What's new now: the world's second biggest tech show begins

Featuring tablets that transform, the brainiest smartphones, and miles upon miles motherboards, Taiwan's Computex is the world's second biggest computer tradeshow. Here's the latest from the floor.

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    Ms. Computex 2013 shows off the official app of the massive trade show, where the world's tech giants meet to unveil the latest and greatest.
    Taiwan External Trade Development Council
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    June 4, 2013: A model at Intel's press conference displays a new Toshiba tablet hybrid running Haswell, the brand new 4th generation Intel Core processor family.
    AP Photo/Wally Santana
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    June 3, 2013: An overview of booths at the Taipei World Trade Center shows the scope of the show: Computex resembles a small city, erected in mere days and lasting for just a week.
    Reuters / Pichi Chuang
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    June 4, 2013: People visit the Microsoft booth at the 2013 Computex exhibition -- the world's second largest computer show -- at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei.
    Reuters / Pichi Chuang
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    June 4, 2013: A visitor looks at motherboards at the MSI booth at the 2013 Computex exhibition -- the world's second largest computer show -- at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei.
    Reuters / Pichi Chuang
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    June 3, 2013: Acer VP of mobile computing David Lee, left, describes features of the new Aspire S7 Ultrabook to president Jim Wong. The S7 is the ultrabook to beat, with a Gorilla Glass lid and great looks.
    AP Photo/Wally Santana
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    June 3, 2013: From left, Acer President Jim Wong, Chairman and CEO J.T. Wang, center, and Chief Marketing Officer Michael Birkin stand with their new products at an international press conference on the eve of the opening of Computex, one of the world's largest IT exhibitions, in Taipei, Taiwan.
    AP Photo/Wally Santana
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    June 4, 2013: Intel Corporation's Executive Vice President Tom Kilroy, right, holds a tablet/laptop hybrid for a photo call with Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai during the opening of Taiwan's Computex 2013, one of the world's largest IT exhibitions, in Taipei, Taiwan. Computex will run from June 4th through the 8th.
    AP Photo/Wally Santana
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    June 5, 2012: A general view of the booths at the Computex 2012 computer fair at the Taipei World Trade Center, which ran from June 5 to 9.
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    June 5, 2012: A visitor looks at the Acer's Aspire S7 -- running an early version of the Windows 8 operation system -- at the Acer booth.
    REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
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    June 5, 2012: A model displays five color models of Genius Ring Presenter, the worlds first ring style wireless thumb cursor controller, which will sell for about $60.
    AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying
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    June 5, 2012: A model shows Taiwanese Asus's new TAICHI notebook -- which sports dual displays on both the front and the rear.
    AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying
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    June 5, 2012: Acer claims that the Ultra S5 is the world's thinnest Ultrabook. The S5 is a 13.3-inch laptop, which weighs at about 3 pounds and is powered by a yet-to-be-announced Intel Core processor.
    AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying
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    June 5, 2012: A visitor plays with a HTC Radar smartphone at the Windows Phone section at the Microsoft booth.
    REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
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    June 5, 2012: People gather beneath a banner touting Intel's latest processors at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.
    AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying
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    June 6, 2012: Microsoft Corporate Vice President Steve Guggenheimer delivers a speech to introduce the Windows 8 systems during Computex, the world's second largest computer show.
    AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying
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    June 6, 2012: The Windows 8 operating system is displayed at the Microsoft booth during the 2012 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei.
    REUTERS/Yi-ting Chung
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    June 6, 2012: A visitor plays with a Nokia smartphone at the Windows Phone section at the Microsoft booth.
    REUTERS/Yi-ting Chung
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    A woman walks past a logo of the 2012 Computex exhibition at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei June 4, 2012.
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    June 3, 2013: An Acer employee displays a new tablet-laptop hybrid Aspire R7 at an international press conference on the eve of the opening of Computex, one of the world's largest IT exhibitions, in Taipei, Taiwan. Aspire R7 features a hinge-attached pad that holds up the touchscreen and allows users to pull the screen closer or flip it over the keyboard, transforming it into a tablet.
    AP Photo/Wally Santana
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