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Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2017: The best and crazy products and mods

Weird and wonderful tech of Computex 2017: The best and crazy products and mods

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The Computex trade show in Taiwan usually has a few wonderful and downright weird tech tricks up its sleeve and 2017 was no exception.Computex 2017 also hosted a live PC case modding challenge so, as well as some truly innovative designs sponsored by... >>

MSI GT83VR Titan preview: Gaming monster with a roar

MSI GT83VR Titan preview: Gaming monster with a roar

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Computex has very much been about the onslaught of super-slim gaming machines due to the launch of Nvidia’s Max-Q architecture.However, we spotted a beauty in the desktop replacement category from MSI. The first thing that grabbed our attention was... >>

HP Spectre x360 (2017) preview: 15-incher with supermodel looks

HP Spectre x360 (2017) preview: 15-incher with supermodel looks

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While perusing the Microsoft stand at this year’s Computex, we spotted and unmarked HP Spectre 360x 15-inch.This is an updated version of 2016’s model, and we suspected that there were going to be some worthwhile improvements. We decided to take a... >>

Eve V preview: What makes the crowd-funded Surface Pro rival so special?

Eve V preview: What makes the crowd-funded Surface Pro rival so special?

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A crowd-funded tablet/laptop hybrid might not usually catch the eye, but clearly Microsoft feels there's something special about the Eve V. It highlighted the relatively unknown product during its Computex keynote.This is especially significant considering... >>

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro preview: Taking gaming laptops to the Max-Q

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro preview: Taking gaming laptops to the Max-Q

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The announcement of Nvidia's Max-Q during Computex 2017 in Taiwan has seen some interesting slimline gaming machines launched this week. Pocket-lint had some time with the MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro on the show floor and it's a fantastic piece of work.The... >>

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro preview: Flip screened laptop with built-in S Pen

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro preview: Flip screened laptop with built-in S Pen

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Samsung announced its latest iteration of the Notebook 9 series at Computex this year and it comes with something extra. The Notebook 9 Pro has an embedded S Pen stylus and we got to go hands-on with the device on the show floor.As the device was... >>

Gigabyte VR 720 Motion Stimulator at Computex shows future of VR

Gigabyte VR 720 Motion Stimulator at Computex shows future of VR

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Gigabyte stole the show for VR at Computex 2017 with their 720° Motion Stimulator. Pocket-lint managed to charm their way into a try and it was every bit as cool as it looks.The Gigabyte VR 720° has two axis which each allow 360° rotation, hence the... >>

Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture

Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture

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The opening day at this year’s Computex saw some impressive announcements from Nvidia regarding its new Max-Q architecture.It was also the first to show off Republic of Gamers' (ROG) exceptionally impressive-looking gaming Laptop: the Zephyrus. Essentially... >>

Asus Zenbook Pro UX550 preview: Next-level machine with a 4K touchscreen

Asus Zenbook Pro UX550 preview: Next-level machine with a 4K touchscreen

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Asus’ Zenbook range has quite the following with its glorious designs and excellent specs at very competitive prices.At the Asus press conference held ahead of Computex on Monday, the latest addition to the family was announced, and it appears to be... >>

Asus Vivo Book Pro S15 preview: The world’s first laptop with Intel Optane

Asus Vivo Book Pro S15 preview: The world’s first laptop with Intel Optane

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Asus spruced up its Vivo Book range, with the Vivo Book S and Vivo Book Pro S15, which appeal to the budget-conscious end of the market.Vivo Book Pro S15The Vivo Book Pro S15 is looking like a steal, starting at just a shade over £600. For your money,... >>

Asus Zenbook Flip S preview: Super thin convertible jam packed with top-shelf kit

Asus Zenbook Flip S preview: Super thin convertible jam packed with top-shelf kit

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Asus started off its press conference at Computex in Taipei on Monday by announcing an all-new device: the 13 inch Zenbook Flip S.As you may have inferred from the name, this is convertible, and we have to say it looks pretty sleek. At just 1.1kg and... >>

The weird and wonderful tech of CEATEC 2016: Here are the crazy gadgets you'll be using in future

The weird and wonderful tech of CEATEC 2016: Here are the crazy gadgets you'll be using in future

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Japan’s top tech show, CEATEC, was held this week in Chiba, just outside Tokyo. And although it has always been traditionally known as a consumer electronics event, this year the show’s organisers took a sharp turn and focused on IoT instead.The result... >>

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 kick off... >>

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 are... >>

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... >>

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 its... >>

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 new... >>

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... >>