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Japan’s Takram develops paper-based input for projected display

Japan’s Takram develops paper-based input for projected display

The idea of collaborating with coworkers in person while using a tablet the size of a table-top has always sounded cool — it was Microsoft's first vision for the Surface, after all — but it's still likely to be a long ways off. However, Japanese design firm Takram has come up with an idea for an interactive digital table that is just as cool, but even more elegant in execution. It's completely based on paper, or rather "On the Fly Paper," and it developed for Intel's Japanese Collaboration Center.

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Intel unveils Thunderbolt 3 with USB Type-C connector

Intel unveils Thunderbolt 3 with USB Type-C connector

Intel has just introduced Thunderbolt 3, the latest generation of the connector, and did so with a curveball. In order to stay relevant amidst the ongoing popularity of USB and its new, reversible connectors, Thunderbolt 3 will feature both identical connectors and ports as USB Type-C. This means that computers, going forward, can rely on a single port for connecting both USB and Thunderbolt devices/accessories. So if Apple, for example, continues to make its notebooks thinner, they can continue with the trend of a single port that was introduced on the new Retina MacBooks.

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Intel acquires Altera in $17bn IoT gadget play

Intel acquires Altera in $17bn IoT gadget play

Computer processor maker Intel acquires fellow chip-maker Altera in effort to combine technologies and lead the market through the future. Suggesting that this combination "harnesses the power of Moore's Law to accelerate Altera's existing businesses," Intel has announced that they'll acquire the company for $16.7 billion in an all-cash transaction. This combination will allow the companies to "make the next generation of solutions not just better," said Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, "but able to do more." This is the dawn of something greater and far more customizable than past products with either company on their own.

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ASUS debuts Zen AiO all-in-one with USB 3.1, RealSense 3D camera

ASUS debuts Zen AiO all-in-one with USB 3.1, RealSense 3D camera

ASUS has just announced its first all-in-one desktop PC to be included in their Zen line of premium products: the 23.8-inch Zen AiO (Z240IC), boasting both USB 3.1 connectivity and Intel's RealSense 3D camera technology. There is also a 21.5-inch model Zen AiO (Z220IC), which leaves out the RealSense. Both models feature a design that's right out of Apple's iMac design book, with an aluminum unibody that tapers down to only 6mm thick on the edges, and a display behind edge-to-edge glass.

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TAG Heuer Carrera Wearable 01 aims to be upgradeable

TAG Heuer Carrera Wearable 01 aims to be upgradeable

You definitely won't be able to fault TAG Heuer for not dreaming big, especially in an age when the future of luxury watch brands is being put under the spotlight. It has just revealed the name of its first smartwatch, itself a rather ambitious undertaking. The Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01 is so named because of its relation to the non-smart Carrera 01 luxury timepiece. But more than its Swiss roots, this smartwatch is poised to become the industry's first ever upgradeable smartwatch, ensuring the same longevity of both its analog and digital timepieces.

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Lenovo Z41, Z51, Ideapad 100: laptops for diverse users

Lenovo Z41, Z51, Ideapad 100: laptops for diverse users

Lenovo just held its Lenovo Tech World, its first ever global event in Beijing, and there it unveiled three new laptops to fill up its shelves. Realizing that there is really no one size fits all when it comes to diverse laptop users, Lenovo revealed two sets to try to appeal to two broad groups. The Ideapad 100, which comes in 14 and 15 inch sizes, caters to those who mostly consume content, with a bit of office productivity on the side, while the Z41 and Z51 would sing to those who create them.

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Basis Peak launches limited edition Titanium model, new leather straps

Basis Peak launches limited edition Titanium model, new leather straps

The Intel-owned Basis has one of the highest regarded wearables on the market right now with its Peak fitness tracker. The device is accurate and tracks just about everything you'd want a fitness device to, but it doesn't try be an ultimate do-everything smartwatch. The standard model is fairly priced at $200, but today they announced a limited edition Titanium Peak for $300 that brings a bit more style, and some new leather straps, to your wrist.

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Intel to unveil next generation of Thunderbolt at Computex

Intel to unveil next generation of Thunderbolt at Computex

It looks the next iteration of Thunderbolt will soon be coming down the pipeline, as Intel has teased that it will be making an announcement about the connector type at a press event during the Computex event in Taipei. While Thunderbolt is most associated with Apple, appearing on the side of all MacBooks, the computer-maker decided to use the smaller USB-C port on its new Retina MacBook. But Intel is likely eager to show the next update to Thunderbolt, and reinforce that is has plenty of uses beyond Apple.

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ASRock Beebox mini PC has an Intel Cherry Trail SoC

ASRock Beebox mini PC has an Intel Cherry Trail SoC

There are many reasons that a person might settle for a PC that takes up less space even though the performance of that PC isn't what you would consider powerful. Sometimes a machine that takes up little space is the most important thing. One of the smallest PCs that you can currently get your hands on is the new AS Rock Beebox. The machine uses an Intel Cherry Trial processor under the hood of its tiny 0.6L chassis.

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Dell Inspiron Micro puts Windows, Bay Trail in a tiny box

Dell Inspiron Micro puts Windows, Bay Trail in a tiny box

It's amusing to see how desktop computing is becoming smaller and smaller while remaining capable enough for majority of our menial and office-related tasks. Maybe even a bit of multimedia on the side.While mini computers have so far been the territory of lesser known players in the industry, some of the big names are starting to also show their smaller wares. Like Dell's new line of Inspion Micro desktops, designed to sit inconspicuously on your desk while letting you get things done without cluttering up your physical workspace too much.

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Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 lands in the US

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 lands in the US

A new Asus notebook computer has landed for purchase in the US this week. The new machine is called the Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 and one glance at the svelte profile and shiny metal chassis of the machine and its clear Asus is aiming at Apple's MacBook Pro. The big feature of the notebook other than the good looks is a higher resolution display.

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Happy 50th Birthday, Moore’s Law

Happy 50th Birthday, Moore’s Law

In an industry which sees the latest and greatest outdated within months or even weeks, sticking around for fifty years is impressive indeed. Then again, Moore's Law - the infamous observation on how computer chip density increases exponentially over time - is anything but a constant, instead more a ticking metronome that has variously haunted and chivied the electronics world into constant movement.

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