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Qualcomm buys GestureTek gesture-recognition tech for Snapdragon

Qualcomm buys GestureTek gesture-recognition tech for Snapdragon

Qualcomm has acquired a bundle of gesture recognition technologies from developer GestureTek, promising to integrate the systems into current and future Snapdragon chipsets. While the exact technologies in question are not specified - Qualcomm only says "certain intellectual property assets related to gesture recognition, as well as key engineering resources" - the systems are likely to allow for motion-based control of future smartphones, tablets and home entertainment devices, similar to what Microsoft's Kinect offers on the Xbox 360.

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Sony Debuts New VAIO E And C Series Laptops With More Colors

Sony Debuts New VAIO E And C Series Laptops With More Colors

Sony today debuted the new VAIO E Series and C Series that all combine colorful stylish designs with good specs and affordable price tags for the everyday user. Both series come with multiple size and color options, with the the C Series available in a new neon red and thunder blue that's sure to grab some attention while you work or enjoy your multimedia on the go.

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Fujitsu Lifebook series gets cool new features

Fujitsu Lifebook series gets cool new features

Fujitsu has announced that it has added some cool new features to its line of new Lifebook notebook computers. The new features are implemented across the entire Lifebook line and the cool features will appeal to those that use their notebooks a lot. Fujitsu says that it is focusing on usability and making sure that its machines are as user friendly as possible to make working on the machines as easy as possible.

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Intel Atom accelerates: Cedar Trail for netbooks, Medfield for sub-9mm gaming tablets

Intel Atom accelerates: Cedar Trail for netbooks, Medfield for sub-9mm gaming tablets

It's not just Ultrabooks that Intel is pushing at Computex this year: the chip company also has Atom news to share. That concerns Cedar Trail and a Moore's Law outpacing shift to a yearly die-shrink schedule: Intel reckons Atom chips will shift through the 32nm of Cedar Trail, past 22nm, and hit 12nm within three successive years. Technically impressive, but for the consumer it should mean significant gains in power and battery life. Meanwhile, there's also Medfield news for tablets and smartphones.

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Logitech launches WiDi and Bluetooth speaker adapters; Spotify for Squeezebox

Logitech launches WiDi and Bluetooth speaker adapters; Spotify for Squeezebox

Logitech's streaming music ambitions continue, with the launch of the Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Intel WiDi laptops unveiled, along with a Bluetooth counterpart and a deal which will see Spotify support added to the Squeezebox range. The WiDi Wireless Speaker Adapter uses Intel's wireless display technology but for quick & easy audio streaming instead, using a compact adapter box that hooks up to your HiFi or standalone speakers.

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Acer Aspire 8950G-9839 gets Core i7-2630Q in Aspire Sandy Bridge refresh

Acer Aspire 8950G-9839 gets Core i7-2630Q in Aspire Sandy Bridge refresh

Acer has launched a set of new laptops using Intel's 2nd-gen Core 2011 range of processors. The Acer Aspire 8950 range is the company's new flagship, with the Aspire 8950G-9839 sitting at the top with Intel's Core i7-2630Q processor, ATI Radeon 6850 graphics and 8GB of RAM as standard. It has an 18.4-inch 1080p HD display, Blu-ray, a 750GB HDD and a spare second internal drive bay.

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