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beta Sonos controller app

Hands-on with the new mobile Sonos apps

We've tested the beta versions of the new Sonos controllers and come away impressed.

WD Purple hard drive

WD says its new Purple hard drives are optimized for 24/7 video surveillance

Western Digital's new drives are designed for systems with up to 32 IP cameras.

HP DataPass

HP to expand its mobile broadband service to the U.S. this summer

DataPass service will be bundled with select HP consumer laptops and tablets.

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HP Pavilion x360

Will HP’s Yoga-like Pavilion x360 get Lenovo’s chakras in a bunch?

HP unveils new convertible notebook at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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originpc chronos 1160

Valve convinces 14 PC builders to make Steam Machines a reality

The unanswered question: Which games will run on all those Steam Machines?

Asus Duet

Asus Duet hybrid swaps between Android and Windows with the push of a button

Laptop/tablet hybrid packs a 13.3-inch HD display, a Core i7 processor, and oodles of storage.

HP CES commercial PC announcements

HP ships an Android all-in-one PC, plus several business laptops and desktops

In addition to its first all-in-one to run Android 4.3 instead of Windows, the company also announced several new Windows laptops and desktops at CES.

tripplite usb rev gallery

You don’t have to wait to buy USB cables that fit both ways

Tripp Lite already manufacturers reversible USB cables, but they're not inexpensive and they're available only as USB 2.0.

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Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat review: Call it the anti-Nest

As colorful as Honeywell's programmable thermostat is, it's just not very pretty.

Iogear Wireless 5x2 HD Matrix review: A great way to stream HD video without wires

Put down that cable! This device can stream HD video from a source in one room to a display almost anywhere in your home.

Hands-on with Bay Trail: Intel's latest, best hope for tablet relevance

Promising faster performance, longer battery life, and cheaper prices, the new chips can run Android or Windows and will power $199 tablets.

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Linksys EA6900 Wi-Fi router

Belkin announces its first Linksys router, the EA6900

Dual-band 802.11ac promises to deliver 1.3Gbps wireless throughput via 802.11ac, and 600Mbps throughput via 802.11n

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Netgear accuses Asus of submitting fraudulent test results to the FCC

Netgear files complaint with the FCC and sues Asus for false advertising, unfair competition, and more.

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