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ASUS Lyra wants to make Wi-Fi simple again

ASUS Lyra wants to make Wi-Fi simple again

There seems to be a prevalent trend, or collective desire, to go back to some glory days of the past, from gaming, to politics, and, now, to Wi-Fi. Remember the good old days when Wi-Fi was simple? No? Yeah, Wi-Fi has never really been simple. But it doesn't have to be complicated either. At least not if you ask ASUS. Its new Lyra home networking systems aims to take the pain out of covering your entire house's networking needs, without having to resort to overly expensive routers or poor-performing repeaters.

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ASUS ZenWatch users relax: Android Wear 2.0 coming this month

ASUS ZenWatch users relax: Android Wear 2.0 coming this month

ASUS is not Android Wear’s biggest fan. At least not anymore. Sure, it has one model more than Huawei, whose top honcho has publicly cast doubt on this wearable segment, but the ZenWatch 3 might be the last of its kind. And with that comes fears that ASUS will also be pulling the plug on its support for those smartwatches already out in the market. If you’re an owner of such device, fret not. ASUS promises that the latest Android Wear update is still coming, this month in fact.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 Max heralds 2017 flagship series

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max heralds 2017 flagship series

Almost all major Android smartphone makers have already revealed their 2017 cards, save for Motorola and ASUS. No, the ZenFone AR doesn't really count. ASUS has yet to announce its ZenFone 4 flagship but, while bidding its time, it already sent out its herald to prepare the way. The company just announced in Russia the first member of that family, the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max that is big in everything but its processor.

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Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Microsoft is betting big on Windows Mixed Reality, and it turns out PC makers are rising to the challenge with a variety of designs shown off this week at Computex 2017. The software giant's decision not to make its own headset, following the Surface strategy, but throw the responsibility over to OEMs had led to some concern that we'd see plenty of me-too mixed reality visors clogging shelves come the holiday season. Happily, it looks like that's not going to be the case.

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Snapdragon 835 will power Windows 10 PCs from ASUS, HP, and Lenovo

Snapdragon 835 will power Windows 10 PCs from ASUS, HP, and Lenovo

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor already features in a few high-end smartphones - the Galaxy S8 and Xperia XZ Premium come to mind - but before long, it'll serve as the brains of Windows 10 PCs as well. Qualcomm announced today that it has partnered with three different PC manufacturers to bring the Snaprdragon 835 to their machines. It certainly sounds like the new Surface Pro is going to have some Snapdragon-flavored competition shortly.

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ASUS unloads a new set of gaming monitors at Computex 2017

ASUS unloads a new set of gaming monitors at Computex 2017

Gaming laptops, especially very thin ones, are undoubtedly the talk of the Computex town this year. Not every gamer, however, will want to be limited by the screens that come with their laptops, as powerful as their laptops might be. Be it for a gaming desktop or a gaming laptop, ASUS' Republic of Gamers has some new monitors, unsurprisingly mostly curved, designed to appeal to gamers both from within and from without.

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ASUS has three new ZenPads sitting quietly at Computex 2017

ASUS has three new ZenPads sitting quietly at Computex 2017

A lot of the Computex 2017 spotlight has been lavished upon super thin notebooks and convertibles, including not so super but still thin gaming notebooks. In that context, it's not surprising but probably still disappointing for Android fans that ASUS didn't even spend a second or two on stage to say it actually had some new Android tablets. If not for keen-eyed attendees, the world would have probably not known that there are also three new ASUS ZenPad Android tablets that could hit the market soon as well.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus aims for world’s thinnest gaming laptop crown

ASUS ROG Zephyrus aims for world’s thinnest gaming laptop crown

If there was a pervading theme at this year's Computex, it would be that gaming laptops can be powerful and slim too. From NVIDIA's announcement of its Max-Q design to the flood of gaming laptops all claiming to be the world's slimmest, PC gamers will actually have a problem of choice in trying to decide who to believe and which to buy. And here's one more to choose from. ASUS' Republic of Gamers just unveiled the ROG Zephyrus, which indeed be just world's thinnest gaming laptop. At least for now.

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This is when the ASUS ZenFone AR will be available in the US

This is when the ASUS ZenFone AR will be available in the US

It's not unusual for smartphones to launch a few months after they've been announced, but a six-month waiting time is next to ridiculous. But that is exactly what ASUS is doing with the ZenFone AR, which has yet to see the light of day in the market. Announced at CES back in January, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has revealed that it's going to take about a month more before this AR/VR smartphone lands in Verizon's shops in the US.

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This is everything ASUS unleashed at Computex 2017

This is everything ASUS unleashed at Computex 2017

HP, Acer, and Microsoft made their big computer announcements ahead of this year's Computex in order to steer clear of the flood. And flood there was indeed, even if you just look at what ASUS had prepared. From notebooks to convertibles to all-in-one PCs to an odd Wi-Fi router, ASUS' Computex 2017 lineup seems to revolve around the theme of thin bodies, thin bezels, and head-turning designs. But at a time when 2-in-1 detachables are a hot topic again, the company that probably started it all with the ASUS Transformer ironically has none to show.

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Verizon Zenfone AR release could bring Tango mainstream

Verizon Zenfone AR release could bring Tango mainstream

The first ASUS-made Google Tango smartphone, Zenfone AR, will be released this summer with Verizon. Yesterday we were told by Google that the device was going to be made available this summer - which wasn't a major surprise. There's already one Lenovo-made Tango device out on the market and it's done predictably OK for sales - with relatively low amounts of units sold. With no carriers in the USA to show it off, it was doomed to do no better than mediocre - for the Zenfone AR, that might not end up happening.

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ASUS rumored to call it quits on ZenWatch, Android Wear

ASUS rumored to call it quits on ZenWatch, Android Wear

Android Wear smartwatches may have had a resurgence of interest in the month or two that followed the release of Android Wear 2.0, but that hasn't completely stopped its supporters from dropping off one by one. First there was Motorola, who has firmly decided not to have a new Moto 360. While not official, Huawei's own top honcho seems rather undecided and confused on what smartwatches are for. Now Taiwanese suppliers are whispering that ASUS might also retire the ZenWatch line soon.

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