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Acer Chromebook R 13 takes aim at large tablets, convertibles

Acer Chromebook R 13 takes aim at large tablets, convertibles

Chromebooks are getting a new lease on life, ironically thanks to the promised support for Android apps, which is actually still coming. That waiting period is almost a perfect time for manufacturers like Acer to put out new Chromebook models that switch from laptop to tablet and anything else in between. Indeed, the new Chromebook R 13 unveiled here at IFA 2016, like the R 11 before it, is one such device. But with a larger screen and (somewhat mediocre) mobile specs, the Chromebook R 13 isn’t just competing among dozens of low-priced Chromebooks. It is also in a race against larger Android tablets and, of course, Windows 10 convertibles.

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Acer Spin notebook series offers a dizzying array of choices

Acer Spin notebook series offers a dizzying array of choices

Leave it to Acer to flood IFA 2016 with a wide assortment of consumer devices, including, of course, Windows 10 laptops. With a naming convention that seems to defy logic, the new Spin notebooks have something to offer for every member of the family and for every computing use case, from the sleek and premium-looking Spin 7, down to the more portable Spin 1 fit for students. At least the “Spin” name isn’t just for show, as all notebooks transform from laptop to tablet in no time flat.

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Apple iCloud rises higher with new 2TB offer

Apple iCloud rises higher with new 2TB offer

For the modern computer user and knowledge worker, cloud storage is an inevitable fact of life. For mobile device users with very limited internal storage, it becomes a necessity. Apple’s iPhones have long been criticized by some camps for lacking a data storage expansion option and the company is unlikely to change its ways. Instead, it is now offering even more space on its iCloud storage service, up to 2 TB in fact, to give more room for your photos, videos, and files.

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Meet Intel 7th Gen Core, the 4K, VR-ready “Kaby Lake” processors

Meet Intel 7th Gen Core, the 4K, VR-ready “Kaby Lake” processors

If we're post-PC, nobody told Intel: the chip company has higher hopes than ever for the computer - albeit in a range of form-factors - running its new 7th Gen "Kaby Lake" Core processors, officially announced today. With headline 7th Gen vs 6th Gen improvements including swifter, less power-intensive media playback and processing, the ability to do serious gaming on the move, and broader support for next-generation interconnects like Thunderbolt and USB-C plus security features like Windows Hello, Intel sees Kaby Lake as more than just a speed bump.

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HacBook Elite is an OS X laptop with upgradable hardware

HacBook Elite is an OS X laptop with upgradable hardware

If you have ever wanted to own a MacBook but can't bring yourself to drop the kind of money Apple wants for its notebooks, here is your chance to own a Mac OS X machine on the very cheap. This will likely be a very short chance too, Apple will beat the HP out of this company with a hammer in short order. We have seen it before so get your wallet out and order expedited shipping. The machine is called the HacBook Elite and it started life as an HP notebook before having OS X installed to make a fully upgradable Mac computer.

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LG also announces an UltraWide curved gaming monitor

LG also announces an UltraWide curved gaming monitor

Just two days ago, Samsung revealed two curved gaming monitors. Unsurprisingly, LG is now also unveiling its monitor lineup that will debut on the IFA 2016 floor. While both monitors sport the same 21:9 UltraWide aspect ratio and curved bodies, LG is particularly proud of the 34UC79G, what it bills, perhaps incorrectly, as the world’s first gaming monitor with such features, trying to bring the marketing usually employed on living room TVs to desktop and gaming setups.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 finally gets its battery fix update

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 finally gets its battery fix update

Surface Pro 3 users have been getting pretty tense about the lives of their tablet/laptop hybrids over battery issues that somewhat mysteriously appeared just after the device reached the end of its warranty period. Some even already had theirs shipped for an out-of-warranty replacement, which, of course, costs no small amount of money. Hopefully, they can now breathe a sigh of relief as Microsoft has finally released the firmware update that will fix the issue once and for all. Or at least that’s the promise.

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Surface Book 2 may have surfaced via Microsoft Instagram page

Surface Book 2 may have surfaced via Microsoft Instagram page

Fans of the Microsoft Surface Book are aflutter after an image Microsoft posted to its Instagram page appears to show a new version of the high-end computer. The image appears to show a Surface Book with a different hinge design under the screen and above the keyboard. The first image in the story here is a comparison of the image Microsoft posted that has caused so much stir and the other is the original Surface Book.

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Dexmo exoskeleton VR gloves inches to a final product

Dexmo exoskeleton VR gloves inches to a final product

Back in 2014, before the first commercial VR headsets hit the market, Chinese company Dexta Robotics was already asking the hard questions: how do you implement user input and interaction without breaking the illusion of an immersive virtual reality world. Although its Dexmo Kickstarter was canceled, the company continued working on the idea of exoskeleton gloves for VR. And based on its latest video and PR materials, it seems quite ready to take the new Dexmo into the final phase of an actual, commercial product.

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Android Nougat unofficially ported to Raspberry Pi 3

Android Nougat unofficially ported to Raspberry Pi 3

Hungry for some Nougat but don’t really have a Nexus nor plan to buy an LG V20 when it comes out? If you don’t mind not being able to bring along your Android 7.0 with you and have a spare Raspberry Pi 3 lying around, then you’re in for a treat. Peter Yoon, who was responsible for bringing Android TV to the extremely popular single board computer (SBC), has done it again, this time with Android 7.0 Nougat. Of course it’s not yet stable nor is it official, but since “official” will probably never happen, this is a modder’s best bet.

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Anker recalls, refunds USB-C cable over faulty implementation

Anker recalls, refunds USB-C cable over faulty implementation

Things might be getting a bit dangerous in USB-C land as poorly or even wrongly implemented accessories threaten to damage devices. USB-C “Crusader” Benson Leung, with help from Nathan K. exposed one such accessory, Anker’s Powerline 3.1Gen2 USB-C cable, that could damage a smartphone after it was used to charge a higher voltage device like a laptop. To its credit, Anker did the right thing and have issued a recall of the faulty cable as well as a refund to customers who have already purchased the said accessory.

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The Wolfe empowers Macs and MacBooks for gaming, VR

The Wolfe empowers Macs and MacBooks for gaming, VR

Laptops and notebooks are great for portable computing, but when you need the heavy artillery, you hare mostly out of luck. Unless you have one of those high performance gaming laptops that are so heavy and hot (literally) they might as well be desktops. Or you can back this Kickstarter almost ominously named the Wolfe, which gives Macs, MacBooks, or really any computer with a Thunderbolt 2 or 3 port, the graphics processing power to drive games as well as virtual reality experiences.

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