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Toshiba AC100 Review

Toshiba AC100 Review

Companion devices come in all shapes and sizes, from big-screen smartphones through tablets to netbooks and ultraportables, but Toshiba is hoping that by borrowing a little of each they'll find a gap in the market. The Toshiba AC100 looks like a netbook but runs Android, an OS we're more familiar with on smartphones or, more recently, tablets. The company reckons a traditional keyboard and NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor should make the AC100 the best multimedia, browsing and communication ultraportable around, but is Android being asked to do more than it's currently capable of? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Lesance GSN801GAW Gaming Laptop Packs a Punch, Not the Looks

Lesance GSN801GAW Gaming Laptop Packs a Punch, Not the Looks

It seems that the bigger you get in the gaming laptop market, the faster the beautiful aesthetics drop off. The new GSN801GAW gaming laptop from Lesance follows this trend, packing enough power in the features department for anyone looking for their next gaming laptop to give it a second look, but it certainly won't be winning any beauty pageants any time soon.

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Cisco Umi HD Video Conferencing System for the Consumer Announced

Cisco Umi HD Video Conferencing System for the Consumer Announced

As far as rumors go, Cisco's video conferencing set-up meant for the general consumer has been at the top of the list for a few months now. Cisco has finally come forward with an official announcement today, pulling the curtain off their brand new HD video conferencing system, now called Umi. As far as hardware goes, you'll have a couple of things set up around your TV, but that's a small price to pay for being able to talk to your loved ones on your TV.

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QNAP NMP-1000P network media player offers vast format support

QNAP NMP-1000P network media player offers vast format support

QNAP has outed its latest network media player, the NMP-1000P, a compact STB that offers Full HD 1080p video, Dolby and DTS digital surround sound, optional NAS functionality and internet media streaming.  Able to gobble up a 3.5-inch hard-drive in its internal bay - either for storing local content or acting as a backup drive for networked computers - the NMP-1000P uses Sigma Designs new 667MHz SMP8643 SoC video/audio decoder.

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HDCP anti-copy software exploit released: can crack 1080p in real-time

HDCP anti-copy software exploit released: can crack 1080p in real-time

Intel's suggestion that they didn't expect a software exploit using the cracked HDCP anti-copy protection seems to have been a red rag to a bull (or at least to the coding community), as its taken less than two weeks for just such an exploit to be developed.  Rob Johnson and Mikhail Rubnich have created an open-source decoding system which they're describing as a proof of concept, yet which is still capable of cracking HDCP on 1080p sources in real-time (on a powerful enough machine).

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Bose VideoWave Crams Everything Into the TV

Bose VideoWave Crams Everything Into the TV

Today, Bose announced something that many probably didn't expect: a TV. But, it's not just a TV, either. Bose managed to cram just about everything into the VideoWave, and it even features a customized User Interface, which Bose hopes will make navigation simpler, and with less clutter. Instead of having your HDTV and a separate sound system, you just have the TV, and the sound system's inside of that.

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Origin EON 17 Gaming Notebook Unveiled, Ships in October

Origin EON 17 Gaming Notebook Unveiled, Ships in October

Origin have launched their brand new gaming notebook, the EON 17, sticking to the old adage, "You get what you pay for." Offering the customization options that PC/notebook gamers expect, plus throwing the kitchen sink into the deal as well, the EON 17's price tag will ecstatically showcase how much time and effort you're willing to put into designing your monster of a gaming notebook. With a price tag that starts at $2,499, you can expect that climbing the options ladder only sees significant increases to that price.

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