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Microsoft’s new tablet casts ominous shadow over Surface Pro 4

Microsoft’s new tablet casts ominous shadow over Surface Pro 4

Microsoft has quietly slipped a new Surface Pro 3 configuration into its line-up, amid speculation that the Surface Pro 4 will never see the light of day. While you might expect the new model to lower the cost-of-entry to the Windows tablet with its detachable keyboard and pen input, in fact it slots neatly into the midst of the existing range, with a Core i7 processor like the flagship Surface Pro 3 versions, but with a compromise on storage.

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Intel releases remote keyboard & mouse app for Android

Intel releases remote keyboard & mouse app for Android

If you're the owner of one of the micro-sized PCs — the ones the size of a flash drive and can connect to a television — and often find yourself wishing you could type with a keyboard from your couch, Intel may just released the app you're looking for. Called Intel Remote Keyboard, the free Android app lets you use your smartphone as both a keyboard and mouse for your PC. Now you don't even need to worry about trying to connect a peripheral to that little HDMI stick.

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HP ENVY revamped: sleeker notebooks with B&O sound

HP ENVY revamped: sleeker notebooks with B&O sound

HP is going back to school, and it’s taking a trio of new ENVY notebooks to class. Offered in 14-, 15.6-, and 17.3-inch screen sizes, the refreshed models are thinner and lighter than their predecessors, not to mention made of higher-quality materials and using batter displays. Even the style has been given a boost, with the two small models in particular borrowing some of the aluminum class of the handsome HP Spectre X360.

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Intel invests in wearables, acquiring Google Glass rival Recon

Intel invests in wearables, acquiring Google Glass rival Recon

Recon Instruments is known for rivalling Google Glass with its own AR glasses, Recon Jet. The tech firm also developed heads-up displays and other AR tech marketed as smart sports eyewear. Now, Intel will benefit from Recon's discoveries. Intel has just acquired the Vancouver-based AR company for an alleged $175 million USD. The entirety of Recon's 75-member work force will now be under Intel's New Devices Group, which focuses on wearable tech. Intel could also use its newly acquired technology for integration into Internet of Things-ready devices.

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Samsung shows off new transparent, mirrored OLED displays

Samsung shows off new transparent, mirrored OLED displays

Samsung has just announced a new pair of OLED displays with unique features: one is transparent and the other is a mirror. The mirrored display offers up a typical reflection of someone standing in front of it, but is also able to add augmented imagery overtop, like a necklace around the user's neck. The transparent display was demonstrated as a billboard ad, with advertising information appearing on a clear panel, and background scenery still visible.

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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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