James NiccolaiDeputy News Editor, IDG News Service

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute little companion robot with a touchscreen face

Asus has just unveiled what’s likely to be the most talked about product at this week’s Computex trade show in Taipei, a cute talking robot for the home priced at US$599.

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Next-gen drones, talking sunglasses, and other Day Two sights from CES

Intel and Sony headlined press-conference day, showing off gadgets from collision-avoidance drones to turntables, which are making a resurgence at CES. Here's some of the things that caught our eye.

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All 2016 Samsung smart TVs will be ready to talk to your appliances

Any smart TV you buy from Samsung in 2016 will be 'IoT' ready, meaning it will be able to talk to compatible appliances around the home, Samsung said Wednesday.

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Taylor Swift slams Apple for not paying artists during Apple Music trial

'We don't ask you for free iPhones,' the singer said this weekend, so Apple shouldn't demand free music