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  • Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear chips to power wearables for kids, elderly

    Catch all of the latest news, analysis and reactions from Computex 2016 right here. Chipmaker Qualcomm has already launched its first dedicated wearable chip earlier this year, in the form of the Snapdragon Wear 2100. But the company is targeting children and the elderly in particular with its latest bit of silicon. The Snapdragon Wear 1100 is ostensibly a lower end chip when compared to the 2100, but is made with "targeted-purpose" wearables in mind. Qualcomm specifically mentions "connected kid and elderly watches, fitness trackers, smart headsets, and wearable accessories" as part of this market. The US tech firm says the new chip will deliver longer...

  • Intel Core i7 6950X boasts 10 hyper-threaded cores, huge $1700 price tag

    Catch all of the latest news, analysis and reactions from Computex 2016 right here. Day one of Computex 2016 is officially upon us (and nearly over, frankly), but it has ended with a bang, especially if you've been longing for more than eight cores in your gaming PC. Silicon giant Intel has announced and revealed its first Broadwell-E Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor, the Intel Core i7 6950X. It sounds like tame marketing babble on paper, but it's Intel's first desktop-class chip to arrive with ten cores with multi-threading. That's 20 possible processing threads running at one time. The base clock speed...

  • ASUS Zenfone 3 trifecta announced, includes 6GB RAM option [Update]

    Catch all of the latest news, analysis and reactions from Computex 2016 right here. Update, 31 May, 4.05pm: Asus South Africa has confirmed to Gearburn that the ZenFone range won’t be making it to local shores. Original article: The ZenFone range by ASUS is certainly no slouch in the smartphone arena, delivering some solid specs and a decent price tag to boot. Now, the Taiwanese firm has used the Computex 2016 event to reveal the third generation of ZenFone devices, in the form of the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra. Zenfone 3 The lowest-end model, the ZenFone 3, packs a new octacore (ARM...

  • ASUS Zenbo intelligent home robot wants to replace your lap dog

    Catch all of the latest news, analysis and reactions from Computex 2016 right here. Robots are going to kill us all, right? Well, not Zenbo. ASUS is marketing its new home robot as a life companion that doubles up as a personal assistant, metal pet and a walking-talking tablet. "For decades, humans have dreamed of owning such a companion: one that is smart, dear to our hearts, and always at our disposal. Our ambition is to enable robotic computing for every household," ASUS's chairman Jonney Shih explains. Zenbo is the company's realisation of this idea, complete with anime eyes and an annoying...

  • ASUS ZenBook 3 is the latest ultraportable, stylish MacBook competitor

    Catch all of the latest news, analysis and reactions from Computex 2016 right here. ASUS, at a pre-Computex 2016 launch event in Taipei, debuted a slew of new products to its Zen- range and beyond, but most importantly for laptop fans, you finally have a MacBook competitor from Taiwan. The ASUS ZenBook 3 boasts some serious shiny style, and just enough hardware savvy to make the package appealing to those shopping for an ultraportable workhorse. ASUS goes as far as to call it "world’s most prestigious laptop", which is quite a claim. The company does use quite a bit of gold trim...

  • ASUS announces Zenbook Infinity with 13.3-inch touchscreen

    ASUS has been fairly busy at Computex 2013. It’s announced new tablets, phones and now the cream of the crop, the Zenbook Infinity is finally here. ASUS’ Zenbook range of laptops are MacBook Air-like with a distinctive style over the competition. The Infinity is one of the few touchscreen ultrabooks to make it into the consumer's hands. Not only is it a touchscreen device, but it sports a Gorilla Glass 3 lid which is used in the glass that extends around the keyboard. There are also two USB 3.o ports, an SD card reader and the Apple-designed mini DisplayPort. There’s...