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Lillbits: Acer’s rugged laptop and tablet, B&O’s bookshelf speaker, and Dell divests VMWare

Acer launched its first rugged laptops and tablets under the Acer Enduro brand last summer, and now the company is updating the line with a new 4.1 pound, 14 inch laptop with an IP53 certification for water and dust resistance and a MIL-STD-810H tested design and a 10 inch rugged tablet with the same certifications. […]

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Lilbits (8-26-2014): Asus smartwatch, Intel’s “luxury” smart bracelet, and the Moto G2

Asus plans to reveal its first smartwatch at the IFA show in Berlin next week. The company’s already told us it’ll be cheaper than other devices running Google’s Android Wear software, and now we have a slightly better idea of what it’ll look like thanks to some sketches the company has posted to Facebook. Meanwhile […]

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Run Windows apps in the cloud with Chrome OS, VMWare

Google and VMware are taking steps to position Chromebooks and Chrome OS desktops as thin client PCs that let users run Windows apps from anywhere. The companies make the case that businesses can cut down on IT expenses this way while offering users the ability to run desktop apps as if they were web apps. […]