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Haswell 4th Generation Intel Core launch set for June 4th

Haswell 4th Generation Intel Core launch set for June 4th

Though the code-named "Haswell" generation of Intel Core processors has been finding itself the subject of reports and detail talks from the company that makes it for many, many months, it's today that the 4th generation of Intel processors gets its official ushering in to the public. This June 4th - that's just a couple days away - marks the point at which Intel suggests it's time to upgrade the innards of the generation of "2-in-1" computing: that's convertible computers - flipping screens, removable displays, and everything in-between.

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ASUS Haswell launch begins with all-in-ones and an M51

ASUS Haswell launch begins with all-in-ones and an M51

Today the Intel 4th Generation processor wave begins to creep up once again with ASUS letting it be known that they've got three machines that'll run this "Haswell" generation initially. The first of these is a single black and standard-looking M51 desktop PC - standard looking on the outside, that is - inside it's got a bit more of a punch. Then there's the ET2301 and ET2702, slim form-factor all-in-one PCs as well.

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PSA: Acer’s Android all-in-one won’t roll with Haswell

PSA: Acer’s Android all-in-one won’t roll with Haswell

Earlier this year a device code-named DA220HQL was introduced to the world - silently - this being the same device appearing along technology newslines being reported as brand new, and coming soon with Haswell inside. What's actually happened here is a bit of a mistaken identity - the device in question is, indeed, already on the market - and it comes with a dual-core Texas Instruments processor inside.

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IDC: tablets to overtake portable PCs by end of 2013

IDC: tablets to overtake portable PCs by end of 2013

According to the IDC (International Data Corporation)'s latest report on their Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, tablet computers are projected to overtake the mobile PC market by the end of this year. And more than that, the IDC suggests that tablet sales will grow past those of the entire PC market by the year 2015. If you're a keyboard lover, this might be good news for you - cheap computers on the horizon!

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Google Maps future explored: the map is now the user interface

Google Maps future explored: the map is now the user interface

A futuristic vision of Google Maps has been shown by the company this week at Google I/O 2013, the event set for developers but aimed at the public. Google spoke up about "The New Google Maps", as they called it, complete with expansions built around the user - each individual, that is. Exploring will be expanding in this new vision, built for the Google Search user using their Google account.

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Google Drive adds right-click sharing from desktop

Google Drive adds right-click sharing from desktop

Google has been rolling out updates to Drive at a moderate pace, having added improvements for iPhone back on April 8, for example. And while all the updates bring welcomed features, this latest one more or less trumps all the recent ones, adding a functionality found in many competitors' services and one sorely needed for power-users. Starting today, users can share content from within Google Drive on desktop with a simple click.

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Google+ Hangouts get Remote Desktop feature using Chrome technology

Google+ Hangouts get Remote Desktop feature using Chrome technology

Google+ has just issued an update that brings the remote desktop feature to Hangouts. With Hangouts Remote Desktop, your friends can give you permission to control their desktop through the Hangouts app. Because you're in a Hangout, you are still able to see each other and voice chat with each other while you're controlling the other person's computer, making troubleshooting much easier.

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Samsung expands ATIV brand in bid to keep product names simple

Samsung expands ATIV brand in bid to keep product names simple

This week Samsung has made it clear that they want to keep their Windows device to all live under one roof, that being the "ATIV" branding already in place on a variety of products. In a bid to make it clear that they're going to keep software and hardware cohesive, Samsung reports they'll no longer be limiting the brand name to devices that "convert" from one form to another - ATIV will instead keep the Windows world in one friendly nest.

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