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Raspberry Pi Celebrates Birthday With Pi Zero W

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The Raspberry Pi celebrates its 5th birthday with the launch of the Pi Zero W-- an update on the 2015 Pi Zero complete with wifi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Raspberry Pi Zero WThe Pi Zero W carries the same specifications as its predecessor on a slim single-sided board, namely a 1GHz single-core Broadcom BCM2835 CPU, 512MB RAM, mini-HDMI port, micro-USB port and a HAT-compatible 40-pin header. Wireless connectivity comes through the addition of a Cypress CYW-43438 chip, the same found in the Raspberry Pi Model B.

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Porsche Design Presents Book One Hybrid

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Porsche Design unveils a premium 2-in-1 device at Mobile World Congress-- the Book One, a Windows 10 Pro hybrid with a more than slight resemblance to the Microsoft Surface Book.

Porsche Design bookAs a Windows device the Book One has all the expected features, including touchscreen and stylus support via Windows Ink, the Corta voice-controlled assistant and Windows Hello facial recognition. It features a 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800 resolution display and carries an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. Connectivity comes through x2 USB-C and x2 USB 3.0 ports, as well as wifi and Bluetooth.

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Samsung Intros Galaxy Tab S3, Book at MWC

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Samsung launches a pair of tablet offerings at Mobile World Congress 2017-- the Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book, with the first designed for media consumption while the other is aimed at professionals.

Samsung Galaxy Book Both tablets feature HDR video support, as well as Samsung Flow biometric authentication and improved S Pen support, together with 13MP rear-/5MP front-facing cameras, expandable storage via microSD card, fast-charging capability and support for Pogo keyboards with no separate charging or pairing required.

The 9.7-inch Tab S3 is an Android Nougat-powered number promising a "cinema-like experience" with a Super AMOLED 2048 x 1536 resolution display and a quad-stereo speaker setup tuned by Harman's AKG. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and includes 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, integrated 4G connectivity and a 6000mAh battery. A next-generation S Pen stylus is included in the package.

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SanDisk Intros Larger Flash Drive, Wireless Stick

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Western Digital announces 256GB versions of the SanDisk iXpand flash drive and Connect Wireless Stick at MWC 2017, providing iDevices users with larger external storage options.

SanDisk storage“As people continue to capture more photos and videos on their iPhones, some eventually want to move them to another storage device or back up their valuable digital content,” the company says. “Our goal is to keep up with these evolving technologies by offering mobile storage solutions that help ensure consumers can capture those perfect moments without having to worry. With these incredible new capacities, we are delivering on that goal by helping users save, share, backup and transfer content without storage limitations.”

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The Zuri Power Bank/Dumbphone Combo

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Hong Kong-based Zuri has an odd proposal to satisfy customers' mobile device power needs-- the Power Bank U28 is a feature phone able to act as a spare battery for its smarter brethren.

Zuri U28The U28 carries a 4000mAh battery and flash charging, and can share the juice with other devices. It is also an actual phone, allowing one to make calls and send messages in case their regular phone is really dead. Which is simultaneously brilliant and kind of dumb, since it is arguably whether a power bank actually needs phone capabilities.

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