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Remix OS to bring desktop-like Android to PCs, Macs on Jan. 12

Remix OS to bring desktop-like Android to PCs, Macs on Jan. 12

You're probably not familiar with the Chinese startup named Jide, but if you're anything of an Android fan, you better take note. The company is close to doing what many have tried but few have succeeded: giving Android a more desktop-friendly experiencece. FIrst there was the Jide Ultra tablet "Surface clone". Then came the Remix Mini mini PC. Starting 12th January, Jide will be embracing everyone and their hardware by releasing Remix OS 2.0 for PCs and Macs, or any Intel or AMD device basically. And for free!

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Canon SELPHY CP1200 compact photo printer gets more mobile

Canon SELPHY CP1200 compact photo printer gets more mobile

As mobile as we have become, we sometimes want our photos to also be as mobile as we are. And no, we're not just talking about the digital copies of those moments but sometimes even their physical manifestations. Portable photo printers haven't completely caught on yet, but that hasn't stopped the likes of Canon from pushing the product line forward. With the SELPHY CP1200, the camera and printer maker is toting the wireless compact printer's full mobility, with an optional direct-attachable battery and a new dedicated Wi-Fi button.

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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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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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