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Samsung touts Tizen for “internet of things” convergence glue

Samsung touts Tizen for “internet of things” convergence glue

Samsung may not have made much of Tizen so far, but sees the little-known OS as being the key to its multi-platform convergence strategy, not Google's Android. The platform, building on MeeGo in partnership with Intel and other OEMs, may not have produced its first commercial Samsung phone, Samsung Electronics CEO J.K. Shin conceded to CNET, but that doesn't mean the company is waning in its enthusiasm for Tizen. In fact, Shin argues, the need - and business case - for Tizen has never been stronger.

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MSI GS70 brings GeForce GTX 765M as new world’s thinnest and lightest gaming laptop

MSI GS70 brings GeForce GTX 765M as new world’s thinnest and lightest gaming laptop

Inside the MSI GS70 you'll find a rather surprising assortment of top-level features considering the entire notebook is less than an inch thick. That's the point, though, as MSI suggests that the GS70 is the new world's thinnest and world's lightest in gaming laptop technology, the entire package weighting in at 5.7 pounds. This device isn't afraid to be both subdued in outward appearance and brightly colored once lit up, either.

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Intel web TV spy camera plans axed

Intel web TV spy camera plans axed

Intel has dropped controversial plans to outfit its upcoming web TV set-top box with a face-recognition camera, admitting that a combination of privacy concerns and performance issues forced its hand. The original goal had been to use a combination of age, gender, and other identification features to track viewers of the web TV service and tailor advertising to suit; however, Intel's web TV chief Erik Huggers told the WSJ, that's now been abandoned, at least in the first-gen box.

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Toshiba Satellite U and M notebooks go Haswell in full refresh

Toshiba Satellite U and M notebooks go Haswell in full refresh

Intel has inspired another full refresh in Toshiba's Satellite M and U laptop lines, this time bringing on touchscreen capabilities as well. Both notebook lines now work with up to 16GB RAM (2 x 8GB slots) and 39.6cm (15.6") HD displays, kicking out up to 7 hours of battery life, the whole lot of them. They're both coming with DTS Studio Sound audio enhancements across their speaker systems for loud, powerful music and media as well.

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HP Z230 Tower and SFF Workstation designed for expansion

HP Z230 Tower and SFF Workstation designed for expansion

With the release of HP's next-generation workstations in the HP Z230 Tower and SFF, the company brings a combination of compact bodies and energy efficient constructs to keep them current in today's business environment. The HP Z230 comes in two main configurations, both of them with a set of possible configurations therein. Both units are being pushed at the same time as a series of Z Displays that'll compliment their next-generation abilities.

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Gateway NE notebooks slim down and power up with Haswell

Gateway NE notebooks slim down and power up with Haswell

The Gateway team this week brings on not just a new set of desktop machines for students and families, but a set of Gateway NE Series notebooks as well. This series starts at 15.6-inch (1366 x 768) and ramps up to a 17.3-inch (1600 x 900 resolution) Ultrabright LED-backlit display, these models both working with the latest in Intel and AMD processors backed up by up to 8GB of DDR3 dual-channel memory. And the whole lot runs Windows 8 too, of course.

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Gateway One ZX all-in-one joins DX and SX desktops reboot

Gateway One ZX all-in-one joins DX and SX desktops reboot

This week the folks at Gateway have brought back some heat in a collection of laptops and desktops for the 2013 business year. This new collection brings Haswell Intel Core processors as well as some ever-so-slightly thinned-down bodies in the notebook line while the desktop machines amp up largely on the inside - then there's the Gateway One ZX, an all-in-one for students in a big way. Unassumingly simple looking, the lot of them.

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Acer abandons Thunderbolt in favor of cheaper USB 3.0

Acer abandons Thunderbolt in favor of cheaper USB 3.0

Acer has ditched plans to push Thunderbolt on its Windows PCs, turning instead to USB 3.0 despite being the first PC manufacturer to support Intel's high-speed connection. According to Acer, which first included Thunderbolt on the Aspire S5 ultrabook in early 2012, it's a matter of cost, USB 3.0 offering comparable speed among other advantages, and the continuing shortage of peripherals actually using Thunderbolt technology that have soured it on the port.

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Intel Atom Z2580 AnTuTu benchmark falls 20% following revision

Intel Atom Z2580 AnTuTu benchmark falls 20% following revision

Earlier this month, the AnTuTu benchmarking tool raised a bit of a firestorm when it showed Intel's Atom Z2580 out performing offerings from Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Samsung. This led to BDTI, a consulting firm, showing that not all instructions were being executed by the Intel processor, causing a false boost in results. As such, AnTuTu has issued a revised version of the benchmarking tool, and Intel has fallen 20-percent as a result.

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