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That Asus ZenWatch actually looks pretty slick
— 11:04 AM on September 3, 2014

As planned, Asus pulled back the curtain on its first Android Wear smartwatch today. The ZenWatch now has its very own product page on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus slaps the Eee brand on a $199 neo-netbook with Win8.1
— 9:23 AM on September 3, 2014

Didn't I say netbooks were making a comeback? Well, I don't know what else you'd call this development. Engadget has the dirt on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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WD adds SD slot, Wi-Fi to external hard drive
— 7:00 AM on September 3, 2014

Despite being incredibly useful, portable hard drives are rarely interesting. WD's new My Passport Wireless is different, though. It combines the usual 2.5" mechanical drive...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Personal tech

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Netgear's quad-stream 802.11ac router lifts off
— 9:37 AM on September 2, 2014

There's a new quad-stream 802.11ac router out, and this one may be the most powerful yet. Known as the Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350, this...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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IDC downgrades tablet shipment estimates for 2014
— 6:00 AM on September 2, 2014

Tablet shipments are slowing. They're slowing so much that IDC has downgraded its forecast for the year. The firm now expects tablet and convertible...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Friday night topic: why the fear of autonomous machines?
— 4:36 PM on August 29, 2014

If you keep up with the news these days, you're probably regularly exposed to stories about "drones," killer robots, and the like. You may...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Steam's in-home streaming accelerated by GeForce GPUs
— 9:23 AM on August 29, 2014

Steam's in-home streaming feature has been in open beta since May. The scheme streams PC games from one machine to another on a local...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Networking

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Apple sets date for expected iPhone 6 reveal
— 6:00 AM on August 29, 2014

Well, it's official. Apple has sent out invites for its September 9 event, confirming the recent spate of rumors. As AppleInsider reports, the invites don't...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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This 8'' Windows 8.1 tablet will cost only $149
— 12:43 PM on August 28, 2014

Much like columns of Russian tanks in recent days, Windows 8.1 tablets are advancing into new territory. Archos has announced a Win8.1 tablet that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Bloomberg: 12.9'' iPad coming in 2015
— 5:22 PM on August 26, 2014

The 13" iPad is coming! No, we swear. It's for real this time. A year after the Wall Street Journal predicted the jumbo iPad's arrival,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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WinRT-powered Surface 2 gets a $100 price cut
— 9:19 AM on August 25, 2014

According to the multiverse hypothesis, there's a universe out there where Windows RT was actually successful. There, developers flocked to the ARM-only version of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Unity to add native x86 support on Android
— 12:03 PM on August 20, 2014

Intel is trying to carve itself a slice of the Android market, and that endeavor involves pushing for more native x86 apps. As part of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Asus has a smartwatch up its sleeve, plans Sep. 3 unveilng
— 4:07 PM on August 19, 2014

Smartwatches are turning up left and right lately—and another one might be just around the corner. SlashGear reports that Asus has sent out a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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14'' HP laptop will run Windows, cost $199
— 9:18 AM on August 18, 2014

Microsoft is going after Chromebooks big time, and that means more ultra-cheap Windows laptops are coming. According to Liliputing, the next such system will...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Gartner: Chromebook sales to nearly triple by 2017
— 10:24 AM on August 12, 2014

Chromebooks are sprouting up all over the place these days. We'll apparently be seeing a lot more of them, too. Market research firm Gartner projects...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nvidia claims Haswell-class performance for Denver CPU core
— 6:36 PM on August 11, 2014

Some of Nvidia's CPU architects gave a talk at the Hot Chips symposium today, and they revealed some long-awaited details about  Nvidia's first custom CPU...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Nvidia's Shield Tablet reviewed
— 5:21 PM on August 11, 2014

Nvidia's Shield tablet has the heart of a game console and the soul of an enthusiast PC. It's incredibly fast, too, and it might...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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