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Flexible Gadgets from Asus

Taiwan computer maker Asus is trying to break down the barriers between different kinds of electronic gadgets and showcased some of its crossovers at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The new products include mobile phones with 6-inch displays, a Windows notebook that doubles as an Android tablet, and a smaller version of its current PadFone.

The mini PadFone – a smartphone that can be inserted into a tablet’s housing – is designed to give users the mobility of a smartphone, but with a super-sized display.

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How to get a perfect TV picture at home

The TV that wowed you in the store with its riveting colours and sharp images is now set up in your home theatre and …
the colours are all wrong and the images look unnatural.

Take comfort. You’re not alone with this problem.

”In the store, the devices are as bright, sharp and full of contrast as possible, filled with colourful images,” says Florian Friedrich of German home-theatre magazine Audiovision. The pictures get shoppers’ attention and prompt sales.

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Flexibility the key to new trends in TVs, tablets

Technology junkies got a look at the future at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show and they saw one that emphasized flexibility – in the case of some TVs, literal flexing of the screen.

TVs have been getting bigger – the 110-inch Samsung S9 is setting the trend – as manufacturers have found more and more ways to cram in more pixels. The Ultra-HD standard that’s becoming the norm comes with 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.

That’s led to some opting for curved displays, which allow more people to view a screen without distorting the image. A 77-inch model from LG even allows users to control the degree of the curve by remote.

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Chromebooks are computing niche, tied to an internet

By Tobias Hanraths, dpa

Cologne, Germany – Notebooks have been slimming down for years now. The Chromebook has taken it to the extreme: it’s a laptop that is little more than a browser window.

Which is not necessarily a bad thing. Based on Google’s Chrome internet browser – letting it skip ties to more popular operating systems like Windows and Mac OS – it offers everything the average user might need.

But it’s all online, meaning the minute a Chromebook is disconnected from the internet, it essentially stops working.

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Call Recorder plays back conversations

”What did you say? What was the number?” It’s not always easy to keep track of important details during calls without taking notes. Call Recorder can help. The free Android app records telephone conversations.

Working the app is very simple. A button at the upper left starts and stops the recording and a list of all recorded calls is below.

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