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Lenovo IdeaPad A10 Android hybrid is real company sheepishly admits

Lenovo IdeaPad A10 Android hybrid is real company sheepishly admits

Lenovo has sheepishly confirmed the IdeaPad A10 Android-based touchscreen convertible notebook, after the rotating hybrid was prematurely listed on Amazon in Europe. The company's intention had been to officially announce the IdeaPad A10 - which has a 10.1-inch display and runs Android on a 1.6GHz quadcore ARM chipset - this week, spokesperson Chris Millward told PCWorld, but admitted that the company had helped spoil its surprise by leaking the user manual.

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UltraHaptics provides mid-air touch feedback for displays

UltraHaptics provides mid-air touch feedback for displays

This week a fellow by the name of Tom Carter will show off a system by the name of UltraHaptics, one that will apparently take away the problems inherent with touchscreen displays requiring users to cover up the objects they touch. This system will be presented at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) 2013 by Tom Carter from the Department of Computer Science in a paper that'll show of multipoint mid-air haptic feedback allowing users to touch without touching.

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Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook aims for ultra-thinness to make tablet mode viable

Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 Ultrabook aims for ultra-thinness to make tablet mode viable

The multi-form notebook with touchscreen abilities is a form factor that appears to be alive and well here in 2013, and Dell wants the world to know that they're all about continuing to innovate with the 2-in-1 2013 edition of the Dell XPS 11 this morning. What we're seeing here is what Dell calls the world's thinnest, lightest, and most compact 2-in-1 Ultrabook headed to the market today. They've made the case with a 2.5 pound body and between 11 and 15mm thickness on this XPS 11 machine, made with a rotating hinge so it can be a tablet just as easy as it can a notebook.

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DoCoMo glasses concept turns any surface into a touchscreen

DoCoMo glasses concept turns any surface into a touchscreen

Following DoCoMo's detailing of its 5G network ambitions, the company has displayed its smart glasses concept here at CEATEC 2013, something that is presently four different glasses concepts that will be unified into a single product offering when it heads into production. The smart glasses offer a variety of functionality, the most interesting of which is the ability to turn nearly any flat surface into a touchscreen, something you can check out in our video after the jump.

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Acer TravelMate X313 convertible “Ultrabook” stretches limits on the name

Acer TravelMate X313 convertible “Ultrabook” stretches limits on the name

So you say you've seen every single different kind of Ultrabook there is to see, yes? Acer disagrees with you - here in the Acer TravelMate X313, you've got a tablet that works with a dock and a keyboard case as well as an 11.6-inch display with extreme scratch resistance. This device builds on the legacy of the similar-looking Acer Iconia W7 and the more recent Acer Iconia W3, that being the first Windows 8 tablet on the market with an 8.1-inch display. The style says similar, the innards earn a big beef-up.

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Stir Kinetic Desk hands-on: The standing desk gets smart

Stir Kinetic Desk hands-on: The standing desk gets smart

The average work surface is covered in smart devices - laptop, smartphone, tablet, maybe a wearable or two like Fitbit or UP - but Stir's Kinetic Desk asks could the desk itself be smarter? That's the approach startup Stir is taking, founded by a former member of Apple's iPod team, and promising great things from its first product, the world's only smart, connected desk. As far away from the average height-adjustable desk as your iPhone is from a rotary phone, the Kinetic Desk not only knows when you're working, it figures out when you should be standing up or sitting down, and gently motions to suggest a change in posture, all controlled by an embedded touchscreen in the hand-finished tabletop itself. We caught up with founder and CEO JP Labrosse to find out more.

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Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat adds voice control for Nest rebuke

Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat adds voice control for Nest rebuke

Honeywell may not have the sort of geek-kudos Nest does, but it's aiming to change that with a new voice-controlled touchscreen thermostat that hooks into the cloud. The Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control is fronted by a finger-friendly color display, but by saying "Hello, thermostat" it can also be controlled by naturally phrased speech commands such as "make it much cooler."

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Lenovo Flex 14 and 15 notebooks make multi-mode budget-friendly

Lenovo Flex 14 and 15 notebooks make multi-mode budget-friendly

While the team at Lenovo have made clear that they have no intention of ending their run of high-powered, best-in-class multi-mode touchscreen computers with their Yoga lineup, they've shown that they can keep it simple as well with the budget-friendly Flex 14 and Flex 15 as well. These devices work with a hinge that allows 300-degrees of rotation and two modes of use - laptop and "stand". This lineup has models measuring in at less than 0.87-inches thick and "no more than" 5.07 pounds.

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Toshiba Satellite Click W30Dt and W30t hands-on

Toshiba Satellite Click W30Dt and W30t hands-on

Touchscreens and Windows 8 go together, Microsoft keeps insisting, and it looks like at least Toshiba is listening: the company has a pair of new notebooks, the Satellite W30t and "Click" W30Dt, with detachable screen sections for standalone slate use. Running Windows 8.1 on a 13.3-inch HD IPS touchscreen with 10-finger multitouch, the Satellite W30t is Toshiba's Intel model with a choice of Haswell-generation Core processor and Intel HD 4300 graphics, while the W30Dt - which will launch as the Satellite Click in the US - opts for AMD, with the A4 APU and Radeon HD 8180 graphics.

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