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Helium’s smart IoT sensor kit gets a ship date

Helium’s smart IoT sensor kit gets a ship date

Smart sensor start-up Helium will begin shipping development kits for its programmable IoT platform in February, the company confirmed at CES today. Dubbed the Helium Sensor Development Kit, it's expected to make industrial and enterprise monitoring more straightforward, with a software-defined, field-programmable sensor.

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MakerBot Smart Extruder+ promises longer lifespan, less waste

MakerBot Smart Extruder+ promises longer lifespan, less waste

A fresh nozzle might not seem worth getting excited about, but MakerBot is promising big things from its Smart Extruder+. Announced at CES 2016 today, the swappable extruder for the company's 3D printers beefs up its thermal management system, among other things, for a longer lifespan as well as swifter-startup.

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Acer Chromebook 11 refreshed with reinforced body

Acer Chromebook 11 refreshed with reinforced body

Today you'll see the Acer Chromebook 11 model CB3-131, newly refreshed with a nano-imprinted pattern on its top and new reinforcements. Like Acer's Chromebook models for commercial and educational customers, this model is made to handle extra-stressful environments. In addition, this device now has optimizations to make use of its battery in a way that allows 9 hours of use at a time. Like all Chrome OS devices, this one will have automatic Chrome OS and security updates via the web.

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Acer Chromebase 24 is first with Intel Core inside

Acer Chromebase 24 is first with Intel Core inside

This week the folks at Acer have revealed the Acer Chromebase 24, the first Chromebase with Intel Core processors inside. This machine also rolls with features that point it directly at video conferencing and business, with four digital microphones and an adjustable HD webcam. This is the largest Chrome OS device on the market - the largest display, that is to say - with a 23.8-inch Full HD panel up front. This device's chassis has the ability to tilt from - 5-degrees to 30-degrees, for optimum viewing and conferencing.

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Acer H7 is world’s first USB Type-C monitor

Acer H7 is world’s first USB Type-C monitor

If you've been waiting for some new devices to actually take advantage of the new USB Type-C connector, then you're in luck. Today at CES, Acer unveiled a bunch of new monitors. And one series is set to put those Type-C connectors to good use.

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Acer launches kid-friendly Iconica One 8 tablet

Acer launches kid-friendly Iconica One 8 tablet

These days, every kid wants to have their own tablet for playing games, watching videos, and surfing the net. Unfortunately most tablets aren't designed with children in mind. Acer is looking to change that by introducing their new Iconica One 8 tablet, that is specifically family-friendly.

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Acer’s Aspire V Nitro Black Edition packs Intel’s RealSense 3D camera

Acer’s Aspire V Nitro Black Edition packs Intel’s RealSense 3D camera

You've probably never thought about putting a 3D camera inside of a laptop before. Acer, on the other hand, has. Today they announced their latest “Black Edition” Aspire V Nitro notebooks, and in a surprising move, included Intel's RealSense camera technology.

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Acer Switch 12 S revealed with Intel RealSense camera onboard

Acer Switch 12 S revealed with Intel RealSense camera onboard

This week Acer has revealed the Acer Switch 12 S with a 12.5-inch IPS display and options for either 4K of Full HD (1080p) resolution). This notebook rolls with a 2-in-1 design and has a full anodized aluminum chassis with what Acer calls a "sleek, uninterrupted modern look". This is paired with patented ExoAmp antenna technology which keeps the notebook in stable, reliable Wi-fi regardless of aluminum exterior.

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Acer updates their Liquid Jade smartphone line with Primo

Acer updates their Liquid Jade smartphone line with Primo

Acer might not be the first company that you think of when it comes to smartphones. However, they've actually been in the game for a little bit. Today at CES they have announced the latest in their Liquid Jade line of smartphones.

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Acer’ s TravelMate P648 is built for work

Acer’ s TravelMate P648 is built for work

Laptops come in all shapes and sizes, and can accommodate virtually any need. Whether you need a portable gaming machine, or just something to browse the web and take notes on, you've got options. Acer's latest announcement is for the road warrior that needs something light and powerful, that doesn't skimp on style.

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Whirlpool debuts washer and dryer with Amazon Dash built-in

Whirlpool debuts washer and dryer with Amazon Dash built-in

Home appliance maker Whirlpool has just announced a new smart washer and dryer set that can connect with Amazon's Dash Replenishment Service, allowing automatic orders of detergent and fabric softener to be a painless process. Amazon announced Dash Replenishment Service last October as an extension of its physical, WiFi-connected Dash Buttons, which let customers order a specific product, like dish soap, coffee, and pet food, with a single press. Now appliance makers can implement the service directly into products, so users are notified when supplies run low, and orders can be placed with a single tap.

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Ford SYNC now boasts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, remote controls

Ford SYNC now boasts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, remote controls

This age is truly a connected age but not everyone connects via the same means or owns the same connected devices. Instead of shoehorning their customers into a single solution, Ford is giving their buyers the gift of choice. Customers who will be purchasing a car equipped with the new SYNC 3 or upgrading to it will be able to choose between Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto for connecting their mobile devices to their cars.

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