Asus debuts iPhone 7 Plus-style dual cameras in lower cost ZenFone 4s

Asus debuts iPhone 7 Plus-style dual cameras in lower cost ZenFone 4s
The ZenFone 4 Pro, with a blended metal-glass body, is at the top of the new lineup. Image: Asus Asus clearly doesn't believe that the dual camera on the iPhone 7 Plus and OnePlus 5 should only be available on premium smartphones.The company has taken the wraps off six new 5.5-inch display handsets, from entry level to premium, each with a rear dual phone camera. All …
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Lenovo shows traction with data center revamp as PCs and mobile squeezed

Lenovo shows traction with data center revamp as PCs and mobile squeezed
Lenovo's revamp of its data center product line and sales and marketing efforts appear to be gaining traction even as the company's grip on the PC market slips and mobile reports operating losses. In the company's first quarter earnings results, Lenovo said its data center unit showed revenue growth of 11 percent in Western Europe and 8 percent in North America. Lenovo's data center business had been shrinking in recent quarters, but the company said…
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ASU, Amazon partner to offer Echo Dot to 1,600 engineering students

ASU, Amazon partner to offer Echo Dot to 1,600 engineering students
Arizona State University engineering students are offered an Echo Dot as part of a voice-technology program. (Image: File photo) Arizona State University will offer engineering students living in its new, high-tech dorm an Amazon Echo Dot in a "first of its kind" voice-technology program. Amazon donated 1,600 Echo Dots to the program. Students moving int…
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Latest Apple Watch 3 rumors: LTE option but no calling, Q4 2017 launch

Latest Apple Watch 3 rumors: LTE option but no calling, Q4 2017 launch
The Apple Watch 3 is expected to carry a similar design to the Apple Watch now available. (Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) While the Apple Watch 3 has previously been reported to feature LTE connectivity, the smartwatch is likely not to feature support for direct phone calls, according to often correct KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. …
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Honor 9 review: An affordable flagship-class smartphone

Honor 9 review: An affordable flagship-class smartphone
Honor, a Huawei brand, has been steadily chipping away at the mid-range smartphone market for a while now. Last year's Honor 8 earned our praise, while earlier this year the bigger Honor 8 Pro also impressed.The new 5.15-inch Honor 9 offers decent specifications, including a dual-lens camera, for less than £400 (£379 inc. VAT), providing a more affordable alternative to its high-end stablemate the Huawei P10. It could also give similar handsets like the OnePlus 5 a run for their …
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Raspberry Pi OS refresh: Raspbian's update to Debian Stretch is out now

Raspberry Pi OS refresh: Raspbian
The Raspbian Stretch update includes new versions of pre-installed apps, Bluetooth improvements, changes to the default login, and a key security fix. Image: Sony UK TEC On the heels of the Debian 9 Stretch release, Raspberry Pi's Debian-based Raspbian OS has been updated and is now available for download. The new Stretch version of Rasp…
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2TB SSD in your pocket? Samsung's tiny T5 gets speed boost

2TB SSD in your pocket? Samsung
Samsung's business-card sized T5 portable SSD is available with up to 2TB storage. Image: Samsung Samsung has launched the new Portable SSD T5, with high transfer speeds and up to 2TB of storage space. The compact unit is the latest in Samsung's line of portable SSDs, and has roughly the same dimensions and weight as last year's business-card sized T3 SSD. The T5 meas…
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Windows 10 S new wave: Asus' $279 VivoBook W202 joins the fray

Windows 10 S new wave: Asus
The $279 Asus VivoBook W202 is among the first wave of lower cost Windows 10 S alternatives to Microsoft's own $999 Surface Laptop. Image: Asus Asus Windows 10 S VivoBook W202 is now officially available in the US for $279. The machine is Asus' first laptop that ships pre-installed with Windows 10 S, which can only download pre-vetted programs from the Microsoft Stor…
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Samsung to launch Gear Fit 2 Pro smartband with swim tracking: Report

Samsung to launch Gear Fit 2 Pro smartband with swim tracking: Report
(Image: VentureBeat/Evleaks) Samsung plans to unveil a follow-up to the Gear Fit 2 with a new Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness smartband that will be able to be fully submerged in water, according to VentureBeat.Citing Samsung training material, VentureBeat reported the Gear Fit 2 Pro will feature a watch-like clasp and "5 ATM water resistance," an upgrade from t…
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ZTE's new Blade Z Max: Big battery, big screen, dual cameras, $129

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The Blade Z Max sports a number of premium features, including a six-inch full HD IPS LCD display. Image: ZTE ZTE is launching another big-screen, budget-friendly smartphone in the US. Following on from the launch of the $129 ZTE Max XL for Boost Mobile customers, ZTE is teaming up with MetroPCS to launch the Blade Z Max for the same price. Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE mob…
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