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Upcoming Chromebooks with AMD's powerful Ryzen Zen 3 chipset could spell further trouble for Intel

Upcoming Chromebooks with AMD's powerful Ryzen Zen 3 chipset could spell further trouble for Intel

It's a well-known fact that AMD has had an impressive year with its Ryzen series of processors. Thanks to its 7-nanometer process, the company scored massive leaps in performance compared to Intel's offerings, catching the attention of several manufacturers. With Ryzen 5000 and 5000U series launch around the corner, it was only natural for Google to begin developing a reference board designed around the new chipset, paving the way for flagship performance in Chromebooks.

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Google Apparently Testing 'Collections' For Followable, Curated Content Sets On Google+

Google Apparently Testing 'Collections' For Followable, Curated Content Sets On Google+

According to a tipster (and a report over at DroidLife), Google is testing a new feature for Google+ that could be big news for the platform. For now, it's called "Collections," and it's being tested for an unspecified release target.

The basic idea behind Collections is curated content sets - like Pinterest boards or Dribbble buckets, users could curate pieces of content into their collection, with others viewing, sharing, and following those collections as they please.

Here's a look at a collection (note that Derek Ross is not our source - the tipster simply sent a screenshot of a collection including posts by Ross.)

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[New Game] Sporos Brings A 'Spacey, Biological' Vibe To The Ambient Puzzle Genre

[New Game] Sporos Brings A 'Spacey, Biological' Vibe To The Ambient Puzzle Genre

Bringing to market a simplistic, clean take on the puzzler genre, Appxplore released Sporos today. The concept behind Sporos is simple: place sporos (which, by the way, is some sort of "special seed") on the board, watch the adjacent rows or columns light up, and repeat until every cell on the board is illuminated.

Seems easy, right? It would be, except that the levels get progressively harder, with more complex cell patterns, and you've only got a certain number of sporos to work with, each able to light up a certain set of directions.

To keep you from getting too frustrated, the game has calming electronic music, which pairs nicely with its neon, pseudo-biological graphics.

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Springpad Update Brings 'Board' Support For Tablets, Several Tweaks And Bug Fixes

Springpad Update Brings 'Board' Support For Tablets, Several Tweaks And Bug Fixes

I have a confession to make. I don't care for Evernote. 'Hang him from a gibbet!' I know, but I just prefer Springpad. Which is why I was excited today to see that the newest update brings tablet support for one of the coolest features: Springpad Board. This view allows users to look at all the elements of their notebook—be they text, photos, maps, to-do lists or whatever—as though they are sitting on a table. You can slide and move them around as you will. It's a lovely interface.

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The new feature works on any Android tablet, though as you'd expect it's a little cramped on devices like the Nexus 7.

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