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Dell’s new Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1 takes on Surface

Dell’s new Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1 takes on Surface

Making a Surface-style 2-in-1 is all the rage, and Dell isn't to be left out, bringing two detachables to CES 2016 this week. The Dell Latitude 12 7000 Series 2-in-1 and its Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 sibling each pack Intel's latest 6th-gen Core processors and Windows 10, and as the names suggest feature a removable keyboard.

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Dell aims high-end with carbon fiber ultraportable

Dell aims high-end with carbon fiber ultraportable

Apple's MacBook may be the coveted ultraportable on the block, but PC notebook makers like Dell aren't going to leave it that way. The new Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series squeezes a 13.3-inch display into a form-factor more akin to a 12-inch, just 2.48 pounds but with niceties like optional WWAN.

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Dell throws OLED and wireless charging at UltraSharp displays

Dell throws OLED and wireless charging at UltraSharp displays

Just when you think monitors can't excite you any more, along comes something huge, pretty to the eyes, or just plain clever to show you otherwise. Dell has ticked a few of those boxes with its CES 2016 line-up, with the UltraSharp 24 Wireless Monitor and UltraSharp 30 Ultra HD OLED monitor sharing top billing in the range.

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Samsung Chromebook 3 packs Celeron N3050 processor

Samsung Chromebook 3 packs Celeron N3050 processor

Samsung has trotted out a new member of its Chromebook family with the Chromebook 3 being unveiled in Las Vegas at CES 2016 today. The Chromebook 3 promises to be simple, fast, compact, and light. It aims at business and schools that need a portable experience that is cheaper to own than ultraportable Windows machines.

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HP Pavilion x2 12″ adds USB-C and bigger screen to budget convertible

HP Pavilion x2 12″ adds USB-C and bigger screen to budget convertible

HP's Pavilion X2 proved to be a budget Windows 10 detachable tablet surprise, and now it's getting a bigger brother. Launched at CES 2016 this week, the HP Pavilion x2 12" bumps the display from 10-inches to 12-inches, but keeps the easily-docked tablet display and removable keyboard section that turns the x2 from a notebook to a slate and vice-versa.

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HP EliteBook Folio hands-on: Is this Windows’ MacBook killer?

HP EliteBook Folio hands-on: Is this Windows’ MacBook killer?

Apple's 12-inch MacBook has some real competition, and it's wearing an HP badge. The HP EliteBook Folio G1 might not have the snappy name of its OS X rival, but the Windows 10 ultraportable certainly addresses some of the key criticisms fired at the sleek - but port-lite - Apple machine.

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HP Spectre X360 15″ adds 4K to slick convertible

HP Spectre X360 15″ adds 4K to slick convertible

If bigger is better then HP's new Spectre X360 15", a larger version of its coveted X360 convertible, is onto a winner. Scaling up the touchscreen Windows 10 notebook from 13.3- to 15.6-inches, the new Spectre still keeps the machined aluminum body and clever hinge design, but now offers up to 4K resolution.

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Maingear Alpha 34 AIO PC has gaming grade hardware inside

Maingear Alpha 34 AIO PC has gaming grade hardware inside

Maingear has pulled the wraps off a new all-in-one PC called the Alpha 34 that is made specifically for gamers who want an AIO computer, but also want the high-end gaming hardware that modern games demand. The machine has a massive 34-inch curved display that supports resolution up to 3840 x 1440.

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Qarnot’s Q.rad reuses computing heat to provide warmth to rooms

Qarnot’s Q.rad reuses computing heat to provide warmth to rooms

Almost all computer users, especially PC gamers, would prefer their machines not to emit heat at all. In fact, a whole market exists to offer different, and sometimes almost insane, ways to cool down computers. There are times, however, when heat output is unavoidable, like when it comes to server farms. French computing company Qarnot has designed a way to turn that fact of life to people's benefits. First is to distribute computing power across the Internet instead of locating them all in a single physical space. The second is to reuse the heat from those nodes to provide heating for homes. Introducing Q.rad, claimed to be the world's smartest heater.

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Researchers create breakthrough light-based microprocessor

Researchers create breakthrough light-based microprocessor

Researchers working together from the University of Colorado Boulder, University of California, Berkeley, and MIT have developed a new and groundbreaking microprocessor that uses light rather than electricity to move data at very high speed. While moving that data around very quickly, the light-based processor consumes very little energy making it much more power efficient than current processors.

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Intel has new chips with some odd model numbers

Intel has new chips with some odd model numbers

Intel is just in the middle of its regular processor release cadence but that doesn't mean it won't be launching some new chips in between. It has, in fact, added a total of 8 new processors, not only for its new 6th gen Skylake family but even for the previous line of Broadwell chips. Intel even has two new ultra-low voltage Celeron processors. The list, however, is populated by six chips whose model numbers are either rare or, in one case, has never been seen before.

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Two new system can help driverless cars see better

Two new system can help driverless cars see better

Self-driving cars, in order to perform their seemingly magical feats of technological marvel, need to be able to answer three critical questions: where the car is, what's around the car, and what should the car do next based on the first two questions. That third question can be sufficiently answered by complex algorithms and software. Two different but related researches at the University of Cambridge are seeking to answer the other two.

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