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Asus claims sustainable 100% recyclable bamboo laptops

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We make a lot of electronic waste these days; upgrading our TVs, cell phones, and notebooks every couple of years. That can't be good for the environment; to help alleviate some of these concerns Asus has announced a new line of laptops that are 100% recyclable. How did they do this? Well, it seems that the new Asus Ux3 series notebooks (which are based on the Ux5) have been outfitted with a chassis that is completely made of bamboo. The much more sustainable wood is easily sourced and easily recycled.

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Dell Latitude 13 and Precision M6500 for Business Users

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Just because you want to get a business-level notebook computer does not mean that you have to do away with style and portability. The newly refreshed Dell Latitude 13 is, in fact, the world's thinnest 13-inch commercial client laptop. For a little more oomph, though, you may want the Dell Precision M6500 instead.

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Lenovo Brings on the Windows 8 Convertibles

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Windows 8 is almost here, and with it comes a flood of new devices. One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is that it could finally bring hybrid devices to the forefront. Up until now, most Windows hybrids have been decent as traditional desktop devices but have been limited when it comes to their touch abilities and the lack of Window 7 applications that work well with touch.

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2011 Gadget Gift Guide

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Are you scrambling to find just the right gift for the tech-obsessed geek in your life? Yes, the holiday shopping season is definitely upon us and you have exactly 1 week to get it done.

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Motorola Xoom Android 3.1 Tablet Review

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The Apple iPad may still reign supreme in the world of consumer tablets, but the Android side of the equation is quickly picking up steam. While early Android tablets only ran on blown-up versions of the smartphone OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb introduced a tablet-centric version of the platform with several tablet-centric optimizations. And the first to take advantage of these optimizations was the Motorola Xoom.

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Samsung unveils LTE versions of GALAXY S II and GALAXY Tab 8.9

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Samsung has unveiled LTE (Long-Term Evolution) versions of its GALAXY S II smartphone and GALAXY Tab 8.9. Displayed at this week’s IFA 2011, the devices will have access to 4G download speeds of up to 100Mbps. If you can get yourself onto a 4G network, the (theoretical) upload speed is 50Mbps and double that when downloading. Samsung equates this to downloading a four-minute MP3 track in 0.3 seconds.

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Samsung Galaxy S II 4G Android Smartphone Review

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In the case of the Galaxy S II, the specs have pretty much been bumped up across the board. This starts with the positively gorgeous 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. All of the original Galaxy S phones had the standard 4.0-inch screen. I don't need to tell you that this screen is easily the most amazing one you've ever seen on a smartphone.

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Android Honeycomb launch postponed in Japan, USA still a go

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While Toshiba's late change of plans might be frowned upon, Google's update on the Android software might just make it worthwhile. The Android 3.1 Honeycomb has both increased performance as well as added new features. For example, Android 3.1 tablets with USB ports will offer support for USB connected joysticks and game-pads, possibly attracting more users who are interested in gaming with their tablet. Also, Android 3.1 added Google Movie access for renting new and old movies, buy-bye Netflix.

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iPad 2 Challenger: Android Honeycomb ASUS Eee Pad Transformer available to US late April

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If you're on the fence about going Android, still considering the iPad 2, but haven't made a commitment just yet then maybe you should ponder things over for a little while longer. The UK and Taiwan release of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer were a success; it shortened supply (doesn't this always happen) for the rest of the world. Now with an end of April release, the $400 Android 3.0 (honeycomb) iPad challenger is set to make its debut to the US.

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