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Qualcomm QCC5100 chip for wireless headphones to bring better battery life, performance

Qualcomm is introducing a new system-on-a-chip designed for wireless headphones that the company says offers twice the processing power of its predecessor while using less energy. The end result is that the devices using the Qualcomm Low Power Bluetooth SoC QCC5100 should offer longer battery life and better performance. It also adds supports for new […]

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HTC introduce Vive Pro virtual reality headset (with higher-res display)

Today’s virtual reality headsets aim to offer an immersive experience thanks to a combination of motion tracking, spatial audio, and special lenses that make tiny screens seem like huge displays. But when you get a really, really good look at the 2160 x 1200 pixel displays on a device like the original HTC Vive and […]

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Zotac’s next-gen ZBOX mini PCs coming in Q2, 2018 (with Gemini Lake, Ryzen, and Kaby Lake Refresh options)

Zotac is showing off a whole slew of upcoming ZBOX mini desktop computers at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Most are expected to ship in the second quarter of 2018, and most are pretty obvious upgrades from previous-generation models. For example, there are new models with 8th-gen Intel Core U processors that look just […]

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Zotac unveils ZBOX Pico mini PCs with Intel Gemini Lake chips

Zotac is updating its smallest desktop computers with two new Pico mini PCs sporting Intel Celeron chips based on the new “Gemini Lake” architecture. The Zotac ZBOX Pico PI226 is a tiny computer about the size of a small stack of credit cards that features a Celeron N4000 dual-core processor, while the Pico PI336 is […]

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Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra, and L2 go official (and have usable fingerprint sensors in the US)

At first glance, the new Sony Xperia XA2 and L2 line of smartphones may look virtually identical to every other phone Sony has released in the past few years. But there’s on important difference: the company has moved the fingerprint sensor from the sides of the phone to the back. That means you have a […]

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Acer, Asus, and HP are bringing Alexa voice service to Windows PCs

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant may have started out on the company’s Echo speakers, but soon it’ll be in all the things. It’s already available in Amazon’s own Fire tablet lineup and the company’s Fire TV products. And there are a bunch of third-party devices including speakers and watches that use Amazon’s developer tools to incorporate […]

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Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset coming in Q1, 2018

Asus is joining the virtual reality party with its first Windows Mixed Reality headset. It’s coming to North America in the first quarter of 2018, which means it should be available by the end of March,. Like other headset designed for Microsoft’s mixed/virtual reality system, the headset features 6 degrees of freedom thanks to built-in […]

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Asus 2018 mini PC lineup includes Chromebox 3, Tinker Board S, and compact Windows desktops

Asus is updating its line of small form factor computers with two new Windows desktops, an updated Chromebox, and a new version of its Raspberry Pi-like Tinker Board. The new Tinker Board S is coming in the first quarter of 2018 for $80, while the rest of the little computers will be available in the […]

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HP’s new Spectre x360 15 comes with either AMD or NVIDIA graphics

The latest HP Spectre x360 15 is a convertible notebook with a 15.6 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixel touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, active pen support, and four Bang & Olufsen speakers. It measures 14.1″ x 9.8″ x 0.8″ and weighs about 4.6 pounds and the laptop has an 84 Wh battery that Hp says […]

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HP introduces Envy x2 2-in-1 with Intel Core Y-series processor (in case you don’t want the Qualcomm Snapdragon model)

When HP unveiled the new Envy x2 2-in-1 tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor last month, what the company didn’t tell you is that there are actually two versions of the Envy x2. One has that Qualcomm chip and runs a version of Windows designed for devices with ARM processors. The other has an […]

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NVIDIA GeForce Now is a gaming PC in the cloud (that streams to any Mac or PC)

Want to play high-end PC games, but don’t want to buy a high-end gaming PC? Last summer NVIDIA launched a beta of a service that essentially lets you play stream games over the internet from a remote server with the power of a GeForce GTX graphics cards. At the time the service was only available […]