The technology of Computex 2014

The technology of Computex 2014

Summary: From wearables, to 3D printers, slim 2-in-1 laptops, and proper old-school over-powered computers, Computex 2014 held in Taiwan last week offered something for everyone.

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  • 3D printing

    (Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet)

    Many booths were armed with 3D printers, no doubt for sale, but also to produce items to lure in punters.

  • Tiny TV tuner

    (Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet)

    This absolutely tiny TV tuner, dubbed the Pad TV Tuner, plugs into an Android device's mini-USB port and claims to support live rewinding, program guides, channel searching capabilities.

  • Android TV box

    (Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet)

    If an Android-powered Apple TV look-a-like is more your thing, this system containing a quad-core chip with 1GB RAM, and using Android KitKat could service your needs.

    Importantly for VPN-using "pirates" in countries such as Australia, VPN support was the second-highest feature noted, and supports UHD and H.265 playback.

Topics: Hardware, Consumerization

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Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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