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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 targets business with an eye for design and security

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 targets business with an eye for design and security

If the Spectre x360 is the hybrid notebook for mainstream consumers, the EliteBook x360 1030 G2 is the hybrid for business customers. Today, HP revealed the next iteration of the EliteBook x360 at CES 2017, and though it does have some things in common with the new Spectre x360 – most notably the convertible design – the new EliteBook has a few features that make it stand out.

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HP Spectre x360 15 gets a redesign for 2017

HP Spectre x360 15 gets a redesign for 2017

HP announced a lot of new products at CES today, and one of those is a refresh of its Spectre x360 15 (bl062nr). Originally released back in January of 2016, the Spectre x360 15 is a 2-in-1 hybrid notebook that can be used as a tablet. This redesign is based on a lot of insights HP collected from consumers, which have influenced things like graphics capabilities and display resolution.

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DISH introduces AirTV, its new 4K Android TV-based streaming device

DISH introduces AirTV, its new 4K Android TV-based streaming device

The market for media streaming devices is getting a little bit crowded, but that isn't stopping DISH from getting in on the action with AirTV. Based on Android TV, AirTV is a new streaming device that combines internet streaming services with over-the-air signals. That is, it combines the two formats assuming you have the right add-ons.

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Tango capable ZenFone AR leaked ahead of CES reveal in Qualcomm slip up

Tango capable ZenFone AR leaked ahead of CES reveal in Qualcomm slip up

CES is an exciting time, but sometimes companies get a little too excited and spill the beans on a new product before it's ready. Such is the case with the ASUS ZenFone AR, which was "leaked" in a sense by a Qualcomm blog post. The ZenFone AR will be the second Google Tango phone to hit the scene, following on the heels of Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro.

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LG announces Super UHD LCD TV line with Nano Cell technology

LG announces Super UHD LCD TV line with Nano Cell technology

LG wants to become the king of the LCD TV hill, announcing today a new line of Super UHD LCD TVs. There are three 4K TVs in this new line - SJ9500, SJ8500 and SJ8000 - and all of them use LG's Nano Cell technology. Nano Cell works in tandem with other features like HDR to provide the best picture possible, with accurate colors that don't fade as much when your viewing angle changes.

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Steam reveals its top 100 best-selling games of 2016

Steam reveals its top 100 best-selling games of 2016

With today marking the end of the Steam winter sale, we're getting a look into which games made the most cash in 2016. Steam has delivered a list of its 100 top sellers, and you might be surprised by a few that topped the ranking. Keep in mind that these 100 games are the highest-grossing games of the year, so you'll see some free-to-play titles sneak into the final group.

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Fiat Chrysler and Google team up to integrate Android Nougat with Uconnect

Fiat Chrysler and Google team up to integrate Android Nougat with Uconnect

Fiat Chrysler and Google are showing us the next step for Android in automobiles today. What began with a infotainment-centered version of Android has evolved into full-blown Android Nougat integration with one of FCA's cars. FCA and Google will be demonstrating this new integration this week at CES 2017.

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Dell makes its XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible notebook official

Dell makes its XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible notebook official

Well that didn't take long: Dell has officially confirmed its next XPS 13 notebook. The machine was leaked over the weekend, with rumors pointing toward a 2-in-1 convertible design that allows users to transition between a tablet mode and a more traditional notebook format. Just as those rumors foretold, Dell has revealed a 2-in-1 design for the next XPS 13.

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Galaxy A 2017 series revealed with three water resistant phones

Galaxy A 2017 series revealed with three water resistant phones

Following quite a few different leaks, Samsung has officially announced its Galaxy A phones for 2017. This fresh batch of phones includes three models: the A7, A5, and A3. They're getting announcements before an event later this week, where Samsung will likely reveal some key details such as pricing and launch dates.

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Five fun things to do in your extra second of 2016

Five fun things to do in your extra second of 2016

In a little more than a day's time (depending on where you happen to be in the world), we'll be closing the book on 2016. On top of everything that will make 2016 stand out in our minds, here's one more thing to add to the list: 2016 will be one second longer than a standard year. Known as a leap second, we sometimes have to tack on this additional second thanks to irregularities in Earth's rotation.

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Nintendo Switch needs retro games to succeed

Nintendo Switch needs retro games to succeed

With the Nintendo Switch on the horizon, many people will tell you that the console needs a strong launch library out of the gate if it wants to succeed. They're right, of course, but I also think there's a segment that could have a great effect on whether the Switch sinks or swims: retro games. Nintendo's Virtual Console has been around since the Wii, and the Switch will almost certainly have a Virtual Console of its own. While perfecting the Virtual Console may not be as important as a deep and varied games catalog, it still needs to be a key area of focus if the Switch wants to succeed.

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AirPods may get stock boost as production ramps up

AirPods may get stock boost as production ramps up

Apple's wireless AirPods have proven to be one of the hottest items of the holiday season, as many of you iPhone 7 owners will already know. They went on sale back on December 13, and almost immediately, delivery estimates were pushed back beyond Christmas. Even now, Apple.com gives AirPods a shipping estimate of six weeks, and because of this, Apple supplier Inventec is looking to ramp up production.

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