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Apple’s 12-inch Retina MacBook is a head-turner, in spite of its perceived lack of performance (and perceived lack of ports). The ultra-portable laptop comes with a high-resolution display that’s even better than the MacBook Air’s screen. The brand new design, made possible by Intel’s increasingly smaller and more power-efficient chips, inspired other companies to come up with similar creations, and Toshiba just unveiled an impressive new Retina MacBook killer. DON’T MISS: Google’s new logo: More than a dozen Google designs that didn’t make the cut At 12.5 inches diagonally, the display on the Satellite Radius 12 is even sharper than the Retina MacBook’s screen, sporting Ultra HD or 4K resolution that might be too much for some small devices. Toshiba will also sell a

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The idea of weighing something with your smartphone used to be the stuff of joke apps (and broken screens), but Huawei has proved it's possible. On stage at IFA in Berlin, the company used the pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology in its new Mate S smartphone to weigh an orange. Perhaps in part because Huawei might have stolen a march on rival Apple, which introduced Force Touch on the Apple Watch and is rumored to incorporate it into the next iPhone.

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In the late morning on September 1st, Google unveiled a brand new logo that replaces the company’s iconic multicolored typeface with… a new iconic multicolored typeface. This marks the fifth major redesign of Google’s logo since the company first launched its game-changing search engine in the late 1990s. The new logo has an updated look with a font that is much harder and more modern than the previous font, but it’s softened by the customary tilted “e” at the end. Here’s what it looks like compared to the previous logo: DON’T MISS: So long, Surface: Lenovo’s Surface Pro clone is the Windows hybrid we’ve been waiting for It’s simple enough, and it certainly fits well with the new design direction that Google

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — North America's tallest mountain doesn't just have a new name. It also has a new elevation.

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Acer has added two new models to its portfolio, available with either Windows 10 or Android.

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This morning, an Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a US Navy communications satellite into space. It was another smooth take off for the United Launch Alliance, the company that manufactures the Atlas V. It was a particularly beautiful launch as well; the rocket left a spectacular multi-colored trail in its wake as it ascended into space.

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Do you like the Surface Pro 3 but wish it came with the keyboard? Consider the Lenovo Miix 700 which includes the accessory and offers a better typing experience.

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China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5-inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint security. Huawei says it is one of the first smartphones to include a Force Touch display, which can distinguish between a light tap and deep press, enabling access to more functions just by pressing harder.

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Five months after it first revealed its one-click buy-me buttons that you stick around the house, Amazon is bringing the Dash buttons out of beta and formally rolling the program out to all Amazon Prime subscribers. Eleven new brands have signed up to be a part of the Dash button program, bringing the total count to 29. In case you haven't been following Amazon's latest attempt to create a world of interface-free shopping: The Dash buttons are small plastic dongles that you pair (acoustically!) with the Amazon app on your iPhone or Android device, and set up to order specific things like Gatorade, Clorox Bleach Wipes and Huggies Diapers.

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Huawei today announced the Mate S, a new flagship phone that includes a familiar sounding feature: Force Touch. The Mate S includes an upgraded fingerprint scanner and "Knuckle Sense" technology, first introduced in the P8, which lets users switch between apps using their knuckles. Huawei's Force Touch feature, like Apple's, differentiates the pressure users apply to the phone's touchscreen, allowing them to execute various functions, such as zooming in on a photo or opening applications.

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When Microsoft went up against its own Windows hardware partners and launched the Surface line of laptop/tablet hybrids, pundits weren’t sure what to make of the move. The hardware was much more sleek and attractive than anything else on the market at the time, and many initially thought the move was merely an effort to encourage Windows PC makers to step up their game. Of course, anyone who is even the least bit familiar with the amount of work involved with bringing a new product like this to market knew that notion was ridiculous: As of the moment that the first Surface tablets debuted, Microsoft officially became a PC vendor. The Surface line has since grown into a more respectable business

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After an August tease, Bugatti has unveiled its Vision Gran Turismo, a hypercar designed for Polyphony Digital's ever-expanding slate of fanciful, incredible cars designed for Gran Turismo's virtual world. The company says that the Vision Gran Turismo car celebrates Bugatti's history, but you can clearly see strong elements of Veyron in here, and they've previously hinted that design elements on this car would foreshadow Bugatti's future. The designers have unmistakably transferred the most important characteristics of Bugatti's design DNA into the styling of the virtual race car.

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By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cyber security software firm Tanium has raised $120 million from investment firms as more U.S. federal agencies rely on its technology to fend off attacks from nation-states and hackers, the company announced Wednesday. Tanium closed the round - its third in just more than a year - at a $3.5 billion valuation. Tanium is the highest-valued venture-backed cyber security company worldwide, according CB Insights, which does research on venture capital.

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Tesla this week finally disclosed some pricing information for its highly anticipated Model X. Slated to launch later this month, performance on Tesla’s Model X might only be eclipsed by its insanely high price tag, at least at first. DON’T MISS: Meet the Nextbit Robin, a sleek new smartphone that uses cloud magic to solve storage limitations Late on Tuesday, Tesla started allowing some users who signed up for pre-orders to configure their vehicles online. As it stands now, the configuration is only available for the company’s Model X Signature Series, a limited edition model. The base model Signature Series Model X will set users back $132,000. For consumers who want to truly trick out their Model X and opt for every

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Salesforce is aiming to hook into the electronic medical record market to be a front end for patient data.

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Project aims to develop the first computer with the power to perform a billion billion calculations in one second.

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