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HP's Envy Rove 20-inch 'tablet' tackles Windows 8 desktop PC woes

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Windows 8 has not found wide adoption among desktop users, so HP has announced a new portable all-in-one and lowered the price of touch PCs so users can take advantage of the operating system.The company introduced the Envy Rove, which is an all-in-one desktop that looks like a supersized...
HP's Envy Rove 20-inch 'tablet' tackles Windows 8 desktop PC woes

Lenovo unveils redesigned, lighter weight ThinkPad

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Lenovo is updating the design of its ThinkPad laptops to keep them up to date in a market where computers are getting thinner and lighter at a fast rate. The ThinkPad's external appearance isn't changing a great deal, but it is getting considerably thinner and lighter. The changes are...
Lenovo unveils redesigned, lighter weight ThinkPad
MicroThrust propulsion system could help small satellites reach the Moon and beyond

Olympus announces rugged TG-820 iHS and SZ-31MR superzoom

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Olympus announced two compact cameras today, not that either should take any attention from the OM-D E-M5. The TG-820 iHS is a rugged compact with a 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a 28-140mm equivalent 5x optical zoom lens. The real standout feature is its 3-inch, 1,030,000-dot LCD, an anti-reflective,...
Olympus announces rugged TG-820 iHS and SZ-31MR superzoom
Virus-sized nanowires inspired by forests used to create incredibly efficient solar panels
HP ‘Slate 8′ tablet with Windows 8 leaks to the web

Pentax Optio WG-3 and WG-10 offer ruggedized shooting with a unique design, we go hands-on (video)

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Some might call it ugly; we'll say unique. Regardless of your take on Pentax's ruggedized Optio housing, you'll get a capable waterproof shooter, with a handful of practical features. Two new models appeared this week at CP+ in Yokohama, Japan, and while both may look like they came from...
Pentax Optio WG-3 and WG-10 offer ruggedized shooting with a unique design, we go hands-on (video)

Fujitsu's new Lifebook E Line laptops come in three sizes, but share accessories

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Fujitsu promises that although the new business laptops in its Lifebook E Line come in screen sizes from 13.3 inches to 15.6 inches, all will use the same standard components, including the main board, drives for the modular expansion bay, and AC adapters. By providing choices yet standardizing the...
Fujitsu's new Lifebook E Line laptops come in three sizes, but share accessories
Sky Sapience HoverMast is an intelligence-gathering tethered flying machine

Fuji Electric releasing first coin-operated EV fast charger, gives electric cars extra life

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Fuji Electric Retail Systems Co. is no stranger to flipping coins for profit, thanks to a robust lineup of vending machines such as the A011. The Japanese company, however, has also branched out from dispensing hot and cold drinks for change by supplementing its offerings with a different kind...
Fuji Electric releasing first coin-operated EV fast charger, gives electric cars extra life

SpaceX to launch historic first commercial flight to ISS on May 7th

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After a series of delays, SpaceX has confirmed the date of its inaugural test flight — May 7th is the day when the International Space Station will accept its first commercial visitor. NASA has approved the company's Dragon spacecraft for a launch at 9.38 AM ET, with the crew...
SpaceX to launch historic first commercial flight to ISS on May 7th

THD N2-A is a KIRF MacBook Air that runs Ice Cream Sandwich for $149, we go hands-on (video)

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It wouldn't be Computex without some KIRF Apple products. And what we have today isn't quite a MacBook Air. But it's amazingly close. The N2-A, as it's known in the OEM underground, is one of the most impressive MacBook Air lookalikes we've seen -- and one of the cheapest....
THD N2-A is a KIRF MacBook Air that runs Ice Cream Sandwich for $149, we go hands-on (video)

LG will ship OLED TV with curved screen for $13,500 in May

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LG Electronics has begun accepting pre-orders for its 55-inch curved OLED TV in South Korea, with deliveries to begin next month.The TV vendors are under pressure to come up with new reasons for consumers to buy new sets, as global LCD TV shipments declined for the first time ever...
LG will ship OLED TV with curved screen for $13,500 in May

Gigabyte's convertible tablet goes on sale in July

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Taiwan-based Gigabyte may be more widely known for making motherboards and components. But it caught our eye at Computex this week with some new two-in-one devices about to hit the market. The S1185 is a laptop-tablet hybrid that has a stand and detachable keyboard. The device has a variety...
Gigabyte's convertible tablet goes on sale in July
HP officially getting back into tablets, this time with Windows 8

NASA rules out apocalypse in 2036, too

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A shot of Apophis against a backdrop of stars streaked by a long exposure. NASA Yesterday, NASA announced the latest orbital data on the asteroid Apophis, which indicated that there is less than a one-in-a-million chance of it hitting Earth in 2036. As far as the space agency is...
NASA rules out apocalypse in 2036, too

U.S. Military Once Tested A 'Tsunami Bomb'

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“Presumably if the atomic bomb had not worked as well as it did, we might have been tsunami-ing people,” said filmmaker Ray Waru, who uncovered an secret experimental weapon of mass destruction during World War II. New Zealand national archives reveal that it was feasible for a series of underwater...
U.S. Military Once Tested A 'Tsunami Bomb'

Lenovo shows off Windows 8 gear: Tablets, RT convertible laptops, and Ultraportables

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Lenovo on Tuesday announced a new range of Windows 8 and RT hybrid computing devices that can function as tablets or laptops. The devices include the IdeaPad Yoga 11, which is the company's first hybrid laptop/tablet with an ARM processor and Windows RT. The device has an 11.6-inch screen...
Lenovo shows off Windows 8 gear: Tablets, RT convertible laptops, and Ultraportables
Sony to sell camera mount for extreme dogs
Vaudeville: a 12-foot-tall rideable mech you control with Kinect and your smartphone

Fire Shadow missile can remain aloft for six hours before obliterating a moving target (video)

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If we were making a list of terrifying airborne war machines, this would probably rank near the top. You certainly won't want to be targeted by the Fire Shadow, but from the safety of a web browser, it's impossible not to marvel at the craft's versatility. Manufactured by French...
Fire Shadow missile can remain aloft for six hours before obliterating a moving target (video)

Planetary Resources shows off Arkyd-100 prototype, gives a tour of its workspace

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We last heard about Planetary Resources back in April of last year, when the team formally announced plans to mine asteroids for things like water and precious metals like platinum. Chris Lewicki, who sports the unspeakably cool title of president and chief asteroid miner, assures us all that his...
Planetary Resources shows off Arkyd-100 prototype, gives a tour of its workspace
You think your Nexus One is well-travelled? NASA has sent three into orbit

HP brings tablet functionality to new EliteBook Revolve

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Hewlett-Packard is bringing a twist to its business laptop design with the new EliteBook Revolve, which is the company's first Windows 8 touchscreen laptop that can double up as a tablet in some circumstances. The Revolve has an 11.6-inch display that can swivel and be placed on the keyboard...
HP brings tablet functionality to new EliteBook Revolve

Sharp to launch world's thinnest 4K monitor for about $5,500

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Sharp will start selling the industry's thinnest 4K monitor, a 32-inch LCD screen that is just 3.5mm thick, in February. The company said the new monitor will go on sale for about ¥450,000 (US$5,500) in Japan. It uses Sharp's new IGZO technology and can display up to 3,840 by...
Sharp to launch world's thinnest 4K monitor for about $5,500
Scientists are building a better kilogram
Bulletproof case keeps your iPhone safe for $650
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