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Play FarmVille for real with your very own iPad controlled garden

Play FarmVille for real with your very own iPad controlled garden

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Amidst the flurry of SmartHome devices and solutions on display at this year’s Computex in Taipei, one really stood out for us here at Pocket-lint. The OPCOM Farm Cube allows those with no suitable outdoor space to run a mini farm that can operate remotely... >>

Computex 2015 in pictures: Elephant PCs, heated inner-soles, and a belt that charges your phone

Computex 2015 in pictures: Elephant PCs, heated inner-soles, and a belt that charges your phone

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Computer 2015, in Taipei, is one of Asia's largest computer trade shows and gives manufacturers a chance to showcase their latest creations, be it a super thin ultrabook or a brand new smartwatch. The main press conferences held across the week by companies... >>

Gigabyte's Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on)

Gigabyte's Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on)

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The Gigabyte Aorus X5 is billed as "Earth's most powerful 15-inch" laptop in the company's official literature. That's a bold statement for any manufacturer to claim and so Pocket-lint went to have a look at this gaming behemoth at this year's Computex... >>

Asus Transformer T100HA: Cheap, chic and bang-up-to-date (hands-on)

Asus Transformer T100HA: Cheap, chic and bang-up-to-date (hands-on)

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Asus announced a plethora of devices at the Computex show this year and the T100HA drew some considerable attention. Not because it's the fanciest looking tablet-meets-laptop around, but because it promises plenty for what is likely to be an affordable... >>

Toshiba Satellite Computex prototype to feature face-authentication camera (hands-on)

Toshiba Satellite Computex prototype to feature face-authentication camera (hands-on)

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Microsoft revealed a prototype by Toshiba at its press conference at Computex in Taipei, highlighting Windows Hello and what could be possible in the future. The new prototype device, which doesn't even have a name as yet, was one of a handful of devices... >>

Dell XPS 15: Does bigger mean better? (hands-on)

Dell XPS 15: Does bigger mean better? (hands-on)

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Microsoft has shown off a 15-inch version of Dell's new ultra thin, ultra light Dell XPS at the Computex show in Taipei. Like the Dell XPS 13, which was debuted at CES in January and we reviewed in March, the focus of the new model is its impressive display... >>

Acer Predator 8 tablet: On the prowl for Nvidia Shield's gaming territory (hands-on)

Acer Predator 8 tablet: On the prowl for Nvidia Shield's gaming territory (hands-on)

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Following its announcement at Acer's annual press conference in New York, the Predator 8 gaming tablet debuted with its full innards at Intel's press conference at Computex in Taipei. It's the work of the two companies' desires to create a gaming tablet... >>

Acer Aspire Switch 10V: Cherry Trail goes 2-in-1 (hands-on)

Acer Aspire Switch 10V: Cherry Trail goes 2-in-1 (hands-on)

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The Acer Aspire Switch 10V is a nifty little number that runs Intel's latest processor, Cherry Trail, and is powered by Intel's new Atom X5-Z8300. This reasonably lightweight tablet features a magnetic dock, chiclet keyboard, and an easy-to-use trackpad... >>

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 and ZenPad 10: The Windows-based iPad mini competitor (hands-on)

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 and ZenPad 10: The Windows-based iPad mini competitor (hands-on)

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Alongside the launch of the Zenpad 8 and Zenpad 7, Asus also launched the higher-spec Zenpad S 8.0 and Zenpad 10 at the Computex show in Taipei. While the run-of-the-mill 7- and 8-inch versions offer a lot of flexibility in terms of appearance, the Zenpad... >>

Asus ZenPad 7 and ZenPad 8: All about the covers (hands-on)

Asus ZenPad 7 and ZenPad 8: All about the covers (hands-on)

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If you're the type of person who likes to customise their tablet, or even look like you're not carrying a device at all, then the Asus Zenpad 7 and Zenpad 8 should be right up your alley. The new mini tablets, launched at the company's press conference... >>

Asus ZenFone Selfie: It's selfie time (hands-on)

Asus ZenFone Selfie: It's selfie time (hands-on)

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Asus showcased its newest offering the Asus ZenFone Selfie at its press conference in Taipei today ahead of Computex 2015 this week, promising users the ultimate selfie whenever they need to snap themselves.  As the name suggests, the primary function... >>

Asus ZenWatch 2: Stylish and slim (hands-on)

Asus ZenWatch 2: Stylish and slim (hands-on)

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Asus has really pushed out the boat in terms of aesthetics with its follow up to the ZenWatch, the ZenWatch 2, as it tries to compete with the premium look and feel of the Apple Watch, and other would be contenders in the Android Wear fashion space... >>

Toshiba Kira L93 pictures and hands-on

Toshiba Kira L93 pictures and hands-on

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Toshiba recently announced the Kira L93 which goes on sale in Japan this month. Pocket-lint was able to get a hands-on with this "7-in-1" device at Computex as it's interesting enough to warrant further investigation. The Kira L93 gets the 7-in-1 moniker... >>

Hands-on: Intel Core M Llama Mountain shows the future of skinny tablets

Hands-on: Intel Core M Llama Mountain shows the future of skinny tablets

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Much of the buzz around Computex 2014 has been based on the advent of Intel's Core M architecture which heralds the arrival of wafer-thin fanless devices as early as late 2014. Pocket-lint was lucky enough to get a quick hands-on with on Intel's reference... >>

Gigabyte Padbook S11M pictures and hands-on

Gigabyte Padbook S11M pictures and hands-on

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The Gigabyte Padbook S11M is an odd mix of the predictable and the unusual: we like it and for some it is going to be exactly what they want. Pocket-lint got to play with tablet on the show floor at Computex 2014. What we like about the S11M are the nifty... >>

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 pictures and hands-on

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 pictures and hands-on

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Dell announced a couple of new laptops at Computex 2014  and Pocket-lint managed to track down the Inspiron 11-inch and get a play with it.  The Inspiron 11 3000 is a 2-in-1 hinged device - much like the Lenovo Yoga. The device can operate as a laptop,... >>

Asus Transformer Book V pictures and hands-on

Asus Transformer Book V pictures and hands-on

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Asus are fond of combining devices to give all-in-one solutions, but they appear to have excelled themselves with the newly-announced Transformer Book V5. Pocket-lint was on hand at Computex 2014 to check out this mysteriously epic sounding device. The... >>

Asus Zenbook NX500 pictures and hands-on

Asus Zenbook NX500 pictures and hands-on

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Pocket-lint got to have a brief play-around with Asus' new Zenbook, the NX500, today at Computex and it left a very pleasing impression on most of our senses. Asus seemed pretty proud of the new Zenbook NX500's display, and rightly so. At 100 per cent... >>

Asus shows off wafer thin Transformer T300 Chi

Asus shows off wafer thin Transformer T300 Chi

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Asus tantalised attendees at this year's Computex with a look at its latest Transformer Book the T300 Chi. The super thin detachable is still "in the works" but we can tell you that the 12.5-inch tablet is set to be the world's thinnest at a mere 7.3mm.... >>

Acer Liquid E700, E600, Jade, and Z200 turn up at Computex for a hands-on

Acer Liquid E700, E600, Jade, and Z200 turn up at Computex for a hands-on

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Acer’s new mobile phone range effortlessly spans a range of different customers with some neat new features and improvements that apply across the spectrum. From the highly anticipated Liquid Jade and the heavy-user friendly E700 to the kid and senior... >>

Hands-on: Acer Liquid Leap review

Hands-on: Acer Liquid Leap review

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Acer has unveiled its first smartband; The Liquid Leap at Computex in Taipei and Pocket- was at a preview event to get a hands-on experience with the new wrist band, but does it have what it takes to appeal, and more importantly stand out form the gluttony... >>

Hands on with the first Windows 8.1, 7-inch tablet from Inventec

Hands on with the first Windows 8.1, 7-inch tablet from Inventec

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At the close of Microsoft’s presentation on the eagerly awaited Windows 8.1 at Computex the company quickly flashed a very interesting looking device. The world’s first 7-inch Bay Trail-powered tablet designed to run on Windows 8.1 (and indeed Windows... >>

Windows 8.1 previewed

Windows 8.1 previewed

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Ahead of the official launch later this year, probably in the autumn, and beta version due at Build this month, Microsoft has given a half-hour live demonstration of Windows 8.1 at its Computex summit. Right from the kick-off it's clear that Microsoft... >>

Acer Aspire S3 and Aspire S7 pictures and hands-on

Acer Aspire S3 and Aspire S7 pictures and hands-on

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Acer has updated its popular S3 and S7 Aspire Ultrabooks to take advantage of the new Intel fourth-generation processors (Haswell) and the accompanying benefits, such as improved power efficiency and a thinner form factor, and Pocket-lint was on hand... >>

Acer Liquid S1 pictures and hands-on

Acer Liquid S1 pictures and hands-on

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Acer has thrown its hat into the phablet ring with the launch of the Liquid S1 at Computex on Monday. With a 5.7-inch 1280x 720 screen it joins the ranks of similar devices with a couple of extra touches and we caught up with the device to see whether... >>