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Lenovo’s Miix 2 ‘multimode’ devices, hands-on at CES 2014

Lenovo’s Miix 2 ‘multimode’ devices, hands-on at CES 2014

Lenovo has come in hot and heavy this year at CES, with their over-the-top impressive 4K monitor and sublime windows tablets. Continuing their innovative approach to convertible devices, Lenovo has the Miix 2. A tablet, a laptop, and so much more. We were given the opportunity to check it out, and we must confess; we’re smitten.

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Toshiba Shape-Shifting Concept PC eyes-on

Toshiba Shape-Shifting Concept PC eyes-on

Some of the products you see at CES are coming out soon, and many will be coming out sometime later in the year. But along with those two, there is also a third category which includes devices that may or may never hit the market. Toshiba had one such item sitting on the floor and it is clearly just in the concept stage. In fact, they have it sitting behind glass and listed as being the "Shape-Shifting Concept PC."

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Toshiba Chromebook 13.3 hands-on

Toshiba Chromebook 13.3 hands-on

With Chromebooks gobbling up more and more of the market, it isn't any wonder we are seeing more and more companies joining the party. The latest, and the first from Toshiba is a 13.3-inch Chromebook with Haswell. This particular model won't be available until sometime in mid-February, however Toshiba has priced it, offered a complete set of specs and has it on display here at CES.

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Toshiba Chromebook announced with 13.3-inch display and Haswell

Toshiba Chromebook announced with 13.3-inch display and Haswell

Toshiba has officially entered the Chromebook market with a 13.3-inch model that is expected to arrive for those in the US in February. The Toshiba Chromebook will be priced at $279.99 and bring Intel's Haswell platform with a promised battery life of up to nine hours. The display will have a familiar Chromebook resolution of 1366 x 768.

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NVIDIA SHIELD streams Batman 6000 miles away

NVIDIA SHIELD streams Batman 6000 miles away

This week NVIDIA started CES 2014 off with chat on visual computing, summoning "Next-Gen PC Gaming" as their first point of action. Speaking up on how they're continuing to make the PC world work in gaming as easy as a console with things like GeForce Experience, they've gotten 20 million downloads deep - with that app system alone - in support from the public. Here we're seeing the technology called Gamestream - a relatively new technology - working with NVIDIA GRID in a way we've never seen before.

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Laptop searches by U.S. border agents ruled legal

Laptop searches by U.S. border agents ruled legal

For most people, one's laptop is a like a trusted friend, packed full of data that one would not give out part and parcel to just anyone, particularly not strangers. Random laptop searches at United States borders have been taking place for years, and have been the subject of much outcry, particularly due to the complete lack of suspicion needed to perform the search. Civil rights attorneys filed a lawsuit against this activity, citing reasons of being unconstitutional, but a New York judge has dismissed their complaint, giving border agents the go-ahead.

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New Mac Pro available tomorrow

New Mac Pro available tomorrow

If you have been waiting to get your hands on the latest Apple desktop computer, the all new Mac Pro, tomorrow is the day. Apple has announced that the new round Mac Pro will be available starting tomorrow, December 19. We spent hands on time with the new Mac Pro if you want more details on the machine.

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Giada F300 small bare-bones desktop launched with Haswell

Giada F300 small bare-bones desktop launched with Haswell

Giada is known for its small bare-bones desktop computers, the latest of which we saw released back in March. The company is back with a new offering, the Giada F300, bringing with it Intel Haswell and all the perks that come with the processors. This is a big step up from the commonly used Atom processors, and aids in what is said to be a near silent machine.

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Tobii EyeX Engine aims to take eye tracking mainstream

Tobii EyeX Engine aims to take eye tracking mainstream

Eye tracking technology has been around for a long time. One of the leaders in eye tracking technology is a company called Tobii. There are a number of uses for eye tracking tech from gaming to helping those with physical disabilities to use a computer when they aren't able to touch it.

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Improv computer board offers ARM processor and Mer OS

Improv computer board offers ARM processor and Mer OS

If you're in the market for a small computer board but the Raspberry Pi isn't your thing, the Improv might be up your alley. The board runs an ARM processor and Mali graphics, and is available now for $75. With the small board comes the Mer operating system and the ability to expand it into a full computer system or use it on more tailored projects.

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NEC EA274WMi 27-inch monitor supports WQHD resolution

NEC EA274WMi 27-inch monitor supports WQHD resolution

NEC has announced a new 27-inch LCD for computer users that promises high resolution in an eco friendly design. The new monitor is called the NEC MultiSync EA274WMi and it has LED backlighting. The monitor also uses IPS screen technology to provide wide viewing angles allowing collaboration in the business environment.

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Xi3 Piston Console retail presence coming to Utah mall

Xi3 Piston Console retail presence coming to Utah mall

Xi3 Corporation is the company behind the cool and interesting little Xi3 Piston console. The Piston is actually a small gaming computer more that it is a game console like the Xbox or PlayStation. Xi3 Corporation has announced that it will be launching its first retail presence in a Utah mall just in time for the holiday shopping season.

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