announces what it claims is a world first-- the Indi, an all-in-one speech tablet for non-verbal communicators aimed at the consumer market.

Indii TabletThe Indi is a Windows 10-based device. It carries outward-facing speakers with "exceptional loud and clear" output, while control comes through either touchscreen, switch or head mouse. Included Snap software promises intuitive symbol-based communication, making it ideal for users with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities.

Also included are environmental controls (ECU), social media, email and music, as well as access to thousands of Windows applications.

WD G-Drive Adds Both Storage and Power

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The Western Digital (WD) G-Drive USB-C is a storage device ideal for use with laptops featuring USB-C ports, such as the next-generation MacBook, also able to charge compatible devices.

G-Drive USB-CAvailable in 4, 8 and 10TB capacities, the G-Drive USB-C has a maximum transfer rate of 195MB/s, allowing it to handle 1080p and compressed 4K video. It is compatible with Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, USB 3.1 and USB 2.0 devices, includes both USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables, and can be reformatted to work with either Macs or Windows machines.

Gartner: -6.9% Y-o-Y Decline for Q1 2017 EMEA PCs

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EMEA PC shipments total 17.9 million units in Q1 2017, Gartner reports-- a -6.9% Y-o-Y decline, with all major regions making the territory suffering decline.

A single exception is Russia, since a stabilised local economy brought about to single-digit PC shipment growth.

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On a global level, the Q1 2017 PC market also sees decline-- shipments are down by -2.4% Y-o-Y to 62.2m, the first time quarterly shipments are below 63m units since 2007. The market does see some "modest" growth from the business segment, but this is offset by declining consumer demand.

TP-Link Gets on Mesh Networking Bandwagon

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TP-Link is the next company to announce a home wireless mesh networking system-- the Deco M5, a means to blanket the home with wifi using three access points.

Deco M5Similar to other mesh networking offerings from the likes of Google, Netgear and Eero, the Deco M5 covers up to 450 square metres using 3 access points. In case customers need more coverage the system scales scales to 10 access points. Wireless comes through a dual-band system using the AC1300 wireless standard, and promises speeds of up to 400Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band.

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