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Gigabyte gaming line-up expanded with Auros X7DT and X5S v5 powerhouses

Gigabyte gaming line-up expanded with Auros X7DT and X5S v5 powerhouses

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During this year’s Computex show in Taipei we got to spend some time checking out Gigabyte’s latest gaming laptops: the Aorus series. And what we were treated to were a mixture of already impressive machines and exciting in-the-pipeline news. We... >>

Gigabyte Aero 14 preview: Well spec'ed ultrabook for gamers

Gigabyte Aero 14 preview: Well spec'ed ultrabook for gamers

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Gigabyte was showing off its gaming ultrabook range at this year’s Computex and they were eye-catching to say the least. Fantastic specs combined with super long battery life make for real competitors in this area. The Gigabyte Aero 14 leads these... >>

Android phone owners can record 360-degree VR video with NeoEye

Android phone owners can record 360-degree VR video with NeoEye

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Wandering around the show floor at Computex last week, we came across this dinky little 360-degree 3D camera for Android devices. Called the NeoEye, it attaches to your Android phone and enables you to record VR footage on the go. The company behind it,... >>

Seawolf mini-submarines are the GoPro drones of the sea

Seawolf mini-submarines are the GoPro drones of the sea

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These impressive looking underwater drones caught our eye at this year’s Computex. They look like something out of the James Bond movies, but are actual devices that could help divers capture their best moments. Should you want to grab some awesome... >>

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2016: Crazy gadgets and gizmos you must see

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2016: Crazy gadgets and gizmos you must see

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Having spent the entire week at Computex 2016 in Taipei, we found plenty of gadgets and technology that didn't quite fit into regular categories. Indeed, some of the most fun moments we had were when we stumbled across some of the stranger devices lurking... >>

Acer Switch 12 S preview: 2-in-1 with many talents

Acer Switch 12 S preview: 2-in-1 with many talents

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We found Acer’s swanky Switch 12 S on the showfloor at this year’s Computex and had a short play. It's certainly a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet to be reckoned with. The detachable Switch 12 S is mainly interesting for its innovative connectivity solutions.... >>

3Glasses Blubur Series VR headsets bring virtual reality to the masses

3Glasses Blubur Series VR headsets bring virtual reality to the masses

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Virtual reality gaming is currently expensive but it seems some companies are determined to change that. Alongside AMD’s $199 RX 480 graphics card announced at Computex in Taipei, Microsoft showed a $400 (£277) VR headset made by 3Glasses during... >>

AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card makes VR much more affordable

AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card makes VR much more affordable

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AMD shook things up at its Computex press conference in Taipei by announcing the Polaris Radeon Series RX 480 graphics card. At first glance the Radeon RX 480 might not seem much of a match for competitor Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, but AMD demonstrated... >>

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

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The arrival of VR hand controllers has led to a rash of virtual reality shooter games so we were pleasantly surprised to find something different on the Computex show floor this year. Revresh offered us a try of its ParaParachute VR skydiving experience,... >>

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

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Virtual reality is steadily coming into its own with a slew of new products on show this year at Computex. And some are not what you'd expect. Prior to this year’s show, three companies, HP, gaming giant MSI and mini PC maker Zotac, announced a new... >>

Asus Zenfone 3, Zenfone Deluxe and Zenfone Ultra preview: Three-way attack on phone market

Asus Zenfone 3, Zenfone Deluxe and Zenfone Ultra preview: Three-way attack on phone market

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Asus has stealthily been building up quite the smartphone following over the past two years since it launched the Zenfone series. According to the company, the Zenfone and Zenfone 2 have hit user rates of 30 million in 30 markets. The launch of the... >>

Asus Transformer 3 Pro preview: Gives the Surface a run for its money

Asus Transformer 3 Pro preview: Gives the Surface a run for its money

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Asus unveiled three new 2-in-1 devices at Computex this year. Having led the way in the detachable tablet market, it seems keen to maintain its lead and the Transformer 3 Pro suggests the company is right on track. Its a device that sometimes exceeds... >>

Asus Zenbook 3 preview: A superthin MacBook killer?

Asus Zenbook 3 preview: A superthin MacBook killer?

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It seems every Computex Asus manages to get us to fall in love (or perhaps lust) with its latest Zenbook. And this year’s offering, the Asus Zenbook 3, is no exception. It’s not only beautifully crafted, using aerospace grade alloy and the signature... >>

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

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Asus unveiled its latest liquid cooled gaming laptop at Computex this year and, as expected, it’s a heavyweight. The Republic of Gamers is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and the Asus ROG GX800 appears to be the company's thank you to its... >>

Asus Zenbo: Who is the handy robot helper?

Asus Zenbo: Who is the handy robot helper?

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Asus pulled a rabbit out of the hat at its pre-Computex press conference, showing off its first venture into robotics with the ever-so-cute Zenbo. The diminutive household robot joined Johnny Shih, Asus' chairman, onstage and made quite the impression... >>

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... >>