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Google officially discontinues Nexus 7 tablet

Google officially discontinues Nexus 7 tablet

If you're in the market for an affordable, highly-rated, not-too-big-not-too-small tablet, your chances to buy the Nexus 7 are quickly running out. If you were planning to purchase one from Google directly, then your ship has already sailed. That's because the company officially discontinued the 7-inch tablet on Friday, and is no longer selling it on the Google Store's website. You can still find one from other places, but you better act fast.

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ASUS heads to watch shops with VivoWatch

ASUS heads to watch shops with VivoWatch

The device you're about to see does not run Android Wear. This is the ASUS VivoWatch, and it's bucking the trend set by its competitors by running its own unique operating system. Inside you'll find 10-day battery life and software that lends itself to health and fitness tracking for its wearer. This watch isn't headed to smartphone stores, like so many other wearable devices released recently. Instead, the ASUS VivoWatch is headed to Goldsmith stores, Watches of Switzerland, and WatchShop dot com.

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ASUS ZenFone 2 with 4GB RAM switches through games with ease

ASUS ZenFone 2 with 4GB RAM switches through games with ease

The advent of 64-bit processors on mobile was seen to herald support for more RAM inside smartphones and tablets. But to this day, you can probably count on the fingers of one hand the devices that come with even 4 GB of memory. The ASUS ZenFone 2 is one of those, bearing 4 GB of RAM inside. But what does that exactly mean in practice? YouTube user L BS provides a video demonstrating just that, swiftly and smoothly multi-tasking between one of the most resource intensive type of mobile apps: games.

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ASUS VivoWatch sports 10-day battery life

ASUS VivoWatch sports 10-day battery life

The device you're about to see does not run Android Wear. Instead, ASUS has opted to run their own Android-based operating system aboard this new ASUS VivoWatch under a black-and-white panel. There's also a lovely green-colored bar which we'll find the meaning to in the near future - this is the pre-announcement that ASUS has released this morning, after all, while they'll be holding a full event tomorrow. This event takes place during Milan Design Week.

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Android Lollipop may be bad for Nexus 5, Nexus 7

Android Lollipop may be bad for Nexus 5, Nexus 7

Just after we saw Apple’s newest iOS update fix a bevy of bugs (and add at least one more), it’s Google’s turn to take some heat for Android. According to posts in Google Product Forums, some Nexus users are seeing their devices lock up, sometimes for no reason at all. This seems to affect both Nexus 7 and Nexus 5 — but not the Nexus 6. There isn’t even one Android update we can point to. All we know is Lollipop might be bricking devices.

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PC market down — Apple, Lenovo, HP are all up

PC market down — Apple, Lenovo, HP are all up

By and large, we’re not interested in PCs as much as we used to be. A recent study by Gartner suggests the PC market took a dip once again, with sales slipping 1.3% over this time last year. While the lump-sum “Others” are largely at fault, even Dell saw their numbers take a hit, dropping 3.8% versus Q1 2014. Others are surprisingly up, though, with Lenovo leading the charge, gaining 13.5% over last year. Apple also made significant headway, proving the changes made to their Macs are having positive effects.

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ASUS MeMO Pad 7 LTE outed in USA with AT&T

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 LTE outed in USA with AT&T

ASUS is back in the USA-based mobile game with a device known as the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 LTE. This device is coming with both post-paid and GoPhone (pre-paid) options, rolling out on the carrier as early as April 24th. This machine works with a 7-inch display using IPS+ LCD display technology at 888 x 1280 pixels. That's sharper than an iPad mini, while the iPad mini 2 and 3 have 2048 x 1536 resolutions. The biggest competitors to this device with AT&T include the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE.

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ASUS Chromebit packs Chrome OS into an HDMI dongle

ASUS Chromebit packs Chrome OS into an HDMI dongle

The Chromecast has now got a big brother, the ASUS Chromebit, packing a full Chromebook into an HDMI dongle that can turn any display into a Chrome OS computer. Plugging straight into a spare HDMI port, and running exactly the same Chrome OS software as any other Chrome machine, the stick marks a further expansion in form-factors for the platform, which began with straightforward notebooks but has since progressed to desktops, all-in-ones, and convertible tablets. It's also promising to be one of the most inexpensive ways to play with Google's web-centric software.

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ASUS’ Chromebook Flip is a convertible Chrome OS steal

ASUS’ Chromebook Flip is a convertible Chrome OS steal

We've had cheap and cheerful Chromebooks, and expensive, high-end flagships like Pixel, but ASUS has finally delivered a premium-feeling Chrome OS convertible at a price you'll do a double-take at. Intended to raise the stakes for Windows notebooks, not to mention undercut more than a few tablets, the ASUS Chromebook Flip manages to deliver a Full HD IPS touchscreen, a convertible hinge, and fully metal construction for just $249.

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ASUS ROG G501 gaming laptop unveiled

ASUS ROG G501 gaming laptop unveiled

ASUS has introduced a couple of refreshed gaming laptops, as well as one that is brand new: the ASUS Republic of Gamers G501 notebook. This machine has the looks gamers have come to expect from a tailored laptop -- black with red trimming -- but more importantly the hardware needed to play today's games. The machine features a 15.6-inch IPS matte display with a high 3840 x 2160 resolution, something that is joined by ample storage and memory, a powerful processor, and more.

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