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ASUS Transformer Book hands-on

ASUS Transformer Book hands-on

By now you’re probably thinking, “I want a notebook/tablet hybrid, but I don’t want to be crippled by an Atom processor to get work done.” ASUS is way ahead of you on this one. In addition to the Tablet 600 and 810, the company has announced a new Transformer Book line. Again, it’s the same concept, but with larger screens and some more horsepower for those who really need the extra muscle.

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ASUS TAICHI laptop/tablet hybrid hands-on

ASUS TAICHI laptop/tablet hybrid hands-on

Who says laptop manufacturers can’t occasional innovate? ASUS unveiled the certainly crazy TAICHI dual-screen laptop at Computex, running Windows 8 and featuring either dual 13.3-inch screens or dual 11.6-inch screens. Whichever size you pick, you’ll get Super IPS+ 1080p panels, a full keyboard, trackpad, and an Ivy Bridge processor. There are two "HD" cameras on board too, one on the front and a five megapixel shooter on the back.

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LG unveils Retina-beating 5″ 1080p display

LG unveils Retina-beating 5″ 1080p display

Just about every smartphone manufacturer has made the jump over to mobile displays with a large pixel density. Apple set the bar originally with the release of the iPhone 4, dubbing the 960x640 screen a “Retina display.” A handful of phones since then have managed to join the 300+ PPI ranks, but LG has seemingly shattered that number with the announcement of a 5-inch display with a 1080p resolution.

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OmniVision unveils 16MP sensor with 4K video

OmniVision unveils 16MP sensor with 4K video

How many megapixels is too many megapixels? Trick question: you can never have enough. OmniVision has unveiled new sensors, the OV16820 and OV16825, designed to be used in future smartphones that would put 16 megapixels in your pocket. Not only that, the sensors move beyond 1080p video, allowing for 4K recording at 60 frames per second. Who said the spec race was dead?

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Yzi tablet offers Android on a budget

Yzi tablet offers Android on a budget

Say what you will about Android, but one of the many benefits includes being able to throw it on cheaper hardware and offering it to the masses. Here’s yet another cheap Android tablet, this time from France. The Yzi is a 10-inch tablet with a five point capacitive touchscreen that features support for passive stylii as well. It boasts modest specs, but it seems like a solid deal for the price.

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Sony announces VAIO S and Z Ivy Bridge models

Sony announces VAIO S and Z Ivy Bridge models

More and more laptops are getting updated with some juicy Intel Ivy Bridge internals, and Sony is the latest company is roll out refreshed lines. Both the VAIO S and Z series will receive updates, which includes faster processors and graphics cards. The S series is available in 13 and 15-inch sizes, with the latter offering a 1080p IPS screen option and a hefty 1TB of storage space.

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Foxconn reportedly making preparations for Apple iTV

Foxconn reportedly making preparations for Apple iTV

Apple television rumors continue to swirl, and now the head of Foxconn has seemingly confirmed that the television is being put into production soon. Terry Gou, chief of Foxconn, gave a speech at the start of the building of the new Foxconn headquarters, spilling the beans by saying that the company was preparing to manufacture the TV.

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ASUS Zenbook UX32VD: Ivy Bridge and discrete NVIDIA GPU

ASUS Zenbook UX32VD: Ivy Bridge and discrete NVIDIA GPU

While ASUS may be pushing ahead with Ultrabooks and the extremely appetising Zenbook Prime, it looks like it will be pushing out a couple of different models. Netbook News went hands-on with the Zenbook UX32VD at a press event in Taipei. The new model isn’t as svelte as the Zenbook Prime thanks to the inclusion of a regular HDD, but it makes up for it in other areas.

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Acer introduces G6 LED monitors

Acer introduces G6 LED monitors

Acer has today introduced a new line of desktop monitors, the G6 series. All of the monitors feature TN panels, are LED backlit, and have low response times of between 2 and 5ms to eliminate blurring during gaming and fast moving video. Acer is introducing six LED monitors in different screen sizes, starting at 19-inches and maxing out at 27-inches.

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HTC 1080p phablet lies to Verizon

HTC 1080p phablet lies to Verizon

It's always fun to report a tip that comes in on the "completely unbelievable" bus in from the rumor mill, and an HTC competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note in the form of a 1080p 5-inch display-having phablet has started our enjoyment up early today! This information comes from a roadmap listed by BGR with no photographic evidence and a tip from an anonymous donor, but here lies the possible truth: HTC does have a history of bringing the heat to the high-definition display world, and Verizon is due for an HTC device.

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The Hobbit 48fps might be axed

The Hobbit 48fps might be axed

As it was in the past, so shall it be in the future with first steps into the future of film, Peter Jackson and The Hobbit's crews finding this out the hard way. The crew of The Hobbit have decided to attempt to work in 48 frames per second with the new film and have done a single public screening thus far this month at CinemaCon. Reactions to this new ultra-clear ultra-smooth version of filming and presenting of a film have not been positive on the whole, this not exactly becoming the instant win that Jackson and the rest of the Middle Earth family hoping it would be.

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Dolby, Philips show off glasses-free 3D HD displays

Dolby, Philips show off glasses-free 3D HD displays

Dolby and Philips have partnered to create a new 3D HD format and suite of technologies called Dolby 3D, which they unveiled at the NAB 2012 show in Las Vegas this week. The Dolby 3D format enables glasses-free 3D HD viewing for displays of any size, which allows 3D HD content to be delivered to any device, from HDTVs to tablets and smartphones.

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