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Mass Fidelity

Mass Fidelity says it can do better than stereo with its new wireless speaker, 'The Core'

Compact wireless speaker system uses wave field synthesis audio-rendering technology to produce the sonic equivalent of a hologram.

D-Link DIR-880L

D-Link expands its DIY connected-home portfolio

Belkin has a head start with its WeMo product line, but D-Link is coming on strong.

Dish Network Wireless Joey

Dish Network ships its Wireless Joey video distribution system

One access point can stream to up to three clients using the 802.11ac protocol.

Vivint Sky

Vivint launches a “learning” home-control system

Cloud-based Vivint Sky offers management suggestions based on homeowners’ daily activities.

Samsung Mobile Media Streaming Device

Seagate announces the Samsung Wireless Mobile Streaming Device. Huh?

This portable hard drive creates its own remote Wi-Fi hotspot. But if the Seagate-Samsung product name baffles you, we can explain that, too.

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.