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HP Chromebook 11 Review

HP Chromebook 11 Review

Following the Acer C720, which we recently reviewed, HP has brought its own new Chrome OS-harboring laptop to the market, the Chromebook 11. Unlike some of the other Chromebooks that are available, HP has elected to aim its focus on the design aspect of its offering, bringing to market a small laptop that in some ways resembles an older MacBook, adding a splash of color and the ability to charge from a standard smartphone charger into the mix. With this design-centric focus comes a slightly higher price tag than competing Chromebooks, being priced at $279 USD while the new Acer C720 is priced at $249. Read on for our full SlashGear review to see whether the Chromebook meets its premium pricing.

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Product (RED) Mac Pro: Jony Ive makes one-off crimson workstation

Product (RED) Mac Pro: Jony Ive makes one-off crimson workstation

A one-off Product (RED) Mac Pro specially created by Apple's Jony Ive and Marc Newson will go up for charity auction next month, with Sotheby's expecting the beautiful red anodized desktop to make as much as $60,000. A special edition - of one - benefiting the AIDS charity, the customized Mac Pro takes the standard black version we went hands-on with earlier this week, and gives the casing and chassis an eye-catching new color treatment.

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OS X Mavericks upgrade already on 5.5% of Macs says report

OS X Mavericks upgrade already on 5.5% of Macs says report

Apple's OS X Mavericks free upgrade on Tuesday saw 5.5-percent of Mac owners update within 24 hours, new research suggests, significantly outpacing the rate of Mountain Lion adoption in 2012. A sampling of North American Mac users by ad network Chitika indicated upgrades of this week's free OS release reached levels that the $19.99 Mountain Lion took around four days to hit, suggesting that Apple's decision to slash the price made a significant difference to how eagerly it was adopted.

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Mac Pro 2013 hands-on

Mac Pro 2013 hands-on

Back when Apple first teased the Mac Pro 2013 at WWDC 2013 earlier this year it gave us few details and even less of a chance to get our hands on the barrel-shaped powerhouse. This time around, we have pricing, a release date, and even the chance to get our grubby fingers on the new Mac Pro's casing and its internal parts, thanks to a splayed-out disassembly showing the innovative new cooling core system. Read on for some first-impressions of the most powerful Mac you can carry with one hand.

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ASUS ET2321 all-in-one appears with slimline presentation

ASUS ET2321 all-in-one appears with slimline presentation

This week the folks at ASUS have shown off a computer that you may feel that you've seen before - it's part of a new wave of all-in-one machines that's cut down to their most minimal appearance. You've got a display with a flat black bezel and no edge save one metal bottom and the logo ASUS. This machine is the ASUS ET2321 and it's headed to the market with 4th generation Intel Core processor technology soon.

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Google using $10m quantum computer to understand Glass future

Google using $10m quantum computer to understand Glass future

Google has used some of the most advanced computing technology, quantum chips in the D-Wave computer it has bought with NASA, to address one of the most basic issues in its Glass wearable: figuring out if users are blinking on purpose or involuntarily. The perhaps humdrum implementation, revealed for the first time this week in a film about the technology, has seen the quantum computer - which is based at Google's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab - bring its ability to examine complex multiples of possibilities effectively simultaneously to bear on refining the algorithms involved in Glass and its non-traditional control systems.

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