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  • The $599 ASUS Zenbo robot is just trying to help out around the house

    The $599 ASUS Zenbo robot is just trying to help out around the house

    ASUS is going big at Computex this year with the launch of new additions to ZenBook, Transformer and ZenFone lines. But the biggest new piece to the company’s unfortunately named “Zenvolution” puzzle is this bright-eyed little guy who’s something along the lines of a cross between Wall-E and Sico, the robotic butler who had a fairly unsettling relationship with… Read More

  • Google And ASUS Launch The $85 Chromebit, A Chrome OS Desktop On An HDMI Stick

    Google And ASUS Launch The $85 Chromebit, A Chrome OS Desktop On An HDMI Stick

    Earlier this year, Google and ASUS announced the Chromebit — a full Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick. Today, the two companies are officially launching this new way of using Chrome OS on any screen with an HDMI port. The $85 Chromebit is a 75 gram (or 2.6 ounces) stick that you can plug into any HDMI port — whether that’s a regular computer screen or that large TV… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week, we watched an NBA game in virtual reality, a number of tech companies reported earnings, and we went hands-on with the OnePlus X Android phone. These are our best stories. Read More

  • Google And ASUS Team Up On A Router With A Nifty Twist

    Google And ASUS Team Up On A Router With A Nifty Twist

    Google wants you to be able to consume more, and faster, which is why they built the OnHub router that they announced in August. We were a bit surprised by the move, but not shocked, with Google saying it wanted to “give you Wi-Fi that’s fast, secure, and easy to use.” Read More

  • HTC Says It Isn’t Interested In Being Acquired By Asus

    HTC Says It Isn’t Interested In Being Acquired By Asus

    Perennially struggling smartphone maker HTC has poured cold water on suggestions that it is an acquisition target for fellow Taiwanese tech firm Asus. Read More

  • WatchTF, Asus?

    WatchTF, Asus?

    It’s fairly common practice for cheaper manufacturers to ape more expensive “premium” brands as soon as it’s clear that customer sentiment is headed in a certain direction. This week at Computex, however, Asus dumped a doozy. Take a look at the above video. It’s like a mad-eyed parody of an Apple Watch advertisement. The watches bands look cheap and derivative… Read More

  • Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks

    Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks

    A few weeks ago Google made headlines with the launch of the new Chromebook Pixel, the highest-end Chromebook on the market (and with a price to show for it). Today, the Chrome OS laptop ecosystem is launching two products that are the exact opposite: the Haier Chromebook 11 (now available online at Amazon) and the Hisense Chromebook (now available at Walmart). Both of these 11.6-inch… Read More

  • Asus Republic Of Gamers G501 Notebook Is Under An Inch Thick With A 4K Display

    Asus Republic Of Gamers G501 Notebook Is Under An Inch Thick With A 4K Display

    The Asus Republic of Gamers G501 should help bring gaming portability to a whole new level, thanks to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card, Intel Core i7 processor and 15.6-inch 4K display (which offers pixel density of 282 PPI). The notebook packs all that into a case that weighs just 4.54 lbs, and measures only 0.81-inches tall across the chassis when closed. The IPS display kicks things… Read More

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