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Linksys Velop aims to steal Google WiFi’s mesh crown

Linksys Velop aims to steal Google WiFi’s mesh crown

Linksys has joined the mesh networking club, launching Velop, a multi-unit WiFi router system at CES 2017 this week. Aiming to blanket your home in wireless coverage, each of the Velop units - a white, 7-inch tall monolith - interconnects with each other, forming a mesh of connectivity. Meanwhile, there's the promise of automatic firmware updates should security loopholes be spotted down the line.

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Blink Seecurity system, service plans to debut at CES 2017

Blink Seecurity system, service plans to debut at CES 2017

By now, smart home security systems are a dime a dozen, but Blink always manages to set itself apart in some ways. It was one of the first, for example, to integrate with Amazon Alexa. It is also probably the only one with an outdoor security camera that runs on AA batteries. At CES 2017, it is taking its game one step further by introducing its Seecurity systems. The name might make some smirk, but the offer of a full line of security products, kits, and services is definitely no laughing matter.

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Family Hub 2.0, cooking appliances join Samsung’s IoT bid

Family Hub 2.0, cooking appliances join Samsung’s IoT bid

CES might be thought of as a time for all sorts of gadgets, trinkets, and, well, electronics, but lately it has also become a time for refrigerators, ovens, and cooktops. Yes, technology, and the Internet, as invaded the kitchen, and Samsung wants everyone to know that it's more than ready for this Internet of Things wave. This week in Las Vegas, it will be showcasing not just its fancy new Family Hub 2.0 smart refrigerator but also a new set of smart cooking appliances to pair it with.

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BlackBerry “PRESS” by TCL to debut at CES 2017

BlackBerry “PRESS” by TCL to debut at CES 2017

Well that went fast. It feels like only yesterday when BlackBerry put out the DTEK60. Actually it was just a few months ago, so not exactly an exaggeration. It was no secret that BlackBerry had one last smartphone up its sleeve, perhaps the last of its kind. A smartphone bearing its own, non-sliding physical keyboard has been expected, and it seems it's coming sooner rather than later. At CES 2017, right at the start of the year, BlackBerry and TCL will reveal what is perhaps the last keyboard smartphone, the BlackBerry PRESS.

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Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller mini keyboard with touchpad arrives in March

Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller mini keyboard with touchpad arrives in March

Lenovo has introduced its new keyboard and mouse combo device, the Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller. This wireless device is small enough to fit in your hand, and is designed to control consumers’ various gadgets, doing so with typing, gestures, and other simple movements. Among its other perks, the 500 Multimedia Controller has a larger-than-average wireless range of 65.6ft.

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Lenovo Legion Y720 and Y520 laptops launch for your gaming and VR needs

Lenovo Legion Y720 and Y520 laptops launch for your gaming and VR needs

Lenovo has introduced a pair of new gaming laptops for the new year, the Legion Y520 and the Legion Y720. Both models sport designs similar to the Lenovo gaming laptops we’ve previous reviewed, but with updated hardware to meet gamers’ latest needs. One of those needs is virtual reality, which the Y720 model specifically is poised to support — this model was built from the ground up and is fully VR-ready, says Lenovo.

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Lenovo Smart Storage boasts dual-band WiFi and 6TB capacity

Lenovo Smart Storage boasts dual-band WiFi and 6TB capacity

Along with its other CES 2017 offerings comes the Lenovo Smart Storage device, an attractive external storage option boasting a 6TB capacity and a variety of connectivity features, including peer-to-peer access and dual-band WiFi. Unlike many similar devices, the Lenovo Smart Storage features integrated facial recognition for better sorting your synced photographs, doing so based on the faces in those photos.

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Lenovo X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, and X1 Tablet get a 2017 update

Lenovo X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, and X1 Tablet get a 2017 update

On the heels of CES 2017 comes all the details on Lenovo's latest X1 product lineup update. The Lenovo X1 Carbon, the company's beastly business ultrabook, stands chief among the new lineup, and is joined by the similarly fantastic X1 Tablet and X1 Yoga. The line was first popularized by the X1 Carbon, and 12 months ago Lenovo introduced the expanded lineup, which are now themselves updated with this latest array of devices.

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Lenovo Smart Assistant with Alexa is an Echo alternative

Lenovo Smart Assistant with Alexa is an Echo alternative

Lenovo has introduced its new Smart Assistant with Amazon Alexa, a tower-shaped device similar in shape to the Amazon Echo device. This device was built in collaboration with Amazon, according to Lenovo, and it features Alexa voice services. As with similar personal assistant devices, the Smart Assistant listens for its owner’s voice commands, using Alexa to perform whatever it is you want: get calendar updates, play a song, make a list, and more.

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Lenovo Miix 720 with Active Pen 2 is a ‘work from anywhere’ 2-in-1 PC

Lenovo Miix 720 with Active Pen 2 is a ‘work from anywhere’ 2-in-1 PC

Lenovo has updated its Miix model with the new Miix 720, a Windows 10 detachable PC that comes with the Lenovo Active Pen 2. This model, like the ones before it, are designed to easily transition from a ‘laptop’ design to a tablet design, both of them having the convenience of a lightweight design alongside the stylus for hands-on creations. Lenovo describes this model as an ‘all-purpose digital vehicle.’

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Chrysler Portal Concept courts Millennials, emphasizes connectivity and comfort at CES

Chrysler Portal Concept courts Millennials, emphasizes connectivity and comfort at CES

Want to take a risk in the auto business? Skip the nation's largest auto show, held in your hometown of Detroit, and instead choose to debut an all-new concept car the week before at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. Want to double-down on that bet? Make sure your concept is targeted at 'Millennials' - specifically, those with families. That's the strategy employed by FCA with the unveiling of the Chrysler Portal EV.

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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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