ODG unveils R8 and R9 smartglasses at CES
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45-degree and 50-degree fields of view at 720p and 1080p


Osterhout Design Group had a presence at Intel’s CES booth this year, where it unveiled two new pairs of smartglasses designed to deliver a fully untethered, hands-free PC experience with the flexibility of a virtual, 65-inch transparent ACdisplay.

Gigabyte shows more v7 gaming notebooks at CES
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Kaby Lake with Geforce GTX 1050/Ti, 1060 and 1070


Gigabyte had quite a few notebooks to present during its media event at CES, not the least of which included its Aorus thin and lightweight gaming series, along with some refreshes to its traditional Aero and P series lineups, and a new Sabre 15-inch design.

Plextor shows plenty of SSDs at CES 2017 show
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Including an NVMe PCIe M8Se SSD series

Plextor came to the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in style, unveiling a couple of new SSDs including the high-end NVMe PCIe M8Se series that will be available in both M.2 and half-height PCIe card form factors.

Huawei announces new P8 Lite (2017) smartphone
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5.2-inch 1080p screen and Kirin 655 SoC

Huawei has unveiled its newest iteration of the P8 Lite smartphone that will feature a 5.2-inch IPS 1080p screen and be powered by an octa-core Kirin 655 SoC.

Nintendo reveals more Switch console details
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Launching on March 3rd for US $299

During its official press conference, Nintendo has finally revealed the rest of the details for its upcoming Switch console that will go on sale on March 3rd for US $299.

Xiaomi admits that it grew a little too quickly
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Should have eaten less of the mushroom


Xiaomi’s founder has admited that he "pushed ahead too fast" and the company needs to slow down to ensure sustainable growth for a long-term future.

Lenovo P2 has a three-day charge
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5,100mAh battery and fast charging


The people at Lenovo have hit upon an interesting gimmick for their P2 phone – they are flogging it with a three-day battery life.

Microsoft drops licencing fees for Windows 10
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Cheaper than 2016


Microsoft has reduced the cost of Windows 10 licences for models to be launched in the middle of the year. 

TSMC confirms ten percent fall in sales
Published in Processors


2017 of to a slow start


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is predicting that its revenues will fall up to 10 percent sequentially in the first quarter of 2017 and that the rest of the year will not be much chop either. TSMC said it will post revenues about $7.5 billion in the first quarter of 2017 which is down 8.8-10 percent from the prior quarter.

It's the fifth year of PC decline
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Gartner remains hopeful

Last year represented the fifth year of declining PC sales, according to beancounters at Gartner.