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Red Dot Design spills some beans on the ASUS ZenFone 3

Red Dot Design spills some beans on the ASUS ZenFone 3

Red Dot is perhaps best known for the design recognition it awards to designers, products, and companies annually. This year, however, it will perhaps also be known for having revealed, accidentally or otherwise, images and details of devices yet to be publicly revealed. Joining the ranks of those leaked products is ASUS' 2016 flagship, unsurprisingly called the ZenFone 3. While technical details are also unsurprisingly slim, the data does reveal not just the overall design of the smartphone but even some of its key features.

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ASUS ZenFone 2 update bug eats up gigabytes of storage

ASUS ZenFone 2 update bug eats up gigabytes of storage

The ZenFone 2 is probably one of the most notable smartphones to come from ASUS, depending on which model you get. One of the first smartphones to bear 4 GB of RAM and paired with an Intel processor, the smartphone proved to be quite the beast and at a fraction of the price of its peers. However, an update pushed via OTA may have just made it turned it into the most unusable smartphone, with an errant log file growing uncontrollably to the point of eating up almost all available storage space on the ZenFone 2.

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ASUS ZenPad M gives IT admins a tool to lock down tablets

ASUS ZenPad M gives IT admins a tool to lock down tablets

It's not uncommon these days for businesses to have their workers user mobile devices, mostly Android tablets or iPads, but these aren't always customized, let alone protected, for work. That is why we have things like Android for Work, Samsung KNOX, and BlackBerry's Android enterprise apps to ensure security. Controlling those devices, however, is another story. ASUS is giving its own spin on Android for the enterprise, debuting the new ZenPad M tablets for professionals. The real highlight, however, aren't the tablets but the ADAM software.

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First Oculus Ready PCs revealed: bundle packs aplenty

First Oculus Ready PCs revealed: bundle packs aplenty

The first wave of Oculus Rift headsets are slated to start shipping next month. And if you've got one on pre-order, then it's probably about time you start thinking about your PC. If you've got an older machine, it likely won't be able to keep up with the demands of VR. And that's why Oculus has partnered with a few different companies to ship “Oculus Ready PCs.”

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Android Wear speakers activate today

Android Wear speakers activate today

Starting this afternoon, Android Wear smartwatches will be able to use their built-in speakers. Just so long as they have them installed. Users who have a Huawei Watch or the ASUS ZenWatch 2 (49mm) will be getting an Android Wear update that may surprise them. Believe it or not, these two watches (and some future watches) have a speaker inside that hasn't yet been activated. After this update from Google, it's go time.

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Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition updated with faster Intel chip

Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition updated with faster Intel chip

It's only been a couple months since we first talked about the Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition smartphone. Despite only having been around for a couple months, Asus has already upgraded the device to give it a slightly faster processor.

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Asus ZenFone 3 Z010DD surfaces in GFX Bench results

Asus ZenFone 3 Z010DD surfaces in GFX Bench results

Asus ZenFone fans have something to get excited about with some details of an unreleased new version of the ZenFone making the rounds today. A new ZenFone 3 configuration has turned up after testing via GFX Bench called the Z010DD. The benchmarks gave up some details on the hardware the phone has inside.

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ASUS ZenBeam projector, portable monitor lets you present anywhere

ASUS ZenBeam projector, portable monitor lets you present anywhere

Your office might be mobile and portable, but giving presentations on the spot, whether to a small group or a big audience, isn't. While there are a few portable projection solutions already in existence, ASUS' new ZenBeam projectors really take the cake when it comes to portability. After all, it's just as big as your smartphone. And when you need a better display close up, ASUS' new Portable USB Monitor can give your smartphone a bigger screen in a pinch.

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally brings its 3x optical zoom to the US

ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally brings its 3x optical zoom to the US

As predicted, 2016 will see a focus on smartphone photography, both in bringing it to the masses like LG's new K line, as well as pushing the boundaries like the ASUS ZenFone Zoom. This smartphone isn't exactly new, having been announced last year, also at CES. This time, however, ASUS is announcing that, yes, the smartphone will finally be available in the US, after months of availability in Europe. What sets the ZenFone Zoom apart from the crowd, even from ASUS's own ZenFone 2 Laser, is the addition of 3x Optical Zoom you won't easily find in smartphones.

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ZenFone Max promo video highlights massive battery

ZenFone Max promo video highlights massive battery

Asus has published a new video to build up some excitement over the ZenFone Max smartphone that was expected to have launched in October. The smartphone should be launching soon and the new promotional video highlights some of the specs of the device. One of the biggest features of the Max is its massive 5000 mAh internal battery.

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ASUS Chromebit finally launches for just $85

ASUS Chromebit finally launches for just $85

It was many months ago that Google and Asus announced the Chromebit, and now it's finally available for a price of only $85. Like a big brother to the Chromecast, the Chromebit is similar to other PC-on-a-stick models, except instead of Windows it's sporting Chrome OS. Just plug it into any HDMI-equiped TV or monitor, and it becomes a full-fledged Chromebook computer. The candy bar-sized stick is made by Asus, and features a full-sized USB port on the end.

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More Android Marshmallow updates announced: you may be next

More Android Marshmallow updates announced: you may be next

This week the folks at ASUS and OnePlus have made clear their intentions with a set of devices and their Google-made updates. According to ASUS, the next smartphone that'll be getting an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is the ZenFone 2. If you're not familiar, we've got a full review for you to look at. We called it "ASUS ZenFone 2 Review: a real mid-range smartphone kick in the pants." It's relatively inexpensive, it's available off-contract, and it's about to run the newest software available from Google.

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