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Android-x86 brings Marshmallow softness to Intel, AMD PCs

Android-x86 brings Marshmallow softness to Intel, AMD PCs

Ever wanted to use Android on your spare desktop or laptop, maybe even tablet, but didn’t really care for all the bells and whistles offered by Jide’s Remix OS for PC? If that’s the case, then this latest Android-x86 release might just be the right fit for you. Now at version 6.0-r1, this is the first stable release of Android-x86 based on Android Marshmallow. And while it may not have yet the multi-tasking features of 7.0 Nougat, it does pave the way for that brighter future for Android on PCs.

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MSI VR One pre-empts Intel’s Project Alloy with PC backpack

MSI VR One pre-empts Intel’s Project Alloy with PC backpack

Wearable computing might normally mean a smartwatch, but MSI is pretty keen to put a full gaming PC right on your back, and if you're into VR it might be worth strapping on. The company has revealed the MSI VR One, the production version of the virtual reality backpack it teased earlier this year, a roughly eight pound chunk of overclocked computer intended to drive your HTC Vive.

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HP Pavilion Wave and Elite Slice aim for “desktop reinvention”

HP Pavilion Wave and Elite Slice aim for “desktop reinvention”

HP reveals two new desktop computer systems and a set of displays this week, all in the name of "desktop reinvention." They're aiming to hit the desktop universe hard with a few oddities - beautiful oddities, at that. The HP Elite Slice is a modular system which allows the user to add different sets of hardware slice by slice as they do so choose. The HP Pavilion Wave is a gorgeous desktop tube-like device which sits up on one's desktop, in their work area, where they can show off how strong the industrial design of this device is.

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Lenovo Yoga 910 hands-on: Same skinny 360 style; bigger, better display

Lenovo Yoga 910 hands-on: Same skinny 360 style; bigger, better display

Fitting more laptop into less chassis is an admirable goal, and Lenovo has done just that with the new Yoga 910, increasing screen size without sacrificing portability. An upgrade to the well-received Yoga 900, the new notebook packs a 13.9-inch display into a form-factor that - despite being slimmer in all dimensions - its predecessor could only fit a 13.3-inch screen into.

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Lenovo Miix 510 detailed as take-anywhere LTE 2-in-1

Lenovo Miix 510 detailed as take-anywhere LTE 2-in-1

Lenovo have revealed their latest in tablet / notebook hardware with the device known as Lenovo Miix 510. This device is a high-powered tablet-like PC with a detachable keyboard and a kickstand around the back - not entirely unlike the original Miix 310 released earlier this year. This device has the ability to connect to the web with Wi-Fi and LTE, allowing the user to connect with local web at home or mobile web out and about. The display on this device is a Full-HD 12.2-inch panel with Gorilla Glass up front and full touch capabilities.

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Post-update Windows 10 PCs crash when Kindle is plugged in

Post-update Windows 10 PCs crash when Kindle is plugged in

Some Kindles are crashing PCs that have received the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, an issue that has come to light shortly after news that many webcams were broken by the update. According to recent reports, when some Kindles are plugged into these PCs, the computer will crash, resulting in a blue screen of death and forcing the computer to reboot. The extent of the issue isn’t known at this time, as the information about it largely comes from affected Kindle/PC owners. Judging by these reports, though, the Kindle Paperwhite seems to be particularly affected.

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NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB detailed at $200

NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB detailed at $200

So we've got another GTX 1060 coming from NVIDIA. They've revealed this new SKU this morning with very little fanfare - and it's not so significantly different from its predecessors that the company will be sending out review units. This version of the GTX 1060 will be available for $199 USD - so it's not as if they're going to have a whole lot of trouble moving them out the door.

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HP 2016 OMEN gaming lineup includes an omen-ous cube

HP 2016 OMEN gaming lineup includes an omen-ous cube

Pardon the pun that was just too hard not to make. PC gamers are quite a passionate and sometimes eccentric bunch that loves to give some character to their rigs. From Alienware's out of this world lights to HP's new OMEN X gaming desktop, which you would hardly associate with a desktop, much less a gaming PC, when you look at it. That's because not only is it in the shape of a cube, it is also set up to stand on one of its corners, not on one of its flat faces.

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NVIDIA GTX 10 laptop details open doors to VR

NVIDIA GTX 10 laptop details open doors to VR

NVIDIA's manufacturing partners will be ready to roll with GTX 10 processing power for laptop PCs very soon. NVIDIA's GTX 10 series graphics chips have been brought to notebooks in their original form - not just with lesser "M" iterations as they had in the past. These NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 notebooks are ready to run AAA games with high end graphics right out the box.

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Apple’s iPad Pro slapped by Microsoft Surface for claiming PC chops

Apple’s iPad Pro slapped by Microsoft Surface for claiming PC chops

This morning another entry in the "lets call out Apple for their claims" series has been released by Microsoft. This video spot shows the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 speaking with Cortana to Apple's iPad Pro with its Siri. "I just got a keyboard," says Siri on the iPad Pro to the Surface Pro 4, "I'm a computer now, just like you." The viewer can see where this is going immediately. The iPad Pro is made fun of mercilessly.

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Lenovo’s “VR Ready” gaming PC is a potent portable console killer

Lenovo’s “VR Ready” gaming PC is a potent portable console killer

Lenovo's newest gaming PC might look like a Cylon's robot dog best-friend, but the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is actually aimed at gamers looking to take 4K play out with them. Launched today at Gamescon 2016 in Germany, the diminutive desktop has an integrated carry handle for toting it between LAN parties or wherever you might want to demonstrate the latest virtual reality rig like Oculus or HTC Vive.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910 puts legit gaming specs in 17.3 QHD all-in-one

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910 puts legit gaming specs in 17.3 QHD all-in-one

Can an all-in-one PC really cut mustard as a gaming machine? Lenovo's new IdeaCentre AIO Y910 wants to demonstrate it can, packing the scant space behind a 17.3-inch display with the sort of processor and graphics that wouldn't be embarrassed in a regular desktop at your friendly neighborhood LAN party.

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