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    While we expect everyone from Samsung to Huawei, Lenovo, Sony, ZTE, Asus and Acer to precede their IFA 2016 product demos with official announcements in the days leading up to the trade show’s actual start, Archos went a little overboard in its attempt to stand out all alone in the spotlight. Then again, this is the French device manufacturer’s typical M.O. on such occasions, as otherwise, nobody would exhibit any interest in low-profile gadgets like the 50f Helium and 55 Helium “range.” The former entry-level 5-inch Android phone has but a rear-located fingerprint reader going for ...

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    One of my friends pointed me to an interesting tech article the other day: Western Digital is filling their hard drives with helium. Well that's certainly noteworthy! Helium has all kinds of beneficial properties over regular "air". But then he continued: "Man, this is going to make notebooks and tablets so much lighter!" Yes, he honestly felt that the reason Western Digital was filling their drives with helium was to reduce the weight. They're actually doing it to reduce the air resistance inside the drive so the platters spin more freely and the heads don't have as much drag. There are ...

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