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MSI Slidebook S20 review: MSI's flagship Windows 8 Ultrabook has a flawed design

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If you've been following our reviews of Windows 8 laptops, you know we haven't been too kind to the slider form factor. It's not like we set out to pan these machines, but time and again we've found that the… Go To Full Article

Grizzly robot EV shrugs off difficult terrain, laughs at heavy loads

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Like its namesake, Clearpath Robotic's Grizzly is most comfortable in the wild. Sure, this unmanned ATV is perfectly capable of handling paved streets. But the 26-inch wheels and eight-inches of ground clearance are really built for offroad excursions. The 80-horsepower… Go To Full Article

What is a Maker? What it really means to be a "Maker"

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Charles Gantt delivers his thoughts on what he and others define as a "Maker", ahead of a flow of DIY maker articles and guides he will deliver to TweakTown. Go To Full Article

Frametime tests 2.0: our take on the latest developments

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Of course we have to await further test results with the FCAT method, but based on what we have seen so far, the results of FRAPS and FCAT frametime tests correlate closely. It would appear the FCAT method actually validates… Go To Full Article

SoundHound now scavenging tunes in more tablet-friendly Android version

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If you've ever had an earworm you just can't put a name to, the SoundHound music recognition app -- that even translates your humming -- can be just the sorcery you need. There's now an Android version with a more… Go To Full Article

VIZIO Launches New Premium PC Line-Up

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VIZIO announced today the pricing and availability of its spring 2013 line-up of Windows 8 PCs, equipped with 10-finger capacitive touch displays on every new model and supported by outstanding picture quality and rich audio. With select models now available… Go To Full Article

Vizio brings pricing and release information to spring line of laptops and desktops

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For those opting to "replace" instead of "clean" this spring, Vizio's got a bit of news for you -- the outfit's latest line of touch-friendly laptops and desktops now have firm pricing details to pore over. Starting with the portables,… Go To Full Article

HighPoint RocketStor 5322 Hard Drive Dock Review

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External hard drive adapters are essential disaster recovery or troubleshooting devices for do-it-yourself and professional repairs alike. However, there are many folks out there using these temporary solutions as “more than temporary.” Go To Full Article

Giant robot jellyfish reporting for recon duty, sir

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As if there weren't enough real jellyfish around to trigger our thalassophobia, researchers at Virginia Tech have created Cryo -- an eight-armed autonomous robot that mimics jelly movement with the help of a flexible silicone hat. The man-sized jellybot altogether… Go To Full Article

Microsoft allows Windows 8 to run on smaller displays

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Until now, Windows 8's official hardware requirements have been understandably ruthless: devices with anything less than 1,366 x 768 pixels need not apply. That policy was changed in a recent newsletter, however, to permit the creation of Windows 8 devices… Go To Full Article

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