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ASUS leans into dual-screen laptops with the ZenBook Pro Duo, featuring two 4K touchscreen displays

Last year during Computex, ASUS introduced the ZenBook Pro 14 and 15, with a touchscreen in place of a regular touchpad. This year in Taipei, it took the concept of a built-in second screen and went much further with it, unveiling new versions of the ZenBook with even larger second screens. Instead of just replacing ...

iRobot’s newest mop and vacuum talk to each other to better clean up

Some spring cleaning news from iRobot . The Bedford, Mass.-based company just unveiled a pair of new robots designed to tag-team ***** floors. The Roomba s9+ and Braava Jet m6 both sport iRobot’s mapping technology, coupled with Imprint Link, which lets to two devices communicate in order to take turns on the floor. The s9+ ...

Go chat yourself with Facebook’s new Portal companion app

Ignoring calls that it’s creepy, Facebook is forging onward with its Portal smart display. Today Facebook quietly launched iOS and Android Portal apps that let owners show off photos on the screen without sharing them to the social network, and video call their home while they’re out. The app isn’t likely to move the needle ...

The Looking Glass Pro might be the weirdest all-in-one PC ever

All-in-one PCs have adopted some pretty odd designs over the years, but I’ve never seen one quite like this. The Looking Glass Pro is an all-in-one gaming PC that’s focused on one thing, visualizing 3D content on its bizarre lenticular display that makes you feel like you’re staring into a glass box filled with pixels. ...

Huawei reassesses FedEx relationship over ‘misrouted’ packages

Huawei is understandably reexamining a number of relationships in the wake of a recent U.S. trade ban. While various component and software providers including Google and ARM have suspended dealings with the Chinese hardware giant, the latest issue comes from an altogether different source.  The company told Reuters this week that it’s reassessing its relationship ...

DJI launches a new onboard drone computer for enterprise users

DJI this morning announced the latest version of its Manifold onboard drone computer. The second generation device can be programmed for myriad different enterprise purposes, from research to routine inspections. The Manifold 2 packs either an Intel Core i7 or NVIDIA Jetson TX2, integrating with the built-in sensors on the company’s Matrice 210 and 600 ...

TikTok parent Bytedance is reportedly working on its own smartphone

It’s been a busy couple of months for Bytedance, one of the world’s most valuable startups and the operator of globally popular video app TikTok. The Beijing-based company has continued to grow its list of apps to include the likes of work collaboration tool Lark, an instant messenger called Feiliao as well as a music streaming ...

Arm announces its new premium CPU and GPU designs

Arm, the company that designs the basic chip architecture for most of the world’s smartphones, today announced the launch of its next suite of designs for premium phones. It’ll be a while before you’ll see the first phones that use chips based on this design, but typically we see the first actual chips before the ...

These ‘microbe-grown’ headphones could be the future of sustainable electronics

The culture of planned obsolescence in electronics produces a huge amount of toxic waste unlikely to go anywhere but a landfill for the next millennium or so. Nature produces some of the strongest and most versatile substances we've ever encountered, so why not use them instead? That's what Finnish design house Aivan has attempted with ...

MacBook Pro teardown reveals subtle changes to keyboard mechanism

The shift to a new butterfly keyboard mechanism is Apple’s least popular design decision in recent memory. After a flood of negative feedback over stuck and malfunctioning keys, the company, has continued to upgrade the technology with subtle fixes. Just two days ago Apple issued yet another update — one it believes will address many ...