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Apple patent could leave physical keyboards in the dust

Apple patent could leave physical keyboards in the dust

Touchscreens are the ubiquitous go-to for handheld device interaction, but they sometimes lack punch. Especially with gaming, the native experience can leave you wanting. The d-pad/button arrangement is timeless, but if you want more, Apple may have it in the pipeline. A newly discovered patent shows Apple is at least thinking of rear-controls for their tablets.

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iPhone 5S screen replacement may be coming to Apple stores

iPhone 5S screen replacement may be coming to Apple stores

If you managed to bust your iPhone 5S screen, there may be some positive news. Sources claim Apple will be adding the iPhone 5S screen to their replacement and repair program. The repairs aren’t cheap by any means, but they aren’t nearly as steep a price as buying a new phone.

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Modbook Pro X recreates MacBook Pro Retina as uber-tablet

Modbook Pro X recreates MacBook Pro Retina as uber-tablet

MacBook-to-tablet convertor Modbook is back with a new model, the Modbook Pro X, turning the latest MacBook Pro into a pen-enabled graphics powerhouse for designers and artists. Building on the 15.4-inch Pro which Apple updated yesterday, the new Modbook slate repositions the 2880 x 1800 Retina display into a new form-factor complete with shortcut keys on the back.

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TouchPico thinks you need Android on a tiny projector

TouchPico thinks you need Android on a tiny projector

Remember pico-projectors? Startup TouchPico wants to bring them back with Android installed, and it has a clever digital pen system that it's hoping will persuade the crowdfunding community to invest. We caught up with the prototype to see how it all works.

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iPhone 6 feature tipped to make your fingers happy

iPhone 6 feature tipped to make your fingers happy

The latest in a long line of rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 is that it’ll work with a new tactile motor. This motor will make for a slightly pricier smartphone - on Apple’s end, at least - and will make the tactile feedback experience (what you feel when you touch the phone, if you’ve got tactile feedback switched on) all the more interesting.

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Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro, Click 2 and Radius get twisting and docking

Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro, Click 2 and Radius get twisting and docking

Toshiba has outed a trio of new Windows touchscreen notebooks, a pair of 2-in-1 docking tablets and a 5-in-1 flipping laptop, borrowing from Lenovo's Yoga line for devices that the company claims offer the best of tablet and notebook. The Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro has a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 tablet section that pulls free of a full QWERTY keyboard, with a choice of Core i5 or Core i7 processors.

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Acer TravelMate B115P offers Windows 8.1 fanless touch

Acer TravelMate B115P offers Windows 8.1 fanless touch

Acer has outed its latest ultraportable, the TravelMate B115P, managing to fit in a touchscreen, ten hour battery life, and a full-sized keyboard into a fanless chassis. Targeting students and mobile workers, the TravelMate B115P - and its non-touch B115 sibling - has an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and measures 21.2mm thick, with aluminum trim on the top.

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Qualcomm ultrasound pen goes skinny for phablets

Qualcomm ultrasound pen goes skinny for phablets

Qualcomm has slimmed down its ultrasound pen, making the sonic stylus potentially fit inside a Galaxy Note 3-scale smartphone for more portable use. The pen, which uses sound tracking to deliver a tablet stylus with better accuracy than the average digitizer, has been trimmed in its latest iteration, now sized to fit inside the silo in a phone rather than in a tablet portfolio.

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Touch interface for Office possibly leaked

Touch interface for Office possibly leaked

Office, Microsoft’s powerhouse enterprise solution, is likely getting a touch interface soon. Microsoft Research recently released (then retracted) documents showing a new interface for all Office utilities. It’s not clear just when we’ll see this on our various Windows powered devices, but it’s another step in Microsoft’s aim to provide a single experience across all devices.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 detailed with “snap hinge”

Acer Aspire Switch 10 detailed with “snap hinge”

This week the folks at Acer have released information on their newest device, the Acer Aspire Switch 10. This device is a Windows-based device with a 10-inch display, working with a hinge that allows it to be both a tablet and a notebook. This device can have its display detached and re-attached either way, forwards or backwards.

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Samsung Gear Fit: 5 things we love (and one we hate)

Samsung Gear Fit: 5 things we love (and one we hate)

Samsung's Gear Fit and Galaxy S5 are here, promising a brace of new features and a reboot to the South Korean company's wearables strategy. Our full reviews of both are well underway, but as it's perhaps the more unusual of the two devices, we thought we'd share some of the highlights from the Gear Fit that have caught our eye. Read on for five things about the Gear Fit we love, and one early frustration.

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Windows 8.1 Update released: how-to instructions simplistic

Windows 8.1 Update released: how-to instructions simplistic

Starting today, users all around the world will begin to gain access to Windows 8.1 Update. This is the first major update to the Windows 8.1 system, a re-structuring of what was originally offered in the touch-friendly Windows 8. This update will be accessible through Windows Update primarily, a system which you can access by moving your cursor to the bottom-right of your display or by pulling in from the right of your display if you have a touchscreen PC or tablet.

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