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Top 70 Computer Trends in February

From Powerful Micro PCs to Security System Routers

— February 28, 2016 — Tech
The world's first computers may have taken up entire rooms in order to run, but the top February 2016 computer ideas are a testament to how far modern computing has come.

At CES 2016, some of the world's leading computer manufacturers impressed attendees with pocket-sized computers and servers. A standout is Endless Computers' Endless Mini, a small spherical computer that's designed to increase net accessibility to the developing world.

While computers of today are getting smaller, peripherals are also becoming much smarter. For instance, some of the most impressive mouse designs are now adopting flexible forms that enable users to carry out more tasks with greater comfort.

As the use of technology becomes ingrained in daily life, these February 2016 computer trends indicate that consumers desire ultra-compact and streamlined designs that won't interfere with routine tasks.
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Activity
Freshness
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Flexible Personal Computers
Flexible Personal Computers
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 with OLED Display is Launching at CES 2016
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69
Compact Entertainment Consoles
Compact Entertainment Consoles
The Acer Revo Home Entertainment Desktop Provides Ample Features
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68
Personal Cloud Networks
Personal Cloud Networks
The CloudFleet 'Blimp' Private Cloud Storage Device Offers Peace of Mind
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67
Streaming Search Add-Ons
Streaming Search Add-Ons
Cyris Cloete's 'Super Browse' Add-On Makes it Easier to Browse Netflix
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66
Branded OS Tablets
Branded OS Tablets
The BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition 10-Inch Tablet will be Launched This Year
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65
Low-Power Processors
Low-Power Processors
The New Intel Broadwell and Skylake Processors are Unveiled Prior to CES 2016
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64
Sound-Filtering Computer Microphones
Sound-Filtering Computer Microphones
Samson's Go Mic Connect is Being Introduced at CES 2016
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63
Wireless Device-Charging Monitors
Wireless Device-Charging Monitors
The Dell 23 Wireless Monitor Merges Capabilities at CES 2016
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62
Motion-Controlling Microphones
Motion-Controlling Microphones
The 'Mo-Mic' Microphone System Allows for Remotely Angling
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61
Precision Computer Peripherals
Precision Computer Peripherals
The Gigabyte Xtreme XM300 Gaming Mouse Offers a Bevy of Features
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60
Cloud-Enabled Hard Drives
Cloud-Enabled Hard Drives
The Seagate Backup Plus Hard Drive Unveils a Thin Design at CES 2016
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59
Versatile USB Adapters
Versatile USB Adapters
The 'MultiDapter' is an All-In-One Hub for the New MacBook
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58
Centralized Smart Home Hubs
Centralized Smart Home Hubs
The SmartThinQ Hub is a Connected Powerhouse Debuting at CES 2016
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57
Assembly-Free Printers
Assembly-Free Printers
The 'ROBO 3D R1 Plus' Assembled 3D Printer is Ready to Work Out of the Box
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56
Bluetooth-Enabled Routers
Bluetooth-Enabled Routers
The Cassia Hub is Seen at CES 2016 with Unexpected Connectivity Features
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55
Speedy Svelte Hard Drives
Speedy Svelte Hard Drives
The SanDisk X400 1TB SSD Drive is Boasted to be the World's Thinnest
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54
Route-Analyzing Mapping Systems
Route-Analyzing Mapping Systems
The Garmin 'Drive' Navigation Systems Get a Test Drive at CES 2016
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53
Object-Scanning Desktops
Object-Scanning Desktops
The HP Sprout Pro All in One Desktop Packs a Built-in 3D Scanner and More
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52
Lightweight Alloy Laptops
Lightweight Alloy Laptops
The LG Gram 15 at CES 2016 is One of the World's Lightest Devices
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51
Makeshift Mobile Computers
Makeshift Mobile Computers
This Ubuntu Tablet Lets You Enjoy Open-Source Computing On the Go
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50
Analog Bluetooth Game Controllers
Analog Bluetooth Game Controllers
The NES30 Pro Wireless Game Controller Merges Technologies
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49
Remote 3D Printer Controllers
Remote 3D Printer Controllers
The 'Noah' 3D Printer Management System Streamlines the Process
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48
Smartphone Storage Drives
Smartphone Storage Drives
The PhotoFast i-FlashDrive Upgrades iPhone Storage Capabilities
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47
Business-Based Coding Challenges
Business-Based Coding Challenges
These Coding Battles Can Lead to Positions at Top Tech Companies
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46
Security System Routers
Security System Routers
The Securifi Almond 3 is Unveiled at CES 2016 as a Feature-Rich Successor
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45
Air-Filtering 3D Printers
Air-Filtering 3D Printers
The Tiertime UP Mini 2 3D Printer Boasts Impressive Specs at CES 2016
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44
$13,000 Hard Drives
$13,000 Hard Drives
The Fixstars 13TB Internal SSD is Purported to be the World's Largest
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43
Rapid-Processing Laptops
Rapid-Processing Laptops
The New $3,200 Surface Book Offers Unprecedented Power and Performance
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42
Retro Computer Chargers
Retro Computer Chargers
This Apple Watch Charger Stand Mimics the Likeness of a Macintosh Computer
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41
Laptop-PC Hybrids
Laptop-PC Hybrids
The Razer Blade Stealth Laptop Merges Product Verticals at CES 2016
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40
Flash Drive-Replacing Devices
Flash Drive-Replacing Devices
The 'CYPOD' Flash Disk Drive Puts Multiple Drives in One Place
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39
Individual Home Sensors
Individual Home Sensors
Hive Sensors Can be Purchased Separately for Customized Connectivity
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38
RFID Security Testers
RFID Security Testers
The 'ChameleonMini' NFC Card Emulator Enables Security Testing
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37
Multi-Dimensional Mice
Multi-Dimensional Mice
The 'Tesseract' Computer Gaming Mouse Offers 6-Axis Control Over Movement
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36
Device-Charging Monitors
Device-Charging Monitors
The Acer H7 Monitor Will Debut at CES 2016 Featuring a USB Type-C Port
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35
Wearables-Focused Processors
Wearables-Focused Processors
The Samsung Bio-Processor is Designed for the Mobile Health Market
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34
Powerful Micro PCs
Powerful Micro PCs
The Voyo V3 Mini PC Computer Provides Powerful Functions in a Slim Design
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33
USB Port Headphone Stands
USB Port Headphone Stands
The Satechi Aluminum Wireless Headphone Stand Places Ports Within Reach
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32
Magnetic USB Power Cables
Magnetic USB Power Cables
The BreakSafe Magnetic USB Type C Cable is Coming to CES 2016
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31
Internet Privacy Devices
Internet Privacy Devices
The eBlocker Blocks Ads and Trackers from Learning Your Online Habits
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30
Cooling Laptop Balls
Cooling Laptop Balls
The Ariic Cool Balls Conveniently Prevent Overheated Tech Devices
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29
Triple Monitor-Supporting PCs
Triple Monitor-Supporting PCs
The Gigabyte BRIX Mini PC is Showcased at CES 2016
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28
Multi-Drive Computer Systems
Multi-Drive Computer Systems
The Synology 'DiskStation' Hard Drive Bay Enables Affordable Backups
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27
Port-Expanding USB Keys
Port-Expanding USB Keys
The Satechi USB Type-C Adapter Expands Computer Port Functionality
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26
3D Model Search Engines
3D Model Search Engines
The 'Yobi3D' Web Search Engine Makes it Easy to Find 3D Printing Files
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25
3D-Printed Orthotics
3D-Printed Orthotics
The BASE by Wiivv Custom Shoe Insoles are Designed to Lessen Fatigue
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24
Next-Generation Hard Drives
Next-Generation Hard Drives
The LaCie Porsche Design Desktop USB-C Drive is Observed at CES 2016
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23
Eco-Friendly Computer Peripherals
Eco-Friendly Computer Peripherals
The 'Rogue Router' File Server System Features a Solar Panel
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22
Spherical Mini Computers
Spherical Mini Computers
The 'Endless Mini' Launched at CES 2016 Introduces Accessible Computing
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21
All-in-One Gaming Monitors
All-in-One Gaming Monitors
The Maingear Alpha 34 Gaming Desktop Provides an Immersive Experience
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20
IOT Maker Kits
IOT Maker Kits
The Adafruit 'Feather HUZZAH' WiFi Start Kit Enables Custom IOT Applications
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19
Supercharged Internet Systems
Supercharged Internet Systems
The Portal WiFi System is a Revolutionary Router at CES 2016
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18
Multifunctional USB Adapters
Multifunctional USB Adapters
Multicharge's HEXA-C is a Stylish and Functional New USB-C Adapter
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17
Pocket-Sized Computer Servers
Pocket-Sized Computer Servers
The 'Ocean' Wireless Server is Focused on Portable Usage
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16
Compact Gaming PCs
Compact Gaming PCs
The MSI Vortex Tower Gaming PC was Unveiled at CES 2016
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15
Maker Prototyping Gadgets
Maker Prototyping Gadgets
The tinylab Prototyping System Enables Customized Technology Products
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14
Self-Cooling Computers
Self-Cooling Computers
The Compulab Airtop Mini Desktop PC is High-Performance without a Fan
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13
Fitness-Inspired Peripherals
Fitness-Inspired Peripherals
The Logitech Yoga Mouse was Unveiled During a Press Event at CES 2016
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12
Processor Manufacturer Computers
Processor Manufacturer Computers
The Intel Core M Compute Stick is Unveiled at CES 2016
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11
Compact Keyboard Peripherals
Compact Keyboard Peripherals
The Jorno Mobile Keyboard is Redesigned to be Impossibly Thin
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10
Photography Brand 3D Printers
Photography Brand 3D Printers
The Polaroid ModelSmart 250S 3D Printer Comes to CES 2016
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9
Comfortable Wearable Computers
Comfortable Wearable Computers
The Handsfree Toshiba Wearvue TG-1 Glasses Reduce Eye Strain
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8
Smart Gaming Mouses
Smart Gaming Mouses
The SteelSeries Rival 700 is Unveiled as the First Smart Mouse at CES 2016
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7
DIY Wireless Speakers
DIY Wireless Speakers
This DIY Project Lets Makers Create Custom AirPlay Speakers
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6
Ergonomic Computer Mounts
Ergonomic Computer Mounts
The Loctek Swivel Monitor Mount Enables Better Posture Through Design
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5
Dextrous Gaming Mice
Dextrous Gaming Mice
The ROCCAT Kiro Computer Mouse Design is Ambidextrous for Both Hands
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4
Carbon-Fiber Laptops
Carbon-Fiber Laptops
The Lenovo Yoga 900S is Sheathed In a Carbon Fiber Shell
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3
Glasses-Free 3D Technology
Glasses-Free 3D Technology
KDX Announces K3DX 3D Technology at CES 2016
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2
Home Automation Assistants
Home Automation Assistants
The 'Lola' Home Automation System Helps Streamline the IOT Experience
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1
Laptop Screen Expanders
Laptop Screen Expanders
'Packed Pixels' USB Monitors Clip onto Existing Equipment
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