Sony reveals Japan prices for Windows 8 devices, adds touchscreen to VAIO L, E14P and T13

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With Windows 8 finally launching in less than four weeks, it’s only a matter of time before the web is flooded with prices of upcoming PCs, the first among which this month hail from Sony VAIO’s Japan branch. Starting with the Duo 11 slider PC, it’s expected to go for about ¥150,000 ($1,930) when it…

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FreedomPop's pay-as-you-go data service launches in beta, offering 500MB of free WiMAX per month

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It was almost a year ago that we first heard about FreedomPop, a startup built on the manifesto that every American (yes, you) should have access to free wireless broadband. Ten months later, the pay-as-you-go service is launching in beta, with “free” meaning 500MB of data per month. For the time being, the touted 4G…

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Lenovo intros ThinkCentre M78 with AMD A-Series APU and a starting price of $449

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There’s never a bad time for computer makers to update any part of their extensive PC lineup, and today marks Lenovo’s turn to introduce a new tower as part of its voluminous M Series. With the addition of this ThinkCentre M78, the Chinese outfit is touting the adoption of AMD’s hot-off-the-press A-Series processors as one…

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HP announces the ElitePad 900, a business-friendly Windows 8 tablet arriving in January

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Remember those hazy days of summer when HP ran an ad during the Olympics, slipped in a a shot of an unannounced tablet and thought we wouldn’t notice? (P’shaw!) Well, you can finally lay your speculation to rest, as HP just formally unveiled the mystery tab, along with a slew of accessories. It’s called the…

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How would you change Nokia's Lumia 900?

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While this regular feature is called How Would You Change, in the case of Nokia’s Lumia 900, it seems more apt to change the question to “What Killed It?.” The flagship was designed to break the US from its traditional indifference to the company, yet only 600,000 users took the plunge. Firstly, despite its low…

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review

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More Info Amazon announces $119 Kindle Paperwhite with illuminated, capacitive touch display Amazon Kindle Paperwhite hands-on Amazon breaks down its Kindle Paperwhite light technology (video) If you had told us at roughly this time last year that the e-reader race would be heating up going into the 2012 holiday season, we would have disagreed. If…

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Refresh Roundup: week of September 24th, 2012

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Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it’s easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make…

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Slackware 14.0 now available, freshens and simplifies a Linux vanguard

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When it comes to Linux distributions, Slackware could well be called the archetype. It’s not just one of the longest-serving releases at nearly 20 years old — it’s designed to be “pure” and cut back on customized apps, many graphical interface assistants and the requirement to download anything during the installation process. Pat Volkerding and…

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Slingbox 350 and 500 show up unannounced in Best Buy, flaunt 1080p and built-in WiFi

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You might say Dave Zatz just had a happy accident. While he was hunting for the as yet unofficial Logitech Harmony Touch in Best Buy, he discovered the Slingbox 350 and 500 — two more living room gadgets that have yet to receive an official introduction. The placeshifting hubs both look to be major improvements…

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Switched On: iOS 6 gets back from the app

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Apple’s App Store has more smartphone apps than those of its competitors. But the sheer size of the library is not the only source of consternation for Google or Microsoft, which would both readily concede that it’s also important to obtain the kind…

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