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Asus Memo Pad 7 mixes a quad-core Intel chip with a look inspired by 'stylish clutch bags'

Asus announced a new Memo Pad 7 at IFA Berlin on Wednesday, we've got all the details.

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Asus reveals the ZenWatch, a premium-styled Android Wear watch with a pedestrian price

We knew it was coming and now Asus has shared details with its upcoming smartwatch, the ZenWatch.

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Two Google scheduling tricks to keep you organized in the fall

The fall is always a big period of adjustment. These two tools baked into Google can help by keeping your academic, professional and home lives organized.

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Raspberry Pi Foundation bakes a custom, optimized browser for the $35 mini-PC

Midori served the Raspberry Pi well, but now it's time to welcome a new browser optimized for the mini PC and based on Epiphany/Gnome Web.

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Meet Tox, an open, privacy-focused Skype replacement

It's not ready for prime time yet, but the early builds of a new privacy-focused chat client are promising.

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How to clear absolutely everything off your desktop in Windows 8.1

Want to have a spartan desktop with not so much as a Recycle Bin visible? Here's how to do just that.

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Hands-on: Chrome beta gets guest mode and a new profile switcher

You've been able to switch profiles and add a guest mode for months, but now Google is bringing the process front-and-center in the latest beta build of Chrome.

Controversial ads slip into Firefox nightly test builds

Mozilla said they would be coming to Firefox back in February. Now, the new ad-infused Directory Tiles new tab page is popping up in Firefox nightly builds.

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Samsung outs the Gear S, a curved Tizen smartwatch that doesn't need your phone

Also revealed: The Gear Circle, Bluetooth headphones that double as a necklace.

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The 10 best laptops of 2014 (so far)

These 10 laptops, gaming notebooks, and Ultrabooks are the best portable PCs we've seen this year.

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This more-powerful Raspberry Pi competitor is totally free

If you have a killer idea for a project, that is.

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Seagate's monstrous 8TB hard drive is the most spacious storage yet

Shipping this fall to enterprises everywhere: the largest capacity hard drive yet.

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Three ways to use BitTorrent Sync to share your files without the cloud

BitTorrent's latest version of Sync is so much easier to use. If you haven't tried it out, now's a good time. Here are three ways you can use the new app to sync files across your devices.

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Hands-on: Sweeping BitTorrent Sync update streamlines cloudless file-sharing

A sweeping update to BitTorrent Sync makes the peer-to-peer file sharing app much more user-friendly.

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Newegg rolls out same-day delivery in Los Angeles

Newegg? Yes, Newegg wants to take on Amazon, eBay, Google, and Walmart by offering a same-day delivery service.