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Razer OSVR headset hands-on: a platform, not a competitor

Razer OSVR headset hands-on: a platform, not a competitor

The teams at Oculus Rift, Samsung, Google, and the rest need not worry - Razer isn't really gunning for them with the VR headset you're about to see here. Instead, this unit is part of a long-term plan for Razer in which their software is utilized by other companies - in other words, this isn't a headset you're going to be buying in a store any time soon. The model we're seeing and using here is just the first step in a long-term plan by Razer to make their big play in the ever-expanding virtual reality ecosystem.

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Lenovo LaVie Z Convertible HZ750 hands-on

Lenovo LaVie Z Convertible HZ750 hands-on

This week we're taking a look at the new Lenovo LaVie Z set of notebooks - we had a peek at the HZ550, now we're checking out the Convertible HZ750, the Ultrabook of the two. These two devices are VERY similar to one another, but this one, the HZ750 is the more powerful of the two. This device is what Lenovo suggests is the world's lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabook at just 2.04 pounds - just a bit heavier that the world's lightest 13.3-inch notebook - the other LaVie Z in this set.

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Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 notebook hands-on

Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 notebook hands-on

With the LaVie Z HZ550, Lenovo brings the heat with what they call the "world's lightest 13.3-inch notebook" with 1.72-lbs of metal, plastic, and glass. The casing for this notebook is made of Magnesium-Lithium (Mg-Li) Alloy, allowing it to be strong and light. Lenovo suggests that they've used an exclusive "Forged" case engineering technique to create it. Both the keyboard and the panel are built in, and the entire unit can lay flat - if you'd ever want it to do such a thing.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Stack hands-on

Lenovo ThinkPad Stack hands-on

It would appear that Lenovo is aiming to change the way they present accessories with the ThinkPad Stack. A series of interlocking units that are all the same width and length, each of the first four ThinkPad Stack devices are all made to make your notebook and/or tablet more powerful. The Lenovo ThinkPad Stack's first collection of devices includes a Bluetooth Speaker, a Power Bank, a wireless Access Point, and a 1TB USB 3.0 HDD. Each will be available individually and each will interlock with the other.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2015 Ultrabook gets “blade thin”

Samsung ATIV Book 9 2015 Ultrabook gets “blade thin”

This week Samsung is letting loose their newest in top-end notebook hardware with the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook. This newest notebook in the ATIV line will come with a 2560 x 1600 (2K) display with LED technology across 12.2-inches. Inside you'll find an Intel Core M 5Y10c fanless Broadwell processor with Intel HD Graphics 5300, joined by a 256GB SSD (with a 128GB option also available). This device will appear at CES 2015 in Las Vegas first where SlashGear will get up close and personal with it - just you wait!

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Samsung ATIV One 7 Curved bends the AIO for CES

Samsung ATIV One 7 Curved bends the AIO for CES

Samsung has been bringing curved-screen TVs, monitors, and smartphones to the market for a couple of years. Now it's time to hit the PC market with the ATIV One 7 Curved. This is what Samsung suggests is "the industry's first curved All-in-One PC", coming with a 27-inch curved, Full HD display first and foremost. A 4000R curvature and 178-degrees of viewing angle makes for a visual experience that's larger than a flat screen of the same size. Samsung will be bringing this device to CES 2015 in Las Vegas where SlashGear will be getting up close and personal for you.

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GULEEK i8 Windows 8.1 box comes with its own battery

GULEEK i8 Windows 8.1 box comes with its own battery

Pico PC's like Zotac's ZBOX lines may be exactly that, tiny, but they aren't completely portable despite their portable size. They are, at the very least, tethered to a power supply to be even useful. One rather intriguing new product, however, tries to address that limitation. This odd GULEEK i8 "Windows 8.1 Smart Google TV Player" indeed comes with almost everything other pico computers have to offer with just a single but very important difference. It has its own 3,000 mAh battery inside.

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ASUS outs the E210: its first, really fan-less mini PC

ASUS outs the E210: its first, really fan-less mini PC

Mini PCs are really a dime a dozen of late, but very few of them can boast of the silence of a fan-less design. ASUS tried that early this year, but ended up shoving fans inside the Eee Box 1037. Now the company is taking another swipe at it with the E210. This Intel-powered fan-less mini PC tries to deliver just enough power to be a decent home server or basic desktop PC, without taking up too much space on the desk or the living room.

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GTA: Chinatown Wars released for Android, Online gets a Snow Day

GTA: Chinatown Wars released for Android, Online gets a Snow Day

The Grand Theft Auto universe is getting a couple of big additions this week, one in the form of a Holiday Fun update to Grand Theft Auto V, the other a platform-first. The platform-first is Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars, which will be coming to Android devices of all kinds. This game was previously released for Xbox and PlayStation consoles as well as iOS for iPhone and iPad. Now it comes to Android smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV, and Google Nexus Player.

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Minecraft Story Mode revealed with Telltale Games team-up

Minecraft Story Mode revealed with Telltale Games team-up

Beyond a mini-game of a press release called INFO QUEST II - which we'll also include here if possible - is the next generation in Minecraft gameplay. This is Minecraft Story Mode, a Telltale Games Series. This is the same group that brings you Takes from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead, and most recently Game of Thrones - they're the kings of storytelling games in episodic releases, that is to say - since all the way back in 2006 when they released their first episodic series of games. It's time to get pixely.

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