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Why Google bothered to make the Chromebook Pixel

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As someone who already owns and loves a Chromebook, I've been trying to wrap my head around why Google dedicated R&D, manufacturing and marketing effort to the Chromebook Pixel. The Pixel is clearly not a cheap, simple portal to the Web in the mold of other Chromebooks. It has frilly...
Why Google bothered to make the Chromebook Pixel
iPhone 5 owners report scuffs and scratches out of the box
Does the iPhone 5 get scratched too easily? Some early user say so
Apple might launch iPad mini with Wi-Fi-only model first

Dell Adds Ultrabook, Ivy Bridge Goodness to Inspiron Laptop Line

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School’s out for summer, but Dell is already thinking about the back-to-school season with its latest Inspiron laptops. Today, the company revealed six new laptops: The Inspiron 13z and 14z for students, the Inspiron 15R and 17R for families, and two Inspiron R Special Edition models for multimedia lovers. All...
Dell Adds Ultrabook, Ivy Bridge Goodness to Inspiron Laptop Line

Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching?

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After the original announcement of the iPhone 5, one early concern amongst readers was how well the anodized aluminum back and edges of the black iPhone 5 would hold up over time. One lengthy thread on our forums has been actively discussing the potential issue and Pocket-Lint in their review...
Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching?

Apple unveils new iPod touch with 4″ Retina display with Siri, Airplay

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Apple on Wednesday showed off an updated version of its iPod touch with a 4-inch Retina display and the Siri voice assistant. At just 6.1mm thick, the media player is the company’s thinnest iPod touch. It’s also the lightest at just 88 grams. The new iPod touch uses an 32nm A5...
Apple unveils new iPod touch with 4″ Retina display with Siri, Airplay
Apple's colorful new iPod touch expected to launch in three weeks

Sennheiser unveils HDVA 600 analog headphone amp, wallets tremble in fear

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Along with a few IFA 2012 announcements, Sennheiser peeled back the wraps from its HDVA 600 headphone amp, an analog flavor of the previously unveiled HDVD 800. Like its sibling, the freshly revealed hardware sports a glass panel for peeking at its innards and an anodized aluminum exterior, but...
Sennheiser unveils HDVA 600 analog headphone amp, wallets tremble in fear

Foxconn denies strike, says iPhone 5 production is on track

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Foxconn, Apple's giant Taiwanese manufacturing partner, denies reports that workers at one of its Chinese factories went on strike Friday and says the only disturbances happened earlier in the week but were squelched right away. The labor rights group that reported a strike says issues are not resolved, however....
Foxconn denies strike, says iPhone 5 production is on track

Dell unveils Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, multimedia-friendly Inspiron 15R and 17R

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It's the season of the student-friendly Ultrabook, and Dell is no exception to the rule. The company may have released an Inspiron 14z last year, but it's now repurposing that name for its first Inspiron Ultrabook. The new Inspiron 14z starts at $700 and comes standard with a second-gen...
Dell unveils Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, multimedia-friendly Inspiron 15R and 17R

The iPhone 5's Aluminium DOES Scratch Too Easily, And That's Why Supply Has Limited Sales (AAPL)

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Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5 supply shortfall is being exacerbated by a quality-control crackdown at Foxconn Technology Group that's designed to cut the number of devices shipped with nicks and scratches, according to a person familiar with the matter. The scrapes, which sparked complaints with the iPhone's...
The iPhone 5's Aluminium DOES Scratch Too Easily, And That's Why Supply Has Limited Sales (AAPL)

The Chromebook Pixel, for what's next

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Chromebooks were designed to make computing speedy, simple and secure. For many of you, they have become the perfect, additional (and yes, affordable) computer: ideal for catching up on emails, sharing documents and chatting via Hangouts. We’re tremendously grateful to our partners—Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and HP—for their commitment. The momentum...
The Chromebook Pixel, for what's next
Teardown: new iPod touch better made than older versions
Apple solves 'Scuffgate' but the fix is making it even harder to buy an iPhone 5
Can't find an iPhone 5? Blame Apple's insane quality control

Black iPhone 5 reportedly susceptible to scratching

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Just how scratch-resistant is the anodized aluminum on the black and slate iPhone 5? Apparently, not very. As with previous generation iPod nano and iPod classic devices that had anodized aluminum cases, the coating eventually wears off. According to Overclockers UK member “sharingan_sasuk” who took a Liquidmetal SIM card tray pin...
Black iPhone 5 reportedly susceptible to scratching

Acer S7-391 review: a serious edge for Windows 8

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Acer isn't kidding when they describe the $1699, S7-391 ultraportable as cutting edge. This Windows 8 laptop is so thin (11.9 mm) and stiff, it could double as a weapon in the wrong hands. Did I say wrong hands? Assuming you can afford it, there are no wrong hands...
Acer S7-391 review: a serious edge for Windows 8

ET deals: Save on Dell's Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop

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Perhaps one of the biggest non-technical struggles that PC manufacturers face is branding. Just how should they differentiate one model from another and their products from competitors? A special name, fancy logo, or unique design?But the implications of branding go even further than a marketing person can control. If the...
ET deals: Save on Dell's Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop
Dell announces affordable special edition Inspirion laptops launching today in Asia

Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition surfaces in Australia

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Dellís Ivy Bridge upgrades continue to roll out with a Special Edition version of its Inspiron 15R surfacing on the companyís Australian website. The revised notebook is loaded with an Intel third-generation Core i7 ëIvy Bridgeí processor, specifically the i7-3612QM clocked at 2.10GHz wedded to an HM77 chipset. It also...
Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition surfaces in Australia
The Chomebook Pixel is real: 12.85″ Retina touch display, $1299 for Wi-Fi, $1449 for LTE. Starts shipping next week

Revamped Dell Inspiron 15R, 17R with Ivy Bridge now on sale

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The revamped Dell Inspiron 15R and 17R models with Intel third-generation Core processors that first surfaced in Australia in May are now up for sale in the US. In addition to the revised internals, Dell has introduced a Special Edition model in both ranges that incorporates a special anodized aluminum...
Revamped Dell Inspiron 15R, 17R with Ivy Bridge now on sale

Thermodo Smartphone Thermometer Doubles Its Kickstarter Goal In 24 Hours, Now Offers Stretch Rewards

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For a company making a difficult switch from creating software to building hardware, Robocat is making very good early progress. The Danish startup’s Thermodo smartphone thermometer accessory hit its original Kickstarter goal of $35,000 in just seven hours yesterday, and is now at over twice that amount, with pledges still...
Thermodo Smartphone Thermometer Doubles Its Kickstarter Goal In 24 Hours, Now Offers Stretch Rewards

New Leaked iPad Mini Photos Reveal Possible High-Speed Wireless Data (AAPL)

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As we inch closer to the official announcement of the iPad Mini, a smaller version of Apple's iconic tablet computer, new photos have emerged via UkrainianiPhone.  This is the first time we've seen iPad Mini photos showing a black back. The material looks to be the same anodized aluminum present...
New Leaked iPad Mini Photos Reveal Possible High-Speed Wireless Data (AAPL)
Laptop Week Review: Google Chromebook Pixel

Scuffgate? Some Early Adopters Claim iPhone 5 Case Is Scratch-tacular

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It wouldn’t be another iPhone launch without a surrounding air of controversy. Or two. Complaints about the new Apple-created Maps in iOS6, continue to pour in as users find more things that appear to be a step back from the previous Google Maps-powered application. But the software issues may only...
Scuffgate? Some Early Adopters Claim iPhone 5 Case Is Scratch-tacular

#ScratchGate: iPhone 5 Owners Are Discovering Aluminum Is Softer Than Glass

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The iPhone 5 hit stores last Friday. It’s the lightest, thinnest, most sleek iPhone yet. But owners are quickly discovering that with those advantages, there are some inherent downsides. The slender iPhone 5 has an anodized aluminum backplate rather than one made of Corning glass as in the iPhone 4/4S....
#ScratchGate: iPhone 5 Owners Are Discovering Aluminum Is Softer Than Glass

Increased iPhone 5 Quality Control Standards to Address Scratches Slowing Production

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Bloomberg takes a look at the situation surrounding scratching and scuffing of the iPhone 5's aluminum shell, an issue we noted just hours after the device's launch. According to today's report, Apple has indeed increased quality control standards to reduce the number of devices that are delivered with scratches right...
Increased iPhone 5 Quality Control Standards to Address Scratches Slowing Production
Apple will reportedly offer an 8GB iPad mini model for $249
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