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Part shortages thwart the PC's sales recovery

There was an upside — at least, if you’re Google. Researchers note that Chromebook shipments fared much better than the rest of the PC industry, with Gartner reporting that they grew 38 percent worldwide compared to a 6 percent drop for the overall PC field. Chromebooks are particularly strong in ...

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LG Gram 15 (2017) review – CNET

With ultraportables, you typically sacrifice screen size to shave something off from the overall size and weight. But as LG showed us with its 13.3-inch Gram laptop, it’s possible to get a larger screen into a smaller and remarkably lightweight body, and still get solid everyday performance and battery life.  ...

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Sequent smartwatch features a self-charging battery

Like just about every tech device we rely on these days, the usefulness of a smartwatch is dependent on its battery life. Additionally, longer use between charges means less of a hassle. Sequent, a new smartwatch startup, is trying to address this issue head-on with a self-charging wearable that uses kinetic movement ...

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Logitech picks up gaming hardware maker Astro for $85M

Logitech is expanding its territory in the rapidly growing gaming space with the acquisition of Astro Gaming, a younger company known for their high-quality headsets. The price: a highly respectable $85 million. It’s a strategic move to get a jumpstart on the console market, which Logitech has generally ignored (they’re ...

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Audi takes its self-driving car where others dare not go

At its first tech summit, Audi introduced the new A8 with Level 3 autonomy. It’s the first production vehicle that’ll let the driver actually stop paying attention while the car drives itself. It’s also big deal for the automaker and drivers that really need to update their Facebook status while ...

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Xfinity Home review – CNET

Comcast’s Xfinity Home Secure service changed how I think about smart home devices. That might seem odd, that something primarily billed as a home security service would change an opinion on home automation tech, but to be honest, up until I signed on to do this review I didn’t care ...

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Honda bets on luxury over range with the electric Clarity

Clarity is Honda’s new line of green cars. Previously, the Clarity was just a fuel-cell vehicle with limited availability. Now it’s three automobiles on a single platform: a fuel-cell version, plug-in hybrid and the pure electric car we drove. Honda says the entire line is about making a choice based ...

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