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Lenovo YOGA Home 900 hands-on: Upgrade your table

Lenovo YOGA Home 900 hands-on: Upgrade your table

Is it a big tablet or a portable all-in-one PC? Lenovo doesn't particularly mind which classification the YOGA Home 900 falls into: the important thing is that the 27-inch touchscreen surface finds a spot in your home, no matter what you figure on doing with it.

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Lenovo YOGA 900 hands-on

Lenovo YOGA 900 hands-on

Clever hinges are in fashion this month, but Lenovo is more confident than most that it has the right way to flip a convertible notebook 360-degrees with the YOGA 900. The latest iteration of the form-factor switching ultraportable, as well as an Intel Skylake upgrade the 1.29kg convertible promises more touchscreen stability as well as greater runtime.

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Hands on with the HP ENVY 8 Note: A sorta-Surface Mini

Hands on with the HP ENVY 8 Note: A sorta-Surface Mini

Microsoft won't launch the much-rumored Surface Mini, so along comes HP to fill the gap with the unusual ENVY 8 Note. An 8-inch tablet paired with a 10-inch keyboard, the Windows 10 slate slides into its QWERTY companion for easier transportation, and also includes a digital pen for note-taking and sketching.

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New Synaptics touch controller could give Android a 3D Touch

New Synaptics touch controller could give Android a 3D Touch

Apple introduced the idea of a new way of interacting with touch gestures, first with Force Touch and then with 3D Touch on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Naturally, it will become the next trendy technology that everyone will vie for. Luckily for everyone else, Synaptics has come out with some new touch controllers that could give smartphones like those running on Android exactly that. Calling it ClearForce, Synapitics is introducing a new way to interact with smartphones and expanding the current gesture beyond the current tap, swipe, and pinch.

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iPhone 6s has a zoom with 3D touch feature

iPhone 6s has a zoom with 3D touch feature

The new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been out for a full weekend now, meaning users have had a fair amount of time to play with the screen's new 3D Touch feature, which basically adds pressure sensitivity. In addition to Apple's own pre-installed apps, there are a number of third-party apps already taking advantage of 3D Touch. But there's one way to use it that hasn't been promoted, and is mostly buried deep in the settings: a screen zoom feature.

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These are the first third-party apps to support 3D Touch

These are the first third-party apps to support 3D Touch

Today the iPhone 6s will be in the hands of thousands of new users, and with it, Apple's newest hardware feature: 3D Touch. This piece of technology senses how deeply a user presses the iPhone's display, also giving the user real-time feedback with the device's new Taptic Engine. Today we have a list of the first set of 3rd-party apps that'll be working with 3D Touch functionality, right out the gate.

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It’s iPhone 6s day and 3D Touch is the star

It’s iPhone 6s day and 3D Touch is the star

It's iPhone 6s day, and as the first devices arrive in the eager hands of customers, 3D Touch is likely to be the hottest feature. Apple's upgraded touchscreen technology promises not only to recognize your fingertips but how hard they're pressing, courtesy of 96 new sensors baked into the display.

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I want my next iPhone to have dimples

I want my next iPhone to have dimples

3D Touch on the iPhone 6s is, if you believe the early impressions, about as big a change to touchscreen phones as capacitive multitouch was eight years ago. Having tried it myself, earlier this month when Apple officially unveiled the 6s and its iPhone 6s Plus sibling, I certainly agree that it's an intriguing mixture of new and familiar: something you acclimatize to almost instantly, but the potential of which for shaking up interface design is vast. What intrigues me is how it could contribute to the evolution of one of the iPhone's most consistent design elements.

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This Acer Chromebook R 11 shows why Windows is afraid

This Acer Chromebook R 11 shows why Windows is afraid

Once upon a time, Chromebooks were the flimsy, uninspiring netbooks of the cloud generation. Now, they're often more interesting than "proper" computers. Case in point: 2015 has seen a number of striking convertibles, offering multiple form-factors with the sort of budget pricing that Google's Chrome OS has become notorious for.

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Acer’s clever Aspire R 13 convertible gets Skylake treatment

Acer’s clever Aspire R 13 convertible gets Skylake treatment

Acer's Aspire R 13 is one of the more interesting convertible notebooks out there. No detachable display section becoming a tablet, or even a fancy 360-degree hinge; instead, Acer gives the touchscreen a whole second pivot-point, allowing the 13-inch panel to flip around and then fold flat onto the keyboard.

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Huawei Mate S features Force Touch, knuckle gesture recognition

Huawei Mate S features Force Touch, knuckle gesture recognition

Huawei is using its stage time at IFA 2015 to announce its latest smartphone, the Mate S, clear shot at rivaling Apple's forthcoming iPhone "6s" Plus. First off, the device features a 5.5-inch display, down from the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7 from last year, but it's also touting Force Touch, the same pressure sensitive touchscreen technology that Apple debuted in the Apple Watch and Retina MacBook, and is expected to be a big part of this year's new iPhones.

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You can bend AUO’s flexible phone to navigate apps

You can bend AUO’s flexible phone to navigate apps

While we're now well into the era of curved screen smartphones, thanks to hits like Samsung's Galaxy Edge devices, Taiwanese manufacturer AUO has raised the bar with its new flexible phone concept. Unveiled at Touch Taiwan 2015 this week, the screen isn't just bendable for the sake of showing how strong it is, it's actually used as a form of input. Corners or sides of the phone can be bent with up to six degrees getting recognized as inputs similar to a stylus or pinch-to-zoom gestures.

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