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Toshiba Chromebook announced with 13.3-inch display and Haswell

Toshiba Chromebook announced with 13.3-inch display and Haswell

Toshiba has officially entered the Chromebook market with a 13.3-inch model that is expected to arrive for those in the US in February. The Toshiba Chromebook will be priced at $279.99 and bring Intel's Haswell platform with a promised battery life of up to nine hours. The display will have a familiar Chromebook resolution of 1366 x 768.

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Roku TV unveiled ahead of fall release

Roku TV unveiled ahead of fall release

Coming out of CES 2014, Roku has unveiled the Roku TV. This has them taking a step away from set-top boxes and into actual televisions. This setup will offer users access to the full Roku Channel Store which has more than 31,000 movies and 1,200 channels. Perhaps a bit more important for some, the Roku TV will have the same simplicity that we have seen with the set-top boxes.

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Liquid Image EGO LS wearable streams over Verizon LTE

Liquid Image EGO LS wearable streams over Verizon LTE

Liquid Image is showing a wearable camera here at CES, the Liquid Image Ego LS, which has been unveiled as the first "wearable and mountable 4G LTE enabled camera." The connectivity is through Verizon Wireless, but otherwise the camera has a wide angle 8 megapixel lens and can record video at up to 1080p at 30 frames per second.

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Wikipad Gamevice controller teased for Android and Windows 8

Wikipad Gamevice controller teased for Android and Windows 8

Coming just ahead of CES, Wikipad has unveiled their latest mobile gaming device. This one is called the Gamevice gamepad, though it isn't one we will be seeing next week at CES. In fact, while Wikipad has unveiled the Gamevice, they haven't said much in terms of when it will be available, or how much it will end up costing.

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HP employee layoffs grow by another 5,000

HP employee layoffs grow by another 5,000

Aside from some recent smartphone related rumors, much of the HP related chatter has surrounded the Chromebook 11. Or more specifically, the recall for the charger. While the rumor remains just that and the charger recall seems to be moving forward, the HP talk has once again shifted towards employee layoffs. This is far from the first we have heard on this subject, however it appears another 5,000 employees will be facing a not so happy new year.

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Final Cut Pro 10.1 update optimizes for the Mac Pro

Final Cut Pro 10.1 update optimizes for the Mac Pro

The Mac Pro has arrived and so has an updated version of Final Cut Pro. Parts of the update deal with 4K, and likely not a coincidence, this update also touched on that newly available Mac Pro. In this case Apple has said the Final Cut Pro 10.1 update has optimized playback and rendering for those using dual GPUs in the new Apple tower.

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Dell Venue 8 Pro review

Dell Venue 8 Pro review

Not to be confused by the Android tablet with a similar name, the Dell Venue 8 Pro is running Windows. Unlike the difference in operating systems though, there is one similarity to some of those Dell Android tablets, the processor. Dell has the Venue 8 Pro equipped with an Intel processor. Basically, we are looking at an 8-inch tablet running a full Windows installation here, so read on to check out the full SlashGear review.

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Microsoft looks towards eye-tracking study in Google EU antitrust case

Microsoft looks towards eye-tracking study in Google EU antitrust case

The Google EU antitrust case has been ongoing for quite sometime now. And while it seems to be never-ending, that isn't necessarily due to Google slowing the process. They have offered concessions several times now, and several times they have been told to resubmit. And well, it looks like Microsoft and other complainants are still not content and as a result, have commissioned an eye-tracking study.

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Microsoft may drop Windows Phone and Windows RT license fees

Microsoft may drop Windows Phone and Windows RT license fees

Microsoft appears to be considering a shift in strategy. The shift, assuming they move forward, would be one that would have them acting a bit more like Google. That is to say, giving Windows Phone and Windows RT to device makers for free and looking to supplement with advertisements and subscription revenue. Details here come by way of The Verge who are reporting the free versions are under "serious consideration" by Terry Myerson.

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Microsoft’s Project Spark enters public beta on Windows 8.1

Microsoft’s Project Spark enters public beta on Windows 8.1

Project Spark was announced for the Xbox One back in June. The game is described as being one that offers "an endless adventure where everything is customizable." Project Spark will allow users to play what other creators have built and also build for others. Basically, the users are the creators and the players. And there is a bit of good news for those who may have been waiting to get hands-on with Project Spark.

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Apple patent filing touches on facial recognition technology

Apple patent filing touches on facial recognition technology

A new patent filing suggests that Apple could be looking to include facial recognition technology on future hardware. The details come by way of a USPTO filing for patent number 8,600,120. More interesting than the number though, said filing talks of controlling a "personal computing device" using "face detection and recognition."

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Michael Dell goes on record supporting remote workers

Michael Dell goes on record supporting remote workers

Working from home took a hit earlier in the year when Marissa Mayer decided that all Yahoo employees would need to start working from a company office. The changes at Yahoo were then followed by Best Buy who similarly, pulled remote workers back into an office setting. There has been plenty of back and forth on the topic since, however it looks like not all feel the same way as Yahoo and Best Buy.

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