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New drone hopes to make aerial photography a Snap

Vanatage Robotics' new Snap camera drone combines stabilized 4K video with a variety of shooting modes and a focus on safety and portability -- attributes it hopes will enable the product to stand out in an increasingly crowded market....

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Lenovo debuts a dozen PCs with Skylake, from ThinkCentre Tiny to huge AiOs

Lenovo serves up fresh new choices for consumers and small businesses, in a wide variety of form factors. Many rock Skylake processors as standard or optional CPUs.

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Intel packs Skylake CPU with innovations as PC industry hopes to reboot

Skylake is “the best processor we’ve ever done,” said Intel's Kirk Skaugen. Move over, Broadwell: this is what the PC industry wants you to buy, starting with dozens of new Skylake PCs showing at IFA in Berlin.

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Seagate breaks through the 1TB-per-platter barrier for laptop drives

Seagate today announced its first laptop drive that can store 2TB of data using just two platters, allowing the company to manufacture them in a 7mm-high form factor.

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Nest thermostat gets bigger display, can monitor furnace health

Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.

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Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.

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Steam Machines revealed: Full details and pictures for every model

Valve's Steam Machine lineup is as varied in hardware as it is in price. Here's everything we know about all 15 models announced thus far.

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Acer founder Shih says company would 'welcome' a takeover

Acer honorary chairman Stan Shih said that the company would welcome a corporate takeover, but buyers wouldn't be getting much.

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From AMD Nano to Skylake, 11 reasons why August was awesome for hardware

It's been a great summer to be a PC hardware enthusiast. Here's everything August brought, from AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and even Google.

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Fire Phone's flop may jeopardize Amazon's future hardware endeavors

Amazon's laying off engineers and stopping new products in their tracks after the Fire Phone's epic failure.

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Tech nightmares that keep Turing Award winners up at night

"What about the tech world today keeps you up at night?" was the question. RSA encryption algorithm co-inventor Leonard Adleman, "Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf and cryptography innovator Manuel Blum all shared their biggest fears....

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Intel pumps $60 million into Chinese drone maker Yuneec

Intel has previously invested in Airware and PrecisionHawk, but the Yuneec deal marks the chipmaker's largest investment in a drone company.

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PC sales plummet, thanks to free Windows 10 and a dearth of must-have hardware

IDC predicts the PC market will see five straight years of declining sales. Business PCs could recover in 2017, but consumer PCs will likely continue to suffer through 2019.

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IDC lowers its 2015 outlook for the PC and tablet markets

A strong U.S. dollar, a lack of interest in upgrading hardware and a surplus of notebooks will contribute to the declines

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Exclusive: AMD's amazingly tiny and powerful Project Quantum dissected!

We tear down this little, liquid-cooled, two-story PC to find out what makes it tick.

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Best Buy will have the Apple Watch in all stores by the end of September

After initially saying it would sell the Apple Watch in approximately 300 of its stores, Best Buy has now decided to have it in all of its locations by the end of next month.

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Exclusive! Inside AMD’s wild Project Quantum PC

Join us on Hardcore Hardware this week as we tear down AMD's intriguing Project Quantum prototype PC.

HP serves up its open switches

Accton-based hardware, announced in February, certified by OCP and run multiple OSes

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