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Samsung Chromebook 2 packs Intel chip for entry-level

Samsung Chromebook 2 packs Intel chip for entry-level

Samsung has launched a new version of its Chromebook 2, an 11.6-inch notebook running Google's Chrome OS and powered by an Intel processor rather than one of the South Korean's own Exynos ARM chips. The new notebook will drop at under $250, challenging low-cost Windows laptops in the process, while battery life will be a healthy nine hours according to Samsung's estimates. On the outside, meanwhile, there's a faux-leather finish which is likely to prove divisive among Chromebook buyers.

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Basis Peak wearable tracks activities and sleep 24/7

Basis Peak wearable tracks activities and sleep 24/7

Intel company Basis has introduced a new wearable called Peak -- a smartwatch type of wristband that is set to arrive in November for a comfortable $199 USD. With the band will come both fitness and sleep tracking, constantly monitoring your data both day and night.

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Nixie wearable brings a personal drone to your wrist

Nixie wearable brings a personal drone to your wrist

Earlier this year, Intel kicked off its Make it Wearable challenge, a mission to take wearable technology and do things with it that haven't yet been done -- that, maybe, no one had even thought of yet. The finalists are in, and among them is one unique undertaking: a wearable drone that flies from your wrist when needed.

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Windows 8.1 hits the ultra-budget tablet market with PiPO

Windows 8.1 hits the ultra-budget tablet market with PiPO

The PiPO W4 is an ultra-budget tablet, the kind of tablet you’d expect to be running Android. But it’s not some less-than-worthy junker. It’s running Windows 8.1 - so there’s no way it’s not going to get done what you need to get done, right?

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Intel Smart Wireless Charging Bowl will arrive late this year

Intel Smart Wireless Charging Bowl will arrive late this year

Intel's Smart Wireless Charging Bowl, which we first saw back at CES 2014, will be hitting shelves towards the end of this year, putting its availability date in the midst of the holiday shopping season. The news comes from the company's CEO Brian Krzanich, who made the announcement yesterday.

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Meet Jimmy, the robot pal to put Intel’s Edison in your home

Meet Jimmy, the robot pal to put Intel’s Edison in your home

The idea of domestic robots isn't new, but Intel and Trossen Robotics are aiming to make it actually happen with the 3D-printed Jimmy powered by the chip firm's new Edison development board. Trossen has been offering the original Jimmy for some time now, a $16,000 'bot powered by an Intel Core i5 chip, but its new little brother - the HR-OS1 - promises to come in at a tenth of the price and, so the theory goes, open up the space to those who aren't adept at robotics programming.

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Dell’s 6mm thick camera-loaded tablet is IDF’s secret star

Dell’s 6mm thick camera-loaded tablet is IDF’s secret star

Intel’s IDF wasn’t where we expected to find an incredible Android tablet, but Dell quietly knocked it out the park with the Venue 8 7000, a brand new slate using RealSense depth-sensing camera technology. An 8.4-inch alternative to the iPad mini with Retina display and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, the Dell tablet has a surprise on both sides: a fantastic 2560 x 1600 OLED touchscreen on the front, and a trio of cameras on the back.

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Intel MICA smart bracelet eyes-on: Fashion or folly?

Intel MICA smart bracelet eyes-on: Fashion or folly?

Intel promised a wearable which mixed functionality and design in an unusual way, and the MICA bracelet is the result, though the jury is still out whether the premium wristband hits the spot. Announced at IDF 2014 this week, the "My Intelligent Communication Accessory" band has a curved OLED touchscreen on one side and a spattering of semi-precious stones picked by Opening Ceremony on the other.

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SparkFun Blocks: 13 blocks for Intel’s Edison board

SparkFun Blocks: 13 blocks for Intel’s Edison board

SparkFun has rolled out the red carpet for its new Blocks series of add-ons for Intel's Edison board. With the SparkFun Blocks, users can bring additional functionality to the Edison board, such as adding a display -- there are a total of 13 Blocks available spanning a variety of common functionalities.

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Dell teases Venue 8 7000, thinnest Android tablet

Dell teases Venue 8 7000, thinnest Android tablet

If you thought only smartphones were in that insane race for the "world's thinnest" title, wait until you see what Dell is trying to sell. The new Dell Venue 8 7000 series, which the company is showcasing at the Intel Developer Forum, has a screen size of 8.4 inches and boasts of a profile that is only 6 mm thick. Or rather, thin.

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Intel wants to make mark on Android via Devs, OEMs

Intel wants to make mark on Android via Devs, OEMs

Intel is joining the push for a better Android experience. At their Developers Forum today, the company announced a slew of things meant to better the Android platform, with a strong lean towards the tablet experience. Perhaps a natural fit for the larger platform, Intel is announcing a new chipset, and a challenge to all OEMs and Developers.

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ASUS VivoTab 8 Windows tablet offers Bay Trail on a budget

ASUS VivoTab 8 Windows tablet offers Bay Trail on a budget

Joining the roster of devices the company rolled out this month is a new Windows tablet from ASUS, the VivoTab 8. This slate isn't to be confused with the similarly-named VivoTab Note 8, which made its debut earlier on this year for what will likely turn out to be a higher price tag than the newest slate.

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