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Mortal Kombat X release set for April 14th with Goro in tow

Mortal Kombat X release set for April 14th with Goro in tow

This morning the team behind Mortal Kombat X have revealed that the game will be released for all platforms on April 14th. In addition, pre-orders have been given the added bonus of Goro. Those that pre-order the game will be given Goro as a playable combatant in Mortal Kombat X right out of the box.

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HP’s new team: ENVY x2, Pavilion x2, new Chromebooks

HP’s new team: ENVY x2, Pavilion x2, new Chromebooks

While not exactly at IFA, HP is joining in on the IFA 2014 fun by announcing a new series of notebooks and hybrids. These include two new ENVY x2's and a Pavilion x2, both Windows tablet/laptop hybrids, and two new members of Google's Chrome OS devices, an 11-inch and a 14-inch Chromebook, the latter sporting an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip.

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Acer brings three new tablets to IFA 2014

Acer brings three new tablets to IFA 2014

Along with a variety of notebooks and other oddities Acer’s revealed this week comes a couple of neat new tablets. One is the Acer Iconia Tab 8 W, the other is the Acer Iconia Tab 10. The first works with Windows 8.1, the other works with Android. There’s also an expanded Acer Iconia One tablet with an 8-inch display.

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Acer Aspire Switch 11 revealed alongside rebooted 10

Acer Aspire Switch 11 revealed alongside rebooted 10

Earlier this year we got our hands on the Acer Aspire Switch 10 - now the device has been rebooted with a new Full HD display at IFA 2014. Alongside this new device, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 has been revealed. These devices will both be available this Autumn.

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Acer R 14 notebook brings a more traditional convertible

Acer R 14 notebook brings a more traditional convertible

Just as the Acer R 13 line brings on six positions of transformation, the Acer R 14 line provides four. This is a slightly more "traditional" transforming notebook - that’s a thing now - with a body that works with 360-degrees of freedom. One hinge, folding back as far as you please.

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Acer R 13 Notebooks gets 6 kinds of convertible

Acer R 13 Notebooks gets 6 kinds of convertible

This week Acer has revealed two new notebook lines, the Acer R 13 Series and the Acer R 14 Series, both of them coming with convertible form-factors. This means that the notebooks don’t just open and close, they convert from one usability structure to the other. The first Acer R 13 model, for example, works with an Exel Aero hinge, bringing on a "U-frame structure" which allows its user to fold the device into six different modes.

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Surface Pro 3 jumps into 25 more countries

Surface Pro 3 jumps into 25 more countries

It's August 28 and Microsoft is finally giving the go signal. Its latest high-end Surface Pro 3 hybrid tablet can can now be purchased in 25 more countries, starting with New Zealand in the farthest East, bringing the total supported markets to 28. In addition, the Docking Station will also be up for pre-orders on those same territories.

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Alienware x51 R2 Review with AMD Radeon R9 270b

Alienware x51 R2 Review with AMD Radeon R9 270b

Here in the late Summer of 2014 we’re having a look at a gaming PC from Alienware that’s continuing to aim for console-beating power after nearly a year out in the wild. This review isn’t like most SlashGear reviews where we review a product early - sometimes before it’s on the market. Instead we’re taking a quick look at how this device squares off against the PS4, the Xbox One, and other similarly-sized competitors.

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Windows 9 reveal and release details tipped to drop September 30th

Windows 9 reveal and release details tipped to drop September 30th

In a little over a month from the time this article is posted, Microsoft will be holding an event to preview Windows 9. While we’ve heard a bit about this software - code-named "Threshold" - before, this event will be designed to let loose the full bucket of beans.

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Ballmer steps down at Microsoft, still owns $15BN in stock

Ballmer steps down at Microsoft, still owns $15BN in stock

In an industry change-up it would have been difficult for anyone for foresee, the former CEO of Microsoft has officially switched gears to basketball. While it was revealed earlier this year that Steve Ballmer would be purchasing the LA Clippers, today he made the big change official: he’d also be stepping down from the board of directors at Microsoft.

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Xbox One Gamescom demoes were played on Windows gaming PCs

Xbox One Gamescom demoes were played on Windows gaming PCs

This week a couple of photos have been shared of a Gamescom-based Indie game booth showing a "crashed" Xbox One with Windows 7 at the helm. What’s far more likely is a PC being used under the desk in this situation, the Xbox One wireless controller shown clearly wired to the box. But don’t fret - this isn’t unheard of.

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Windows 9 preview in September: a return to classic form

Windows 9 preview in September: a return to classic form

It’s time to get back to basics. This September it’s looking likely that the "Threshold" tech preview of Microsoft’s next big Windows release is set to take place. This means that people who are willing to test the software otherwise known as Windows 9 early will be able to do so in less than a month.

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