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VR goes portable with MSI’s new backpack computer

VR goes portable with MSI’s new backpack computer

Good news, everyone! Now there's a way to finally enjoy virtual reality while one the go! No, I'm not talking about Samsung's phone-based Gear VR, or even using a headset in a really wide, open space — like a warehouse. I mean using a high-end headset, like the Rift or Vive, while it's still tethered to a powerful PC. How is this possible? MSI has a simple solution: just strap the rig to your back!

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Blocks modular smartwatch teams with Qualcomm

Blocks modular smartwatch teams with Qualcomm

The Blocks modular smartwatch project is still underway, and is looking more promising all the time. Blocks Wearables, the company behind the smartwatch, has announced a new collaboration with Qualcomm at Computex in Taipei, revealing that the maker’s Snapdragon 400 will be powering the wearable. The smartwatch will be running Android Lollipop, and will feature a round display alongside modular components for expanding its functionality in much the same way Google's Project Ara smartphone uses modules. The company behind the watch has also found a manufacturer.

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Zotac Zbox MA760 mini PC has a quartet of DisplayPort outputs

Zotac Zbox MA760 mini PC has a quartet of DisplayPort outputs

If you are in the market for a very small form factor PC that has the ability to support multiple monitors, the Zotac Zbox MA760 might be exactly what you are looking for. The PC isn’t exactly bristling with performance, but it's not bad for a mini PC. The biggest feature is certainly the ability for it to support four monitors at one time. The four video outputs are all DisplayPort.

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Windows Phone devices will hit sub-$200 this year, exec says

Windows Phone devices will hit sub-$200 this year, exec says

What would entice you to give Windows Phone a shot? The phone would obviously have to be nice, but what if it were a good $100-$200 cheaper than the competition? According to Microsoft, that’s exactly what you’re about to see from them.

 

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SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD poised to level up PC gaming

SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD poised to level up PC gaming

It has been a year and a day since SanDisk unveiled its Extreme II SSD. Now, at Computex once more, the flash storage manufacturer is announcing the evolution of this solid state storage device, the Extreme PRO, a drive that it is selling to be the drive for hardcore PC gaming, graphics-intensive applications, and serious multimedia work.

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ASUS Transformer Book Flip does yoga, totes NVIDIA graphics

ASUS Transformer Book Flip does yoga, totes NVIDIA graphics

ASUS isn't done yet with its Computex lineup. Saving what could be the best for last, the manufacturer has announced the Transformer Book Flip, sporting a familiar folding hybrid form factor, but with chips that could give others of its kind a run for their money.

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ASUS Fonepad 8 crosses the threshold of phablets

ASUS Fonepad 8 crosses the threshold of phablets

If you thought that 6.3-inch phablets were bad enough, then this new ASUS Fonepad unveiled at Computex 2014 might give you nightmares. While there is also a new Fonepad 7 on the showroom floor, it is probably the 8-inch Fonepad that has stolen much of the spotlight and attention, whether for good or bad.

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ASUS MeMO Pad 7 and MeMO Pad 8 flaunt decent specs

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 and MeMO Pad 8 flaunt decent specs

Continuing its barrage of new devices at Computex 2014, ASUS has unveiled the MeMO Pad 7 and the MeMO Pad 8. But while its MeMO brand is usually reserved for its more budget-friendly selection, these two new tablets, particularly the larger of the two, do have some things to be proud of.

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Dell Inspiron Series 2-in-1 duo arrive this month

Dell Inspiron Series 2-in-1 duo arrive this month

In addition to updated Venue 7 and 8 tablets, Dell has rolled out the red carpet for a couple new Inspiration convertibles, both of them being 2-in-1 offerings able to fold into tablets. Unlike the Venue slates, the new Inspiron devices will be available starting later this month.

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ASUS Transformer Book V and T300 Chi redefine hybrid line

ASUS Transformer Book V and T300 Chi redefine hybrid line

At Computex 2014, ASUS let out a flood of new devices, some of them intriguing, some of them amusing. Included in this lineup is the next batch of Transformer Book hybrids, the five-mode Transformer Book V and the ultra thin Transformer Book T300 Chi.

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That’s no HTC One tablet, it’s an NVIDIA Tegra 4 developer platform

That’s no HTC One tablet, it’s an NVIDIA Tegra 4 developer platform

Earlier today an NVIDIA demonstration at Computex revealed a bit about their upcoming tablet processor Tegra 4, doing so on a tablet that looked - if we had to guess - like something HTC would deliver to the masses. Instead of this 7-inch tablet being the HTC One slate we've always dreamed of, NVIDIA has confirmed that it is, instead, simply a demonstration device made by NVIDIA for NVIDIA use only.

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ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 vs Nexus 7: what you gain and what you lose

ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 vs Nexus 7: what you gain and what you lose

This week at Computex, ASUS has revealed the MeMo Pad HD 7, a direct competitor for the Google Nexus 7, both of them working with a 7-inch display and both of them made by the same company. Though it may seem strange at first for ASUS to create a tablet that's so extremely similar to the machine they've got in their deal with Google, the different bits and pieces offered with this new machine may make all the difference. And it all starts with color choices.

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