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The First LG Nano IPS Monitor

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LG announces a first monitor with Nano IPS technology-- the 32UK950, a 32-inch UHD 4K number featuring HDR600 support for even higher dynamic range peak brightness and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility.

LG MonitorNano IPS technology involves the addition of nanometer-sized particles to the LED panel. According to LG the particles absorb excess light wavelengths, "greatly enhancing" on-screen colours. The monitor displays 98% of the CI-P3 colour spectrum, making it ideal for prosumers seeking "superb colour reproduction."

The 32UK950 is also the first monitor with surpport for Thunderbolt 3 docking, allowing the setup of dual 4K monitors. It connects to modern notebooks such as the Macbook Pro via single Thunderbolt 3 cable (no charging adapter or USB cables required) transmitting video, audio and 60W power.

Magic Leap Reveals Mixed Reality Headset

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Mysterious startup Magic Leap finally reveals the hardware behind its supposedly revolutionary augmented reality technology-- the One, a headset the company claims adds "another dimension to computing."

Magic leap headsetMagic Leap has been around for a few years, even if its existence so far was something of a conundrum. Founded in 2011, it received $1.9 billion in funding from names as big as Google, but it never actually showed its technology outside of a 2016 Wired report, instead simply hyping its supposedly incredible take on VR. Until now, that is.

EU Rejects US Intervention in Apple Tax Case

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The European Union's General Court refuses US government intervention in the Apple appeal the 2016 European Commission ruling, Reuters reports-- the one with the tax bill worth up to €13 billion (plus interest).

Apple workersThe intervention in question was filed in April. It insists EU actions will impact US tax revenues, as well as hurt tax treaties with other EU member states and even affect global tax reform efforts. In turn, the court simply says "The United States of America has failed to establish the existence of a direct interest in the result of the case.”

Apple Ships iMac Pro

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Apple starts shipping its first professional AIO desktop machine-- the iMac Pro, a workstation-grade machine aimed at demanding workflows such as video and graphics rendering, VR content creation and 3D rendering.

iMac ProFirst presented back at WWDC 2017, the iMac Pro comes in a number of configurations, all packed inside the 27-inch 5K (5120 x 2880 resolution) display found in the latest iMac. The base model carries an 8-core Intel Xeon W processor, Radeon Vega Pro 56 GPU, 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 ECC RAM and 1TB storage. Customers can upgrade the processor to a 10-, 14- or 18-core option, while RAM and storage max out to 128GB or 4TB respectively.

Satechi Intros Clamp Hub Pro

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Users of the 2017 iMac and iMac Pro get a new Satechi accessory-- the USB-C Clamp Hub Pro, an add-on plugging into one of the rear Thunderbolt 3 slots to add more ports.

Satechi ClampMade out of aluminium, the Clamp Hub Pro offers three USB 3.0 Type-A ports with 5Gbps data transfer, as well as an SD card reader. Setup promises to take just a few seconds thanks to an adjustable knob, and the slim design should add little visual bulk to the iMac.

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