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NZXT's $100 Doko box aims to kill Steam Machines and HTPCs

NZXT's $100 Doko uses Gigabit Ethernet and USB over IP technology to stream your entire PC to your TV.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 13

U.K. threatens chat app ban ... Obama suggests immunity for breach reporters ... ISIS takes down a Twitter account ... and more

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The Windows 10 vs. Chrome OS battle means it's a great year to buy a PC

Consumers will benefit from the competition: Cheaper Windows machines will try to keep people from straying to Chromebooks, and people who skipped Windows 8 will have a new crop of Windows 10 machines waiting for them.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 9

CISPA is back! ... Snowden says hack-backs are a bad choice ... Google wants a cut of the US insurance market... and more

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MSI's sweet Shadow gaming dock bundle costs as much as an old-school PC

Laptops with integrated graphics can't really run modern AAA games. But they can with MSI's pricey new Shadow gaming dock with a discrete GPU.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, January 8

The FCC chief is pulling in the same direction as President Barack Obama ... Samsung says profits will be down ... and more

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Intel's Compute Stick is a dirt-cheap Windows PC that fits in the palm of your hand

Intel releases pricing information for its Compute Stick, which puts a cheap Windows PC literally in the palm of your hand.

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Intel's tiny Curie wearable computer could go into jacket buttons

Intel's smallest ever wearable computer was almost invisible to the eye during a CES keynote.

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Weather forecasting made (slightly) easier with updated NOAA system

The National Weather Service could offer more accurate long-term forecasts by October

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Dell skips Broadwell with some laptops, plans for Skylake

Dell is bypassing Intel's new Broadwell processors on some laptops, with Skylake attracting its attention.

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Dell aims for the middle with its new Inspirons and one ultra-wide monitor

These aren't the thinnest or widest or whatever, but they are the solid, mainstream systems that most normal people buy, and they've all been upgraded this year.

Intel's new Broadwell U NUC can do what it used to take a $5,000 8-core PC to do.

Can a pint-sized NUC PC run what it used to take a dual processor, Core 2 Extreme system with 8 cores to do? Yes, except the NUC actually does it better.

Intel's 3rd-gen NUC gets a Broadwell U facelift and optional integrated NFC and TV Tuner support but it still isn't as small as the pocket-sized Compute Stick

Now in its third iteration, Intel's NUC line gets a Broadwell U refresh that makes it as fast in some chores as a $5,000 PC from 2008. The real shocker though is Intel's new Compute Stick. A full featured quad-core PC that is only slightly bigger than a USB thumb drive.

Take that Alienware, MSI's GS30 features a Game Dock to give your thin and light laptop real power

MSI's GS30 Game Dock lets you run a powerful GPU by simply docking your laptop to it.

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Lenovo quenches thirst for selfies with Vibe X2 Pro

Lenovo's Vibe X2 Pro has a 5.3-inch screen and two 13-megapixel cameras,