ASUS New Zenbo Robot

This is the droid your household has been looking for

May 31st at 8:20 PM

This is the droid your household has been looking for

For as much as people talk about (and rightfully get excited about) smartphone advancements, we don’t often hear about technological strides in the field of robotics. Truth be told, this has always struck me as odd given that many robots today possess capabilities that have seemingly been lifted from science fiction novels.

Boston Dynamics, of course, famously has a lineup of impressively capable and equally terrifying robots, many of which are designed to look like and act like animals. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the ASIMO robot from Honda, a technological marvel that Honda touts as the “world’s most advanced humanoid robot.”

The most recent entrant onto the list comes from ASUS, of all companies. Earlier this week, ASUS chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at Computex and introduced the world to Zenbo, a $599 household robot that looks and acts like a real-world version of Wall-E.

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Asus Zenbo Robot Price

There’s finally a home robot that’s cute enough to love

May 30th at 9:46 AM

There’s finally a home robot that’s cute enough to love

It might be Memorial Day in the United States but half way around the world, Computex kicked off early with a big press conference hosted by Asus. The company had a number of interesting announcements in store for attendees, including a sleek MacBook clone and a new smartphone that pulls off a stunning design feat not even Apple can manage with the iPhone 7. But the new Zenbo home robot may have been the company’s most intriguing announcement on Monday, offering users an adorable interactive machine that’s smarter than any dog or cat. Also of note, it doesn’t poop or scratch up your furniture. More →

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Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Price

The craziest new Android flagship you’ve ever seen does the one thing the iPhone 7 can’t

May 30th at 8:48 AM

The craziest new Android flagship you’ve ever seen does the one thing the iPhone 7 can’t

There’s no question about it, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is one of the best Android phones money can buy this year. But Asus has come up with a phone that’s not only cheaper than Samsung’s newest flagship, it also packs crazy hardware and specs that should offer an amazing performance. The new Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe has specs so impressive that it could easily power up an ultraportable laptop. We’re looking at 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of built-in storage – and before you ask, yes, it’s the same kind of speedy flash memory that’s found inside Samsung’s Galaxy S7. And yes, you can further expand it via microSD storage.

Better yet, Asus seems to have discovered the secret recipe for fixing the worst thing about the iPhone’s design: The company has crafted an all-aluminum design that removes the ugly antenna lines from the equation.

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Asus ZenBook 3 Retina MacBook

Asus has a Retina MacBook clone that’s thinner, lighter and faster than Apple’s

May 30th at 7:30 AM

Asus has a Retina MacBook clone that’s thinner, lighter and faster than Apple’s

It’s not just the iPhone that Apple’s rivals try to beat by copying. Apple also sets design standards for laptops, and everyone else is trying to come up with devices that feature MacBook-grade build quality and design.

Asus is the latest company to come up with a Retina MacBook killer, the brand new ZenBook 3. The device is clearly meant to compete against the 12-inch MacBook and the MacBook Air family, as the two devices were even mentioned on stage during Asus’s recent keynote.

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CES 2016 LG Lenovo Asus LaCie Fitbit

5 of the coolest new gadgets unveiled Tuesday at CES 2016

January 5th at 3:36 PM

5 of the coolest new gadgets unveiled Tuesday at CES 2016

It’s early January, which means much of the tech world is focussed on the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We’ve already seen a variety of interesting announcements coming from CES 2016 already from numerous companies, including both big names in the tech world and newcomers. Smart cars and driverless vehicles are in focus this year, but there are plenty of other new products being shown off, with many of them bound to hit stores later this year.

In what follows, we’ll take a quick look at five such devices that were unveiled at this year’s CES. More →

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Asus VivoStick Windows 10 Computer-on-Stick

Check out Asus’ gorgeous and very affordable Windows 10 computer-on-a-stick

September 2nd at 11:00 PM

Check out Asus’ gorgeous and very affordable Windows 10 computer-on-a-stick

Who said you have to buy an expensive new laptop or desktop to enjoy Microsoft’s recently launched Windows 10 operating system? There are other, more affordable solutions available to users looking to fulfill their basic computing needs. One such device is the Asus VivoStick, a computer-on-a-stick gadget unveiled at IFA 2015 that delivers a Windows 10 experience for just $129. More →

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Asus RT-AC5300 Fastest Wi-Fi Router

ASUS unveils its answer to Google’s OnHub router

September 2nd at 8:45 PM

ASUS unveils its answer to Google’s OnHub router

The recently unveiled OnHub wireless router is one of the most surprising products to come from Google this year. In case you haven’t heard yet, the device is supposed to improve your Wi-Fi experience thanks to various neat tricks – read about them here. But Asus just announced a new router of its own that’s ready to challenge all rivals, including Google’s OnHub.

Unveiled at IFA 2015, the RT-AC5300 doesn’t have a user-friendly product name, but it’s supposed to deliver the fastest Wi-Fi performance in the world. Not to mention that its alien-like design makes it look pretty sleek too. More →

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Asus GX700 Gaming Laptop

Asus’ new gaming laptop is so fast it needs a water-cooling system

September 2nd at 7:15 PM

Asus’ new gaming laptop is so fast it needs a water-cooling system

As the proud owner of a powerful and unwieldy Republic of Gamers laptop from Asus, I can say that the extra heft has been worth the ability to play the latest and greatest games over the past few years on the highest settings. But as difficult as my laptop is to lug around, I don’t think it even begins to compare with this monster. More →

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Asus ZenPhone 2 Release Date Amazon Price

This unbelievably cheap Android phone with 4GB of RAM is ready for launch

May 19th at 6:50 AM

This unbelievably cheap Android phone with 4GB of RAM is ready for launch

First introduced at CES 2015 in January, the Asus ZenFone 2 is a very affordable Android handset that’s ready to launch in the U.S. With prices starting at $199, the smartphone also happens to come in a version that has 4GB of RAM under the hood. That’s something not even top flagship devices from Samsung, HTC or LG currently have to offer this year, yet Asus packed it into a budget-friendly high-end phablet. More →

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ASUS Zenfone 2 4GB RAM Video

Video shows why you’re going to love having 4GB of RAM on your smartphone

April 21st at 4:25 PM

Video shows why you’re going to love having 4GB of RAM on your smartphone

It seems like every year we see hot new hardware promise killer specs that will change the way we use our smartphones. While these specs are often over-hyped, it actually does look like smartphones with 4GB of RAM will allow us to do things on our phones that we never could do before, such as have multiple graphics-intensive games open and running at the same time. More →

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Asus ZenFone 2 Specs, Price and Release Date

It’s finally here: The first Android phone with as much RAM as your laptop

January 6th at 10:10 AM

It’s finally here: The first Android phone with as much RAM as your laptop

It’s no secret that Android device makers have been continuously pushing the limits when it comes to smartphone specs, and it was only a matter of time until a phone got as much RAM as some of the laptops available on the market today. Asus at CES 2015 announced such a device, the ZenFone 2, which is not only supposed to pack high-end specs, but it’s also going to offer a more-than-affordable price. More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals Asus Tablet

Microsoft continues 12 Days of Deals promo with affordable 10.1-inch Asus 2-in-1 tablet

December 11th at 6:30 PM

Microsoft continues 12 Days of Deals promo with affordable 10.1-inch Asus 2-in-1 tablet

Microsoft on Thursday unveiled a new special sale part of its 12 Days of Deals online promotion, after recently offering buyers significant discounts on a 7-inch Toshiba Windows tablet, a Blu Win HD smartphone and a great Xbox One bundle. On December 11th, buyers will be able to save $80 on a brand new 10.1-inch Asus Transformer Book T100 Signature Edition 2-in-1 tablet/laptop combo. More →

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Asus Transformer Book V Specs, Features and Release Date

Asus still wants to marry Android to Windows

June 2nd at 6:50 AM

Asus still wants to marry Android to Windows

Remember the Asus Transformer Book Duet? Asus imagined a dual-booting Android/Windows tablet/laptop that would offer users four independent modes, and switch between the two operating systems in just four seconds, and demoed the concept at CES 2014. However, following pressure from both Google and Windows, the device never saw the light of day. Both companies reportedly insisted that their partners do not release such dual-booting devices, but it looks like Asus is not ready to give up. More →

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