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Why LeEco thinks you should buy its smartphones, TVs, streaming content and more

The world already feels saturated with gadgets, but Chinese company LeEco now lands in the U.S. with ambitious plans to sell you phones, TVs, and content tuned to work seamlessly.

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Tobii's new eye tracker adds head tracking with an emphasis on PC games

Tobii's Eye Tracker 4C uses less-obtrusive LED lights, increases performance, and adds head tracking.

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Intel CPU flaw could help attackers defeat security features

A feature in Intel's Haswell CPUs can be abused to reliably defeat an anti-exploitation technology that exists in all major operating systems, researchers have found.

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Meet Moov HR, the ultra-cheap heart-rate sensor you wear on your head

Chest straps are uncomfortable and fitness bands can be unreliable, so Moov is putting a heart rate sensor on your temple.


Intel's revenue soars with help from the PC group

Intel reports high third-quarter revenues, but its fourth-quarter projections will make the tech industry a bit nervous. Intel's PC group, as well as its upcoming 3D Xpoint technology, look like bright spots.

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Misfit puts Fossil's analog fashion sense in its new Phase fitness band

The $175 Misfit Phase looks like an analog watch but is really an undercover activity tracker.

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick benches Microsoft's Surface, says it's undependable

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that "he's done" with the Microsoft Surface tablets that the NFL uses.

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Connected cameras will get smarter with new Qualcomm chips

Connected cameras are among the hardest-working IoT devices. They’re the target of chip and software enhancements that Qualcomm is introducing on Tuesday.

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If you bring the Samsung Note7 on a plane, you could be arrested

The U.S. government has issued an emergency ban of Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note7 devices from all airline flights, two agencies announced Friday.

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Tech supergroups formed to push PC data transfers to blazing-fast speeds

The OpenCAPI Consortium and Gen-Z are announcing new ports and protocols that will give computers faster memory, storage, and processors.

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HP to cut up to 4,000 jobs in next three years

HP is cutting between 3,000 to 4,000 jobs over the next three years as part of a restructuring plan worked out by the company.

Steam's adding support for Sony's DualShock 4 PlayStation controller

Sony's PlayStation 4 controller will soon work with games that support it on Steam.

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Mobileye's upcoming self-driving car chip will pack a new MIPS CPU

Mobileye is designing a next-generation chip called EyeQ5, which will be the brains for fully autonomous cars by 2020. It has a new MIPS CPU.

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How Alienware's 20-year history with PC gaming can help drive the future of VR

Co-founder Frank Azor has fond memories of Alienware's early days. It was a wild time of building kick-ass PCs, gaming, lots of sci-fi shows and generally, having a good time.

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Microsoft opens HoloLens preorders in six new countries

Microsoft is expanding the reach of its HoloLens augmented reality headgear to six new countries around the world.