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Forbes: Microsoft smartwatch to launch within 'next few weeks'
— 6:00 AM on October 20, 2014

Yes, Microsoft apparently has a smartwatch in the works—and the device may become available sooner than you think. Quoting "sources close to the project,"

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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$250 Samsung Chromebook 2 has Intel inside
— 4:38 PM on October 17, 2014

Samsung has a new $250 Chromebook out, and it's powered by one of Intel's Bay Trail chips. Say hello to the new Samsung Chromebook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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This mini Bay Trail PC is the size of a thumb drive
— 9:13 AM on October 17, 2014

We've seen a lot of mini PCs based on Intel's Atom SoC, but this latest one is easily the smallest. A Chinese vendor called Shenzhen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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FCC docs hint at Chromecast dongle with 5GHz Wi-Fi
— 6:00 AM on October 17, 2014

Google's $35 Chromecast dongle is a pretty nifty way to get videos and other content from PCs and mobile devices to an HDTV. The current...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Will.i.am's Puls looks like a bracelet, is smarter than a watch
— 9:13 AM on October 16, 2014

Move over, smartwatches. Black Eyed Peas member and Intel "director of creative innovation" Will.i.am has introduced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HBO to launch standalone streaming service in 2015
— 5:03 PM on October 15, 2014

Next year, you may be able to watch Game of Thrones as it airs without a cable subscription... and without resorting to less-than-legal avenues. Time...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Google unleashes Android 5.0 Lollipop, new Nexus devices
— 12:20 PM on October 15, 2014

Today's the day, folks. The new Nexus devices are here—as is Android 5.0, which has gotten its final, dessert-themed nickname: Lollipop.

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Asus' smartphone/tablet hybrid coming to the U.S. for $200 off contract
— 10:38 AM on October 15, 2014

If you can't decide between a smaller smartphone and a supersized phablet, Asus' PadFone X Mini might be just the ticket. The hybrid device comprises...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nanotube gel claimed to speed charging, extend lifespan of Li-ion batteries
— 10:53 AM on October 14, 2014

Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a nanotube gel that could improve battery performance dramatically. This new twist on the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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11.6'' Transformer Book T200 convertible now available
— 9:17 AM on October 13, 2014

We've been big fans of Asus' Transformer Book T100 ever since its release a year ago. Now, as Liliputing reports, the system's big...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Sennheiser HD 558s for $100, Dragon Age for free, and more
— 11:25 AM on October 10, 2014

Columbus Day sales abound, providing some interesting fodder for our weekly deals post. Before we get into the individual items, we should point out that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Storage Game consoles

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With Chrome 38, Linux users get no-fuss Netflix support
— 11:04 AM on October 10, 2014

At long last, playing Netflix on Linux should Just Work™—so long as you're using Google's latest web browser. As Liliputing reports, the latest stable release...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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Lenovo preps Core M-powered Yoga 3 Pro for late October
— 4:19 PM on October 9, 2014

We already knew about the ThinkPad Helix, but it turns out Lenovo is readying another convertible with Intel's new Core M processor under...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Despite rumors, Microsoft says Surface tablets are 'here to stay'
— 2:57 PM on October 9, 2014

Are Surface tablets going the way of the dodo? Probably not. This morning, DigiTimes posted a story about the future of Microsoft's tablet family. Quoting...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Waterproof Sharp tablet melds IGZO and MEMS technology
— 6:00 AM on October 8, 2014

In September, Sharp told PCWorld of its plan to mass-produce "MEMS-IGZO" displays that marry its own...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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OnePlus One smartphone survives simulated sit, drop, and rainfall tests
— 12:17 PM on October 6, 2014

The topic of smartphone durability has been in the news of late, prompting Chinese handset maker OnePlus to show off the stress tests used...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Report: AMD prepping ARM-based Amur tablet chip for late 2015
— 10:59 AM on October 6, 2014

We already know a little bit about AMD's plans to offer ARM-based processors—first with its Seattle server chip this year, then via Project...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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HP confirms plan to split into two companies
— 8:56 AM on October 6, 2014

It's official. Soon, the HP we know will be no more—and two separate companies will take its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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