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    We have walked 500 miles and we would walk 500 more to be the men that walked a thousand miles to podcast off the floor of apartment rental. That's all out of necessity for us to not only cover days and days of devices launched before and at the International Funkausstellung Berlin 2016, but in order for us to podcast. And this late audio file is the result of our fruits. Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera team up to talk about the pop and burn of the Galaxy Note 7, Google dropping Project Ara, the Star VR from Acer, Huawei's Nova before it, Sony's now-usual disappointments and a whole ...

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    Laptop? Sure. Tablet? You bet. Touchy screen? We're all keen. And with a price of only $399, we'd say that such a Chromebook has met its time. The Acer Chromebook R13 is the Taiwanese OEM's first such device to have the Google Play Store — you may know of that on cross-country competitor ASUS's Chromebook Flip — straight from the box and the first to sport a MediaTek chip for the device class (a quad-core M8173C CorePilot unit, if you're wondering). The 13.3-inch IPS touchscreen is rated at full HD resolution and comes below a 720p webcam. Talking memory, there's 4GB of RAM standard ...

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    Acer decided to kick-off IFA 2016 with a bevy of new products. Many of these sadly aren't part of our scope, like in the case of the monstrous 21-inch Predator gaming laptop. Still the case of the Liquid Z6 line-up of smartphones is an exception, a long with something that truly left us wanting to know more. Acer announced a new partnership with companies like IMAX, as it has now launched a new Star VR headset that's capable of making every existing competitor look bad. Learn more in our full hands-on video. Sponsored by XCom Global Coupon code: pocketnow Limited Offer: Only for first 100 ...

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    While we were obviously hoping for more Acer movement on the pre-IFA smartphone and wearable release front, as well as perhaps concrete details on the StarVR headset’s limited IMAX VR Center commercial debut, we couldn’t remain altogether indifferent to the Taiwanese PC veteran’s crowded new Windows 10 laptop lineup. Especially with the Acer Spin 7, 5, 3 and 1 quartet technically qualifying for the title of convertible tablet/notebook hybrids, “innovative” 360-degree hinges, “multi-usage” portability and all. Granted, the portable angle feels like a tough sell for the most ...

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    Everyone from Oculus to Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG and even Xiaomi and Alcatel wants an early piece of the virtual reality hardware profits and brand recognition pie, but Acer is interestingly doing its own thing, partnering with video game development studio Starbreeze and the IMAX Corporation for a unique StarVR commercial run. Instead of offering the powerful, aggressively-designed, high-end PC-compatible head-mounted display directly to consumers, Acer and Starbreeze will first equip the groundbreaking new IMAX VR Center in Los Angeles, scheduled for a highly anticipated opening “later ...

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    Acer’s “new and exciting holiday season lineup” just needed over an hour of pre-IFA marketing buildup in Berlin, but smartphone and wearable enthusiasts were disappointed to see Predator and Liquid families snubbed from the PC-packed event. Not to worry, as two Liquid Z6 series handhelds got a lower-key official announcement via a bland press release, which is a shame, given one of the models doesn’t look half bad on paper. The Acer Liquid Z6 Plus is a relatively slim and stylish upper mid-range Full HD 5.5-incher, reportedly fitted with a gigantic 4,080mAh battery, and further ...

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    We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues... These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 215 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 25th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to ...

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    With the already hugely successful Galaxy Note 7 unveiled early to get a head start on the iPhone 7 (or 6SE), LG feeling confident enough in the G5-similar sequel to the surprisingly popular V10 to give it its own special announcement event in San Francisco, and Apple of course not looking to share the spotlight with anyone else, you may view IFA 2016 as a tech sideshow of sorts. But let us assure you, that’s never been the case for one of Germany’s oldest trade fairs, and Europe’s biggest such gathering of high-profile consumer electronics exhibitors, and by no means is this ...

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    Acer is just one of many already confirmed IFA 2016 exhibitors, and although we know the Taiwanese company plans to unveil its “new and exciting holiday season lineup” in Berlin, Germany on August 31, it’s going to need something special to stand out from the pack. Preferably, not special weird, like last year’s Predator 8 and 6 gaming-centric tablet and phablet that never amounted to much in terms of post-release buzz and, presumably, sales and profits. But alas, Acer’s most distinctive new product on display next week might well be another addition to the Predator family. This ...

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    Let's face it: you probably most dreaded three words in that headline. "Back to School". Back to torture. Back to long hours sitting at your desk, letting numbers and passages hit your skull. Back to making yourself just a bit smarter with the process getting all the more harder. Fortunately, technology can help dull the pain and the Google Store has an array of deals for you. Save $30 off either the Acer Chromebook R11 ($249.99) or 14 ($269.99) through August 7. Save $50 off the Huawei Watch ($349) and the Elegant ($449) and Jewel ($549) models through August 1. Save $100 off the Nexus ...

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    Three long months after it started selling on European shores, not to mention six excruciating months after its year-opening CES introduction, the Acer Liquid Jade Primo with Windows 10 Mobile pre-installed is finally up for grabs stateside at $650 unlocked. Too… much, too late? It certainly appears so, especially given the 5.5-incher’s Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB RAM and Full HD screen resolution, all a tier or two below most recent Android high-enders. Even within the humble W10M ecosystem, it feels hard to justify a Jade Primo purchase at $650 when you consider Lumia 950 and 950 ...

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    If you're looking for a computing catch-all that will get you Spelunky on one end, Microsoft Excel at another and Asphalt 8 at a completely different limb, you may just have it soon enough, thanks to some company called CodeWeavers. One catch? You have to be comfortable with a Chromebook. Okay, not actually — let us explain. Developers are finalizing CrossOver, a Windows application boot program based on Wine, for Android. With things cinching up nicely and the introduction of Android apps to Chrome OS, the team went cheeky on all of us and decided to play a Steam game on ...

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    The trial balloon has popped and more Chromebooks are joining in on the Android action. Weeks after the ASUS Chromebook Flip got developer access to the Google Play Store, both the Chromebook Pixel 2 and the Acer Chromebook R11 have come onto major updates in the developer channel of Chrome 53. All you have to do is get to the About Chrome OS box in your settings, switch to the "Developer - unstable" channel and then pick up any updates as they come in. Once that's done, you can now enable "Android apps" in your settings. Via: Droid Life

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    While generally not as glamorous and jam-packed with exciting mobile hardware announcements as the year-opening CES or MWC events, the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) Berlin consumer electronics trade show always makes its share of pre-holiday headlines. This year’s German expo will probably be no exception, despite Samsung reportedly planning once again to hold an Unpacked conference for the introduction of the latest Galaxy Note hero a few weeks before the IFA’s official start. You can still count on the Gear S3 debuting in the capital of the most populous EU member state ...

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    With Chrome OS taking on windowed Android apps via the Google Play Store in mere weeks, you may be looking at some Chromebooks if only for the vague interest in how that would all work. Well, you have a couple of extra choices from Acer to consider at the Google Store. The Taiwanese manufacturer has put up its new Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 14 on offer. The 11.6-inch model comes with a 1366 x 768 anti-glare LCD, a dual-core Intel Celeron N2840 (2.16GHz), 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD. It has a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 port along with HDMI and SD card slots. The 2.43 lb aluminium-built device is ...

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    Perhaps finally realizing there’s no turning back for its main business of selling traditional personal computers, Acer seems to be growing ambitious about its (largely low-cost) smartphone prospects, with an eye on VR diversification before long as well. One of the more active Windows Mobile hardware manufacturers in recent months, even as Microsoft continues to trim the Lumia fat, the Taiwan-based outfit also took the wraps off arguably two of its most compelling Android efforts. The Liquid Jade 2 is probably the closest Acer will get to developing a “true” flagship in the near ...

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    The financial survival hopes of traditional PC manufacturers that refuse to adapt to new trends and tap into different segments of the always volatile tech market are slim to non-existent, with convertible tablets, smartphones, wearable devices and virtual reality headsets just a few of Lenovo, HP, Dell, Asus, Sony or Acer’s top expansion and reinvention opportunities. Once upon a time the world’s second largest computer maker, Acer somehow managed to slip out of the global top five in 2015 and lose its relevance in an increasingly less relevant industry. The Taiwanese OEM is far from ...

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    Microsoft’s (timid) push to consolidate Windows as the world’s third largest mobile platform continues, with a decent amount of contemporary choices available both stateside and on the old continent for power users and extremely cash-strapped smartphone buyers. The Acer Liquid M330, first unveiled way back at IFA last fall, has just become the cheapest unlocked model sold through Redmond’s US e-store with Windows 10 Mobile pre-loaded. The Lumia 550 torch is therefore passed on, and the M330 cuts two big corners to slash $40 off the 550’s list price. The display is slightly smaller, ...

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    Today's Acer hardware event continues, and in addition to checking out that Android-powered Liquid Zest Plus with its big 5,000mAh battery, we're also hearing a lot about new Windows 10 devices. In addition to some hot desktops and conventional laptops, we're also seeing one new model that seeks to give the Surface Pro family a run for its money, as Acer introduces the Switch Alpha 12 convertible tablet. The Switch Alpha 12 features a (you guessed it) 12-inch 2160 x 1440 display, Skylake Core i-series processors, 4GB of RAM, and storage options topping out at 128GB. With both traditional ...

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    Smartphone manufacturers walk a delicate tightrope when choosing how to power their phones: go with too small a battery, and users will be frustrated when their phone craps-out midway thtough the day; go too large, and you risk alienating users seeking a slimmer, sleeker handset. That said, there are always going to be groups of shoppers who are willing to compromise and actually prefer one of those extremes, and today we learn of one new smartphone that wears its giant-sized battery like a badge of honor, the just-launched Acer Liquid Zest Plus. The 5.5-inch Liquid Zest Plus comes through ...

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    Looking for Windows 10 Mobile on a budget? Might not be too likely, given its continued bugs and updates woes, much less Microsoft's near-neglect of its publicity. But if you're a practical person looking for a practical phone, Acer might just have you covered with the Liquid M330. Sure, it's an entry-level product we saw last IFA and not a Liquid Jade one, but don't be so jaded as to the potential. A hairline brushed back meets up with a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) screen on the front. Inside, there's a Qualcomm 210, 1GB of RAM and a microSD-expandable 8GB of storage. The both front and ...

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    While it may seem like fans of the struggling Windows 10 Mobile platform are getting plenty of love from device manufacturers all over the world, you can still count the number of “true” flagships officially unveiled with Continuum support on the fingers of one hand. Lumia 950, 950 XL, Acer Liquid Jade Primo, and HP Elite X3. That’s all there is to choose from for power W10M users. Worse yet, the Elite X3 is only coming in the summer, and the Jade Primo took an eternity to transition from formal announcement to commercial launch. Up for pre-orders in select European markets way back ...

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    Don't let the word "Chromebook" scare you. If you're looking to switch off to a more spartan and streamable digital lifestyle, you'll get everything you need in one of those puppies. Google is lousy with demand from the education sector and those kids can get work done on that thing. That's why Acer has released Chromebook after Chromebook to match persnickety people to the right computer. Now, with the new Acer Chromebook 14, it's upped the feel and focus of the product. While we see a dual-core Intel Celeron processor here along with standard Intel HD graphics integration, you do get a ...

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    Windows 10 Mobile has been available on new smartphones for months now, but it still feels too early to say what, if any impact the new software release will have on the struggling platform. One thing we can say, though, is that its arrival has brought the third-party OEMs out of the woodwork, and the Windows-based smartphone landscape we've been seeing at shows like MWC and CES has been anything but a Lumia-dominated spectacle. One of the first of these models to catch our eye was the Acer Liquid Jade Primo – which just saw the launch of an Android-running cousin at MWC – and now ...

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    Although it’s definitely learning and growing in the smartphone landscape, Acer wasn’t able to surprise us at the Mobile World Congress quite like LG or Sony, let alone capture the spotlight in a Samsung way, despite there being no secrets in anticipation of the Galaxy S7 announcement. Well, there weren’t any substantial question marks regarding the Liquid Jade 2, aka Marshmallow take on the Windows 10 Mobile-based Jade Primo, which is why today’s low-profile Barcelona introduction might pass largely unnoticed. Striking family resemblance and repetitive specs aside however, the ...

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