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Asus will bring PadFone X to the US through AT&T

Asus will bring PadFone X to the US through AT&T

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Asus announced at CES 2014 that it will be bringing the PadFone X to the US in partnership with AT&T. There's no word on when the PadFone X will be available or its price, but AT&T has confirmed it will be the exclusive partner for the device.  The PadFone... >>

Asus introduces 13.3-inch Transformer Book Duet Windows/Android tablet-laptop hybrid

Asus introduces 13.3-inch Transformer Book Duet Windows/Android tablet-laptop hybrid

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Asus has revealed a 13.3-inch hybrid at CES 2014 that runs both Windows and Android, while at the same time serving as either a laptop or tablet. Essentially, the Transformer Book Duet is a portable version of the Transformer Book Trio introduced in June. ... >>

Samsung launches next-gen Ativ Book9 notebook and Ativ One7 all-in-one

Samsung launches next-gen Ativ Book9 notebook and Ativ One7 all-in-one

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Samsung has taken the wraps off its next-generation Ativ Book9 at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Release date and pricing haven't been revealed, but it will be available in Solid Black, according to the company. The 15.6-inch notebook with a 1920x1080 screen... >>

Samsung announces 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro

Samsung announces 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro

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Samsung has officially announced the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, opening up a tablet size it's not produced previously. The 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro features a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution display, S-Pen, LTE capabilities, 8-megapixel... >>

Polaroid Socialmatic camera confirmed for 2014 launch, aimed at those who like to share

Polaroid Socialmatic camera confirmed for 2014 launch, aimed at those who like to share

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Polaroid has announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas that its Socialmatic instant camera will be brought to market in 2014, capable of being able to not only instantly share photos on social networks like Instagram, but also print photos digitally through... >>

Xbox One sales in 2013 topped 3 million worldwide

Xbox One sales in 2013 topped 3 million worldwide

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Microsoft has announced its Xbox One console topped 3 million sales in 13 countries before the end of 2013. The next-generation console launched on 22 November in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the... >>

LG announces LG G Flex in US on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile for Q1 2014

LG announces LG G Flex in US on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile for Q1 2014

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LG says its LG G Flex curved smartphone will go on sale in the US during the first quarter on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile. The US launch of the curved smartphone  - announced at CES 2014 - follows its launch in parts of Asia and plans for the UK. It's... >>

Samsung banner outs Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro a few hours early (updated)

Samsung banner outs Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro a few hours early (updated)

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A giant banner outside the Las Vegas convention centre confirms our suspicions: Samsung has plans to launch a new Galaxy Note tablet at CES 2014, and it will be called the Galaxy Note Pro.  The banner snapped by Android Central doesn't give a specific... >>

HP launches its second Android all-in-one desktop

HP launches its second Android all-in-one desktop

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Hewlett-Packard has taken the wraps off its Slate 21 Pro all-in-one desktop at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. But instead of choosing Windows 8.1 or even ChromeOS for the desktop's software, the company has opted for Android. "Chrome doesn't allow for a lot... >>

LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, compatible with iOS and Android

LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, compatible with iOS and Android

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LG has taken the wraps off a few details surrounding its Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, ahead of its press event on Monday morning at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.  Details are still scant, but LG does confirm on its South Korean blog that the Lifeband Touch... >>

Nvidia working to make cars more intelligent with new 'Super Chip'

Nvidia working to make cars more intelligent with new 'Super Chip'

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Nvidia has announced a car-focused version of its new Tegra K1 "Super Chip" at CES in Las Vegas on Sunday night. The new processor has the functionality to be placed in cars, in an effort to make your ride more futuristic. The chip will bring better graphics... >>

Roku moves beyond just set-top boxes, will now come bundled with some HDTVs

Roku moves beyond just set-top boxes, will now come bundled with some HDTVs

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Roku has announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas that along with its set-top boxes, the company will begin placing its software in television sets as part of a Roku TV platform. The move for more marketshare comes after selling 8 million set-top box units,... >>

Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor comes with 192 cuda-cores, beats PS3 and Xbox 360 in performance

Nvidia Tegra K1 mobile processor comes with 192 cuda-cores, beats PS3 and Xbox 360 in performance

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Nvidia has revealed the Tegra K1 "Super Chip" at CES 2014, its next-generation flagship mobile processor, replacing the Tegra 4 and boasting better graphic performance than the PS3 and Xbox 360.  The Tegra K1 will not only be found in Android smartphones... >>

LG teases WebOS interface ahead of official Monday reveal

LG teases WebOS interface ahead of official Monday reveal

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LG has confirmed the user interface for its WebOS-line of televisions at CES 2014, without revealing too many details. The company posted a quick teaser on its South Korean blog on Sunday evening. It said webOS will be found on more than 70 per cent... >>

Kolibree aims for a healthier mouth with world's first Bluetooth-connected toothbrush

Kolibree aims for a healthier mouth with world's first Bluetooth-connected toothbrush

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If you thought the connected fork at CES last year wasn't enough to meet your tech needs, you're in luck. Kolibree has taken to the tradeshow in 2014 to unveil the world's first connected electric toothbrush. It will hit the market in Q3 2014 aiming to... >>

Valve's first 12 Steam Machines partners revealed: Alienware, Gigabyte and more

Valve's first 12 Steam Machines partners revealed: Alienware, Gigabyte and more

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Valve's big press event at CES 2014 isn't happening until Monday afternoon, but that isn't stopping Engadget from dropping a bit of information early. The publication has revealed the 12 companies that will be making third-party Steam Machines during... >>

Tablet or desktop? Lenovo releases 19.5-inch Android all-in-one

Tablet or desktop? Lenovo releases 19.5-inch Android all-in-one

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Lenovo has announced an all-in-one Android computer, dubbed the N308, during CES 2014. It makes us wonder: should we call this a desktop or just a really big tablet? The 19.5-inch touchscreen machine runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2, with a Nvidia Tegra quad-core... >>

Lenovo unveils 28-inch 4K monitor with Android KitKat built-in

Lenovo unveils 28-inch 4K monitor with Android KitKat built-in

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With 4K content on the rise, Lenovo has taken the wraps off two new 4K monitors at CES 2014 in Las Vegas - with one having Android built-in. The ThinkVision Pro2840m is the basic of the two. It will be available in April 2014 for $799 (£487), carrying... >>

Lacie bumps up the speed with Thunderbolt 2 drive, also unveils 1TB drive for iOS devices

Lacie bumps up the speed with Thunderbolt 2 drive, also unveils 1TB drive for iOS devices

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Lacie has taken the wraps off the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 drive at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, aimed at professionals working with big files. The company has one of the first Thunderbolt 2 peripherals on its hands with the Little Big Disk, boasting transfer... >>

Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad X1 Carbon with plenty more battery and 'Adaptive Keyboard'

Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad X1 Carbon with plenty more battery and 'Adaptive Keyboard'

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Lenovo has unveiled its third-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. It is being called the lightest 14-inch ultrabook on the market, weighing 2.8lbs while being "virtually indestructible". It's built from carbon fibre, which Lenovo says... >>

Apple acquires company behind SnappyCam, to improve iPhone's camera

Apple acquires company behind SnappyCam, to improve iPhone's camera

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Apple has acquired SnappyLabs, the company behind SnappyCam, an app for the iPhone that can take full-resolution photos at 20 to 30 frames per second. TechCrunch first reported the deal, and it was later confirmed by Apple in the boilerplate statement... >>

LG unveils 65, 79, 84 and 98-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TVs, along with 105-inch curved behemoth

LG unveils 65, 79, 84 and 98-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TVs, along with 105-inch curved behemoth

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It's not CES without a load of new television sets, and you bet LG isn't going to be left out of the fray. The company has revealed its line of Ultra HD LED TV models at CES 2014 this week. LG is bragging most about its 105-inch curved 4K Ultra HDTV (model... >>

Griffin introduces wireless PowerMate Bluetooth, streamlining routine tasks

Griffin introduces wireless PowerMate Bluetooth, streamlining routine tasks

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Griffin has announced the PowerMate Bluetooth, a wireless version of its PowerMate accessory that can execute key commands to streamline routine tasks. Now with the Bluetooth version of the PowerMate, you get a more stylish look on your desk instead of... >>

Google acquires company behind popular Timely alarm clock

Google acquires company behind popular Timely alarm clock

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Google has acquired Bitspin, maker of the Timely alarm clock app on Android. Timely has an average rating of 4.5 stars on Google Play, and is quite popular among those looking to wake up on time. Google has yet to confirm the acquisition, but Bitspin... >>

Pebble teases 'something special' for CES next week

Pebble teases 'something special' for CES next week

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The smartwatch fanatics over at Pebble have begun to hype their spot at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week. In a posting on the Pebble website, the company teases "something special". In typical secrecy, the company doesn't come out and tell us what to expect.... >>