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January 7, 2013, 7:10 AM

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Sarah Silbert / Engadget:
Lenovo announces multi-user Horizon Table PC for $1,699 and up (video)  —  In addition to announcing some traditional all-in-ones today, Lenovo is introducing the IdeaCentre Horizon 27 Table PC.  It too is a full-fledged, battery-powered desktop, but it can collapse into table-top mode …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix tablet / laptop hybrid gets a power-up when it docks  —  Did you think you'd seen every possible way a laptop and tablet could merge?  Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix is here to show you otherwise.  Rather than simply flipping head over heels, twisting in place …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Nvidia unveils Tegra 4, 'world's fastest mobile processor'  —  Nvidia has just announced its next-generation Tegra 4 processor for smartphones, tablets, and notebooks.  The Tegra 4, like its predecessor, features a quad-core processor along with a fifth, low power, core to save battery life.
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
NVIDIA building Tegra 4 into an Android gaming controller / console, dubbed ‘Project Shield’  —  A video shown on-stage during NVIDIA's press conference just unveiled “Project Shield,” a gaming controller / portable console running Tegra 4.  The controller looks an awful lot like a PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Dropbox's new Modern UI Windows 8 app finally arrives in the Windows Store  —  It's been a month since we revealed that Dropbox had pushed its Windows 8 app for submission to Microsoft, and now the app is fully certified and has landed in the Windows Store for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.
More: The Verge and WinBeta
David Jolly / New York Times:
Ad Blocking Raises Alarm Among Firms Like Google  —  PARIS — Xavier Niel, the French technology entrepreneur, has made a career of disrupting the status quo.  —  Now, he has dared to take on Google and other online advertisers in a battle that puts the Web companies under pressure to use …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
OLPC XO-4 convertible laptop is faster than ever and coming soon (hands-on)  —  One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) may not be ready to show off its XO-4 convertible laptop just yet, but chip manufacturer Marvell is demoing it at CES today all the same.  The tablet-laptop hybrid is powered …
More: Engadget
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Apple secures majority of US smartphone market, Samsung dominates Europe  —  Summary: According to new research, the iPad and iPhone maker has managed to secure over 50 percent of the American smartphone market, whereas Samsung is still top dog in Europe.  —  Charlie Osborne
More: ForbesTweets: @counternotions
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Reddit Rumored To Be Raising Money, At A $400 Million Valuation  —  Welcome to yet another Rumor Sunday™.  In 2011, Reddit was spun out of Conde Nast as a standalone company, but the publishing giant kept full ownership.  At the time, Peter Kafka of AllthingsD reported that Conde Nast …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Roku Now Has 700 Channels, Including Time Warner Cable; Also Has 14 TV Manufacturers Compatible With Its Streaming Stick  —  Roku is announcing at CES today a significant milestone both in the amount of content and the number of devices that are compatible with its USB-sized streaming stick.
Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:
Global gadget spending projected to hit $1.1 trillion in 2013  —  Sales of tablets and smartphones are increasingly driving global tech spending.  (Andrey Rudakov / Bloomberg / January 6, 2013)  —  Global spending on consumer electronic devices is projected to hit $1.1 trillion in 2013, according to the Consumer Electronics Assn.
More: TechCrunch, Digits and ForbesThanks:@obrien
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Craigslist Slowly Expands Its Maps To Items For Sale, Starting First With Yard Sales And Flea Markets  —  Craigslist has started to add maps to its sales listings, letting people view not just what items are being sold, but where those items are located on a map.
More: The Verge
Reuters:
Handset makers scurry to join Year of the Phablet  —  (Reuters) - Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone - closer in size to a tablet than the smartphone of a couple of years back - is here to stay.  —  A surprise hit of 2012, it is drawing in more users …

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