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Xi3 introduces 7 series modular computer, hints at partnership with Valve

Xi3 introduces 7 series modular computer, hints at partnership with Valve

Xi3 has taken some time at this year's Pepcom to reveal the new 7 series modular computer. The Xi3 7 series is comprised of the 5A and the 7A, with both pulling only 20 watts and each computer as a whole coming in at only 4-inches per side. This could mean big things for computing, and indeed, it seems that Xi3's goal is to make computing more accessible to a wider range of people.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch hands-on

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch hands-on

Lenovo is announcing its fair share of brand new products at CES 2013, but its also giving some of its older products a refresh so they'll act as better Windows 8 machines. One such line of products getting a refresh is the Lenovo U series. This is essentially the same exact thing as older IdeaPad U310 models, but there's one key feature being added with this latest release: touch.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 hands-on

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 hands-on

We already got to spend a little up-close-and-personal time with the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S, but now it's time to check out the latest in a long line of ThinkPads. Say hello to the new ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531, a couple of brand new Windows 8 laptops from Lenovo. The company revealed these two new laptops before CES 2013 kicked off, but today we received our first look at the OneKey technology the company has been pushing.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S hands-on

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S hands-on

Lenovo has been showing off a lot of devices here at CES, but one of the devices I've personally been most interested in is the IdeaPad Yoga 11S. After Windows 8 launched last year, I reviewed the IdeaPad Yoga 13, a computer that I ultimately liked a lot. A big reason why I liked the Yoga 13 was because of its 360-degree hinge, which allowed for four different configurations - laptop mode, stand mode, tent mode and tablet mode. It was incredibly cool, and I'm glad to see the same hinge present in the smaller Yoga 11S.

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Rhapsody comes to Ford and Lincoln vehicles through SYNC AppLink

Rhapsody comes to Ford and Lincoln vehicles through SYNC AppLink

While we've got all sorts of cool little gadgets to check out here at CES, a number of car manufacturers are also showing off whats new with their vehicles. One of these car manufacturers is Ford, which today announced that Rhapsody will soon be available in Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC AppLink. This is the first time Rhapsody has been fully integrated with vehicles, so this is certainly pretty big for the popular music streaming service.

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Trakdot baggage tracking lets you follow your luggage in real-time

Trakdot baggage tracking lets you follow your luggage in real-time

With a significant number of the world's technology bloggers and journalists descending on Las Vegas this week for CES, losing luggage was a very real threat. It's an occurrence that is never welcome, but just because the airline loses your baggage, it doesn't mean you have to be left in the dark as to where it ended up. Trakdot is trying to take some of the stress out of losing track of your baggage by introducing its new Trakdot Luggage tracker this week at the show.

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Griffin launches two iOS-based POS platforms

Griffin launches two iOS-based POS platforms

We're seeing a lot of retailers and restaurants using technology-based point of sale systems these days, and Griffin wants to be the one that they turn to before anyone else. This week at CES 2013, the company has announced two new point of sale solutions for restaurants and retailers alike. Griffin has decided that iOS is where its at when it comes to POS systems, with both of these new offerings using the iPad in some way, shape or form.

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Withings introduces Smart Body Analyzer and Smart Activity Tracker

Withings introduces Smart Body Analyzer and Smart Activity Tracker

Putting in the effort to get healthy can't usually be described as fun, and when you add that to the fact that it can be difficult to track everything you should be tracking, you have the recipe for a bunch of goals that never get completed. Luckily, CES is here and Withings has just introduced a pair of new products that can track almost every health-related statistic you can think of. If you've been struggling to get in shape, these products might be worth a look, if only because they should make the process of tracking your progress a bit easier.

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AcerCloud expands support to iOS with new features

AcerCloud expands support to iOS with new features

It was at last year’s CES that Acer was seen touting the features of AcerCloud, but this year, the company has more to talk about. Acer has announced that AcerCloud will soon be expanding to iOS, meaning consumers will be able to share files between Apple’s mobile OS, Android, and Windows. This platform expansion wasn’t the only thing Acer announced today, though, as AcerCloud will also be getting a few interesting new features.

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Acer Iconia B1-A71 budget tablet announced to challenge Nexus 7

Acer Iconia B1-A71 budget tablet announced to challenge Nexus 7

Just as the prophecies foretold, Acer has revealed the Iconia B1-A71, a new budget tablet that seems to serve as the company's answer to the wildly popular Nexus 7. We've been hearing for a while that Acer was working on an inexpensive 7-inch tablet, and today that device was officially revealed. As you might expect, the Iconia B1-A71 isn't the most powerful tablet on the block, but its decent hardware and budget price might be enough to bring consumers flocking.

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3M 84-inch multi-touch table eyes-on

3M 84-inch multi-touch table eyes-on

We've seen a lot of really impressive products at CES Unveiled, but one of the coolest has to be this massive multi-touch table from 3M. Coming in at 84-inches in size, it's safe to classify this thing as a beast. Even though 3M doesn't have a price figured out yet, we can naturally assume that this bad boy is going to cost a significant amount of money.

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Genius Gila gaming mouse hands-on

Genius Gila gaming mouse hands-on

We've heard about Genius' new Gila gaming mouse before, but here at CES, Genius is showing it off. The Gila is part of the company's GX gaming series, and it certainly looks like a mouse for the gamer who takes their hardware seriously. FPS players will have no problem finding value in this mouse, as Genius has implement at least one feature aimed at giving competitive FPS players an edge.

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