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Windows Cortana can now predict NFL football games

Windows Cortana can now predict NFL football games

This week the folks at Microsoft responsible for bringing next-generation or otherwise awesome oddities to Cortana have done so. They’ve brought a feature that, even if you don’t watch football in the USA, you can use. You can use it and feel like a pro when you’ve correctly predicted that the Minnesota Vikings will win the Superbowl.

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Acer brings three new tablets to IFA 2014

Acer brings three new tablets to IFA 2014

Along with a variety of notebooks and other oddities Acer’s revealed this week comes a couple of neat new tablets. One is the Acer Iconia Tab 8 W, the other is the Acer Iconia Tab 10. The first works with Windows 8.1, the other works with Android. There’s also an expanded Acer Iconia One tablet with an 8-inch display.

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Acer R 13 Notebooks gets 6 kinds of convertible

Acer R 13 Notebooks gets 6 kinds of convertible

This week Acer has revealed two new notebook lines, the Acer R 13 Series and the Acer R 14 Series, both of them coming with convertible form-factors. This means that the notebooks don’t just open and close, they convert from one usability structure to the other. The first Acer R 13 model, for example, works with an Exel Aero hinge, bringing on a "U-frame structure" which allows its user to fold the device into six different modes.

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Microsoft China “accidentally” mentions Windows 9 name

Microsoft China “accidentally” mentions Windows 9 name

Whether companies like it or not, teasers and leaks are a fact of life. But sometimes, they accidentally give out information themselves, sometimes to the point that you wonder whether it was really an innocent clerical error or a cunning marketing ploy. That might just be the case here when Microsoft's Weibo account managed to mention "Windows 9" in a short-lived teaser post.

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Alienware x51 R2 Review with AMD Radeon R9 270b

Alienware x51 R2 Review with AMD Radeon R9 270b

Here in the late Summer of 2014 we’re having a look at a gaming PC from Alienware that’s continuing to aim for console-beating power after nearly a year out in the wild. This review isn’t like most SlashGear reviews where we review a product early - sometimes before it’s on the market. Instead we’re taking a quick look at how this device squares off against the PS4, the Xbox One, and other similarly-sized competitors.

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